Reviews by Deborah Barber

B+
Ryder's Wife

In some ways, I'm sorry that I've been on a category romance roll this past week and in other ways, I'm not. Sometimes, I just want to sit down and read, read, read several books in one week, and reading categories allows me to do that.Ryder's Wife is the first book in The Justice Way series and ...

A
Night Into Day

I always like a book that's a little different from the norm and although this is an older book, if you get an opportunity to find it in a used bookstore, grab it and run with it. It's well worth your time.Patrick O'Casey is a jock - big time. He's been a quarterback for a long time and at 36, h ...

B-
Beginnings

Well, I did something this week that I promised myself I never would do. I read two Judith Duncan books in a row, and I really can't say that I'm sorry. I was contacted last week by a lady who's a Judith Duncan reader like me, and in her e-mail, she mentioned that one of her favorite Judith Duncan b ...

B+
Beyond All Reason

This is the first book of Judith Duncan's Wide Open Spaces series, and I feel it's a book that's not to be missed. Tanner McCall is a half-breed Native Canadian, living on a ranch just outside Bolton, Alberta. Now, that might not mean anything to anybody else, but to me, it's a real town in the Prov ...

B+
Sweet Memories

I love a story with a military flavour, and while this book didn't indicate that there was any military connection on the back blurb, the minute I started reading this book, I was hooked from page 1. This was one of the first LaVyrle Spencer books I read, and rereading it for about the fifteenth tim ...

B+
Lord of Midnight

I was really tempted to give this book an A. I really wanted to - still want to - but I am truly trying to be much pickier. I feel that with almost everything I read now, I need to consider certain points for reviewing. As a result, I'm honestly compelled to give this book a lower rating. There isn' ...

C
There Goes the Bride

First of all, There Goes the Bride had lots of promise, and it could just have been my mood - I'll be the first to admit that one - but I found that, as I read along, there were just certain little things that kept irking me, and in the end, I found it wasn't quite as good as I hoped it would be. I ...

A
Better Than Before

This week seems to have been the week for finding gut-wrenching stories, and this one is just as good as the other two. I tried several times over the past few months to read this book, but it just never caught my interest until the other night. Guess I was in the mood for it and I definitely can't ...

A
Tallchief

A Desert Island Keeper is a book I want to read over and over, and Tallchief by Dinah McCall certainly fits the bill. In general, "American Indian" books aren't my cuppa, but once in a while I make an exception; Tallchief is an exceptional book.Morgan Tallchief lost the only woman he ever lo ...

A
Buck

When you sit down to read a book, it's sometimes hard to get into it when it's the next in a series and the first two books really didn't do it for you. That's how I felt when I began to read Leigh Greenwood's next book in his Cowboys series, Buck. It's amazing, though, how you can change your mind. ...