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Being naughty was nice, but now these friends-turned-lovers are in for an unforgettable Christmas...

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Surviving the holidays will take a Christmas miracle...

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Cozy animal mystery

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She disappeared without a trace seven years ago, now he’s about to discover the secrets she’s guarded with her life…

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Her holidays have never looked so promising...

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A feel good romance that'll get you in the holiday spirit...


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The Dead Don't Wait
by Michael Jecks
"The crime-solving work of a coroner in Tudor London"
Posted November 13, 2019

The reliable author of English historical crime, Michael Jecks, returns with a story that reminds me of the Blackadder TV series. Tudor London in 1555 is the setting, studded with larger than life characters, cut-purses and alehouses. THE DEAD DON&rsquo Read more...

Christmas Angels
by Nancy Naigle
"Renovating a mountain inn is no picnic"
Posted November 13, 2019

Liz Westmoreland drives to Antler Creek because Angels Rest, the bed and breakfast inn once owned by her late grandparents, is for sale. Matt Hardy is an architect who grew up in town and he bids on the inn, but Liz beats him to the hammer fall. Read more...

Unbreak Me
by Michelle Hazen
"A contrast of characters on a Montana ranch"
Posted November 7, 2019

Andra Lawler is a horse trainer on her dad’s Montana ranch. She has her own beautiful, champion palomino mare, and competes in rodeos sometimes. UNBREAK ME refers to the fact that, while at college, she was abducted and Read more...

Island of Last Resorts
by Mary Ellis
"A new departure for author Mary Ellis, and a missed boat!"
Posted November 6, 2019

This unusual PI thriller reads like a cross between Agatha Christie and the Hunger Games. Kate Weller is a private detective in Savannah, Georgia, who is wondering whether her Italian chef boyfriend should give up the family restaurant and become a PI. They get invited to a work team Read more...

A Wife Worth Investing In
by Marguerite Kaye
"Open a London restaurant? Scandalous!"
Posted October 10, 2019

A small amount of this romance is set in Paris, where women and men dined together in establishments which boasted mercurial chefs. Our hero and heroine meet one evening, both adrift from England, and after discussing their hopes, plan to meet again in two years. Life intervenes and the Read more...

The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain
by Rick Crandall
"A small dog with a big heart proved an inspiration"
Posted October 3, 2019

Rick Crandall lived near Aspen, Colorado, and this memoir describes how his fearless Australian terrier Emme became his faithful hiking companion. Rick desperately needed a boost in his life after the tech bubble burst, and both he and his wife Pamela hoped adopting a puppy would help them focus Read more...

The Bookshop on the Shore
by Jenny Colgan
"Ready to take on new challenges? Move to Loch Ness."
Posted October 3, 2019

Loch Ness has shores too, and this cool, rainy part of Scotland isn’t busy enough to keep a regular bookshop in business. But a travelling bookshop, visiting a scattering of villages and tourist haunts, can capture trade. Until its owner has difficulties and needs someone to take Read more...

Below the Fold
by R.G. Belsky
"New York politics gets in the way of solving a murder"
Posted October 3, 2019

Clare Carlson works in a TV newsroom. New York City is no stranger to sudden death on the streets, but when a homeless woman named Dora Gayle is found murdered, this is hardly considered newsworthy. In newspaper parlance, BELOW THE FOLD or on the lower half of the folded Read more...

The Book Woman Of Troublesome Creek
by Kim Michele Richardson
"My pick for novel of the year"
Posted September 19, 2019

Troublesome Creek, Kentucky, in the hardscrabble 1940s is the setting for this social history tale, an extraordinary accomplishment by Kim Michele Richardson. THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK is one of those admirable, determined ladies who rode a horse or Read more...

The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin
by Gail Ingis
"A New York reporter is determined to write on women's suffrage - whatever the cost"
Posted September 19, 2019

Allie Baldwin is the daughter of a newspaper magnate in New York, and we meet her as she attempts to report on a Womens’ Suffrage protest. The first book in the Gilded Age Heiresses series introduces us to Read more...

The Wonder of Now
by Jamie Beck
"What to expect of someone finding their way again"
Posted September 10, 2019

Peyton Prescott is obliged to go on a book tour with her publisher's publicist Mitch Mathis. Heads up to readers; the memoir details her journey through breast cancer treatment. Not yet a year out of chemo, Peyton has been given little chance to let go of her stress Read more...

Love and Death Among the Cheetahs
by Rhys Bowen
"Murder in 1930s Kenya - a shock on Lady Georgiana's honeymoon!"
Posted August 29, 2019

Lady Georgiana has married Darcy O’Mara in LOVE AND DEATH AMONG THE CHEETAHS, the thirteenth book in the charming Her Royal Spyness murder mystery series. After a Read more...

Red Dove, Listen To The Wind
by Sonia Antaki
"Life in the late 1800s for a Lakota girl"
Posted August 22, 2019

With simple illustrations by Andrew Bosley, this historical fiction book set in North Dakota tells of Red Dove, a young Lakota girl. With mixed ancestry, our heroine learns to hunt turkeys with a bow and arrow although most girls don’t. Winter is approaching when the family is Read more...

The Amish Sweet Shop
by Laura Bradford, Mary Ellis, Emma Miller
"A tasty trio of tales about courtships in the town of Bluebird"
Posted July 15, 2019

A trio of sweet treats awaits. We visit the town of Bluebird, where a candy store is unexpectedly in need of an assistant. The three stories follow different characters, but all revolve around THE AMISH SWEET SHOP in some way. The Amish community here gets visitors from other communities Read more...

Taboo Tech
by Joy V. Smith
"What's a young spacefarer to do when all her friends are computers or aliens?"
Posted July 15, 2019

Lacie Leigh Collier is a born spacefarer; her parents and their friends are all explorers and archaeologists, jaunting around the galaxy as they hunt out examples of old-style TABOO TECH. The reader is left rather in the dark as to what this is or why it\'s taboo Read more...

Charity's Burden
by Edith Maxwell
"From tragedy to mystery in a heartbeat"
Posted July 15, 2019

In Amesbury, Massachusetts, Quaker midwife Rose Carroll has the unenviable task of attending to a dying mother of five, Charity Skells, and conveying the sad news to her family. In the Year of Our Lord 1889, poverty, hard work, and large families directly cause the deaths of many women Read more...

All That’s Dead
by Stuart MacBride
"Scottish independence - is it worth dying for in Aberdeen?"
Posted July 15, 2019

Inspector Logan McRae stars in the twelfth book of this gritty police procedural series, set in the granite-walled police station of Aberdeen on the east coast of Scotland. This is a bleak, bitter, snowy city in winter; however, ALL THAT&rsquo Read more...

A Web of Silk
by Fiona Buckley
"Silk merchants, silver and spies; what has Mistress Blanchard got into this time?"
Posted July 15, 2019

The widowed Mistress Ursula Blanchard is sitting peacefully at her Surrey home in 1582, dreaming of her trotting horse stud farm and embroidery, when visitors on horseback bring worrying tidings. A WEB OF SILK is about to be spun, and unwary folks will soon be caught. I love these Read more...

Lone Star Standoff
by Margaret Daley
"A suspense story follows a brave female judge"
Posted July 15, 2019

This book comes sixth in the series called  Lone Star Justice but new readers will find it stands well alone. A romance isn’t usually titled LONE STAR STANDOFF but the romantic suspense label fits.

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Her Oklahoma Rancher
by Brenda Minton
"Brenda Minton restores our faith in humanity"
Posted July 15, 2019

Hope, Oklahoma, is where Eve Vincent ran to hide. She’s now paralyzed from the waist down, living on a horse ranch called Mercy Ranch for wounded veterans. Eve’s ex-fiancé, Ethan Forester, finds her in town after four years of silence. He thought she Read more...

Clare O'Beara

I am a tree surgeon and author, living in Ireland. I write science fiction, crime, romantic suspense and Young Adult books. I have qualified in ecology and journalism.

Formerly I have showjumped my own horses at national level. I have been a member of the Royal Dublin Society's Forestry And The Environment Committee.


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