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B
Wives at War

I admit it. I like World War II stories, and there aren't many romance novels set in that era. I guess the 1930s and 1940s aren't far enough in the past to be truly "historical," but they aren't recent enough to be "contemporary." And all too often they have tragic endings. The Conway sisters Pol ...

A
Exposure

Does your significant other wonder why you are so fond of romance? Is he a fan of mysteries and suspense and would not dream of reading a romance novel? Do the covers of romance turn him off? Well then, slip him a copy of Susan Andersen's Exposure, a wonderful romance novel in suspense novel's cloth ...

B+
His Every Kiss

A wonderful, lush, intelligently written novel that came this close to DIK status for me, His Every Kiss is an absolutely not-to-be-missed treat for those less than pleased with the vast majority of today's European Historical Romances. There is life out there, people, and Laura Lee Guhrke's latest ...

B
Yours Until Dawn

This is the Teresa Medeiros that I love. This book has my favorite element in a romance, internal conflict, and a bond between the characters based on emotion, not a bunch of annoying external circumstances. There is no distracting subplot to remove focus from Gabriel and Samantha, the supporting ca ...

B
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 ...

A
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, ...

B-
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 ...

B+
Hazard

I have read several pleasant historical romances this year, but none that gave me that hard-to-describe-but-I-know-it-when-I-feel-it reading rush. A few days ago, I reached into the TBR pile and picked up Jo Beverley's Hazard and began to read. It didn't take long for the rush to begin. I was deligh ...

B
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 ...

A
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 ...