I recently read one of three books in a romantic series by a best-selling author. I stumbled across what I assume is the second of three. Deep in the heart of Texas, three sisters fall in love with three brothers. I was a disappointed by the book’s predictability. I didn’t think the characters were particularly interesting. I know—it was just a romance. I didn’t expect literary fiction, but did expect a little more.
May I recommend a few romantic westerns, or romances in a western setting, to you?
Searching for a new book to read? Check out Nora Roberts's newest book, The Search. Ms Roberts has done it again. This latest book is not a trilogy, as some of her others. She has combined her love of dogs with a little romance, and lots of suspense.
The Mid-Continent Public Library has Harlequin romances for you to check out. There are several series of romances, like Harlequin Romances, Harlequin Presents, and Silhouette Romance listed in the library catalog. The Dearborn Branch gets new Harlequin Presents paperbacks every month. Your favorite romance authors, like Penny Jordan, can always be delivered to your library branch by request.
Witches Sabbath, the Devil, and hints of rebellion make Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story Young Goodman Brown a Halloween must-read. The story takes place in Salem with a community of god-fearing Puritans during the time of the infamous Salem witch trials.
What kind of mystery person are you? Do you like mystery with a bit of romance? Every Move You Make by Carla Cassidy gives you both the mystery and romance. Cassidy states, "As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing better than a vicarious thrill, a safe scare, and that’s what romantic suspense books offer the reader."
How many of you love to hate Harlequin romances? I mean, it's easy to make fun of them. The titles are very entertaining, the stories not always so entertaining. And, the pictures on the covers are always fun to check out as well. However, as the old cliché goes, you can't always judge a book by its cover.
I’ve worked in libraries for a long time, and I’ve read lots and lots of books over the years. I really like young adult fiction, and my reading tastes cover a wide range. But I have one weakness. Call it my reading kryptonite.