older couple

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Royal Holiday

Some novels are five-course meals – some are boxes of petit fours. Royal Holiday is a petit four incarnate – sweet, light on disagreeable ingredients, simple, quick, fluffy and uncomplicated. But while Royal Holiday is a fun treat of a book, it’s not quite up to the high watermark of the rest ...

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Teach Me

One of the comforts of Romancelandia is that there is rarely anything new under the sun. Most books are exactly what they say on the tin and you know what you’re getting when you wade into the waters of that particular book. I don’t see this as a criticism, I see it as a strength. But it does ma ...

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Late Fall

Late Fall is a departure from Noelle Adams’ contemporary romance stories, in that it goes somewhere most romance novels shy away from – to the reality of what it’s like to be a senior citizen and fall in love. Ellie is in her early seventies and has just moved into an assisted living senior ...

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Midlife Crisis

What do you do when your life goes in the direction expected, but not the one you wished for? That’s the burning question in this story of finding love in middle age, with a partner who is willing to be your second chance at happiness. Cam McGhee’s life followed a predictable pattern for a gu ...

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Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure

Courtney Milan’s latest offering in the Worth Saga series is the novella Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure. In it, the author offers something the romance world is sadly lacking - a romance between an older couple. And by older I don’t mean forties and fifties - I mean sixties and seventies ...

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John & Jackie

John and Jackie first meet when they are twelve years old. Now, seventy-one years later, Jackie prepares to give his beloved husband the ultimate gift. In the story, set over the course of a single afternoon, they relive key moments from their lives together. This includes their first meeting and fi ...

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For Your Eyes Only

Having read and greatly enjoyed the two novels that (so far) comprise Sandra Antonelli’s In Service romantic suspense series featuring a spy and the (female) butler who loves him, I decided to delve into her back catalogue. I liked the sound of For Your Eyes Only (a title the author tells me she o ...

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Forever In Your Service

“A lavish party at a country estate, men in dinner suits, women in finery, fine wine, fine art, fine music, fine murder, and a little dog – it all feels so very Agatha Christie.” Says Mae Valentine, who doesn’t seem able to perform her duties as butler these days without ending up embroiled ...

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Chasing Forever

Chasing Forever is the third and final book in Kelly Jensen’s loosely-linked This Time Forever trilogy of novels in which the protagonists are all older (late thirties – fifty) men who find true love and happy ever afters.  As soon as I learned this book would feature Brian Kenway, whom I met a ...

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Renewing Forever

Kelly Jensen continues her This Time Forever series about couples in their forties finding love and happiness with Renewing Forever, a beautifully written, reflective and somewhat wistful story about childhood friends whose lives went in very different directions, and who must work out if the forev ...