Revival Reviews

We’re delighted to be able to launch our Classic Romance Revival Reviews section, with a great team of enthusiastic and committed reviewers on hand…

Our aim is to provide reviews that professionally reflect the sweet/sensual/sophisticated books available and which adhere to a high standard.

All reviews require that the Classic Romance Revival categories of sweet, sensual or sophisticated be stated. That aside, our ratings follow the conventional rating system used by all recognised reviewers.
But, for the sake of clarity, here are a few points that our reviewers follow, and a quick interpretation of ratings.

Plot - is it engaging, cohesive and coherent?
Characters - are they believable, well-developed and effectively portrayed?
Writing style - is this appropriate to the book as a whole and is it coherent?

Rating 1 - The characters and / or plot lacked substance, or the book as a whole fell short of accepted standards.
Rating 2 - Marginally better, but still short of accepted standards.
Rating 3 - A reasonable book, but could have been improved in a number of ways.
Rating 4 - A good read, meeting most standards but with one or two significant weaknesses.
Rating 5 - An excellent read, and any weaknesses were minor and did not diminish the standard of the work as a whole.

Please note, “halves” may be used to indicate relativity on the rating scale.

Revival Reviewer’s Choice - this is a rare accolade and only given to exceptional books. Briefly, it’s about the closest to a perfect book you’ll ever find!

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