Month: April 2021

Historical Romance Review: Storm Maiden by Mary Gilgannon

Mary Gilgannon’s Storm Maiden is a Viking historical romance novel about a captor and his captive set in medieval Ireland & Norway. It features a strong heroine, but the injured hero is too beta for my tastes. A 2 1/2 star read.

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Link: The Evolution of Romance at Harlequin

The Evolution of Harlequin romances. Chris Lambie at saltwire.com addresses “How Harlequin Romances Got Spicier.” A study of 500 books found the covers and books got sexier as time passed. Still, younger readers view them as books grandma would read, despite their changes.

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Category Romance Review: Night Shift by Nora Roberts

Silhouette Intimate Moments #365 Nora Roberts Night Shift Cilla is a radio host with a stalker. Boyd is the police officer determined to stop him from hurting the woman he loves. 4 stars

Night Shift

Updates #4

It’s hard to believe this vintage romance blog is only a month old, as it’s taken up so much of my time trying to put it together. Besides researching authors, publishing houses, and cover artists, I’ve been reviewing books and tweaking the site to make it more user-friendly with plenty of links and additions to the menu.

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Covers of the Week #3

Ah, the beauty of Spring! For the week of April 26 to May 2, these are my picks for stunning romance covers to gaze upon!

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Category Romance Review: Carnival by Jenna Ryan

The setting of Carnival, a Harlequin Intrigue by Jenna Ryan, is the dark, dreary English moors. It’s a well-plotted romantic suspense book that will keep you on your toes. 3 stars

carnival by jenna ryan
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