Second in the 'Carson Stables Mystery' series set on the
windswept Olympic Peninsula, SADDLE UP FOR MURDER by Leigh
Hearon is the tale of Annie Carson who cares more for
animals than people. She doesn't have much of a
relationship with local law enforcement, other than
working with them Read more...
Sometimes you decide right away that you will enjoy
someone's company. Lady Hardcastle and her skilled Welsh
maid Florence Armstrong immediately struck me as being
great fun and well drawn, sharp characters. Following A
Quiet Life In The Country Read more...
I hadn't read any of the romances by Dorothy Clark but I
started enjoying her first in the series 'Stand-In Brides'
right away. In 1868 a young woman, Audrey Prescott, takes
the railroad to Wyoming Territory. Her sister promised to
marry a gentleman, who needs a wife in Read more...
For the fans of fantasy world Valdemar and its heralds,
here is an unaccustomed treat. Authors have created short
stories in this world and Mercedes Lackey, the original
Valdemar author, has edited them into the compilation:
TEMPEST: ALL NEW TALES OF VALDEMAR. Heralds are riders who
serve the Crown and Read more...
Two tales of the ROOKIE K-9 UNIT CHRISTMAS come together in
this seasonal bundle. The Arizona town has seen a murder,
intimidation and the arrival of new criminals. The officers
and police dog training unit are working to keep everyone
Valerie Hansen writes SURVIVING CHRISTMAS which has a Read more...
Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart is working to find a
serial rapist in Northern England. The criminal drugs
students and takes them away from their friends; when they
are found next day they have no memory of the night, and a
tattoo of a falcon has been inked on their skin Read more...
I previously enjoyed 'Spy Fall' a historical romance about
a pioneering lady parachutist, by Diana Quincy, so I was
glad to read another of her works. Third in her series
called 'Rebellious Brides' is FROM LONDON WITH LOVE. Emilia
St. George's wedding day is not proceeding as planned; the Read more...
Fifth in the 'Ransom Canyon' series by popular author Jodi
Thomas, comes the Cinderella story of a sheriff. Sheriff
Dan Brigman, a mature divorced father, finds a woman's boot
in the road one night. A blue boot with rhinestones and a
tall heel. He brings it to the nearest Read more...
So when would you tell the father of twins that he had
responsibilities? When they were on the way, or when they
arrived or... Adelaide Smythe decided not to tell him. She
and Wyatt Lockhart had a fling but as he's the son of a
ranch owner and she Read more...
Rebecca Winters has previously set romance novels in Texas
and Wyoming. In her new series 'Sapphire Mountain Cowboys'
she moves the action to Montana. I enjoyed A VALENTINE FOR
THE COWBOY. A recent arrival from California is Brianna
Frost, just out of college, who escapes the sadness of her
family Read more...
Stephanie Darvill, Army officer's daughter and horse
veterinarian, arrives in deep desert Arabia. She is
traveling unaccompanied and hopes to secure a job in the
stables of Bahrym. Her father is too busy treating horses
during the lengthy Napoleonic Wars to attend himself, and
Stephanie hopes nobody will mind Read more...
This exciting YA tale is fourth in the The
Adventures of Finn MacCullen series. An ancient Irish
named Finn Mac Cumhail or McCool so we can guess that this
book FINN'S CHOICE refers to Ireland. Finn lives near
Denver but he is apprenticed to be Read more...
Another case for the cops of Shepherd's Bush Station.
After the last incident which implicated senior police
officers in abusing young poor women, all are pleased that
it's a cold case. No internal politics here, no press leaks
and stress. Just paperwork. A set of remains has been Read more...
Another book in the popular Martin's Crossing series of
contemporary western romances by Brenda Minton, sounded
very appealing. This author has also written the Cooper's
Creek series and many other westerns. HER GUARDIAN
RANCHER gives the flavor of her responsible characters right
from the Read more...
This amusing short novella, DRAGON'S FIRST CHRISTMAS,
challenges preconceptions and
makes the fantastic seem almost normal. Rose, a student of
palaeontology, and her husband Henry live in New York, and
they have adopted a newly hatched dragon from a museum's
clutch of supposedly fossil eggs. DRAGON'S FIRST Read more...
For all those who make New Year resolutions, here's an
entertaining and honest book. YEAR OF NO CLUTTER is a
memoir of a Vermont lady who graduated from art school and
hoarded all kinds of bits and scraps in case they could be
used in an art project, sometime Read more...
Josephine Dooley's plan to escape her uncle, who wants to
marry her off in lieu of a gambling debt, isn't
straightforward. She aims to disguise herself as a boy,
join the Pony Express as a rider in order to travel, and
marry herself off as a mail-order Read more...
The village of Kurland St. Mary looks forward to a wedding
in 1817. Major Sir Robert Kurland is marrying Miss Lucy
Harrington shortly, but for now folks can revel in the fair
held on the village green. Even the staff at Kurland Hall
have been given leave to visit. DEATH Read more...
If, like me, you have a family member who runs for sport,
you might enjoy giving them this book for Christmas. FIRST
DEGREE MUDDER set in the Pacific Northwest
which is also
the title of the cosy crime Read more...
Enlightened twentieth century imperialism is how narrator
Peta Firth describes her posting to administrative work in
Burma. She lives in a version of 1984 in which the British
Empire is still going strong, though facing challenges.
BURMESE DAZE starts out mimicking a memoir style from
English writers and gradually introduces Read more...