Canada

B-
The Second Vow

Irishman Braden Flynn, a constable in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is in love with his best friend's wife (Colin and Maggie from The First Time). Too honorable to say or do anything, Braden asks for a transfer to Fort Walsh on the U.S./Canadian border. There, he encounters Sitting Bull's Sioux ...

B
The First Time

This was the first romance starring a Mountie that I’ve read, and I liked it enough to wish there was much more of it. The historical setting is well-depicted, and the characterizations range from good to exceptionally fine. A fairly standard gentleman-meets-wild-child setup is enlivened by unusua ...

F
Only A Fool's Game

What do you when you're reading a pretty average book when the hero has a sudden personality transplant and becomes a jerk? Normally I'd give up on the book, unfortunately I had to keep reading this one in order to review it. Terry Hart has her reasons for disliking all members of Her ...

D+
Time Lapse

As a plot device time travel should be used very carefully. The author's job is made more complicated by the necessity of explaining the rules and conventions of the traveling done by the characters. To be effective, the time travel must also serve the purpose of furthering the story. Traveling thro ...

B-
Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not is an intriguing contemporary suspense novel with gothic overtones, reminiscent of Mary Stewart's books such as The Moon Spinners and My Brother Michael. Although the plot is somewhat predictable, multi-dimensional characters and a subtle building of tension sustain the reader's intere ...

A
Again

Again was the first book I read by Kathleen Gilles Seidel. It was the winner of the RITA award for best Contemporary Single Title for 1995. I enjoyed it so much that I bought her entire backlist. Again combines a wonderfully humorous concept with a poignant love story. I laughed quite a bit at the a ...

B-
The Cowboy's Bride

The Cowboy's Bride is Canadian author Carolyne Aarsen's fourth book under the Love Inspired label. Here is an engaging story of two young Canadians who find "divine" love on earth as they each face seemingly insurmountable barriers in their struggles to attain their own dreams. An irresistibly charm ...

C-
The Rocky Ridge Man

The Rocky Ridge Man has a very distinctive opening scene. The heroine is walking past a row of men - looking for the perfect male butt! Though this is a cowboy romance, it's not a typical one. The premise and setting are both unusual and interesting. Unfortunately, the conflict is less inspired. ...

B
Autumn's Eve

Like many of you, I suspect, I cut my teeth on the old "Harlequin Presents" romances, where nothing more passionate took place between the hero and heroine than a few steamy kisses. Which was just as well, since if Sister Ruth had caught us with what we were reading instead of Latin textbooks, we'd' ...

D
Oh Susannah

Oh Susannah is published by Ponder Romance, a small Canadian company currently being sued by Harlequin. With its limited budget, Ponder is obviously the underdog in this scenario. Since I sympathize with Ponder's plight, I really hoped I would like this book. Series romances with a Canadian focus so ...