Mirtha C. (MirthaC) - Reviews

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Besieged (Skye's Legacy, Bk 3)
Besieged (Skye's Legacy, Bk 3)
Author: Bertrice Small
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 42
Review Date: 2/23/2006


Nearly a spinster at twenty, Lady Fortune Lindley is leaving Scotland to return to her birthplace at Maguire's Ford, a vast Ulster estate that she will inherit only if she marries an Irish Protestant. To that end, Fortune has agreed to consider a match with the Protestant aristocrat William Devers, a man suited to her wealth and status.

But it is the rebellious and disinherited Catholic elder brother, Keiran Devers, who steals her heart, driving William to a black and murderous fury. While Fortune and Keiran's forbidden ecstasy explodes, jealousy and intolerance lead to an unthinkable tragedy - and a destiny that will test Fortune's will to survive in a struggle to claim a new land, a new legacy, and the only love she'll ever want.


The Feast of Love
The Feast of Love
Author: Charles Baxter
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 19
Review Date: 2/23/2006


The story begins with a shadowy character named "Charlie Baxter" who suffers from insomnia and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He's a story-collector, and at the beginning of the novel he's collecting stories about love. These stories gradually take over, and the story-collector disappears, as he should.


The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5)
The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5)
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 365
Review Date: 8/3/2009


Great read - I'm hoping that she writes another book. I've enjoyed all the books in this series.


Hero, Come Back: Lost and Found / The Matchmaker's Bargain / The Third Suitor
Review Date: 2/23/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Two superstar New York Times bestsellers, Stephanie Laurens and Christina Dodd, join forces with one exciting rising star, Elizabeth Boyle, to create this sexy anthology with an exciting new theme. In an innovative new twist for anthologies, each author is reintroducing a secondary character from a previous book to star in his own story!


From Publishers Weekly
Three historical romance veterans present novellas that give the spotlight to heroes who've appeared in previous books in supporting roles. In Laurens's gentle though disappointingly conflict-free Lost and Found, longtime friends are blindsided by love, but must reunite a boy with his aristocratic family before they can indulge their hearts. In The Matchmaker's Bargain, a whimsical tale that reels with delightful screwball scenes, Boyle binds her engaging heroine to a former rake-turned-recluse, who soon recognizes this sprightly girl has taught him to live again. The final entry, Dodd's The Third Suitor, a fast-paced adventure involving a hoyden heiress and a spy on vacation at the shore, delivers many thrilling twists and turns. While each story will satisfy the individual author's readers, Dodd's has the broadest reach and provides the most entertainment per page, doling out fun main characters, a sinister villain, sizzling love scenes and a marvelous ending that will make strong women cheer. (June)


Lady Whistledown Strikes Back: The First Kiss / The Last Temptation / The Best of Both Worlds / The Only One for Me
Review Date: 2/22/2006


Who Stole Lady Neeleys Bracelet? Was it the fortune hunter, the gambler, the servant, or the rogue? All of London is abuzz with speculation, but it is clear that one of four couples is connected to the crime.


Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, May 1816

Julia Quinn enchants: A dashing fortune hunter is captivated by the Season's most desired debutante...and must prove he is out to steal the lady's heart, not her dowry.

Suzanne Enoch tantalizes: An innocent miss who has spent her life scrupulously avoiding scandal is suddenly -- and secretly -- courted by London's most notorious rogue.

Karen Hawkins seduces: A roving viscount comes home to rekindle the passionate fires of his marriage...only to discover that his beautiful, headstrong bride will not be so easily won.

Mia Ryan delights: A lovely, free-spirited servant is dazzled by the romantic attentions of a charming earl...sparking a scandalous affair that could ruin them both.

You'll hear it first from Lady Whistledown


The Lightning Thief  (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 1)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/21/2010


My daughter read this book and loved it. She couldn't put it down. Great series.


Lyon's Gate (Sherbrooke Brides, Bk 9)
Lyon's Gate (Sherbrooke Brides, Bk 9)
Author: Catherine Coulter
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/23/2006


Catherine Coulter brings readers the eighth book in the bestselling Sherbrooke Bride historical romance series. In the New York Times bestseller Sherbrooke Twins, Catherine Coulter introduced us to twins James and Jason Sherbrooke, two of the handsomest, most charming young men ever to grace the Sherbrooke family. James, the elder twin, is devoted to his family's land, and is now settled and married to the girl next door. Jason, however, can't forgive himself for his role in the events of five years ago, when his own willful blindness endangered the lives of his father and twin. He fled England, unable to face his family's love and acceptance, and has spent five long years in exile, trying to learn how to live again. Now Jason has returned, and his family will do anything to keep him in England. When he shows interest in purchasing Lyon's Gate, a stud farm near Northcliffe, they are overjoyed-but there is a complication, in the lovely form of Miss Hallie Carrick, an impetuous, outspoken young lady who may have just what it takes to fire the spark of life in Jason again.


The Marriage Test (Brides of Virtue, Bk 3)
The Marriage Test (Brides of Virtue, Bk 3)
Author: Betina Krahn
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 63
Review Date: 2/22/2006


Orphaned at a young age, Julia of Childress has become the angel of the kitchen at the Convent of the Brides of Virtue. All Julia wants is a kitchen of her own-and a husband for whom to cook. Griffin de Grandaise will do anything to make Julia his personal chef-even keep her virtue intact for one year.


A Season for Scandal : Tangled Reins / Fair Juno
A Season for Scandal : Tangled Reins / Fair Juno
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/23/2006


Two short stories.


The Secret Pearl
The Secret Pearl
Author: Mary Balogh
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 317
Review Date: 2/22/2006


To the woman known simply as Fleur, the well-dressed gentleman with the mesmerizing eyes is an unlikely savior. And when she takes the stranger to her bed, she never expects to see him again. But then Fleur accepts a position as governess to a young girl...and is stunned to discover that her midnight lover is a powerful nobleman.


Songs in Ordinary Time
Songs in Ordinary Time
Author: Mary McGarry Morris
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/22/2006


Songs in Ordinary Time is an epic of the everyday, illuminating the kaleidoscope of lives that tell the compelling story of this unforgettable family.


Tender at the Bone:  Growing Up at the Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
Author: Ruth Reichl
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/2/2006


Very good book - easy to read and enjoyable.


When We Meet Again (Effington Family & Friends, Bk 10)
When We Meet Again (Effington Family & Friends, Bk 10)
Author: Victoria Alexander
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/23/2006


Prince Alexei of Avalonia is a master at the art of seduction, but when a mysterious young woman he meets at a masked ball spends the night in his bed, he finds he is touched in ways he cannot forget.


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