Romance Book Reviews (page 69)

THE CHINA BRIDE by Mary Jo Putney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Delicately sensual East-meets-West historical romance."
The forbidden world of 19th-century China opens its gates to a wandering Scottish lord and the beautiful Eurasian girl who serves as his guide. Read full book review >
AN OBVIOUS ENCHANTMENT by Tucker Malarkey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Uninspired, sometimes plain clunky prose, but, as the story's mysteries unfold, Malarkey raises intriguing questions about the actions that passions drive us to—with profound or searing consequences."
Malarkey's debut has the elements of a romance novel—chiseled hero, headstrong heroine, tropical island—but its curiosity about love, both Eros and agape, raises it a teeny notch above formula fiction.. Read full book review >

THE LAST GOOD MAN by Kathleen Eagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Heartfelt and homespun, with a believably gallant hero who (sigh) never asks stupid questions."
A good man is hard to find, but a romance by Eagle (What the Heart Knows, 1999, etc.) is a good place to start. Read full book review >
THE MARRIAGE PRIZE by Virginia Henley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"For those with a lower melting point than Rosamond's, scenes like this should induce many pulse points of pleasure."
Closing volume in Henley's Plantagenet trilogy (The Dragon and the Jewel, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
THE BRIDE AND THE BEAST by Teresa Medeiros
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2000

"Instead of purveying such copycat fables, Medeiros would be better off sticking to the witchy romances she does best."
A first hardcover in the warmed-over fairy-tale tradition of Jude Deveraux and Julie Garwood. Read full book review >

WHERE YOU BELONG by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Afterward she returns to New York to begin her life anew—a long and tortuous process that seems more agonizing and dangerous than the worst assignment Val ever took on."
Where You Belong ($24.95; Mar.; 416 pp.; 0-385-49275-8): The latest from the prolific Bradford (A Sudden Change of Heart, 1999, etc.) that follows the adventures of Valentine ("Val") Read full book review >
PEARL COVE by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1999

"Strong, interesting, and sexy characters—and, happily for lovers of romance and priceless jewels, there are still three Donovan siblings to go. ($150,000 ad/promo)"
In her third steamy romance about the gem-dealing Donovans (Amber Beach, 1997, etc.), Lowell joins Nora Roberts in the celebration of lusty heroes with large, loving families. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS KISS by Jackie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 1999

"Well, even if you don—t. (Literary Guild Main selection; Doubleday Book Club Main selection; TV and radio satellite tour; author tour)"
The fifth in a series featuring sexy Lucky Santangelo (Vendetta, 1997, etc.), the feminist, gun-toting head of Panther Studios. Read full book review >
A CERTAIN SMILE by Judith Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1999

"But after a humdinger of a first half, the ending seems forced. (Doubleday Book Club main selection; Literary Guild selection; ad/promo)"
A Summertime-like romance between older lovers, set in modern-day China, from perennial bestseller Michael (Acts of Love, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
BITTERSWEET by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1999

"Steel manages to make even some solid ideas sound treacly and dated."
For diehard Steel fans only. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >