The Original Bodice-Ripper and the Emergence of the Romance Novel

Recently I read an article on NPR entitled Happily Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances.  Apparently NPR had taken a poll of readers to discover what romance novels would rank in the top 100.  They had to close the poll early because the response was overwhelming.  Everybody had an opinion. On the list was some ofContinue reading “The Original Bodice-Ripper and the Emergence of the Romance Novel”

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Book Review – “The Good Girl”

My favorite thing in the world is a book that grabs me by the throat in the first few pages and hangs on for the full ride, all the way until the last page.  A lot of authors attempt to do this, but few actually succeed.  Mary Kubica is the exception.  From the first fewContinue reading “Book Review – “The Good Girl””

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