Tag Archives: Romance

Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Once again I owe Tasha/heidenkind from Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books who tweeted me about this one – thank you! Synopsis: Professor of genetics, Don Tillman, is perhaps one of the most organized people around. He has mild Asperger’s  but … Continue reading

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Review: The Plains of Kallanash (Brightmoon Annals 01) by Pauline M. Ross

I was sent a complimentary copy of that novel by the author, Pauline M. Ross, who is, like me, one of contributors of the Fantasy Review Barn. I’ve known Pauline’s online persona for some time – we’ve befriended each other … Continue reading

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Reviewing a Classic: Emma by Jane Austen

Synopsis: Twenty-year-old Emma Woodhouse lives with her hypochondriac, almost senile father at Hartfield, a small estate dwarfed by nearby Donwell Abbey. The owner of Donwell Abbey is the forthright family friend and Emma’s brother-in-law Mr. Knightley. When Emma’s governess and … Continue reading

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Movie review: Chéri directed by Stephen Frears

Synopsis: France, the beginning of 20th century, just before the WWI. Lea de Lonval (Michelle Pfeiffer) is a beautiful but ageing Parisian courtesan, currently without court. She doesn’t complain. As she’s been very successful and quite business-savvy, she managed to … Continue reading

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Review: The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister 03) by Courtney Milan

I got a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher and the author via the NetGalley site – thank you very much! Of course that fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis: Violet Marie Waterfield, the Countess … Continue reading

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Review: Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas

Synopsis (from Goodreads): She was unmarried, untouched and almost thirty, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn’t about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to … Continue reading

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Romance Debate part one – why Anachronist doesn’t like the genre

Perhaps you haven’t noticed it yet (you happy, happy creature) but romance is really not my genre. There are some exceptions, that’s true, but overall I find those ‘frilly’,’ pink’ or ‘purple’ novels silly at best, outrageously stupid and surprisingly … Continue reading

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