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Almost a Princess

I've read Elizabeth Thornton before, but I've never read an Elizabeth Thornton quite like this one. Frankly, before reading this book, I rated her as an author I enjoyed when persuaded by reviews and message board buzz to check out her latest release, but definitely not as an autobuy. All tha ...

B+
Spy Dust

I'm pretty biased as a fiction person, myself. I occasionally read other things, but only rarely. So it's pure coincidence that, upon finding Spy Dust on the list of review options, I recognized one of the authors' names as someone I'd read before, in his first book The Master Of Disguise (which, by ...

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Bridal Favors

If Connie Brockway can do it, why can't Hollywood? Bridal Favors is, to put it simply, as close to a perfect romantic comedy as you are ever likely to find. It's funny, charming, unputdownable, and contains at its heart an utterly adorable romance between two equally adorable characters. And, as I ...

B+
Shining Through

The idea to review Susan Isaacs' Shining Through came to me after some people mentioned it fondly on the Reader to Reader Message Board. As a fan of World War II-era fiction, I was thrilled when my editors gave me the go-ahead, even though the book first came out more than a decade ago in 1988. All ...

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Daughter of the Game

How many books have you read where the hero is calling the heroine "dearest" and "my love" at one point, and then a hundred pages later is swearing, "So help me God, I never want to see you again"? And how many times have you found either the deep love or deep hate hard to buy, knowing it will all w ...

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Safe Passage

On the surface Safe Passage has a familiar premise: the undercover agent hero investigating the secretive heroine. The difference is in the details. The story takes place in British Columbia. The hero is a Canadian secret agent. The heroine is a motorcycle-riding entomologist with a dark past. Throw ...

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Winter Garden

Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth is the sequel to Stolen Charms. Heroine Madeleine DuMais is a Mata Hari-type Frenchwoman spying for the English. Winter Garden brings her together with another English spy, Thomas Blackwood. Thomas has had Madeleine summoned to England ostensibly to help him with a sm ...

B
The Veiled Web

If you are a romance fan who is considering trying some science fiction, Catherine Asaro's latest book, The Veiled Web, is a great place to start. It has a satisfying science fiction plot but emphasizes the relationship between the two main characters to the point where the science fiction aspect se ...

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The Veiled Web

The Veiled Web by Catherine Asaro is an intricately plotted romance set in 2010. The story brings together a ballerina, Lucia del Mar, who spends virtually all of her spare time on the World Wide Web (WWW), and Rashid al-Jazari, who invented an internet browser being used in 2010. Rashid is also dev ...