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Read some great books in April...you'll be blooming!

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If this shy electrician finds his spark, he might just be the man she’s always needed.


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The only way he can save her is to help her save herself.


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A new hope…


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...will the secrets they’re keeping from each other tear them apart?


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If only life were as simple as smiling for the camera.


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Silver Springs...where even the hardest hearts can learn to love again.


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You can't run from love...


Reviews

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Last Chance Mustang
by Mitchell Bornstein
"A horse with PTSD demonstrates the history and uncertain future of mustangs"
Posted April 22, 2017

As a horse-mad young adult I read J. Frank Dobie's factual book The Mustangs. Later I read Robert Denhardt's The Horse Of the Americas. If you're like me, you will need no introduction to the American Mustang horse. But on reading LAST CHANCE MUSTANG you will Read more...


The Impossible Fortress
by Jason Rekulak
"A YA computer game holds the secret of happiness in 1987 New Jersey"
Posted April 21, 2017

This wistful, witty and carefully crafted YA story will be enjoyed by anyone who remembers programming the Commodore 64 or being a kid who didn't fit in. THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS is the name of an early version of a videogame designed and written by our eponymous hero, Billy Marvin Read more...


Wed by Necessity
by Karen Kirst
"A Gatlinburg socialite sees another side of life"
Posted April 21, 2017

Beginning in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 1887, this lively historical romance loses no time in introducing a young lady with trouble on her mind and a brawny Scots lad with dancing on his mind. It's Independence Day, and there's a celebration. WED BY NECESSITY is in a series called Read more...


Falcon Wild
by Terry Lynn Johnson
"A coming of age story about a girl, a gyrfalcon and the wilderness"
Posted April 4, 2017

Karma is thirteen and she wants to be a falconer. Right now she's her dad's unofficial apprentice, handling the raptors in Montana. But a stray gyrfalcon Stark handled by Karma was lost by someone in Canada who wants her back. Falcons are expensive, and Karma's told she Read more...


Guardian
by Terri Reed
"This year's K-9 themed romance series gets off to a flying start"
Posted April 4, 2017

Classified K-9 Unit is this year's linked series of romantic suspense stories involving highly trained police dogs and their handlers. I have enjoyed all the previous books so I'm looking forward to this crop. Terri Reed starts us off with a crime story set in Read more...


Big Sky Showdown
by Sharon Dunn
"Hunted by survivalists in a thrilling Montana romance"
Posted March 28, 2017

Heather Jacobs, who lives in California, is trying to carry out her late father's wishes by spreading his ashes on a Montana mountainside. She never realised it would lead her into a desperate situation. Alone with her guide Zane Scofield, she enjoys the beautiful woodlands - until some survivalists decide Read more...


One More Kiss
by Samantha Chase
"You should never meet your heroes - but in this romance, a musician comes to stay"
Posted March 28, 2017

First in a series titled Band On The Run comes this refreshing contemporary romance. Matt Reed is lead guitarist with a band called Shaughnessy but after ten gruelling years he feels it's time to do something different Read more...


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...


Tempest
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...


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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