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B
Broken Ground

Few stories can possibly be as timely as this one. Broken Ground shows us President Herbert Hoover’s Repatriation Act put into action, a law which involved the forced deportation of Mexican migrant workers. It’s a frightening look at the effect government policies can have on real people and how ...

B
Joyride

Carly Vega works non-stop, desperate to both keep her grades up to earn a scholarship and to help earn enough money to smuggle her parents back to Florida after their deportation to Mexico. Arden Moss, rebelling against his authoritarian father and grieving his sister, refuses to work at all - not i ...

C
The Other Side of Winter

In The Other Side of Winter by G.B. Gordon, our two heroes, Bengt and Alex, are being reunited after a year apart, hoping that their week-long romance was enough to keep them together now that they are in the same place. Alex is one of many refugees from Santuario, a poor and corrupt nation, hoping ...

B
The Perfect Match

”Make ‘em laugh, Make ‘em laugh, don’t you know everyone wants to laugh?” Donald O’Connor immortalized those words in the popular movie Singin’ in the Rain. While they are meant to be comical they contain more than a kernel of truth. Most people do love to laugh, I know I certainly do. ...

B-
Hearts Unbound

Hearts Unbound is not your typical Eastern-lady-meets-frontier-doctor Western, unless you’re willing to all the way across the Atlantic to get your Easterner: the heroine is Basque. Despite historical details which sometimes interfere with the narrative, and a romance that is fine at best, I still ...

C+
No Safe Harbor

Moving is a traumatic experience, especially if you are moving to a new area. Even as an adult, I always go through those moments of wondering if I will be able to adapt to my new community, if I can make new friends, if I will really be able to find a decent Chinese restaurant. We have been in the ...

A-
Sons of Thunder

So many Inspirational romances seem to forget that the purpose of the Gospel is redemption that it is almost shocking to find one that remembers. Made up of characters that would fit smoothly into any of the New Testament books, this story is about second and third chances, the power of forgiveness ...

C
Enslave: The Taming of the Beast

Enslave: The Taming of the Beast is surprisingly sound for an erotic romance. There is an actual plot, and to some degree there is also character development! Hurrah! I wholeheartedly applaud the author’s perspicacity, but the above-average-erotica quality of its plot and characterization was ulti ...

A
The Passions of Emma

For years I put off reading The Passions of Emma because it didn’t sound all that romantic to me. I didn’t want to read about the heroine’s dying close friend whose husband is the eventual hero – especially when the romance doesn’t begin in earnest until the last quarter of the book. But t ...

A
Bride of the Rat God

On rereading Barbara Hambly's Bride of the Rat God for the purpose of writing this review, I was surprised once more by what a truly superb novel it is. On rereading, I found new details to savor, ones that I had overlooked before because I had been too caught up in the excitement of the plot. I sti ...