Monthly Archives: May 2012

Announcing the 2012 Edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club

Full name: Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature Defined As Books Authored By, About or Widely Read By Women in the 20th Century, But Published Before 1980, Because I Have To Put Some Sort of Guidelines … Continue reading

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Recipe For Romance By Terri Fields

I know what this looks like… …but while the story was extremely silly and far-fetched, it was well written. It has a beginning, middle and end, a goal-driven main character, and some nice touches of local color that brings the … Continue reading

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Superflirt By Helen Cavanagh

A few weeks back New York Magazine, in their reportage on Fifty Shades of Grey, provided a handy flow-chart so you can find the sub-(or sub-sub-sub-)genre of Romance Novel that is right for you by answering questions about your story-specific … Continue reading

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Hangin’ Out With Cici By Francine Pascal

Background: We have to address the elephant in the room:  Sweet Valley Confidential, the long-rumored “ten years-later” sequel to Francine Pascal’s various Sweet Valley series which finally came to fruition last year. The big news at the time was that … Continue reading

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