When seemingly small details spark a memory you can't help but
sit back and try to gather your thoughts, kind of produce an
image of something that sounds almost familiar. And of course
there's a good reason for that in BLACKTHORNE'S BRIDE by
BLACKTHORNE'S Read more...
Imagine a feel good story about two young woman returning to a
small town named Pick. The return of each will have quite an
on the folks of this small tight community. In addition to this
noteworthy event there is the entrance of someone with a
plan for Read more...
For some writers love is a little like a country western
all the lyrics tell stories, some bittersweet. So when Jodi
describes Sheriff Dan Brigman it seems appropriate to
Toby Keith song "A little less talk and a lot more action."
that's Read more...
It's all about what's really important, family, friends,
things, not possessions.
Adele learned that the hard way. Her ex was all about
appearances, show, she always had doubts, troubling thoughts
about why he had married her. She felt that she didn't fit
Too Read more...
Every once in a while I'm approached with a request to review
something that doesn't quite fit any of my usual genres. I do
reviews on many arts and crafts and hobby topics but this
request made me really put on my thinking cap. Dover
Publications added Read more...
Sometimes life is just too unfair -- almost unconscionable
terribly sad. What can you do when conditions are unstable
odds are stacked against you? When there are no good choices --
actually when there are no viable choices at all. Your fate
and that of
your child is Read more...
Gutsy, sassy and if they were men you could say they walked
swagger -- an inborn sense of self, confident and smart. No
but ah ha that's the rub. Three women all set up by the
man -- all of them thought they were Read more...
Everyone would like to believe they are in control of their
day by day but in the grand scheme of things. Life just has
a way of
getting in the way of plans and that's not necessarily
always with a
bad outcome. Some might call these just Read more...
True to type Diana Palmer penned still another tale where
brooding guy is brought to his knees by an unassuming innocent
younger woman and for the most part can't believe it is
him. A recurring theme as any fan of Diana Palmer will tell
you Read more...
I learned several things in Jen Lucas' book COZY STASHING-
BUSTING KNITS, some were probably not intentional but rather
opening for an old time knitter. I developed a new respect for
charting, something I often passed over when looking at
for a new project.
When tackling a gorgeous Read more...
TEMPTATIONS IN A TEAPOT by Laura Givens is a lovely
addition to the adult coloring book category, albeit a
little on the
more expensive side although I feel certain it will be
discounted prices on some online websites. Since I am reviewing
this book from a digital version I Read more...
In DOWN HOME COWBOY Maisey Yates takes on the challenge of
dealing with a sullen teenage girl (is there any other kind)
to reestablish yourself in a new town, new home and possibly
way out of the lonely closed in existence of a man whose wife Read more...
A STARDANCE SUMMER is the fourteenth installment in the
series, which just proves that Emily March is quite
a prolific author with a genius for creating a multitude of
characters with very diverse personalities Read more...
Matt, Luke and now REED have each had their own story in the
of Montana series by R.C. Ryan. With each installment in
this fantastic series R.C. Ryan has raised the stakes. Matt
introduction to Read more...
Life is strange, certain events seem to set paths for people
they don't take the necessary steps those paths will be set in
granite. Kind of like fighting an uphill battle. But for
seem settled in the path set for them and that's somewhat Read more...
Sometimes I just like to try something or someone new. I
understand that doesn't mean the author is new -- it's
I just never found them in my book searches. Having just
IN THE HEIR by Ruth Cardello I know that I've been missing out Read more...
HAPPY IS THE BRIDE has an interesting concept, take a
wedding and capture four different
unique stories happening concurrently within the scope of the
entire event. Kind of like having different cameras zeroing
different people and activities and producing a video
the wedding. That's basically Read more...
If you loved What We Find and have missed Sully,
Maggie and Cal than wait no more. Robyn Carr heard you loud
and clear and her answer is ANY DAY NOW. It's wonderful to
revisit Sullivan's Crossing and have a reunion of sorts with
old friends Read more...
In A SMALL TOWN BRIDE, Hope Ramsay deftly pits Amy against her
entire Lyndon family, in the most hysterical and yet
way of course. Otherwise it wouldn't be a Hope Ramsay tale.
Watching Amy figuratively duck and poach to avoid having to
any position with her family Read more...
Be prepared to be swept off your feet by the most unlikely
Marcus. So tough and yet probably the most endearing
will ever meet all thanks to Lily Everett in the next book
Sanctuary Island series -- HOME AT LAST. Hard to say but HOME
AT Read more...
An avid reader for all my life and
reading is one of my passions. I’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
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.