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B
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 ...

A
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 ...

C+
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 ...

B+
The Sword Maiden

I began to read The Sword Maiden hoping to find a book that rose above the usual Scottish-set historical. If you're also looking for a fresh take on this oft-used setting, I urge you to give Susan King's latest a try. Although this is the third in the Maiden trilogy, the books seem to be related in ...

A
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 ...

B
Halfway to Heaven

Halfway to Heaven is a book I’ll not soon forget, not only because it was a good book, but because of the circumstances under which I read it. I read it during a time of national tragedy, when I was stuck in another state, without my family. When I couldn’t watch the news anymore, I took refuge ...

B+
A Rose for Maggie

I picked up my copy of A Rose for Maggie at the UBS on one of those I-can't-find-anything-but-I-need-to-buy-something kind of days. I'd seen it before, had scanned the back cover and thought, "Down's Syndrome baby plot-Depressing." But on that particular desperate day I remembered how many times I'd ...

B
The Turning Point

The Turning Point is a heartwarming story of two people from completely different backgrounds who meet at just the right time, under the only circumstances that will bring them together. Lilly Crawford is trapped in an abusive marriage. Concern for her mother-in-law is the only thing keeping ...

B-
The Christmas Gift

Do not let the title of The Christmas Gift misguide you into thinking this book is only good during the holidays. Granted some plot points revolve around Christmas gifts and the story winds up nicely during the holiday season, but it's more background flavor than content. Jack Princeton realizes ...

A
Frisco's Kid

Life, as he knows it, is over for soon-to-be-former Navy Lt. Alan "Frisco" Francisco. His leg is shot, and with it, his life as a U.S. Navy SEAL, which is his entire identity. He doesn't want to teach, as has been suggested to him, he is pushing so hard in his therapy sessions that he's doing himsel ...