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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
This book was so gruesome that I could barely read a chapter a day. Stalin's fifties are best described as specializing in ignoring truth. An ostrich...more
Mar 29, 2009
Nov 04, 2008
The Third Circle (Arcane Society, #4)
May 13, 2009: It is hard for me to be objective about Jayne Ann Krentz, so I generally give any book of hers five stars on a first reading, mainly bec...more
Aug 23, 2013
May 12, 2009
Born in Death (In Death, #23)
This book deserves five stars for just the scene where Eve is dashing back and forth between two hospital rooms and two women giving birth. The baby s...more
Sep 2011
Aug 31, 2011
Light In Shadow (Whispering Springs, #1)
First in a two-part series (followed by Truth or Dare), this book is a great re-read . Ethan Truax is a very believable three-times-divorced and finan...more
Jun 29, 2014
Jul 04, 2008
Second Wife
One of my favorite Stephanie James (Jayne Ann Krentz), this one was published in 1986 and shows a growing maturity in Ms. Krentz's writing. Flynn Ramm...more
May 19, 2013
Jun 19, 2008
Obsidian Prey (Harmony #6)
Another good book with great characters from Ms. Krentz. Her males are always so . . . well, male - not only macho but clueless when it comes to women...more
Sep 17, 2013
Aug 26, 2009
Memory in Death (In Death, #22)
This book has several pluses. Only one dead person and that person deserves it. No blood and gore and random violence. We learn more about Eve's early...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Another favorite re-read, this one has Prudence and the Earl of Angelstone sharing investigative adventures as the Earl maneuvers Prudence toward marr...more
Oct 05, 2013
Aug 08, 2008
A Counterfeit Betrothal (Waite, #2)
Again not your typical Regency romance, this book follows two romances, one a marriage gone wrong and the other a marriage in the making and each coup...more
Jan 17, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
10-16-2010: I was thrilled to find this book on my last visit to the bookstore. Needless to say I read it as soon after purchase as possible and proba...more
Sep 03, 2013
Oct 16, 2010
Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity, #1)
It has been years since I first read this book and I am so happy I picked it up again. It is a book of joy and hope and rebirth as well as bitterness...more
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
4/23/2009: My second favorite Jayne-Ann-Krentz-writing-as-Amanda-Quick book, I enjoy reading it each year. When I got up this morning to find it snowi...more
Jul 05, 2013
Mar 22, 2008
Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
As usual, a highly entertaining account of Twain travels. This time he travels through the Pacific - Australia, New Zealand, India, Africa mainly - wi...more
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 30, 2009
Just the Way You Are (Lost Texas Heart Trilogy, #1)
OK, I read the first book last because I had trouble finding it and didn't want to wait, but this is definitely my favorite of the three in this serie...more
Mar 03, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
Some Enchanted Evening
If Ms. Dodd has any feeling for the manners and mores of the times she is writing about, she frequently sacrifices it to meet her plot's demands. This...more
May 22, 2010
May 21, 2010
The Fatal Fortune (Guinevere Jones, #4)
The plot in this book is intriguing with a twist on fortune-telling that I never would have dreamed up myself. Watching Guinevere and Zac move through...more
Mar 08, 2014
Nov 20, 2012
Zinnia (St. Helen's, #2)
The second in the St. Helens series, this is another in JAK's futuristic romance genre, a genre I feel is peculiarly her own, although I own a few boo...more
May 12, 2014
Oct 23, 2008
Ghost Hunter (Harmony #3)
Third in the Harmony series, this book continues with the ghost hunter tradition, this time throwing in new abilities - to create a blue ghost (Cooper...more
Sep 12, 2013
Oct 23, 2008
Absolutely, Positively
Another of my top five favorites by Ms. Krentz, this book is entertaining while showplacing her ability to create great characters and smooth dialogue...more
Jun 27, 2014
Oct 23, 2008
My least favorite Amanda Quicks are the ones that refer to Zamar and Vanza. This one is Zamar. I have learned over many readings, however, to ignore t...more
Dec 18, 2013
Mar 23, 2008
Crystal Flame (Lost Colony, #2)
I don't know how many times I have read this book (more than three times at least), but it remains one I look forward to re-reading every year. Like S...more
Dec 02, 2013
Oct 23, 2008
Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #10)
These books just keep getting better and better. I like the more mature Lori. Her interactions with people from all walks of life make her a great rol...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
Sand: The Never-Ending Story
Startling! That’s the word that comes immediately to mind when thinking of this book. I was startled into laughter three times before I reached page 1...more
Jun 10, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
Rising Tides (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #2)
Ethan and Grace's story rivals that of Cam and Anna, the first book in this series, but Ethan's truly awful history really caught my emotions. Watchin...more
Sep 02, 2014
Jan 28, 2012
Amaryllis (St. Helen's, #1)
Dec 7 ,2008 - The first in the St. Helens series, this one is about Amaryllis, a full-spectrum prism with high ethics working for Psynergy, Inc. and L...more
May 08, 2014
Oct 23, 2008
Shield's Lady (Lost Colony, #3)
One of my favorites in this genre (published 1989), this futuristic romance is one of Ms. Krentz's best - along with Orchid, Zinnia, and Amaryllis. It...more
Feb 11, 2014
Oct 23, 2008
Exile's Honor (Heralds of Valdemar, #6)
Alberich is a great character and I thoroughly enjoyed the religious philosophy in this book as well as Alberich's soul-searching concerning his honor...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society, #3)
The characters and dialogue are as good as ever and the suspense is the kind I like, i.e., not too close for comfort. The plot got off to a fast start...more
Aug 17, 2013
Feb 06, 2009
With A Single Spell (Ethshar, #2)
Although it took a while to really get into this (it seemed like Tobas was wandering all over the place for a long time), it finally got off the groun...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
How to Work With an Architect
I think this book will have more meaning for my husband, the lawyer, than it did for me. By the time I finished, I had a somewhat negative feeling abo...more
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
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