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Ruined And Redeemed By Bree Wolf

 

The Earl’s Fallen Wife

Love’s Second Chance Series Book 5

Ruined And Redeemed
Ruined And Redeemed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE RUINED AND REDEEMED BY BREE WOLF:

Lady Charlotte Frampton and Viscount Sebastian Campbell, future Earl of Weston, have starring roles in author Bree Wolf‘s Ruined and Redeemed.  Charlotte had everything a young girl could want;  loving parents and a bright future.  However, one disastrous night ruined any chance she had at happiness and changed Charlotte into a monstrous imitation of herself;  doing awful deeds she never expected herself capable.  After heinous events, Charlotte changes her name to Lotte and becomes a companion to Lord Ashwood’s sister.

Sebastian Campbell returning from a tour of the continent, finds his sister wed to a monster;  given in marriage for greed and social position, his father will pay for what he has done.  Angry and undone, Sebastian travels to Lord Ashwood’s;  where he meets Charlotte/Lotte.  Sebastian decides to hurt his father in the worse way possible.  He knows marrying Lottie will reap the repercussions against his father he so desires.  As a lowly companion, with no social standing or breeding, he hopes this will be the death of his father.

But life never runs as smoothly as we plan and Sebastian finds his vengeance must take a back seat to protecting his sister, Victoria, from the monster his father wed her.  Lotte’s past is not as far in the past as she would wish;  it comes to haunt her once again.  Can a marriage beginning under such circumstances stand a chance?  Will adversity bring them closer together or tear them further apart.  My historical Regency romance book reviews of Ruined And Redeemed follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Author Bree Wolf created an intensely emotional book in Ruined and Redeemed.  I don’t think I have ever felt so sorry for anyone as I did Charlotte.  From Wolf‘s vivid writing, I felt Charlotte’s guilt, pain, fear, and absolute devastationWolf‘s insightful story-line revealed the harm emotional and physical trauma can cause to our mental health; resulting in the person becoming someone they do not recognize as them-self.  As Bree Wolf developed Charlotte’s character, I found myself in tears.  How could anyone live through all Charlotte survived and ever be the same again?  As Wolf brought Charlotte from the abyss she had lived in for three years, she is like the Phoenix rising from the ashes; maturing her from a soul shattered replica of living to a woman of value.  Will Charlotte find redemption?

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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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Mold and Marriage By Sophie Dawson

 

Love’s Infestation Series Book 1

Mold And Marriage
Mold And Marriage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE MOLD AND MARRIAGE BY SOPHIE DAWSON:

When Kyria’s place of employment explodes, she’s caught in the blast.  Seriously injured, Kyria’s physician, Dr. Mark Jenner, finds she touches something deep inside him.  Released after months, Kyria’s instructed to have home aid.  When her weekend aid hates cats, does nothing, and leaves in an hour and a half, she tells the agency she has made other arrangements.  Bad idea Kyria.  A serious, yet hilariously written, crisis occurs bringing Dr. Jenner back into her life.  The reader follows Mark and Kyria through trials, gossip, hurt, a noisy family, mold, and romance as they head towards happily ever after.   My Christian romance book review follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

This is a sweet clean romance filled with emotion.  Reading about Kyria’s injuries and pain, I could almost feel her suffering.  How wonderful her doctors a devoted Christian who prays for his patients.  Dawson shows how man, medicine, and God work together to heal the sick.

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Handsome Widower’s Second Chance by Elliee Atkinson

 

Family of Love Series (A Western Romance Story)

Handsome Widower’s Second Chance
Handsome Widower’s Second Chance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE HANDSOME WIDOWER’S SECOND CHANCE BY ELLIEE ATKINSON:

Holly Anne and Adam Collins have the perfect marriage in Handsome Widower’s Second Chance.  That is, until Holly suddenly dies; Adam’s left with a broken heart and two children to raise.  However not only is Adam grieving, but his in-laws, Holly’s brother Nathan, and sister Alice, are deeply grieving.  However, Nathan’s grief takes a sad twisted turn as he blames Adam.  His grief causes him to do unspeakable things in revenge.  Alice, determined to protect the children and help Adam, aligns with him against her brother.

When Nathan kidnaps Alice and the children, she will do anything to save them.  Will Adam find Alice and the children in time?  Will Nathan’s insane grief led him on a path he can not return from?  Can love bloom between Alice and Adam?  My western romance book reviews of Handsome Widower’s Second Chance follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although the feelings between Adam and Alice seem to happen quickly, the reader must realize in the pioneer west, short of women to help with the chores and the household, were scarce. This alone facilitated quick marriages. I loved the slow way Adam and Alice realized their attraction.  Of course, Adam is reluctant as Alice looks so much like Holly; he is still grieving her

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Lady Lands The Lord By Eleanor Meyers

 

The Abbey Brothers

Lady Lands The Lord
Lady Lands The Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE LADY LANDS THE LORD BY ELEANOR MEYERS:

In Lady Lands the Lord, Margaret Kay lay deathly ill at school.  Uncle Martin Dawnton, Duke of Wardington, promises if she will live, she may live whatever life she wants.  All the Kay girls are different from the normal society chits.  Margaret, the Dukes favorite of the girls and too much like the Duke and sons, does not fit the restrictive mold of society; after all, she was ruined when found with the footman in her bedroom.  Recovering from cholera, Margaret’s back in town with a to do list;  a scandalous list.  She wants to live life to the beat of her own drummer, without the encumbrance of a husband, and sets out to do so with the help of Lord Roger Abbey.

Roger, professional actor in the theater and unconventional, was the bane of his family existence when he left school for the theater.  Bent on never falling in love or marrying, Roger and fate have a date.  For fate has other things in mind for Roger and Margaret.  A laughter filled romp with a touch of mystery through Regency England, my review of Lady Lands The Lord follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although Lady Lands The Lord is a Regency romance, Meyers also included mystery and subterfuge.  As a result you have all the ingredients for a sweet clean romance with mystery, subterfuge, and intrigue.  The seed of mystery are

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Over The Ivy Wall by Rosa Sophia

 

Over The Ivy Wall
Over The Ivy Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE OVER THE IVY WALL BY ROSA SOPHIA:

Clara Pendleton’s had a wonderful life until her parents are killed when she’s six years old.  All the love and caring disappeared from her life when sent to live with her Uncle Harris and Aunt Nan.  Harris, abusive and a drunk, makes Clara’s life a desolate place.  Restricted to the boundaries of his estate, she has never been off the property, never talks to anyone other than her cousin Tammy, and she’s denied public schooling. Clara hides from her abusive Uncle and his “tendencies”.  Clare has invented creative places and ways to avoid Uncle Harris.

While hiding at the ivy covered wall, in a moss-covered niche, she’s surprised by a visitor.  Gaven Bridge, sent to live with his Uncle, finds Clara when walking in the woods.  Gaven is different from other people; he has Asperger Syndrome.  Taking medication, he has no emotions, talks and walks stilted and formal, and awkward with women. However, a bond’s forged between these two needy damaged people.  Giving each other courage, Clara decides to spread her wings.  My romance book review of Over The Ivy Wall follows.

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Heart On The Line By Karen Witemeyer

 

Ladies of Harper’s Station Book #2

Heart On The Line
Heart On The Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE HEART ON THE LINE BY KAREN WITEMEYER:

In Heart On The Line by author Karen Witemeyer, we find Grace Mallory telegraph operator,  on the run after her father is murdered; she lands in Harper’s Station.  Continuing to work as a telegraph operator, she begins dotting and dashing with Amos Bledsoe. As their friendship grows so do their feelings for each other.  When notified the villain who murdered her father has found her, Grace knows she has to tell the town;  for evil is on the way.  Grace anguishes over the fact they might be in jeopardy. 

Amos is not very handsome and rides a bicycle rather than a horse.  He’s seen as an oddity to the women in his community; he wants Grace to see him as a man worth knowing and possibility loving.  Will he rush to Grace’s side or stay in his quite safe town?  What will Grace see when she first lays eyes on Amos?  My romance book review of Heart On The Line follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Heart on the Line, by author Karen Witemeyer, entertains and enthrall the reader from the first pages.  She grabbed me immediately; I could not read fast enough.  A sweet clean romance filled with mystery, grief, love, faith, and strength, the reader finds two romances in this book.

Witemeyer’s characters live in an all woman town, Harper’s Station; the sheriff and goods transporter the only men allowed.  I loved how the town, filled with women, supported and loved each other as family.   What a unique and original job Whitimeyer gave Grace.  Whitimeyer included the inequity of pay and positions for women during this time period. 

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Tricked To Marry By Emma Harper

 

A Western Historical Mail Order Bride Romance (Mail Order Brides Go West Book 3)

Tricked To Marry
Tricked To Marry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tricked To Marry by author Emma Harper has Tricked To Marry and 15 other wonderful stories.  What a buy, 16 stories for the price of one.  I chose to review Tricked To Marry and The Sheriff’s Broken Bride.  All stories have a sweet clean romance set in the west.

STORY-LINE TRICKED TO MARRY BY EMMA HARPER:

In Tricked To Marry, we find Caroline, school teacher, in a small town in the west.  Coming from the East for a new life in the west, she loves her job and the town.  Desiring a husband and family, men are scarce and few are available.  At twenty-two she’s given up on finding a husband, much less love, when fate steps in taking the form of Winona.  Winona, friend, landlord, and confidant’s determined to find Caroline a husband; even if she has to tell a few lies and use subterfuge by answering a mail order bride ad.  One candidate, Kenneth, appears on the horizon and Winona’s determined to get him for Caroline. My review romance book review of Tricked To Marry follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

In Tricked To Marry, we find, unbeknownst to Winona and Caroline, each have the same man in mind for Caroline’s future husband. Harper gave Winona a matchmaker personality which she used for Caroline’s benefit.  Winona unaware Caroline’s already has her heart on the same man as Winona wrote, does all she can to get them together. I found it hilarious Carolina had met Winona’s candidate already and attraction followed on both sides.

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Lady Lures The Earl By Eleanor Meyers

 

Lady Lures The Earl
Lady Lures The Earl

 

STORY-LINE LADY LURES THE EARL BY ELEANOR MEYERS:

In Lady Lures The Earl, the reader’s treated to a romp through Regency England.  Madalene Kay, teacher and confidante to her charges at St. John’s School Of Girls in Bath, does not follow the strict regulations of the headmistress, Miss Joseph. Madalene’s forward-thinking and believes in nurturing and loving the girls.  As well as, mixing the social classes together for play and schooling.  In order to bring into the school a sponsored girl of lower class, she makes a deal with Miss Joseph.  Joseph, hoping to increase the coffers of the school, tells Madalene she must obtain permission for the Earl of Pengross daughter to attend St. John’s School Of Girls.  The task of obtaining admission of Lilias is not as simple as it seems.

The complication to Miss Joseph’s scheme involves Marshall, the Earl of Pengross.  Accused of murdering his father, Marshall’s face was horribly scarred before he’s released from prison. Proclaiming his innocence, the murderer was never found.  Reclusive, Marshall’s reputations in ruins.  The ton gossips and speculates about Marshall, whispering in full view. Marshall’s unprepared for the independent and strong Madalene.  Madalene’s also the talk of the ton; a nonconformist who will not conform to the ton’s mold;  she left the social whirl after her first season.

Come along with Marshall and Madalene as they fight each other and the growing attraction each feels.  As well as, try to solve the murder of Marshall’s father.  Will love win the day?  Or will each go their separate ways?  My romance book reviews of Lady Lures The Earl follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although a fine romance, Meyers also included mystery in Lady Lures The Earl.  A sweet clean romance, this book has an intriguing murder mystery.  With Marshall’s father’s moral values the lowest of the low, I had a hard time feeling sorry he was dead.  Meyers did not reveal the murderer’s identity until the last possible moment; keeping the suspense and intrigue at high peak.

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Cowboy Charade Rodeo Knights By Barbara McMahon

 

Cowboy Charade Rodeo Knights
Cowboy Charade Rodeo Knights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE COWBOY CHARADE RODEO KNIGHTS BY BARBARA MCMAHON:

In Cowboy Charade Rodeo Knights by author Barbara McMahon, we find Susannah Davis and Toby Palmer, joining forces to find the drug smugglers using the rodeo as a source of transportation.  Susannah’s an accomplished barrel racer trying to make the finals in Las Vegas.  She works hard, making a promise to herself to would never again become involved with a rodeo cowboy;  rodeo cowboys lead to heart ache.

Toby Palmer and his partner, Kyle, are winning and placing high in the rodeo standings;  saving for a ranch they have their eyes set on the big money in the rodeo finals in Las Vegas.  When Kyle’s in a wreck, cocaine’s found in the door panel of his truck.    Susannah and Toby join forces to find the culprits.  Not only has Kyle’s truck been used as transportation, Susannah’s truck also has drugs stashed in the door.

Calling in Jessie Knight, private investigator and past rodeo companion, to ferret out the villain or villains and prove Kyle innocence, Toby and Susannah decide to play a couple.  Susannah has trust issues and Toby has no plans for a woman in his life.  But fate has different ideas for these two. Come join in the race to find the culprits and the journey to love.   My romance book reviews for Cowboy Charade Rodeo Knights follows.

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Second Time’s The Charm by Rychards, 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
Second Time’s The Charm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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