Reviews by Jennifer Schendel

B
A Reason to Love

This is not the first multicultural romance I’ve read, nor will it be the last, though it is the first I’ve read by a person of color and geared toward that audience. It was interesting from a cultural perspective, and as always, good writing and a good story transcends any cultural or ethnic b ...

A-
The Phoenix Code

As in The Veiled Web, author Asaro once again delves into a future where artificial intelligence is a reality with all the moral and ethical dilemmas it brings. Dr. Megan O’Flannery is an expert in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly where androids are concerned. When ...

B+
The Villa

I pride myself on my loyalty. I always root for the Denver Broncos, I never miss an episode of ER, and I buy every single book by Nora Roberts the very second it's released. Lately though, I’ve found myself thinking maybe I should wait for paperback. I’ve found her last few hardcovers disappoint ...

B-
His Fair Lady

On his way to fight in the Crusades, fifteen-year-old squire Royce de Warrene finds a young girl hiding after the brutal murder of everyone on a French estate. Calling herself Ana and saying nothing more, Royce assumes she’s the peasant daughter of the miller slain nearby. He therefore gives her o ...

B+
The Guardian

In one night, Shari Hanford’s world is turned upside down. One minute she is jubilant about a dear family friend making the short list for the Supreme Court. The next minute she is the only witness to murder of a federal judge. Her family shattered by the violence, Shari turns to U.S. Marshall Ma ...

A
The Apothecary Rose

One day I was in the bookstore staring at the shelf containing the JD Robb books. It's almost as though, if I stood there long enough and stared hard enough, an Eve and Roarke adventure I hadn’t read would magically appear. No such luck. Fortunately, there was a series of books next to them with i ...

B-
The Christmas Gift

Do not let the title of The Christmas Gift misguide you into thinking this book is only good during the holidays. Granted some plot points revolve around Christmas gifts and the story winds up nicely during the holiday season, but it's more background flavor than content. Jack Princeton realizes ...

B-
Moonlit

I first discovered Emma Jensen with her book Entwined and am happy to see her revisiting one of the more intriguing characters from that story, Trevor Robard, Viscount St. Wulfstan. Trevor, with his scarred face and rude manners, is virtually an outcast from polite society and pref ...

C
Reilly's Gold

Sometimes a book is just plain average. Neither good nor bad. It’s just sort of there, you read the story and then move on. Reilly's Gold is definitely one of those books. Devin Reilly has come to America to seek his fortune in the gold mines of California. Unfortunately he gets wayl ...

F
Only A Fool's Game

What do you when you're reading a pretty average book when the hero has a sudden personality transplant and becomes a jerk? Normally I'd give up on the book, unfortunately I had to keep reading this one in order to review it. Terry Hart has her reasons for disliking all members of Her ...