Apr.-Dec. 2000

Recommended Reads

The links below provide more information about each book, and often include a synopsis, reviews, and picture of the book’s cover.

* = Contemporary Setting
HC = Hardcover

December 2000

Adler, Elizabeth–In a Heartbeat *–Delacorte (HC)

Andersen, Susan–Present Danger *–Zebra (reprint)

Barton, Beverly–After Dark *–Zebra

Busbee, Shirlee–At Long Last–Warner

Caverly, Carol–Dead in Hog Heaven *–Write Way (HC)

Dunbar, Catherine–False Images *–Poisoned Pen

Emerson, Kathy Lynn–Face Down Under the Wych Elm–St. Martin’s

Erickson, Lynn–On Thin Ice *–Jove

Green, Sharon–To Die For *–Harlequin Intrigue #595

Hayes, Morgan–Tall, Dark and Wanted *–Harlequin Intrigue #596

Jones, Pauline Baird–Byte Me *–Five Star

Kaiser, R.J.–Glamourpuss *–Mira

Kearney, Susan–Lullaby and Goodnight *–Harlequin Intrigue #594

Kitt, Sandra–Sincerely *–BET Books (reprint)

Krentz, Jayne Ann–A Man With a Past *–Mira (reprint)

Lane, Connie–Reinventing Romeo *–Dell

MacDougal, Bonnie–Out of Order *–Ballantine (reprint)

McKenna, Lindsay–Valkyrie *–Hardshell (online)

Robb, J. D.–Holiday in Death–Berkley (futuristic–reprint)

Rogers, Evelyn–Devil in the Dark–Love Spell Candleglow (gothic)

Shannon, Colleen–The Wolf of Haskell Hall–Leisure Candleglow (gothic)

Snoe, Eboni–Beguiled *–BET Books

Snoe, Eboni–The Passion Ruby *–BET Books (reprint)

Spector, Craig–To Bury the Dead *–Harper Torch

Springer, Jan–Peppermint Creek Inn *–ebooksonthe.net (online)

Waterhouse, Jane–Dead Letter *–Berkley Prime Crime (reprint)

Wayne, Joanna–The Outsider’s Redemption *–Harlequin Intrigue #593

Willman, Marianne–The Wish–St. Martin’s

November 2000

Johnston, Linda O.–Alias Mommy *–Harlequin Intrigue #592

Bond, Stephanie–Our Husband *–St. Martin’s

Collins, Laurel–Jordan’s Heart–Zebra

Coulter, Catherine–Beyond Eden *–Signet (reprint)

Cresswell, Jasmine–The Refuge *–Mira

Crossley, Patricia–A Suitable Father *–New Concepts (online)

Donnelly, Shannon–A Compromising Situation–Zebra Regency

Emerson, Kathy Lynn–Face Down Upon an Herbal–Kensington

Forster, Gwynne–Secret Desire *–BET Books

Haines, Carolyn–Buried Bones *–Bantam

Hinze, Vicki–All Due Respect *–St. Martin’s

Hooper, Kay–Out of the Shadows *–Bantam

Houston, Victoria–Dead Creek *–Berkley Prime Crime

Kane, Andrea–Run for Your Life *–Pocket

Kearney, Susan–Little Boys Blue *–Harlequin Intrigue #590

Lee, Linda Hope–Treasures of the Heart *–Mountain View Publishing (online)

Lee, Madi Ryan–House of Hearts *–Dream Street Prose (ghost)

Lee, Rachel–When I Wake *–Warner

Malek, Doreen Owens–Made For Each Other *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1041

Mansfield, Elizabeth–The Phantom Lover –Jove Regency (ghost-reprint)

Martin, Kat–Perfect Sin–St. Martin’s

McKinley, Paula–Silver Threads, Golden Needles *–Jove

McKinney, Meagan–The Merry Widow–Zebra (reprint)

O’Brien, Linda–His Forbidden Touch–Avon

Peters, Elizabeth–Silhouette in Scarlet *–Avon (reprint)

Poarch, Candice–Shattered Illusions *–BET Books

Price, Maggie–Dangerous Liaisons *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1043

Redding. Jaclyn–White Mist *–Signet (gothic)

Robards, Karen–Paradise County *–Pocket (HC)

Robb, J.D.–Ceremony in Death–Berkley (futuristic)

Sala, Sharon–Butterfly *–Mira

Sinclair, Dani–The Specialist *–Harlequin Intrigue #589

Thompson, Carlene–Don’t Close Your Eyes *–St. Martin’s

Van Wormer, Laura–Expose *–Mira (reprint)

Van Wormer, Laura–The Last Lover *–Mira (HC)

Wilson, Gayle–Midnight Remembered *–Harlequin Intrigue #591

Wilson, Stephanie–Kingdom by the Sea *–Starlight Writers (online) (gothic)

October 2000

Anderson, Linda–When Night Falls *–Pocket

Atherton, Nancy–Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil *–Penguin Putnam (HC)

Atherton, Nancy–Aunty Dimity’s Christmas *–Penguin (reprint)

Bailey, Frankie Y.–Death’s Favorite Child *–Silver Dagger

Bennett, Kimberly–Jane Rochester–Writer’s Showcase

Cresswell, Jasmine–The Refuge *–Mira

Daniels, B.J.–The Agent’s Secret Child *–Harlequin Intrigue #585

DePoy, Phillip–Dead Easy *–Dell

Estep, Irene–Silence Knight *–Starlight Writer (online)

Ford, M.–The Keeper *–Starlight Writers (online)

Hailstock, Shirley–More Than Gold *–BET Books

Hinze, Vicki–All Due Respect *–St. Martin’s

Hooper, Kay–Hiding in the Shadows *–Bantam

Kearney, Susan–Cradle Will Rock *–Harlequin Intrigue #586

Jackson, Lisa–If She Only Knew *–Zebra

Jackson, Lisa–Unspoken *–Zebra (reprint)

Jeffries, J.M.–A Dangerous Love *–Genesis

Lloyd, Dee–Change of Plans *–LTD Books (online)

Michaels, Fern–Sara’s Song *–Zebra (reprint)

Michaels, Fern–What You Wish For *–Kensington (HC)

Miller, Julie–One Good Man *–Harlequin Intrigue #588

Rawlins, Debbi–Her Mysterious Stranger *–Harlequin Intrigue #587

Reed, Eden–Valley of Hemlock *–New Leaf Books (gothic)

Stewardson, Dawn–The Man Behind the Badge *–Harlequin Superromance #947

Watson, Margaret–A Thanksgiving to Remember *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1035

September 2000

Anthology–Love Mystifies–Dream Street Prose
Joy Cowdon, Norman Brooks, Su Kopil, et.al.

Adair, Cherry–Kiss and Tell *–Ivy

Adler, Elizabeth–All or Nothing *–Dell (reprint)

Bird, Beverly–I’ll Be Seeing You *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1030

Brien, Nell–Lioness *–Mira

Brown, Sandra–The Switch *–Warner (HC)

Castle, Jayne–After Dark–Jove (futuristic)

Coulter, Catherine–Devil’s Daughter–Signet (reprint)

Day, Dianne–Beacon Street Mourning–Doubleday (HC)

Deveroux, Jude–High Tide *–Pocket (reprint)

Hooper, Kay–Stealing Shadows *–Bantam

Howard, Linda–Mr. Perfect *–Pocket (HC)

Jerott, Michelle–A Great Catch *–Avon

Joy, Dara–High Intensity *–Leisure

Joyce, Brenda–House of Dreams *–St. Martin’s (gothic/ghost)(HC)

LaFoy, Lisa–Maddie’s Justice–Bantam

Mayhew, Dianne–Stolen Moments *–BET Books

Marilyn Meredith–Equally Yoked *–Golden Eagle Press

Miles, Cassie–Undercover Protector *–Harlequin Intrigue #584

Peters, Elizabeth–Borrower of the Night *–Avon (reprint)

Powers, Martha–Bleeding Heart *–Simon & Schuster (HC)

Robb, J.D.–Judgment in Death–Berkley (futuristic)

Roberts, Nora–Night Shield *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1027

Sawyer, Meryl–Trust No One *–Zebra

Sheldon, Sidney–The Sky is Falling *–Morrow (HC)

Smith, Taylor–The Innocents Club *–Mira (HC)

Sneed, Tamara–Love Undercover *–BET Books

Stevens, Amanda–The Bodyguard’s Assignment *–Harlequin Intrigue #581

Stuart, Anne–Shadows at Sunset *–Mira

Webb, Debra–Safe by His Side *–Harlequin Intrigue #583

Wilks, Eileen–Night of No Return *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1028

York, Rebecca–Amanda’s Child *–Harlequin Intrigue #582

August 2000

Bachman, Ann–Broken Dreams *–Starlight Writers (online)

Brant, Kylie–Undercover Bride *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1022

Brown, Sandra–The Alibi *–Warner (reprint)

Cameron, Stella–Glass Houses *–Kensington (HC)

Cecilione, Michael–Muse *–Pinnacle (reprint)

Coulter, Catherine–The Edge *–Jove (reprint)

Ferguson, Jo Ann–A Daughter’s Destiny–Zebra Ballad

Gilbert, Anna–A Hint of Witchcraft–St. Martin’s (HC)

Harris, Leann–Shotgun Bride *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1026

Hoag, Tami–Dust to Dust *–Bantam (HC)

Howard, Linda–Mr. Perfect *–Pocket (HC)

Joyce, Brenda–The Third Heiress *–St. Martin’s (reprint)

Kava, Alex–A Perfect Evil *–Mira (HC)

Lee, Adrianne–Little Boy Lost *–Harlequin Intrigue #580

Michaels, Fern–The Guest List–Zebra

Monfredo, Miriam Grace–Must the Maiden Die–Berkley (reprint)

Peterson, Ann Voss–Inadmissible Passion *–Harlequin Intrigue #579

Summers, Bre–Tainted Waters *–Demme Publishing Group

Thrasher, L.L.–Charlie’s Web *–Write Way (HC)

Walters, Minette–The Breaker *–Jove (reparnt)

Wayne, Joanna–A Mother’s Secret *–Harlequin Intrigue #577

Wilson, Gayle–Renegade Heart *–Harlequin Intrigue #578

Winters, Angela–The Business of Love *–BET Books

Young, Karen–Kiss and Kill *–Zebra

July 2000

Airth, Rennie–River of Darkness –Penguin (reprint)

Anderson, N.C.–Liability *–Starlight Writers (online)

Barton, Beverly–Egan Cassidy’s Kid *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1015

Blake, Jennifer–Roan *–Mira

Bussey, Loure–Images of Ecstasy *–BET Books

Cameron, Stella–Glass Houses *–Kensington (HC)

Cassidy, Carla–Imminent Danger *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1018

Clark, Mary Jane–Do You Promise Not To Tell *–St. Martin’s (reprint)

Coulter, Catherine–Riptide *–Putnam (HC)

Dare, Justine–Night Fires *–Onyx

Day, Dianne–Death Train to Boston–Bantam (reprint)

De Smet, Christine–Spirit Lake *–Hardshell (online)

Devine, Thea–Secret Pleasures–Kensington

Donovan, Kate–Stolen Kisses *–Zebra Bouquet

Fulton, Eileen–Soap Opera *–St. Martin’s (reprint)

Garwood, Julie–Heartbreaker *–Pocket (HC)

Harper, Karen–Down to the Bone *–Mira

Henderson, Dee–True Devotion *–Multnomah (inspirational)

Hendrickson, Emily–A Perilous Engagement–Signet Regency Mystery

Hoag, Tami–Ashes to Ashes –Bantam (reprint)

Karr, Leona–Innocent Witness *–Harlequin Intrigue #574

Krahn, Betina–Sweet Talking Man–Bantam (HC)

Krinard, Susan–Once a Wolf–Bantam

Kurtz, Sylvie–Blackmailed Bride *–Harlequin Intrigue #575 (gothic)

Lawrence, Margaret–Michael: A Gift of Trust *–Starlight Writers (online)

Leonard, Tina–A Man of Honor *–Harlequin Intrigue #576

Lowell, Elizabeth–Midnight in Ruby Bayou *–Morrow (HC)

McMahon, Maureen–Shadows in the Mist *–Avid Press

Roberts, Nora–Sacred Sins *–Bantam (HC reprint)

Robb, J.D.–Naked in Death *–Berkley (reprint)

Sala, Sharon–Mission: Irresistible *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1016

Viets, Elaine–Doc in the Box *–Dell

Walters, Janet–Obsessions *–Hardshell (online)

Wayne, Joanna–The Stranger Next Door *–Harlequin Intrigue #573

West, Chassie–Killing Kin *–Avon

Williamson, Penn–Mortal Sins–Warner (HC)

June 2000

Burnes, Caroline–Familiar Obsession *–Harlequin Intrigue #570

Chittenden, Margaret–Don’t Forget to Die *–Kensington Partners in Crime (reprint)

Chittenden, Margaret–Dying To See You *–Kensington Partners In Crime (HC)

Evanovich, Janet–High Five *–St. Martin’s (reprint)

Evanovich, Janet–Hot Six *–St. Martin’s (HC)

Graham, Heather–Long, Lean and Lethal *–Onyx

Guillaume, Geri–What the Heart Knows *–BET Books

Heller, Jane–Name Dropping *–St. Martin’s (HC)

Hovey, Joan Hall–Nowhere to Hide *–Author’s Guild (reprint)

Jaffe, Michele–Water Nymph–Pocket (HC)

Janssen, Christine–Wild Nature *–Starlight Writers Publications (online)

Johansen, Iris–The Search *–Bantam (HC)

Jones, Jill–Bloodline *–St. Martin’s

Kihlstrom, April–Miss Tibbles Investigates–Signet Regency (mystery)

Lee, Linda Hope–Death in the Dunes *–New Concepts (online)–?

Lowell, Elizabeth–Pearl Cove *–Avon (reprint)

McSparren, Carolyn–The Wrong Wife *–Harlequin Superromance #921

Michels, Christine–Undercover With the Enemy *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1013

O’Shaughnessy, Perri–Acts of Malice *–Dell (reprint)

Rubino, Jane–Plot Twist *–Write Way (HC)

Sullivan, Joyce–Urgent Vows *–Harlequin Intrigue #571

Taylor, Janelle–Not Without You *–Kensington

Taylor, Vickie–The Lawman’s Last Stand *–Silhouete Int. Moments #1014

Thurlo, Aimee–Black Raven’s Pride *–Harlequin Intrigue #572

Wayne, Joanna–The Second Son *–Harlequin Intrigue #569

Wishnia, K.J.A.–The Glass Factory *–Dutton (HC)

May 2000

Alers, Rochelle–Just Before Dawn *–BET Books

Andersen, Susan–Baby Don’t Go *–Avon

Brown, Sandra–Standoff *–Warner (HC)

Cameron, Stella–Key West *–Zebra (reprint)

Castillo, Linda–Remember the Night *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1008

Clark, Mary Higgins–Before I Say Goodbye *–Simon & Schuster (HC)

Daniels, B.J.–Intimate Secrets *–Harlequin Intrigue #566

Goodman, Jo–More Than You Know–Zebra

Hambley, Barbara–Graveyard Dust–Bantam (reprint)

Heller, Jane–Sis Boom Bah *–St. Martin’s (reprint)

Hovey, Joan Hall–Listen to the Shadows *–Author’s Guild (reprint)

Johansen, Iris–The Killing Game *–Bantam (reprint)

Jones, Pauline Baird–The Spy Who Kissed Me *–Five Star (reprint)

King-Gamble, Marcia–Illusions of Love *–BET Books

Ledbetter, Suzann–East of Peculiar *–Mira

Leigh, Jo–Little Girl Found *–Harlequin Intrigue #568

McCall, Dinah–The Return *–Mira

Neggers, Carla–The Waterfall *–Mira

O’Brien, Meg–Sacred Trust *–Mira

Parker, Barbara–Suspicion of Malice *–Dutton (HC)

Peters, Elizabeth–He Shall Thunder in the Sky–Morrow (HC)

Roberts, Nora–Private Scandals–Jove (reprint)

Rosemoor, Patricia–A Rancher’s Vow *–Harlequin Intrigue #567

Scott, Regina–A Dangerous Dalliance–Zebra (Regency mystery)

Simpson, Marcia–Crow in Stolen Colors*–Berkley (reprint)

Sinclair, Dani–The Silent Witness *–Harlequin Intrigue #565

Stewardson, Dawn–Close Neighbors *–Harlequin Superromance #909

Stevens, Rosemary–Death on a Silver Tray–Berkley Prime Crime (Regency)

Wind, Ruth–In the Midnight Rain *–Harper Torch

April 2000

Barrett, Karen Lawton–Hers to Remember *–Harlequin Intrigue #560

Bishop, Carly–No Bride But His *–Harlequin Intrigue #564

Camp, Candace–A Stolen Heart–Mira

Campbell, Bethany–Whose Little Girl Are You? *–Bantam

Craft, Francine–Star Crossed–BET Books

DeForest, Anna–The Cowboy and the Heiress *–Zebra

Forster, Suzanne–The Morning After *–Jove

Fowler, Earlene–Mariner’s Compass *–Berkley Prime Crime (reprint)

Fowler, Earlene–Seven Sisters *–Berkley Prime Crime (HC)

Garlock, Dorothy–After the Parade–Warner

Hayes, Sally Tyler–Cinderella and the Spy *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1001

Martin, Kat–The Dream *–Zebra

Miller, Julie–Always Faithful *–Leisure

Michaels, Monette–Death Benefits *–Starlight Writer (online)

Myers, Helen R.–Lost *–Mira

Pears, Iain–An Instance of the Fingerpost–Riverhead Trade Paperbacks (reprint)

Peters, Elizabeth–The Falcon at the Portal–Avon (reprint)

Quick, Amanda–Wicked Widow–Bantam (HC)

Rice, Molly–Protecting His Own *–Harlequin Intrigue #562

Roberts, Nora–Carnal Innocence *–Bantam (reprint)

Rosemoor, Patricia–Heart of a Lawman *–Harlequin Intrigue #59

Rosemoor, Patricia–The Lone Wolf’s Child *–Harlequin Intrigue #563

Shayne, Maggie–Angel Meets the Badman *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1000

Staub, Wendy Corsi–All The Way Home *–Pinnacle (reprint)

Stevens, Amanda–Forbidden Lover *–Harlequin Intrigue, #557

Stewart, Mariah–Brown-Eyed Girl *–Pocket

Stockenberg, Antoinette–Safe Harbor *–St. Martin’s

Van Gieson, Judith–The Stolen Blue *–Berkley (HC)

Wilson, Gayle–Her Private Bodyguard *–Harlequin Intrigue #561

Wolf, Joan–No Dark Place–Harper (reprint)

Wolf, Joan–The Poisoned Serpent–HarperCollins (HC)

Wright, Courtni–All That Matters *–BET Books

York, Rebecca–Never Too Late *–Harlequin Intrigue #558