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Bond Girl - A Novel

Well, this one felt as if I were back in my past. Being a female who once had to work among traders and brokers all day, I can tell you that this story is most definitely ‘true to life.’ From humor to friendship (good and not so good), roma...

4 Stars

Troubled Waters

Sharon Shinn's latest novel, Troubled Waters, opens with funeral of Zoe Ardelay's beloved father. Her grief engulfs the scene, as evidenced both by the lack of immediate action and the rain that subtlety foreshadows Zoe's connection to the...

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Priceless

A British Jackie Collins…who knew! J This wonderful book is about three women whose destinies are about to intertwine in the art world.  The first young lady is Lizzy Duffy.  Lizzy is a young girl just out of college who is...

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With Friends Like These

Once Upon A Time there were four women:  Chloe, Talia, Jules and Quincy.  I have to begin my review this way because, if we all think back, the very best stories have always started with the Once Upon a Time line.  And this,...

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The Life You've Imagined

Every once in a while – a great while, usually – a book will come along that makes you think back to the days when you first found your girlfriends.  In the beginning, each of you has a dream.  Some want marriage and c...

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Just One Taste

This is the latest “fun, romantic romp” that this truly good author has delivered in her series entitled, A Recipe for Love . Wes Murphy is a man from the “other side of the tracks.” During most of his young life, he...

4 Stars

The Hollow Crown - A Novel of Crosspointe, Book 4

This fantastic series of books include:  The Cipher; The Black Ship ; and, The Turning Tide .  Trust me, once you read one, you will be addicted to the rest.  With this newest work, readers are once again pulled into one of t...

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Can't Get Enough of You

This is truly – as all Ms. Ford’s books have been so far – a wonderful story of love, hard work, life, and the changes we all go through as we grow up and search for our dreams.    With this new tale, we meet Jen...

4 Stars

Kate : Kate Middleton: Princess in Waiting

When Lady Diana Spencer was introduced to the public, even America became Princess Di watchers and lovers.  And when the woman who everyone loved met her demise at the hands of horrific media “stalkers,” the world gave out...

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Damsel in Disguise

Julia St. Clement is an actress; a very convincing one, it would seem.  She usually is a member of her father’s dramatic troupe – a group of individuals who are hired by the lords and ladies of the surrounding manors, to pu...

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A Piggly Wiggly Wedding

I have read the Piggly Wiggly books and fell in love with them a long time ago, so it was great news to me when this new offering came on to the market.  As a person who was born in the East and moved to the South, and then Western Uni...

4 Stars

Lord Ware's Widow

Lady Georgiana Ware is a young widow who everyone in the ton loves with all their hearts.  Unfortunately, every man in the ton is trying desperately to be the next Lord that claims her heart.  Georgiana not only has the beauty tha...

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The Book of Peach

The author of this extremely witty and honest novel brings us into the world of the South, and what the "Name" means to good old southern ladies and gentleman.  A girl can be ugly as a mud fence, dumb as a brick, or even craf...

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Life After Yes

In this debut novel, Ms. Rowley has definitely intriduced the true Upper West Manhattan"ites" that run wild in the Big Apple.  We begin with Prudence Quinn O'Malley - I ask you, could anyone sound more Irish if they tried?&nb...

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P is for Peril - Kinsey Millhone Series #16

As always - as she has done from "A" on - Sue Grafton has offered up yet another fantastic mystery in her popular line of "alphabet books." In this newest adventure, Dr. Dowan Purcell has disappeared, and...

4 Stars

No Matter What

This slightly-odd story will take some readers by surprise and put a few others to sleep, as they follow a woman by the name of Amy Courtland to a very strange meeting. Amy lives in the UK and answered an ad - well, more like a job offer -...

2 Stars

Family Ties

The Queen Mother of the family drama and the High Priestess of the romantic world is back with this brand new offering that is filled with tears, hope, love, and a strong connection to the family "spirit." Annie Ferguson is a...

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The Rebel Princess

This wonderful author began her series about Princess Alais of France in her first book, The Canterbury Papers. In that novel, we met Alais and were privy to the affair and friendship she had with King Henry II of England. In this next stor...

4 Stars

An Ideal Wife

I can’t tell you what a complete and utter gift it was – after months and months of historical intrigue and drama – to receive this wonderfully hilarious, light-hearted, well-written story that had me laughing out loud. In...

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Plum Blossoms in Paris

Daisy Miller is a lab rat; she’s been working almost her whole young life in a scientific cubby-hole studying the brains of autopsied turtles.  (No, I’m not kidding).  She wants to devote her life to curing diseases an...

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Her Abundant Joy

I was lucky enough to have read the first two books in this fantastic series entitled The Desires of Her Heart and Her Inheritance Forever . Suffice to say, I was beyond excited when the final book of this trilogy landed in my mailbox. In t...

4 Stars

My Ultimate Sister Disaster : A Novel

Boy, did this take me back.  For anyone who has ever had the “perfect” sister who was a real pain, (and you let them live :)), this is the book for you.   Franny and Zooey’s somewhat strange parents used the char...

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Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game

As a huge fan of Sydney Sheldon’s writing, I have missed his departure from this earth.  Master of the Game was one of the “Master’s” best books.  Now, a new author has taken up where the fantasti...

5 Stars