MEANT TO BE YOURS is a marvelous journey into the world of weddings and love. The verbal sparring of the characters in Susan Mallery’s latest and greatest series is central to the story. Susan Mallery’s characters Read more...
THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND by Robyn Carr is an emotional study of when things go awry. LIfe can be messy at times and of course, there are just moments when we take things for granted. How about when life Read more...
CHRISTMAS WITH A COWBOY is a rather simple story about a guy who figures he has years more to play the field before being ready to settle down. And then realizes his plans are about to be altered in a big way. CHRISTMAS WITH A COWBOY is another delightful Read more...
Sometimes seasonal stories are blushingly happy and simple. All about the upcoming festivities and traditions: people’s lives take a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of their careers, jobs, and other activities that make up the significant portion of their time. COWBOY CHRISTMAS REDEMPTION is a Read more...
CHRISTMAS IN WINTER VALLEY takes us back to Ransom Canyon where the wild horses are revered, and the Holloway family holds onto generations’ long tradition of watching over this untamed herd. This winter Cooper is at the well-hidden range cabin Read more...
Small towns are infamous for drama and secrets. But in RESTLESS HEARTS B.J. Daniels hit the mother lode. There is no way even the best armchair detective could figure out the finale of a crime-ridden story that spans decades and seems to encompass the entire town. Certainly Read more...
Don’t you just love the feeling you get starting a new story and recognize a character or a place? It definitely brings a smile to my face to be able to revisit somewhere that conjures up fond memories. Jill Shalvis has created a place you just love Read more...
You rarely find an author that hits the ball out of the proverbial park in more than one genre. It’s usually enough to find a niche and excel at it. Jude Deveraux though is that rare author. Romance – check. Time travel – check. Murder crime mystery Read more...
Every story needs a breakout star and I’VE GOT YOU, BABE by Lynnette Austin has the cutest, most precocious star. The star is Daisy, a toddler with the gift of gab. When Daisy speaks everyone listens. She definitely gets your Read more...
Well, talk about a mistaken sense of security. Just when you thought it's okay to let down your guard a situation causes a quick unexpected one-hundred-and-eighty-degree turn for the worse. For Evelyn Talbot, her world finally seemed to be on a calm and somewhat Read more...
JACKSON by Emily March is a total delight from beginning to end. Lots of talk about the circle of our lives. Lots of talk about the next chapter of our lives — imagery at its best interwoven with a glorious story about the trials and tribulations of life. JACKSON Read more...
Talk about a love triangle – well Jill Mansell has out done herself in this guy-girl epic tale of love, lust and friendship. No that’s not the triangle I referred to, but it is equally important to the theme of KISS. First off, this is obviously Read more...
Disguised as a woman's romance story, Susan Wiggs masterfully digs deep into quite another world -- that of domestic abuse. Susan Wiggs uses her star character's ingenious creativity to construct a carefully designed safe zone for women who have been abused. THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE is not a Read more...
Talk about a love triangle, well Jill Mansell has outdone
herself in this guy-girl epic tale of love, lust, and
friendship. No that's not the triangle I referred to, but
it is equally essential to the theme of KISS.
First off I'm guessing this is my first Read more...
"I used to love and trust many people in my life. I used to
trust my father, my boyfriend, and my family. Then I learned
a hard life lesson. And then I didn't trust anyone."
This is the basic lesson learned by the lead character in
THE ME I Read more...
There are lots of reasons why men become daredevils.
Usually, you think it is to prove to themselves or perhaps
someone else that they are strong and brave. Not all the
time. There are times these choices are just bad choices. No
real reason behind them except to exit a Read more...
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 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...
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...
An avid reader for all my life and
reading is one of my passions. Iâ€™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
authorâ€™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 â€“ 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
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cooking. My main focus is fiction but
occasionally something from another
genre catches my eye.