Cinderella

F
Have Glass Slippers, Will Travel

Maybe I'd have liked this book a whole lot better when I was fifteen. Then, again, probably not since even way back then I had a problem with authors requiring me to completely check my common sense at the door and dumb heroines were hardly my cup of tea. And, lest you think I'm overstating the c ...

B-
Street Level

Karyn Langhorne's Street Level is an intriguing and atypical romantic suspense novel with unusual characters and a distinct point of view. While far from perfect, I found it to be a most interesting read. Thea Morris lives and works with her best friend Chandra in the District of Columbia. Th ...

D+
The Princess of Park Lane

This is a difficult book to grade. It took me two weeks to get through the interminable first 190 pages, and then I devoured the remainder in an evening. It features the kind of selfish jackass hero that, under the right circumstances, I sometimes like. The first 190 pages do not provide the right c ...

C-
If the Slipper Fits

Enjoyment of If the Slipper Fits will depend on how much patience you have for a story that relies on misunderstandings and a lack of communication to keep the plot chugging along. Cinderella and her prince may have spent their night at the ball, but in this retelling Annie Sayer and Connor Emory sp ...

B+
Sugarplum Surprises

Sugarplum Surprises is exactly the type of book I hope to read when I open a traditional Regency Romance. It has a worthy heroine who is somewhat down on her luck, a noble hero (who is the furthest thing from a cad), a fun Bath setting, period detail (and period mores), an engaging plot that never s ...

B
Charming the Prince

Charming the Prince is going to be one of my favorite funnies for 1999. I found myself laughing out loud at the antics of the dozen children of Bannor the Bold - a man who can out-fight any enemy - a man who laughs at pain - a man who can besiege a castle while shrugging off arrows in his back and b ...

D+
Charming the Prince

Before I start this review, I would like to state a personal bias. I am not a reader who is fond of children as main characters in romance novels. I always try to set aside any personal prejudices while reviewing books, but could not for this story, because there was not just one child as a main cha ...