BE MY VALENTINE
With Constance Hall, Cheryl Holt, Jackie Stephens
Zebra – Feb. 2000
ISBN: 0821764659 - Paperback
Romance / Historical /
Reviewed by: Brenda
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Reading about love in an
historical setting can be romantic in it's own right, but when you add
a little cupid romance it becomes magical. The authors in BE MY VALENTINE
present the readers with history, romance, passion and the blessings of
love. I enjoyed the talents of all three authors even though I did feel
the intimacy of the characters were too sudden and detailed for such inexperienced,
young ladies in the times the authors are writing in.
Cupid's Arrow by Constance
Hall (Cornwall, England - 1802)
I found the opening
in Cupid's Arrow cute, a great entrance into a sweet short story. Fitz
and Brooke have an interest in each other, but commitments and consequences
with those in their families is most likely to keep them apart...until
two little cupids step in, that is.
Meg's Secret Admirer
by Cheryl Holt (London, England - Popular Society)
This has a heroine
who will pull at your heartstrings and a hero who will most likely at
some point aggravate you, and then win you over. In this one Meg creates
her own secret admirer, but faces some unusual circumstances when she
is found out. The gift giving and parties create a Valentine atmosphere.
One Special Night
by Jackie Stephens (Blue Plains, TX - 1849)
I appreciate it when
an author successfully creates that early Texas atmosphere, and Ms. Stephens
is very good at it. Her characters were touching, and her town was realistic.
Two kinds souls ache to reach out, but their past and present circumstances
and others around them continue to stand in the way. Let's hope the Valentine
dance is the answer to Doc and Cara's need to find an eternal love.