Reviews by Jennifer Schendel

B+
Midnight Bride

Kate Fitzleger has been in love with Dr. Val St. Leger since she first laid eyes on him. There’s only one problem: the legend of his family is that any St. Leger who marries someone other than the person chosen for them by a Bride Finder will find tragedy. The current Bride Finder has announced th ...

F
A Kiss for Mama

Anthology
This anthology is a collection of tales to honor Mother’s Day about mothers and mother figures falling in love. Unfortunately for the reader each of the stories tend to drag on past their natural ending and none of the couples involved are very likable. ...

B
His Lordship's Swan

Once the reader gets past the silly title and the bizarre cover that has His Lordship resembling a vampire, they’ll find a delightful little tale. Lord Evan Trent never really thought about marriage until his nephew and heir-apparent, Jack, announces that he refuses to marry. Thi ...

C
Once an Angel

If the heroine, Grace Fisk, had not been working so hard to achieve Too Stupid to Live status, this story could have been a must-read, if not quite a keeper. Grace Fisk is the youngest of three sisters who became pirates in an attempt to save their homes from being destroyed in the Seven Year ...

B
More Than a Dream

Catherine Stanhope has only one dream - to be a nurse. She achieves her dream despite the objections of family and society. She even goes so far as to follow Florence Nightingale to help in the field hospitals in Turkey during the Crimean War. Unfortunately, she is sent home early due to a bit of go ...

D
The Summerhouse

They say an author is only as good as her last book. I hope I am more open-minded than that. I have been disappointed in Deveraux’s books since Remembrance, but I didn’t give up completely. I borrowed newer works from friends, the library, and even read them in bookstores, always hoping to find ...

B
The Irish Upstart

“Never love an Englishman” is the credo by which Evleen O’Fallon has been raised. Her mother’s second husband was an Englishman who ran through her mother’s fortune and then died, leaving the family destitute. Forced to sell everything and move to a barren cottage in County Clare, the fami ...

A-
Anne's Perfect Husband

Gayle Wilson is a RITA winner for her contemporary romantic suspense novels for Harlequin’s Intrigue line, but if you really want to see her talent shine I recommend picking up one of her historicals. A good place to start is her most recent offering, Anne's Perfect Husband, second in the Sinclair ...

C-
A January Chill

There are some books you just should not read if you’re feeling depressed or gloomy and A January Chill is definitely one of them. Right up to the last few pages the characters are so depressed, unhappy, and angry that by the time I was done reading the book, so was I. Twelve years ago Karen ...

B-
Bone Cold

This book is not a romance. It is a mystery with a romantic subplot. It is dark, gritty, the villain is truly evil yet sad and sympathetic at the same time, and it is a definite page-turner. So don’t pick up Bone Cold just before bedtime. Harlow Anatasia Grail was considered ...