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Books to enjoy in May! Let your reading blosson!

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Friendship. Second chances. Lots of dogs!

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In service to His Majesty, one must be prepared for Hell.

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130 comments posted.

Re: Lucky Chance Cowboy (4:36pm February 3, 2020):

I love stories with dogs (& cowboys, too)!

Re: Wish Upon a Cowboy (4:43pm November 30, 2019):

I love the title of the book & the cover!

Re: Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas (5:55pm October 11, 2019):

Sounds yummy! I can't wait to try it!

Re: My Forever Home (4:48pm December 1, 2018):

What a great cover! Your office looks so peaceful!

Re: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses (4:05pm November 1, 2018):

I love Christmas books, & this one sounds amazing!

Re: Cowboy Christmas Jubilee (4:04pm November 1, 2018):

What a gorgeous cover! Can't wait to read it!

Re: One Summer Night (11:20am October 8, 2017):

Dirty Dancing & Never Been Kissed are 2 of my favorites!

Re: The Amish Christmas Candle (2:04pm October 1, 2017):

Hummingbird cake!

Re: Indigo Lake (5:16pm July 25, 2017):

Finding the right person is so important! It makes going
thru life's ups & downs an adventure!

Re: A New Leash on Love (11:36am July 17, 2017):

We plan to get a rescue pup someday! Sounds like an
awesome book!

Re: Sweet Southern Trouble (7:49pm May 15, 2017):

A bad boy takes what he wants & never cares about the

Re: Talk Cowboy to Me (12:31pm March 13, 2017):

My favorite Texas cowboy is Matthew McConaughey!

Re: Sleigh Bells Ring (10:28am December 21, 2016):

What a gorgeous cover! Christmas stories are the best!

Re: Every Bride Needs a Groom (4:17pm October 12, 2016):

I am lucky enough to have a husband who always makes me
laugh. He'll come out with something at the oddest times!
His older brother is the same way. I once asked Artie if
they stayed up at night thinking of witty things to say!

Re: A Cowboy Christmas Miracle (5:16pm September 12, 2016):

I love Christmas stories! I read them all year long, but
especially enjoy them from November to January!

Re: A Cowboy Christmas Miracle (6:22pm September 6, 2016):

I prefer to read them closer to Christmas to get me more
into the spirit!

Re: Reckless in Texas (5:13pm August 18, 2016):

Sacrificing for love is absolutely worth it! And who
doesn't love a happy ending?!

Re: May the Best Man Win (4:40pm August 8, 2016):

I can't wait to read it!

Re: The California Gold Rush Romance Collection (4:22pm July 27, 2016):

When I first moved in with my husband, he had Candy, a
black Lab. Having not grown up with dogs, I was afraid
of her at first. But she was older & sweet, & we quickly
got used to each other. A few months later, she had to
be put to sleep, & even though he told me that I didn't
have to be, I was there for both of them. We each held
one of her paws, & I told her that she could go, that I
would be taking care of him from now on. I hope that
gave her peace in her final few minutes on this earth.
Since then, I love reading stories with dogs in them.

Re: Driven to Temptation (5:05pm June 22, 2016):

Books, cheesecake, & chocolate! (And spending time with my
nieces & nephews!)

Re: Jordan's Return (12:31pm June 14, 2016):

My husband, Rich, & I went to Spring Lake, NJ, for our
honeymoon, so that's my favorite vacation spot!

Re: Outlaw Cowboy (2:28pm May 16, 2016):

I love contemporary romances, because they're easy to
relate to!

Re: Cowboy Resurrection (4:09pm March 27, 2016):

At heart, I'm a country girl, even though I've lived most
of my life in the suburbs!

Re: Romancing the Ranger (7:54pm March 25, 2016):

Absolute quiet does it for me!

Re: Romancing the Ranger (12:16pm March 21, 2016):

Sounds like a fantastic book! I've been writing poetry
since I was in middle school. I also really enjoy writing
letters, which, I think is a lost art. It relax me like
nothing else does, & people have told me that they've never
received such beautiful ones!

Re: Island Hope (4:38pm March 9, 2016):

I love the cover!

Re: Chicken Soup & Homicide (8:10pm February 27, 2016):

I don't eat crazy or exotic food! Your book sounds

Re: The Bride Wore Starlight (3:27pm February 21, 2016):

Looks like a fantastic book!

Re: The Cowboy's Bride Collection (4:50pm February 16, 2016):

My husband is my hero! He's the most wonderful person I've
ever known!

Re: As Waters Gone By (3:15pm July 20, 2015):

I haven't journaled (is that a proper verb?!) in years! I
used to when I was a teenager...

Re: Butter Off Dead (2:24pm July 10, 2015):

Other than books, I collect candles! I just love them!

Re: Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (12:17pm June 18, 2015):

I love a good romantic mystery!

Re: Reunion of Souls (4:39pm June 8, 2015):

What a great title! It sounds like a wonderful book! I
enjoy reading both fiction & non-fiction.

Re: Wicked Stitch (12:29pm April 17, 2015):

I've always wanted to go to a Renaissance Faire!

Re: The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook (12:27pm April 3, 2015):

Oatmeal raisin cookies!

Re: Heartbreak Cove (11:43am March 9, 2015):

It sounds like a wonderful book!

Re: Rescuing the Texan's Heart (5:51pm February 15, 2015):

What a great title & a beautiful cover!

Re: Beyond Limits (12:20pm January 29, 2015):

Sounds like a fantastic book! Can't wait to read it!

Re: Impulse Control (11:02am January 23, 2015):

I am a Capricorn. I absolutely embody many of the traits
of this sign. I am stubborn to a fault, very responsible &
patient (just not with myself!), & am fiercely loyal. I am
a pack-rat (candles & of course, books!) & have a strong
work ethic.

Re: Playing Doctor (10:55am January 23, 2015):

Who DOESN'T like to play doctor?! I can't wait to read it!

Re: Dreaming of Love (10:54am January 23, 2015):

What a great list, Melissa! I love the cover & title of
your book! I wish I had 10 surprises in life. Finding
love again after my divorce would be one of them, if I
were to start a list. My husband, Rich, is a truly
wonderful man & I'm very blessed that he's in my life.
Another one would be my nephew & Godson, PJ, with whom I
share a very special bond, & love like no one else!

Re: Geared For The Grave (12:10pm December 3, 2014):

I know how to ride a bike. Learning how was very scary!
Love the book's title!

Re: No Ordinary Home (11:53am October 16, 2014):

I like my privacy, so no thank you!

Re: Bridging Two Hearts (3:49pm October 5, 2014):

What a great title! My mom has always been afraid of bridges,
something about one opening up when she's on it!

Re: Driftwood Tides (3:02pm September 7, 2014):

Makes me want to head down to the beach with a good book!

Re: Heroes Are My Weakness (5:19pm August 30, 2014):

Sounds like a great book, Susan! I've always wanted to visit

Re: Keeping Mr. Right Now (11:35am August 21, 2014):

Does John Stamos know how to surf? He would be my first

Re: Her Secret, His Surprise (4:48pm July 31, 2014):

So glad I took a second chance at love! My husband is

Re: Accidentally Married on Purpose (2:06pm July 18, 2014):

What a great title for a book!

Re: The Longest Night (12:16pm July 16, 2014):

Looks like a fabulous book!

Re: The Troublemaker Next Door (11:40am June 12, 2014):

I can't wait to meet the McCauley brothers!

Re: Their Unexpected Love (4:56pm June 7, 2014):

I love beach reads, but I haven't started on my summer
reading, or a visit to the beach, yet. Everything that I've
read by Lori Wilde so far has been great, though, I'd add her
books to your list. What a beautiful cover for your book!

Re: Tempest In A Teapot (12:52pm June 4, 2014):

I love hearing a song & remembering what I was doing the
first time I heard it! One of my favorite memories is of
being in the car with my uncle, who is just 13 years older
than me, & hearing Carole King's "You've Got A Friend".
He's always been more of a big brother to me, & I know I can
always count on him!

Re: Love For Beginners (10:39am June 4, 2014):

I sure would use an all female garage! Woman power!

Re: To Charm a Naughty Countess (2:35pm May 23, 2014):

I am a die-hard romantic, so I'd love this book!

Re: Frisky Business (11:58am May 16, 2014):

The best blind date that I ever went on was a set up by my
sister, with my now hubby. I always tell her that it was the
best thing that she ever did for me! We'll be married 7 years
in October!

Re: Her Perfect Mate (11:54am May 16, 2014):

Sounds steamy!

Re: Deep in My Heart (12:59pm May 15, 2014):

Cher & Nicholas Cage in Moonstruck

Re: Always Emily (12:57pm May 15, 2014):

This sounds like an exceptional book!

Re: Wild Ways (2:09pm May 13, 2014):

You had me at sexy Seal!

Re: Playboy's Lesson (12:02pm May 8, 2014):

I love books with lots of zippy banter! This one sounds

Re: What The Groom Wants (11:40am May 6, 2014):

I can't write something if I HAVE to! But when I write for
fun, I have to be in my special zone. It does help that I
love to write, so either way it does make things a little

Re: Home to Stay (11:23am April 17, 2014):

Home is wherever my wonderful hubby, Rich, is! I had to
suffer through a lot of Mr. Wrongs before I met him!

Re: Small Town Spin (2:53pm April 15, 2014):

I love stories set in small towns!

Re: The Ace (11:08am April 11, 2014):

I've just gotten into baseball recently. This story sounds

Re: The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off (11:03am April 4, 2014):

I haven't made chili in a while, this makes me want to, soon.
These books sound great!

Re: How to Handle a Cowboy (11:00am April 4, 2014):

What a great book title!

Re: Dash of Peril (10:47am April 3, 2014):

I'm hooked on your books! This sounds like another great

Re: Dyed and Gone (1:00pm March 30, 2014):

Adorable bobby pins!

Re: Winter in Full Bloom (9:11am March 29, 2014):

What a gorgeous cover!

Re: Desperately Seeking Suzanna (11:55am March 14, 2014):

Gorgeous cover!

Re: The Bride Insists (11:54am March 14, 2014):

Love the title!

Re: How Sweet The Sound (11:48am March 7, 2014):

I know that Spring is here when I smell the sweet fragrance
of flowers!

Re: Safe in the Tycoon's Arms (11:31am March 5, 2014):

Sounds like a great book!

Re: The Trouble With Honor (11:05am February 26, 2014):

It sounds like a fascinating story!

Re: Tempted by the Soldier (11:04am February 26, 2014):

I am addicted to reading! I love chocolate to, especially if
it has almonds or cashews in it!

Re: Mint Juleps and Justice (3:36pm February 23, 2014):

I like down to earth, genuine heroes. Your Adams Grove
series sounds wonderful!

Re: The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride (10:28am February 20, 2014):

I've always been fascinated by cowboys! I'd love to meet

Re: Much Ado About Jack (12:09pm February 13, 2014):

LOVE the title! I can't wait to read it!

Re: Miss Molly Robbins Designs A Seduction (10:50am February 6, 2014):

I love the book's story line & title!

Re: The Wedding Game (11:15am January 31, 2014):

I love the title! Can't wait to read it!

Re: Love in the Library (10:43am January 30, 2014):

I love a hero with a great sense of humor & a big heart!

Re: Control (10:39am January 30, 2014):

Maybe there's some things I can try out with my hubby...!

Re: Teacup Turbulence (10:40am January 28, 2014):

They sound like great books! I'd love to win them!

Re: Wishing On Buttercups (11:10am January 24, 2014):

I love the book's title! Can't wait to read it!

Re: Love Songs for the Road (10:48am January 22, 2014):

I only got on Facebook at first to enter contests, but
there's still alot I can't figure out on it, so I hear you!
I haven't read your book yet, but I'm looking forward to it,
it sounds like a wonderful story!

Re: Sadie's Secret (12:15pm January 18, 2014):

These stories sound fascinating! I love strong women in

Re: More Than A Touch (11:09am January 17, 2014):

I love that moment when the hero & the heroine realize that
they were meant for each other!

Re: Limoncello Yellow (2:17pm January 14, 2014):

LOVE the title! Sounds like a great book!

Re: Shadowed By Grace (9:55am January 10, 2014):

As soon as you said Italy, I was hooked! Can't wait to read
this book!

Re: Songs of Shenandoah (9:53am January 10, 2014):

Sounds very interesting!

Re: The Purchase (10:24am January 8, 2014):

Sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read it!

Re: The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement (1:05pm December 31, 2013):

In a candlelit restaurant!

Re: If Wishes Were Earls (1:03pm December 31, 2013):

Love the titles! Can't wait to read them!

Re: Freezer I'll Shoot (4:23pm December 29, 2013):

The longest I've ever kept one was til the end of January, so
I don't bother making them any more!

Re: Restless Spirit (10:29am December 23, 2013):

Love the title! The book sounds great, can't wait to read it!

Re: Welcome Back To Apple Grove (11:19am December 20, 2013):

My favorite is my Mom's cinnamon pinwheel cream cheese

Re: Gentlemen Prefer Mischief (11:19am December 13, 2013):

LOVE the title! Can't wait to read it!

Re: Tangling with the CEO (10:17am December 10, 2013):

I've always been the sweet girl, too! Can't wait to read

Re: Tempest's Course (11:14am December 6, 2013):

I love books about small towns!

Re: A Perfect Distraction (12:07pm November 28, 2013):

I love amethyst, because purple is my favorite color!

Re: A Change of Heart (12:06pm November 28, 2013):

I've been writing poetry since I was 16, so I understand.

Re: Aloha Rose (8:22am November 26, 2013):

Sounds like a great book! Great prize, too!

Re: Home for Christmas (10:38am November 25, 2013):

Sounds like the recipe for a wonderful Christmas!

Re: The Wedding Game (1:22pm November 24, 2013):

It sure does make you think...

Re: A Song At Twilight (11:20am November 18, 2013):

Sounds like a wonderful book!

Re: Once A Seal (10:22am November 15, 2013):

I'm lucky enough to have a fantastic husband! He will do
anything for me, & is truly the sweetest, nicest, most genuine
man I've ever known. He's the man I always dreamed of!

Re: A Cadence Creek Christmas (10:55am November 7, 2013):

Christmas & cowboys, what a great combination! Congrats!

Re: Upon a Winter's Night (10:53am November 7, 2013):

My family is from Italy, & the Amish traditions sound similar
to our's, just scaled down. Sounds like a great Christmas

Re: Never Underestimate a Caffarelli (10:33am October 28, 2013):

I would miss not being able to go for walks in the park!

Re: The Wishing Thread (10:31am October 28, 2013):

I teach religion, & one year a student of mine made a clay
crucifix for me!

Re: Cinderella Screwed Me Over (10:26am October 24, 2013):

Wish I could tell Darby that if you're just patient, your
prince will come! Mine did!

Re: Christmas Quilt (10:34am October 21, 2013):

I haven't read an Amish fiction book in a while. This one
sounds like a wonderful one!

Re: The Butterfly Sister (11:27am October 19, 2013):

This sounds like a mystery I'd really enjoy reading!

Re: Her Accidental Boyfriend (10:54am October 14, 2013):

What a wonderful adventure... & book! Can't wait to read it!

Re: Snowbound With The Soldier (11:35am October 10, 2013):

My husband, Rich, is always doing sweet things for me! He
usually starts cooking dinner, and sometimes even cooks the
whole meal! He indulges me when I feel like talking
incessantly about my other guy, my Godson, PJ. He will go
without something that he wants so I can have something that
I want, even if it's a book or a candle (2 of my favorite

Re: One Night in the Spa (10:56am October 8, 2013):

This book sounds wonderful!

Re: The Patterer (10:57am October 7, 2013):

Thanks for the chance to win this book! It sounds like
something I'd really enjoy reading!

Re: Kisses On Her Christmas List (10:23am October 3, 2013):

I love a good Christmas book, & this one sounds really good!

Re: The Training (11:01am October 2, 2013):

Love the cover & title! I'd love to win this book!

Re: Long Shot (10:32am October 1, 2013):

You had me at Scotland! Can't wait to read it!

Re: Tempted in the Tropics (1:13pm September 15, 2013):

A chocolate turtle sundae with lots of whip cream!

Re: Traces Of Mercy (10:08am September 12, 2013):

I love the main character's name, Mercy. I can't even begin
to imagine how hard it must be to have amnesia. It sounds
like a beautiful story!

Re: When Mountains Move (10:30am September 11, 2013):

These books sound too good NOT to share them! I could give a
set to my mom!

Re: Shades Of Mercy (10:27am September 11, 2013):

The setting alone sounds wonderful! Can't wait to read it!

Re: Against The Ropes (1:43pm September 6, 2013):

There's nothing like a man with a great sense of humor! So
glad that my guy has a wonderful one!

Re: Never Say No to a Caffarelli (9:35am September 2, 2013):

A slice of carrot cake & a cup of chai tea!

Re: Love Him or Leave Him (10:23am August 28, 2013):

Looks like a great book!

Re: A Rancher's Christmas (11:31am August 26, 2013):

Looks like a perfect Christmas read!

Re: Wicked Beat (10:44am August 22, 2013):

My husband always makes me laugh! Just another reason to love
him even more!

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