South America

Island Queen

Island Queen is a very good novel about a very extraordinary woman that feels like a return to epic sagas about strong women persevering against the impossible popular in the 1970s – think A Woman of Independent Means or The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. But Island Queen is based on the real ...

The Sense of Darkness

In a rural Latin American village called Sabana, Trinidad Torralvo and her sister Ines grew up alongside a young man named Victor, who is kidnapped by guerrillas. Fast forward a few years through Ines’s love story (just a few pages at the hectic pace of this book), and Ines’s daughter Clara is b ...

With No Remorse

One of the best traits of recent romantic suspense is the settings. In which other subgenre do you get romances set in places like Peru and Sierra Leone? With Cindy Gerard’s latest installment of her Black Ops, Inc. series set in both, I was very keen on reading With No Remorse. While I truly enjo ...

River Of Eden

Despite a few minor problems, Glenna McReynold's River of Eden is a pulse-pounding thrillride, a sensual love story, and a surreal adventure into the mystical unknown, all rolled into one. And this page-turner will hold you in its thrall long after those minor problems are forgotten. Dr. Anni ...

A Company of Swans

Although I have several favorite romance novels by writers ranging, alphabetically, from Mary Balogh to Joan Wolf, I've chosen one by Eva Ibbotson as my all-time desert isle "keeper" because she seems to be a writer often overlooked by many romance readers -- and one that they very well might enjoy ...