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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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
THE BRIDE NEXT DOOR challenges stereotypes Read more...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
An avid reader for all my life and
reading is one of my passions. Iíve
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
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
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.