BVC Announces The Librarian’s Spell by Patricia Rice

The Librarian’s Spell School of Magic 4 by Patricia Rice Can a timid librarian and a bold engineer save a castle’s toppling tower of books? … Continue reading

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CAFE READS: FOOLS PARADISE, by Jennifer Stevenson

Jennifer Stevenson’s Fools Paradise gives us Daisy and Bobbyjay, the youngest sprigs from modern Capulet and Montague trees, in “a blue-collar romantic comedy of feuds, follies, and getting your fingernails dirty.” 

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BRIDGERTON and Regency Romance

  Regency romances have been a “thing” since the Silver Fork novels of the 1830s, which I suspect Georgette Heyer grew up reading. I started reading Heyer as a teen, which taste combined with my love of the Hornblower series by C.S. Forester and … Continue reading

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BVC announces Only A Paper Moon by Jennifer Stevenson

Only a Paper Moon by Jennifer Stevenson Seven corny short stories with happy endings Spy Beanie – Okay, fifty-one years is a looong foreplay. I Remember You – Memory makes our relationships meaningful – trust makes them strong. Value for … Continue reading

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Pin Money, Romance, and Silver Fork Novels

In my own particular mental map of the modern novel’s river, the watershed is Jane Austen. Her books were romantic, but she was not writing romance as it later came to be understood. Romance in the early sense could be … Continue reading

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BVC Announces It’s Raining Angels and Demons by Jennifer Stevenson

MAN DROUGHT ENDS! Heaven doesn’t remember them, Hell doesn’t want them, and horny women are after them. Can the slackers teach Jeff and Mutt enough to satisfy the women they love? It’s raining angels and demons!

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