As fall begins, I start thinking about end-of-year “Best of” lists. There are so many books released each year that I’m always worried that I’m missing out books I should have tried. AAR’s Power Search is my longtime favorite for checking out what’s been going on in a given year, and I often turn to it for guidance on what I should try to cram in before December. […]
Each year, we ask the AAR staff to pick the best romances published this year. This year, we’ve included picks from some of our favorite guest reviewers as well.
Here are the AAR picks for 2015:
Mary: I pick Carla Kelly’s Doing No Harm. (My DIK review is here.) Doing No Harm has all of the elements of a romance that will stand the test of time. Great characters, a great story about a time in history that doesn’t get the attention it deserves (Highland Clearances), and a love that develops from genuine friendship. It tells us that heroes/heroines can be found in unlikely places and although none of us can save the world, we can all do our part. The writing is lovely and has poignancy that brings both sad and happy tears. […]