Pandora’s Box

The Pandora’s Box feature was discontinued in July, 2006.

Those of you familiar with the myth surrounding Pandora’s Box know that the contents of the box are unexpected. However, unlike the mythic box, we hope not to unleash chaos here!

We instituted a number of changes to Pandora’s Box in April 2006 based on a user survey conducted earlier in the year. Linda Hurst is now being joined by a different AAR reviewer each month, the books being discussed in PB are not [also] reviewed, and PB books are now receiving grades. We are working on a database improvement to accomodate the need for two grades per book, but until then, the two PB columnist’s grades will be averaged together in the grade field of the database, with the individual grades being listed at the start of the column.

Pandora’s Box debuted in late 1999 as a collaboration between Linda Hurst and Carol Irvin – it was a rousing success. About a year later Blythe Barnhill became PB’s co-columnist, and she and Linda worked together on this feature through February of 2006.

While in the past this point-counterpoint column occasionally contained spoiler information, because PB books now are receiving grades, they are considered reviews. As such, there will no longer be the possibility of spoilers.

Kathleen Givens On a Highland Shore 07/21/06
Anne Gracie The Perfect Stranger 06/17/06
Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer Don’t Look Down 05/13/06
Susan Squires The Burning 04/13/06
Brenda Joyce Deadly Kisses 02/16/06
Judith McNaught Every Breath You Take 01/09/06
Anthology: (Metger, Layton, Pickens, Buck) Regency Christmas Courtship 12/08/05
Jennifer St. Giles His Dark Desires 11/15/05
Celeste Bradley Surrender To a Wicked Spy 10/16/05
Leanne Banks Feet First 09/08/05
Catherine Coulter Lyon’s Gate 08/07/05
Lauren Baratz -Logsted A Little Change of Face 07/08/05
Diana Palmer The Hart Brothers: Simon and Callaghan 06/08/05
Amanda Scott Lord of the Isles 05/09/05
Susan Donovan He Loves Lucy 04/08/05
Tina St. John Heart of the Flame 03/08/05
Elizabeth Boyle Something About Emmaline 02/12/05
Anthology: (Alexander, Hill, Joy, McFather) The Night Before Christmas 12/08/04
Alison Kent The Shaughnessey Accord & The Samms Agenda 11/17/04
Connie Brockway My Pleasure 10/08/04
Kasey Michaels The Butler Did It 09/08/04
Leslie Kelly Killing Time 08/08/04
Justine Davis & Carla Cassidy Proof & Get Blondie 07/08/04
Julie Kenner The Spy Who Loves Me 06/08/04
Kate Bridges The Engagement 05/08/04
Diane Farr Under a Lucky Star 04/08/04
Loretta Chase Miss Wonderful 03/08/04
Anthology: (Bujold, Putney, Asaro, Stover, Beverley, Roberson) Irresistible Forces 02/08/04
Beverly Barton The Last to Die 01/08/04
Jennifer Greene Where Is He Now? 12/08/03
Julia Justiss Wicked Wager 11/08/03
Jennifer Ashley The Pirate Next Door 10/08/03
Anthology: (Kleypas, MacGregor, Quinn) Where’s My Hero? 09/08/03
Kelsey Cole Captain of All Pleasures 08/08/03
Suzanne Brockmann Gone Too Far 07/15/03
Janet Chapman Loving the Highlander 05/08/03
Georgette Heyer Arabella 04/08/03
Teresa Hill Bed of Lies 03/08/03
Susan Squires Danelaw 02/08/03
Heather Cullman Scandal 01/08/03
Laura Lee Guhrke Not So Innocent 12/08/02
Adele Ashworth When It’s Perfect 11/08/02
Michele Albert Getting Her Man 10/09/02
Stef Ann Holm Girls Night 09/08/02
Julie Elizabeth Leto & Susan Kearney Double the Pleasure & Double the Thrill 08/08/02
Liz Carlyle No True Gentleman 07/08/02
Lisa Cach George and the Virgin 06/08/02
Kat Martin Hot Rain 05/08/02
Rachel Gibson Lola Carlyle Reveals All 04/10/02
Gaelen Foley Lord of Fire & Lord of Ice 03/10/02
Susan Andersen Head Over Heels 01/08/02
Carla Kelly One Good Turn 12/08/01
Susan Grant The Star Prince 11/08/01
Lorraine Heath The Outlaw and the Lady 10/08/01
Julie Garwood Mercy 09/09/01
Mary Balogh No Man’s Mistress 08/13/01
Millie Criswell What to do About Annie? 07/08/01
Nora Roberts Dance Upon the Air 06/08/01
Susan Mallery Sweet Success 05/08/01
Jeanette Baker Spellbound 04/12/01
Karen Robards Scandalous 03/08/01
Suzanne Brockmann The Defiant Hero 02/27/01
Madeline Hunter By Design 01/08/01
Julia Quinn The Viscount Who Loved Me 12/08/00
Susan Grant The Star King 11/08/00
Christina Dodd Rules of Engagement 10/08/00
Tracy Fobes Daughter of Destiny 09/08/00
Dara Joy High Intensity 08/19/00
Virginia Kantra & Jamie Denton The Temptation of Sean MacNeill & Rules of Engagement 08/09/00
Pamela Morsi Here Comes the Bride 07/09/00
Adele Ashworth Winter Garden 06/22/00
Mary Jo Putney The Burning Point 05/23/00
Robin Schone The Lover 04/20/00
Jo Beverley Devilish 03/22/00
Mary Spencer Devil’s Wager 02/22/00
Jayne Ann Krentz Soft Focus 01/22/00
Catherine Asaro The Veiled Web 12/22/99
Susan Johnson To Please a Lady