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Bernadette's Bluff by Elizabeth Jennings
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Feb 07, 2009

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bookshelves: romance-contemporary, 2009, romance-feel_good, reviewed
Read in February, 2009

Very short, quick, easy-to-read modern romance, set in Northern California. The book indicates 172 pages, but that's not really true because there was a blank page after each chapter, but counted in the page numbering. So, less than 160 pages... Not much to it, but I enjoyed reading the early writing of one of my favorite authors (Lisa Marie Rice). Bits and pieces of her writing style were in this book and I must say her craft has greatly improved since this book was written.

The characters, Bernadette Mansion (what a name!) and Jack Sutter (sheriff and mayor) were both nice characters. The book seemed focused on food. No kidding. They were constantly eating meals, drinking beer or wine (made in the community). Bernadette slept--a lot--in the beginning, then ate. The brief fax transmissions were funny--especially from Bernadette's friend, Ellen.

The way the town overcame their "problem" seemed a bit hokey. Heck, the entire book was a bit on the hokey side, but I enjoyed it because it was Lisa Marie Rice's earlier work. :-)
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Auntee Definitely for fans of LMR, right?:)

Kathrynn Oh yeah. Otherwise, probably a 2 star. The characters were not very well developed. Type of story I would expect to find in an anthology or short e-book. Nothing special and flat.

Auntee More like a Harlequinn or Silhoette romance...

Kathrynn Yes! That's it. I've read a few of those and didn't care for them because they seemed...hokey. (Don't mean to offend anyone, just my thoughts and why I don't read them.)

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