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Review: The Vanisher Variations, a Jewish Regency mystery mostly set in Brighton

The Vanisher Variations is definitely one of the Libi Astaire Jewish Regencies that stands out in the series for well-constructed plot, satisfyingness of the mystery’s solution, representation of diversity, and even just how much fun I had reading it. At … Continue reading

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Fantasy lit review: LETTERS TO ZELL, fairytale princesses as wine-bar book club friends trying to fix their lives; includes f/f HEA

Letters to Zell by Camille Griep is a powerful, beautiful book using the veneer of Western European fairy-tale princesses living in a magical realm just a portal away from ours to tell a familiar, timeless story about four female friends struggling … Continue reading

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Lesbian romance novella at a girl’s school, with a musical twist

Make Much of Me by Kayla Bashe (kayla-bird on Tumblr) was a fun little $2.99 read that I whipped through on my phone’s Kindle app while flying back home from my in-laws yesterday. What is it? It’s lesbian romance where an irrepressibly … Continue reading

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J. L. Douglas writing about her impressions of The Second Mango

    Shira Glassman’s characters came across to me, the avid-yet-sometimes jaded reader of LGBT-YA romance, as much more than just points on some PC focus group checklist (as sometimes happens in this genre unfortunately). I really felt like these were … Continue reading

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