I’d really love to see you tonight: Healed with a Kiss

When I'm writing stories or essays, I listen to light classical music, or Enya. For other online work, such as these posts, my music of choice is soft rock from the 1970s and 1980s. As I started drafting this post, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight," from 1976, started to play, and it seemed …

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The Good Girl’s Second Chance

I picked up another set of free sample Harlequins, just to keep up with the different lines (and, of course, FREE BOOKS!). Getting a set like this means there will be some books I like less than others. Which brings me to The Good Girl's Second Chance, a 2015 Harlequin Special Edition, by Christine Rimmer. …

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Accidental Princess

The Accidental Princess (2008), by Nancy Robards Thompson, is a charming mix of reality and whimsy. This is part of the Harlequin NEXT line, generally featuring older women such as divorcees and widows, who "discover that an unexpected fork in the road can be exactly what you need." Sophie Baldwin was married for fifteen years …

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His Best Friend’s Wife

It's another Harlequin Special Edition, thanks to my anonymous neighbour, who regularly sends these to the laundry room library. His Best Friend's Wife, by Gina Wilkins, has a slightly naughty sounding title, and the author's note promises the theme of friends becoming lovers, but the title and the note both promise more than they deliver. …

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