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Deadly Affairs

Brenda Joyce's latest Francesca Cahill installment purports to be a historical mystery, but "historical soap opera" may be just as apt a description. There were so many characters to keep track of in this turn of the century whodunit, all involved in their own little (and not so little) subplots, th ...

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Deadly Pleasure

It's a good thing Brenda Joyce keeps telling us just how smart heroine Francesca Cahill is, because otherwise the reader might have good cause to wonder. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID = 4; var browDateTime = (new Date()).getTime(); if (browName=='Netsc ...

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The Anne of Green Gables Series

When I am cleaning up the kitchen for what seems like the millionth time or coaxing a reluctant child to do her homework, I remind myself that parenting has its perks. Topping the list for me is the joy of introducing my children to books I loved as a little girl. Over twenty years ago my sister and ...

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Deadly Love

B.D. Joyce is the pseudonym adopted by Brenda Joyce for her new series of historical mysteries set in turn of the century New York City. Such a pseudonym might invite comparisons to Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb and the similarities go beyond the name. Deadly Love sets up Francesca Cahill, a wealthy reform ...

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Yesterday's Flame

Jove has apparently halted purchases of new manuscripts for the Time Passages line, which suggests that the line itself is on the verge of cancellation. It may be that there are not enough quality time travel stories out there to carry a whole line devoted to them; however, the quality of this parti ...

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Honey

Honey is a sweet slice of late Victorian Americana. It deftly mixes comedy and angst and features a spunky (but ladylike) heroine and a strong (but tortured) hero along with a fine group of supporting characters. Best of all, for a sports lover like me, most of the book takes place during the baseba ...

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Harmony

Now, raise your hands. How many of you have met the man of your dreams, immediately fallen in love, been unconditionally loved in return, amiably decided to marry, were in total agreement about the future, and then have lived happily ever after? I think I see a couple of hands out there. The rest of ...