Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Toss-up: Something old, something new

With all the romance novels out there, it’s hard to know where the good quality reads are. So here are some recommendations of clean, well-written romance novels I’ve read over the past couple years. Some are set in past history, others are set in present day, and one is both!   Falling for June by Ryan …

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Valentine’s Day Romance – The Naturalist by Christina Dudley

Most Valentine’s Days, I’ve reviewed a favorite romance. As far as I am concerned, Jane Austen, Rosamunde Pilcher and Georgette Heyer are by far the most reliable authors for a quality, wholesome romance novel. But I have discovered a new author of great talent, Christina Dudley! I still haven’t figured out how I even ran …

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Quality Romance worth Reading

I love Valentine’s Day because I love LOVE. And I love reading about love. I have been browsing through my binder of book notes that goes back to about 1995, and I’ve picked out my 20 favorite books about romantic love. How did these make the cut? What I look for in a story of …

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Valentine’s Day 2013 – Book Review of Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher

Often, in February, after several long cold months of winter, I long for a mini-holiday in a place guaranteed to be warm and sunny.  The first place I usually think of is southern California, and the logical time to go is Family Day weekend.  It’s been ages since I’ve been able to go, but this …

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Valentine’s Day Book Review of Arabella, by Georgette Heyer

Arabella was published in 1949 I read this book and wrote the review in February of 2004, “in honor of Valentine’s Day”. Strangely, I am having a similar experience to the last novel I read, Agnes Grey. I am about half way through Arabella, and I feel like the action has finally just begun. Arabella …

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Another Georgette Heyer book for Valentine’s Day

Review of The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer, originally published in 1934 Again, I decided to celebrate February, Valentine’s Day, by reading another Georgette Heyer book. This was a fun book, and I read it quickly. Knowing her oldest sister loves Captain Heron, a military man with little money, 17-year-old Horatia, a confident, direct young …

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