Reviews : Romance

‘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

‘Songs Unfinished’ by Holly Stratimore

As Songs Unfinished opens, Shawn Davies is in big trouble. After a long spiral downward, she’s just about hit rock bottom and it doesn’t seem as if she’ll be able to bounce back up. Shawn leaves a guy named Brinkman knocked out cold in a sleazy motel, and counting what scant money she has to… read more

‘Love Is Enough’ by Cindy Rizzo

When Massachusetts Congressional Representative, Angie Antonelli, gives in to her friend Patty to go out on a blind date with investment manager, Jan Clifford, she’s convinced it will be another in a long line of misadventures. She’s convinced this new mystery woman will be just like all her previous dates since her heart was broken… read more

‘Life After Love’ by KG MacGregor

Is life after love even a possibility? Bea Lawson certainly isn’t convinced. It’s okay, though, because Bea isn’t interested in pursuing a permanent relationship with anyone. She’s convinced that her life with her dog, Dexter, and the friendships she has, especially with Kit, one of her employees, and Kit’s wife, Marta, is more than enough…. read more

‘Sweet, Sweet Wine’ by Jaime Clevenger

In the opening paragraphs of Sweet, Sweet Wine, Riley Robinson and Ana Potrero meet in the Rocky Mountain town of Catori. Riley has come to town to put some space between her and her recently failed relationship by visiting her friend, Sharon, who owns a bed and breakfast in the tourist town. Ana is in… read more

‘Under a Falling Star’ by Jae

A good lesbian romance is always welcome, but a romance with wit and humor is a most welcome gift to brighten up “those” days, and in fact every day…. read more