Golden Oldie


This 1991 title by Mary Balogh has engendered very mixed reactions over the years, and although I can understand why, I enjoyed it, principally because the author is so skilled at portraying the emotional lives of her characters in a way that makes them feel very real to the reader. The book op ...


I’m aghast at my temerity in attempting to comment on a Woodiwiss novel, particularly since this is the first one I’ve read. Scads of lines have been written by readers, bloggers, fans, and academic scholars on Woodiwiss’s stories, characters, themes, and her place in the evolution of the roma ...