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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

What Happens in Texas

First off, I will admit I've never read any work by Carolyn Brown, so I didn't know what to expect. When I got into the story, I kept trying to figure out the genre. It's not a romance, not a mystery, certainly not literature. I settled on...

3 Stars

The Unexpected Consequences of Love

I do not think it matters on whether or not you read a book written by the author for the first time or you consider yourself a devoted reader to Mansell as I do, it's easy to see why so many readers fell in love with her, as let's face it...

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The Lightkeeper's Wife

When I selected The Lightkeeper's Wife for review I was immediately drawn to everything about this novel. The design of the cover, the synopsis and the chosen writing flow of the author herself drew me in. What I think stands out to me the...

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The Forgotten Seamstress

The Forgotten Seamstress is a wonderful heart-tugging read. The entire story comprises the coming together of two lives. Maria, a seamstress, who served at Buckingham Palace around the time of WWII, and Caroline Meadows, who is determined t...

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R Is for Rebel - ...and Royalty, Relatives, Reality, and Running from love...

When Abigail Heyworth meets Eliot Cranbrook there is an instant connection and a feeling of comfort that comes with being around him. Abigail is like a wildfire, she burns and keeps on moving. Even though she feels like burning through Elio...

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The Ruins of Lace

The stories in The Ruins of Lace are in first person narrative. Two sisters, Katharina, a lace maker in Lendelmolen at the Flemish abbey, then Heilwich, who is somewhat of a housekeeper to a priest. The other characters were; Denis, border...

3 Stars

Winter at Death's Hotel

As a Sherlock Holmes fan, I’m always excited to see a new take on the genre, and this is the first one I’ve ever seen featuring Conan’s wife as the detective. The author did an outstanding job of recreating the time period and characters, u...

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The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen

As a Jane Austen fan (or fanatic), I’m always fascinated by the different views and literary paths people take regarding Jane. From retellings using the viewpoints of different characters, mysteries featuring Jane as the detective, and even...

5 Stars

The Shadowy Horses

The thing that first made me want to read this book was the fact it was set in Scotland. After reading a few chapters I became engrossed in the storyline which I found to be incredibly interesting because I have always enjoyed learning new...

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The Firebird

'The Firebird' is a wonderfully engaging read filled with mystery, romance and historical aspects! Ms. Kearsely writes amazingly well, detailing history’s greatest secrets and perhaps is one of the best writers of today's time! Nicola Marte...

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Passions of Dr. Darcy

This book is in a series about the Darcy Family. When the book starts, Fitzwilliam Darcy is opening a trunk given to him that was his Uncle George's, a physician who practiced in India in the late 1700's. Upon opening it, he discovers it is...

5 Stars

Jack Absolute

The character of Jack Absolute has been around for a very long time, as a character in the play, The Rivals, by one Richard Brinsley Sheridan. He has always been a lover and a scoundrel, a gentleman, a dedicated British spy and really, a ja...

4 Stars

The Shadowy Horses

The Shadowy Horses is an exhilarating, ghostly read that is a must read for anyone who is a fan of a historical fiction! Ms. Kearsley writes a broody, Scottish, enchanting read that leaves readers biting at their nails at her sheer brillian...

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Thinking of You

Fantastic humorous view of the life of an empty nester. This story grabbed my attention from page one and kept it until the end. From best friend betrayal to an ex who invites you to a singles club, you’ll never know what will happen next!...

5 Stars

A Place Called Armageddon - Constantinople 1453

Gregoras Lascaris - soldier, mercenary, a man with secrets who is about to go back to the city responsible for the mask he wears and his exile. Theon Lascaris - his twin brother, though as different from Gregoras as day is from night. Sophi...

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Miss Darcy Falls in Love

"Miss Darcy Falls in Love" is overall a very creative story. Lathan seamlessly adds musical elements throughout the book. As a piano player myself, I appreciated Lathan's knowledge of musical terms, and I found the musical aspects do not ov...

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From Notting Hill with Love...Actually

From Notting Hill with Love…Actually is the debut novel from Ali McNamara. The concept of this book is extremely charming as it allows like-minded readers to rehash their favorite romantic comedies and be envious of Scarlett’s journey to vi...

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Forbidden - Plain Fear, #2

Reading the second book in the Plain Fear series I was once again taken by surprise with the twist that this series brings about the Amish way of life. The unending faith, hope, and forgiveness that Rachel has for Akiva even after the monst...

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Marrying Up - A Right Royal Romantic Comedy

This is a delightfully fun story. Marrying Up introduces three very unique, spunky females, all of British heritage and all from vastly different social strata. Each one has their eye set on a goal, but each will go about it in her own way....

4 Stars

Just Say Yes

Lucy is a gopher to an executive advertisement manager. She is the one who is told to go get this or that and do this or that. One day she goes to the deli down the block to get lunch for her office and she sees a cute guy. The line is long...

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Nadia Knows Best

Nadia Kinsella is tempted by Jay Tiernan when he helps her after she slides off a snowy country road and gets stuck in the ditch. But, she resists temptation because she’s in love with her neighbor, Laurie. Laurie is a model and travels a l...

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Secrets

This book is difficult for me to review because while I enjoyed the story overall, I was not enamored with the main characters. I read it, and though, at times, my interest waned somewhat because of its length, I still was enticed enough to...

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To The Moon and Back

Ellie Kendall's beloved husband, Jamie, is killed in an auto accident. She's had a really hard time dealing with it and finds herself talking to him frequently. It's not just that she's talking to him either she conjures him up like a ghost...

5 Stars

Forsaken - Plain Fear, #1

What if you found out that the one you loved did not die, but became something else? Hannah finds herself drawn to the mysterious Akiva, without knowing the reason why. She also has to deal with emotions that she is discovering that she has...

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Lady of Hay - Two Women, Eight Hundred Years, and the Destiny They Share

Reporter Jo Clifford has never believed in past lives, reincarnation, and all that mumbo-jumbo, especially since a college experiment resulted in her not being able to be hypnotized, or so she thought. But a series of articles on past lives...

5 Stars

Wicked Company

Sophie McGann is helping her widowed father Daniel McGann run his bookstore in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1761, that is if they can keep the Kirk elders from confiscating all their books because of religious "decency" censorship. Dan...

4 Stars