Tag Archives: Romance

Sweet YA: From Twinkle, with Love and The Last Beginning

Here are short reviews of two sweet romance-focused teen books – one contemporary with an Indian-American heroine, and one futuristic time travel with a same-sex romance. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon. Simon & Schuster, 2018. 978-1481495400 This companion … Continue reading

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Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis.

Quick break for another pre-Cybils review, a charming Regency fantasy-romance, with strong underpinnings. Snowspelled. The Harwood Spellbook 1 by Stephanie Burgis. Five Fathoms Press, 2017. Cassandra Harwood used to be Angland’s only female magicians, and one of its best altogether.  … Continue reading

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Something Like Love by Beverly Jenkins

A few months ago, there was an article in Book Page magazine about Beverly Jenkins and her new novel, Forbidden.  Wait – a Michigan historical romance author of color I was completely ignorant of?  (Ok, given that I read maybe … Continue reading

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The Garden Intrigue

Back to trying to finish series – I read The Secret History of the Pink Carnation when it first came out, and have read and enjoyed several more in the series, but somehow fell behind. At this point, I have … Continue reading

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Touch of Steel and Moonlight & Mechanicals

More pairs… a pair of steampunk romances; oddly enough, neither is first in its series. Touch of Steel by Kate Cross. As is traditional for steampunk, this is set in the Victorian era; but our heroine is one Claire Brooks, … Continue reading

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Chopsticks

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral. This is a story told mostly in pictures which is curiously shelved as a regular novel rather than a graphic novel. That’s maybe because it’s told in photographs rather than drawings, though drawings … Continue reading

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How to Knit a Heart Back Home

How to Knit a Heart Back Home by Rachael Herron. This is the second book in the Cypress Hollow Yarn series of knitting romances, after How to Knit a Love Song. This second entry worked much better for me on … Continue reading

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How to Knit a Love Song

Recently (and I don’t remember where) I read about what kinds of men are attractive to straight women. I think it talked about the reverse as well, but what I remember best is that while men seem to like women … Continue reading

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The Iron Duke

The Iron Duke by Meljean BrooksThis is going further into my exploration of the steampunk genre. Once again, we are in quasi-Victorian England. However, no Queen Victoria, but a young king. England (and the rest of Europe) was, some time … Continue reading

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Steamed

Steamed by Katie MacAlister Jack is a computer-ish engineer in the modern era, at work a bit tired from going to a concert by the steampunk* band Airship Pirates the night before. His sister Hallie drops by to inform him … Continue reading

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