Romance Book Reviews (page 77)

DREAMSPINNER by Lynn Kurland
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"An intriguing, delightful romantic fantasy with epic fairy-tale elements; fascinating, well-drawn characters and vibrant descriptions of magical situations and locations reinforce a vivid, enchanting narrative."
Aisling, a weaver's apprentice, meets Rùnach, a simple soldier, on a quest to find a swordsman to save her homeland; but even sheltered Aisling can see that Rùnach is more than he pretends, and the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes that the world is not as she's been told—and neither is she. Read full book review >
THE SEDUCTION OF ELLIOT MCBRIDE by Jennifer Ashley
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Ashley integrates high-stakes romance, scorching sensuality and moments of taut suspense into a powerful, compelling story that is both breathtaking and sweet."
When Juliana St. John is stranded at the altar, her first love, Elliot McBride, steps in to save the day; little does she know Elliot has high hopes that Juliana can save him. Read full book review >

WHY SHE LEFT US by David Dennis
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 28, 2012

"Brutal romance occasionally marred by melodrama, bringing to life a tormented family of women and their men."
An explosive family of three young sisters and their promiscuous mother descends into suicide and murder in this dark romance told by multiple narrators. Read full book review >
Melody of Solace by Neil Edwards
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"A fresh take on paranormal romance."
A dead teenager must complete three tests if she wants to return to life—and her beloved girlfriend—in this supernatural romance for young adults. Read full book review >
The Journal by Matthew DeRiso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2012

"A misty-eyed paean to traditional romantic bliss."
A man searches for true love, as told through a year of journal entries. Read full book review >

SAVING GRACE by Pamela  Fagan Hutchins
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"A lively romantic mystery that will likely leave readers eagerly awaiting a sequel."
In Hutchins' (The Clark Kent Chronicles, 2012, etc.) debut novel, a Dallas attorney leaves her troubled career and love life behind to investigate her parents' deaths in the Virgin Islands. Read full book review >
Secrets of the Red Box by Vickie Hall
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"A love-at-first-sight romance livened up by a complicated heroine and engaging historical detail."
In Hall's (Journey of Promise, 2013, etc.) romance/thriller, a woman with an unhappy past starts over in 1945 Nebraska. Read full book review >
A LOST KITTEN by Jessica A Kong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A titillating opening to a space-opera romance series, with enough unique elements to overcome its flaws."
In her first volume of the Sea-anan romance saga, debut author Kong introduces a war-torn galaxy populated by strange aliens with mystical abilities. Read full book review >
Déjà vu by Katie S. Watson
ROMANCE
Released: July 25, 2012

"An engaging story of love and faith."
Two teenagers' love blossoms despite their different beliefs in this Christian romance novel. Read full book review >
WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT by Angela Bachman
ROMANCE
Released: July 16, 2012

"An uplifting romance about a woman finding a second chance."
A debut love story of two people recovering from their own tragedies. Read full book review >
Tapestry: Strands of Yellow and Blue by Cady Elizabeth Arnold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2012

"A glowing, potent fantasy tale for teens and adults."
This debut medieval romance sees a traumatized teen regain her passion for life, with the help of a man haunted by his own tragic past. Read full book review >
Indian Affairs by Parris Afton Bonds
ROMANCE
Released: July 10, 2012

"Appealing for fans of Bonds' established romantic style, this time with a message of diversity against an old-time, desert backdrop."
A married socialite finds passion in the arms of a Native American shaman in this historical love story from a veteran romance writer. 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 >