Widower

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Herons Landing

It’s a cause for celebration when a favorite author gifts us with a new series. Welcome to Herons Landing, the first of JoAnn Ross’s new Honeymoon Harbor series. Honeymoon Harbor is a town in the Pacific Northwest - rest assured, it’s full of stories to be told. Brianna Mannion grew up in H ...

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Dream a Little Dream (#82 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 23, 1999 Dream A Little Dream is my very first Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Have I been living under a rock somewhere? In a manner of speaking, I guess I have, but it's pretty comfy under here, with no controversy to speak of. Which brings me wh ...

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Duty and Desire

Duty and Desire is the second book in the author’s Hearts of Honour series, but can be read as a standalone. The two protagonists are both gentry fallen on hard times – so no dukes or debutantes – and the slow-burn romance between them is really well-developed and the problems they face feel q ...

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Lover Reborn

A friend asked me how I can review books and whether or not doing so destroyed my enjoyment of the story. She suggested that concentrating on the ins and outs would take too much away from the story and ruin the reading experience. To me, that is what makes the difference between a good book and a g ...

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To Touch the Knight

Medieval stories have long been a favorite of mine, yet they seem to have fallen out of favor with publishers. And the few recently published ones I have read I considered lackluster at best. To my most pleasant surprise, Lindsay Townsend’s latest did not fall into this category.  When Edith ...

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Campaign For Seduction

In Campaign For Seduction, journalist heroine Liza Wilson at one point describes Senator and presidential candidate Jonathan Davis as looking like Will Smith. Since it came from her thoughts and I’m a fan of that man’s face, I didn’t mind the reference. It also came late in the book when I’d ...

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Beloved Vampire

Excuse me while I gush like a fangirl.  I was so afraid that Beloved Vampire, while starting out with a bang, would eventually fade into mediocrity like so many books. Not at all. As the book progressed, it just got better and better, until it is now officially one of my favorite (if not the fav ...

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Sex: Straight Up

I'd definitely classify Sex, Straight Up as a buried treasure. Why buried? Well, the title is more than a little embarrassing. I get that it's called that because the hero's family owns a bar, but still – you read it and think that the book is just about tawdry sex. Straight up. It's not, though; ...

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Time After Time

Usually when it comes to time travel books, I'm not too picky. My father, who is an omnivorous reader, can't read time travel at all since the whole concept offends his sense of logic. I accept the premise and don't worry how the characters travel in time, but once they do, if they act like Kelly Br ...

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Dream a Little Dream

Ever put a book down with the intention of finishing it and then just letting it sit there for weeks on end until finally, you tell yourself you're gonna finish the story, no matter what? Well, that's what I did with Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Dream A Little Dream and now I'm kicking myself that I di ...