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One night changes everything...

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How many rules can they break before trouble catches up?

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Can a human make room in her heart for the wild?

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Seeking sanctuary among the peaceful Amish, she finds an unlikely hero.

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An earl mired in melancholy is no match for a determined woman...

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Fear becomes a womanís greatest weapon in this heart-pounding suspense.

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A powerful novel of addiction, hope, and renewal from Sarah Price


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Cooper's Charm
by Lori Foster
"A charming lake resort is the setting for a new series by Lori Foster"
Posted August 16, 2018

Lori Foster writes about characters that become real right before your eyes. In her writing, Foster gives you a pathway toward getting invested in their story and there's no better example of that than in COOPER'S CHARM, the first book in Read more...

Good Time Cowboy
by Maisey Yates
"Family relationships have never been more complicated."
Posted August 12, 2018

People often see themselves quite different than those around them, falling short of their ideal self-image. Such is the case of both Wyatt Dodge and Lindy Parker. Wyatt judges himself on past deeds -- decidedly mistakes of his teenage youth and strange family dynamics. Fathers can be demanding, but Wyatt Read more...

by Diana Palmer
"A great addition to the Long, Tall Texans series"
Posted August 10, 2018

Diana Palmer likes to pair up strong macho guys with somewhat less obvious insecure girls, so it is no surprise when you crack open UNBRIDLED and meet Sunny and John Ruiz in a somewhat awkward position. You realize almost immediately that you've just been introduced to the main characters Read more...

Claim Me, Cowboy
by Maisey Yates
"Absolutely pure entertainment."
Posted August 10, 2018

You know that somewhat famous movie line -- "you had me at hello?" In CLAIM ME, COWBOY, I was hooked as Danielle thought to herself -- "what kind of idiot puts an ad in a paper looking for a temporary wife." Joshua was advertising for someone unsuitable -- and as Danielle so deftly Read more...

Wind River Lawman
by Lindsay McKenna
"The latest in the Wind River Valley Saga"
Posted August 10, 2018

The one thing you can always count on with a Lindsay McKenna book is that she goes out of her way to remind her that above all lawmen and women and ex-military of both sexes are above all else human beings. They are people with strengths and weaknesses, and Read more...

Good Luck with That
by Kristan Higgins
"Provoking and thoughtful novel about some unforgettable characters."
Posted August 5, 2018

Once you read GOOD LUCK WITH THAT you will never look at people with weight problems the same way. It is game changer that is thought provoking and alternates between being uplifting and just plain sad. There's that saying about walking in someone else's shoes. Kristan Higgins has Read more...

A Wedding on Bluebird Way
by Stacey Keith, Janet Dailey, Allyson Charles, Lori Wilde
"Years old curse wreaking absolute havoc, the wedding that wasn't"
Posted July 27, 2018

A WEDDING ON BLUEBIRD WAY is reminiscent of a gorgeous patchwork quilt done with style, grace and love. A WEDDING ON BLUEBIRD WAY joins four talented authors and charges them with the task of taking the story of a run-away bride and constructing four separate tales incorporating characters involved Read more...

Before and Again
by Barbara Delinsky
"A story that will grab hold of your mind and heart..."
Posted July 18, 2018

Fans of Barbara Delinsky (you know who you are) get totally involved and invested in anything she writes. When I look at her booklist I can't help but marvel at the fact that I've only missed out on a couple of them. Every other book I remember vividly Read more...

Cottage by the Sea
by Debbie Macomber
"A lovely story about rebuilding lives after tragedy."
Posted July 18, 2018

Every so often a story pops into an author's mind driven by an idea or image formed by an actual event. Loads of fiction is constructed around actual parts of history. COTTAGE BY THE SEA is such a story by Debbie Macomber Read more...

The Bride Next Door
by Hope Ramsay
"The game is on - let the fun begin."
Posted July 7, 2018

Funny how people label other people or consign them to a particular group and not necessarily as a compliment. In fact most often a definite slight. I was entertained by the labels given to the men/boys by the lovely ladies in this story. THE BRIDE NEXT DOOR challenges stereotypes Read more...

Rainy Day Friends
by Jill Shalvis
"Major fun fest for this summer!"
Posted July 6, 2018

At the risk of sounding redundant, Jill Shalvis is one of those must read authors. She never fails to amaze me. I start reading a new book by this classy writer and I'm hooked. It's like unwrapping a delicious decadent fudge brownie and winding up devouring it in Read more...

To Catch a Texas Star
by Linda Broday
"A great end to a captivating Western series!"
Posted June 28, 2018

Welcome to TO CATCH A TEXAS STAR, the final chapter of Linda Broday's Texas Hero series. Each book has been a joy to read and review. I was delighted to visit with characters from the Read more...

by Susan Donovan, Celeste Bradley
"Mesmerizing tale of art, inspiration, and the woman behind it all..."
Posted June 28, 2018

I must admit to being a total neophyte in the art history world. But I am a complete sucker for a story filled with mystique and wonder and if along the way I get an education, well all the better. BREATHLESS is one of Read more...

Cowboy on My Mind
by R.C. Ryan
"Montana Strong series begins with a fabulous story."
Posted June 26, 2018

Sometimes life just needs a bit of luck thrown in for good measure. There always seems to be times when we question just how we got to a certain point in our lives. Maybe fate -- who knows. Welcome to COWBOY ON MY MIND first in the Read more...

Untamed Cowboy
by Maisey Yates
"Family drama at it's best!"
Posted June 21, 2018

UNTAMED COWBOY brings us back to Copper Ridge and focuses on a family who joins the ranks of the super wealthy, running a dude ranch called Get Out of Dodge (caught you smiling already!). Warning: you can't help smiling when reading something by Read more...

Must Love Babies
by Lynnette Austin
"You may just meet the cutest matchmaker ever..."
Posted June 21, 2018

Fans of the Magnolia Brides series will be delighted to know that Lynette Austin has stayed in Misty Bottoms, Georgia in her new series, Bachelors and Babies, with MUST Read more...

Lone Rider
by Lindsay McKenna
"Returning veterans welcomed at the Bar C."
Posted May 15, 2018

Back in Wind River, Wyoming, Lindsay McKenna once again faces down issues of veterans and their hidden and not so obvious problems in her new book, LONE RIDER. It seems no one comes out unscathed in war and no one covers those maladies better than Lindsay McKenna which is why Read more...

Cowboy Bold
by Carolyn Brown
"Opening heart and home to kids in need."
Posted May 13, 2018

So, COWBOY BOLD is actually the first book in a new series by one of my go to authors, Carolyn Brown. It is an excellent introduction to a fascinating storyline about a family owned ranch that developed a program that reaches out to the community and does a remarkable good Read more...

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery
by Jenny Colgan
"Quirky tale filled with friendship and love."
Posted May 4, 2018

CHRISTMAS AT LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY is the last installment of the Little Beach Trilogy. This is the first one I've read in this series and I didn't feel as if I had walked Read more...

Cowboy's Redemption
by B.J. Daniels
"This religious cult has a lot of skeletons to hide."
Posted May 4, 2018

Every once in a while a story pops up in the news about the existence of yet another fringe radical group disguised as a religious order. Many of these are rarely seen for what they truly are -- a cult. I can't think of any good examples of a cult Read more...

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