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Love’s Chance By Emily Murdoch

 

Love's Chance
Love’s Chance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE LOVE’S CHANCE BY EMILY MURDOCH:

Katherine, aka Kitty, Morrison’s life went to Hades in the last three years.  Running off at sixteen with Mr. Ernest Gilman, life did not proceed as she thought it would.  Now considered a fallen woman, prostitution’s her only option.  Working day and night, finally, a man comes into her life who knows someone in Sweet Grove.  Sweet Grove, where her sister Elizabeth purchased land;  how ironic, that Thomas Bryant and Katherine, searching for the same thing, will team up as man and wife in a marriage of convenience.  Traveling from Nacogdoches to Sweet Grove, Texas will they become a united couple?

Sweet Grove represents forgiveness, second chances, and security.  Thomas, however, has an agenda of his own; alienated from his family and ashamed of his behavior, Thomas has his own insecurities.  Will these two find what they need?  Can love bloom or will love once again be a let down for Kitty?  Will Sweet Groves occupants welcome them or turn them away in horror?  My romance book reviews of Love’s Chance follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

The Sweet Grove Series by author Emily Murdoch grabs the reader immediately as Murdoch penned an emotional heart grabbing tale of second chances, forgiveness, and love.  How sad the only option open for a fallen woman in 1841 is to prostitute herself for survival.  I felt Kitty’s desperation and sorrow in the house of prostitution.  While Thomas feels shame for his past and the things he did to his family; each emotion’s pungent.  Murdoch‘s descriptive writing’s vivid; I could see the people, the smell the odors, and feel the emotions of Thomas and Kitty.

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Love At Long Last By Emily Woods

 

Triple Range Ranch Western Romance Book 3

Love At Long Last
Love At Long Last

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE LOVE AT LONG LAST BY EMILY WOODS:

Valerie Hillcrest, raised by wealthy parents, expected to marry a man thirty years her senior, loves her oldest friend.  Unable to abide her father’s decision, she’s sets off to find the love of her life, Thomas Wellington.  Valerie hired a private detective who discovers Thomas’ location. Thomas ran from his wealthy family when sixteen.  Unable to follows his fathers desire for him to take over the family business, Thomas left for the free life in the West.   Thomas, working on the Triple Range ranch for the last five years, can not believe his eyes when Valerie descends from a wagon; announcing to all she’s his fiancee.

Ah, “the tangled web we weave when first we practice to decease”.  Thomas realizes his lies are about to catch-up with him.  Will Valerie persuade Thomas to go back East?  How will she fit in on this working ranch in her costly clothes, precise proper English, and manners?  Will attraction and love bloom between Thomas and Valerie?   My romance book reviews of Love At Long Last follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

In Love At Long Last, Thomas’ carefully constructed life was imploding around him. Woods crafted Thomas’ dismay at the turn of events with skill.  Woods crafted this book with skillful and clean clear writing which made it an easy read.  A continuation of the Triple Range series, this book will hold the readers attention from the first pages.  I love books with recurring characters as they allow us to catch up with their lives.  I enjoyed revisiting the Triple Range again.

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Second Time’s The Charm by Rychrads, Cortelyou, Dixon, Gray, Sharp

 

 

A Summer Romance Boxed Set by Authors:  Robyn Rychards, Holly Cortelyou, Ja’Nese Dixon, Khardine Gray, T. S. Sharp

Second Time's The Charm
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SECOND TIME’S THE CHARM is a boxed set of 5 wonderful summer romance novella’s.  You may have noticed I usually review one or two books from the collections.  This time I reviewed each book.  Therefore, this review will be longer than my usual post.

 

1.  SECOND TIME’S THE CHARM

     STORY-LINE:  THE BODYGUARD’S CATCH BY ROBYN  RYCHARDS:

In The Second Time’s The Charm containing, The Bodyguards’s Catch we find, Jordyn Souliere, who needs money desperately; then fate dropped an opportunity of a lifetime into her lap.  Unfortunately, she will have to go against her principles to cash in on the photo’s and video of famous singing artist Maximillian Chanteur’s broke up with his girlfriend.

To make matters worse, her first love, Remo Vashenko is Chanteur’s bodyguard.  Remo left her without a word and never returned.  Now, he is standing in front of her, grabbing her phone and hauling her out of the bathroom stall where she hid.

Can Remo and Jordy resolve this situation peacefully?   Will Remo and Jordyn resolve old hurts and forge a new relationship?  My romance book review of Second Time’s The Charm, The Bodyguards Catch follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

Although a sweet clean romance, The Bodyguard’s Catch, also has a mystery.  Remo, the poor kid from the other side of the tracks, fell in love with Jordyn in high school. But a crisis forced him to make a choice which left Jordyn still hurting years later.

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Sole Connection By William ODay

 

 

Sole Connection by William O'Day
Sole Connection, Cover

 

STORY-LINE SOLE CONNECTION BY WILLIAM ODAY:

Sole Connection follows a short span of time in the life of Charles Wilder.  Professor Wilder’s life was wonderful.  He loved his wife, Isabel, to distraction; they both loved and cherished their daughter, Emily.  Life was good.  Then fate stepped in and Charles and Emily’s life imploded, only to rebound and implode again.  How much can a daughter and father take and still go on?  Do the Gods look down and laugh at the anguish humans endure?  My review of  Sole Connection follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although I fully expected I would not like this short story, I found myself immediately enmeshed in the pages and longing for more at the end of the bookSole Connection is an intense look into the life of Charles Wilder; a look which left me in tears. I felt his anguish and sense of lost as well as his hope and joy.  ODay skillfully crafted this story-line, filling the pages full of human emotions and desires.  He also demonstrated we are at the mercy of something other than ourselves and what we wish or want.

ODay created a love story of such large portions, I was amazed at the emotions I felt.  This is not your typical romance by

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What The Heart Can Hold By Charlotte Symonds

 

What the heart can hold
What The Heart Can Hold, Cover

The heart can bear a tremendous amount of pain and still hold an abundance of happiness. as you experience more of life’s intense pleasures and extreme depths of despair you will learn just what the heart can hold.”

 

 

STORY LINE FOR “WHAT THE HEART CAN HOLD”:

Every well written book should invoke intense emotion in the reader.   Author Charlotte Symonds has penned such a book in What The Heart Can Hold.  This is an intense emotional love story filled with drama, humor, loneliness, love, the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.  What The Heart Can Hold is presented in the first person view of the main two characters in alternating chapters.  As a result, the reader is given insight into the main characters thoughts and feelings.   Good girl Marissa and worldly Hans meet and the attraction is immediate.  Marissa, a virgin, had almost given up on finding Mr. Right.  Upon meeting Hans, she realizes this is something special.

What follows is a whirlwind romance with a surprise gripping ending which will remain with you long after

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