Author Archives: thegoodbadbook

Blind Date

“What must a girl do to be popular?” Cynthia Carter couldn’t get a date to her town’s Valentine’s dance and has just been stood up in the worst way.  A blind date scuttled off after pretending to be called away, … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope Books

Back in the fall of 2010, I had a part-time student job that really wasn’t me.  On the surface, I couldn’t complain: I worked with great people, I had a reasonable supervisor, and the pay was decent for a part-time student … Continue reading

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Books on Wheels: Opportunities in Library Work

Career novels don’t get much cooler than Books on Wheels by Mary R. Lingenfelter.  It’s no secret that I work one department over from my library’s wonderful Bookmobile Department and that I’ve been lucky enough to join the bookmobile on about half a dozen … Continue reading

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Leap Day 2016

Happy Leap Day 2016!  On our last Leap Day, four years ago today, I posted on Laura Lou Brookman’s Leap Year Bride.  For this year, all I had to do was find another Leap Year themed romance novel.  Within my collecting scope, … Continue reading

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Red Hair

“I  wonder so much if it is amusing to be an adventuress, because that is evidently what I shall become now.  I read in a book all about it…”  So starts Red Hair by Elinor Glyn, originally published as The Vicissitudes of … Continue reading

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Saleslady

I gasped when I first saw Saleslady.  Department store novels are fascinating, and department store romances are a sub-genre I have been searching for over the years.  I had been looking intermittently for Saleslady by Harold Morrow for about a year and … Continue reading

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Wallflowers

Wallflowers is a 1920s romance novel classic.  Penned by the prolific Temple Bailey in 1927, this relatively widely read romance was reprinted by Grosset and Dunlap in the 1920s and by Dell as a paperback in the 1940s. Reviewed here is … Continue reading

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