Western Canada

B
The First Time

This was the first romance starring a Mountie that I’ve read, and I liked it enough to wish there was much more of it. The historical setting is well-depicted, and the characterizations range from good to exceptionally fine. A fairly standard gentleman-meets-wild-child setup is enlivened by unusua ...

B-
Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not is an intriguing contemporary suspense novel with gothic overtones, reminiscent of Mary Stewart's books such as The Moon Spinners and My Brother Michael. Although the plot is somewhat predictable, multi-dimensional characters and a subtle building of tension sustain the reader's intere ...

C-
The Rocky Ridge Man

The Rocky Ridge Man has a very distinctive opening scene. The heroine is walking past a row of men - looking for the perfect male butt! Though this is a cowboy romance, it's not a typical one. The premise and setting are both unusual and interesting. Unfortunately, the conflict is less inspired. ...

D
Oh Susannah

Oh Susannah is published by Ponder Romance, a small Canadian company currently being sued by Harlequin. With its limited budget, Ponder is obviously the underdog in this scenario. Since I sympathize with Ponder's plight, I really hoped I would like this book. Series romances with a Canadian focus so ...

B+
Beyond All Reason

This is the first book of Judith Duncan's Wide Open Spaces series, and I feel it's a book that's not to be missed. Tanner McCall is a half-breed Native Canadian, living on a ranch just outside Bolton, Alberta. Now, that might not mean anything to anybody else, but to me, it's a real town in the Prov ...

B-
Beginnings

Well, I did something this week that I promised myself I never would do. I read two Judith Duncan books in a row, and I really can't say that I'm sorry. I was contacted last week by a lady who's a Judith Duncan reader like me, and in her e-mail, she mentioned that one of her favorite Judith Duncan b ...

A
Better Than Before

This week seems to have been the week for finding gut-wrenching stories, and this one is just as good as the other two. I tried several times over the past few months to read this book, but it just never caught my interest until the other night. Guess I was in the mood for it and I definitely can't ...

C+
Loving Wild

Lisa Ann Verge is known for her historical romances and her historical fantasy romances; Loving Wild is her first foray into the world of contemporary and series romance. When I'm looking for a good road romance, I know I can turn to Lisa and find one. Loving Wild is a nice evening's r ...