Category Archives: B+ Reviews

REVIEW: One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams-Garcia

The year is 1968 and the novel follows three young black girls from Brooklyn, New York. Their father flies them out to Oakland, California to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile Johnson, who’s a poet. “One Crazy Summer” won … Continue reading

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The Bellini Bride – Michelle Reid (Harlequin Presents)

In “The Bellini Bride” by Michelle Reid (2001), you have a rich, sexy, Italian hero and his mistress, who’s a beautiful, penniless English “nobody” with a scandalous past. Can love transcend money, class and family expectations? Why, yes, it can. … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of Life and Death – C.K. Kelly Martin

The Lighter Side of Life and Death (2010) written by C.K. Kelly Martin is a YA novel and Ms. Martin’s third book. I was drawn into this story from page one and I read it almost straight through. I’m sure … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Beauty, Mercedes Lackey

The Sleeping Beauty is the latest in Lackey’s Five Hundred Kingdoms series. The Five Hundred Kingdoms are bound by The Tradition, a force that can and does manipulate people into various fairy tale roles, good and bad. In this instance, … Continue reading

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Adam's Fall, Sandra Brown [1988 Romance]

Adam’s Fall, Sandra Brown [Fanfare 1994 Reprint, 208 pages] is an early romance that actually reads well today outside of the datedness that is inherent in contemporary romance novels. It’s a real shame that this book isn’t available in ebook … Continue reading

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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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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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A Certain Wolfish Charm, Lydia Dare

Lily Rutledge has been the caretaker of her orphaned nephew, for since the deaths of his parents when he was six, and he is now 12.  Within the past few weeks, Oliver, the young Earl of Maberly, has become moody, … Continue reading

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Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Book 1), Tamara Pierce

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Book 1) is the first book in the series written by Tamara Pierce, published by Simon Pulse. The targeted age group is 9 to 12 and the date of first publication: 1983 … Continue reading

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Arrows of the Queen, Mercedes Lackey [Guest Review]

Arrows of the Queen (Heralds of Valdemar) by Mercedes Lackey is the first book in the series. This guest review was written by Janet Webb aka @JanetNorCal for April’s TBR Challenge. No ebook could be found (cries) ***** Thank you … Continue reading

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