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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…


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The Matchmaker and the Cowboy
by Robin Bielman
"Male lead is actually rather swoon-worthy in this lovely tale of finding true love."
Posted November 15, 2022

THE MATCHMAKER AND THE COWBOY is part of Robin Bielman’s Windsong series. Special note – they can easily be read out of order. You are going to meet some fabulous characters and enjoy sassy, fun dialog along this matchmaking adventure Read more...

The Sandcastle Hurricane
by Carolyn Brown
"The feel good story of the year."
Posted November 15, 2022

Doesn’t matter what book I’m reading or what project I’m planning. When I get a new Carolyn Brown book, everything else gets pushed to the side. The same happened when I received THE SANDCASTLE HURRICANE. Immediately you see the imprint Carolyn Brown has Read more...

Alaska for Christmas
by Jennifer Snow
"Amazing visit to vast lands of Alaska"
Posted November 15, 2022

Have you ever been to Alaska? I highly recommend it. The most amazing place to visit and see first-hand just how life is in a place that is mostly winter, cold, snow, ice, bears, moose, and so much more. The folk that call Alaska home are impressively resilient Read more...

The Cowboy Cookie Challenge
by Lori Wilde
"Lori Wilde cooks up a batch of love filled cookies"
Posted November 15, 2022

From stem to stern laugh out loud funny. Of course. THE COWBOY COOKIE CHALLENGE is vintage Lori Wilde. The dialog that candidly cracks you up, and no, I am not exaggerating. Hard to choose the best characters in any Lori Wilde creation but the exchange between Jazzy and her Read more...

The Next Best Day
by Sharon Sala
"Current, heartwarming romance."
Posted November 8, 2022

First, I must mention the built-in humor that just makes Sharon Sala one of my favorite authors when I am looking for a good strong story filled with warmth. I am always charmed by books penned by this amazing author. And THE NEXT BEST DAY is an example Read more...

Merry Christmas Cowboy
by Maisey Yates
"No cutting corners in developing a relationship."
Posted October 26, 2022

Just met two of my newest favorite characters. Violet and Wolf are the stars of MERRY CHRISTMAS COWBOY. Maisey Yates really flexed her writer’s muscles when she created these two very complicated characters Read more...

The Other Hollister Man
by Stella Bagwell
"Searching for family certainly opens some interesting doors"
Posted October 14, 2022

Relationships are very complicated and in THE OTHER HOLLISTER MAN by Stella Bagwell, it was never more apparent. Intriguing relationships seem to be prevalent in this author’s bag of tricks. Love is complicated. Family is as well. And in THE Read more...

Under a Killer Moon
by B.J. Daniels
"Small town filled with people with questionable motives."
Posted October 14, 2022

From the first page of UNDER A KILLER MOON B.J. Daniels lets you know there’s bound to be some rather scary stuff going on in the small town of Buckhorn Montana. Two Read more...

Holidays in Virgin River
by Robyn Carr
"Two wonderful stories of love and friendship."
Posted October 14, 2022

This book is such a treat for all Robyn Carr and Virgin River fans! New friends and some old brought together in a couple of stories that center around this fine town and its amazing assortment of eclectic characters.  All are fun-loving and filled with traditional family Read more...

The Getaway
by Emily March
"Great intro to a new series"
Posted October 14, 2022

Have you met my good friend Emily March? Her books are enjoyable and relatable, and I must admit brought my mind to the Sound of Music. You’ll have a better understanding of that when you read THE GETAWAY, which is the first installment of the Read more...

Home Sweet Christmas
by Susan Mallery
"Taking a chance of love is definitely worth taking a risk."
Posted October 14, 2022

Okay fans of Susan Mallery, you will not be surprised with my opening for the review of her latest HOME SWEET CHRISTMAS. Enchanting, delightful, heartwarming, and spot-on glorious for another look at the winter season. Family is always at the heart of a Read more...

Falling Stars
by Fern Michaels
"Five star story about the illusion of magic in celebrity."
Posted October 14, 2022

FALLING STARS is delightful from beginning to end with some of the dare I say, cutest, down-to-earth characters I’ve ever met. And I think that was the goal of Fern Michaels. FALLING STARS is about living life to Read more...

The Road To Christmas
by Sheila Roberts
"A simple road trip turns into something very special"
Posted September 16, 2022

TTHE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS is actually a family tale that has them all driving toward the same location in three separate vehicles. Three pairs, each having very different journeys. And in each car, the dialog describes their feelings and gives us a look into the past. Car one has Read more...

Snowed In for Christmas
by Sarah Morgan
"Best situational romantic comedy of this season."
Posted September 16, 2022

It takes a while to get sucked into this beauty by Sarah Morgan, but once it grabs your attention and candidly your heart as well, you realize SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS is so much more than just another season tale. It’s about family and its ultimate importance Read more...

Forever, Plus One
by Wendy Warren
"Pure creative and current comedy"
Posted September 16, 2022

Have you ever started a book and immediately fell in love. Then you pause and wonder why you have never read anything by Wendy Warren, surely your taste in books is amazing, so what goes. Wendy Warren has a way with a phrase. Her dialogue is smart and funny Read more...

Out of the Clear Blue Sky
by Kristan Higgins
"A joy from beginning to end - absolutely addictive."
Posted August 26, 2022

Ever want to punch out someone's lights? I'm pretty sure that's the correct saying. Well just wait till you meet Brad or Bradley, as he now wants to be called. Brad is looking for his joy. So Brad meets a younger woman, has relations with that Read more...

The Wishing Quilt
by Lori Wilde, Jodi Thomas, Patience Griffin
"Delightful look into the world of quilting."
Posted August 26, 2022

Just how lucky can you get? Three heartwarming, special stories were written by some of my favorite authors. Jodi Thomas, Lori Wilde, and Patience Griffin penned three stories Read more...

All the Broken Girls
by Linda Hurtado Bond
"It's a race to find a serial killer before he strikes once again."
Posted August 26, 2022

ALL THE BROKEN GIRLS is a well-written piece about revenge. ALL THE BROKEN GIRLS is cloaked around a crime, a murder, an investigation, and a crime scene reporter. Penned with a nod towards suspense by Linda Hurtado Bond. The starring characters Read more...

Willed to Wed Him
by Caitlin Crews
"Enjoyment from first word to last."
Posted August 26, 2022

I find Caitlyn Crews' writing very humorous. Make me laugh out loud at some of the strange and quirky situations she thinks up for her characters. WILLED TO WED HIM is no exception. From the Read more...

The Christmas Spirit
by Debbie Macomber
"Creative and joyous tale of the season"
Posted August 21, 2022

It began with a dare of sorts. Each man believed his job was tougher than the other and in many ways they were. Their jobs were certainly different. Pete was a pastor of a small-town church. His sister Grace his assistant, basically organizes his demanding schedule. Hank owned 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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