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“The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”
—Thomas Hobbes, English political philosopher (1588-–1679), The Leviathan

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This is a novel that finishes well. That being said, the first half of the novel is a muddy bog.

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Reading a book by Suzanne Enoch is like stepping into a time machine. She so adeptly transports readers back in time that it’s jarring to finish the book and realize it’s not the 1800s.

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At times this story is more corny than funny, more sappy than cute. But overall, it’s a charming tale that forces readers to use a bit of imagination and is engaging until the end.

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Lauren Dane first published Second Chances as a new author in 2005 with e-publisher Loose Id.

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Sarah MacLean burst onto the romance scene with a charming book infused with humor and romance. She’s followed up that debut book with a story every bit as charming, witty, and romantic.

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Mistletoe, long evenings beside warm fires, even the inevitable eggnog-related indiscretion: It’s no wonder that romance jumps on the holiday bandwagon like no other genre.

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This final installment of Stephanie Laurens’ Black Cobra quartet of books is much like the three before it—perhaps too much like the three before it.

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Fifteen years ago, Cassie Madison fled her hometown of Walton Georgia after learning her sister Harriett eloped with Joe Warren, the man Cassie had hoped to marry.

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Bestselling, award-winning novelist, Debbie Macomber, writes a compassionate, yet quirky story of one man’s journey through grief—sabotaged by his lost love—who decides when his sadness should end.

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Catherine Coulter’s latest novel has almost everything an historical romance fan could want: A compelling hero and heroine, historical descriptions that make you feel like you traveled back in time

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In Last Night’s Scandal, Loretta Chase evokes a classic romantic theme: the unexpected transformation of a childhood friendship into a love story.

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Long before she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her brilliant, Lear-inspired novel, A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley was winning admirers for her pitch-perfect stories and novellas.

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Edgar Allen Poe, high-school cheerleading, and true love—not three subjects you might think would naturally work together to create a richly crafted love story.

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Molly Harper has returned with her third installment in the Nice Girls series with Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever.

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This reviewer had such high hopes for this novel, a “love story” by Pete Nelson.

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Fiona Bristow lives on the picturesque Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest. She is a canine search and rescue volunteer, along with her three trained retrievers, Peck, Newman, and Bogart.

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Ms. Macomber’s tenth installment in the Cedar Cove series is every bit as entertaining as her prior nine.

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“. . . I wonder if being too satisfied with your life and becoming numb to it aren’t somehow intertwined. Like there isn’t something just as dangerous about playing it safe.”

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Nothing stirs a female heart more than a handsome man with a physical challenge. The inherent mothering instinct is intertwined with a mixture of physical desire and deep-seated admiration.

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In the course of Sophie Hannah’s suspense novel The Dead Lie
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Many holiday romance novels are simply set in December. Not so with Lisa Plumley’s Holiday Affair, which is undeniably a Christmas story.

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One of the most accurate and inaccurate criticisms leveled at the romance genre is that they are all the same.

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