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Mornings on Main

“Mornings on Main” was a rather interesting read. I found it rather sad in some ways. I felt rather sorry for the heroine Jillian James. She had lost faith in her family due to what had happened to her. I was so glad when she was able to fi...

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The Sometimes Sisters

Carolyn Brown has never disappointed me, whether it be sweet and sexy cowboy romance or contemporary fiction. "The Sometimes Sisters" is beyond a doubt my absolute favourite of hers. My heart was broken and then each piece was put back a li...

5 Stars

The Art of Keeping Secrets

Secrets, we all have them. Some should stay secret forever and others, well they need to come to light. In this book we are give three misfit mothers. They are not your typical mothers at all and they are close, sharing all. At least they t...

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  • Author: Rachael Johns
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: MIRA

Seeking Sarah

“There is a thin line between love and hate.” “Many wise people say that revenge is not ours but of a Superior Being.” In ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s emotional, raw, and dramatic narrative she brings to life a little girl named Brooke Green...

4 Stars

Any Dream Will Do

I just love any Debbie Macomber book. She is funny and writes great scenes that are not too lovey dovey. It all comes together just right. This is a great book with wonderful characters and an amazing story all together. I recommend this bo...

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Maddy's Phoenix

Everything today is so modern, so rushed, even romance. But this book is refreshing. It will tug at your heartstrings and you will probably shed a tear or two. It is about a lovely person, a woman named Maddy who has had issues for years. M...

5 Stars

The Strawberry Hearts Diner

Jancy Wilson had plans! But being in Pick, Texas of all places wasn't part of that plan. She had no job, no money and now her old beat up car is, well let's say, smoking, and not in a good way. It's going up in flames. Her plan was to go to...

5 Stars

Cicada Summer

I think that “Cicada Summer” by Maureen Leurck is a novel about hope, love, perseverance, starting over, and second chances at life. In more ways than one, Ms. Leurck gives the reader a glimpse at obstacles that can be overcome and the endu...

4 Stars

Home for the Summer

"Home for the Summer", by Holly Chamberlin, is not the light and airy read I thought it would be. I tend to pick books with summer in the title because they are usually fun and uplifting. I do understand that this plot started with a traged...

3 Stars

Blue Hollow Falls - Blue Hollow Falls Series Book 1

I have always had a soft spot for aging architecture and so I very much relished in the strong foundation of the story, "Blue Hollow Falls." as the central focus of the plot was based on a centuries-old silk mill. In truth, I fell in love w...

4 Stars
  • Author: Donna Kauffman
  • Review by: LWynters
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

The Light in Summer - The Butternut Lake Trilogy, #3

“The Light in Summer” is a wonderfully sweet and emotional romance. Within the pages I found many interesting storylines that will definitely keep your interest. Be ready for a read that features a small town. This is the third book in the...

4 Stars

Every Other Wednesday

Every Other Wednesday, by Susan Kietzman, is all about relationships. Ellie, Alice, and Joan are unique characters who seem to blossom as a group of interactive friends. Alice is the one readers will be most drawn to. Women can relate to at...

4 Stars

The Forbidden Garden

The Forbidden Garden, by Ellen Herrick, is the second of a series. I didn't know that until after I read this one. There is a prologue that sets up this story. The 'Sparrow Sisters' is the first story and it introduces us to these sisters t...

4 Stars

Dating You / Hating You

This was another great romantic comedy by these authors. Evie and Carter meet at a party of mutual friends. They are immediately attracted to one another but they're not sure they will be able to date. Both are celebrity agents in Hollywood...

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Our Short History

"Our Short History" deals with a subject that is somewhat hard to talk about...DYING. Author Lauren Grodstein does a very good job at presenting this mesmerizing as well as heart wrenching ale. Readers are placed into a deeply moving story....

5 Stars

Forever is the Worst Long Time

“Forever is the Worst Long Time” is a novel full of emotion. Expect to experience love, friendship, betrayal, loss, regret, and forgiveness. We get three main characters in James, Lou and Rob. They are all far from perfect. They all make st...

4 Stars

Dockside - Lakeshore Chronicles Series, #3

"Dockside" by Susan Wiggs is the third in the popular Lakeside Chronicles series. Each book stands alone, but it helps to have read the previous two, "Summer at Willow Lake" and "The Winter Lodge," to understand all the family entanglements...

4 Stars
  • Author: Susan Wiggs
  • Review by: Paloma
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: MIRA

The Night Mark

"The Night Mark" is a time-traveling romance about Faye—a woman who stumbles upon a lighthouse, and finds an old picture of the lighthouse keeper from years prior, and he reminds her of her first love. When she almost drowns in the ocean, s...

5 Stars

Never Too Late

“Never Too Late” is funny, sad, and just an over-all great read. I couldn't put it down and I will be picking it back up after I read book one. The characters make the story in this book. They are full of development and depth and I really...

4 Stars

Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay

Friends, family and a chance encounter make for a terrific story with more romance in it than you would expect. The characters are extremely well done and come to life with a vibrancy. I love how lives intertwined and loyalties can be strai...

5 Stars

Crimes Against a Book Club

"Crimes Against a Book Club” is about two best friends, Annie and Sarah, who need money badly so they decide to set-up a beauty business where they sell knock-off twenty-dollar anti-aging face cream to rich clients for two thousand a pop. B...

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The Rule Book - Rule Breakers

"The Rule Book" started out slow and I wasn't certain if I was going to like it at first. The blurb made it sound funny and light-hearted, but the opening felt crammed full of the usual modern Cinderella tropes. Evil supervisor, newly minte...

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I Liked My Life

Sometimes a novel comes along that gives you pause, encourages you hug your parents, your spouse, or your kids, and challenges you to take stock, as it touches your heart all the way to your very soul. We know from the start that Madeline i...

5 Stars

Any Day Now - Sullivan's Crossing, #2

Robyn Carr remains one of my favored authors with "Any Day Now". This is the second book in her Sullivan's Crossing series. The pure storytelling and genuine characters had me hanging on every word. This story grabbed my attention with the...

5 Stars

The Lilac Bouquet

Carolyn Brown absolutely blew me away with this epically beautiful story. Days after reading it it is still as if I am wrapped in its power. I cried, I giggled, I sobbed and I guffawed, this book had it all. I've come to expect great things...

5 Stars

And Then There Was Me - A Novel of Friendship, Secrets and Lies

"And Then There Was Me", by Sadeqa Johnson, is a unique book. It focuses so much on the main character's eating disorder that the actual storyline takes a definite backseat. I enjoyed reading about Bea. The story delves into her childhood a...

4 Stars

A Bridge Across the Ocean

This story goes back and forth between World War II and the present day. Simone Devereux watched her father and brother gunned down by the Gestapo. She spent four months hiding from the Germans until the end of the war. Annaliese Kurtz’s fa...

4 Stars
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Review by: TrinaC
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

The Road to Enchantment

"The Road to Enchantment" is partly a coming of age tale, filled with angst and turmoil, highlighting Willow’s struggles in school, her relationship with her father and mother, and the despair Willow feels after being yanked away from the l...

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The Year of Loving

Sarah's life is a mess. Anything and everything that could go wrong does. Her relationship with her daughters is terrible and getting worse. Her Ex husband is constantly making her life hell, through whatever means necessary. Her best frien...

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If Not for You

"If Not For You", by Debbie Macomber, is another hit to add to the library. This is a 'feel good' story that I enjoyed reading over the weekend. In true Macomber style, the characters are well developed and flawed enough for readers to rela...

4 Stars

Some Kind of Magic - Flirting with Fame, #1

Eden Sinclair had no expectations when she spritzed on some perfume before leaving the lab besides helping out her brother at his gig. So when she ended up hooking up with a totally hot guy in a totally out of character one night stand, Ede...

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  • Author: Mary Ann Marlowe
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Contemporary, Debut Title, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Kensington Books

Always

I love how this book went. "Always" kept jumping from past to present and back to the past. I was able to see how the love built and how the two characters broke up. Plus what happened in between. I am a little disappointed on how in some p...

4 Stars

Just Fine with Caroline - A Cold River Novel

I love stories that feature locales and characters that are just a little off the beaten path. Cold River, Missouri, the Ozarks, and the ‘hollers” is an interesting destination and the characters are certainly quirky. However, do not be foo...

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In the Light of the Garden

I have been a fan of Heather's since her Halflings series! And I have to say that over the years her stories have only gotten better! I was so excited to get my hands on “In the Light of the Garden” and man I wasn't disappointed in any way!...

5 Stars

What Makes a Family

“What Makes a Family” was an okay read for me. Faulkner is such a great author! Her other works have left me breathless and are so relatable! This novel, however, didn't leave me with the same warm and fuzzy feeling as her other novels. The...

3 Stars

The Cottage at Firefly Lake - Firefly Lake, #1

“The Cottage at Firefly Lake” is a solid second chance at love story. I am always a sucker for a second chance at love story. So, “The Cottage at Firefly Lake” is exactly the kind of story I am drawn to. Years ago, Charlotte aka ‘Charlie’ a...

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  • Author: Jen Gilroy
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Forever

Traveling Light

"Traveling Light", by Lynne Branard, is all about the journey. The blurb really appealed to me because I love road trips and this book is the ultimate road trip. Alissa is a plain Jane character who 'finds' herself while transporting the de...

4 Stars

Inheriting Edith

“Inheriting Edith” by Zoe Fishman was for me a study about accepting challenges and forging a way to resolve or live with them. Maggie Sheets is a house cleaner who lives with her two-year-old daughter. Years before she cleaned Liza house....

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The Guests on South Battery - Tradd Series, #5

I fell in love with this series at first sight and I’ve never looked back. This fifth installment in the Tradd Street series opens with Melanie returning to work after giving birth to twins, adjusting to motherhood and marriage, and coping...

4 Stars
  • Author: Karen White
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Suspense: Mystery, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

The Total Package

It took too long for Dani and Tyson to reunite. During this time I started to lose a little interest, although about four years had passed. I was more interested in them together, than them apart. As far as character development goes, I fel...

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Sisters One, Two, Three

“Sisters One, Two, Three” penned by Nancy Star brought into light the terrors and heartaches of a family who resided in Martha Vineyard where life from the outside appeared bright and serene. The story unfolded when the sisters were in thei...

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Burning Moon - Destination Love, #1

“Burning Moon” is an enjoyable book. It made me believe that there is always a happily ever after for everyone. After being left at the alter Lilly went on her honeymoon anyway and met the love of her life. She had the best adventure and co...

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  • Author: Jo Watson
  • Review by: M Whelehan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Forever

Along the Infinite Sea

This is one amazing novel! If you love historical fiction, this book is for you! In 1966, Pepper Schuyler finds herself in a real bind. She needs some serious cash so that she can take care of herself and her unborn child. So, she restores...

5 Stars

The Gift of a Lifetime

"The Gift of a Lifetime", by Melissa Hill, is a sweet romance that will tear at your heart. The setting is beautiful and I enjoy the cover as well. Beth is a true romantic and I love her character. Every woman can relate. Anonymous gifts ar...

4 Stars

A Lowcountry Christmas - Lowcountry Summer, #5

When I found out there would be a special Christmas edition of the Lowcountry series by Mary Alice Monroe, I think I squealed like a little girl! However, it should be noted that this book can be read as a standalone. This very touching sto...

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  • Author: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Gallery Books

This House Is Mine

Living in the same old farmhouse from the age of 5 Vera is still feeling alone and like she doesn't belong after 60 years. Then the author brings family together. Readers get a niece with her little boy. Vera and Anne don't know each other...

4 Stars

The Christmas Town - Christmas Hope

Get this book! I've never read any books by Donna VanLiere, but that has changed! This book is very realistic, yet compassionate in places I'll never forget. She draws the best from humanity and wraps it with common sense and laughter to ba...

5 Stars

Once Upon Now

"Once Upon Now" is a wonderful, fantastical collection of fairy tales retold. Like the original stories they're derived from, they're multi-faceted. Both dark and light, these are not always the happy go lucky Disney versions. I'd pick one...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Ali Novak, Danielle Banas, Mikaela Bender, J. M. Butler, Debra Goelz, Shannon Klare, R.S. Kovach, Tammy Oja, Christine Owen, Jesse Sprague
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Fantasy, Collections & Anthologies, New Adult & College, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Gallery Books

Her Name Is Rose

Although I think that "Her Name is Rose” had its moments where it became an entertaining, heartening read I was not at all impressed with either the overall story nor the writing of the author. The story itself mostly centers on Iris (the m...

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Letters from Paris

‘Sometimes the artist you choose is yourself.' I love stories like this one. The romantic setting of Paris, the tribute to art and history, the threads connecting past and present, the discovery of one’s true calling and the joy of finding...

4 Stars

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