Review: HIGH PLAINS BRIDE by Valerie Hansen

HIGH PLAINS BRIDE at Goodreads I meant to read a Cozy Mystery or Romantic Suspense this week, but real life stress derailed that.  I found this delightful book somewhere in my pile.  It’s ten years old!  The author is still writing though, so you should definitely check out her backlist. Emmeline is barely an adult…

Review: JANE SEYMOUR The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

History casts Jane Seymour as a qualified wimp and I’ve always felt that gastronomically unfair.  Just because you like one person, say Anne Boleyn, it doesn’t mean the next person is unlikable for whatever reason. Mostly it’s because I’ve lived long enough to know that there are many kinds of strength.  You don’t need to…

Review: HER ALASKAN COWBOY by Belle Calhoune

You know how I feel about Alaskan Romance, right?  Because, well, that was the magic which made my large family.  Check it out-  How to Bag an Alaskan Man  And I’ve reviewed it for this author before.  So I knew I could count on her to deliver the goods and, of course, she did. Honor…

Review: PIPER’S PURSUIT by Melanie Dickerson

I’ve had a massive head-cold all week and have only begun to think half-straight.  Kinda.  My apology for a less-than-stellar review, because this novel deserves way better.  This is the sort of storytelling which prevents me from speed-reading, well-rounded characters, vivid setting, sound structure. Katerina has grown up in medieval Hamlin in Germany, during a…

Review: STAR WARS LEIA PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN by Claudia Gray

Writing a Star Wars Prequel is no small task, as George Lucas discovered.  Not only do you have to reverse-engineer a story and the characters involved, but you have to deal with the backstories the fans have created for themselves, to fill the void.  This is why, I believe, my generation hated The Phantom Menace,…