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A tragic accident or something more sinister? A woman�s buried memories put her life at risk in a novel of shattering psychological suspense.

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Secrets Unraveled, Nations Entwined: The Cold War's Hidden Chronicles

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Duty to his country keeps him from the arms of the woman he craves with every breath�his bride.

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by J.R. Ward
"Long-awaited Black Dagger Brotherhood prequel does not disappoint"
Posted September 15, 2023

DARIUS is the prequel to the blockbuster Black Dagger Brotherhood series by world-renowned author J.R. Ward.  This novella came out one year ago as an audiobook exclusive Read more...

Payback in Death
by J.D. Robb
"Homicide cop Eve Dallas stands for one of her own cops"
Posted September 5, 2023

Mega author JD Robb brings another solid futuristic romantic suspense entry in PAYBACK IN DEATH, book number fifty-seven in the long-running and well-beloved In DeathRead more...

by Sarah MacLean
"KNOCKOUT is a one-two punch of love and derring-do"
Posted August 22, 2023

KNOCKOUT is book three in the awesome feminist girl gang Hell's Belles series by historical romance author Sarah Maclean.  This Read more...

by T. Kingfisher
"Sleeping Beauty fairytale is delightfully turned on its head!"
Posted August 15, 2023

Let me first start out by saying that I will read anything that T. Kingfisher writes.  She is an unbelievably talented storyteller, and her tales never fail to captivate me.  Frequently, my top book of the year that I’ve read is by Kingfisher (including my Read more...

Cassiel's Servant
by Jacqueline Carey
"Celibate Casseline brother breaks his vows for the love of a spy, against the backdrop of epic war"
Posted August 2, 2023

Twenty one years after her stunning debut of KUSHIEL'S DART, Jacqueline Carey revisits her lush and dark work of Terre d'Ange in CASSIEL'S SERVANT, labeled as book 1.5 in Read more...

How to Tame a Wild Rogue
by Julie Anne Long
"A privateer and an aristocrat's fake marriage turns into true love!"
Posted July 25, 2023

Oh, how I adore Julie Anne Long's books!  Long first captured my heart with her Pennyroyal Green historical series and fully cemented her title as a favorite author of mine with her contemporary romance series Read more...

Resonance Surge
by Nalini Singh
"Shapeshifter bear twins pair up with powerful Psy mates"
Posted July 20, 2023

Blockbuster author Nalini Singh’s latest is RESONANCE SURGE, the seventh book in the Psy-Changeling Trinity sub-series and simultaneously book twenty-two in the Psy-Changeling series. This paranormal romance series has been Read more...

A Fatal Illusion
by Anna Lee Huber
"Gentle yet relentless sleuth and husband must unmask menacing highwayman"
Posted June 20, 2023

The latest Lady Darby historical murder mystery by Anna Lee Huber is A FATAL ILLUSION, book number eleven. I enjoy both of Huber's historical mystery series, the Read more...

Capture the Sun
by Jessie Mihalik
"Romance, heists, and a looming interplanetary war"
Posted June 20, 2023

CAPTURE THE SUN is the rousing third book in the sci-fi romance Starlight's Shadow trilogy by the outstanding author Jessie Mihalek. I discovered Mihalik via Read more...

Bookshop Cinderella
by Laura Lee Guhrke
"Victorian bookshop keeper becomes the true belle of the ball"
Posted June 20, 2023

Laura Lee Guhrke brings us the first in a new historical romance series,  Scandal at the Savoy.  BOOKSHOP CINDERELLA is a Victorian retelling of Cinderella granted her wish to dance at the ball.  In this Read more...

Remember Me
by Mary Balogh
"Gentle Regency romance reunites a couple split by family scandals"
Posted June 20, 2023

REMEMBER ME is book two in the Ravenswood Regency historical romance series by Mary Balogh.  This is a gentle book, reminding me of Grace Burrowes' slow romances.  It features an "older" heroine Read more...

Miss Determined
by Grace Burrowes
"A sweet slide into love despite a crooked solicitor"
Posted June 13, 2023

Grace Burrowes brings us the delightful seventh in her Mischief in Mayfair series, MISS DETERMINED.  Burrowes is a proven commodity in my book, with gentle romances between individuals of a more Read more...

Witch King
by Martha Wells
"Murdered demon must figure out who is attempting to harness his power and start a war"
Posted June 7, 2023

I am a diehard fan of acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy author Martha Wells’s Murderbot Diaries series, which I absolutely adore.  WITCH KING is a new standalone dark fantasy Read more...

The True Love Experiment
by Christina Lauren
"Sparks fly between an exuberant romance novelist and her steadfast reality show TV producer"
Posted May 16, 2023

Authors Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, writing as Christina Lauren, bring another shop stopper in THE TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT.  Loosely tied to THE SOULMATE EQUATION (my very favorite book of 2021), Read more...

Happy Place
by Emily Henry
"Broken couple gets a second chance at love at a Maine cottage"
Posted April 25, 2023

Emily Henry is a favorite contemporary rom-com romance author, and HAPPY PLACE confirms her auto-buy status for me.  Henry's books are ones that make me cackle in glee and cry Read more...

Who Cries for the Lost
by C.S. Harris
"Napoleonic era aristocrat and amateur sleuth must stop a savage killer"
Posted April 17, 2023

C.S. Harris dazzles in WHO CRIES FOR THE LOST, the eighteenth book in the Sebastian St. Cyr series.  This Napoleonic historical murder mystery series has been one Read more...

by Laura Thalassa
"Are the marvelous antihero and plucky young heroine long-lost lovers?"
Posted April 17, 2023

BEWITCHED is the first in a new series by the same name from paranormal romance author Laura Thalassa.  Thalassa has a deft hand with antiheroes, which is a trope I adore.  I really enjoyed Read more...

Two Wars and a Wedding
by Lauren Willig
"Adventurous bluestocking pursues archeology but finds the heartbreak and comradeship of war"
Posted March 21, 2023

One of my favorite historical fiction authors, Lauren Willig, has done it again; serving up a doozy of a tale to delight and engross me. A strong stand-alone book, TWO WARS AND A WEDDING has loose ties to Read more...

A Tempest at Sea
by Sherry Thomas
"Female Sherlock Holmes confronts a twisty plot of love, jealousy, and betrayal"
Posted March 14, 2023

Author Sherry Thomas brings us another fabulous installment in the Lady Sherlock series.  A TEMPEST AT SEA is the seventh book in the gender-bending Sherlock Holmes series, and lucky number seven is such a delight to Read more...

A Sinister Revenge
by Deanna Raybourn
"Feminist detective and her partner must uncover a tricky killer"
Posted March 7, 2023

Deanna Raybourn employs her delightful wit and feminist leanings in book 8 of the Veronica Speedwell series in A SINISTER REVENGE. Veronica Speedwell is a Read more...

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Make works in Florida, and would love to have more time to get through her massive TBR pile! A lifelong avid reader, Make loves to read book blogs and hear from authors when she is not working or reading.

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2 comments posted.

Re: The MacGregor's Lady (12:44pm February 11, 2014):

Oh yes, I LOVE Scottish accents! That's why Sean Coonery is so beloved,
I think. nd Ewan McGregor totally does it for me too

Re: Everlasting Enchantment (9:26am December 11, 2013):

I'd want a cat shapeshifter, something sleek and sexy. Maybe a panther?

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