Author Archives: thegoodbadbook

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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Midsummer Madness

Midsummer Madness may be listed in the line up of Grosset and Dunlap’s “Thrilling Stories of the Modern Girl,” but this novel’s writer sets it apart.  Unless I’ve missed something, this is the first time I’m reviewing a romance novel written by … Continue reading

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