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A sidesplitting, enemies-to-lovers 101 Dalmatians-inspired romantic comedy

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Cowboys live by their word, their wits, and their loyalty.

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How much will she risk to keep her perfect life?

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Garrett will use every tender weapon to seduce her—and prove she’s worthy of true love.

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The Albertini family has no intention of letting a possible romance fizzle out

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Lady Mary's traveling companion has disappeared and only one man believes she ever existed.


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Maple Leaf Harvest
by Catherine Anderson
"The many twist and turns will keep you on your toes..."
Posted September 9, 2021

Catherine Anderson jumps into action right from the first page reminding us that she is the master of romantic mysteries. Of course, we expect endearing characters in MAPLE LEAF HARVEST after all it is expected in a Catherine Anderson novel Read more...

Blind Tiger
by Sandra Brown
"Leave it to the creative, wild, and genius mind of Sandra Brown to come up with a story like this!"
Posted September 2, 2021

Leave it to the creative, wild, and genius mind of Sandra Brown to come up with a story that has illegally produced moonshine as the centerpiece. All of the action in BLIND TIGER deals with the trade that became very Read more...

Holiday Ever After
by Jill Shalvis
"Delightful Christmas trilogy"
Posted August 30, 2021

HOLIDAY EVER AFTER is three seasonal stories wrapped up in a delightful book about following your heart. Jill Shalvis took some short stories, a couple of novellas and put together an immensely satisfying trilogy about love, loss and second chances. All three center on unforgettable characters that make you Read more...

Meant to Be My Cowboy
by R.C. Ryan
"Saying goodbye to some amazing characters as this series ends."
Posted August 19, 2021

What starts out as a simple escape from an uncomfortable situation somewhat quickly escalates into a dangerous one. One could possibly think of the victim of this story as rather naive but that would be truly unfair. In the world of the internet and such, people become unwilling victims Read more...

The Ranger
by Julia Justiss
"series winds up with a wonderful story"
Posted July 24, 2021

So now we get the story of Brice McAllister the third brother to have his own tale in the McAllister Brother series by Julia Justiss. I have had the pleasure of reviewing now all the stories in this wonderful series. Julia Justiss Read more...

When I Found You
by Brenda Novak
"Rekindling a teen age crush with pizzaz"
Posted June 24, 2021

I am candidly overjoyed each time I discover a new book by Brenda Novak. I have been known to go back and read an old favorite especially in one of her series. Brenda Novak has a way with character development no matter the genre. So when I found WHEN Read more...

Second Chance at Sunflower Ranch
by Carolyn Brown
"Returning home will certainly be eye opening"
Posted June 23, 2021

Sweet and sentimental could just about describe Carolyn Brown and her stories. Fans of Carolyn Brown look forward to a happy ending even if the road is rather circuitous. My library is filled with favorites from this straight shooter about life, struggles and love. Lots of love. Lots of Read more...

When Stars Collide
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"A war of wills in the newest Chicago Stars book"
Posted June 23, 2021

Hi all you Seppies, she’s back with a new Chicago Stars book. Susan Elizabeth Phillips has penned a new fabulous story with cameos from her Chicago Stars series. I am a huge fan Read more...

Love for Beginners
by Jill Shalvis
"can't help but fall in love with another Jill Shalvis story"
Posted June 5, 2021

Instant love. Well, that’s what you experience reading LOVE FOR BEGINNERS the newest story by Jill Shalvis. Ironically instant love is not what her characters enjoy in this lighthearted tale of folks diligently working to get back on their feet, literally and figuratively. Starting over from a Read more...

by Nora Roberts
"The world of social media is center stage in this new novel by Nora Roberts"
Posted May 25, 2021

Bit of a literary irony in LEGACY by Nora Roberts. We are drawn into, what appears to be on the surface, a lovely family drama of sorts. Kind of parent-child competition. Adrian’s childhood had been an unscripted array of events evolving around her very successful mother Read more...

Lost and Found Family
by Jennifer Ryan
"Heartwarming rags to riches tale"
Posted May 24, 2021

What does it mean to be really rich. Filthy rich, successful and gorgeous to boot. Well to some it’s the dream come true. To others, it is a means to an end. To Sarah, it is a way to support herself and her sons. For Sarah, her Read more...

The Cowboy
by Julia Justiss
"Unexpected challenges abound in this second story of this series"
Posted May 23, 2021

Memories are difficult to give up.  They invade your consciousness when you least expect it. Finding something to take their place is the answer. Heading toward a new future instead of living in the past is not easy but basically necessary for a happy life.

But

The Summer Sisters
by Sara Richardson
"Find out what the Buchanan sisters are up to now."
Posted May 23, 2021

THE SUMMER SISTERS is the second book about the Buchanan sisters (Juniper Springs). The three sisters Dahlia, Rose, and Magnolia found out in HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS that their lives were definitely in Read more...

The Stepsisters
by Susan Mallery
"Talk about a dysfunctional family."
Posted May 23, 2021

Okay, so two of the stepsisters make Cinderella look like a true fairytale. Evil stepsisters. Daisy’s sisters make them pale by comparison. I can’t even imagine where Susan Mallery’s mind was when she created these three steps. Two sisters, Cassidy and Sage, have Read more...

The Rancher
by Julia Justiss
"Starting over is seldom without challenges"
Posted May 21, 2021

Julia Justiss is such a romantic, which pretty much describes me as well. Additionally, Julia Justiss clearly has a love of cowboys – ditto for me, too. So, getting the opportunity to read and review THE RANCHER which is the Read more...

New Girl in Little Cove
by Damhnait Monaghan
"A creative story about fitting in and making a difference"
Posted May 9, 2021

There are times when a story just touches you. Funny, endearing, and essentially rather simple. Life in Little Cove is simple. What it lacks in numbers it excels in characters. In the NEW GIRL IN LITTLE COVE, the author Damhnait Monaghan immerses the reader in the traditions, language, and Read more...

Picnic in Someday Valley
by Jodi Thomas
"An enthralling group of characters you'll love to learn their stories"
Posted April 27, 2021

What a ragtag group of characters Jodi Thomas has created in PICNIC IN SOMEDAY VALLEY. First impression is that living in this time and place is certainly no picnic for its folk. They work hard and seem to have difficulty making time for play. But one thing is for Read more...

The Rancher's Wager
by Maisey Yates
"The Gold Valley series comes to a fun ending."
Posted April 22, 2021

Back to Gold Valley and revisits some folks we’ve met before in the Gold Valley Vineyard series by Maisey Yates. THE RANCHER’S WAGER seems to be the ending to what has been an Read more...

The Four Winds
by Kristin Hannah
"Vivid imagery and amazing characters bring this story to life right before your eyes."
Posted April 22, 2021

Reading THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah brought back memories of Clan Of The Cave Bear a favorite from several years ago. Rich details spanning hundreds of pages set the stage and scenery for wondrous pages to follow and required Read more...

The Bookstore on the Beach
by Brenda Novak
"Awesome tale of people living with life altering secrets"
Posted April 4, 2021

I’ve been a fan of Brenda Novak since I read Lightning Strikes way back in 2012. I had requested it as a reviewer and started reading it with the preconceived notion that it was just another romance novel. Needless to say, the story 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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