A Gentleman Undone, Cecilia Grant, A Reviews by Dabney here and Janet here. Sublime, gorgeous tale of an honorable but emotionally scarred soldier and an even more scarred ex-prostitute who is another man’s mistress. I love Grant’s characterization, her prose and the way her stories… more
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When Jane asked for our Best of 2012 lists, I knew mine would probably be short but I had no idea how short. I started with 3 books. Three. Books. Total. “WTF?,” I thought. Had I turned into that much… more
Dear Ms. Knox, Ms. O’Keefe, and Ms. Sloan: I suspect a conspiracy. Every anthology I’ve read this year, composed of three novellas, contains one novella much weaker than the other two. I can’t figure out if the point is to… more
My top ten favorite books published in 2012, ranked (that part was haaaard) and described: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore Review by me. This intricately plotted YA fantasy about a young queen’s heroic determination to uncover buried truths about her father… more
Given that this is the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to gather a list of holiday recommended reads. Unfortunately the list is largely Christmas oriented, in part because there are so few non Christmas holiday stories out… more