Category Archives: romance

Book Preview: The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

In┬áThe Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen (2012) by Syrie James, an American rare-books librarian finds a manuscript written by Jane Austen that has never been published. Samantha McDonough has traveled to London with her boyfriend, and while he attends a … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Glass Kitchen

The Glass Kitchen (2014) by Linda Francis Lee takes a woman with a culinary heritage from Texas to Manhattan as she searches for a new life. Portia Cuthcart has lost her dream. She planned to run the family restaurant established … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Guest House

Someday I hope to visit Cape Cod, a place that has always intrigued me. But for now, this native Californian will content herself with reading The Guest House (2013) by Erika Marks. The local families of Harrisport, Massachusetts have spent … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Stuck

Stuck (2013) by Stacey D. Atkinson is a coming-of-age story about Canadian Odette LeBlanc, a twenty-three-year-old living in a New Brunswick village, where she has been working the night shift at a convenience store since graduating from high school. She … Continue reading

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Book Preview: New Money

New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (2013) tells the tale of Savannah Morgan, a twenty-four-year-old assistant librarian in Charlotte, South Carolina. Her mother lead her to believe that she was the result of a wild and reckless liaison. But despite … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Last MacKlenna

Today’s book preview is about the indie companion book to Katherine Lowry Logan’s The Ruby Brooch (2012), which introduced Kit MacKlenna’s godfather, Elliott Fraser. In The Last MacKlenna (2013), Meredith Montgomery, the first female president of her family’s 160-year-old Napa, … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Biology of Luck

In The Biology of Luck (2013) by Jacob M. Appel, Larry Bloom is a New York City tour guide, wanna-be novelist, and casualty of love. Self-diagnosed as nondescript and homely, Larry wrote a novel for and about Starshine Hart, a … Continue reading

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