Mexico

B+
Beautiful Sacrifice

What most people know about the Maya begins and ends with the facts that they lived in Central America, they had bloody sacrifices, and the world will end in December. Beautiful Sacrifice takes the apocalyptic paranoia and turns it into a fast paced and interesting mystery surrounding violent human ...

C+
Divine Madness

It was a dark and spooky book. Divine Madness is the perfect kind of book to get into the Halloween mood. A story of a mad, evil man relentlessly pursuing a preternaturally beautiful woman - I would have gladly given it a good grade if it weren’t for its muddled first half. When eighteen ...

C+
The Book of True Desires

The early sections of The Book of True Desires set up a premise so tantalizing I actually experienced a giddy rush of anticipation. But while Betina Krahn takes readers on an interesting journey in this romantic adventure, I ultimately couldn't help thinking that some better company would have impro ...

B
Feathered Serpent

Feathered Serpent tells the story of the Mexican conquest and definitely has its romantic threads, particularly those concerning Hernan Cortés and his Mexica consort and interpreter, Malinali Tenepal. It's not a romance, however, and as history tells us, there is no Happily Ever After for this coup ...

C-
Border Heat/Pasion En La Frontera

Border Heat had the potential to be a good and quick read - until the subplots started fighting for attention. Unfortunately, the upshot is that the heroine's most important goals are forgotten in the middle of a subplot involving the hero's involvement Mexican politics. Texas native L ...

F
Moon Over Water

I've not read Debbie Macomber before today, but I am aware of her reputation as an author who has led many readers into the romance genre. I sought out reviews of her other books, just to give myself an idea of what to expect, and was surprised to find myself sorting through a real mixed bag. When I ...