Romance Book Reviews (page 13)

Love's Timeless Melody by Cindy Irish
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"A predictable romance involving a British vocalist's search for love, with a few twists."
Though they're opposites in many ways, destiny pushes an aloof superstar and a free-spirited psychic together. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This is worth a read because of the twists in the criminal investigation, in spite of a not-so-scintillating love story."
A viscount investigating a murder for the crown is reunited with the beautiful daughter of a criminal he nabbed several years before. Read full book review >

HIS KIND OF TROUBLE  by Terri L. Austin
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fun, sexy romp."
Five years ago, Monica and Calum shared some scorching hot kisses at an inappropriate moment, but Monica has changed her ways and sworn off bad boys, so when Calum comes back to Las Vegas, she wants nothing to do with him—or so she claims. Read full book review >
PUT A RING ON IT by Beth Kendrick
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Kendrick brings her signature breezy style and witty charm to another poignant and romantic love story."
When her former fiance marries someone he's just met, a woman who's used to playing it safe throws caution to the wind on a visit to Black Dog Bay, the Delaware beach town deemed the best place in America to get over a breakup. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author."
Inheriting an earldom riddled with debt, Devon Ravenel intends to sell everything off and sink back into his feckless life—until he sets foot on the land and feels the seductive pull of responsibility and meets the beautiful widow trying to hold everything together. Read full book review >

PERSUASION by Martina Boone
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Uneven but also atmospheric and packed with magic and mysteries. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Following Compulsion (2014), Barrie juggles future plans with handsome Eight while dealing with the possibility of ending the Colesworth curse.Read full book review >
Never Before by Tamara Herman
Released: Oct. 17, 2015

"An unevenly written but often entertaining romantic story."
A young woman must open up and face her past when she meets the man of her dreams in this melodramatic debut romance. Read full book review >
Hard Road Home by L.A. Dopson
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A provocative and sensitive portrait of love developing in the most unexpected of places."
A chance encounter leads to an unexpected connection for a young receptionist and a reserved trucker in this contemporary romance. Read full book review >
Finding Justice by Diana Taylor Hart
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"A fast-paced, if uneven, mystery about protecting familial bonds."
A young woman, with the help of her family and friends, confronts past dangers and a new string of mysteries in Hart's (Moving On, 2013, etc.) latest installment of the Old Pueblo series.Read full book review >
Living Colorful Beauty by Jonathan Harnisch
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A bluntly honest psychosexual odyssey."
A surrealistic psychological novel about one man's struggle to know his own mind. Read full book review >
SEE ME by Nicholas Sparks
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"More of the same: Sparks has his recipe, and not a bit of it is missing here. It's the literary equivalent of high fructose corn syrup, stickily sweet but irresistible."
Sparks (The Longest Ride, 2013, etc.) serves up another heaping helping of sentimental Southern bodice-rippage. Read full book review >
LORD FENTON'S FOLLY  by Josi S. Kilpack
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A poignant Regency romance with subtle inspirational messages about the power of forgiveness and authenticity."
When Lord Fenton is forced to marry or face disinheritance, he follows his mother's advice and weds Alice Stanbridge, a family friend, but their match is full of conflict. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
H.W. Brands
October 11, 2016

As noted historian H.W. Brands reveals in his new book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, at the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. “An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >