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High Plains Bride

Somehow I suspect that the hero in High Plains Bride did not expect to find the woman who betrayed him fourteen years earlier showing up on his doorstep and demanding favors of him at gunpoint. Still, that is just how the book opens and the broken relationship that is healed and rekindled kept me re ...

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A Husband By Any Other Name

Cheryl St. John is most acclaimed as an author of western romances. I confess, I haven't read any of them, but one of her contemporaries, A Husband By Any Other Name, is among my favorite series romances. Dan Beckett always loved Lorraine Loring, but he was forced to stand aside as his father pus ...

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The Wives of Bath

The Wives of Bath has the pure silliness and lightness of Chick Lit, but with grown up emotions and more intense problems, this "Mommy Lit" novel is a bit of a deeper read. To say that Amanda and Alice dislike each other would be an understatement. Conceited and materialistic, Amanda blames p ...

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Moon in the Water

Moon in the Water is an uncommonly lush and lovely historical romance. Most of the story takes place aboard a steamer on the Mississippi River, a very nice setting for the gentle love story that unfolds there. Owning a riverboat seemed like an impossible dream for a steersman like Chase Hardesty. ...

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Sunset Embrace

The cover of Sunset Embrace (originally published in 1985) describes it as "a classic love story," and really nothing describes it better. I adore this book for many reasons that I'll get to later, but for now let me introduce the two main characters. Lydia Langston is a young woman on the run fr ...

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The Last of the Honky Tonk Angels

The Last of the Honky Tonk Angels is a true sequel to The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch in that the action of the story picks up right where the first one left off in Mooney, Texas. Since I very much enjoyed Lucy Hatch I was eagerly anticipating the sequel. I'm pleased to say that the book was every b ...

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Beloved Stranger

Joan Wolf is a major comfort read for me. I’ve read more of her books than just about any other romance author. And while all of her books have not been A’s for me, I have yet to encounter one that was terrible and several times she has approached near perfection. Beloved Stranger, a short categ ...

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Rogue's Reform

Rogue's Reform is the third in Marilyn Pappano's Heartbreak Canyon miniseries. It is not necessary to have read the earlier books in the series, but doing so will add a much greater depth to the characters in this book. I urge you to find the earlier books - Cattleman's Promise and The Horseman's Br ...

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Daddy By Choice

Daddy By Choice is a baby book. The hero is a former cowboy. The cover is really, really ugly (is that man sewing)? So naturally, I passed it up. No I didn't. Daddy By Choice is by Paula Detmer Riggs and anyone who can do as she did with Her Secret, His Child, which was to take the old, hackneyed se ...

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The Morning After

I admit, once in a while, like, let’s say, when I’ve had it with my day job, I dive into my little fantasy of having some sexy, mysterious man take me away to a deserted island, where I am surrounded by luxury and don’t have to deal with petty office politics. After reading this book, however, ...