Sunday, April 25, 2010

New York Journal of Books review of John B. Rosenman's Beyond Those Distant Stars

Nicole Langan said:

"Rosenman fills each page with a source of tension that unfurls the plot at a rapid pace. The reader feels at one with Stella as she single-handedly turns the tide of an entire war. Her feeling of otherness, brought about by her new body, allows her to establish a unique connection with the All-Mother. Her passion for Jason is put to the test and she must choose between her personal longings and the good of humanity. Overall, Stella McMasters makes geek chic for a feminine audience."

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Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Maxine Isackson's Come Green Grass

Camellia gave Maxine's historical novel 4 Books.

"The diverse characters' interactions entice the reader into a vicarious experience of living through drought, cruel winter, wildfire, and dangerous, bad people--some who seem insane...Their resilience and ability to find joy and happiness amid all the hard work and sinister activities that keep tension throughout the story.

Maxine Isackson's depiction of how people "made-do" in that period and the enduring love she weaves in among the hardships, hurts, and fears makes compelling reading that satisfies the heart. I definitely recommend this read."

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Coffee Time Romance review of Maxine Isackson's Come Green Grass

LeeAnn gave this western historical 4 Coffee Cups.

"Come Green Grass is a sweet story about second chances, love, tragedy, friendship, and adventure. This amazing story takes you through the life on a ranch with all its excitements and pitfalls. You cannot help but fall in love with the main characters. Maxine Isackson has done an amazing job with this story in creating a truly believable world. This is a well written story that you will want to read again and again."

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Joyfully Reviewed review of Christine Young's Highland Honor

Klarissa said:

"Highland Honor is an exciting historical with lots of passion and danger. I felt drawn to Callie and Colin's lives and wanted to learn about them. With some questions unanswered Ms. Young leaves it open for more stories with these great characters. If you love Highlanders, you'll love Highland Honor."

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Classic Romance Revival review of Danielle Thorne's The Privateer

Pam S. gave Danielle's romance 4 Wings.

"The Privateer had me wrenched with emotion. I was forever wondering what was going to happen next...Danielle Thorne does a good job of pulling everything together as the story unfolds...It was a nicely done historical piece, capturing the era well, and reminding me of one of Jane Austen's novels mixed with a bit of the high seas. Full of suspense and a blend of romance. The Privateer is a note-worthy read one should not pass up."

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Classic Romance Revival review of Janis Susan May's The Fair Amazon

Melissa gave Janis's historical romance 4 Wings.

"I really enjoyed The Fair Amazon. It kept me reading from page to page totally caught up in the lives of these four people...I really liked her character development...Janis Susan May has created a great read that lovers of Regency Romances will find a lot of fun in."

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Classic Romance Revival review of Janis Susan May's Second Chance

Rebecca Rose gave this historical romance 4.5 Wings.

"Janis Susan May has a wonderful and rich knowledge and grasp of the language of historical England. She paints a wondrous picture with fancy dresses, well-tailored men's dress clothes, and carriage streets. Her villains are unscrupulous and self-serving while her heroes are believable and fun. The plot swept me away and I found myself intrigued as to what will happen next...I thoroughly enjoyed Second Chance and gave it 4 and a half wings."

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Classic Romance Revival review of Maggi Andersen's Rules of Conduct

Melissa gave this Regency romance 5 Wings! Way to go, Maggi!

"I loved this story! Rare for me to give a whole hearted 5 Wings to Regencies but to Rules of Conduct I do, with a fun, fast-paced plot line that has more than one "Oh" moment and engaging characters that make you care for how their lives turn out. The twists and turns in this plot line cause for more than one climatic point that leads you into the next one as you flip pages. Ms. Andersen has penned a winner here, and I for one will be looking for her next book. She writes Regencies with style and joy and treats the rules of conduct with a light hand that makes you laugh and cry. The book flows into its final happy ever after with a gentle stop that fills every expectation from the start of the book."

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Long and Short Reviews review of D.L. Rogers' Echoes in the Dark

Camellia gave this historical novel 3 Books.

"D.L. Rogers creates graphic scenes of the war and of the harsh word exchanges in Adam's family...the strength of love that undergirds the characters until the horrors of Adam's war experiences become echoes in the dark rather than raging nightmares is the shining thread that runs through the story. Echoes in the Dark is a thought provoking novel about a troubled time and how people overcame to move on to happiness."

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Linda Swift's The 12 Days of Christmas

Snapdragon gave this holiday fare 4 Books.

"Interaction with the children are some of the best moments in this thoughtful holiday charmer. Characters are wonderful - sad at times, but warm and believable...Swift shows us the relationship with the children just beautifully...The 12 Days of Christmas offers an unpredictable and very Christmas-y story, and many wonderfully evocative moments. It's exactly what you want to read at Christmas time, or whenever you want to recapture that holiday spirit."

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Jane Bierce's That Special Someone

Fennel gave Jane's novel 4 Books.

"That Special Someone is an easy and delightful read that you can pick up and put down between times, or finish in one sitting, when you feel in need of uplifting company."

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Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Judy Griffith Gill's Mother Love

Orchid gave this sweet romance 5 Books. Wonderful job!

"I have to say this is my kind of book. Sweet romance, but not over the top, Mother Love also has humor and heartache traveling side by side. Every time I took a break my mind would wonder what would happen next until I was forced to start reading again...I liked this book as it had a true to life feel about it...Well done, Ms. Gill. I would recommend this book to lovers of sweet romance who like a realistic, but thought-provoking story."

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The Romance Studio review of Dee Lloyd's Out of Her Dreams

Lottie gave Dee's paranormal romance 5 Hearts! Awesome!

"I love stories about reincarnation and love that time and death can't stop...Ms. Lloyd wonderfully blends mystery, danger, and the paranormal into one compelling story that the reader simply can't put down. The plot was tight and never lagged, the pacing perfect. The characters, with emphasis on the two leads, were fantastically realized and the dialogue was spot on perfect. The romance combined with the danger keep the reader emotionally invested until the end...I recommend this story for any reader who enjoys unforgettable romance that they'll want to read again and again."

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