Category Archives: Book news

Speaking of Audiobooks: Accessing Audiobooks Through Your Library

For years, I have wanted to write a column on borrowing library audiobooks. In my experience, “checking out an audiobook” from the library has been reserved for the occasional hard copy (cassettes or CDs). I haven’t really taken the time … Continue reading

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It’s the results of the AAR Annual Reader Poll!

Best 2014 Romance Novels Best Romance It Happened One Wedding, Julie James Best Contemporary Romance It Happened One Wedding, Julie James Best Romantic Suspense River Road, Jayne Ann Krentz Best Paranormal Romance Shield of Winter, Nalini Singh Best Romantic Science … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: It’s Almost All Listening for Me These Days

Since I started listening to fictional audiobooks more than twelve years ago (I’ve lost track), I have continued to read print titles while listening to others. Even when I was only reading in print, as a rule, I read three … Continue reading

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It’s the 20th Anniversary of Lord of Scoundrels!

AAR feels old! We can’t believe many of us first read Loretta Chase’s classic romance Lord of Scoundrels 20 years ago! We first reviewed the historical romance in 1997. The review was written by a reader who gave the book … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited January Books

And just like that, it’s 2015! Even though my TBR pile remains ridiculously huge, I can’t resist taking a look at the January new releases list to see what books I just need to try. It looks like most of … Continue reading

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LinnieGayl’s Favorite Mysteries of 2014

Long before I ever read romances, I was an avid mystery reader. My love of mysteries started as a child with Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew, and continues to this day. The mystery community handed out the bulk of its … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited December Releases

It’s looking like a lighter reading month around AAR this December. The holidays may be busy, but there are still some promising looking books to read coming out, though. And of course, with the Annual Reader Poll just around the … Continue reading

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No Time Travel for Me Please

Along with a lot of people, I’ve been sucked into the marvelous Starz adaptation of Outlander. The cast is terrific, the production values are top-notch, and I’m really enjoying the scripts. But Outlander clearly illustrates something that, as a historian, … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited November Books

November is definitely shaping up to be a blockbuster month for historical romances. Personally, I’m thrilled to see Jeannie Lin’s latest novel out, and most of us here at AAR can’t wait to get our hands on the big new … Continue reading

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Sarah Morgan’s Maybe This Christmas: a Pandora’s Box

Sarah Morgan’s Maybe This Christmas is the third in her O’Neil Brothers series. The first two (Sleigh Bells in the Snow and Suddenly Last Summer) received a B+ and an A- here at AAR. Today Dabney and Haley discuss the novel.

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