Monthly Archives: June 2016

The House On Windridge By Tracie Peterson & Bonus Story: Lucy’s Quilt By Joyce Livingston

the house on windridge

It is always a pleasure and a privilege to read and review books by Tracie Peterson. This story will bring your emotions to the surface as the characters face grief, loss, and new beginnings all with Gods help.

This book has two excellent books; The House on Windridge by Tracie Peterson and as a bonus, Lucy’s Quilt by Joyce Livingston another talented author.

THE HOUSE ON WINDRIDGE BY TRACIE PETERSON

STORY LINE:

Gus Gussop had the world by the tail; a ranch doing well; a large ranch house, a wife he adored, and a baby on the way. Then fate stepped in and took his wife during childbirth. The anchor of Gus’ world was gone. Gus has no idea what to do with a child and no desire to try.   He sends his baby daughter, Jessica, to his wife’s Aunt Harriet Nelson to raise; unknowingly sending Jessica to a woman who loves appearance,

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Mystic Montana Sky By Debra Holland

Mystic Montana

 

 

The Upright Snobby Handsome Banker

The Beautiful Gypsy Widow

 

The banker and the gypsy’s vehicles collide on a bad mountain road resulting in the death of the husband and the woman in labor.  The story that follows this harrowing beginning is one of prejudice, abuse, preconceived ideas, community, love, and lives changed forever.  Relax in your favorite spot and enjoy this wonderful warm novel from acclaimed author Debra Holland.

 

STORY LINE:

Once again we return to the close-knit community of Sweetwater Springs.  We find the stiff, snobby, prejudice banker and hotel owner Caleb Livingston on his annual journey to Morgans Crossing for business, driving a little distracted and too fast. He will meet, in a dangerous curve, the vardo

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Until One Day By Charlotte Symonds

 

 

until one day BY CHARLOTTE SYMONDS
UNTIL ONE DAY, COVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The author’s importance information-please read”, found in the front of this book made the hair on my arms stand up and shivers go down my spine.  Do not skip this section, as Ms. Symonds wrote, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

STORY LINE:

Author Charlotte Symonds has created a novel in Until One Day, which grabs you immediately and does not let go.  In this emotionally charged story, you will find 4 strangers who end up at the same place on Christmas Day 2011

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The Dove (Wings of the West Book 2) By Kristy McCaffrey

The Dove

 

The Soiled Dove?

The Ex-Lawman

Let The Adventure Begin!

 

 

We find Claire and Logan’s story in Book 2 of the Wings of the West; this a fast paced mystery romance revealing the mysterious life of Claire Waters.  Claire’s life has not been a bed of roses, far from it.  Come find out Claire’s secrets and Logan Ryan’s story.

STORY LINE:

Author Kristy McCaffrey has penned another winner.  This time we have the story of Logan Ryan and Claire Waters, characters from The Wren, Wings of West, Book 1.

Logan heads to Las Vegas to check Claire Waters’ welfare; their ranch hand, Lester Williams, has not returned to the ranch after delivering Claire to Las Vegas.  Logan finds him recovering from a fever; he doesn’t have a lot of information on Claire and her situation.

Logan, outside the White Dove Saloon finds a woman suddenly barreling out of the Saloon, falling

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Christmas Love And Romance By Sharon Kleve

Christmas Love and Romance

 

Wonderful Stories

Feel Good Romances

Collection Of 8 Stories From The Pen Of Sharon Kleve

 

 

 

BOOKS  IN COLLECTION AND STORY LINES:

IN LOVE WITH PARIS: STORY 1

Paget Murphy received an all expense paid holiday in Paris from her boss for Christmas.  In the airport she meets a fellow passenger, Christopher Paris returning to Paris.  This is the beginning of a whirlwind romance.  Come along with Christopher and Paget as they find lasting love.

CHRISTMAS KISS: STORY 2

This is story of Roman and Adelaide. Roman has come to the Christmas tree farm to check Adelaide

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I’m Thinking Of Ending Things By Iain Reid

 

I'm thinking of ending things

 

 

RECOGNITION:  June 2016 Indie Next Selection

 

 

 

 

STORY LINE:

This story begins with Jake and a young woman known in the book only as “the girlfriend”  on a long drive to visit Jake’s parents.  The awkward visit is over and the girlfriend is left alone and stranded in a school where she will face a harrowing experience.  To give too many details will spoil the book.  Suffice it to say, this is a very intense physiological story of what happens before, during and after the visit to Jake’s parents isolated farm.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

I am not sure where to start with this review.  This book is very different from anything I have read in the

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Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection Box Set 1-3 By Barbara Venkataraman

jamie Quinn Collection

 

 

Jamie Quinn, Lawyer Extraordinaire

Mysteries and Murders

Family and Friends

 

This is a bundle collection of Jamie Quinn Mysteries, book 1 thru 3.

 

DEATH BY DIDGERIDOO Book 1

STORY LINE:

Jamie Quinn is a family practice attorney living in Hollywood, Florida, trying to get over her mother’s death, sleeping very little, roaming her home, and doing nothing.  Her life is at a stand still of insomnia and depression.  Her practice is almost nonexistent.

All that will change when she receives a call from her Aunt Peg.  Peg’s son Adam, who has Asperger’s

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Crumpets And Cowpies (Baker City Brides Book 1)By Shanna Hatfield

Crumpets and cowpies

 

The English Spinster Aunt

Two Adorable Children

And The Handsome American Cowboy

 

 

Come along to see what happens when an English spinster is paired with a tough American cowboy.  You will howl with laughter and even cry a few tears. Sparks, snarks, and quips, are going to fly!

STORY LINE:

Americans Thane Jordan and his brother Henry parted ways years ago; Thane to the west and a ranch in Oregon, Henry to England to raise interest in his new invention for cotton mills.  Both are successful in their business adventures.

Thane receives word his brother has died and he must sail to Liverpool to settle his estate.  However,

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Rogue Moon (Bad Boy Alphas) (Rogue Moon Series Book 1) By Lashell Collins

Rogue Moon

 

 

Vicious Murders

Werewolves

The Lady Cop And the Billionaire Werewolf

 

 

STORY LINE:

Trevor Dare is a billionaire, owner of a medical robotics company, Dare Enterprises, and a werewolf.  He is also on a mission of vengeance to avenge his wife’s murder.  He intends to kill everyone involved in her death.

 

Melissa Cartwright is the detective on the case of vicious murders that seem to show animal claw marks,

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Lily And The Octopus By Steven Rowley (Featured Book On BLog For June)

Lily and the octopus

 

 

Love In It’s Highest Form

Unconditional And Unending

 

 

 

What an emotional heart wrenching roller coaster story of love, grief, acceptance, and letting go!  I have read several books I felt I was not skilled enough in prose to do justice;  this is one of those books.  I hope this review will inspire you to run and buy this book.

STORY LINE

In Lily And The Octopus, the reader finds Ted; gay, quirky, lonely, has issues.   He’s in therapy with a therapist that just doesn’t get him.  Lily, a dachshund, is Ted’s faithful companion, his friend, his rock, his sounding board, his greatest love

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Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet A Novel by H.P. Wood

Magrudgers Curiosity Cab

 

 

Coney Island

The English Teen, The Freaks

And The Plague

 

HOW DO I START THIS REVIEW?  I am almost at a loss;  can I do this novel justice?  When I started this novel I did not think I would be able to finish it;  by the time I had read chapter one I knew this book had huge possibilities.  By the time I was half through chapter two, I was engrossed in this fascinating book.  WHAT A STORY, KUDOS MS. WOOD, KUDOS!

 

STORY LINE:

Kitty Hayward’s life has taken an unexpected turn. She is in America fresh off a South African ship, her mother is ill, she is sent by the doctor for medicine.  When she returns, Kitty is turned out of the hotel;  she returns to threats and denials of knowing of

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