"A must read anthology"
"Mother May I" by Lynsay Sands: In 1358 London,
Margaret and Elizabeth want their children, Jonathan and
Alice, married. Neither Jonathan nor Alice wants to wed
anyone. The king orders Jonathan to find a fiancée. As
Alice helps him pick a wife, they fall in love. In spite
of the ludicrous mothers, medieval romance fans will find
this tale cute.
"The Breeding Season" by Lisa Cach: In 1750
England, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Highcroft agree their
children would make a perfect couple. However, Evelina
enjoys parties while Charles relishes studious pursuits.
After getting the duo together, the moms allow nature to
take control. The cast makes this an entertaining
"Seeking Single Superhero" by Julie Kenner: Jennifer
works for the Mortal-Protector Liaison Office,
hiding superhero protectors from the people. Jenny detests
the conceited protectors, but her mother selects one for
her to marry. Julie prefers Starbuck, a seemingly ordinary
person working undercover to ferret out a spy. This comic
book futuristic romance is at its best when the plot faces
its A-Team player Starbuck.
"The Day Her Heart Stood Still" by Susan Grant:
Astronaut Andie visits her wacky mom, a true ET believer.
When Zefer the alien arrives, Andie's mother believes he is
perfect for her daughter even if they are a star-crossed
couple. This hyperspeed tale is science fiction romance at
its delightful best.
The four stories are for the most part fun to read with
delightful lead couples spanning the sub-genres, but the
irritating imbecilic mothers slow down the plots with their
Harriet Klausner - Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 16, 2002