Tag Archives: 1982

Promised Kiss (First Love From Silhouette #14) By Veronica Ladd

All her friends think Roger is weird, but Karen knows better… Background: 236 First Love titles were published between 1981 and 1987 by Silhouette, “AMERICA’S publisher of Contemporary Romance” (distinguishing itself from its main competitor, the Canadian-based Harlequin, which would fold Silhouette … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Lace By Shirley Conran

(Click here for information on the 2016 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As all of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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An X-Rated Romance By Tina Sunshine

Nothing would stop us in our pursuit of perfect grammar, a good body, and true love. OH, COME ON! While a frequent theme here is that YA novels from 30 or 40 years ago dealt with topics like drugs and … Continue reading

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Ten-Boy Summer By Janet Quin-Harkin

If Jill wins the contest, she’ll lose Craig forever… The number of different authors means that Bantam’s Sweet Dreams romances vary in quality; in this case the author keeps the focus on the wildly divergent personalities of the heroines and … Continue reading

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Just Friends By James Knudsen

Three was never a crowd before… The Plot: Suburban Chicago high school junior Blake Webb has been desperately lonely since his best friend moved away at the end of the 8th grade, and he has spent his entire high school career … Continue reading

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Over The Hill At Fourteen By Jamie Callan

Why didn’t anyone tell her that the biggest danger for a teen model was growing up? This cover is pretty much the girl-version of last week’s cover. Maybe Sylvia should date Marcus! (j/k: nobody should date Marcus) The cover photo … Continue reading

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch By Jack Martin (Based on a Screenplay By Tommy Lee Wallace)

An Annoying Autobiographical Pause: There was a de facto ban on horror movies, or at least “slasher movies” throughout my childhood, which is somewhat odd in retrospect, considering that we were allowed to watch pretty much all of the R-rated comedies … Continue reading

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