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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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The Wives of Bath

The Wives of Bath has the pure silliness and lightness of Chick Lit, but with grown up emotions and more intense problems, this "Mommy Lit" novel is a bit of a deeper read. To say that Amanda and Alice dislike each other would be an understatement. Conceited and materialistic, Amanda blames p ...

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The First Time

While reading this book, I began to bawl like a baby after being shouted at by my daughter regarding a pair of socks. As if that weren't enough, by the time I finished The First Time, I was crying so loudly I scared the cat. Joy Fielding, whose earlier works are thrillers, has, in The First Time, ...

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The Obedient Bride

The Obedient Bride takes on the issue of Regency adultery and humanizes it with the depiction of two very different people caught in an arranged marriage. Many Regency Romances speak lightly of rakes and adultery among the aristocratic classes. Many have heroes who regularly bed married women. Few e ...

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Dancing with Clara

One of the great taboos in romance novels is adultery. Many readers simply refuse to bother with a book in which it is featured. While I am not fond of adultery in a book, I am loathe to tie an author's hands - especially an author like Mary Balogh who has made a specialty of breaking the rules of R ...