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Everything's Coming Up Rosie

Book reviewing can be a challenging job, and the books themselves can be a mixed bag. But what makes the occasional horrid book worthwhile is the joy one experiences when one reads an absolutely fresh, fun romance that you can't put down. Everything’s Coming Up Rosie is just such a book and I root ...

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Always To Remember

I can count on one hand the number of romance novels that have ever moved me to tears. Lorraine Heath's classic Always to Remember sits at the top of that elite list, head and shoulders above the rest. In the ten years since its initial publication, it has only gained power, as its themes seem even ...

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How to Trap a Tycoon

Frankly, "screwball comedy" are two words that normally make me run a mile. But if I take a minute to think about it, I realize that this extreme reaction has more to do with the multitude of bad screwball books and movies out there these days than it does with the genre itself. Think movies like Ha ...

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Remember the Time

I love the theme of unrequited love, and Remember The Time is one of the best books utilizing that theme that I have ever read. There are three main characters involved in the storyline and we are introduced to them at the beginning of the book by way of an italicized flash back. Ms Reynolds uses th ...

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The Linnet

The bloody Border feuds between the English and the Scots are both terrible and fascinating. But while many have written about them, few books give much consideration to the human side of the brutality marking Border life hundreds of years ago. In The Linnet, Elizabeth English brings this time and p ...

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Wildest Hearts

I love Jayne Ann Krentz books from the 1990s. Her earliest books don’t work for me because they seem a bit dated now, and her most recent books seem to have lost the spark that characterizes her best work. But my hardback keeper shelf is heavily weighted down with books like Trust Me, Absolutely, ...

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London's Perfect Scoundrel

This is such a wonderful and engaging book! I always forget how much I enjoy Suzanne Enoch until I read another of her books. London's Perfect Scoundrel features two incredible lead characters who change for the better over the course of the story - it was a joy to go along for their journey. Eve ...

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Contact

As a 747 pilot for United Airlines, there is little doubt that Susan Grant has been forced to confront more directly than most of us the enormous changes September 11, 2001 brought to our world. Drawing on her unique credentials and front-line perspective, Susan Grant has delivered a story of unusua ...

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The Spiral Path

In her second contemporary romance, Mary Jo Putney tells the tale of a memorable tortured hero and the woman who refuses to give up on him. While this sounds like a conventional love story, the special characters prove that, as always, Putney can be relied on to deliver something different. The resu ...

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Dream of Me

There's a big mystery at Bantam. They're touting Josie Litton as the next big thing, but the name is a pseudonym of a "successful" romance author who so far has been able to remain anonymous. If these two books are any indication, the publisher is right to create some buzz. I can't remember the last ...