Archive of: romance

Hot Property

Hot Property

Susanne O'Leary

This is a light romance set on the coast of County Kerry in Ireland. It is an escapist read, but has missed opportunities for giving it more substance.


A Bed of Barley Straw

A Bed of Barley Straw

Sam Russell

This is a light, romantic read, which lovers of the genre, particularly those who are also animal and country lovers, will enjoy. But I felt it needed a bit more structure and a clear view on who the intended audience is.


Letting In Light

Letting In Light

Emma Davies

This relationships/romance story couldn’t half do with a spit and polish and redesign. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it. The tone of the writing is warm and engaging and the storyline not quite what you’ll expect.


Butterfly Barn

Butterfly Barn

Karen Power

This is an ambitious first novel that is an emotional but in many ways an uplifting read. There are strong themes of friendship, hope and love (not just of the romantic kind) and an ending that will leave you wanting more.


The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris

The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris

Evie Gaughan

This is a charming, gentle read with a few twists to keep you on your toes. The various relationships (romance, friendships, working) are written well. The descriptions are vivid and the history is fascinating. Francophiles will enjoy it especially.