Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

C-
After All

After All is the story of a widowed father finding a second chance at love. It takes on multiple plot elements - which I enjoy - but being spoiled for choice, fails to execute any of those plots successfully.Nora Hayes has been working as Carter Shaw's executive assistant for years, and never on ...

A
What You Wish For

What You Wish For is the first book I’ve read by Katherine Center, and it pretty much knocked my socks off. By turns funny, sad, introspective, and joyful, it was like opening a box of chocolates and realizing I actually liked all the different flavors. (Which never happens, there’s always somet ...

B-
The Ingredients of You and Me

This was my first foray into Nina Bocci’s works, and overall it was a good one. The Ingredients of You and Me is the third book in her Hopeless Romantics series, but it easily stands alone as a good story about two modern adults making their way in the world.Parker Adams is a sophisticated NYC ...

B+
Feels Like Falling

I’ve been on a bit of a Women’s Fiction kick lately - something about being in isolation with my family has me looking for books with a wider cast of characters focused more on personal development than the romantic. Feels Like Falling is exactly this, as it tells the stories of two very differe ...

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Family for Beginners

Family for Beginners is a sweet, heart-wrenching exploration of family and the ties that bind us. As with other books I’ve read by Sarah Morgan, the tone managed to stay light in spite of difficult topics, and after only a few pages, I was fully invested in the characters and absorbed into the boo ...

B
An Inconvenient Duke

A grieving soldier-turned-duke meets a lively crusader in this well-written novel by Anna Harrington. This was the first book of hers I’d read, but it turned out well enough to have me looking for more.Marcus Braddock is not having an easy time as the newly anointed Duke of Hampton. The former ...

A
Suddenly Psychic

This book was everything I didn’t know I needed this winter. Amid a haze of historical and contemporary romances with perky young heroines along with the occasional fantasy romance, Suddenly Psychic stands out. It’s a paranormal women’s fiction book which sees women in their mid-forties develo ...

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The Orchid Throne

I’ve had some occasional exposure to Jeffe Kennedy’s work through fantasy anthologies, but this is the first full-length book I’ve read. Judging by how well The Orchid Throne turned out, I have a new fantasy author to add to my TBR shelf.Sixteen years earlier, a despot rose to power in the ...

B
How to Love a Duke in Ten Days

Lady Alexandra Lane is a woman of secrets. Not only did she survive a horrific rape when she was a teenager, but she's now being blackmailed by a mysterious stranger who claims to know about the assault. Obviously, Alexandra doesn't want society as a whole to know what happened, so she has been payi ...

A
The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan

During the unstable Period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties in China (484 AD by the Western calendar), Hua Mulan’s much-awaited duel with her family’s rival is called off because both Mulan and her opponent, Yuan Kai, have been called up to a different fight. The emperor anticipates an inv ...