tearjerker

B-
Redemption

Sometimes I'm just in the mood for a good tearjerker - a romance that is touching and emotional and shows how powerfully love can change someone's life. Redemption is that kind of book. The plot has its rough spots, but the romance is ultimately very sweet and well worth the time spent reading. ...

A
Remember the Time

I love the theme of unrequited love, and Remember The Time is one of the best books utilizing that theme that I have ever read. There are three main characters involved in the storyline and we are introduced to them at the beginning of the book by way of an italicized flash back. Ms Reynolds uses th ...

B
A Crime of the Heart

Some time ago a friend of mine recommended A Crime of the Heart as a good cry-your-eyes-out kind of read. I am only occasionally in the mood to cry my eyes out, so this one has sat neglected in the TBR for at least a year. But as I was picking out books to read for my week at the cottage, my fingers ...

A
The Lymond Chronicles

It is the 1540s. Suleiman the Magnificent is the sultan of the Ottoman Empire. The tsar of Russia is a man who will someday be known as Ivan the Terrible. England is ruled by the boy-king Edward VI. Mary Queen of Scots is four, and she will be used as a pawn in the high-stakes game of politics betwe ...

B-
Reunion

Reunion by Kathryn Fox is an unusual and powerful historical romance. Unfortunately, the question on the cover - Would their future be filled with love..or heartbreak? - isn't really satisfactorily answered. The question that still bothered me at the end of this book was, "Is love going to be enough ...

A
One Good Turn

Carla Kelly's One Good Turn features Benedict Nesbitt, Duke of Knaresborough (Nez), who first appeared in Libby's London Merchant There are also small guest appearances by Jane and Scipio Butterworth from Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind. Nez stops his coach one rainy day to pick up a woman and a youn ...

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One Good Turn

I am convinced that Carla Kelly doesn’t have it in her to write a bad book, or even a mediocre one, and her latest effort only confirms that impression for me. One Good Turn marks her return after several years’ absence from publishing, and it carries all her trademarks: complex and sympathetic ...

A
Magic Flutes

Eva Ibbotson is not a prolific writer, but to to her fans, her books are all cherished treasures and they love each and every one of them. Magic Flutes is Ibbotson's second novel, and showcases all of what her fans love about her writing. Guy Farne was found by mere chance wrapped in sacking ...

A
The First Time

While reading this book, I began to bawl like a baby after being shouted at by my daughter regarding a pair of socks. As if that weren't enough, by the time I finished The First Time, I was crying so loudly I scared the cat. Joy Fielding, whose earlier works are thrillers, has, in The First Time, ...

B+
Dove's Way

I don't like tearjerkers. I don't enjoy crying on my lunch break and having to return to work with raccoon eyes. However, I may just have to change my anti-angst stance because this is the second angsty novel in recent months that has worked for me despite my aversion to them. Twenty-five-yea ...