1930s

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Tuscan Rose

Do you miss the old perils of Pauline style women’s fiction? The kind of book where the heroine has two or three loves after going through hell and back? Then look no further, I have the book for you. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID = 4; var browDateTime = ...

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Leaving Everything Most Loved

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows the truth. Saying no to yourself is far, far harder than saying yes. Most of us grant little indulgences to ourselves every day. But what happens when the small indulgences turn into big desires? What do we do when something that will change our life becomes ...

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The Cowboy Father

One of the best things about romance as a genre is the availability of books for a wide spectrum of reading tastes, from fundamentalist Christian to near-porn erotica. While some might say the binding thread is sex, the truth is that the binder is love, specifically the main characters’ search for ...

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Wonderland Creek

My favorite heroines are readers. Jo from Little Women. Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice. Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I relate to a gal who reads. I share her passion and admire her for it. It is with great pleasure that I add a new heroine to the long list of female readers I love. Alice ...

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The Peach Keeper

After finishing this book, I could have easily started over at the beginning and read it again. While the characters do have love interests, the book encompasses considerably more. Ms. Allen's writing is exceptional. It has been accurately described as lyrical for she fills the pages with images of ...

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Keep a Little Secret

I love early 20th century history. The world was such a changing place then, with modern technology just taking its first hesitant steps onto the stage and women beginning to find their place in the world beyond being a wife and mother. The changes these years saw had to be some of the most astoundi ...

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Rainwater

There is something about spring that is always warm and exciting and full of promise to me. But summer can go in any direction - it can be a warm and delightful season full of lazy heat, trips to the swimming pool, ice cream and baseball games. Or it can be ominously hot, full of air so heavy it alm ...

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

My copy of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day was a Christmas gift from my best friend. I had never before heard of the author, Winifred Watson – no wonder, as she published six novels in the 1930s and stopped writing altogether in 1943, although she did live to see the reissuing of Miss Pettigrew in ...

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Sons of Thunder

So many Inspirational romances seem to forget that the purpose of the Gospel is redemption that it is almost shocking to find one that remembers. Made up of characters that would fit smoothly into any of the New Testament books, this story is about second and third chances, the power of forgiveness ...

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Kissing Midnight

I'm a big – big – fan of Emma Holly who writes hot sex as well as great couples. I'm also a big – big – fan of stories in a series that stand on their own. They usually encompass a larger world of characters, but provide sufficient focus on two main ones. So when I read an Emma Holly series ...