Tag Archives: Romance

Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Forever Amber By Kathleen Winsor

(Click here for information on the 2022 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. This week, the first selection, Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor) Well, Constant Readers, I vowed to get to our first massive … Continue reading

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Love At First Sight (First Love From Silhouette #9) By Elaine Harper

How could nature have produced such virile perfection? Background: I am on the record about how I’ve turned around my opinion on Silhouette’s First Love romances (“AMERICA’S publisher of Contemporary Romance”), at least when it comes to Elaine Harper’s terminally … Continue reading

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Kathleen (Sunfire Romance #8) By Candice F. Ransom

There were times she wished she’d never come to America… Background: Scholastic’s Sunfire series is a cautionary tale about judging a YA Romance by its cover. Lurking behind the overheated cover art and melodramatic taglines are some of the best stories and most … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Christmas (Super Seniors #2) By Eileen Goudge

An island reunion of romance, surf and sun! The cover is telling: this book is just as busy and confusing yet generic as the graphic design choices. I had to defer to the folks at Fantastic Fiction over how to … Continue reading

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Mina By Marie Kiraly

This could not be damnation. But if it was, the fire was far too sweet to resist… As usual October means I will be subjecting friends and family to a schedule of seasonally appropriate movies (I shall forever secretly remain … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Endless Love By Scott Spencer

(Click here for information on the 2021 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature.  This week, the second selection, Endless Love By Scott Spencer)  Starting with a peak behind the blog-curtain: one of the more popular … Continue reading

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Someday Soon (Heart To Heart #2) By Vicki Tyler

Annie wonders if anyone will ever like her that way… I’ll say it again: I cannot resist a YA romance series with a gimmick, whether it is time travel, a talking dog, or he said/she said two-in-ones. The Heart-to-Heart Series … Continue reading

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Sweet Valley High #82: Kidnapped By The Cult! By Francine Pascal

She was right! Everyone was loved and happy except for her! With a strangled sob, Jessica burst into tears… So far this year, we’ve looked at books dealing with clinical depression, terrible parents, eating disorders, alcoholism and a wide variety … Continue reading

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Emily (Sunfire Romance #11) By Candice F. Ransom

Born to enormous wealth, she longed for something that money couldn’t buy… Background: Scholastic’s Sunfire series is a cautionary tale about judging a YA Romance by its cover. Lurking behind the overheated cover art and melodramatic taglines are some of the best stories … Continue reading

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How To Find A Husband In 30 Days By Wendy Stehling

By the author of the multi-million copy bestseller Thin Thighs in 30 Days… It is my intention to return to our regularly scheduled programing (and on a regular schedule!) in the next few weeks, but I could not resist pulling … Continue reading

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