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Old Boyfriends

Rexanne Becnel becomes the latest historical romance author to try her hand at contemporary women's fiction with Old Boyfriends. Part of the new Harlequin Next series fiction line for "older women" (older than 35 that is), it's a decent read, if a little too uneven for me to recommend wholeheartedly ...

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Blue Skies

If you typically enjoy romance novels featuring perfect people, Catherine Anderson's upcoming Blue Skies is not for you. Carly Adams lived her whole life with a rare eye disease that left her blind until a recent operation gave her sight. She stands on threshold of a new life and, after having ...

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The Rescue

Out of frustration that such a wonderful novel would slip through the cracks and not be read by a large population of romance readers, I took the suggestion of Robin, LLB and Patricia S. and here I am, writing a review. Am I nervous? You betcha, but here goes. It is true that up until this book, ...

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An Accidental Woman

Lake Henry, New Hampshire was the backdrop for Lake News, which first introduced the characters in this, Ms. Delinsky's latest offering, An Accidental Woman. Since the story follows the fates of two of the local residents, I'm not sure which of them was "accidental" or if the title alludes to both w ...

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Feminist Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, we met Snow White, Cinderella, and scores of other characters through beloved fairy tales. These accustomed us to the idea that the heroine is usually good-looking; her Prince Charming can be counted on to save the day; and perhaps most importantly, there is almost always a happy e ...

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A Marriage to Fight For

A Marriage to Fight For was first released in the UK (where I live) in 2001 and was, for me, one of the best books I read last year. This superb book, which is an example of series romance at its absolute best, moved me greatly. It is the story of a family in crisis where each member is a strong per ...

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The Older Woman

The Older Woman certainly started my series romance reading on a high note for 2002. Much as I enjoy them, I have to admit that many series romances are not all that distinctive when it comes to style. This one is. Cheryl Reavis is an original writer with her own unique voice. There is no way that a ...

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Streets of Fire

I picked up a copy of Streets of Fire on the recommendation of Sandi Morris, AAR's technical editor. She told me to expect a heavy read, but a good one. She was right. Sydney Foster is a successful businesswoman who has dabbled a bit in lost causes over the years. Her own history is as painful as ...

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Envy

I suppose the identity of the villain in Envy could be considered a spoiler. If you don't want to know it, you might want to stop here. Of course, the book features a love story between a married woman and a man who is not her husband, so I was pretty sure I knew who the villain had to be before I e ...

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The Miles Vorkosigan Series

Miles Vorkosigan is an adventurer and a spy, a slightly crazy con artist, a quick-thinker and a fast-talker. He is a military genius with a gift for personnel and a miraculous talent for pulling rabbits out of hats at the last possible moment. His personality is so compelling that it almost makes pe ...