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Romance Roundup: Car-Loving Heroines, Highlanders, and Hockey Players
This week’s Romance Roundup includes a sensitive Highlander, an emotionally closed-off hockey player, and a sheltered babe ready for some adventure. My...
9 Things You Never Knew about The Chronicles of Narnia
If you’ve been alive and more or less aware over the last 60-odd years, you are no doubt familiar with C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. The...
5 Famous Novels that Have Huge Mistakes
Writing a novel is a supreme effort of imagination, creativity, and discipline. Building a world with words and inhabiting it with characters readers care...
Romance Roundup: Awesome Warrior Women, Gallant Dukes, and Sweet Cowboys
This week’s Romance Roundup includes a duke who can’t read, a scorned woman whose meltdown goes viral, and a cowboy who wants to make a home. Fifty...
Put Your Holiday Drama Into Perspective with the Worst Holidays in Fiction
Despite being full of extra days off during which to read and (hopefully) the gift of some beautiful new books, sometimes the pressure of being surrounded...
Romance Roundup: Sisterhoods, Ranchers, and Conspiracies
This week’s Romance Roundup includes political intrigue, two people on major rescue missions, and a woman who finds protection in the arms of a rancher....
Curl Up With These 5 Holiday Romances
The holidays are a common appearance in romance novels; a time of good cheer, fine wine and food, and of course, sneaking kisses beneath the mistletoe....
not to be continued
6 Famous Novels That Don’t Have an Ending
If you tried to write a novel last month, you know how difficult it can be. Just finishing a book—no matter how long it takes you—is quite an...
Romance Roundup: Surfers, Hockey Players, and Small-Town Texas Romances
This week’s Romance Roundup includes a woman who gets a chance with her high school crush, a duke with a bad reputation, and a surfer who wants to prove...
the gift of reading
Should You Give a Book? A Holiday Quiz
There’s no doubt that books make lovely gifts. Whether it’s a hefty coffee table book, a quirky stuffing stuffer, or a treasured classic,...
get out the hankies
5 Romances For a Good Cry
I tend to like my romances on the sad side; tortured, emotional characters, high stakes drama, and of course, passion that seeks to defy the obstacles. If...
10 Must-Read Novels of 2016
Good books help us escape, celebrate, and survive the world we find ourselves in, and 2016 has been a banner year for transporting reads. The second half...