- Ilona Andrews‘ “Magic Burns” (urban fantasy) – Everyone’s been saying this is better than the first book and I agree. B
- Mary Stewart‘s “Thornyhold” and “Rose Cottage” (romance) – I preferred “Rose Cottage” to “Thornyhold”, but both were good. I really liked the sweet subtle romance of these books, also the post-war settings, and am definitely going to get more of her books. B and B+ respectively (and thanks Jennie for the rec!)
- Linda Lael Miller‘s “Shotgun Bride” (Western historical romance) – I don’t read a lot of westerns, but sometimes I just feel like one, and I usually pick up a Linda Lael Miller. This was the second in a trilogy, I’m guessing (there are three brothers, and the first has been married off), and was a good read – just what I wanted! B
- Robyn Carr‘s “Virgin River” (contemporary romance) – I’ve seen a lot of good reviews on this one, but it didn’t really work for me. I liked the frontier feeling of this book, but the relationship didn’t hold my interest and I struggled to finish the book. Then again, I’m not a huge contemp fan. C+
Re-reading old favourites:
- Lois McMaster Bujold‘s “Brothers in Arms” – Inspired by Thea’s review of “The Warrior’s Apprentice”.
- Georgette Heyer‘s “False Colours” – Inspired by Jennie’s review.
- Tanya Huff‘s “Blood Bank” – The collection of Vicki Nelson short stories that I mentioned here.
- Karen Rose‘s “Nothing to Fear” and “Die for Me” – I’ve never read her before, but I stumbled across this twinpack when doing my grocery shopping. It’s a lot more exciting than detergent.