1920s

B
Whistling in the Dark

When was the last time you read a romance set in the earliest days of the Jazz Age? Whistling in the Dark not only features an unusual setting but two heroes who face ordinary struggles such as keeping a family business afloat. I also loved the insight into the earliest days of radio, before the fir ...

B-
Chasing Midnight

As I began my first vampire/werewolf romance, I was a little skeptical. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the setting, plot, and characters Susan Krinard creates in Chasing Midnight. Allie Chase was the belle of Long Island society until she was stricken with a debilitating illnes ...

A
Bride of the Rat God

On rereading Barbara Hambly's Bride of the Rat God for the purpose of writing this review, I was surprised once more by what a truly superb novel it is. On rereading, I found new details to savor, ones that I had overlooked before because I had been too caught up in the excitement of the plot. I sti ...

B-
What, No Roses?

I am always eager to get my hands on a good time travel book. Some of my all- time faves feature time travel. I will generally give anything in this genre a shot. Not being a big fan of the Roaring Twenties, I’m glad I pick this one despite the time period. Dora Duncan is a TV report ...

A
Magic Flutes

Eva Ibbotson is not a prolific writer, but to to her fans, her books are all cherished treasures and they love each and every one of them. Magic Flutes is Ibbotson's second novel, and showcases all of what her fans love about her writing. Guy Farne was found by mere chance wrapped in sacking ...

A
A Company of Swans

Although I have several favorite romance novels by writers ranging, alphabetically, from Mary Balogh to Joan Wolf, I've chosen one by Eva Ibbotson as my all-time desert isle "keeper" because she seems to be a writer often overlooked by many romance readers -- and one that they very well might enjoy ...