Romance Book Reviews (page 78)

Tapestry: Strands of Yellow and Blue by Cady Elizabeth Arnold
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
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 >

Released: June 15, 2012

"An exceptional first effort that captures the harmony of two beating hearts."
Detailing how family dynamics, cultural diversity and past relationships shape who we are, debut novelist Hiatt subtly explores the cavern between a successful life and a meaningful one. Read full book review >
SWAN MAIDEN by Sharon Margolis
Released: May 24, 2012

"A lavishly detailed historical epic with well-drawn characters, Margolis' novel contains an enjoyable balance of action and romance."
A pagan priestess and Frankish count overcome mutual distrust and religious strife to form a loving partnership and bring peace to Saxony in Margolis' historical romance. Read full book review >
Released: May 12, 2012

"Not quite an award-winning stallion, but the plot gallops along at a steady pace, making for an entertaining light read."
From Golden Heart finalist Pettersen (Fillies and Females, 2011, etc.) comes the story of a poverty-stricken horse masseuse and the brash, wealthy new boss she falls in love with. Read full book review >

Double Redemption: The Story of Mike and Emma by Francis Gene Collins
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"A beautifully crafted, redemptive love story."
A man and woman battle feelings of worthlessness as they tentatively learn to love and trust again in Collins' debut romance novel. Read full book review >
Anathema by Chris Twist
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Although this story has its heart in the right place, readers may want to seek out other fiction that shows greater respect for transgender people."
A middle-aged man falls in love with a young transgender woman in this experimental debut novel that seems more concerned with anatomy than humanity. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2012

"A fast-paced series of sexual romps featuring a main character who lives up to his moniker."
Coleman's erotic debut novel concerns a particularly freaky love doctor. Read full book review >
A DEAL WITH GOD by Michael  Haden
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"A well-intentioned but uneven what-if fantasy."
An obedient woman saves a motherless child from a dark fate in this Christian romance novel. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A well-crafted tale of passion, loss and the dangers of obsession."
Trace the curved line between love and obsession in this steamy novel. Read full book review >
Pale Diamonds by Diane Hunt Stockmar
Released: Oct. 29, 2011

"Thriller fans should anticipate a considerable amount of canoodling, but most will find the protagonist appealing."
In Stockmar's latest thriller-romance (Merlin's Triumph, 2012, etc.), Beau Donahue tries to play matchmaker for her songwriter friend, Melly, who may be targeted for murder. Read full book review >
TWO WEDDINGS by Farin Powell
Released: Sept. 16, 2011

"A tale of motherly manipulation in which unanswered prayers on earth mirror the unanswered questions that remain, even in heaven."
Powell's debut novel, the story of two couples searching for love and forgiveness, begins, ironically, with two funerals. 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 >