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Sometimes the smallest secret creates the biggest ripple of trouble.


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When she holds the key to the one case he couldn’t solve, he must choose justice or love.


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They must risk everything-- before it’s too late…


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A meeting of minds…But a most unsuitable match!


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He has nothing and everything to lose…


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His former lover has returned with an explosive secret.


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Lone Wolf Cowboy
by Maisey Yates
"The challenge is to realize you deserve love"
Posted August 8, 2020

Vanessa and Jacob have more in common then they realize. Both are fighting demons. Vanessa lost many years to drink and drugs. Sobriety was her new self. It had been a difficult voyage to distance herself from drugs a daily personal fight with one’s own insecurities and Read more...


The Bad Boy of Redemption Ranch
by Maisey Yates
"Life is a jagged edge just waiting to smooth out"
Posted August 8, 2020

Impressions are a funny thing. We all do that – act on first impressions and then for some reason are surprised when they don’t actually pan out. Well, Pansy did not make a good impression when she stopped West Caldwell to give him a speeding ticket. He Read more...


Waiting on a Cowboy
by Jennifer Ryan
"Can these two friends become something more?"
Posted August 6, 2020

WAITING ON A COWBOY is the first book in the McGrath series by Jennifer Ryan and incorporates some memorable characters from previous books as supporting cast members. The stars of WAITING Read more...


Outfox
by Sandra Brown
"Simple connect the dots and you have your man."
Posted July 30, 2020

All you armchair investigators out there, probably just another fan of Sandra Brown, know how easy it is to become complacent and jump to conclusions. Hasn’t Sandra Brown taught us better? Reading this author's booklist is like revisiting friends. I remember all of the ah-ha Read more...


Holding Out for Christmas
by Janet Dailey
"Sweet holiday romance"
Posted July 20, 2020

Obviously HOLDING OUT FOR CHRISTMAS was written a while ago since the author Janet Dailey passed several years ago. However it appears that her family has endeavored to publish some of her stories, some new, others reissued. HOLDING OUT FOR CHRISTMAS seems to be a new work or at Read more...


Heart of Gold
by B.J. Daniels
"Facing down your past can be dangerous"
Posted July 15, 2020

Nothing more scary or sinister than the unknown. Things in shadows, people in alleyways, presumably dead people under light posts. So in HEART OF GOLD we are treated to all things scary by one of the best crime novelists B.J. Daniels. Always expect the unexpected when reading something Read more...


It Started with a Secret
by Jill Mansell
"Guaranteed to put a smile on your face!"
Posted June 25, 2020

If you are looking for a book that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and light up your day then look no further. IT STARTED WITH A SECRET by Jill Mansell is just what you are looking Read more...


The Lost and Found Bookshop
by Susan Wiggs
"Another hit by Susan Wiggs"
Posted June 25, 2020

Life literally thrown into a tailspin, not of her own making, for a woman who prized control and details . . . Natalie’s entire life spun out of her control in a matter of minutes. In THE LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOPRead more...


One Perfect Summer
by Brenda Novak
"A journey of discovery for three women and the family they become. . ."
Posted June 25, 2020

 

Fans of Brenda Novak are going to be a little surprised by her latest story ONE PERFECT SUMMER, which veers away from what we have come to expect from this prolific romance writer. Attention to detail is Read more...


The Friendship List
by Susan Mallery
"Great summer read about the impact of friends"
Posted June 24, 2020

Think of all the ways people pretend their lives are just fine the way they are. Dreams of family or a loving spouse get pushed to the back of the mind. No time in a busy life to fill that gap. Sad but all too familiar. So many first Read more...


The Hero of Hope Springs
by Maisey Yates
"Hope springs eternal in the latest Gold Valley story"
Posted June 23, 2020

"Hope springs eternal" was the first thought that popped into my mind. What if you think your life has been hopeless? After escaping from physical abuse, then remaining separate from emotional abuse. Finally left by yourself except for a family that, fortunately, included you in with theirs. Their family Read more...


More Than Neighbors
by Shannon Stacey
"Does a fence really make for good neighbors"
Posted June 14, 2020

Every romantic soul thinks of the words “you had me at hello” and sighs. It’s unavoidable. Falling in love with Cam, Meredith, and Sophie in MORE THAN NEIGHBORS by Shannon Stacey is equally unavoidable. Kismet.

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The Oysterville Sewing Circle
by Susan Wiggs
"A must-read beach read for the summer"
Posted June 6, 2020

Susan Wiggs reminds us of a saying -- life is what happens to you when you're making other plans. It couldn't have been truer with these three friends. Each character in THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE is created with a sense of reality and humanity. Susan Wiggs lets us Read more...


Unbroken Cowboy
by Maisey Yates
"Lovely addition to the Golden Valley series."
Posted May 27, 2020

Ever meet a character you immediately recognize as someone you would cherish as a friend. Well that’s Beatrix Leighton. If you’ve been following Maisie Yates' series Golden Valley then you’ve already met Bea. Delightful Read more...


Cowboy Summer
by Joanne Kennedy
"Bittersweet return home"
Posted May 27, 2020

Returning home is at times bittersweet. That is the case in COWBOY SUMMER. Jessica Bailey’s return isn’t one of pleasure. Of course seeing her dad Heck is wonderful but Jess is heading home to try and get her dad to change his mind about selling Read more...


Cowboy Fever
by Joanne Kennedy
"Important to look past the fringe and glitter."
Posted May 27, 2020

Every once in a while you meet a book that exceeds your expectations.  COWBOY FEVER by Joanne Kennedy is definitely one of those. COWBOY FEVER is at first glance a lovely romantic tale created by Joanne Kennedy who has a flare for sass and sexiness and shares my Read more...


Virgin River
by Robyn Carr
"Good chance to discover beginning of a great series."
Posted May 26, 2020

Perhaps you might say I’m late to the party but that isn’t really a true statement. More like I just missed the start of a wonderful series. But I’ve atoned for that mistake and now that VIRGIN RIVER by Robyn Carr has been Read more...


Almost Just Friends
by Jill Shalvis
"Extraordinary family dynamics brought to life."
Posted May 26, 2020

Sometimes a story grabs your attention with a scene or event. In ALMOST JUST FRIENDS it is the characters that capture your attention and then your heart. That is the case with Piper and Cam. Their upbringings are hugely different but both left adrift in a manner of speaking Read more...


The Summer Deal
by Jill Shalvis
"Extraordinary look at the importance of friendship"
Posted May 26, 2020

She just gets better and better. That’s Jill Shalvis I’m speaking of. Character story developer extraordinaire. And in THE SUMMER DEAL this wondrous author gives us memorable characters to love. Kinsey, Brynn, Max, and Eli, not in any particular order. What appears at first glance Read more...


Sisters and Secrets
by Jennifer Ryan
"Sibling rivalry comes to a head in a masterpiece of family and secrets"
Posted May 15, 2020

The world is sometimes a harsh place. Family usually makes it better. A cushion to lean on when times are tough. Important to remember family is made up of individuals, each with personal expectations, dreams, wishes, likes, dislikes. Well, you get the picture. Circumventing these differences is the challenge Read more...


Sandra Wurman


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Re: Heartache Falls (11:34am April 28, 2011):

Okay I'm hooked - definitely have three more books to add to my must read list. Dogs love us unconditionally - you can't really say that about anyone or anything else. My Maxwell will always have a special place in our hearts along with our Coco and Shani. Now we have a rescue grand doggie Annie who loves her little girl sooo much.

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