What’s Old Is New Again, plus RWA Update | Romance Reviews

INTRIGUING HISTORICAL EXPANSION; OR, THE HISTORICAL CREEP Not that historical romance is creepy, unless, of course, you’re talking about a particularly sinister gothic. Yet the subgenre is expanding its reach, creeping into decades previously considered off-limits or at least marginal or viewing traditional time frames from a variety of perspectives.

Dodd, Karon, Follett, & More | Pop Fiction Previews, Sept. 2017

Bergmann, Emanuel. The Trick. Atria. Sept. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781501155826. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501155840. HISTORICAL German-born, Los Angeles–based Bergmann offers a promising debut novel about ten-year-old Max, desperate to find a love spell to heal the rift between his parents, who approaches an embittered old man known in 1930s Germany as the Great Zabbatini. Zabbatini […]

Nadia Hashimi, Gwynne Forster, & Caleb Carr | Audio in Advance August 2016 | Fiction

Fiction audiobooks releasing in August 2016

In Defense of Danger | Romance Reviews, December 1, 2015

Beyond the classic romantic suspense tales, many love stories have an intrinsic element of peril. See how our couples find their way out of tight situations in these eminently appealing works.

Last of the September Pop Fiction, from Paula Daly to Kim Harrison & More | Fiction Previews, Sept. 2015, Pt. 4

Block, Sandra. The Girl Without a Name. Grand Central. Sept. 2015. 368p. ISBN 9781455583775. pap. $15. THRILLER Block scored a hit with her debut, Little Black Lies, featuring energized psychiatrist Zoe Goldman. Now the good doctor is back, dealing with an African American girl whose identity is unknown. She’s suffering from amnesia, and evidently wants […]

Historical Gems (Balogh, Bourne), Stunning Contemporary (Higgins), Holiday Hits (Burrowes, Novak) | Romance Reviews

Small towns or cities, contemporary or historical, sweet or steamy, strictly realistic or graced with supernatural charm, there’s something here to match everyone’s tastes.

Captivating Romance from Jeffries, Phillips, Putney, & Thomas | Romance Reviews

Life-­changing secrets and class issues fuel Jeffrie’s plot, Phillips reveals a brilliant flair for the gothic, another memorable masterpiece from Putney, one of Thomas’s most unforgettable yet.

Christian Fiction Reviews | February 15, 2014

Reviews of Patricia Bradley’s Shadows of the Past, Ted Dekker’s Eyes Wide Open, Robin Lee Hatcher’s A Promise Kept, Cara C. Putman’s Shadowed by Grace: A Story of Monuments Men, and a list of titles from the February 15 issue.

Seven Best-Selling Commercial Authors from Bradford to ebook Wonder Van Dyken | Fiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 2

Bradford, Barbara Taylor. Cavendon Hall. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9781250032355. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250032331. CD: Macmillan Audio. POP FICTION/HISTORICAL Perk up, Downton fans: the mega-best-selling Bradford, OBE, sets her next work in Edwardian England, at the home of the aristocratic Inghams. The family of Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, includes two […]

Fiction Previews, Dec. 2013, Pt. 2: Robards, Wagner, First Novelist Baxter, & More

Andersen, Laura. The Boleyn Deceit. Ballantine. Dec. 2013. 400p. ISBN 9780345534118. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780345534125. HISTORICAL Andersen recently launched a Tudor trilogy with The Boleyn King, which imagines that Anne Boleyn gave birth to a lusty baby boy who would become king of England. Here, Henry IX, called William by intimates, has passed through […]