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White Lady--a ghost not only seeking bloody revenge but demanding assistance to get it.

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Alliances with the dead could be all that keeps her alive.

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Moving on has never been harder—or so perfectly unpredictable…

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Can they end the feud between the MacInnes and Glendenning Clans that has persisted since the Battle of Culloden?

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Romance about enemies-to-lovers who fall for each other in a small Massachusetts coastal town.

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Feuding families, a legacy to prove and redemption...

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What do you do when you are forgotten by the man you’ve loved for twenty years? What do you do if you are the one who is remembered?


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One Christmas Eve
by Shannon Stacey
"A must-read for contemporary romance fans!"
Posted October 11, 2019

ONE CHRISTMAS EVE is the second book in Shannon Stacey’s “Cedar Street” series. The heroine of this story is the cousin of the heroine in the previous book. Zoe Randall and Preston Wheeler both have disastrous previous romantic entanglements that threaten to ruin their burgeoning Read more...

Christmas Seduction
by Jessica Lemmon
"Full of Christmas fun, sexy shenanigans, and drama that pulls at your heartstrings!"
Posted October 10, 2019

CHRISTMAS SEDUCTION is the fourth book in Jessica Lemmon’s “Bachelor Pact” series. Although this is the fourth book in the series, I was able to follow along and enjoy this story without having read the previous ones. However, after reading CHRISTMAS SEDUCTION, I am eager Read more...

One Summer Weekend
by Shannon Stacey
"A love story that takes two friends by surprise but is satisfying and sensational once they give in!"
Posted October 10, 2019

ONE SUMMER WEEKEND is the first book in Shannon Stacey’s “Cedar Street” series. This is a perfect book for readers who enjoy the “friends to lovers” romance trope. I especially liked that there wasn’t that much angst in this story. Noah Read more...

Read and Buried
by Eva Gates
"The past haunts the present with deadly results but makes for an entertaining murder mystery!"
Posted October 9, 2019

READ AND BURIED is the sixth book in the “Lighthouse Library” cozy mystery series by Eva Gates. At the end of the previous book in this series, the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library had a crack in the wall and the future of the building was in question Read more...

Summer Heat
by Jill Sanders
"Summer love at its finest with terrific character-driven storytelling!"
Posted October 7, 2019

SUMMER HEAT is the second book in the “Wildflowers” series by Jill Sanders. This is a great book for readers who enjoy a series built around a group of tightknit friends. SUMMER HEAT’s prologue gives the reader an introduction to the friendship that formed between Read more...

The Broken One
by Ruth Cardello
"Real characters with a sizzling and charming romance!"
Posted October 3, 2019

THE BROKEN ONE is the first book in Ruth Cardello’s “Corisi Billionaires” series. The opening chapter of THE BROKEN ONE gives some foreshadowing for the series and the author’s supposed endgame for this series but doesn’t have much to do with Read more...

The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice
by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, Allyson Charles
"The perfect blend of sexy, sweet, and small-town quirkiness wrapped up in Halloween scrumptiousness!"
Posted September 28, 2019

THE BAKESHOP AT PUMPKIN AND SPICE is a Halloween-themed anthology with stories by Kate Angell, Allyson Charles, and Donna Kauffman that are all set around the same time period in the small town of Moonbright, Maine. Readers who enjoy reading about this small town, will also enjoy the Read more...

Fudge Bites
by Nancy Coco
"Full of disguises, danger, and one determined amateur sleuth!"
Posted September 27, 2019

FUDGE BITES is the seventh book in Nancy Coco’s “Candy- Coated” cozy mystery series. Allie McMurphy is the owner of the McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop, but she also frequently gets involved in murder investigations. Often, her pets lead her into a mystery to solve Read more...

Immortal Born
by Lynsay Sands
"A fierce mom who winds up with the family she never had and the vampire of her dreams!"
Posted September 16, 2019

IMMORTAL BORN is the thirtieth book in the “Argeneau” vampire series by Lynsay Sands. Allie Chambers has been raising her late friend’s vampire son Liam as her own. What makes things complicated is that they’ve had to live a life on the run Read more...

Word to the Wise
by Jenn McKinlay
"Heart-stopping and a mix of thrills and classic cozy mystery staples"
Posted September 15, 2019

WORD TO THE WISE is the tenth book in Jenn McKinlay’s “Library Lover’s” cozy mystery series, which follows library director Lindsey Norris as she acts as frequent amateur sleuth. In this installment, Lindsey is preparing for her wedding to her longtime beau when Read more...

Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays
by Terry Spear
"Full of cozy holiday charm and werewolf romance rawr"
Posted September 15, 2019

SILVER TOWN WOLF: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is the ninth book in Terry Spear’s “Silver Town Wolf” series. Reading about two people meeting and falling in love is fun, but as a longtime romance reader, I really enjoy stories about people who already know each Read more...

A Dangerous Engagement
by Ashley Weaver
"An entertaining mystery involving marriage, murder, and sunny dispositions hiding dark motivations!"
Posted September 14, 2019

A DANGEROUS ENGAGEMENT is the sixth book in Ashley Weaver’s “Amory Ames” historical mystery series. Unlike some of the previous books in this series, A DANGEROUS ENGAGEMENT is no drawing room murder mystery. This story dips into the murky world of 1930s gangsters and bootleggers Read more...

Handle with Care
by Marie Harte
"HANDLE WITH CARE has great storytelling and a to-die-for hero!"
Posted September 14, 2019

HANDLE WITH CARE is the third book in Marie Harte’s “Veteran Movers” series. Kenzie Sykes and Evan Griffith have both lost people they loved, and they both know the importance of family. The differences in their families, and the relationships they had with past loves Read more...

Dark Illusion
by Christine Feehan
"Spooky shadow cats, evil mages, true love, and a badass heroine who saves the day!"
Posted September 5, 2019

DARK ILLUSION is the thirty-third book in Christine Feehan’s “Carpathian” series. Although characters from other books are referenced, I believe DARK ILLUSION works as a standalone novel because the author adequately explains her world and the character dynamics. Julija Brennan is a woman on Read more...

Fighting For Her
by Cynthia Eden
"A thrilling story of love on the run with a first-class hero!"
Posted September 1, 2019

FIGHTING FOR HER is the fifth book in Cynthia Eden’s “Wilde Ways” series but works well as a standalone story as well. This book starts out as an “enemies to lovers” story. Kat O’Shaughnessy is the daughter of a murdered mob Read more...

Blood Truth
by J.R. Ward
"Murder, mystery, and a vampire romance to die for!"
Posted August 31, 2019

BLOOD TRUTH is the fourth book in J.R. Ward’s “Black Dagger Legacy” series. I love how this story has a film noir feel to it. For readers who may be unfamiliar with this series, it’s a good book to just jump into Read more...

Soul Crushing
by L.P. Maxa
"An intriguing mix of suspense and sexy times!"
Posted August 31, 2019

SOUL CRUSHING is the fifth book in L.P. Maxa’s paranormal “St. Leasing” series. Jace Franklin meets Axie Contreau while she’s reluctantly on a mission from her father to get info out of him. This promises to be an inauspicious beginning to a Read more...

by Zoey Castile
"A fierce modern fairy-tale with sighs and sexiness galore!"
Posted August 30, 2019

FLASHED is the third book in Zoey Castile’s “Happy Endings” series. Although it’s part of a series, I think FLASHED works as a standalone novel. I love unconventional love stories and FLASHED has a modern-day fairy-tale vibe with a unique twist. Patrick Halloran was the epitome Read more...

Crypt Suzette
by Maya Corrigan
"A fun assortment of tricks, treats and terror for mystery readers!"
Posted August 30, 2019

CRYPT SUZETTE is the sixth book in Maya Corrigan’s “Five- Ingredient” cozy mystery series. Although this book is part of a series, it was the first I’ve read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Val Deniston is a 30-something chef living with her Read more...

The Duchess in His Bed
by Lorraine Heath
"A wonderful mix of enchantment and earthy sensuality for readers to savor!"
Posted August 26, 2019

THE DUCHESS IN HIS BED is the fourth book in Lorraine Heath’s “Sins for All Seasons” series. When Aiden Trewlove first locks eyes with a beautiful masked woman in his club, all his streetwise savvy falls away and he is enthralled. Although Aiden has been Read more...

Miranda Owen

I work in a library and that helps my book addiction. My favorite genres are romance (just about any kind) and cozy mysteries. I also enjoy true crime books - especially time periods 1950 & earlier. I like anti-heroes, personal journey stories, character-driven stories, and ones with strong, smart female characters. I also enjoy graphic novels & manga. I am in several online book groups.

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