Romance Book Reviews

AN AMERICAN IN SCOTLAND by Karen Ranney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Overall, though, the novel is a great swashbuckling read. The complex political issues of the time give the plot momentum and the characters much room for growth, and the prose is fluid and well-paced."
A daring young woman sails to Scotland during the American Civil War to sell her family's last crop of cotton and save them from starvation, facing danger and romance along the way. Read full book review >
WEDDING NIGHT WITH THE EARL by Amelia Grey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fun and absorbing read."
An earl shuns society after his wife dies in childbirth, but guardianship of his young cousin forces him to leave his isolated hideaway and re-enter the London social whirl. Read full book review >

THE TOTAL PACKAGE by Stephanie Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A charming romance full of heart, heat, and plenty of football."
A quarterback with a past and a sports commentator with some secrets of her own fall for each other in this romance from Evanovich (The Sweet Spot, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
A Keeper's Truth by Dee Willson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sensual novel about a painter, sparkling with mythological details."
In this debut romantic fantasy, a widow tries to choose between a family man and a globe-trotting teacher, unaware that an ancient predator stalks her. Read full book review >
TEMPTATIONS OF A WALLFLOWER by Eva Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"This page-turner can only help Leigh's career. Read it without delay."
A nobly-born vicar and a wallflower find unlikely love in the Regency period, but both of them have scandalous secrets. 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 >