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The Lemon Sisters
by Jill Shalvis
"A great look at today's families."
Posted May 27, 2019

Picture something you consider absolutely delightful. Then go out and get THE LEMON SISTERS by Jill Shalvis and be delighted. Full of fun and of course the requisite angst after all it is -- as the title suggests -- about sisters. Jill Shalvis has fashioned two amazing characters that immediately capture your Read more...

The Perfect Dress
by Carolyn Brown
"The feel good book of this summer."
Posted May 27, 2019

THE PERFECT DRESS by Carolyn Brown should come with a warning -- caution, smiles abound. Yes, once again Carolyn Brown has come up with a storyline that is guaranteed to make your day. THE PERFECT DRESS is about not being perfect. After all who can actually claim perfection, which by the Read more...

The Little Teashop on Main
by Jodi Thomas
"Welcome back to Laurel Springs. You'll be glad you came!"
Posted May 27, 2019

Very few authors can dream up characters and bring them to life on paper like Jodi Thomas. Want to be affected by a character and simple conversation then look no further than something from the pen of Jodi Thomas. In THE LITTLE TEASHOP ON MAIN, we meet three girls, instant Read more...

Cowboy Rebel
by Carolyn Brown
"Fourth installment in the Longhorn series is a delight."
Posted May 27, 2019

Welcome back to Carolyn Brown's Longhorn Canyon series. The fourth installment in this delightful, full of fun and sass and of course cowboys is COWBOY REBEL. Carolyn Brown does not suffer fools, and in COWBOY REBEL, she is brilliantly Read more...

by Kelly Rimmer
"The perfect lighthearted read!"
Posted May 16, 2019

To sum up my initial reaction to Kelly Rimmer's latest book is that it was totally unexpected. No pun intended since the title of the book is UNEXPECTED. Kelly Rimmer has written one of the most darling loves stories I've read Read more...

Sullivan's Promise
by Joan Johnston
"The saga of the Flynn boys and Grayhawk girls comes to a lovely conclusion..."
Posted May 7, 2019

Well, we've reached the end of the road or should we say the start of a whole brand new life for the crazy characters brought to life by Joan Johnston in her Kings Brats Series which is actually a branch off from her Bitter Creek novels. Joan Johnston has Read more...

The Yankee Widow
by Linda Lael Miller
"The Civil War seen through the eyes of people caught in the middle..."
Posted May 2, 2019

Horrors of war. Innocent people caught up in the devastation. People, families, and generations-old farms and businesses destroyed or left in tatters. That is the story that Linda Lael Miller talks of in A YANKEE WIDOW. The author doesn't mince words Read more...

Need Me Cowboy
by Maisey Yates
"A lovely end to the Copper Ridge series!"
Posted March 29, 2019

The sad part of NEED ME COWBOY is the acknowledgment that it probably marks the end of the lovely and engaging Copper Ridge series by Maisey Yates. I am so sad to say goodbye Read more...

The Guy Who Died Twice
by Lisa Gardner
"An incredible murder mystery!"
Posted March 29, 2019

Bestselling author Lisa Gardner had an idea for a novella and in true Gardner form, shares this well-constructed page-turner even if the glee is short lived. But from the very title, THE GUY WHO DIED TWICE, fans of Lisa Gardner already Read more...

A Justified Murder
by Jude Deveraux
"A murder mystery from a beloved author!"
Posted March 17, 2019

A JUSTIFIED MURDER is the second book in the Medlar Mystery series by renowned romance author Jude Deveraux. There isn't a romance novel penned by this prolific that have missed my attention. When Read more...

The Cowboy Next Door
by R.C. Ryan
"The Montana Strong saga continues."
Posted February 25, 2019

First impression are the stuff jokes are made of, after all just how much can you derive from a first little glimpse of a person. That old expression of not judging a book by its cover is all over the latest book in the Read more...

The Things We Cannot Say
by Kelly Rimmer
"Nazi invasion of lives of Polish citizens brought to life."
Posted February 25, 2019

Imagery is central to THE THINGS WE CANNOT SAY by Kelly Rimmer. There is no way you will forget the images Kelly Rimmer has painted with her words. THE THINGS WE CANNOT SAY is a brilliant canvas filled with images of people, events -- history told as part of an insightful Read more...

Never Tell
by Lisa Gardner
"Another page turner in a clever series!"
Posted February 13, 2019

Just when you thought you'd learned just about everything about Flora Danes, Lisa Gardner proves you wrong. Previous books in the D.D. Warren series scratch at the surface but D.D. Warren, through the ingenious writing of Lisa Gardner Read more...

The Best of Us
by Robyn Carr
"Great tale about finding love when you aren't even looking."
Posted January 13, 2019

THE BEST OF US gives us a happy reunion with some of Robyn Carr's absolutely best characters -- and that's saying something since I don't think I've met one yet that I don't love. In Read more...

California Girls
by Susan Mallery
"Tough being honest with yourself."
Posted January 5, 2019

In just a few pages Susan Mallory has you absolutely hooked in CALIFORNIA GIRLS. Be prepared to be very angry sad and happy almost simultaneously. That takes talent and Susan Mallery has it in abundance. The sisters are thrown into turmoil not of their making. Talk about victims. Two watched Read more...

The Rancher's Christmas Promise
by Allison Leigh
"Planning and life doesn't always agree."
Posted January 5, 2019

Allison Leigh pairs up special characters in her Double C Ranch series, and THE RANCHER'S CHRISTMAS PROMISE follows that formula. THE RANCHER'S CHRISTMAS PROMISE is not really a seasonal holiday story. It is about choices we make and as Allison Leigh deftly illustrates these are immensely personal. All Read more...

Billionaire's Bargain
by Maureen Child
"Lovely unique love triangle."
Posted January 5, 2019

The setup is classic and yet with a bit of a twist, pure Maureen Child whose writing I've gotten to know pretty well over the years. Guy has an eye on a girl, girl marries the brother. Should be the end but in BILLIONAIRE BARGAIN it is just the Read more...

A Maverick to (Re)Marry
by Christine Rimmer
"Second chance at love."
Posted January 5, 2019

Ah, the sins of the young. When everything seems possible and leading with your heart seems simple enough. But as experience teaches, that is not a clear vision and certainly not the best way to plan out your life. A MAVERICK TO (RE)MARRY by Christine Rimmer is about choices Read more...

Holiday Wishes
by Jill Shalvis
"Ah things we do as teenagers can come back to haunt us"
Posted January 5, 2019

Just knowing HOLIDAY WISHES is part of the Heartbreaker Bay series is enough to make it part of my must read list. Actually anything by Jill Shalvis winds up on that last. HOLIDAY WISHES is a novella so you know it will be short and sweet, emphasis on Read more...

Hard Rustler
by B.J. Daniels
"It would seem Annabelle inherited more than she expected."
Posted January 5, 2019

Never fails to amaze me how a writer can think of intricate details that add the tiers to their stories. Especially those that start out like a simple sweet romance and page by page turn into a crime novel. BJ Daniels confounds me with her innate talent to turn something Read more...

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