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Not All Hearts and Cupids

If you’re not in the mood for another sugar-coated happily-ever-after, immerse yourself in a novel of love gone wrong. In fact, consider St. Valentine himself: the namesake of our February 14th chocolate-and-sweethearts extravaganza suffered a martyr’s death. I singled out … Continue reading

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Accidental Sleuths

If you’re a fan of mystery fiction, here are a couple of suggestions. I really liked Susan Toy’s Island in the Cloud. “Far away from the hustle of modern life,’ I wrote in my review, “the lush, warm and fragrant … Continue reading

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If you like fairy tales …

Beauty and the Beast is my favourite fairy tale. I’ll quote one of my characters, the five-year-old Elizabeth Chatwin. “I like her (Beauty) more than Snow White or Cinderella,” she says, “or even Sleeping Beauty. She saved the Beast and … Continue reading

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If you like historical romance…

I didn’t fancy historical romances until I came across Elizabeth Hoyt and her Maiden Line series. (To tell the truth, I didn’t read romances at all before I discovered Susan Elizabeth Phillips, but that’s another story). Elizabeth Hoyt’s novels inspired me to search … Continue reading

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