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A blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter discover they are truly two sides of the same coin.


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on Sale for 99


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Responsibility isnt just a word. Its his Code of Honor. But she's a challenge!


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Coming of Age is tough


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It only takes one night


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Can she forgive him?


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I've Got You, Babe
by Lynnette Austin
"Just wait till you meet Daisy."
Posted August 15, 2019

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...


Blind Spot
by Brenda Novak
"Amarok's hatred for Hanover House just became very personal."
Posted August 15, 2019

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
"Everyone needs a little push."
Posted July 30, 2019

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...


Kiss
by Jill Mansell
"Life, love, success is just beyond your reach."
Posted July 5, 2019

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...


The Oysterville Sewing Circle
by Susan Wiggs
"A tremendous character whose story touches your heart and is a joy to follow!"
Posted July 4, 2019

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...


Kiss
by Jill Mansell
"Delicious summer reading...slip off to London and enjoy"
Posted July 1, 2019

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...


The Me I Used to Be
by Jennifer Ryan
"Sometimes the world outside of prison is just as scary as inside."
Posted June 18, 2019

"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...


Cowboy to the Core
by Maisey Yates
"Something to think about - not all cowboys are men."
Posted June 18, 2019

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...


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...


Unexpected
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...


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