Category Archives: Chick lit

Seducing Mr. Sykes – Maggie Robinson

I am so deathly tired of the abuse of the English language in books. If I want to hear the language butchered I can take out my earbuds at work and listen for five minutes. It’s not just in early … Continue reading

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We Are All Welcome Here – Elizabeth Berg

The first book I ever read by Elizabeth Berg was something I read in one sitting, and was blown away by. That was Range of Motion, and it was a long time ago, and I don’t think I’ve loved any … Continue reading

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The Second Bride – Katharine Swartz

In the present day, a woman (Ellen) having the attic room of his home renovated is handed a piece of paper the builders find: the death certificate of a 22-year-old woman from 1872, Sarah Mills. She sets it aside, intrigued … Continue reading

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Mystic Horseman – Kathleen Eagle

I have to say, I’m a little surprised (pleasantly surprised, even, maybe a little) that Kathleen Eagle is not herself Native American. She’s married to a Native American, like one of the main characters in the story was, and so … Continue reading

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Must Love Breeches – Angela Quarles – Jane Wells

I surprised myself by requesting this book from Audiobookloudnoise.com (kidding – it’s now audiobookboom.com). I mean, I’m not a big romance fan, and I generally object to the time travel romance (been there, done that, got the torn bodice), and … Continue reading

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Pemberley to Waterloo – Anna Elliott

Volume II of The Diary of Georgiana Darcy picks up shortly after the first book’s triumphant end, and immediately throws cold water on the main couple’s joy (of course, otherwise there wouldn’t be a book). Napoleon has escaped his exile, … Continue reading

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Girl with Glasses – Marissa Walsh – Margie Lenhart

“Girl with Glasses” was not meant to be read aloud all of a piece like this. It’s a collection of essays and sketches and vignettes and lists; a few have a beginning, a middle, and an end, but more have … Continue reading

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Highland Soldiers 1: The Enemy – J.L. Jarvis

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. This isn’t to say I went into it with the intention of dissecting it like I seem to do so often to romances; I went into it like I … Continue reading

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Stone Devil Duke – K.J. Jackson

I made it just halfway through this. I have no idea what all those five-star reviewers were reading; not this. It can’t have been this. You can’t really blame me for the length of this review; about half of it … Continue reading

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He Taught Me To Hope – P.O. Dixon, Pearl Hewitt

Jane Austen continuations or reimaginings are always problematical. Just like fan-fiction in general, or unheralded self-published books, or Star Trek novels, there is now and then a gem which makes the hunt somewhat worthwhile. Not too often, however. He Taught … Continue reading

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