Washington D.C.

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The Cinderella Rules

Though I'm not usually a huge reader of Chick Lit, I did enjoy Donna Kauffman's last book, The Big Bad Wolf Tells All. I was thrilled when I learned that her newest was set in Washington D.C., familiar stomping grounds for me. The Cinderella Rules tells the story of a lady from rural Montana who mak ...

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All American Girl

Books are keepers for many reasons. Some are intricately plotted. Some have fascinating, one-of-a-kind characters. Some are beautifully written with lush prose and thoughtful symbolism. And some just make you smile over and over until you sigh in happiness at the end. All-American Girl fits into the ...

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Man at Work

Man at Work is a pleasant, entertaining contemporary romance with a message about snobbery. A good message, but one written with a heavy hand that almost got in the way of the story. Marcy Paglinowski is an up-and-coming young lawyer who has fought hard to get where she’s at. She grew up in ...

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Halfway to Heaven

Halfway to Heaven is a book I’ll not soon forget, not only because it was a good book, but because of the circumstances under which I read it. I read it during a time of national tragedy, when I was stuck in another state, without my family. When I couldn’t watch the news anymore, I took refuge ...

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A Capital Holiday

Jocelyn Wakefield is the daughter of the widowed President of the United States. She is proud and happy to do her duty as honorary First Lady, but one day she decides she needs a break. She conspires with her wacky old granny, Gog, to slip away for twenty-four hours of tourist anonymity in Washingto ...

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A Scandalous Affair

I don’t know about you, but I’ve read way too many contemporary romances featuring virginal or sexually-unawakened heroines in their 30s. I’ve also read too many romances that either ignore race entirely or try to present all possible sides of the issue, robbing it of its power. Donna Hill has ...