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Cowboys who thrill outside the arena as much as in.

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Spy school for young ladies in Jane Austen’s world.

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He’d give his life for her, but his heart was never part of the bargain

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Can happily ever after exist somewhere between virtue and valor?

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With his K-9 partner at his side, can he survive false accusations and a bomber?

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Two people inexplicably drawn to each other even though they have almost nothing in common.

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Rogues & Remarkable Women


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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.


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...

A Week at the Shore
by Barbara Delinsky
"A compelling look at a fractured family."
Posted May 7, 2020

Sounds like a simple premise, but this is Barbara Delinsky, so forget about simple. Simply marvelous would be so much more appropriate. Readers are whisked away to Bay Bluff, Rhode Island, visiting family for a week – hence A WEEK AT THE Read more...

by Nora Roberts
"Learning to adjust to harsh turns in one's life - a blockbuster of a read!"
Posted May 2, 2020

Well, the action starts immediately, and all of our armchair detectives' spidey sense tells us that we know who planned the child abduction. But of course we also know it can’t be that easy; after all, HIDEAWAY is penned by the ever crafty Nora Roberts. And so Read more...

After Sundown
by Linda Howard, Linda Jones
"Every solution comes with its own problem."
Posted April 30, 2020

Leave it to Linda Howard and Linda Jones to envision a romance while a historically immense natural catastrophe is unfolding. Linda Howard and Linda Jones have an eye toward the unconventional best and it's showcased well in AFTER SUNDOWNRead more...

Tough Talking Cowboy
by Jennifer Ryan
"Two series join forces for a story with a powerful message."
Posted April 23, 2020

People who understand pain both emotional and physical go to any length to help others. At least some do. The characters we meet in the Wild Rose Ranch series are very rough around the edges. But everyone has value and Read more...

Sunrise on Half Moon Bay
by Robyn Carr
"A heartwarming, delightful adventure into possibilities."
Posted April 23, 2020

A surprisingly upbeat story about second chances of several kinds... Adjusting to changes is a challenge, life is filled with changes - optimists call them opportunities. But not many people are optimistic about their future, and when swift and unexpected changes take place, some find it difficult to get their Read more...

The Country Guesthouse
by Robyn Carr
"Welcome back to Sullivan's Crossing"
Posted April 23, 2020

THE COUNTRY GUESTHOUSE is guaranteed to be one of my favorites by Robyn Carr - it's an addition to her Sullivan's Crossing series and chock full of old friends Read more...

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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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