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Is it possible to fall in love in the afterlife? The question is answered in this exciting new paranormal romantic suspense from USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Maureen A. Miller.


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When someone from her past comes to town to cause trouble, Kari Stuart and her sassy kitten Queenie will have to work hard to protect the Serenity Sanctuary in this new Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery.


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When it comes to killing, practice makes perfect!


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Her first big case… Could be her last.


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An emotional novel about first love, second chances, and what it means to follow your heart!


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Bestselling author Jennifer Estep continues her Gargoyle Queen epic fantasy series where magic reigns, alliances are tested, and a dangerous attraction could tear down a throne. . .


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The Last Dress from Paris
by Jade Beer
"An evocative and exquisite love tale linking three generations!"
Posted May 5, 2022

Unlike most young women her age living in London, the highlight of Lucille’s week is the two hours she normally spends with her beloved Granny Sylvie. Her granny has always been there for her more than her usual busy and absentee mother. As usual, Lucille’s Read more...


A Duke, the Spy, an Artist, and a Lie
by Vanessa Riley
"A romantic tale of overcoming miscommunication and mistakes!"
Posted April 26, 2022

It was a lush Caribbean evening, yet there were nasty undercurrents.  He is a military spy on a mission gone bad with a suspected informer at work and now men hunting for his death.  His good comrade has just been murdered and he is left alone in Read more...


The Most Eligible Bride in London
by Ella Quinn
"A charming and delightfully fresh romance!"
Posted March 9, 2022

It may not have been love at first sight, yet romance is definitely in the air!  Who is this country gentleman who spoke so well, but did as a woman asked? Drat!  Why is no one around who could properly introduce them? The beautiful Miss Henrietta Read more...


With a Little Help from My Lord
by Cheryl Bolen
"Can romance be found when hidden away?"
Posted March 4, 2022

Lady Harriett Beresford had been enjoying the dances and events in London while visiting with her great-aunt, Lady Asquith. All that changes when a very unfortunate incident happens just as she arrives back to Asquith house from Hookham’s circulating library. The library is only a very Read more...


A Girl During the War
by Anita Abriel
"An amazing WWII tale of art, love, and longing!"
Posted March 3, 2022

This is not how her shopping for an extra treat of anchovies for her father’s pasta supper is supposed to end!  After rushing home from shopping, the young university art student Marina Tozzi has plans to celebrate her father’s sale of a painting by Read more...


The Paris Bookseller
by Kerri Maher
"An amazing account of a remarkable woman & Shakespeare & Company!"
Posted January 27, 2022

What to do? What to do? What to be? After university, New Yorker Sylvia Beach just can’t settle on what she wants to do. Her family encourages her to write, but her muse deserts her. Now, back in Paris which she loved as a teen living there Read more...


Fortune Favors the Duke
by Kristin Vayden
"Can a broken heart find a new love?"
Posted January 6, 2022

Catastrophes are never convenient, especially for those that survive.

For the beautiful Lady Catherine Greatheart, her bright future died as quickly as Avery, Duke of Welsey, in the unexpected fire that killed him along with a number of his closest friends and peers.  In addition to Read more...


The Redemption of Philip Thane
by Lisa Berne
"Who will win the day in this witty historical romance?"
Posted December 23, 2021

Many handsome gentlemen in Regency times are forgiven for their expensive ways and related debts as they are fun and fashionable; yet, there comes a day when family and friends no longer appreciate the freeloaders and they are on their own.  Philip Thane, with his charming ways and Read more...


The Queen's Men
by Oliver Clements
"An awesome account of treachery, deception and loyalty!"
Posted December 9, 2021

Despite many precautions and secrecy, the personal carriage of Queen Elizabeth is violently ambushed in Waltham Forest on a dark and foggy November night in 1577.  As so many shots from the assassins’ arquebuses have pieced the wooden carriage, word quickly spreads to London that the Queen Read more...


A Christmas Engagement
by Linda Byler
"A slow and sweet return of love and joy!"
Posted November 2, 2021

After enduring the heartbreak of her beloved husband-to-be dropping her virtually days before their wedding date for another woman, Liz has tightly boxed up her hurt and heartache, closed her heart and manages to survive by staying busy at every task and job she can do!

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Daughter of the Morning Star
by Craig Johnson
"Absolutely Riveting! A missing person investigation fraught with unexpected undercurrents!"
Posted November 2, 2021

It is not often that Tribal Chief Lolo Long asks a favour from Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire, so when she catches him at lunch with his longstanding friend Henry Standing Bear, Walt has little choice, but to do as she asks… and bring a focus.

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The Madness of Crowds
by Louise Penny
"What provokes murder in a season of joy?"
Posted September 1, 2021

The question is why?  Why was Gamache asked to provide security at a small university over the Christmas holidays for an unscheduled speaker?   After accepting the task which is well below his paygrade, why is he feeling so manipulated?  What does someone want to achieve Read more...


In Royal Service to the Queen
by Tessa Arlen
"An enchanting and authentic story of caring for the two princesses!"
Posted August 19, 2021

All her young life growing up in Scotland, Marion Crawford has dreamt of being a teacher and the scholarship she had recently won would cover most of her costs which her widowed mother could ill afford.  Now, her mother cannot believe her daughter would jeopardize her chance of Read more...


Bloodless
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
"A shocking, suspense filled thriller where strange murders abound!"
Posted August 16, 2021

After their arduous, but successful assignment in Florida, all Special Agent Armstrong Coldmoon wants to do is get on a plane to Colorado and enjoy time with his people and have a break from his “partner” Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast of the FBI.

They are Read more...


An Irish Hostage
by Charles Todd
"A captivating mystery of treachery and bravery during the post WWI Irish Troubles!"
Posted July 29, 2021

Despite being happy to be at home while awaiting her next assignment from the Queen Alexandria’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, Nursing Sister Bess Crawford is a little disappointed that her parents are asking her not to stand up for Eileen Flynn, whose upcoming marriage will be taking Read more...


Nobody Cares
by R.C. Westland
"A captivating read on the shocking abuse of power in a college!"
Posted July 18, 2021

On the surface, many would assume that Professor Jessica Windslow is very lucky.  She has the good fortune to be teaching property law, a field she loves, at the highly regarded and respected St. Andrews School of Law in southwestern New Brunswick and could easily afford to live Read more...


Crude Ambition
by Patricia Hunt Holmes
"Dramatic and heart touching story of betrayal, choices and consequences!"
Posted June 27, 2021

Like the ripples from a heavy rock thrown into a pond, up and coming lawyer, Carolyn Page still feels their vibration in her thoughts for a long time as she makes her way up the career ladder at Edwards and Harrison, one of the oldest and largest law firms Read more...


Safe Harbor
by Gerhardt Roberts
"An awesome WWII story of love, courage, and insurmountable odds!"
Posted June 11, 2021

To the two high school students, life had never looked brighter or more wonderful than on that beautiful day in October in 1935 as Erich Reinhold and Nessa Baumgartner snuggle up kissing and hugging under a large oak tree in a local park. Their families got along, they love Read more...


The Nature of a Lady
by Roseanna M. White
"Absolutely lovely! A complex and charming story about secrets, strange happenings, love and faith!"
Posted June 11, 2021

A perfect day for Lady Elizabeth (Libby to her friends) Sinclair would be crawling under the bushes to find strange new bugs and looking at them under her much loved microscope. She is a wallflower at dances and English social graces still leave her bewildered, but gets thrilled with Read more...


Undercover Duke
by Sabrina Jeffries
"A fun and fascinating faux turned real Romance!"
Posted June 11, 2021

If a lovely lady marries three times and each is a noble Duke and they all die unexpectedly, is she a Black Widow or is there mischievous murder at play?

As the Dowager Duchess of Armitage and her sons (each from a different father) reflect on their Read more...


Audrey Lawrence


Ever since I taught myself to read at age two, I have been an avid reader and collector of books. I am seldom without a book in my hand, stacks by my bedside and more waiting on my Kindle, so I am very happy to be a book reviewer for FreshFiction and have been so since the last century. How can you tell I love historical fiction? Other book genres I love are regency romances, suspense thrillers, contemporary fiction, more romance books and anything I can get my hands on! Having a background in education and organizational development, I also love to read kids’ books and YA and books on business. I currently live in the National Capital Region of Canada (aka Ottawa) where Tinkerbelle, my beautiful Siamese cat, rules the roost and reminds us every day of her regal heritage, especially when she wants treats! As the saying goes: dogs may have owners, but cats have staff!

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A RARE Event! Romance Author and Reader Event in Montreal
September 21, 2015

5 comments posted.

Re: Into the Whirlwind (3:59pm June 8, 2016):

Great comments and questions! I have just started in on
INTO THE WHIRLWIND but only complaint is that I do not want
to put it down ... how am I going to get all my errands
done when I need to know what happens next?

Re: Tyler (10:22pm March 17, 2011):

That is just so grand that you are naming characters in your book with your ancestors' names. I love it when I know the special meaning behind the names. I look forward to reading it.

I found out from family lore that my mother's family comes from a former shield bearer to a 12th century Irish king but I think that has been the last irish connection as the rest is all Scottish. Thank goodness everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

Re: One Touch of Scandal (4:39pm September 26, 2010):

That is so Purr-fect of Avon to make a donation!
I can appreciate your lemma (slightly less critical than a dilemma) as to what to do! It is up to you but remember a cookie in each hand is a balanced diet!

All teh best with your new book and Avon's kindness!

Re: Royal Blood (6:46pm September 5, 2010):

Oh, as you can see from all these comments that not only do you write incredibly well but you also spin your readers so convincingly to the period of your tale that they feelas if they are there as well!

I have to admit, I love your books, but I had to stop reading them on the bus as I would get so engrossed in the story that I would miss my stop and have to walk home more than I expected. I quite look forward to reading your newest one!

Re: Fatal Affair (7:33pm June 27, 2010):

Oh, a hero to fall into sweet dreams with! Sounds wonderful and I especailly like that he is willing to apologize. It takes a strong person to acknowledge that a situation may need an apology. True heros think about the needs of others before themsleves!

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