Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

B-
Castaway Cove

Castaway Cove was the first book I’ve read by JoAnn Ross, and although it was a nice enough read, I don’t know how soon I’ll get around to a second. The story was fine, the characters were sweet, but there wasn’t anything exceptional about it. I could just as easily have spent my day reading ...

C
Werewolf in Alaska

Have you ever read a book—one that everyone else around you loved—and hated it? Whenever that happens to me I’m stuck staring at the book once I’ve finished, thinking back and wondering, “What do they see in it?” It’s as though the rest of the world understands something about humor or ...

C-
Paradise Valley

I tend to be a fan of tough heroines. As the eldest of three sisters, I try to have a low tolerance for complaining. I guess it’s no surprise that I enjoy reading about other women who just deal with what life throws at them without whining. But honestly, Paradise Valley took that classic characte ...

B
An English Bride in Scotland

I may never reread An English Bride in Scotland, but I don’t resent or regret the time I’ve spent with it. This lighthearted, sometimes comical romp through Scotland was just fine for a lazy summer afternoon. No, it’s not going to make my DIK pile, but it certainly doesn’t belong in the tras ...

C+
Surrender to the Earl

I picked up Surrender to the Earl because of its heroine. Audrey Blake lost her sight as a child due to scarlet fever, and when I started the book I figured she wouldn’t be miraculously getting it back. Hoping this would make for an interesting plotline, I eagerly dove in...and discovered that alt ...