…by Senior Editor Victoria Curran
It’s rare I actually get to post on the first day of the month, so I’m excited to wish Jennifer Snow, Kate James, Catherine Lanigan and Cynthia Thomason a happy book birthday today! May is a month that’s filled with such promise and new growth, which is perfectly fitting for the journey our heroes and heroines take during the course of their individual romances.
Jennifer Snow’s Fighting for Keeps opens with such an emotional bang that you’ll have to run for the box of tissues. I had margin notes all over the first chapters that basically indicated “wa!” and so did the copy editor. That’s quite a place to start a romance from, but I don’t want to spoil it by saying anymore: you’ll have to read the book! One of the more challenging elements in Jen’s story (I imagine?) was the transformation of a former cameo character that’s a bit of a villain into a heroine readers will forgive and root for. I love it when an author succeeds at fleshing out deep characterization and delivering redemption. As one early-bird reviewer on Goodreads has already said: “Another awesome addition to Brookhollow!”
And how could I leave this review out? “I love love love the Harlequin Heartwarming books! You can pick one up and know that you aren’t going to find any bad language or sex in them. They are just ‘heartwarming.’”
Kudos to Heartwarming and the May birthday authors and good books…and warm weather!