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A bachelor, his left hand now sports a gold wedding ring.

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Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?

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True love is even better the second time around.

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The renegade cowboy returns

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Do they have the recipe for true love?

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sweeping WWII thriller set at an English country house, described by Lee Child as "like binge watching a great British drama on Masterpiece Theater.


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Pretty Face
by Lucy Parker
"A modern, gossipy romance on the West End stage"
Posted March 23, 2017

The London stage is the setting for this lively story. The name Lily Langtrey will be familiar to many readers, a prince's mistress. A similarly named actress, Lily Lamprey, is our heroine and we meet her as she takes a break from a TV series called Knightsbridge and applies Read more...

Girl in Disguise
by Greer Macallister
"Based on a true story of the first female Pinkerton agent, a lady you won't forget"
Posted March 15, 2017

A female Pinkerton agent takes centre stage in this fun and fast-paced historical crime story. Kate Warne the main character is based on the real Pinkerton agent of that name, who seized a career opportunity not previously open to women. GIRL IN DISGUISE follows her challenging and dangerous career Read more...

Birds Art Life
by Kyo Maclear
"A mother in Toronto learns what is meaningful in her life"
Posted March 12, 2017

I didn't know what to expect when I opened this book, but it turns out to be a mix between the trivial and the grim to begin with as author Kyo Maclear faces up to mortality. Her father is seriously ill and if she didn't have a stable Read more...

Strong Is The New Pretty
by Kate T. Parker
"Photos prove that inner strength beats glamour"
Posted February 27, 2017

Inspired by photos she was taking of her own daughters, Kate T Parker went further to photograph girls around America. The result is an inspiring and beautiful book of candid photos and quotes from girls aged five years to sixteen. STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY is proven by the fact Read more...

Saddle Up for Murder
by Leigh Hearon
"An Involved Tale of Horses, Home Help and Murder on the Olympic Peninsula"
Posted February 21, 2017

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...

In The Market For Murder
by T.E. Kinsey
"The most entertaining new village mystery series I've read in years"
Posted February 12, 2017

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...

His Substitute Wife
by Dorothy Clark
"When the wrong woman steps off the train, can she make a marriage work?"
Posted February 12, 2017

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...

by Mercedes Lackey
"Short stories to delight fans of fantasy land Valdemar"
Posted February 12, 2017

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...

Rookie K-9 Unit Christmas: Surviving Christmas
by Lenora Worth, Valerie Hansen
"Two top class romance titles in one about the Arizona police dog training unit"
Posted February 12, 2017

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 safe. Valerie Hansen writes SURVIVING CHRISTMAS which has a Read more...

The Falcon Tattoo
by Bill Rogers
"A criminal preying on girl students is the target for the Manchester crime squad"
Posted February 12, 2017

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...

From London with Love
by Diana Quincy
"Ruining her wedding is only the start of this man's misdeeds"
Posted February 12, 2017

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...

Wild Horse Springs
by Jodi Thomas
"The folks in Ransom Canyon welcome a new stage singer"
Posted February 12, 2017

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...

The Texas Valentine Twins
by Cathy Gillen Thacker
"A lively romance brings the parents of twins together for Valentine's Day"
Posted February 12, 2017

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...

A Valentine for the Cowboy
by Rebecca Winters
"A jewel of a lady for a gem-mining Montana family"
Posted February 12, 2017

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...

The Harlot and the Sheikh
by Marguerite Kaye
"An Arabian horse race depends on love overcoming pride"
Posted February 7, 2017

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...

Finn's Choice
by Darby Karchut
"This exciting YA fantasy combines modern life with Irish legend"
Posted February 7, 2017

This exciting YA tale is fourth in the The Adventures of Finn MacCullen series. An ancient Irish hero was 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...

Old Bones
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
"A cold case confuses the London police"
Posted February 6, 2017

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...

Her Guardian Rancher
by Brenda Minton
"When life goes downhill, don't be too proud to ask for help"
Posted January 12, 2017

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...

Dragon's First Christmas
by Emily Martha Sorensen
"Rearing a dragon as a child in 1920s New York"
Posted January 10, 2017

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...

Year Of No Clutter
by Eve Schaub
"The New Year resolution we all need to keep"
Posted January 8, 2017

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...

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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