Reviews by Jennifer Schendel

C
The Legend

Amongst the MacCurrie clan, there is a legend that three chiefs in a row will die on their birthday. The third chief will have twin sons conceived when lightening splits an oak tree in half and both halves live. The sons will grow up to lead the clan to war and then to fifty years of peace. ...

B
Two to Tangle

The back cover blurb makes this book sound like a really silly story. To give Leslie Kelly credit, not only did she make it work, she made it fun and believable, with very likable characters. What more could a reader want? Chloe Weston finally has her life in order. She's nearly completed coll ...

B+
Alice at Heart

One chilly February morning as Alice Riley takes her daily swim in the lake by her mountain cabin, two things happen to change her life. First, she hears the scream of a small child, the granddaughter of the state governor, whose life Alice saves from drowning. Secondly, as she races across the lake ...

A-
The Seduction

With one hand of cards Alden Granville-Strachan, Viscount Gracechurch, has lost everything: his estates, his money, even his clothes. He has nothing left to lose when he's offered a wager by Lord Edward Vane: if he wins he regains all he's lost, plus five thousand pounds. If he loses he not only los ...

B
The Stone Forest

Jenna Kirk followed her older sister Mandi out into the night to get a glimpse of Mandi's boyfriend, Mace MacCaman, who is also the love of Jenna's life. Instead she walks into a kidnapping: both Jenna and Mandi disappear. A few days later, Jenna is dumped at home, drugged and alone, with few memori ...

C+
The Maiden Warrior

Everyone knows the legend of King Arthur, the once and future king, who will rise again to defend Britain. Here there is a twist. The Britain of the legend is Wales, and when Arthur returns he is reborn as a woman - or so the Welsh rebels think. Aidan de Brice, the Scourge of Wales, remembers wha ...

B-
Heart and Soul

I've wavered several times on what grade to give this book. It's a quick and easy read with a likable heroine but the content is depressing and I'm not sure there's enough substance to make it worth its hardcover price. Bess Stallone (no relation to Sylvester) is our narrator and heroine. She is ...

F
Falling Home

Imagine this: a young woman in her purple taffeta dress, wearing a small diamond engagement ring is standing on her front porch waiting for her fiancé to take her to the Fall Formal. Instead, another young man approaches and hands her a letter from her little sister and her fiancé, telling her the ...

D
Falcon's Angel

Will Falcon is a ship's captain with a mission. He's in search of the pirates and thieves who've been luring ships onto reefs, and then collecting the booty from the wrecks. Unfortunately, he's tossed overboard during a storm and would surely drown if it weren't for Angel, who lives with a ragtag b ...

B-
Hurricane Bay

Private investigator Dane Whitelaw appears to be minding his own business when Kelsey Cunningham marches into to the local watering hole demanding the whereabouts of their childhood friend, Sheila Warren. Dane brushes off Kelsey's concern with the excuse that Sheila's probably run off with some new ...