Reviews : Romance

'The One That Got Away' by Carol Rosenfeld

In The One That Got Away, Carol Rosenfeld’s debut novel, wedding planning—the stuff of cotton candy-spun dreams—serves as the backdrop for the romantic longings of Bambi Devine—B.D. to her friends—who earns her living in the industry… read more

'The Gods of Tango' by Carolina De Robertis

There’s a way a novel can preserve stories, especially the stories of women, especially of marginalized people, that would otherwise be lost to us. We know these people existed, that they’ve always existed, but their lives have gone unrecorded… read more

‘Petticoats and Promises’ by Penelope Friday

Serena Coleridge comes from a wealthy family in the town of Winterton, somewhere outside of London. By the year 1815, when Petticoats and Promises opens, she’s grown into a teenager alongside the beautiful Clara Battersley, her best friend and neighbor, who comes from a similar background with one exception—Clara’s mother is a woman of title…. read more

‘Forever Faithful’ by Isabella

As Forever Faithful opens, we are plunged into the chaos of the life of military personnel and their families when orders come to ship out to a country where life will be filled with tension and danger. Although Colonel Nicole Caldwell thought she’d be staying in the states to do research after completing her degree,… read more

‘Bright Lights of Summer’ by Lynn Ames

When Julie Newsome meets Theodora “Dizzy” Hosler in the opening pages of Bright Lights of Summer, she’s looking for information to better understand her recently deceased mother. Dizzy never knew Julie’s mother, but Julie has another motive for contacting Diz. She wants to write about women in softball in the 1940s and she hopes Diz… read more