“All I Want Is You” by Elizabeth Anthony

All I Want Is You

All I Want Is You by Elizabeth Anthony is the story of an unlikely romance between a scullery maid and a duke.  Sophie Davis will never forget the day that her dying mother took her to London.  A kind but mysterious stranger takes Sophie’s mother to a hospital, and after she passes away, he helpsRead more

“The Mad Scientist’s Daughter” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

When I requested The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, it was actually by mistake.  I had confused it with a YA novel about Frankenstein’s daughter (proof that the …’s Daughter naming trend has gone too far), and thought I’d read it on a whim.  This turned out to be the best mistake of 2013.  The Mad Scientist’sRead more

“The Lemon Orchard” by Luanne Rice

The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice is the story of two people from very different socioeconomic classes who share a bond of grief.  Julia’s daughter died in a car accident, and Roberto’s daughter was lost on the night they came to America when he was captured by Border Patrol.  When Julia house-sits for her wealthyRead more

“Warlord” by Elizabeth Vaughan

A few days ago, I was pretty stressed out and got myself hooked on an escapist fantasy romance trilogy called The Chronicles of the Warlands by Elizabeth Vaughan.  The first book, Warprize, told the story of a princess named Xylara who became the Warprize of a barbarian warlord named Keir.  In the second book, Warsworn,Read more

“Warsworn” by Elizabeth Vaughan

This week I’ve been in the mood to read something mindlessly entertaining.  After finishing “Warprize” by Elizabeth Vaughan, I decided to pick up the sequel. The story begins as our scantily clad heroine, Xylara, feels a bit homesick, despite being hopelessly head-over-heels in love with her Warlord.  In order to be officially confirmed as his Warprize,Read more

“The Rowan” by Anne McCaffrey

Although “The Rowan,” by Anne McCaffrey, is a science fiction novel, it reminds me a bit of a fairy tale.  It just has that “once upon a time” magical feel to it. The story is set in a distant future where telepathy and psychokinesis have been scientifically proven to exist among a small percentage ofRead more

“The Courtesan’s Secret” by Claudia Dain

  Generally, I avoid romance novels like the plague.  I avoid romance novels even more than I would avoid the plague, as the plague doesn’t generally pop up in my day to day life.  However, every now and again I realize that I’m in a situation where I have to choose between a romance novelRead more