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The Victory Garden
by Rhys Bowen
"The tragedy of the Great War triggers social change and romance"
Posted May 6, 2019

By the author of the madly popular Her Royal Spyness series comes a social history tale of women's fiction. Miss Emily Bryce has to obey her parents when they forbid her from signing up for war work Read more...


A Return of Devotion
by Kristi Ann Hunter
"A family-friendly historical romance"
Posted May 6, 2019

Daphne Blakemoor is the housekeeper at a country home which hasn't been graced by its titled owners in years. She's put her time to good use by secretly taking in orphans and getting them established in trades, so she is much liked by the country folks. Daphne experiences Read more...


A Desperate Hope
by Elizabeth Camden
"Building a reservoir in upstate New York can destroy a community - or strengthen one"
Posted May 6, 2019

Eloise Drake's first love is frowned upon by her family, and she is sent to Arizona, while the young man is beaten and railroaded out of town. Years later, they meet again. In 1908, New York State is in the middle of a building and engineering boom. Alex Duval Read more...


The Blades
by Allynn Riggs
"A spectacular treat for SF fans in the third book of the quartet"
Posted May 6, 2019

Any reader who has followed the series about THE BLOOD and THE BALANCE, a tale of a spacefaring race which Read more...


Storm Rising
by Sara Driscoll
"A Search And Rescue agent finds more than she bargained for after a storm..."
Posted May 2, 2019

Anyone who has read about search and rescue (SAR) dogs will know how smart and well trained they are. While Hawk, the K9 partner, is front and centre, this book is not for the sentimental. I had to take breaks from reading STORM RISING Read more...


The Garden of Perfect Brightness
by Melissa Addey
"A culture contrast and forbidden romance in historical China"
Posted April 14, 2019

In this stunning portrait, Giuseppe Castiglione is chosen as painter and religious emissary from Portugal to the Emperor of China during the 1720s. He has to become a Jesuit in training, before he is allowed to sail with his young woman apprentice Laura Biondecci. Niuhuru is a young girl, only Read more...


Swimming With Horses
by Oakland Ross
"From South Africa to Canada, she rides with danger..."
Posted March 29, 2019

This fiction tale is chilling, evocative and passionate. Also, full of horses. The time and place jump chapter by chapter between South Africa of 1962 and a year later in Ontario farmland. A professor of English who introduces himself at the start narrates his boyhood in Read more...


At The CEO’s Pleasure
by Yahrah St. John
"Romance and business don't mix - or do they?"
Posted March 29, 2019

Was I the only one hoping the CEO was a lady? Surely this business dynamic could set a gentleman to work AT THE CEO'S PLEASURE. The author Yahrah St. John decided to reflect the reality where most big businesses are still run by men. Ayden Stewart owns an investment Read more...


Amish Hideout
by Maggie K. Black
"Heart-stopping action as a computer analyst needs witness protection"
Posted March 21, 2019

If you remember the film The Witness with Harrison Ford, AMISH HIDEOUT has a similar with a very classy twist: the outsider is a woman and the law enforcement officer is originally from the Amish community. An Read more...


The Marriage Bargain
by Stephanie Dees
"From friend to guardian - but can she be a wife?"
Posted March 21, 2019

Red Hill Springs, Alabama is the setting for this emotional look at a family in trouble. Cameron Quinn has come back to town after his sister and her husband were killed in a car crash. His mom, who wasn't in contact with him, still manages a trailer park. Cameron Read more...


Buried Mountain Secrets
by Terri Reed
"This treasure trail leads to danger..."
Posted March 17, 2019

Terri Reed proves that she can write a variety of great books in different genres with this suspenseful romance set in the Colorado Rockies. Treasure hunting is the harmless start to this tale about a family running a hardware store, but BURIED MOUNTAIN SECRETS Read more...


Finding Me
by Judith Keim
"Take the challenge of running a Florida hotel"
Posted February 11, 2019

Sisters Sheena, Darcy and Regan lead separate lives around Boston and NYC; Sheena married, the other two have careers. All that changes when their late uncle's will brings a surprise. Uncle Gavin Sullivan was not popular with all of the family. The ladies certainly didn't know he was Read more...


Who Will Roar If I Go?
by Paige Jaeger
"Young readers will love to see these animals"
Posted February 11, 2019

This stunningly beautiful book for young readers would be a perfect present or teaching aid. WHO WILL ROAR IF I GO? is the question asked by the magnificent lion as he and other animals explain that they are in danger of going extinct. The panda, zebra, rhino, snow leopard, are Read more...


Support Your Local Pug
by Lane Stone
"Crime is afoot in Lewes, Delaware"
Posted February 11, 2019

Buckingham Pet Palace is a daycare and spa for pets, run by the enterprising Sue Patrick, whom we met in the earlier Stay Calm And Collie On. Sue has a partner in the firm, Lady Anthea Fitzwalter from England, who Read more...


Beyond The Green
by Sharlee Glenn
"Fostering a child in Utah leads to heartache"
Posted February 11, 2019

This Young Adult tale mixes growing up with family ties. Set in Utah in the late 1970s, BEYOND THE GREEN shows us the world of young Britta and her extended family. Some years ago the household was made a little larger by the fostering of a baby girl whose mother Read more...


The Walking Horses
by Linda S. Browning
"A wronged mother in this Tennessee cold case"
Posted February 11, 2019

Shelbyville, Tennessee, is the location for this slightly spooky mystery as journalist and cold-case resolver Olivia Honeycutt enters the world of the Tennessee Walking Horses. Everyone she meets knows more about THE WALKING HORSES than Olivia does, so non-horsey readers needn't worry that they will be lost Read more...


Scandal At The Christmas Ball
by Bronwyn Scott, Marguerite Kaye
"Deck the halls and let's be jolly"
Posted February 11, 2019

Having read the earlier book about the midsummer ball I was thrilled to get my gilt-edged invitation card to the house party at the Duke and Duchess of Brockmore's country estate. All the finest unattached men and women joined our cozy party, some at the request of the Read more...


Murder At Hawthorn Cottage
by Betty Rowlands
"Moving to a Cotswold cottage may spark a murder hunt"
Posted February 11, 2019

Melissa Craig who pens crime fiction under the name Mel Craig, moves to a cottage which she plans to renovate near Upper Benbury, a Cotswold village. The rural atmosphere is just what she needs after getting too close to a married man in London who keeps trying to win her Read more...


The Bandit Queen
by Natalia O'Hara
"Young readers will love the bandits!"
Posted February 11, 2019

From the author and illustrator of Hortense And The Shadow comes another fairytale for young readers who enjoy excitement. In THE BANDIT QUEEN we can laugh at the antics of the bandits in the forest, robbing and raiding, but really, this is no way to bring up a child. And Read more...


Merci Suárez Changes Gears
by Meg Medina
"What a challenging sixth grade lies ahead of Merci"
Posted February 11, 2019

Merci Suárez and her brother Roli are heading off to school in Florida. Life will be very different this year. Seaward Pines Academy is rather expensive. Can they handle being scholarship students? MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS appeals to the newcomer in all of us, because we've all lived Read more...


Clare O'Beara

http://www.clareobeara.ie

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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