Georgia

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A Dazzle of Diamonds

What I love about Liz Johnson’s work is the way her flow of words brings you along so effortlessly that suddenly you’re halfway through the book and not quite sure how you got there – but you know you enjoyed every second of the journey.  A Dazzle of Diamonds is part of the author’s Georgia ...

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Queen Move

As a reviewer who drops in on Twitter, Goodreads, and the lot, I’ve grown accustomed to taking rave reviews for books with a grain of salt. When I saw the buzz Queen Move was getting, I hoped it would be good, but I didn’t count on it. Well, guess what? It’s as good as everyone says. It mig ...

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Autumn's Child

Autumn’s Child is a truly lovely second-chance romance featuring a warm cast of secondary characters and a lot of sharp-eyed longing. Mrs. Norton W. Ridge II - Eleanor – is a set-in-her-ways old woman of the genteel south, whose relatives mostly abhor her, aside from a niece who considers car ...

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Gimme Some Sugar

“Nice Southern girls did not make money baking penis cakes” Some romance novels are just nice times spent with pleasant people you want to see succeed in life.  Gimme Some Sugar fits that bill beautifully. Six months after the death of her husband Wayne, Lucy Bowman Garten is trying to star ...

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As Good as the First Time

K.M. Jackson’s latest romance, As Good as the First Time, features a driven, practical heroine conquering past hurts when she returns to the small town where she had her young heart broken. Naturally, the boy who left her among the walking wounded has grown into a handsome, heroic single dad and w ...

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All Beautiful Things

Those readers who are active on Twitter may have seen Nicki Salcedo's response to Suzanne Brockmann's speech at RWA. If you haven't, it's worth a read. I found it infuriating and eye-opening all at once. But then, as I read through Salcedo's description of her debut novel, All Beautiful Things, I kn ...

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Morning Glory (#25 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March  26, 1998 So often heroes and heroines of romances are larger-than-life characters. Lords, ladies, knights, cowboys, and swashbuckling types in general. There's nothing wrong with that, we all like a little wish fulfillment and fantasy in our r ...

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Crossing Hearts

New-to-me author Rebecca Crowley has published a number of standalone romances in addition to two series.  Homefront deals with American military heroes and Elite Operators is a South African set romantic suspense series (I'm intrigued by this one!).  She's set her sights on soccer with her new se ...

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Lost Lake

I love novels that combine a gentle magical surrealism with romance and lovable characters. And there is no doubt that Sarah Addison Allen is the star of writing a sweet, lyrical story that contains those essential elements. This time around she takes us to Lost Lake, GA – a quiet spot forgotten b ...

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The Curl Up and Dye

I love makeover stories. The classic Pygmalion tale of a woman who discovers just what she can accomplish is a story I never seem to grow tired of hearing. Not all such tales turn out fabulous though. In this case what starts out as an interesting story winds up bogged down by its determination to w ...