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Love in the Moonlight By Isabella Thorne And Others

 

Full Title:  Love In The Moonlight: A Regency Romance All Hallows’ Eve Collection 7 Delightful Regency Romance All Hallows’ Eve Stories (Regency Collections Book 6)

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LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT: A REGENCY ROMANCE ALL HALLOWS’ EVE COLLECTION 7 DELIGHTFUL REGENCY ROMANCE ALL HALLOWS’ EVE STORIES (REGENCY COLLECTION BOOK 6) BY ISABELLA THORNE, KEATS, HEALEY, BRUCE, LEVON, RICHMOND, AND WINDSOR.  THIS COLLECTION HAS SEVEN BOOKS BY SEVEN DIFFERENT AUTHORS.  I CHOOSE TO REVIEW THE DEVIL’S BOOK BY AUTHOR ISABELLA THORNE.  A GREAT BUY FOR A TOTAL OF 660 PAGES OF READING PLEASURE FOR THE FANTASTIC PRICE OF .99.

 

STORY-LINE LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT:  THE DEVIL’S BOOK BY ISABELLA THORNE:

Miss Ruby Barnet, maid at Hobson Reach, is in love with Thomas Putnam.  Putnam’s a footmen at Hobson Reach;  they hope to marry in the future.  They steal moments for conversations at very opportunity;  hoping Missus McTavish, head housekeeper, does not catch them.  Saving as much as they can, they hope to buy a small house and piece of land.

Dusting in the Earls’ library Ruby spies a beautiful open book on the Earl’s desk;  written in a mysterious language which seems to move.  This strange hypnotic book fascinates Ruby;  it seems to call to her.   She’s caught holding the book by the Earl. He’s amazed she’s sitting in his chair holding the book.  The Earl believes she could be the one to lift the book‘s curse on his family;  she’s the only one who has ever touched it with bare hands.  He tells Ruby the book‘s evil.  He has Ruby wrap the book in layers of brown paper;  telling her to send it to his solicitor.  Believing he will die soon, he ask Ruby to promise she will burn the book after his death.  So begins a mystery which will enfold Putnam, Ruby, the Earl’s pregnant wife, and the Earl’s brother.

What hold and curse does this book have on the Earl of Bain’s family?  Will Ruby burn the book as she promised?  My Regency romance book reviews of Love In the Moonlight: The Devil’s Book follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Author Isabella Thorne created a tale of curses, an evil book, romance, and family dynamics.  I found Ruby a strong character with moral fiber.  Determined to carry out the Earl’s wishes, she’s willing to lose what she wants most.  The family dynamics included in this tale show jealousy, greed, and the willingness to do anything to process this evil book.

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Bride Brigade: Rachel By Caroline Clemmons

 

 

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STORY LINE BRIDE BRIGADE: RACHEL BOOK 5 BY CAROLINE CLEMMONS:

Bride Brigade Rachel is the fifth book in the continuing story of the mail-order brides of Tarnation, Texas. Rachel Ross falsely imprisoned in Virginia for embezzlement has spent three years in despair. After release from prison, all except her brother turned their back on her. Rachel takes a drastic step. Answering an ad for mail-order brides, Rachel along with a group of perspective brides heads west.

As a result, Rachel meets Zane Davis owner of the local freight company. In Tarnation, Rachel will face the chance for a life long love, if she can reveal to Zane her past. However, Rachel will have another crisis in her life, which threaten to upend her new future.

Grab your favorite beverage, relax in your favorite chair, and follow Rachel and Zane to the path of true

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Cowboy Ranch By Laura Fletcher

 

 

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STORY LINE COWBOY RANCH WESTERN ROMANCE:

In Cowboy Ranch Western Romance Book 1, author Laura Fletcher, creates a romance novel of faith and need.  Jane Curtis, orphan, left the orphanage traveling to Colorado as a governess and house-assistant on Tom James’ ranch.  Under the supervision of Rosa and with instructions to leave the cowboys alone, Jane finds a ranch filled with handsome manly cowboys.  As a result, Rosa and Jane are at odds.  Jane seeking acceptance and in need of security and love, finds the foreman, Jacob, fascinating.

Will the gentle nature of Jane, catch Jacob’s eye?   Can Jacob forget the past and move on?  Will Rosa and Jane forge a working relationship?  My reviews of romance novel, Cowboy Ranch follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

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A Heart Made For Love By Linda Tillis

 

 

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STORY LINE A HEART MADE FOR LOVE BY LINDA TILLIS:

In a Heart Made For Love, Linda Tillis crafted a clean romance novel filled with emotion.  Set in Florida during the early 1900’s,  we find Mae Hinton facing a tragedy no woman should have to face.  Assaulted by a group of men, Mae must face the evil of the world head on.  Not one to lay down and quit, Mae’s determined to survive and fulfill her dreams.

Although her mother died years before, Mae’s family lives by her teachings.  With brothers Samuel and Cyrus, her father Garth, and her mother’s principles, this family’s united in love of each other and of God.

After, “the event” occurred, Mae’s determination to provide for abused and victimized women takes a strong grip on Mae.   Mae’s determined to provide shelter and training. Today we would call this project a woman’s shelter with vocational training.   Meanwhile, Mae meets and comes to love Edward Finch, doctor in training.  Edward, training in England and home for a visit. does not know what hit him upon meeting beautiful Mae.

Circumstances occur which allow Mae to realize her dream.  But at what cost?  Will Mae’s happy world comes tumbling apart?  The past has reared its ugly head, and Mae will have to decide how to handle the

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The Duke’s Wicked Wager (1-4 Collection) By Isabella Thorne

 

The single book Promise Me a Handful of Horses: Regency Romance (The Duke’s Wicked Wager Sweet and Wholesome Regency Romance Series Book 1) Kindle Edition if free at this time on amazon.  Go over and grab your free copy.

 

Regency Romance: Promise Me (4-in-1 Book Boxed Set): The Duke’s Wicked Wager Collection (The Duke’s Wicked Wager Sweet and Wholesome Regency Romance Series 6

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STORY LINE; THE DUKE’S WICKED WAGER (1-4 COLLECTION) BY ISABELLA THORNE:

In The Duke’s Wicked Wager (1-4 Collection) the reader follows Lady Evelyn Evermont and George, Duke of Pemberton’s romance, along with her brother Frederic and his inadvisable liaison with Adele, an actress.  Lady Evelyn, an avid horsewoman, is in mourning from loosing of her father and fiancé.  Frederic’s determined to marry her off to solve his money problems;  Evelyn’s incensed , as the money he desires comes with a man as old as her father, Lord Lush.  George, Duke of Pemberton, fast friends and cohorts with Frederic sits on the side lines watching.  But not for long, as we follow the story from book to book.  We find George fascinated, Evelyn falling in love, Frederic horrified, and Adele, a friend Evelyn needed badly.   Wagers occur, reputations in peril, injuries, secrets revealed and romance brews.

Included in The Duke’s Wicked Wager (1-4 Collection) are following books: Promise Me A Handful of Horses, Promise Me Daring, Promise Me This Dance, and Promise Me Your Heart.  Come as Evelyn and George must make decisions which affect both of their lives forever.  My reviews for regency romance novel, The Duke’s Wicked Wager (1-4 Collection) follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Firstly, I loved having all four books in one collection.  Secondly, Thorne easily transitioned from one story-line to the next.  As a

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Kiss A Bridesmaid by Courtney Hunt

 

A Novella In The Always a Bridesmaid Series

(Always a Bridesmaid Book 3)

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STORY-LINE KISS A BRIDESMAID BY COURTNEY HUNTER:

In Kiss a Bridesmaid by author Courtney Hunt, we find Abigail Browne, strolling in beautiful Forsyth Park.  Living alone since her Grandmother decided to move into the local senior retirement center, Abigail’s lonely and without a job.  Watching a lovely wedding group prose for photo’s, Abigail notices the dog sitting peacefully with the group.  When the doggie ring bearer takes off after a frisbee, Abigail grabs the leash and ends up muddy and bedraggled.  Recused by wedding caterer, chef, and owner of  The Pie Plate restaurant, Shortie Campbell, Abigail finds herself opening up to him.

Suggesting she apply for a job with his partner, Always a Bridesmaid’s, who provides everything needed for a successful wedding including extra bridesmaids and groomsmen.  Abigail, shy and withdrawn, finds it hard to relate to people, but knows she must find a job or lose her home.

As Abigail and Shortie, work together, in the business, they become closer and closer.  But Abigail has childhood trauma which she must come to terms.  Can these two build more than a business relationship?  My reviews for romance novel,  Kiss A Bridesmaid, follows.

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Angus Trust By Linda Hubalek

 

GROOMS OF HONOR BOOK 1

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STORY-LINE ANGUS TRUST BY LINDA HUBALEK:

Angus Trust is book 1 in the Grooms of Honor Series.  Having followed Nolan and Elof in earlier books as they found their happy ever after, Hubalek takes us back to Clear Creek.  Angus is the eldest of Pastor and Kaitlyn Reagan’s sons.  Raised in Clear Creek, Kansas along with five other brothers, he was the only one to take up with the railroad train depot manager; where he developed a love of trains and the rails. He has been a railroad detective for many years following after his love of anything railroad.  After years of detective work for the railroad, he’s beginning to wish for a stationary home with a wife and family.

Daisy Clancy, raised in Clear Creek by her grandparents, owners of the local café, found herself side by side with Angus until the day he left Clear Creek for adventure on the railroad.  Daisy left Clear Creek to get an education and work after Angus left.  To say Angus and Daisy grew up together would be an understatement; they also fell in puppy love; or was it?

Fate has placed Angus and Daisy on the same railroad train headed to Clear Creek when a robbery occurs.  Finding themselves alone at the side of the tracks will memories of old loves return?  My reviews of romance novel, Angus Trust, follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Firstly, let me say what a wonderful cast of characters Hubalek’s imagination created for the Grooms of Honor Series.  As I began reading Angus Trust, I felt I was returning to a beloved town filled with my friends, with everyone waiting to tell me the latest gossip and goings-on.  A close-knit town, the Reagan family, although not of blood relation except two of the six, are examples of family love and unconditional support found in Clear Creek.  Clear Creek’s a place of community, love, and support.  I wondered how many of these small towns dotted the prairie and west.

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The Earl’s New Identity By Jasmine Ashford

 

The Regency Renegades Series – Beauty and Titles)

(CLEAN Historical Romance)

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STORY-LINE THE EARL’S NEW IDENTITY BY JASMINE ASHFORD:

In the Earl’s New Identity, we find Wesley, Earl of Rippon, ran from his life in Ireland.  Never looking back, Wesley is a rising star in the British Navy; his life is exactly what he wants.  On leave he and his mates stay with Lord Bamber, Third Lieutenant.  Bamber’s the only person on board aware of Wesley’s true identity.  While staying with Bamber, Wesley meets a beautiful young singer on the street, not realizing she’s Lola Montclair;  Bamber’s good friend and a well-known actress.  The attraction is immediate for both.  However, something terrible is happening at the theater.  Three young men have died who had scenes with Lola.

With Lola a suspect in the case, Wesley has decisions to make;  decisions which will affect the rest of his life.  Can Wesley solve the murders?  Can nobility and commoner forge a relationship?  My reviews of mystery romance novel, The Earl’s New Identity, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

First let me say, this book’s a relaxing and entertaining read.  Perfect for an afternoon of light reading in your favorite chair. I found Ashford’s characters likeable and the story-line interesting.  However, I could not imagine a person of higher rank

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Lord Of Chance By Erica Ridley

 

 

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STORY-LINE LORD OF CHANCE BY ERICA RIDLEY

Lord Of Chance, book 1 in the new series Rogues To Riches, filled with emotion and drama, grabs the reader immediately.  Anthony Fairfax, gambler, man about town, and provider for his family, finds himself in Scotland gambling and winning big; maybe he will be able to pay his earlier gambling debts.  Anthony owes a ton of money to a gambling hell;  they want their money or he’s going to debtors prison. However, fate has other plans for Anthony.  After lady luck smiled on him all night, he could not imagine losing the huge pot; yet, fate steps in and the unimaginable happens in the blink of an eye.

Charlotte Devon, ran from her home in London traveling to Scotland to find a father she has never met.  Escaping a life of humiliation and mental torment, she seeks acceptance from her father.   As fate would have it, Anthony and Charlotte are staying at the same inn. When Anthony allows Charlotte to enter the game of chance, neither realized their lives would change forever.  Through a set of unfortunate circumstances they are leg shackled/married under Scottish law.  Will Charlotte have to give up her dreams of security and acceptance from a father she has never known?  Will debtors prison claim Anthony?  Can romance bloom between these two?  Come along with Charlotte and Anthony as they travel the road of love, loss, guilt, insecurity, and redemption.

My reviews for regency romance novel, Lord of Chance, follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Author Erica Ridley created a wonderful beginning to her new series, Rogues To Riches in Lord Of Chance.  The story-

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WINTERS RISING BY SHANNYN LEAH

 

 

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STORY-LINE WINTERS RISING:

Author Shannyn Leah created a first class beginning to a new series in her novel, Winters Rising.  Creating a new world order of citizens, Leah, skillfully wove her time travel story.

They are the Gatekeepers who insure time is not disrupted and events do not change.  Seconds bond and marry Gatekeepers.  Each carries a birth mark on their body.  This mark calls to its mate.

Brea is a Second and unsatisfied with her lot in life.  She is more than a second and breeder for her Gatekeeper, Jax.  As a result, Brea’s determined not to bond with Jax, until she can talk to the Council about the injustice in the Second and Gatekeeper system.  Married but unbonded, Jax and Brea have a turbulent relationship filled with anger, prejudice, misconception, and of course, attraction.  Evil is also afoot in the Lexcon community.  Someone is trying to disrupt time and create chaos.

Brea and Jax will find mystery, intrigue, and perhaps love await them.  Brea’s destiny written long ago has far-reaching effects.  Can she and Jax find common ground to foster love and companionship?  Will

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Audrey’s Promise By Susan Sheehey

 

 

 

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STORY-LINE AUDREY’S PROMISE:

Although classified as a romantic suspense novel,  the reader finds much more in Audrey’s PromiseAuthor Susan Sheehey filled this novel with emotion, suspense, and intrigue.  Audrey Allen’s poised at the pinnacle of success.  Running for senate in the great state of Texas, if elected Audrey, aka the Peacemaker, would be the youngest member elected.  Supporting the establishment/funding for a much-needed crisis center as well as running for office, Audrey has a busy life.

However, on her trail tabloid journalist Ethan Tanner, intends to bring down another politician with their hidden secrets or dirty laundry.  All he has to do, is discover the Peacemaker’s dirty secrets, write the article of a lifetime which will sabotage her political campaign, and his boat will sail into the New York Times.  He knows she cannot really be as squeaky clean as she appears; after finagling an invitation to her small home town family Thanksgiving, he is ready to strike.

Things heat up as Ethan and Audrey face off.  The family is not happy in the Biddinger household nor is

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Beguile Me Not By Odelia Floris

 

 

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STORY LINE, BEGUILE ME NOT:

Author Odelia Floris has penned an emotional roller coaster ride in Beguile Me Not.  Set in 1884 Auckland, New Zealand, Ms. Floris takes you into the wealthy ballrooms and lives of society.  Anna Brown, older than the usual husband hunting miss, finds herself once more in the crowded ballrooms.  However, what she finds on this night will change her perceptions forever.  Fate has stepped in and placed Russian artist Sasha Ivanovsky in her path.

However, Anna knows Sasha is not proper society; a painter, poor, bohemian, handsome, and fascinating.  She finds herself enthralled.  After dancing all night with Sasha, determined to remove him from her mind and heart, Anna tries to forget him.   Anna must find a proper husband, and live the upright society life destined for her.  The life ingrained into she person and which rules her destiny.  However, her behavior has set societies tongues wagging.  Sent to her sister at Gravemore Station by her parents, fate throws another wrench into Anna’s life.

A first-rate historical romance, come along with Anna as life throws unexpected challenges and a sea

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A Sheikh Of Her Own By Barbara McMahon

 

 

Ultimate Billionaires Book 3

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STORY-LINE A SHEIKH OF HER OWN BY BARBARA MCMAHON:

In A Sheikh Of Her Own, the reader finds Bridget Rossie in Italy laying her beloved father to eternal rest in his home town.   When her cousin Francesca and her friend Sheikh Rashid al Halzid see her grief, Rashid invites her to his home in Aboul Sari to visit with Francesca and mend.  Vacationing with Francesca in a beautiful setting sounds wonderful to Bridget.  Bridget’s wholesome and sweet, works as a librarian, loves children and definitely does not fit in with the ultra wealthy world of Rashid.  Spending time with his grandmother and his son, Bridget is very different from Rashid’s other guest.  Rashid begins to wonder if she’s for real, or is it an act to ingratiate herself to him.

As the attraction grows, Bridget’s insecurities and determination to “never be a second best love” in anyone’s life surface.  Can two very different worlds come together?  Will Rashid see Bridget as a sweet woman or a conniver?  Can Bridget’s attitude on family soak into Rashid’s heart and bring his family closer?  Will Bridget resolve her preconception of Rashid’s feeling for her?  Is there a happy ever after waiting?  My reviews for romance novel, A Sheikh Of Her Own, follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Author Barbara McMahon once again created a solid entertaining romance.  As a result, I read A Sheikh Of Her Own straight through.  McMahon skillfully created an easy to read clean book.  Her writing alone carries the story without the

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The Rogues Bride By Lynn Winchester

 

 

Dry Bayou Brides Book 4

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STORY-LINE THE ROGUE’S BRIDE BY LYNN WINCHESTER:

Author Lynn Winchester’s novel, The Rogue’s Bride, takes the reader back to the west and the town of Dry Bayou.  Aimee Prentice, on the run from her life in Alabama, comes to Dry Bayou as a mail-order bride.  Gaston Mosier, harboring a deep dark mistake from his youth, decided he would send for a mail-order bride and to a small degree get on with his life.  He wanted a bride who would be quite, biddable, unassuming, and have his children; everything Aimee is not.  Upon meeting, Gaston appears cold and mean;  Aimee gives the impression dull-wittiness, as well as, a fire cracker with a short fuse.  But evil is also lurking in Dry Bayou.  Is it waiting for Aimee?

Can these two come to term with their past, and forge a lasting relationship? Gaston needs forgiveness, if only to himself and Aimee need protection;  will the misunderstandings, misconceptions, and secrets continue to color everything they do?  My reviews for romance novel, The Rogues Bride, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Author Lynn Winchester out did herself with the characters of Gaston and Aimee.  Gaston, as a lot of us do, carries guilt,

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The Heart of Darkness By Odelia Floris

 

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STORY LINE FOR THE HEART OF DARKNESS BY ODELIA FLORIS

Author Odelia Floris’ The Heart Of Darkness is a first-rate mystery romance set in medieval times.  Set in England in 1430, Sheriff and Knight Sir Richard and poor gentlewoman, Rowena, find themselves at odds.  After her mother’s death, Rowena is at the mercy of her cruel Aunt, Lady Cunningham and cousin Sabrina.  Sabrina, in a cruel display, connived to have Rowena serve as Clerk for Sheriff Richard.  Little does she know, what she has set in motion as Rowena and Richard lock horns.   They shout, antagonize, disagree, and just possibly find romance.

Then, Rowena finds herself in a quarry as she begins to respect Richard and have feelings for him.  However, Richard’s past is murky and he has secrets.  Can Rowena ferret out the cause of Richard’s money woes and help him resolve his past and secrets?

Meanwhile, young girls disappear in neighboring villages.  It is Richard’s responsibility to solve this mystery, stop the evil that is haunting his personal life and resolve his relationship with Rowena.  Life has suddenly become very complicated.  Come along for a roller coaster ride with Rowena and Richard as they fight themselves, killers, and evil.  My reviews for mystery romance novel The Heart Of Darkness follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

First I must say, this book personifies the fact explicit sex is not a prerequisite for an entertaining novel.  Ms. Floris created an intriguing story filled with emotion, romance, suspense, and mystery. 

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Romancing The Rogue By Erica Ridley

 

 

Gothic Historical Romance (Volume 2)

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STORY-LINE ROMANCING THE ROGUE:

Author Erica Ridley crafted a first class regency gothic historical novel in Romancing The Rogue.  Rebecca Bond’s orphaned and sent to Castle Keyvnor, Bocka Morrow, Cornwall, England.   Her Uncle, the Lord of Castle Keyvnor, promptly forgets she exists.  As a result, living in seclusion, taking over the books for the estate, leaving notes for the servants and estate manager, Rebecca’s lonely existence become the norm for her.  Seen as a shadow or ghost, Rebecca’s placed in an awful situation.  Upon the death of the old Lord, Rebecca finds a new Lord in charge of the castle and estate.  Told by the new Lord she must marry within three months and leave the castle, Rebecca’s left at sixes and nines.

Threatening to find a husband for her, Rebecca can not let him choose her husband.  Rebecca’s determined to find a good man even though she has always loved Daniel Goodenham, Lord North-Barrows.  Even after the direct cut from Daniel, she

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Elof’s Mission By Linda Hubalek

 

 

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STORY-LINE ELOF’S MISSION:

In Elof’s Mission, we are back in Morgan’s Crossing.  Author Linda Hubalek’s story begins at the cemetery as Elof Lundahl’s placing an iron cross on Nolan’s father-in-laws grave.  If you have followed the Grooms With Honor Series, you will remember Nolan from Nolan’s Vow. If not, Hubalek gives enough background in her stories to bring you up to speed.  Hearing a wagon coming, he finds Swedish immigrant Linnea Meyer, her son Jamie, and Linnea’s husband’s body. Although the landlord came with Linnea to the cemetery, far from kind, he insist she vacate her home before nightfall.

Linnea a mail order bride of eight days, finds herself with a dead husband, a five-year old stepson, and no place to go.  Elof, compassionate and with a good heart, offers to help her and Jamie.  Elof, recently retired from the Army, is ready to settle down with a wife and family.  What he didn’t count on was Linnea and Jamie.  Traveling with Linnea and Jamie opens Elof to a new world of love, romance, and fatherhood.

Come along with Linnea, Jamie, Elof, and the town of Sweetwater Springs, as romance, once again, is on the horizon.  My reviews for western romance novel, Elof’s Mission, follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

To begin my reviews for romance novel  Elof’s Missions, I must say how much I enjoy the Honorable Grooms Series.  Author

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Sex For Fun By Charlotte Symonds

 

 

 

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SEX FOR FUN STORY LINE:

First and foremost, do not let the title scare you.  Author Charlotte Symonds has not converted to erotica.  You will find Sex For Fun, a wonderful romance; filled with intense emotions, discoveries, renewals, awakenings, and fun.

Olivia is hitting the big three O.  Beautiful, talented, and alone, she wants all the things everyone wants; love, security, and respect.  However, after finding her fiancé in flagrante delicto, her confident is at zero.  Olivia’s best friend, Jude, suggest a one-night-stand to get her back in the groove.  Can Olivia take part in a one-night-stand which definitely is not in her normal romance comfort zone?

Meeting a handsome hunky stranger on her morning run, offers the perfect opportunity to practice Jude’s advice.   Can Olivia step out of her comfortable zone of ordinary and safe to try something new and different?  Does Olivia have the courage to reach out with both hands for what she wants?  Is Olivia up for the adventure of a life-time?

Have a seat, grab a glass or cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy Sex For Fun.  After all, sex is always better when it is fun. 

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Mischief, Mayhem and Murder: A Marquis of Evermont Regency Romance By Isabella Thorne

 

 

(The Duke’s Wicked Wager Sweet and Wholesome Regency Romance Series Book 5)

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STORY-LINE MISCHIEF, MAYHEM AND MURDER: A MARQUIS OF EVERMONT REGENCY ROMANCE BY ISABELLA THORNE

In Mischief, Mayhem and Murder: A Marquis of Evermont Regency Romance, we find an intense regency romance as we follow two of the noble ton on their exploits.  Frederic, the young Marquis of Evermont and George, Duke of Pemberton, drink, gamble, and run with women.  While George has the means for all their activities, Frederic relies on his father’s good graces.  Unable to pay his gambling debts, he still continues to party with George.

However, fate steps in when Frederic see Adele Bouchard performing on stage; he’s immediately smitten.  Adele, very aware of her position in society as seen through the eyes of the nobility, can not help the attraction she feels for Frederic.  However, Frederic’s gambling debtors are fast on his trail with threats of violence.  Will Frederic loose all he loves?  Come read this fast paced short novel to find out.  My reviews of regency romance novel, Mischief, Mayhem and Murder: A Marquis of Evermont Regency Romance, follows.

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Seducing Susannah By E. E. Burke

 

 

The Bride Train Book 4

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STORY-LINE SEDUCING SUSANNAH BY E. E. BURKE:

In Seducing Susannah, author E. E. Burke continues her story of the train brides.  Widow Susannah Braddock hasn’t found a husband, and Ross Hardt is still the bane of her existence.  Susannah and the last 2 future brides live in the boarding house, working almost as slaves for the owner, in exchange for room and board.  Needless to say Susannah’s son, Danny, at seven is a barrel of energy; never still and always into something.  After his last mishap Susannah ’s told to leave.  Needing a job and a place to stay, she doesn’t know what they will do.  Coming to her rescue, Ross offers a job and a room.  Ross has an ulterior motive.  He needs a wife to inherit his father’s ranch and he sees Susannah as a prime candidate.

Susannah has secrets; secrets which can ruin her carefully constructed life.  Secrets she can not  tell for fear of losing what she cherishes most.  Determined to win Susannah, become a father to Danny, and go home to Texas, Ross proceeded to court

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As The Leaves Kiss The Stream By Terry Barnes

 

 

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As The Leaves Kiss The Stream, Cover

 

 

STORY-LINE, AS THE LEAVES KISS THE STREAM:

Kenya and Mombasa are missionary fields for the Gamble family; not only an occupation but a calling from God.  However, life for this Christian missionary family suddenly becomes a nightmare.  As The Leave Kiss The Stream is an intense drama between father and daughter.   Expelled from school, daughter Erin’s attitude is angry and self-pitying.  The family leaves their Christian missionary calling to return to America.  Erin, rebellious, verbally abusive, judgemental, and fill of teenage angst is determined to make life as miserable for her family as possible.

Determined to find common ground and healing for his family, Erin’s father’s solution is a camping and fly fishing trip in the Ozark Mountains.  A place of peace, beauty, and spiritual healing.  As Erin’s father stated:

“we reminded me of two wild animals who growled at each other, circled around, each trying to discover the other’s weakness, who swatted then yielded but always probed, and of course snarled.”

Come with Erin and her father as they traverse the high and lows of their father and daughter relationship.  Will they find common ground?  Will Erin find her way back to family and God?  Grab your favorite beverage, have seat, relax, and enjoy this wonderful story.  My Christian novel review of As The Leaves Kiss The Stream follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

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The Shepherd’s Daughter By Lynn Winchester

 

 

(Dry Bayou Brides Book 1)

Jackson d’Lynne Writing As Lynn Winchester

THE SHEPHERD'S DAUGHTER BY LYNN WINCHESTR
The Shepherd’s Daughter,Cover

 

STORY-LINE THE SHEPHERD’S DAUGHTER:

The Shepherd’s Daughter’s, a clean sweet romance, takes place in 1800’s Dry Bayou, Texas.  Willem Ducharme aka Billy and Raychelle, aka Ray, have been friends since they were small children.  Ray’s family came to Texas to manage the Ducharme sheep enterprise. Thick as thieves, they are seldom apart.  As time passes, Ray realizes her feelings turn into adult love for her best friend.  Then her world falls apart. The Ducharmes have ordered Billy a bride from back East.

The picture of perfection, Rebecca DuCastille’s is everything Ray’s not.  Beautiful, poised, charming, Rebecca is a lady while Ray is the shepherd’s daughter.  Wild haired, hard-working, an unladylike tomboy, and opinionated, Ray’s determined she will not go down gently;  she will fight for Billy’s love.  How far is Ray willing to go to get Billy to choose her for his wife?  Will Rebecca win Billy’s heart or will perfect Rebecca win the day?  Is romance in the air?   My reviews for western romance novel The Shepherd’s Daughter follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Author Jackson d’Lynne writing as Lynn Winchester crafted a sweet clean story filled with emotion and believable realistic characters. I could feel Ray’s insecurity and sadness, as well as, her wonder when she realized her feelings for Billy.  Winchester’s story-telling talent invest the reader in the characters and story-line.  As Billy and Ray come to realize their

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The Granite Key (The Arkana Archaeology Mystery Series Book 1) By Nancy Wikarski

 

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THE GRANITE KEY, COVER

 

 

The Search For Antiquities

Two Different Groups Involved

Good Versus Evil; Who Will Win?

 

 

 

 

THE GRANITE KEY, STORY LINE:

In her book, the Granite key, Author Nancy Wikarski has created a history story-line that is far different from the one told by archaeologist, scientist and the educational system.  Her take on the creation story and worship is intriguing; although I did not research her sources, her research appears in-depth and from many sources.

Two groups are searching for religious artifacts for two very different reasons.  The Arkana are preserving artifacts from the beginning of history, the Blessed Nephilim’s Cult leader Abraham Metcalf, has a very

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The Wedding Day By Sharon Kleve

 

the wedding day

 

 

A Reluctant Bride

A More Than Eager Groom

 

 

STORY LINE:

Cora Henley is an excellent employee at Weddings by Abby Blackwell, as well as one of her best friends.  Abby and Hunter are tying the knot in an all-out elaborate story book wedding.  Cora’s instructed to pick up Hunter’s brother Kane at the airport.  For Kane, who has been hurt in the past, it is love at first sight; for Cora, not so much.  Yes, she’s attracted to hunky, handsome, good-natured Kane, but she has hurt and rejection in her past and she must now protect her heart.

Come along with Cora and Kane for the ride towards the love of a lifetime.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

This is a wonderfully sweet love story of two people meant for each other and who deserve to find that love together.  Author Sharon Kleve created a sweet lovely story for Cora and Kane in which she included three wonderful pets.  The inclusion of the Jethro, the rescued dog, was brilliant as he added much to the story and highlighted the character of Kane.

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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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Bad Moon Rising by Mina Carter

 

Bad Moon Rising

 

New York Times & USA Today Best Selling Author

A Hunky Werelion!

A Thief That’s Not What She Seems!

Sexual Attraction!

The Pages Steam!

 

 

Story Line:

Wow!  This novella is action packed with shifters, demons, werelocks, betrayal, and a hunky purring feline shifter that gets our heroine’s motor running.  Ms. Carter’s heroine, Beth, has run since she was 11 years old when her Warlock father tried to kill her.

 

Springing a tail for a Warlock just is not done.  After all, Warlocks are a snobby group.  That tail revealed a

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Silk and Scars by Cassandra Dean

Book Review

This story begins in London and Devon in 1845. Gwen is employed by Lord Beecham in the London law Silk and Scars by Cassandra Deanfirm that handles legal matter for the Edward, Duke of Sowrith. She mistakenly mixes a personal letter in with correspondence to Edward.

 

Thus begins the writing friendship of Gwen and Edward. The letters flow back and forth for over a year.  In these letters each show their fears.  Edward reveals he is physically scarred and for this reason he rarely leaves Devon , where is he accepted. Gwen reveals her fear for the health and well- being of her parents and how she longs for home.

 

Author Cassandra Deans descriptions were so vivid I could easily see the scene described; whether it was the tors and moors described by Edward or setting the scene of reading Gwen’s and Edward’s letters.

 

Edward demands Lord Beecham and his scribe Gwen come to Devon immediately, after Gwen wrote of an incident occurring at the firm. Edward and Gwen would finally

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Finally His Bride (Montana Born Brides Book 4) by Maisey Yates

Book Review

Luke is a man on overload when he enters Grays’ Bar and sees his friend Melanie hitting on a stranger. He Finally His Brideis dealing with a lot in his life now; his unmarried sister and Becket from Montana Born Brides Book 3 are pregnant. He thinks his business partner has stolen money, he needs to get laid but doesn’t hook up in his hometown; his life is going down the tubes, and his friend Melanie doing something totally out of character.

 

His Melanie was a delicate flower abused physically by her father as child; not this woman dressed to seduce and looking to hook up. So begins the story of Luke and Melanie, two people with issues, they have a lot to work out before they find that happy ever after.

 

Luke had always been Melanie’s protector, why is she so suddenly appealing sexually . Melanie had always wanted Luke. She wasn’t waiting any longer.  A dance of attraction begins. This book runs the gauntlet of emotions; physical and emotional abuse, dyslexia, fears of commitment, family issues, and low self-esteem. Author Maisey Yates did a great job of depicting the fear and

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Heart of the Hawk by Justine Davis

This book is a historical western romance with a paranormal twist, very well done by the Author Justine Heart of the HawkDavis.  Josh Hawk is a well-known gun fighter, the last of a long line of Hawks.

 

According to his grandfather a mysterious book will appear to the last Hawk when needed. This book is a history of the Hawk bloodline and prophesies the Hawk bloodline will never end. After the victim’s widow, Kate, rescues him from hanging proving her husband was not unarmed when he attacked Josh, the book suddenly appears in his saddlebag.

 

The widow, Kate, greatly abused by her husband, is left alone to run their general store. Josh feeling guilty decides to stay and help her. Between the book and his growing attraction

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At Home In Persimmons Hallow by Gerri Bauer

My first book review on my blog:

Author: Gerri Bauer

In 1886, Agnes Foster flees, St. Isidore’s Home, the only home she has ever known to find herself on a train bound for the frontier, Persimmon Hallow, Fl. At the behest of Miss Eunice and Fanny Alloway of Persimmon Hallow, Agnes is the new teacher.

 

Agnes was raised by nuns in an orphanage, and has a solid faith in God and is a devoted Catholic. Florida is a world away from the city and Catholic orphanage, but the teaching of Mother Superior was ingrained in Agnes, especially, her advice that preachiness is not Godliness and to not offer advice when it is not sought.

 

Mother Superiors advice to Agnes is sorely tested when she meets Seth Taylor. Seth is the Uncle to young Billy, whom Agnes agreed to watch over on the train until they reached

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