Pride 2018: These Characters Have Been Out

By Kaley C. ​Happy Pride to those who are celebrating this month! In the growing sea of LGBTQ+ literature, I’m a huge fan of stories with characters that go beyond coming out. While those narratives need to be told, I have found myself drawn to characters who identify as unapologetically LGBTQ+. In this post you’ll find intrigue, suspense, love, and even a […]

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Highland Flings

By Marie B. Spring has finally sprung, the heather is in bloom, and, naturally, thoughts turn to romances featuring men who (probably) wear kilts.  Well, my thoughts do. Perhaps you think romance is not your cup of tea.  As a die-hard fan of mystery and suspense, that is exactly what I thought.  But…

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When (Natural) Disaster Strikes

by Jocelyn R. Tornadoes. Earthquakes. The tail-end of a hurricane. These are the natural disasters I’ve personally experienced. I still remember the tornado siren going off when I was in first grade, and the long minutes that followed as we crouched down in the hallway with our arms over our heads, waiting to see what […]

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Amnesia in Romances

by Jocelyn R. You wake up one morning, and, oh no! You don’t recognize the face in the mirror. Or the person laying next to you. What’s going on? Did you imbibe a bit too freely the night before? Did you age overnight? Nope. You, my friend, have amnesia. And that means you are now […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Historical Romance Lists

by Lindsey A. It’s the end of February… and the end of romance! Just kidding. Romance will go on forever. We have reached the end of this month’s Beyond Bestsellers theme, though. As I said in my last post, the romance I chose to read this month was The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Beyond the Regency

by Lindsey A. We’ve reached the midpoint of our February edition of the Beyond Bestsellers reading challenge. I hope you’ve found a historical romance to read this month! You can also take our quiz to see a number of different lists with reading suggestions. If you haven’t created a list, please do. We love sharing […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Historical Romantic Suspense

by Jocelyn R. As a huge fan of the romance genre, it’s probably no surprise that I also find historical romance very appealing. With historical romance, not only do I get the love story, I also get the historical details that convey the spirit of the age – the society, social mores, courtship rules and […]

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LibraryReads List February 2018

by Emily Z. Can you even believe it is already February? Whether or not you’re thrilled with the pace of this year’s progress, February’s LibraryReads List has a little bit of everything to distract you from tax season. There’s family drama (real and fictional), chilling thrillers, continuing dystopian travails, historical fiction, and Sophie Kinsella, bringing the love just […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Historical Romance

by Lindsey A. Welcome to your February edition of Beyond Bestsellers, Sno-Isle Libraries’ community reading challenge! I hope you’re all back in the swing of things. Jocelyn’s Epic Fantasy post will bring you up to speed with the second wave of the reading challenge. Each month we will read books from different themes, and participants can […]

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Wonderful Dogs in Romance Novels

by Jocelyn R. Dogs, lovable pets often named a person’s best friend, are wonderful characters who wiggle their way into our hearts. Just like their human counterparts, dogs have unique personalities and foibles that shine off the page. And since I absolutely adore dogs, it’s always a pleasure to read the heartwarming antics of these […]

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