Are monsters born that way or do they just happen? How do
seemingly ordinary people become monsters? I couldn't
help thinking about this the entire time reading TO THE
STARS by Molly McAdams. TO THE STARS falls into the New
Adult category of books featuring those entering
adulthood. Powerful Read more...
Okay call me a diehard romantic, but I like to think
people are meant to be together. I'm not a big believer
in coincidence, but I believe in love.
There's so much fun going on in THE MAVERICK'S ACCIDENTAL
BRIDE it's hard to pick just a Read more...
You might say it was all a misunderstanding, but that
would be like trying to sweep it all under the rug. Life
is complicated—love shouldn't be, but it just is
sometimes in THE PRINCE'S CHRISTMAS VOW by Jennifer Faye.
It seems as if fate is working Read more...
Everyone deserves a second chance at happiness, and in COME
HOME, COWBOY Cathy McDavid drives home that point. Bad
things happen in life and some drown in their misery.
Others rise above their sadness looking for a way to put
back meaning in what they perceive as an unlucky life Read more...
First and foremost I have to say I've never been more
emotionally invested in a story. FIND HER crept into my
heart and consciousness and refused to leave. This book is
so well written with obvious attention to details and
sequences that the author, Lisa Gardner, deserves
plaudits for Read more...
Welcome to The Hitching Post Hotel—certainly one of
star characters in this yummy family story that just
happens to take place during Christmas. THE LAWMAN'S
CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL by Barbara White Daille is about love
and weddings and of course a little bit of mistletoe
Listen you Read more...
A long time ago I read a short story I absolutely loved.
I kept the authors name in the recess of my mind and when I
saw RENDEZVOUS IN POINT REYES by Elisabeth Barrett I was so
excited. It was indeed like revisiting an old friend.
RENDEZVOUS IN POINT REYES Read more...
Looking for a lovely lighthearted joy of a short story --
look no further than A MIDNIGHT CLEAR by Hope Ramsay. This
little gem is a steal and will probably encourage
you to seek out more by this wondrous author.
A MIDNIGHT CLEAR is a humorous, heartwarming short story
that tangles Read more...
In WILD COWBOY WAYS Carolyn Brown tackles the age old
problem of getting past a bad rap—bad reputation. In
case the big challenge is facing a bachelor cowboy with an
eye for the ladies and the ranch he buys.
Blake Dawson is a crazy cowboy who bought Read more...
Two stories under one cover, a delightful revisit filled
with good memories and a reunion with some old friends.
The O'Ballivans and Creeds have a long history and
relationship with all Linda Lael Miller fans. When I
started reading A CREED IN STONE CREEK the first story in
THE Read more...
Once again Jodi Thomas reminds us why her fans adore her.
In RUSTLER'S MOON we revisit Crossroads, Texas, meeting
new characters and having a wonderful reunion with those we
have met before. There is a lot of history from this small
town, and in the Ransom Canyon Read more...
B.J. Daniels has an entire series of books revolving around
the Caldwell's and each one showcases another cousin in
this amazing family. REUNION AT CARDWELL RANCH is number
five in the Caldwell Cousins series, but if we are very
lucky it won't be the
last Read more...
Sometimes life hands you such a raw deal that it's easy to
question your worth, intelligence and expectations. At the
hands of an abuser, the victim is fighting for survival.
Some people manage to keep their heads above
water and if lucky—luck surely plays some part in Read more...
First and foremost I admit that I greedily nab anything by
Jill Shalvis. I review hundreds, if not thousands by now,
books by a varied collection of authors, topics and genres.
I know what I like, and I covet any and all works by this
amazing woman whose stories reach Read more...
Ah, the feud lives on -- Greyhawks versus Flynns. Life is
good. Well, at least for the readers of this ongoing
series by Joan Johnston. The first Bitter Creek novel of
the King's Brats series was SINFUL, and it was
sinfully delicious. I couldn't wait for Read more...
Welcome to Horseshoe, where even generations-long feuds take
second place to caring for your neighbors. TEXAS REBELS:
QUINCY is the latest story in the Texas Rebels series by
Linda Warren. Each story centers on a member of this
ranching family and their search for the love of Read more...
FOREVER HIS TEXAS BRIDE by Linda Broday continues with her
Bachelors of Battle Creek series. In FOREVER HIS TEXAS
BRIDE we finally get Brett's story. Each of the bachelors
has captured my heart and none more than this installment
in what is an awesome reminder of Linda Read more...
Marie Ferrarella decided to let us see firsthand what good
people do. That's basically the ongoing thread throughout
HER MISTLETOE COWBOY. In a world where the almighty buck is
revered, we enter a little town -- very little -- of Forever.
It would be easy to dismiss out of hand the Read more...
In A BILLIONAIRE BETWEEN THE SHEETS, Katie Lane has outdone herself
developing characters who are guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, thanks to
the fabulous dialogue and characterization. At times the title of a
book seems to be almost frivolous, and so it could cast
doubt on the strength Read more...
The only problem with a Brenda Novak book is that it will end. But
then you sit back and smile just waiting for the next
wondrous story by this very prolific author. A WINTER
WEDDING is the ninth book in the Whiskey Creek series that
gets better with Read more...
An avid reader for all my life and
reading is one of my passions. I’ve
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
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.