Monthly Archives: May 2010

Good Girl or Gold Digger?, Kate Hardy

The title, Good Girl or Gold Digger?, caught my eye, and since it’s by Kate Hardy, into the cart it went.  It’s not the standard HP descriptive title, a la The Billionaire’s Virgin Mistress Secretary, so I noticed it even … Continue reading

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The Three Evangelists, Fred Vargas

The Three Evangelists (Vintage 2007) written by Fred Vargas and translated by Sian Reynolds. The Three Evangelists takes place in Paris, during the mid-1990’s. The story introduces three historians turned amateur sleuths. The author’s background in history and archeology are … Continue reading

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Favorite Book(s)/Scenes: Almost Heaven

My very first Judith McNaught book that ended up making me a fan of her books was Almost Heaven (1991). It’s a historical romance set in 19th Century England and the sequel to Something Wonderful (haven’t read that one yet). … Continue reading

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Separation in Romances: Does It Work For You?

Separations in romance: does it work for you? Because it most certainly works for me. Only if done the way that I like it and that is it must have two things: 1) a good reason for the separation and … Continue reading

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Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit [vol.4], Motoro Mase

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (2010), vol.4 is written and illustrated by Motoro Mase. It is rated M: Mature readers. List price is $12.99USA. Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit was originally serialized in Young Sunday manga magazine. After reading four volumes, this … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight: Melina Marchetta

I have found a new author that I’m really excited about and her name is Melina Marchetta. She’s an Australian author who writes predominately teen fiction and her stories are contemporary and set in Australia. The teens in her books … Continue reading

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The Prodigal's Return, Anna DeStefano

After many mishaps that involved missing books and eye-rolling storylines, I have reviewed The Prodigal’s Return (HSR1358) by Anna DeStefano. Eight years ago on prom night, 16 year-old Jennifer Gardner tried to stop Bobby, her boyfriend’s best friend, from driving … Continue reading

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Favorite Book(s)/Scenes: The Vizard Mask

Before Ariana Franklin started her Mistress of the Art of Death historical mystery series, she wrote excellent historical fiction novels under her real name of Diana Norman. I found out about Diana Norman from Jayne at Dear Author a long, … Continue reading

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Cover/Plot: Moonlight Mile, Dennis Lehane

Moonlight Mile is the sixth book in the Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro series is scheduled to be released on 11/2/10. Plot synopsis is below: Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston suburb in 1997. … Continue reading

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Saving Francesca, Melina Marchetta

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta is the author’s second published work set in her hometown of Sydney, Australia. I am working my way through her back list. I know she has recently released a fantasy novel, Finnikin of the Rock. … Continue reading

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Romance Rollback: The Rainbow Season by Lisa Gregory

This is not a review but a quick and dirty overview. I read this book years ago and enjoyed it. The Rainbow Season by Lisa Gregory (1989) was one of those most talked about books on message boards at the … Continue reading

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