Reviews and Blog Posts: romance

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...

Soulless, the manga. Vol. 1

by Gail Carriger

Reviewer Rating:
3

Lots of folks have raved about Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, so I thought I'd try the manga version of the first book, Soulless. In it, we meet Miss Alexia Tarabotti, a preternatural, meaning that she can suck the supernatural out of werewolves, vampires, and the like. Her versioin of Victorian...

The duchess

by Jude Deveraux

Reviewer Rating:
4

Claire Willoughby is an America heiress, who is must marry well in order to recive her inheritance. She meets and is quickly engaged to Harry the  eleventh Duke of MacArran. Harry brings Claire and her lazy and ignorant parents to Bramley house to live until the wedding. Claire is in...

Attachments

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
4

Before Rainbow Rowell hit it big with the teen romance Eleanor and Park, she published a book for adults, Attachments. This is a sweet, humorous love story, told through the eyes of Liincoln, computer security specialist at the local newspaper.  This means he has to read flagged emails. He starts...

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