Reviews and Blog Posts: romance

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
4

This was by far one of the best teen books I read last year. It turns out that I have great taste, as it was also recently named as a Michael L. Printz honor book! Plus, the book is set in my hometown - Omaha, Nebraska. Believe me, there are...

The luckiest lady in London

by Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

Reviewer Rating:
2

I used to be a connoisseur of romance novels, in my younger days. I enjoyed the escape of a well-written novel, interesting characters, and good dialogue. Hoping for a little of that escapism, I picked up Luckiest Lady in London.

Heart of iron

by Bec McMaster

Reviewer Rating:
3

In this second volume of McMaster's London Steampunk series, we follow the Beast, Will Carver, a dangerous and solitary werewolf, and Lena Todd, a master clockworker and the younger sister of Will's boss' wife (Blade and Honoria from Kiss of Steel).

Rebecca.

by Daphne Du Maurier

Reviewer 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

Reviewer 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

Reviewer 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

Reviewer 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

Reviewer 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

Reviewer 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...

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