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“Intense, steamy, suspenseful, emotional and romantic.” 5-STAR Goodreads review.

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“A fresh rom-com with small-town charm and sparkling main characters.” -Kirkus

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Growing up on Aphrodite Lane taught these sisters some life lessons: Revenge is best served with redemption on top.

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Will love be on their Christmas Lists?

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The blockbuster conclusion to the bestselling Sunshine Vicram trilogy

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She isn’t the only one looking for a fresh start…


The Manhattan Girls
by Gill Paul
"Jazz Age Women Supporting Each Other"
Posted August 16, 2022

Set in 1920s New York, this novel follows four women who play bridge together,  gossip together and most importantly, support one another. Dottie Parker is the life of the party and no one suspects her laugh a minute facade is fake. Jane Grant is the first female reporter Read more...

Flirting with Fifty
by Jane Porter
"Later in Life Dazzler"
Posted June 3, 2022

Paige's life is very predictable, with teaching her math classes at Orange University, spending time with her best friend Elaine, and being available for her three daughters who are all independent but still need her for advice. She has no prospects for romance on the horizon and definitely Read more...

The Magnolia Palace
by Fiona Davis
"ALL THE STARS - a mystery told in two times"
Posted April 19, 2022

With Historical Fiction, it can be so hard to come across a book with a timeline that hasn’t been oversaturated, but I thought Fiona Davis did a great job of bringing a fresh new story to life, with a storyline that swept me up right Read more...

The Diamond Eye
by Kate Quinn
"Historical fiction at its best"
Posted April 19, 2022

Oh my God!!! Kate Quinn never disappoints but this one was by far the best so far. A story of Russia in the time of Hitler and Stalin. A time of war but more than that a story of one woman Ludmyla who was fighting for her Read more...

I Must Betray You
by Ruta Sepetys
"Nail Biter with a touch of heartbreak"
Posted March 10, 2022

This is the book you've been waiting for. Ruth Sepetys always surprises me with her amazing storytelling and extensive research that is unlike any author I've read. This is the story of Romania under the dictatorship of Ceausescu's regime. There was no food, no help, and Read more...

While We Were Dating
by Jasmine Guillory
"A glitzy and glamorous Hollywood romance!"
Posted August 26, 2021

WHILE WE WERE DATING by Jasmine Guillory is book 6 in The Wedding Date series of interconnected stand-alone contemporary romance novels. I have read and enjoyed all of the books in this series. I absolutely love this Read more...

The Second Life of Mirielle West
by Amanda Skenandore
"Prepare to Lose Sleep"
Posted August 26, 2021

Warning: Be sure to allow for some late nights of reading if, like me, you are unable to stop reading this THE SECOND LIFE OF MIRIELLE WEST by Amanda Skenandore. I was pulled in from the beginning, and I absolutely Read more...

by Jamie Brenner
"The real question is, GLASS OF WHITE OR RED?"
Posted June 17, 2021

Jamie Brenner, where have you been all my life? Why have I not been reading you? You are a gem hiding out in the wide open space Read more...

The Newcomer
by Mary Kay Andrews
"Another Out Of The Park Hit"
Posted April 24, 2021

Mary Kay Andrews is one of those few authors who NEVER disappoints her readers. Her new book is another fantastic read for lovers of books about strong women, who are faced with huge obstacles to overcome.

Letty shows up in the parking lot of the Murmuring Surf Read more...

The Heiress
by Molly Greeley
"Hidden away from the world... a new Austen heroine prevails!"
Posted March 3, 2021

THE HEIRESS is a beautiful, engaging tale that brings a fresh take to a world that is often revisited--that of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Molly Greeley breathes new life into an overlooked character and gives her Read more...

The Forgotten Kingdom
by Signe Pike
"War of Religions and Beliefs"
Posted October 5, 2020

AD 573 - The Battle of Arderydd. Signe Pike’s THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM (Lost Queen #2) continues the story of Languoreth and her twin brother, Lailoken. Set during the very beginnings of Christianity, The Forgotten Kingdom continues to spin the tale of Read more...

The Paris Secret
by Natasha Lester
"Important Roles of Women in WWII"
Posted October 1, 2020

THE PARIS SECRET by Natasha Lester will set you flying high above the clouds. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this novel as you pour yourself a cocktail or a nice glass of wine. This is a story of gorgeous fashion Read more...

Truth of the Matter
by Jamie Beck
"Entertaining and heartbreaking. . . Jamie Beck is an incredible storyteller!"
Posted October 1, 2020

Told from the perspective of three generations of women, this story is one that won't leave me for a while. Teenager Katy feels broken by her parents' divorce, moving to Potamic Point with her mother, and facing her anxiety and fears. Anne, Katy's mother, is facing moving Read more...

Once Upon A Twelfth Night
by A.S. Fenichel, Erica Taylor, Tanya Wilde, Christina Alexandra, Clair Brett, Sofie Darling, Carrie Lomax
"Seven Incredible Stories set during Twelth Night"
Posted August 22, 2020

Seven amazing historical fiction romance novels told by some awesome authors all rolled into one.

The 1st is a Twelfth-night wager by Christina Alexandra.  -This is such an amazing tale with a hot side thrown in to keep it interesting.  


Tweet Cute
by Emma Lord
"A quirky and fun YA rom-com"
Posted July 2, 2020

TWEET CUTE is a quirky and fun YA rom-com.

Meet Pepper, the swim team captain at her New York City private school and a huge overachiever in her studies as well. That doesn't mean she likes Read more...

Debbie Devita

I've been a reader since I could talk. My favorite genres are romance and historical fiction. I also love journaling and writing in my free time.

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