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A modern twist on the Regency house party.


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You'll laugh and you'll cry reading this cozy southern mystery


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Fiona Ferguson's troubles began with a kiss . . .


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Love is about to start conquering...


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A Fairy Tale Murder...


Reviews

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Dogwood Hill
by Sherryl Woods
"charming and funny story about taking chances on love"
Posted December 21, 2014

If you are looking for a book that makes you smile and laugh out loud look no further than Sherryl Wood's DOGWOOD HILL. It's another walk into the world of Chesapeake Bay and the O'Brien family. I've been a fan of Woods for a Read more...


The Trouble With Texas Cowboys
by Carolyn Brown
"modern day family feud gone amok"
Posted December 21, 2014

Ever since reading I Love This Bar I've been hooked on Carolyn Brown. Brown improves with age like fine wine -- or in her case a great bottle of beer. She somehow maintains the integrity of her characterizations throughout the book or story and is current to what is relevant Read more...


Shattered Secrets
by Karen Harper
"welcome to Cold Creek - small town with big secrets"
Posted December 13, 2014

Here is a story that centers on what could truly be called an oxymoron -- small town secrets - anyone familiar with small towns is aware that gossip is rampant. Secrets just waiting to be shattered -- ergo the title of this crime suspense story by Karen Harper -- SHATTERED SECRETS. Perfect title for Read more...


How to Handle a Cowboy
by Joanne Kennedy
"warm welcome to a fabulous new series"
Posted December 12, 2014

There are times when you realize how much brilliance it takes to create a story that captures your attention, rich with details and holds fast to the very last page. And then as you approach the last paragraph you have to face the fact that the adventure is over. HOW Read more...


Her Wyoming Hero
by Rebecca Winters
"welcome back to the Daddy Dude Ranch"
Posted December 12, 2014

WYOMING HERO is the third and possibly last installment in the Daddy Dude Ranch series by Rebecca Winters. The Dude Ranch is an interesting concept all about giving back. Three ex-marines feel blessed that they returned from active duty while others were not as fortunate. So they Read more...


The Crochet Answer Book
by Edie Eckman
"great gift choice for any crafters on your list"
Posted December 11, 2014

I really enjoy the fact that I can both knit and crochet. My sister taught me to knit. My mother taught me to crochet. My crochet skills were very basic but over the years grew with more complex and challenging projects. Even so there were some areas that were more Read more...


A Christmas to Remember
by Marilyn Pappano, Jill Shalvis, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, Kristen Ashley
"some sweet holiday tales to welcome the season"
Posted November 30, 2014

Let me make myself perfectly clear -- I am not a huge fan of these contribution compilation books. Too often each is not much better than a sample -- which of course makes these books a sampler. One shining note is that at times you get a chance to meet a new Read more...


Merry Christmas, Baby
by Jill Shalvis
"Heartwarming novella set in Lucky Harbor"
Posted November 29, 2014

Jill Shalvis is a genius -- or a mind reader -- or perhaps a cross between the two. How else do you explain why she just knew we needed to continue the story she started in Head Over Heels. The story of Chloe and Sawyer -- without a doubt one of my favorite Read more...


The Homecoming
by Robyn Carr
"Most charismatic tale to date in Thunder Point"
Posted November 26, 2014

I never miss a book by Robyn Carr -- it's kind of an unwritten law in my world. Carr's writing just gets to me, it moves me and makes me laugh and smile. So it's natural that when I spy a new offering from this goddess of romance Read more...


Unforgettable
by Joan Johnston
"The history of two powerful families is continued in this page turning story"
Posted November 23, 2014

In UNFORGETTABLE Joan Johnston is continuing the saga of two families -- one of which has been in her repertoire for several books. As I can count at least twenty Johnston books on my bookshelf I consider myself a longtime fan of this very prolific author. Johnston\'s cowboy and Texan Read more...


The Christmas Bouquet
by Sherryl Woods
"great story for any season"
Posted November 22, 2014

THE CHRISTMAS BOUQUET welcomes you to a visit with a much beloved family the O'Brien's. Spending more time with Mick the patriarch, a gruff man who loves his family to distraction and at times to their dismay with a heavy hand but always with a huge heart. The Read more...


Yours for Christmas
by Susan Mallery
"football player gets double teamed in this one"
Posted November 22, 2014

When I see Mayor Marsha mentioned in a Susan Mallery Fool's Gold story I immediately think "witchy woman." The Mayor seems to know quite a bit about anyone who lives in her town of Fool's Gold including any newcomers. She makes creative and intelligent choices and you can Read more...


Christmas in Cowboy Country
by Janet Dailey
"someone has put a kabosh on the season of joy"
Posted November 21, 2014

CHRISTMAS IN COWBOY COUNTRY is a story about pride. Ranchers have it in spades -- how else could they survive the many challenges they regularly face. It is about working hard to keep what's yours. There is definitely an element of stubbornness that is necessary and seems to prevail among Read more...


Charming the Firefighter
by Beth Andrews
"warm wonderful welcome back to Shady Grove"
Posted November 13, 2014

Welcome back to Shady Grove filled with some of the most lovable and unforgettable characters you would find in a small town. Beth Andrews has favored us with memorable characters in so many of her books and once again we are delighted to revisit some of my personal Read more...


A League of Her Own
by Karen Rock
"life is sure to throw some curve balls"
Posted November 13, 2014

Everyone has demons -- something in their past that manages to haunt them. For some these demons occupy too much importance in their lives, influence decisions, impact directions and even cordon off the heart. Escaping those demons can often feel like a full time job. But you know the saying that Read more...


The Christmas Wedding Ring
by Susan Mallery
"Sure to be a holiday favorite"
Posted November 12, 2014

THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING RING is about the journey of a lifetime. It's about grabbing the bull by the horn and throwing caution to the wind. Being good is so over rated and Molly needs to let loose -- do something totally out of her wheelhouse -- off the charts. Who better Read more...


'Tis the Season
by Robyn Carr
"Visit Virgin River for the holidays"
Posted November 5, 2014

What could be better than a seasonal story by Robyn Carr -- well how about three. In TIS THE SEASON Robyn Carr treats us to three stories that would be great for any season. Stories about family and love -- timeless and season less. Each of these stories is making a repeat Read more...


The Heart of Christmas
by Brenda Novak
"simply irresistible holiday time in Whiskey Creek"
Posted October 18, 2014

Welcome back to a great place with amazing people. Old friends that just beg us to revisit them -- often. New friends that are eager to attract your attention and develop a relationship with you. Even if they originally consider relationship a dirty word. Oh and one important thing -- keep in Read more...


Wyoming Strong
by Diana Palmer
"enemies often make the best lovers"
Posted October 18, 2014

You always hurt the one you love. Diana Palmer has decided to make two people into a very unlikely coupon in her newest installment in the Wyoming Men series. WYOMING STRONG brings back some of our favorite mercs and introduces some new ones. Perhaps that's why I Read more...


Snow Angel Cove
by RaeAnne Thayne
"Happily ever after was never so complicated"
Posted October 13, 2014

SNOW ANGEL COVE by RaeAnne Thayne starts with a highly improbable premise and has you thinking just how can this possibly end. How can you get a happy ending with a beginning like this one. Well it takes a great deal of imagination, and courage and if you ask me Read more...


Sandra Wurman


An avid reader for all my life and reading is one of my passions. Iíve been an independent reviewer for over seven years now and have covered just about every genre from a vast number of publishers and authors. Another perk of reviewing is getting a first glimpse of new and upcoming works from talented authors. As a reviewer I have had the fortune to meet new authors and become reacquainted with some tried and true ones. One of the most rewarding aspects of reviewing is having your work acknowledged by authors and/or publishers. The inclusion of one of my reviews on a book jacket or on an authorís website is a supreme compliment and always appreciated. With the advent and broad adoption of the e-reader the scope of available works to be reviewed has increased exponentially making the job of the reviewer ever more challenging as the selection of works becomes vast beyond belief. My goal is simple Ė to deliver a fair and honest review. I take this very seriously as I respect my readers and they can depend on my appraisal of fiction as well as various crafts and cooking. My main focus is fiction but occasionally something from another genre catches my eye.

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