Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

[rating=5] Minerva Dobbs might be my favorite romance heroine, and I do not type those words lightly. Sure, she has flaws, but her dialogue is to die for and she contains facets of all of my best friends in their best moments. At regular intervals, ‘Bet Me’ delivers scenes that –in real life– would end […]

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

[rating=5] Narrated by Ian Carmichael. Don’t discount Gaudy Night as just another work of genre fiction. It is far more than a mystery novel with romantic aspects, or a romance with a bit of investigation on the side. It is a thoughtful meditation on gender roles, work and progress; a deep exploration of scholarship and […]