March 23rd, 2018
Home | Log in! or Register

On Top Shelf
Melinda LeighMelinda Leigh
Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick

Reviewer Application

March gives us books to "roar" over

Slideshow image

Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery

slideshow image
How far would you go to get justice for the one you love?

slideshow image
The trick is to marry for love—a task easier said than done!

slideshow image
They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid.

slideshow image
True love deserves a second chance . . . .

slideshow image
Shocking evidence hits close to home...


21 - 40 of 1367 ( prev | next )

The Dry Well
by Sue Bridgwater
"You don't miss the water until the well runs dry"
Posted February 23, 2018

I was drawn into the latest fantasy tale of the land of Skorn. Not unlike today, we see that the land has been steadily growing more desertified and desperate populations are on the move. THE DRY WELL in a temple would have warned city dwellers that the aquifer had been Read more...

Moonlight Over Manhattan
by Sarah Morgan
"A dog walker expands her horizons in New York City"
Posted February 21, 2018

Harriet is shy and has decided to expand her horizons and mentally grow, so this winter she is challenging herself to do things that make her uncomfortable. MOONLIGHT OVER MANHATTAN by Sarah Morgan focuses on two characters, Harriet Knight and the emergency room doctor she first meets after discovering that Read more...

Those Black Wings
by Melinda Cordell
"A dark New Adult romance tells a warning tale through music and college"
Posted February 16, 2018

Music lovers will particularly enjoy this coming of age New Adult story. I don't play an instrument, but if I substitute horses for music, I can easily identify with the young lady telling her story of the end of school and the start of college. THOSE BLACK WINGS by Read more...

Desert Wolf
by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
"There are stranger things than wolves in the Arizona desert"
Posted February 16, 2018

Arizona might not be the obvious place to look for wolves, but with all that open space the desert werewolves can roam freely. Which is something Paxton Hall doesn't realise, flying in from Maryland to check on a piece of land she's inherited. Her neighbour, Grant Wade, is Read more...

Hedy's Journey
by Michelle Bisson
"Fleeing evil, her family seeks a new life in America"
Posted February 16, 2018

Illustrated on every page by El Primo Ramon, this short book for young readers explains the troubled times in Europe before and during the Second World War. Hedy, a teenage girl from a family with a shop, learns that the frightening changes of power mean she and her family are Read more...

Her Secret
by Shelley Shepard Gray
"Even an Amish girl can have a stalker, unfortunately"
Posted February 15, 2018

Hannah finds herself in a scary situation. While on her rumspringa, the time when young Amish people experience the world, she picked up an admirer, Trent, and now she has returned to her faith, he's started to stalk her. HER SECRET changes Hannah Hilty from a busy young woman Read more...

The Amish Witness
by Diane Burke
"Thanksgiving turns to terror for the Amish"
Posted February 15, 2018

Lancaster County is bitterly cold when snow blankets the ground and lighting is provided by oil lamps. Elizabeth Lapp has come home after seven years of city life, to her widowed mother's farm. THE AMISH WITNESS, Elizabeth, has been followed. A man confronts her and demands something a friend Read more...

Second Chance Amish Bride
by Marta Perry
"Learn to move - and love - again"
Posted February 15, 2018

I enjoy Marta Perry's books, and some of her Amish stories are also suspense stories, but SECOND CHANCE AMISH BRIDE is a romance for those who want a little break from the stressful life we lead today. Caleb King is a dairy farmer returning home to a newly built Read more...

Christmas Amnesia
by Laura Scott
"Crime and romance in wintry Milwaukee"
Posted February 15, 2018

This suspense story wastes no time in getting started. Assistant District Attorney Madison Callaghan is attacked out of the blue and a sinister threat uttered. Only, when aid arrives, and poor Maddy awakens in hospital, she has lost her memory. CHRISTMAS AMNESIA continues at breakneck pace as Maddy teams up Read more...

Claiming His Desert Princess
by Marguerite Kaye
"A splendid historical romance in the depths of the Arabian desert"
Posted February 14, 2018

I know I am in for a treat when I read a book by Marguerite Kaye. Her historical quartet of Hot Arabian Nights, which has already brought a Cornish lady botanist and a British horsewoman to Read more...

Many a Twist
by Sheila Connolly
"To expand or not to expand? A pub owner's dilemma"
Posted January 30, 2018

Sixth in the County Cork mystery series features Maura Donovan from Boston, chatting with her friend Gillian Callanan in west Cork as they await the arrival of Gillian's baby. Gillian's husband has relocated from Dublin, and their house Read more...

The Crown Prince’s Bride
by Donna Alward
"The path of royal love does not run smoothly"
Posted December 27, 2017

This novella is nicely timed to match a royal engagement in Britain. But for the Crown Prince of Marazur, life is not going so well. He tries to enjoy his first official party since the death of his wife in a car accident. A widowed father in his thirties, Raoul Read more...

Of Spice and Men
by Sarah Fox
"This pancake chef finds a Hollywood murder on the Olympic Peninsula"
Posted December 26, 2017

This third Pancake House Mystery starts as autumn brings mists and mellow fruitfulness to Wildwood Cove, a town on the Olympic Peninsula enlivened by the prospect of filming down at the beach. This should bring added custom to Read more...

Christmas At Hope Cottage
by Lily Graham
"Winter is definitely a time for cooking traditional recipes"
Posted December 26, 2017

Emma's life is only beginning its turn for the worse when her boyfriend dumps her. One road accident later, she's in hospital with a couple of broken limbs and some brain damage which means she'll have to let her senses learn to work properly again. Though she Read more...

Stay Calm And Collie On
by Lane Stone
"Lady Amanda visits Lewes but the dog care business has never been so dangerous"
Posted December 16, 2017

I found another instance of trying to catch markets in UK and USA by mixing characters from each in a story. I prefer to find a genuine reason to blend the characters, contrast their life experiences and build a plot accordingly. STAY CALM AND COLLIE ON is a dog-lovers Read more...

A Deadly Betrothal
by Fiona Buckley
"Serve the Crown or enjoy family life? Mistress Blanchard has no options."
Posted December 16, 2017

We start the adventure in July, 1579, as our heroine the widowed Ursula Blanchard searches a fir wood in Surrey for a missing lad - or his body. I've read several books in the series named for this redoubtable lady Read more...

Surfer Dud
by Lois Szymanski
"Hero of the island of Assateague for young readers"
Posted December 15, 2017

This book for young readers is wonderfully illustrated on every page. SURFER DUDE: THE LEGENDARY STALLION OF CHINCOTEAGUE seems to have been a horse well worth celebrating. We see his early life on Assateague Island and how he was marked out as being a good foal to keep to improve Read more...

Death Around The Bend
by T.E. Kinsey
"No shortage of suspects in a murder at a motor racing weekend"
Posted December 15, 2017

A revisit to the lively Lady Hardcastle and her resourceful maid Florence from IN THE MARKET FOR MURDER brings us to a country estate where a week of motor racing Read more...

The Shadow District
by Arnaldur Indridason
"Iceland during WW2 was no stranger to crime"
Posted December 15, 2017

I've read a few Scandinavian crime books by an author who has won the Nordic Crime Novel Prize two years running as well as the CWA Gold Dagger Award for the top crime novel of the year. Arnaldur Indridason depicts a bleak life in modern Iceland, full of cold Read more...

Natural Wonders Of Assateague Island
by Mark Hendricks
"A stunning look at the natural beauty of the coastal island"
Posted December 15, 2017

Count me lucky to have a book like this to show me a place I've never visited. NATURAL WONDERS OF ASSATEAGUE ISLAND is enough to make anyone pack and head off to the coastal barrier island. The ponies on the cover are famous from Marguerite Henry's books about 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.


Reviews Published Challenge Participant Frequently Auto-Approved 80% Professional Reader 2016 NetGalley Challenge500 Book Reviews


Features & Posts

Spicy and sizzling this summer
June 19, 2012

© 2003-2018
all rights reserved

Google+ Google+