Category Archives: Book 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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Saved by the Monarch — Dana Marton (Harlequin Intrigue)

Recently at Dear Author, Jane led an discussion about “arranged marriages” and questioned why there aren’t very many of them written in a more positive light. In the comments, Sally gave recommendations of some titles she thought best exemplified the … 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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Alpha, Rachel Vincent

Alpha is the final book in Rachel Vincent’s Shifter series, and despite the length, not much happens that hasn’t happened in another book. Villain Cal Malone manipulates the Council and comes out on top – check A bunch of fights … Continue reading

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The Hero Returns, Catherine Blair

This month I’m writing about a book that actually came out of my TBR pile.  I chose The Hero Returns by Catherine Blair, and it’s one of the old Zebra Regencies (RIP).  The Honorable Miss Amelia Harrow has been waiting … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Harlequins, Part Two

Here are some more books I read last month while I was neglecting the TBR Challenge. Wedding Night with a Stranger by Anna Cleary.  Harlequin Presents Extra, August 2010.  Australian-born Ariadne was orphaned at a young age and taken in … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Harlequins, Part One

I’ve pretty much figured out that I fail at TBR 2010 Summer Edition.  It’s not that I haven’t been reading, it’s just that I haven’t been reading anything with an eye to reviewing it.  Some books I know I will … 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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My Mother Made Me!, Sharon Brain

Once upon a time I read this book and remember it as being hilarious, and remember laughing aloud as I read it.  I purchased it so I could re-read it.  Sometimes it works out and the magic is recaptured.  This … 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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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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