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The Flame and the Flower
4.09
it was amazing
In 1972, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss did what every writer dreams of doing—she wrote a classic novel with her very first book. The Flame and the Flower had ...more
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Mar 23, 2011
 
When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2)
4.06
it was amazing
I adored this book! Since I'm a big HOUSE fan and Eloisa admits this book is a homage to that grumpy doctor (who is, of course, an homage to Sherlock ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
A Knight in Shining Armor
4.23
it was amazing
This is the ultimate time travel romance that rocked the publishing world back in 1989. It was fresh and unique because Jude brought her hero forward ...more
Jan 1989
Jan 12, 2012
 
Down the Darkest Road (Oak Knoll, #3)
4.03
it was amazing
I know better than to start a Tami Hoag book when I want to accomplish anything else because once I started this one, I didn't want to put it down. I ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
Hummingbird
4.08
it was amazing
Everyone was shocked when LaVyrle Spencer retired from writing a few years ago at the top of her game (and the top of the bestseller lists), but she l ...more
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Jan 12, 2012
 
It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
I've never met a Susan Elizabeth Phillips book I didn't love. Of her earlier books, FANCY PANTS, HOT SHOT and HONEY MOON are my favorites but of her l ...more
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
I adored this book from the very first page. The writing was superb and did an excellent job of making me feel like I was experiencing every emotion w ...more
Jan 02, 2005
Oct 26, 2012
 
Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2)
4.10
it was amazing
This was the first of the Hathaway books that I read and I immediately scrambled to get all of the rest and get caught up. (I loved them so much I eve ...more
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Jul 20, 2011
 
Match Me If You Can (Chicago Stars, #6)
4.13
it was amazing
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a dangerous woman. I learned that way back in 1989 when I stumbled across her novel FANCY PANTS. In that richly textured, ...more
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Feb 12, 2012
 
The Crossroads Cafe
3.83
it was amazing
I'm embarrassed to admit that this treasure of a book has been on my shelf since 2006. It wasn't until I'd read and fell in love with Deborah Smith's ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
 
Q-Squared
3.98
it was amazing
This is by far the best STAR TREK novel I've ever read (and I've read plenty!), but it also tops my list of Best All-Around Novels. David effortlessly ...more
Jul 23, 2001
Oct 26, 2012
 
Garters (Small Town Swains)
3.93
it was amazing
Pamela Morsi has the sort of voice that only comes along once every decade or so--warm, witty, and uniquely American. The Americana genre has fallen o ...more
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Alice I Have Been
3.64
it was amazing
I adored this book! It's a novel about the relationship between Alice Lidell (who allegedly inspired ALICE IN WONDERLAND) and Charles Dodgson (Lewis C ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
 
Just A Kiss Away
3.72
it was amazing
This book is like one of those wonderful slapstick comedies from the 30's and 40's starring Carole Lombard and Clark Gable. Think BRINGING UP BABY set ...more
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Something Wonderful (Sequels, #2)
4.33
it was amazing
Judith McNaught has always combined fine writing with wonderful storytelling and she brings both to a culmination in this delightful and classic Regen ...more
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Jan 12, 2012
 
The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées, #1)
4.26
it was amazing
In this medieval and quintessential Garwood book, Julie brought something that was badly needed to the historical romance genre--delight. From the ver ...more
Jan 1989
Jan 12, 2012
 
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1)
4.08
it was amazing
I read this after SEDUCE ME AT SUNRISE even though it's the first book of the Hathaway series and was equally enchanted. Cam Rohan is a wonderful and ...more
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Jul 20, 2011
 
The Songbird's Seduction
3.80
it was amazing
Another warm and witty winner from Connie Brockway! I love Connie's books because she writes smart romance for smart readers. Utterly charming!
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
 
The Biscuit Witch (The McBrides, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
I found this novella to be as enchanting as Talullah's biscuits. There are so many books these days about "coming home", but this one truly captured t ...more
Aug 31, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
 
Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels, #3)
4.12
it was amazing
You'll find this Regency historical on almost every "Best of" list for a reason. Chase's tongue is as witty, sharp and delightful as her heroine's, as ...more
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Touch & Go (Tessa Leoni, #2)
4.05
it was amazing
For me, Lisa Gardner is that rare suspense author who gets better and better with each book. I keep waiting for her to "peak", but she just keeps clim ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
 
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
3.66
it was amazing
I really liked Melanie Benjamin's fresh take on Alice Lidell (of ALICE IN WONDERLAND fame) in ALICE I HAVE BEEN and I loved THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. ...more
Dec 24, 2012
Jan 30, 2013
 
Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, #7)
4.15
it was amazing
I can promise you that Susan Elizabeth Phillip's NATURAL BORN CHARMER will top a lot of "Best of..." lists for 2007 with this wonderful book.

Writers a
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Jul 12, 2008
Oct 26, 2012
 
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
4.12
it was amazing
The one moral to this story is that you should always listen to Connie Brockway. (As much as it pains me to admit it!) She warned me that if I read th ...more
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Feb 12, 2012
 
Delight
3.72
it was amazing
I took this book on vacation with me and got some very strange looks from the other passengers on the cruise ship when I kept bursting into hysterical ...more
Jun 10, 2001
Oct 26, 2012
 
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1)
3.92
it was amazing
I loved this book! I thought it was clever and funny and I laughed out loud at least once on nearly every page. I love the way the author incorporated ...more
Jun 20, 2010
Oct 26, 2012
 
Sentimental Journey
3.90
it was amazing
Jill Barnett has done a marvelous job on her first mainstream novel. SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY is a lovely and lyrical journey to the past peopled with char ...more
Jul 02, 2001
Oct 26, 2012
 
The Bridal Season (Bridal Stories, #1)
3.79
it was amazing
THE BRIDAL SEASON immediately shot to the top of my "Best Reads of 2001" list. It's fresh, funny, and thoroughly delightful from the first page to the ...more
Dec 06, 2001
Oct 26, 2012
 
The Great Escape (Wynette, Texas #6)
3.82
it was amazing
I await every new Susan Elizabeth Phillip book with breathless anticipation and she never disappoints! THE GREAT ESCAPE brings back Lucy Jorik, the 14 ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
 
Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3)
4.17
it was amazing
I really enjoyed SMOOTH TALKING STRANGER. Ella was an admirable heroine, especially in the way she decided to shoulder the responsibility for her neph ...more
Apr 23, 2009
Oct 26, 2012
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