Reviews by Deborah Barber

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Texas Glory

Well, no matter how hard I try to avoid it, I seem to run across somebody's opinion on a book I'm reviewing. I try my best to ignore other reviews until I've had a chance to read the book myself, but I still hear a lot of comments such as, "this is an A book," or "I was disappointed in that." So, wh ...

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Rent a Friend

Take one pitiful girl who marries a man, and on their wedding night, comes out of the bathroom to find her brand new husband in the arms of her best friend. That's how this story starts off. The heroine, Serina Mann, believes she's hexed. Bad luck has run in her family for years, so Serina swears of ...

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Kill and Tell

This book is not the standard romance; it’s actually a mystery. But it’s a book that nobody should miss out on. It’s that good!Picture New Orleans in the summer; hot, humid, sultry, murderous and you've got the makings of one heck of a story. Karen Whitlaw is our heroine, and she's exactly ...

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Dream Man

Well, this is a reissue that I passed up the first time around. I'm sorry I missed it when it was first released but in 1995 I was strictly an historical reader. This book is a real winner, a keeper extraordinaire, and a book that kept me on my toes from first word to last. Linda Howard is a new aut ...

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Jake

Jake is the first book in Leigh's new series The Cowboys. I liked Jake Maxwell a lot and I liked the heroine, Isabelle Davenport, equally as much. I also liked how these two took on eleven orphans, whether Jake wanted to or not, and gave them a purpose in life, a reason to live, and respect for them ...

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Ward

Well, I have to say that I liked Ward better than I liked Jake, but this series still lacks the spark of the Seven Brides series. I feel like I'm going to harp here but again, Ward lacks tension; it lacks some real interest to get things going, and this does not bode well for The Cowboys. On the oth ...

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Letting Loose

Well, let me introduce you to Sue Civil-Brown, better known as Rachel Lee. Rachel Lee is a particular favorite of mine, and has been for several months since I discovered her writing in An Officer And A Gentleman. While I still have four more books from the Conard County Series to read and I'm takin ...

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Jackson Rule

Having finally discovered Sharon Sala, I picked this book up out of my library earlier this week, and thought I'd give it a try. Well, I didn't put Jackson Rule down until I had finished it. It grabbed me, first paragraph, and I was off and running.Jackson Rule has spent almost half of his l ...

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Sweet Lullaby

This was the first book by Lorraine Heath that I read, and it is a memorable one. Sweet Lullaby is one of those truly wonderful romances that you never want to see end but when it does, you’re so glad you read it. I’ve read many of Lorraine Heath's books since then and she’s never disappointed ...

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Affair

Jayne Ann Krentz has been a favorite author of mine for years, both as Jayne, and as her historical alter ego, Amanda Quick. I love her heroes . They like to think they're alpha but the heroines always know they're putty in their dainty little hands. Affair wasn't necessarily disappointing because a ...