"In Bed" with Beth Harbison

August, 2011

Beth Harbison Does first love ever fade? Novelist Beth Harbison studies the vagaries of the human heart in her new book, Always Something There to Remind Me. When her boyfriend proposes, the first thought that comes up in Erin Edwards's head is another man, her high school flame. Tempting fate, she decides to look up her long-lost beau and hopefully find closure. Harbison is the author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous (soon to be a film starring Halle Berry), Hope in a Jar, and Thin, Rich, Pretty. The Maryland writer shares her favorite love stories to read on vacation.

Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
"Kathleen Woodiwiss inspired countless current romance authors to write, thanks to her gift for drawing rich, lush pictures of history and writing unbelievably hot sex. I love all of her books, but this is my favorite. Ruark is the hottest hero ever written, bar none, and to this day I hope to wake up and find him in my room. Set in the 19th-century Virgin Islands, this is the perfect sexy summer read."


The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart
"Perhaps my favorite book of all time. To say anything about the plot is to potentially give away a twist, so suffice it to say this is a moody, atmospheric gothic romance set in rural northern England that will grab you and not let go until it's over."


The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
"An incredible story of lost love, sacrifice, and strength, Pilcher's masterpiece jogs readers between wartime Cornwall and modern-day London, unfolding a beautiful love story among the private story lines of all the people affected by it, past and present."


Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie (Goodreads Author)
"I totally loved this funny, poignant, and surprisingly gripping ghost story/romance by Crusie. I believe Crusie is one of the few writers who is able to render a completely realistic, sexy, modern-day man in print, and North is a perfect example of that, while heroine Andie is sympathetic, funny, and relatable. I'd tell anyone who's never read Crusie before to start with this one."


The First Husband by Laura Dave (Goodreads Author)
"Stories about being torn between two men is a classic romantic setup, but Dave manages to make it completely fresh in this novel about a woman who decides to marry someone else while still reeling from a breakup with her supposed soul mate. She pulls off a nifty trick with the book—making you understand just how hard it is to sustain love, while making you utterly believe in it at the same time."



With a Little Luck by Caprice Crane (Goodreads Author)
"Caprice Crane is damn funny. To write a convincing love story with real humor isn't easy, but this is one of those rare instances where it actually works. The story about an L.A. DJ, who is fighting her feelings for a potential Mr. Right because of her superstitions, is an irresistibly quirky and lovable summer read."



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