Top Romances of 2009 by Jayne
Most of my top books were in the B+ range. I think I only had 2 that were A- grades. I’m not sure if I was being pickier this year or just didn’t read books that wowed me.
- “I Do” Anthology”
- “Grave Goods” Ariana Franklin
- “Whisper of Warning” Laura Griffin
- “To Beguile a Beast” Elizabeth Hoyt
- “Somebody’s Hero” Annie Jones
- “The Surgeon’s Lady” Carla Kelly
- “How to Woo a Spinster” Kasey Michaels
- “A Most Lamentable Comedy” Janet Mullany
- “A Gift from the Sea” Anna Schmidt
- “Crossed Wires” Rosy Thornton
Editorial note: Jayne is taking a hiatus from reviewing for the first time in four years. She’ll be back reviewing full time in February.
I see you are taking a break. I love your reviews, Jayne, and will eagerly await your return.
Ditto ! Enjoy your break and come back soon. This is the first list that I haven’t read ANY of the picks. Going to research and see which ones I need to add toy buy list. Thanks.
Thank you for your review of Janet Mullany’s A Most Lamentable Comedy …it lead me to buy her Rules of Gentility for my cousin for Christmas, and it was a hit!
Have a wonderful holiday from reviewing.
I’ll add my thanks for a review of yours that led me to a new-to-me author Laura Griffin and a very enjoyable couple of reads.
Enjoy your holiday!
Thanks, Jayne. It was your review of “To Beguile a Beast” that got me to read the 4 Soldiers quartet. I haven’t read anything else on your list, though, so I’m going to check those out.
Enjoy your hiatus!
Have a good break, Jayne! I look forward to reading your reviews again in the new year. I”ve really enjoyed your forays into the new-to-me Harlequin lines.
I also have to say thank you for turning me on to Laura Griffin. Don’t be gone long.
I read “To Beguile a Beast” after reading the review, it’s definitely one of my top 10 for 2009. Furthermore, this book introduced me to Elizabeth Hoyt who is now an autobuy author for me. I also read Kasey Michaels “To Woo a Spinster” which I truly liked. I am still on the fence about this author, but I certainly will read her future work.
Jayne, I already miss you. Enjoy your break, we look forward to hearing from you in February.
I was delighted to see Kasey Michaels’ How To Woo a Spinster on your list of top 10 romances of 2009. I absolutely loved this little gem of a novella and thought it packed a lot of character development and emotion into so short a story. It really made me believe in love at first site and that there is such a thing as a person recognizing their soul mate in an instant. In some respects I would have loved a longer story, but another part of me loved it just the way it is.
How wonderful to see the “I Do!” anthology there. Thank you for including us in the list!
Thanks as always, Jayne. We’ll miss you, even if just for a couple of months.
I agree with several things on your list, particularly the Elizabeth Hoyt book. While I enjoyed her whole Four Soldiers series, To Beguile a Beast was my favorite.