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Romance and Suspense for your July reads!

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What happens when danger lurks in unexpected places, faith is broken, and Madalene must rely on Jean Marc to stay alive?


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Will the music—and the pull of true love and family—put their hearts back in harmony?


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She's a gorgeous distraction he can't afford... or ignore.


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She's his everything....


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Love is an act of bravery


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Marrying the shy princess…


Reviews

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Miriam
by Mesu Andrews
"Brilliant! An amazing and captivating account of the life of the sister of Moses!"
Posted June 24, 2016

MIriam had never felt so adrift. Now, there is nothing, but silence. Why has he abandoned her now? Her God, her El-Ahaddai, has always been with her, helping her to heal, helping to interpret dreams, guiding her as a prophetess for her people, The Hebrews, still caught in the Read more...


Death in Brittany
by Jean-Luc Bannalec
"An intriguing debut mystery involving art, family secrets and murder!"
Posted June 4, 2016

Despite a lifetime of enjoying life as a Parisian, Commissaire Georges Dupin has adapted quite well to the slower pace of life he now experiences since being transferred to the remote but very picturesque coastal area of Brittany on the northwest coast of France. Life is particularly pleasurable now that Read more...


Promise Lodge
by Charlotte Hubbard
"Love caught between pain and forgiveness!"
Posted May 16, 2016

Oh, why did she do it? She thought she made the right decision, yet her father, angry and pained, would not accept her excuses. Who would accept her now? As Deborah Peterschein stood in the warm June sun at the entrance to Promise Lodge, she hopes that Preacher Read more...


The Saints of the Lost and Found
by T.M. Causey
"Brilliant! A suspense thriller filled with revenge, greed and a twist of paranormal!"
Posted May 15, 2016

Running hard... Running...Running ...she has to get away. She knows the warning made by her father is true. He has never failed in his predictions, and she must save her brother; yet, why does she yearn so much for Jack, her childhood sweetheart, when he means death for her Read more...


The Bursar's Wife
by E.G. Rodford
"Captivating...A smalltime sleuth tackles a tangled web of murder & elite connections!"
Posted April 26, 2016

Smelling money in her perfume, George Kocharyan, the middle aged Armenian owner of the dingy looking office of Cambridge Confidential Services, gladly welcomes what he hopes to be his newest client. He could tell at a glance that Sylvia Booker is part of the elite world of the famous Cambridge Read more...


Gold of Our Fathers
by Kwei Quartey
"Riveting! Murder, illegal gold mines, corruption and everyday life in modern Ghana!"
Posted April 19, 2016

Things are starting to look good for Darko Dawson as he relaxes and enjoys a day in the park with his wife Christine and his two beloved sons, Sly and Hosiah. Sly had been adopted from a life on the streets of Accra, the capital of Ghana, and he is Read more...


Iron Wolf
by Dale Brown
"An awesome futuristic fast action high tech thriller!"
Posted April 9, 2016

What happens when an invader pretends to be someone else? In the quick and speedy sound bite news of today, people and countries will react to what they think is happening and they seldom take the time to really analyze what is going. Poland has been set up to look Read more...


Comic Squad: Lunch
by Jennifer Holm
"Enjoy a lunch adventure with some fun comic characters!"
Posted March 11, 2016

Is lunch the best part of your day? If yes, then you will relish having a taste of COMICS SQUAD #2: LUNCH with your meal. If you start smirking and laugh, other kids will come over to see what is so funny. If your mouth is full, you will have Read more...


Cat Shout for Joy
by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
"Paws up for this latest with its baffling mystery and clever feline detection!"
Posted March 10, 2016

Life is filled with transitions. Some are joyful and some are not. Known only to a few humans, the small circle of cats with the special ability to converse with humans are going through their own cycle of life transitions. In the charming vacation town of Molena Point on the Read more...


A Fool and His Monet
by Sandra Orchard
"A feisty and witty account of chasing down high stakes art thieves!"
Posted March 7, 2016

Code words work well when someone is around to hear them... but if they are not there, things can get tricky very fast. As the youngest agent on the FBI Art Crime Team, 28-year-old Serena Jones does her best to stay on the right side of being feisty Read more...


The House on Primrose Pond
by Yona Zeldis McDonough
"A compassionate story of healing while dealing with love, guilt and loss!"
Posted March 7, 2016

As if being overwhelmed with all-consuming grief and the loss of her beloved husband are not enough, Susannah Gilmore is confronted with the economic realities of supporting her two children on her own and the snarky barbs of her sixteen-year-old daughter Cally who is intent on blaming Read more...


A Few of the Girls
by Maeve Binchy
"A reading treasure of heartfelt and bittersweet short stories of love and life!"
Posted March 1, 2016

You cannot imagine the thrill I experienced when I finally got my hands on a new book by one of my all-time favourite writers and so beloved by many, many fans around the world. When I eagerly opened and read the introduction to Maeve Binchy's A FEW OF Read more...


Harbour Street
by Ann Cleeves
"Totally riveting! What happens when deeply held secrets get revealed?"
Posted February 4, 2016

With her sharp intellect and extensive knowledge, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope quickly realizes the strange stabbing of an elderly, yet still elegant woman on a crowded metro train is not going to be a simple murder case. Who was Margaret Krukowski? Why was she on the train full of Christmas Read more...


The Bones Will Speak
by Carrie Stuart Parks
"A riveting and suspenseful mystery involving serial killings and much more danger!"
Posted January 12, 2016

Gwen Marcey couldn't help noticing how pretty the hayfield meadow by the abandoned farm next to her place in Copper Creek, Montana looked with its white daisies and purple lupines in bloom. She had almost forgotten she had painted a watercolour of that scene for an art show nearly Read more...


The Hollow Ground
by Natalie S. Harnett
"A girl's coming-of-age story that will long burn in your heart!"
Posted January 12, 2016

Eleven-year-old Brigid Howley remembers a time when her ma had smiled and laughed, but that was long ago. Now, she does her bit to make life easier for her parents and cooks and cleans for them. They have had more than their fair share of bad luck or Read more...


Inside the O'Briens
by Lisa Genova
"A suspenseful and heart wrenching story of a family facing a devastating fate!"
Posted January 3, 2016

Joe picks up the frying pan, sends it flying across the room and it smashes into the kitchen wall as Joe's grown children over for their usual family Sunday dinner stare on in shocked silence. What is happening to their normally peace-loving father? In his Irish Catholic Charlestown Read more...


Come Rain or Come Shine
by Jan Karon
"All are invited to celebrate at the Big Knot! An inspiring story of love and faith!"
Posted December 8, 2015

Young people can be very optimistic by what they can accomplish in a short period of time, but Dooley Kavanagh and Lace Harper have gone whole hog...or at least a whole, huge bull by the name of Choo-Choo, soon to arrive at their farm they had recently taken Read more...


Dark Reservations
by John Fortunato
"A highly-compelling and stiletto-sharp police procedural mystery."
Posted November 18, 2015

Special Agent Joe Evers knows his time on the squad at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Albuquerque, New Mexico is nearly over. What an inglorious end to his career! After Christine, his beloved wife, was killed two years earlier, Joe has been lost in grief and let the bottle Read more...


The Mystics Of Mile End
by Sigal Samuel
"Absolutely brilliant! An engaging story about sorrow, secrets and mystic knowledge!"
Posted November 18, 2015

Eleven-year-old Lev Meyer's world is full of wonder as he strives to make sense of small, but intriguing changes. Why is Alex Caufin in his class, filling his notebook with zeros and ones, when it is supposed to be a writing journal? Is it a secret code Read more...


Malice At The Palace
by Rhys Bowen
"A brilliantly clever murder mystery set among the royally connected."
Posted November 16, 2015

For a change, Lady Victoria Georgiana "Georgie" Charlotte Eugenie Rannoch's life is in good form. She is not stuck in Scotland in Castle Rannoch and is enjoying the comforts of London life, nicely nestling in a delightful mews home courtesy of her friend Belinda who is off seeking her Read more...


Audrey Lawrence


Ever since I taught myself to read at age two, I have been an avid reader and collector of books. I am seldom without a book in my hand, stacks by my bedside and more waiting on my Kindle, so I am very happy to be a book reviewer for FreshFiction and have been so since the last century. How can you tell I love historical fiction? Other book genres I love are regency romances, suspense thrillers, contemporary fiction, more romance books and anything I can get my hands on! Having a background in education and organizational development, I also love to read kids’ books and YA and books on business. I currently live in the National Capital Region of Canada (aka Ottawa) where Tinkerbelle, my beautiful Siamese cat, rules the roost and reminds us every day of her regal heritage, especially when she wants treats! As the saying goes: dogs may have owners, but cats have staff!

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