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Home on Huckleberry Hill
by Jennifer Beckstrand
"When a marriage breakup is imminent, the matchmakers get to work"
Posted July 16, 2018

Sometimes when I read an Amish romance, I wish people had more of a sense of humour. No such lack is apparent in this enjoyable account, which begins on a sixth wedding anniversary in Wisconsin. Mary Anne Neuenschwander can't have children, and she's fed up with her husband Read more...


Killer Green Tomatoes
by Lynn Cahoon
"More mysterious troubles for an Idaho restaurant..."
Posted July 12, 2018

Another Farm to Fork mystery about the Idaho restaurant called The County Seat featuring summer produce. A tradition of cooking with unripe tomatoes causes chef Angie Turner to buy a large oder of the fruit from a produce farmer related to Read more...


Between Earth And Sky
by Amanda Skenandore
"Thought-provoking lessons of the past"
Posted July 7, 2018

A child sees a truckload of young children arrive at her school. These are not playmates; they are Indian children from the reservation, and her missionary parents intend to teach them. The year is 1881 and the location Wisconsin, and neither young Alma nor the newcomers are allowed to talk Read more...


To Die but Once
by Jacqueline Winspear
"Death in England as the war builds across Europe"
Posted July 7, 2018

Fourteenth in the popular Maisie Dobbs series is set in 1940s Britain. As the Second World War changes lives, people are preparing for an invasion that isn't under way. Tension, rules, fear, and even boredom Read more...


Mission To Protect
by Terri Reed
"Explosive start to a new Military Working Dog romance series"
Posted July 7, 2018

We've had romantic suspense series featuring police dogs and search and rescue dogs, explosives sniffers and people trackers. The natural progression to service dogs with the armed forces, ushers in the Military K-9 UnitRead more...


The Treacherous Heart
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
"A tale of England past, if not quite historical"
Posted July 7, 2018

This is a reissue of a book from the 1970s which was published under a pseudonym. You may be familiar with author Cynthia Harrod-Eagles for her long-running police series featuring Bill Slider, or her historical novels such as THE PRINCELING. Off on a completely different track, THE TREACHEROUS Read more...


Death Of A Novice
by Cora Harrison
"Another case for the Reverend Mother in historical Cork"
Posted July 7, 2018

Fifth in the Reverend Mother historical mystery series set in County Cork of the early twentieth century, this tension-loaded tale examines the Irish Civil War. Men and women were caught up in fighting because some Read more...


Daughters of the Storm
by Kim Wilkins
"Five women in the forefront of a fantasy epic"
Posted July 7, 2018

This historical fantasy tale has the feel of Norse versus Celt or Briton, so be prepared for no doubt appropriate violence and strong language. The king of Almissia, the largest and most powerful kingdom in Thyrsland, is dying, and Athelrick's wife Gudrun sends for her son and the king Read more...


Love in Dublin
by Jennifer Gracen
"Travel broadens the mind, and facilitates new romance"
Posted July 7, 2018

Newly single father Colin McKinnon works in Dublin and keeps in touch with his teenaged kids, less so with their mother. Early marriage destroyed his dreams of seeing the world and he has settled into a rut. Now he's forty. Maggie Spencer is an American travel writer who arrives Read more...


The Reluctant Assassin
by Fiona Buckley
"A threat to her young son could turn Mistress Blanchard into a killer"
Posted July 7, 2018

Mistress Ursula Blanchard fends off yet another suitor looking for her widow's portion of land, and gets on with looking after her home and stud farm, surrounded by loyal servants. The new trotting stallion proves a handful, but that isn't the only turmoil to strike the home near Read more...


The New Rules Of The Roost
by Robert Litt, Hannah Litt
"Four percent of Americans intend to start raising chickens!"
Posted July 7, 2018

Chicken owners -- just in their Oregon backyard - Robert and Hannah Litt were fascinated by the feral fowl they observed in Hawaii. Escaping during storms, various breeds of domestic chicken had hybridized with the local fowl and were thriving running free. They decided that THE NEW RULES OF THE ROOST would Read more...


Covered Bridge Charm
by Dianne Christner
"This Oregon romance reminds us to care for others"
Posted July 7, 2018

Carly Blosser rides a pink bicycle and keeps a pet rabbit, and she works at an assisted living home for seniors. But for all that, she comes from a Mennonite community, which inhabits a part of Oregon known for its COVERED BRIDGE CHARM. I admire the way she deals with Read more...


Darkest Night
by Tara Thomas
"A romantic suspense series begins in Charleston"
Posted July 6, 2018

The tale opens in Charleston, South Carolina, with rich, entitled young men at the country club. These are brothers from a local family; Kipling and Keaton Benedict. They have another brother, Knox, who also works at the family shipping firm. Kipling has recently been receiving an unsettling series of gifts Read more...


The Edge of Worlds
by Martha Wells
"More Raksura tales from the Nebula winning author"
Posted July 6, 2018

Fourth in the stunning fantasy series The Books of the Raksura is another world-spanning creation about the shapeshifting flying lizard people. Moon was a wandering feral lad with no home, but he has been admitted to the Indigo Cloud Court of Raksura and become consort to their Read more...


Court of Lions
by Jane Johnson
"Parallel tales of intrigue in Granada, past and present"
Posted July 5, 2018

This complex, ripe peach of a tale fills the reader's mind with images -- old Granada and the Alhambra Palace, a modern woman in England being set up by a possessive man. COURT OF LIONS brings Kate Fordham to work in Spain under an assumed name, where she finds a Read more...


The Dark Intercept
by Julia Keller
"A thought-provoking YA drama where emotions can be used against people"
Posted July 5, 2018

Violet just wants to get on with her life, it's not easy being the daughter of the man who invented New Earth and is now its president. She's not sure why her dad, Ogden Crowley, distrusts the policeman she fancies, Danny Mayhew. She's watched Danny on camera Read more...


Tomato Soup For Eugene
by Michael Heath
"More New Jersey adventures as Henry goes to highschool and Eugene makes new friends"
Posted July 5, 2018

Fourth in the series about two brothers growing up in New Jersey comes another appealing and simple menu; TOMATO SOUP FOR EUGENE. So far the kids have enjoyed homemade garlic bread, lemonade, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Now they Read more...


A Geek Girl's Guide to Arsenic
by Julie Anne Lindsey
"Dirty deeds at the Renaissance Fair"
Posted July 5, 2018

At the start of this Renaissance Fair murder mystery, I found myself thinking that some people are never satisfied. A senior lady has become a millionaire with her herbal bath salts and lotions, but she's pestering her family to get her a contract with a major store for bigger Read more...


The Hawaiian Discovery
by Jean Brunstetter, Wanda E. Brunstetter
"Say goodbye to the snow and aloha to the sun!"
Posted July 1, 2018

To paraphrase: you can take the girl away from the Amish farm, but you can't take the Amish farm away from the girl. This second in the Hawaiian romance series is a novel of contrasts Read more...


A Family For Easter
by Lee Tobin McClain
"Heartwarming and sweet small town romance!"
Posted June 11, 2018

Fiona Farmingham, a single mom with four kids, is trying to date again, and it's not going so well. Her small Ohio town isn't so bad, but the man from outside of town who comes to meet her is condescending. She makes a classy exit. 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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