Romance Book Reviews (page 81)

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 >