amnesia

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Whiteout

I enjoyed this romance by Elyse Springer. I admire the way she confounds the reader’s expectations in the first part of the book. Whiteout begins with a mystery and a well-used trope when Noah Landers awakens with a head injury, and no idea where he is or who he is. Outside it is snowing heavil ...

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To Have and To Hold

To Have and to Hold is the third story in Serena Bell’s Returning Home series, a selection of emotional romances that aptly describe some of the difficulties wounded soldiers encounter when finishing their tours of duty and reuniting with their loved ones. And this particular story is based on a ...

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A Prior Engagement

Dr. Seuss said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” That statement perfectly describes how I feel towards DIK reads. They are such a pleasure to experience and so difficult to put down. Nothing quite beats that special feeling of finding a truly special book. When SA ...

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Tempting the Bride

There is a certain formula for a Sherry Thomas novel that involves one part exquisitely beautiful prose, one part heartwrenching emotion, and one part crazy Old Skool tropes revisited. I am not quite sure of the ratios involved, but, for me, this formula has always resulted in a profoundly beautiful ...

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Forever and a Day

The hero of Ms. Marvelle's latest is in the very first chapter in the book, crashed into by an omnibus on a busy New York street. When he wakes, he's an amnesiac, unable to remember anything about himself or his life. He can remember bits and pieces from what turns out to be his favorite book as a c ...

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The Accidental Wedding

Maddy Woodford is the Regency version of the woman who does too much. She cares for her orphaned half-siblings as if they were her own children, she keeps her modest house spotlessly tidy, and she helps the needy in her community. But Maddy doesn’t dream of having it all—she’s given up on find ...

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Water Bound

This book marks another in a long line of firsts for me; it was my first Christine Feehan experience and one for which I had few expectations. Though linked to other Feehan novels, it marks the first in the new Sisters of the Heart series concerning six adoptive sisters. The characters alone made f ...

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Open Country

When I first received Open Country, I was filled with equal amounts of anticipation and trepidation. The genre – a Western, by golly! – and the author’s sophomore status account for the former; the synopsis, the latter. Happily, I can tell you my final pronouncement is firmly wedged on the pos ...

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The Wild Road

Late last year I discovered Marjorie M. Liu's Dirk and Steele series, and read all but one of the full-length books and her short story from the Dark Dreamers anthology. That short story introduced a family of gargoyle brothers into the author's urban fantasy romance world, and added one to the rank ...

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If His Kiss Is Wicked

Why haven’t I been reading Jo Goodman? That will be the question floating through many minds when they pick up If His Kiss is Wicked. I’m certainly pondering it. I’m going to turn dictator on this one occasion because you must, simply must read this. Restell Gardner is a man of many talents ...