Reviews by Deborah Barber

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Only His

Only His was my first introduction to Elizabeth Lowell a number of years ago and today she is one of my very favorite writers. This book is not only historical romance at its very best, but romance at its very best. Only His is the first in the Only series, a quartet of western historicals written a ...

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The Bride's Bodyguard

Though The Bride's Bodyguard didn't sell well, it's one of those books I feel is a hidden gem. I hope you'll do yourself a favor and search this one out; it'll be worth the hunt.The Bride's Bodyguard is the romance between Ross Trevenan, personal assistant to Alexandre Beaupre, and Tessa Lori ...

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Cinderman

Some readers may wonder why I do so many series romance reviews, but when I come across a special story, I want to make sure that credit is given where credit is due. Anne Stuart has been writing for many years. For me, however, she's a new author, and one whom I find myself thoroughly enjoying. Cin ...

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The Outsider

I don't think that there is any sadder time in history than the American Civil War period. I used to read about those times a lot, until I watched the PBS series on the Civil War. Reading about the Civil War always depressed me, but after that series, I lost my enthusiasm for it, and for the resurre ...

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The Outcast

Seems to me I said sometime before, never read the second book first and the first book second. I still believe that, and even more so this time around. The Outcast is the first book in The Men Of Pride County series. It's the story of Reeve Garrett, bastard son of Byron Glendower, and half-brother ...

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Hometown Honeys

Anthology
The other day, I got a books-on-tape in the mail, and I was pleasantly surprised. I have a leash-trained dog that I have to walk several times a day, so I thought, great, I'll just pop this into my Walkman and listen while I'm walking the dog. That's when I realized how much of a visual person I act ...

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You Only Love Twice

Sometimes when strolling through the shelves of a favorite bookstore, you will come across an author that tweaks a memory and you think, "It seems to me I read a very good book of hers a long time ago." Well, that's exactly what happened to me with this book. As I began to read I realized that I had ...

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His Wedding Ring

There's been a murder committed in the Emergency Room OR. The victim was a suspected drug dealer, or so Angel Martino, trauma nurse, is led to believe. The OR has been "locked down" evidence in this case has gone missing and now, Detective Matt Flanagan is on Angel's tail, ready to chew her up and s ...

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The Wedding Ring Promise

Molly Anderson is one of those women who's never on the winning end. I feel that I know her, I feel that a lot of time she's me. In her youth, she was blessed with poor skin, a figure that's round and has always needed to lose 20 pounds. Really, nothing has hanged for her. She was the family reject ...

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Little Darlin'

Staff Sergeant Matt Beltran is in a fix. He's a single man, a career Airborne officer, and somebody's left him with a little package in his car - a significant little package that wets and cries and wants to call him Daddy. Into Matt's life steps Corey Madsen. She's had a rough year. She's lost h ...