Reviews and Blog Posts: romance

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...

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

Reviewer 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

Reviewer 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

Reviewer 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...

Still star-crossed

by Melinda Taub

Reviewer Rating:
4

Romance, adventure, and political intrigue abound in this delightful riff on Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.  The novel picks up where the play ends: street brawls and suicide among Verona's youth have left the city with uneasy peace.  When Juliet's statue is defaced, tensions between the feuding Montagues and Capulets...

The Scorpio Races

by Maggie Stiefvater

Reviewer Rating:
4

Every November on the isolated island of Thisby is the same: the carnivorous water horses, or capaill uisce, emerge from the wintry waters off the coast and are captured by locals hoping to win the annual Scorpio Races. Seventeen-year-old Sean Kendrick has won the last four races, and this year...

Montana sky

by Nora Roberts

Reviewer Rating:
3

Though I'm not normally a romance reader, I figured if I was going to try one, it had to be Nora Roberts. There's a reason she's so popular--vivid characters and descriptions of landscapes, just the right amount of tension and danger, and of course, the romance. 3 strong women have...

Sunset pass.

by Zane Grey

Reviewer Rating:
3

Originally published in 1928, this is a western with a heavy emphasis on romance. Tough cowboy Trueman Rock returns to an area where he sowed wild oats when he was younger and falls hard for a beautiful daughter of a rancher with a questionable reputation.  Thiry Preston has a bad...

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