"Have you met my good friend Maria -- the craziest girl on
the block, you know her the minute you see her -- she's the
one who's in an advanced stage of shock" excerpted from West
Side Story I Feel Pretty -- for those that don't recognize
I Read more...
The greatest enemy to a public figure seems to be the media.
We all know stories about the invasive techniques of the
paparazzi. What they will do to get that photo, well the
tales are legendary and at times tragic. News writers,
journalists are perhaps just as guilty in their Read more...
ROUGH RIDER is the third and final entry that takes place in
Montana with an intriguing cast of characters
compliments of B.J. Daniels. Daniels obviously had a great
deal of fun with this series. ROUGH RIDER brings a Read more...
Sometimes an event that knocks you on your butt, off your
feet or in this case ice skates, can turn into an
enlightening time. A time to take stock of your life and
perhaps offer an uninvited, unexpected look into your
future. I like to call this your new normal Read more...
Holiday stories are always a welcome addition to even a very
busy life. Perhaps it's because they provide a welcome
pause in a hectic schedule, but I think it's due to their
very nature of good spirit and family. It doesn't really
matter what holiday you celebrate Read more...
Aw, Christmas in Darling VT, visions of sugar plums,
fairies, decorated homes and of course the kissing bridge.
One mention of that and all sorts of memories assault your
brain and great ones of past books featuring characters that
conquer up smiles. So its holiday time in DECK THE HALLS Read more...
Fabulous kit of origami projects with an ocean theme. MY
ORIGAMI OCEAN KIT by Pasquale D'Auria is a boxed kit that
includes a sturdy book that outlines in detailed drawings
how to take any one of the sixty squares of origami paper
sheets and with some really simple folds Read more...
Respect and love, two most important components in any
relationship. Parts of SISTERS LIKE US are equally funny and
yet poignantly sad. The Bloom sisters and their mother along
with several other relatives and friends set a new standard
for dysfunction. There is no physical abuse; no, the Bloom
women Read more...
CHRISTMAS WITH MY COWBOY is actually three stories
contributed by different authors. The first story is THE
SNOWMAN by Diana Palmer, and in this holiday tale, there are
two matchmakers hard at work. Two beautiful furry creatures
that seem to have fallen in love with each others' person
and as Read more...
Here's the thing about anything, and I do mean anything,
written by Jill Shalvis. You can be assured that the
entertainment quotient is off the charts. I must admit that
I am an ardent fan and grab anything with Jill Shalvis on
the cover. And I happily, smilingly, laughingly Read more...
This is a reissue of a series of stories written by Janet
Each story takes place in a different state of the United
supposedly influenced by travels across America. In AMERICANA
SERIES VOLUME 1 Janet Dailey features three stories: Alabama
first published in 1977, Alaska first published in Read more...
Maria Davis is a true romantic, her choice of reading
material is romance novels, so when Jodi Thomas decided to
make Maria the star in A CHRISTMAS AFFAIR, it was no real
surprise. There is no obstacle too large or impossible that
can come between two people that find themselves Read more...
MODERN BOHEMIAN CROCHET by Beth Nielsen is 128 pages
of beautifully photographed projects. In fact there are 21
complete with graphing and written instructions. The items
gamut from accessories to clothing items.
What is most intriguing about MODERN BOHEMIAN CROCHET
is the inclusion of items that use Read more...
Simply so fabulous that it was nearly impossible to put
down. Jodi Thomas meshes two stories in one book. INDIGO
LAKE focuses on a relationship that has no likely way to be
successful based on a history between two families. Jodi
Thomas chooses not to minimize the importance of a Read more...
WOW, quite a case for nature versus nurture. Guilt and self-
condemnation for something done many years before, it seems
everyone involved is trying hard to live down the
repercussions of their actions. But truly, these decisions
weren't necessarily make with contempt or avarice. In the
end, the result Read more...
Do you believe in second sight? You know those legends or
myths that some folk are born with very special talents,
gifts some might say. Those that have them often question
that description. Is it a gift to have visions or feelings
that foretell of events that you have no Read more...
Three amazing men trying to live down their youthful
reputations. We first met the Cortez brothers in HOMETOWN
COWBOY and Sara Richardson did an awesome job of setting
the stage and whetting our appetite for more. So now we are Read more...
Houston was twelve and Becky was ten and even at that age,
he knew she was the one. But at their highly anticipated
wedding things unraveled swiftly -- with a single gunshot.
That's just the opening salvo in the latest and greatest
addition to a wondrous series by Linda Broday Read more...
COWBOYS LEGACY is Flint and Maggie's story which is part
three of the Cahill
Ranch series. COWBOYS LEGACY is actually the first
book I've read in this new series by B.J. Daniels and
needless to Read more...
An avid reader for all my life and
reading is one of my passions. I’ve
been an independent reviewer for
several 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
author’s 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
My goal is simple – 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.