Bobbi Dumas

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In 'Anything For You,' Raising A Last Glass To Blue Heron Vineyard

Sunday, January 17, 2016

This weekend, we're rewinding the NPR Books Time Machine to look at Kristan Higgins' beloved Blue Heron romance series, which wrapped up last month with book five, Anything For You.


'Tiffany Girl' Is A Jeweled Window Into The Past

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Deeanne Gist's Tiffany Girl blends a charming romance with an overlooked bit of history — the women recruited by Louis Comfort Tiffany to complete his stained glass chapel at the 1893 World's Fair.


Grief Is Unpredictable In 'After You'

Friday, October 02, 2015

Jojo Moyes' follow-up to her 2012 best-seller Me Before You picks up with heroine Lou, heartbroken after the death of her love Will. Stuck in a bad job and numb with grief, Lou must build a new world.


Farewell To The Legendary League Of The Pink Carnation

Sunday, August 16, 2015

This week, we're setting the NPR Books Time Machine for the Napoleonic Wars, and Lauren Willig's swashbuckling Pink Carnation series, about florally themed spies battling it out across Europe.


During Segregation, A Mountain Oasis Gave Black Families A Summer Escape

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lincoln Hills was the only mountain resort west of the Mississippi where African-Americans could buy land or rent cabins. It was founded in the mid-1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan ruled Colorado.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 cele...


'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 say...


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 bi...


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 height...