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Bobbi Dumas

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Don't Know Much About History? Read A Romance

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pick up a historical romance and you'll find more than a pleasant read. Often, you'll find a new connection to people, places and history-- for example, the Battle of Waterloo, 200 years ago today.

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'The Precious One' Has Love At Its Heart

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Marisa de los Santos' newest novel follows a young woman returning to her home town to confront her shattered family. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says it'll remind you that love can change the world.

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The Beloved, Bickering Bridgertons Turn 15 This Year

Saturday, March 21, 2015

As part of our Time Machine series coverage, NPR romance guru Bobbi Dumas introduces readers to the rosy-hued Regency of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton family books, some of the most popular romances ever.

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Remembering Bertrice Small, One Of The Original 'Avon Ladies'

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.

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Three Books To Light Your Fire For Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 14, 2015

If you've been comfortably paired up for years now, our romance guru Bobbi Dumas recommends three Valentine's Day reads that'll help give you the spark and thrill of first love all over again.

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Halloween Makes Us Think Of ... Diversity In Romance!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Romance guru Bobbi Dumas once worked at an international school — and she says the colorful world of the kids' Halloween costumes inspired her to think about diversity in her favorite literature.

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A Primer On The 'Care And Management' Of Hope In Wartime

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Jacqueline Winspear — author of the Maisie Dobbs mysteries — tackles the anniversary of World War I with a standalone novel following four intertwined, war-scarred lives, at home and in the trenches.

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Magically Romantic Reads For A Short Solstice Night

Saturday, June 21, 2014

At Midsummer, some believe the veils between the worlds part and magic's hold on us grows stronger. For the solstice, reviewer Bobbi Dumas recommends five books with her favorite mix: love and magic.

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For Binchy Fans, One Last Trip Down 'Chestnut Street'

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bestselling author Maeve Binchy wrote stories about fictional Chestnut Street all her life. When she died in 2012, they were collected into a volume reviewer Bobbi Dumas calls lyrical and accessible.

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Romance Writers Offer Sweet Thoughts For Valentine's Day

Friday, February 14, 2014

Even if you hate the holiday, any day is a good day for chocolate and a swoony romantic read. But NPR's romance guru Bobbi Dumas is an unabashed lover of Valentine's Day, and she celebrating by asking five of her favorite authors to recommend their favorite romances — and describe their own Valentine traditions.

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'Day Job' Aims For Romance In Real Life

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Harlequin editor Patience Bloom maps romance novels onto her own loves in Romance Is My Day Job — from tragic heroes and beta males to the one true Mr. Right. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says Bloom doesn't quite pull off the romance novel parallel — but most readers will find something to identify with in this brave and likable woman.

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Finding Flight In 'The Invention Of Wings'

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sue Monk Kidd's new novel, The Invention of Wings, is a fictionalized account of the abolitionist sisters Sarah and Angelina Grimké, and the slave Hetty, given to Sarah on her 11th birthday. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says Wings is a "textured masterpiece, quietly yet powerfully poking our consciences and our consciousness."

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Do Sit Under The Apple Tree With These Romantic Reads For Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2013

Just in time for Memorial Day, here's a roundup of romantic fiction set during the World War II era. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says the war was a time of horror — but also a time of heightened emotion and even a little romantic. These books are a great way to remember.

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