About Barbara

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Hi – I’m Barbara and I love being old enough to have all the time I want for reading. In my younger working days, I spent many a night staying up reading because I just couldn’t put the book down — and then working all day the next day. Now, I can read all night and all day if I like — and sleep when I like.

I often fall in love with the families in a series of books and would love to know them in the real world. This, of course, makes me really sad when the series ends.

No, I’m not one of those sad, lonely ladies who has nothing but her books. I have a very happy family that spends a lot of time together.

I prefer reading historical romance and historical mysteries, but will occasionally throw a modern ‘cozy’ mystery into the pot.  Then – just to add a little variety into the mix, I love J. D. Robb’s ‘In Death’ series and Janet Evanovich’s ‘Stephanie Plum’ series.

One thing to note is that I am not a big fan of ‘dark’ in my historical romances.  I know everyone’s definition of ‘dark’ is a bit different, but mine is:  If something permanently bad happens to one of the main characters that I love – that is dark.  I also have a problem with rape scenes – I can handle someone saying that they were raped, but I don’t want to read the scene and the terror that goes with it.

If you are an author and would like to request that I review one of your books, please feel free to contact me at pompie1615@gmail.com.

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