Reviews and Blog Posts: romance

Rebecca.

by Daphne Du Maurier

DPL Rating:
4

I approached this book with dread and then was completely caught off guard at how much I got sucked in -- and ended up loving it. My imagination went wild, and the way it was written was just dramatic enough, just compelling enough, and downright twisty at the end. What...

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

DPL Rating:
2

It might be a classic, but I didn't care for Madame Bovary.  I might be looking at this piece of literature too superficially, but it didn't offer me much more than a cheap, modern day romance novel.  The story's main focus is the immature attitudes and behavior of Doctor Bovary's second...

Did You Miss This?

The Delta Sisters

If you browse the book stacks at the Central Library, chances are you'll spy a "Did you miss this?" bookmark tucked in a title. Staff periodically flag a book that may have fallen off your reading radar. Who knows? You may discover a new, favorite title!

Come, My Little Angel by Diane Nobel
A slim novella tells the story of 10 year old Daisy who is praying for a miracle in the High Sierras. If you like the series, Chicken Soup for the Soul, this story may be for you!

How sweet it is

by Melissa Brayden

DPL Rating:
4

Molly's partner since high school, Cassie, died in a plane crash over 4 years ago. She still can't quite picture her life moving forward without Cassie. Jordan, Cassie's younger sister, took Cassie's death hard, too. They were best friends, and Cassie was Jordan's only ally against her parents' wish that...

The girl you left behind

by Jojo Moyes

DPL Rating:
3

I both liked and didn't like The Girl You Left Behind. I enjoyed the book's two settings: 1916 and present day. I learned a lot about German-occupied France during World War I. I also liked the main male character during the present-day setting. However, I had a hard time feeling...

The inn at Rose Harbor : a novel

by Debbie Macomber

DPL Rating:
3

The first in what has become series; I can see why readers like her books. The story is about Jo Marie Rose, a widow whose husband has been killed in Afghanistan. As part of the moving forward process, she buys a B&B on Puget Sound.  This story tells about her...

Cinderella screwed me over

by Cindi Madsen

DPL Rating:
3

Cindi Madsen is the author of YA novels All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, and Demons of the Sun and adult contemporary romances Falling for her Fiancé and Act Like You Love MeCinderella Screwed Me Over, a women’s fiction novel, is the newest offering from this Colorado author.  No matter...

Fill the Void = Lemale et ha'chalal : torn between her heart and her family

DPL Rating:
5

Shira is 18 years old and must decide whether to be true to herself or fulfill a family duty. Ultimately the question is whether or not they are one in the same. I saw the film three times in the movie theater to take advantage of the larger screen as...

Kate's progress

by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

DPL Rating:
4

Here’s a sunny tale of a typical working girl in London who receives an inheritance that allows her to escape her life in the PR world to use her skills at home remodeling in a remote part of the country. Kate becomes involved with the family of the local squire...

Dead until dark

by Charlaine Harris

DPL Rating:
3

The HBO series, True Blood​, based on the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, has been a very popular show for the last several seasons.  After having watched the first few seasons of True Blood, I wondered what Charlaine Harris's series would be like.  Would some of the characters be more...

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