Reviews by Other

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Shadow of the Moon

Many of you older readers out there may remember the smash bestseller The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye. I read the very lengthy (though flawed) novel and enjoyed it, but for me the true blessing that resulted from its success was the reissue of Kaye's earlier novels in their entirety, in particular Sh ...

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Once a Wolf

Once a Wolf, by Susan Krinard, follows the relationship of a hero and heroine who are both werewolves. Lady Rowena Forster fled England to avoid marrying the man her brother had chosen for her, a werewolf named Cole MacLean. But she changes her mind when she becomes re-acquainted with Cole in New ...

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Too Hot to Sleep

Georgia Adams is a registered nurse at a Birmingham hospital. Her life is ordinary and routine, but she’s got sexual urges that just are not being satisfied by her very mundane boyfriend Rob, who, after ten months of dating, still hasn’t pressed her for sex. She’s frustrated and, in her opinio ...

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My Love, My Enemy

A great book is a always a welcome find but one recommended by a friend is even better. My Love, My Enemy is this kind of book. When her name was first mentioned to me, I thought, "Jan Cox Speas - who"? Now I think, "Jan Cox Speas - great author"! Everything about her writing is a joy. The main char ...

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Bride of the MacHugh

Jan Cox Speas's writing is like a wondrous time machine. If you accept the invitation to step in, she will pick you up, whirl you away and set you gently down in another time and another place, and when your journey has ended, you'll know you've visited somewhere out of the ordinary.In Bride of ...

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Once an Angel

The book I began my keeper shelf with was Once an Angel. Rereading it, I found out why. Seamless, lyrical prose (Medeiros is truly a word artist), an unconventional setting, touches of magic realism, and a hero and heroine who need each other so deeply, I felt the world might end if they couldn't be ...

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Texas Empires: Longhorn

The first two books in Evelyn Rogers’ Texas Empires triology followed the adventures of the Harden brothers as they made their way to Texas and glory. In Longhorn, Rogers introduces us to Maddie, the youngest of the Harden siblings and the last remaining family member in New Orleans. Maddie is wai ...

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A Whole New Light

Sandra Brown’s series romances are my guilty pleasures. Despite contrived plots, too many virginal heroines to count and slightly outdated moral standards, they appeal to me on a gut-level. A Whole New Light, however, is in my opinion one of her best series romances. It is a light, sexy, feel-good ...

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Follow the Stars Home

Warning - Follow the Stars Home is not a two-hanky read. It’s not even a three-hanky read. Just for fun, I counted the number of Kleenex I went through during the book and came up with the grand total of 17. The Kimberly Clark Company should be thanking me by now.This is a book that ...

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Border Fire

Amanda Scott has clearly done her research. Unfortunately, though Scott knows her border law, Border Fire lacks heat.The story opens with the capture of the infamous Scottish raider known as Rabbie Redcloak. Hugh Graham, an English deputy, plans to hang Redcloak without a trial. Knowi ...