Sadie
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Review: Sadie: An Amish Retelling of Snow White – Sarah Price

This is the third in Ms. Price’s Amish fairy tales series, though each can be read as a standalone.  I was curious how she was going to handle this while keeping within the Amish constraints, but each of the pieces – the evil stepmother, the huntsman, the dashing prince, and the seven dwarves – were all there, and worked pretty…

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Santa's on His Way
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Review: Santa’s on His Way anthology

I picked this up for the Stacy Finz story, as I’m not much of a cowboy romance fan, but I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked most of the stories. “I don’t want to scare you.” “It doesn’t scare me,” she said, swallowing hard. “But I wonder how I didn’t see it.” She looked up, her eyes meeting his.…

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Not Another Family Wedding
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Review: Not Another Family Wedding – Jackie Lau

I’m a pretty big fan of Ms. Lau’s books.  They tend to have a warm, comforting rom-com feel, while also not pulling the punches about more serious subjects (depression in Mr. Hotshot CEO, racism and postpartum depression in this book).  And since it’s not a Jackie Lau book without food, we’ve got poutine, falafel sandwiches, Cheetos, quiche, and tortellini, to…

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Night and Day
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Review: Night and Day – Andie J. Christopher

Trigger warnings: abusive family dynamics, fatphobia, drug addiction Grumpy hero?  Plus-size heroine?  Tropetastic!  This is the fifth book in the series, but I think it could be read as a standalone, as I’d only read the previous book (about Max’s sister) and I didn’t feel lost, though what I suspect are several other previous couples make appearances. After Letty’s breakup…

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Intercepted
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Review: Intercepted – Alexa Martin

Trigger warnings: gas lighting, racism I’m probably the last person you’d want reviewing a football romance, since my knowledge of the sport is pretty much zip, despite (perhaps because of) sitting through a relative’s endless high school football games as a kid.  However, the cover was just so gorgeous that I couldn’t resist, and I’m glad I didn’t!  This is…

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Strictly Confidential
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Review: Strictly Confidential – Lynda Aicher

Unlike the previous novels, this one doesn’t start in The Boardroom, but rather at a conference in SoCal, when Kennedy spies a particularly alluring man at her hotel bar.  Kennedy’s at the conference as the VP of Operations at her family’s company, and the handsome man, Matt, is the new CEO of a trucking company – though neither of them…

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Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter
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Review: Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter – Katie MacAlister

I’d read several books from Katie MacAlister’s Dark Ones series quite a while back and thought they were hilarious, and since I was in the mood for a quirky paranormal, I figured I’d pick up the first book in a new series by her.  Either my memory is faulty or my sense of humor has changed drastically, because there wasn’t…

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Night and Silence
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Review: Night and Silence – Seanan McGuire

I’ve been following October Daye’s adventures from the very first book, and now twelve books in, I can only say that this series just keeps getting better.  I will admit that when I read the blurb, I was a bit put-off – Gillian’s been kidnapped again?  Toby’s (non-) relationship with her estranged daughter has been one of my least favorite…

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