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The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

When this book was first assigned to me to review, I was excited. At four-thirty this morning when I finished reading it, however, I knew that the review process was not going to be as easy as I supposed. How to convey the brilliant complexity of the story, the unexpected revelations, the thought-pr ...

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A Love Through Time

Carolyn Rose's A Love Through Time would have been a far better story had it not been "through time." The time travel aspect weakened the story considerably, since it really didn't work. There is also a serious lack of chemistry between the hero and heroine, and some problematic believability issues ...

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A Bed of Spices

I have been glomming Ruth Wind/Barbara Samuel for a while. The results have been quite successful, but locating her full-length historicals as written under her real name has been difficult. I searched longest for A Bed of Spices, the book I had been most eager to lay my hands on, since it is one of ...

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The Black Swan

Mercedes Lackey is one of my favorite authors. I've read most of her work and enjoyed it immensely, except for this book. It is presented in almost a fairy tale manner (considering it is based on the story the ballet Swan Lake itself was based on, that's not surprising). While fairy tales engage the ...