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I love words. I am beguiled by them; seduced by them, enchanted, and yes, enraged by them, sometimes. I'm the type of person who can get lost in a dictionary or an encyclopedia and only come up for air several hours later, wondering where the time has gone.

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Winter Dreams by Sandra Heath
Winter Dreams by Sandra Heath
Layer upon layer upon layer: characterization, plot, setting. Some books one reads (or attempts to, at least) seem always to be missing one or more of these rather important elements. When you add in writing (and/or sometimes editing) skills-or the lack of them-finding a great book to read can be a task filled with mytery. Not so with the books of Sandra Heath, and in particular, her latest, Winter Dreams.
The story begins in Lisbon, Portugal during the Napoleonic wars, then travels to London and then to Cornwall. In addition to French spies and English espionage, there is a prima donna who could give Maria Callas lessons in the art of being one; brother/sister twins with a psychic… Read more
Slight Change Of Plans by Glenda Garland
Slight Change Of Plans by Glenda Garland
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a romance --, April 29 2004
There have been more than a few books bearing the category title of Romance published lately that combine other elements with the romance. A SLIGHT CHANGE OF PLANS is one of the better examples of this trend, mixing a strong mystery plot along with a good bit of village life into the plot. I'd not read anything by this author previously, but will willingly read her other books.
One forgets sometimes about the deadly effects of village gossip on the inhabitants of such a small geographical area, in the days before radio, television or telephone. Many a reputation was totally ruined by word-of-mouth, whether made-up or factual stories.
If I had to find a quibble here, it might be… Read more
Until You Re Mine by Lisa Higdon
Until You Re Mine by Lisa Higdon
Whispering campaigns can be devastating to anyone, much less a politician. Sound familiar? Well, the technique is hardly new-Shakespeare utilized the tactic in Othello nearly four hundred years ago.
When Julian Norcliff, Earl of Lockwood, became the target of nasty innuendoes regarding his sexual preferences, his secretary Malcolm (himself rumored to be one of those preferences!) devises a scheme to shut up the whisperers. The Earl could hardly take a wife-he already had one, although she was in Italy and he was in England. Their marriage of convenience barely lasted through the ceremony before circumstances separated them. Since then, Julian had kept himself busy with his estates and… Read more