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B
Duty and Desire

Duty and Desire is the second book in the author’s Hearts of Honour series, but can be read as a standalone. The two protagonists are both gentry fallen on hard times – so no dukes or debutantes – and the slow-burn romance between them is really well-developed and the problems they face feel q ...

C+
Sea Change

When looking on Amazon for information about the latest book in Ms. White’s Tradd Street series, I came across this book. I enjoy Ms. White’s “grit lit" - southern women’s fiction - and her writing is eloquent and evocative. Both aspects are present in this book, but I did have some problems ...

C+
Never Less Than a Lady

Never Less Than a Lady is Mary Jo Putney’s second installment in her Lost Lords series and, while it’s better than many romances on the market, as a longtime fan of the author, I was disappointed. Without a doubt Mrs. Putney is one of the greats of the romance genre, but if you’re looking for ...

B+
Open Country

When I first received Open Country, I was filled with equal amounts of anticipation and trepidation. The genre – a Western, by golly! – and the author’s sophomore status account for the former; the synopsis, the latter. Happily, I can tell you my final pronouncement is firmly wedged on the pos ...

B
A Midwife Crisis

Americana romances seem to be making somewhat of a comeback in the mainstream romance world, and I couldn't be happier. As with any style, I wouldn't want to read all-Americana, all the time, but I do find them sweet and heartwarming when done well. A Midwife Crisis has a few issues, but those who e ...

C-
Holding the Baby

I never thought someone might attempt to make me feel guilty about giving birth in a hospital, but reading Holding the Baby made me feel like I was getting a lecture on New Age philosophy and going all natural. Leah Williams, a midwife who attends women in at-home births in a small Col ...

B+
Virgin River

The third time was the charm for me. After reading two not very enjoyable books, I picked up Virgin River and was totally engrossed in a charming story. The good thing is, it’s the first in a trilogy – I will be at the store to buy the other two books as soon as they come out. Melinda Monroe ...

C+
Lord of Seduction

Lord of Seduction is a Medieval with a childhood friends storyline and a road trip thrown in for good measure. Each of those worked in the book's favor, but while I was predisposed to enjoy it, it left me wanting and in the end I wish I'd liked it more. Six-year-old Lady Tanon Risande, ...

D
Home To Trinity

This book took me entirely too long to read. Or maybe it just seemed that way, because the main character we're stuck with is simply no one with whom I had any wish to spend time. Combine that with the fact that out of the many plot threads, most are resolved rather abruptly, and almost all end in a ...

C-
A Place Called Trinity

I find stories of spiritual discovery and renewal of any faith appealing. Moreover, I really like well done historical novels, romance or otherwise, especially those featuring more common folk as opposed to the elite classes usually shown. Thus I requested to review A Place Called Trinity by Delia P ...