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A Breath of Scandal

Antigone Preston’s father has barely been laid to rest when her mother announces Antigone’s betrothal to their older and creepy neighbor, Lord Aldridge. This will offer the chance for Antigone’s stunningly beautiful older sister to move in more rarefied circles and snare a financially secure h ...

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Monster in the Closet

In Monster In the Closet, Karen Rose returns to her best-selling Baltimore series with a twisty tale of love and murder. Since I haven't read a Karen Rose novel I didn't love, I was super excited to dive into this one, and I'm pleased to let you know she's written another winner. If you've read t ...

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Come Sundown

I first read a book by Nora Roberts in the summer of 1997. Looking back, it's hard to believe I've been a fan of her work for the past twenty years. Of course, she's written some things I haven't enjoyed, but her standalone romantic suspense titles are by and large, all on my keeper shelf. Her lates ...

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Scandal in the Night

This is the first book by Elizabeth Essex I’ve read, and on the strength of it, will certainly be searching out more of her work. Scandal in the Night is part of a series, but works incredibly well as a standalone; and in it, Ms Essex has combined a sweeping and poignant romance with a thriller an ...

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The Scorpio Races

When it comes to YA fiction, I make snap judgements. 99% of the time, I read the first chapter and I’ll know whether I’ll like the book or drop it. So after hearing so much about Ms. Stiefvater’s 2011 YA fantasy, I decided to give it a try. And, indeed, the first chapter test didn’t fail – ...

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Pegasus

I have read almost every single word that Robin McKinley has published, and I used to feel guilty that I didn’t enjoy all her books. I stopped worrying about this transgression when I understood that I have the right to dislike, even as it is her right to write whatever she so chooses. Having now ...

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Remember Me

In Remember Me a supermodel returns home to save the family horse farm and take over the care of her sullen, sulky half-sister. It's an enjoyable, angsty read that begins The Rosewood Trilogy. In the world of horses, RJ Radcliffe is royalty. His farm, Rosewood, is known for its histor ...

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Sun Kissed

I’ve read several of Catherine Anderson’s books and for the most part have enjoyed them. She is known for writing heartfelt books, and Sun Kissed is definitely heartfelt. Anderson has been criticized for sometimes making her heroine martyrs and victims, but Samantha Harrigan is made of sterner s ...

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The Dream Hunter

The first time I read The Dream Hunter, three years ago, I didn't like it. At all. I don't remember specific reasons, but I recorded a D as my grade for it in my personal reading log. I suspect I disliked the heroine and grew impatient for the slow-to-arrive resolution. My, how I have changed. I ...

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Sweet Nothings

I selected this book by Catherine Anderson for review, not because I'm a fan, but because I've never read her. Before I was halfway through Sweet Nothings, I was down at my local UBS picking up as many of her backlist as they had on their shelves. Other than a teensy little quibble at the end, this ...