Reviews by Jennifer Schendel

C-
My Fair Quiggley

The ladies of Lucy Lavender Enterprises have fallen on hard times and are desperate need of cash, so they decide to catch notorious highwayman Dandy Dan for the five hundred pounds reward. Lady Miranda, founder of Lucy Lavender, pretends to be stranded along a stretch of road that Dandy Dan frequent ...

B
The Seeker

In Greek mythology the goddess Demeter is presented as a victim. Her beloved daughter Persephone was kidnapped by Hades and required to spend six months each year in the underworld because she ate six pomegranate seeds. During that time, Demeter mourns and refuses to let anything grow. But what if D ...

B+
Lord of a Thousand Nights

Fans of Hunter's previous novels know that Morvan Fitzwaryn has vowed to reclaim his ancestral home of Harclow. As Lord of a Thousand Nights opens, Sir Morvan, hero of The Protector, is laying siege to Harclow as well as to nearby Black Lyne Keep. Lady Reyna Graham of Black Lyne has a ...

B-
Gifts from the Sea

I had mixed feelings about Gifts from the Sea. One minute the characters would be refreshingly honest, and the next they were having very clichéd misunderstandings. It was this inconsistency that kept me from truly connecting with the story. Goodger transports the reader back to t ...

A-
Going to the Castle

Antony diTalora, the crown prince of San Rimini, has a problem. At 34 he is getting a lot of pressure from his father and his nation to marry and produce a male heir. He's been coerced into meeting and dating a lot of women in search of the perfect bride, hence the media has dubbed him the playboy p ...

B
The Fire Within

Anyone who read Shay's original America's Bravest trilogy remembers being left hanging by the final scene in Code of Honor, when the heroine's sister ran off after New Year's Eve kiss with the man she's been butting heads the entire book. For all of you who've been waiting for Delaney Shaw and Reed ...

D
Whispers of Goodbye

I have nothing against books written from the first person point of view. As a matter of fact, many of my all-time favorites are written in the first person. But in the case of Whispers of Goodbye, it did not help the story one bit. The story opens with Catherine de Claire Reed liv ...

C+
My Warrior

I don't believe in corporal punishment, but about half way through My Warrior I would've cheered had Holden de Ware taken Cambria Gavin over his knee and given her backside a thorough tanning. Unfortunately, Holden has the patience of Job and allowed Cambria to continue her bursts of idiocy througho ...

C+
Narcissus in Chains

"Yes, it's long and yes, there are spoilers, but I'm aiming this review at fans of the series, people on the sidelines about whether or not to read it and those who've already read it. Mary's review already sold the book, mine is questioning its place in the series." -- Jennifer Schendel When Ma ...

B
True to her Heart

For those who have been griping that all romances are cookie cutter with the same settings and time periods, I highly recommend picking up this little gem by Martha Schroeder. It is part two of her Angels of Mercy trilogy about three Englishwomen, from varying backgrounds, who follow Florence Nighti ...