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Sizzling Hot August Reads

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True love is eternal...


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Conflict of interest is an understatement...


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Two men love her. Will her faith show the way to a bright future?


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Enemies...Lovers...An irresistible combination


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A Cherry Tucker Mystery


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Fantasies come true on this sultry Georgia island.


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Fourth in the Inside Out series


Reviews

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Heroes Are My Weakness
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"heroes are definitely made not born"
Posted August 25, 2014

So hard to decide which Susan Elizabeth Phillips story is my favorite -- it would be like pitting one good friend against another. My love affair with Phillips -- AKA SEP to her fans -- started with DREAM A LITTLE DREAM -- funny how we all remember our first loves. Then it escalated into Read more...


How To Marry A Cowboy
by Carolyn Brown
"instructions are included"
Posted August 24, 2014

Dialog is Carolyn Brown's strong suit -- as gifted an author as you can imagine with the gift of gab -- you can imagine her eyes smiling with the merriment and mirth she brings to each page. HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY is a bit of a departure for Brown whose Read more...


Mercy
by B.J. Daniels
"truly amazing crime story for every amateur sleuth"
Posted August 23, 2014

Diabolical, amazing, intriguing, mesmerizing, scary and disturbing. Did I get your attention yet? Well if you want to read an incredibly addictive mystery-thriller-crime story look no further than MERCY by BJ Daniels. Never heard of Daniels? After reading MERCY, BJ Daniels will absolutely move to the top of Read more...


Holiday Hats for Babies
by Debby Ware
"truly unique patterns to delight any baby"
Posted August 9, 2014

Debby Ware is a woman of my own heart. She proves in HOLIDAY HATS FOR BABIES that we shouldn't take everything so seriously. HOLIDAY HATS FOR BABIES is an exercise is delightful imaginative patterning for something all knitters just love to make. Hats. Next to scarves it is probably Read more...


Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers
by Norah Gaughan
"challenging and luscious items to knit or crochet"
Posted August 9, 2014

COMFORT KNITTING & CROCHET BABIES & TODDLERS contains fifty knit and crochet designs including a lovely selection of cardigans, blankets, caps, some accessory items and a couple of toys. Since this was a review copy I was only privy to a few items of those that would be included in the actual Read more...


Ain't She Sweet?
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"Simply Memorable! Revisit This Timely Tale of Strength, Courage, and Love!"
Posted August 5, 2014

Lots of authors write stories with sexy and quirky characters. Susan Elizabeth Phillips creates memorable characters that last long after you've finished the book. One of the best compliments you can pay any author is that they made a lasting impression -- Phillips is definitely one of those authors. A Read more...


Mean Streak
by Sandra Brown
"marathon training has her running for her life"
Posted August 2, 2014

Sandra Brown's fans expect a great deal from this talented author. Every book I've ever read of Brown's occupies a special place on my bookshelves all the worse for wear since every one of her stories demands a revisit. Brown's characters are complex and in MEAN Read more...


Invincible
by Diana Palmer
"powerful guy meets his match"
Posted July 30, 2014

The bigger they are the harder they fall. It's one of Diana Palmer's trademarks and as a longtime fan it's the element that draws you in and holds tight. Diana Palmer is a western romantic at heart and with INVINCIBLE she adds quite few lighthearted moments. Her Read more...


Cop Town
by Karin Slaughter
"No holds barred"
Posted July 16, 2014

Karin Slaughter's new book COP TOWN takes place in Atlanta in 1974. It's important to understand that so you are ready for an assault on your senses. Slaughter reminds us of a time when abuse of authority regularly takes place in many cities. Scary when you think of Read more...


Against the Wild
by Kat Martin
"not only the eagles soar in Alaska"
Posted July 14, 2014

AGAINST THE WILD by Kat Martin takes place in one of the most fascinating states I've ever visited Alaska. There is something so earthy and real about a place that faces the most horrific winters but looks forward to amazingly beautiful summers. Kat Martin is the master of setting Read more...


How to Make a Quilt
by Barbara Weiland Talbert
"a simple step by step toward quilting"
Posted June 30, 2014

I am a knitter and crocheter at heart but I've done several needlepoint projects too. I'm proud of all the costumes and linen items made on my trusty sewing machine but candidly I've always wanted to quilt. Not sure I would ever progress to making a full Read more...


Comfort Crocheted Afghans
by Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter
"short and sweet three beautiful patterns"
Posted June 27, 2014

First let me qualify my review to say that this is a sampler showcase of three afghan projects some that will appear in the larger version that had fifty patterns (knit and crochet). I usually gauge the worth of a craft book based on how many items catch my eye Read more...


Up to Me
by Christi Barth
"Paradise with an Expiration Date"
Posted June 27, 2014

For those of you--like myself--that are unfamiliar with Christi Barth waste no time in getting UP TO ME, the first book in her Shore Secrets Trilogy. It's sure to whet your appetite for more. I didn't realize until finishing this wonderful story there were Read more...


The Texan's Cowgirl Bride
by Trish Milburn
"everyone needs someone to lean on"
Posted June 26, 2014

Welcome back -- now it's Trish Milburn's chance to share a story she calls THE TEXAN'S COWGIRL BRIDE. THE TEXAN'S COWGIRL BRIDE is book number three in the series about the Baron family written by different authors. Don't worry if you've missed any -- each story Read more...


The Texan's Baby
by Donna Alward
"everyone needs to learn to trust"
Posted June 24, 2014

Hey who doesn't love a strong cowboy. Donna Alward knows that characters need a strong backbone. In THE TEXAN'S BABY Alward combines strength with caring an enviable combination. Alward gives her characters lovable personalities so that you can't help feel their angst. Joyous dialog and unerring humor Read more...


How to Crochet
by Sara Delaney
"excellent how-to book for any crafter's shelf"
Posted June 21, 2014

I found HOW TO CROCHET more like a how to for someone just starting to crochet. Sara Delaney though has a very unique way to teach crochet. Delaney's goal is to make the crafter new to crochet comfortable with needles, yarns and patterns. A primer of sorts. Delaney recognizes Read more...


The Promise
by Robyn Carr
"The Last Thing They Were Looking for Was Love"
Posted June 16, 2014

I promise you will not be disappointed by the latest installment of fabulous stories rooted in a small town of Thunder Point. Have I made myself absolutely clear on that? THE PROMISE by Robyn Carr is about people making commitments to things that are important and vital. Money Read more...


Rodeo Rebel
by Donna Alward
"Welcome to a new series starring the Texas Rodeo Barons"
Posted June 15, 2014

RODEO REBEL is actually a prequel to a new series about a family -- the Texas Rodeo Barons -- who are a group of siblings whose lives revolve around rodeo which is a scary, competitive and extremely risky career path -- certainly not one to enter into lightly. These risk takers Read more...


The Black Sheep Inheritence
by Maureen Child
"it's all about love"
Posted June 8, 2014

THE BLACK SHEEP INHERITANCE by Maureen Child is part of her Dynasties: The Lassiters series. Child makes it her business to keep these larger than life characters as real as possible imbibing them with flaws and emotions. Each Lassiter novel stars another member of this powerful family but Read more...


For All Time
by Jude Deveraux
"be prepared to be swept off your feet"
Posted June 8, 2014

Once again Jude Deveraux takes us to a place dreams are made. FOR ALL TIME transports you to another possible to believe reality and has two worlds connect seamlessly although centuries apart -- years seem to melt away. We meet up with more family members from Deveraux Taggert/Montgomery families much 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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