Romance Book Reviews (page 4)

TREMAINE'S TRUE LOVE by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Burrowes is at the top of her game, and this latest offering is not to be missed."
A gently bred spinster scandalizes her family by providing medical care to the poor people in the local village, and even falling in love with a handsome businessman can't dissuade her from her mission. Read full book review >
JUST A SUMMER FLING  by Cate Cameron
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A bright, warm, intelligent love story from a promising new voice in romance."
Invited to Vermont by a Hollywood acquaintance, movie star Ashley Carlsen meets local handyman Josh Sullivan, who has a reputation as a local player but doesn't seem to want anything to do with her.Read full book review >

THE GREAT ESTATE by Sherri Browning
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"In spite of their obtuseness, both Gabriel and Sophia are likable-enough characters, and the estate around which the plot revolves is charming enough to make the book a tolerable read."
A long-married earl and countess are estranged after the death of their infant son several years before, but their mutual love for their estate brings them together. Read full book review >
Indulge by E. B. Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2015

"A jumbled romantic thriller."
After their engagement, a couple faces threats as they prepare for their wedding in Walters' (Impulse, 2015, etc.) sequel. Read full book review >
If Not 4 U and Some Shoes by Laurie Nenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2015

"Fun, effervescent romantic comedy."
A young girl falls in love and tries to make her relationship work while also designing the perfect shoe. Read full book review >

THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER by Leigh Ann Edwards
ROMANCE
Released: July 25, 2015

"There's not a dull moment for this fantasy's protagonist—no matter whose daughter she is."
A young woman must prove her noble lineage in order to break a curse in the second installment of Edwards' (The Farrier's Daughter, 2014) fantasy/romance series. Read full book review >
Black Dawn by Cristin Harber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"Sure to appease readers interested in romance, but Harber supports it with a solid thriller foundation.
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A hacker stuck in a destructive relationship fends off terrorists all while being wooed by a handsome fellow hacker in Harber's (Hart Attack, 2014) romantic thriller. Read full book review >
The Cat and Cayenne by Claudie Hebert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A tumultuous, unpredictable, and ultimately absurd love story."
A woman bounces between three love interests after visiting a voodoo psychic in this romance novel set in modern-day New Orleans. Read full book review >
Elena Chavez by Jeanette Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2015

"Fast-paced and replete with steamy romance and eroticism but short on meaningful character development."
In Collins' erotic romance, a deputy sheriff seeks redemption after a disturbing encounter with a seductive, dangerous stranger. Read full book review >
The Lightening Round by Bruce Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"A fairy tale with a thoroughly modern heroine who tackles problems with grit."
A round and sassy baker chases love and (weight) loss in Stuart's (State and Local Government Workers' Retirement Savings Guide, 2002, etc.) rom-com. Read full book review >
TWICE IN A LIFETIME by Dorothy Garlock
ROMANCE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A feel-good love story that comforts rather than challenges. Garlock excels at creating an experience her readers want, one that's still heartwarming no matter how many times they've seen it."
With this historical romance, the prolific Garlock (Take Me Home, 2014, etc.) again uses midcentury, small-town America as her backdrop for a gentle tale of love lost and found.Read full book review >
Wishing on the Water by Elizabeth York
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Dramatic and twisty but full of plot holes; plus, the writer heroine isn't very writerly."
After her fiance dies, a woman tries to start over elsewhere, but a visit home stirs up both unresolved passion and new danger in this romance/thriller novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >