Reviews by Cheryl Sneed

B
Moonlight and Mischief

I was very afraid, when reading the opening chapter, that this was going to be another young-woman-offered-as-a-gambling-debt-collateral kind of book. Thankfully, Rhonda Woodward quickly alleviated my fears and instead I was treated to very nice fish-out-of-water story. The Earl of ...

D-
Enchanted by Magic

This is a difficult synopsis to write, for I didn’t know what was going on for the longest time. I read the prelude twice which, I believe, laid out the rules and history of the fantasy world as described by the pixies Allegro and Largo along with the future roles of the hero and heroine. There ...

B+
Must Have Been the Moonlight

Lawrence of Arabia meets Sylvia Pankhurst? Though this is the Victorian rather than the Edwardian era, the idea of a be-robed English soldier and fiery suffragist falling in love in Egypt is undoubtedly an intriguing one, and one ably executed by Melody Thomas.Brianna Donally, a photographer, an ...

D
Unlaced

Been longing for real jerk of a hero? Someone who will treat his true love like dirt and blame it on her? Well then, read on! Lucy Abbington is attending the London Season under protest. She’s never been much interested in society or marriage, as she sees them as incompatible with her dream of ...

C
Her Scandalous Affair

Richard, Viscount Mallory and heir to his grandfather’s earldom, is home from the Peninsular War answering a summons from his grandmother. She wishes him to recover a lost family heirloom, the Mallory Heart, a magnificent ruby brooch given to the family by Queen Elizabeth. The earl’s health is ...

B
The Prince

Elizabeth Minogue is a new pen name for Elizabeth English, whose medieval trilogy was well received here at AAR. Now she enters the world of Fantasy Romance, a world of mysticism, destiny and romance, with very few missteps.Seven year old Prince Florian of Venya was spirited out of his count ...

D-
Phillipa

I have never before read a full-length Bertrice Small novel, though I have read an anthology contribution or two. I have, of course, heard much about them, and was looking forward to a great campy, sex romp of a book, with Tudor Court Intrigue as the backdrop. Well, there is very little romping and ...

B-
The Star of India

I am a sucker for the childhood-friends-falling-in-love plotline. I like the grounding that it gives to a romantic relationship; you know the love found isn’t entirely based on a physical, hormonal reaction, but rather on a friendship, a relationship and a history that goes back years. And when th ...