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Sherwood Mail Order Brides By Emily Woods

 

Sherwood Mail Order Brides
Sherwood Mail Order Brides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE SHERWOOD MAIL ORDER BRIDES BY  EMILY WOODS:

In Sherwood Mail Order Brides, Emily Woods, created a collection of four mail order brides venturing to the West for security and love.

Millie’s Texas Cowboy

Jay Wilson advertised for a mail order bride.  A strong cowboy, a little shy and uncertain, Jay met Millie Tacker when she arrived from back East.   Millie’s left New York, where the men only wanted a beautiful woman on their arm, escaping an overly demanding employer, and clients who treated her like a servant;  she’s looking for a better life, security, and love.  However, as they say, there’s a worm in apple in the form of Frank Harris.  Will he steal Millie away from when Jay disappears without a word?

ALICE AND THE TEXAS LAW MAN

Sheriff for three months in the town of Sherwood, James “Jim” Brooks, is thinking he’s ready to retire from the life of law enforcement and all it entails. A former Texas Ranger, he has seen the worse man offers.  Lonely, Jim began contemplating settling down with a mail order bride.  Alice Sims came to Sherwood as the mail order bride for James; they married the same day.  Alice is a strong determined woman who does not hold back and does not mind speaking her mind.  James has always been in control.  A rocky road looms ahead for these two strong independent people;  they find marriage a complicated business.  As well as, a past evil which comes gunning for James.

HAZEL AND THE TEXAS POSTMAN

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Addison Falls in Love By Audra Bell

 

A Short Romance Story

(The Love Series Book 1)

Addison Falls In Love
Addison Falls In Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE ADDISON FALLS IN LOVE BY AUDRA BELL:

After Addison’s boyfriend turned out to be a cheater, she has been in a dating slump; staying away the dating scene and all the emotional turmoil it entails.  Roommate and friend Clare’s determined to drag Addison back into the world of dating, even if it’s kicking and screaming.  Clare has someone in mind for Addison who would make her the perfect boyfriend and possibly love interest.

Through subterfuge, Clare begins her matchmaking, then sits back and watches as the game begins.  My romance book reviews of Addison Falls In Love follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although an author can not develop a book with the depth of its parent, the novel, Audra Bell skillfully wove an interesting and entertaining story.  I could feel Addison’s dejection, as well as, her budding interest in Michael.  However, diving back into the dating game can be stressful for all concerned.  Addison and Michael had past relationships which did not end well and were leery of involvement. However, with conveniently missed trips and no shows by Clare, Addison and Michael find themselves together more and more.  I guessed Clare had a hand in all the convenient meetings.  Does Clare have a budding career as a matchmaker?  Perhaps, we will have to wait and see.

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Love Among the Lilacs By Jenna Victoria

 

Love Among The Liliacs
Love Among The Lilacs

 

STORY-LINE LOVE AMONG THE LILACS BY JENNA VICTORIA:

Mollie Wright’s life has been rough and tough;  from living on the street with her drunkard mother and never do well half-brother to dumpster diving for food.  Finally, everything’s falling into place.  She’s worked hard at bookkeeping to buy her first home, Lilac Cottage, from sisters, Genevieve and Alma.  Hiding from her past, she starts a new life in Lilac Cottage.

When a legal snafu puts her ownership of Lilac Cottage at risk, Mollie comes out fighting.  With pro bono attorney services of Emily Rogers, known as the “Shark” in her heyday, things warm up in Grady Cove.  The sister’s nephew, Sean Grady’s, determined to oust Mollie from her home.  Mollie’s determined not to go.  Come along on a fun-filled romp as Mollie and Sean match wits in this match of ownership and romance.  My contemporary inspirational romance book reviews follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Jenna Victoria created two vastly different people in Mollie and Sean.  You know the saying:  “Opposites attract”?  Mollie and Sean feel an instant attraction both try to ignore.  Mollie’s a strong character;  looking for the American dream of security, love, family, and a home.  Creating a small town atmosphere with welcoming neighbors, typical small town attitudes of caring, and  a variety of personalities, Victoria, crafted wonderful secondary characters who enriched the story line.

With past relationship issues, strict work ethics, and principles, Sean’s character will make you laugh, as well as, bring sadness. Giving Sean a battle he’s loosing on all fronts, Victoria then added a crisis or two;  a mysterious time limited codicil, a theft, a never do well, heart breaking accusations, life changing realizations, and a few surprises.

Victoria had more than a few plot lines in Love Among The Lilacs, which she skillfully wove together to form a solid romance bookJenna Victoria‘s scenes transitioned smoothly throughout the book providing an easy to follow multi layered story.  With a satisfying and sigh worthy ending, I closed this book, looking forward to more from author Jenna Victoria.

I found Jenna Victoria‘s writing clear and easy to follow with well-developed characters.  The plot has several layers which grab and hold the reader‘s attention in this short fast paced romance.   Suitable for anyone who enjoys a sweet clean romance, Love Among Lilacs‘ is perfect for a lazy afternoon read.  I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend.

LOVE AMONG THE LILACS RECOMMENDATION:  STARS 4

As a romance book reviews bloggers and reviewer, I am supposed to tell you what I did not like about Love Among The Lilacs, however, I can honestly say, I found no negatives.

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Roadtrip to Redemption By Laurie Larsen

 

Pawleys Island Paradise Book 1

Roadtrip To Redemption
Roadtrip To Redemption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE ROADTRIP TO REDEMPTION BY LAURIE LARSEN:

Leslie Malone just received her finalized divorce papers which divide her former life into bits and pieces. Her teaching position’s in summer recess and her daughters in Paris.  Now summer looms lonely and long ahead of her.  She decides to take a road trip to the beach in South Carolina.  A place she loved as a child.  Driving from Pennsylvania to Pawley Island, Leslie hopes to find peace;  she prays for God‘s protection and guidance.  Leslie’s faith in God, will lead her on an awesome journey through Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, to her final destination in South Carolina.  A journey of enlightenment, peace, and discovery.

Hank Harrison’s a quite man who has carried a heavy burden;  for years he has withheld forgiveness.  Unable to forgive his son for deeds which cost Hank everything, he’s ask God‘s help.  Meeting Leslie, Hanks knows God has answered his prayers with her appearance in his life.

Neither of these two are looking for a relationship.  However, God has set in motion a divine plan of redemption.  All they need do is listen and follow God’s message.  My inspirational romance book review of Roadtrip To Redemption follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

In book 1 of the Pawleys Island Paradise series, Roadtrip To Redemption, Laurie Larsen created a story of two hurting people who need to heal.  Creating characters who suffered deep emotional trauma, Larsen fully developed each to their full potential. Through this powerful story of middle age love, forgiveness for past crimes, and renewal of spirit, Larson shows how the mighty hand of God will enrich our lives if we allow him to complete his work without interference.

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The Leftover By Brooke Williams

 

The Leftover
The Leftover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE LEFTOVER BY BROOKE WILLIAMS:

Megan Malone’s a quite homebody.  She never did well with people, preferring to stay in her house, work at her home business, and let the world go by.  Her sister, Molly, persuades Megan to take her place on the new local reality television show, The Leftover.  A show similar to Survivor, Megan knows she has no skills to offer.

Cane’s the medic for the show.  Once a contestant on Accept This Dandelion, he’s trying to heal a broken heart.  He thought they had fallen in love, however, in the last episode, his wonderful world collapsed as his love ran off with the producer/host of the show.  He hopes time from his job, new surrounding, and people, help heal his hurting heart.

Megan, sweet, quite, shy, and a loner, meets her crush from Accept This Dandelion;  while Cane finds a shy young women who will not meet his eyes.  With all the different personalities, will Cane find his heart healing?  Will Megan find a way to come out of her shell and take part?  Let the fun begin as the contestants vie for position of the last person left standing.  My romance book reviews of The Leftover by Brooke Williams follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

Author Brooke Williams, created an entertaining book in The Leftover.  Having read other books with this story-line, I thought I would not care to read another book with the same old theme.  However, I’m thrilled to say, I loved this book.  Including a variety of personalities, scheming in the background, back stabbing galore, conniving, some good people, some really obnoxious,  arrogant selfish ones, and then to round out the contestants, sweet shy Megan.  Developing each of her characters to their full potential, I found myself hating Andrew;  he’s arrogant, egotistical, and a bully.  What a character Brooke Williams crafted in Andrew.  I wanted to “tell him off” during most of the book.  Other characters you will love;  as each proves they are good people and better friends.

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Haven On The Riverwalk By Eileen Cruz Coleman

 

Small Town Kisses 1

Haven On The Riverwalk
Haven On The Riverwalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE HAVEN ON THE RIVERWALK BY EILEEN CRUZ COLEMAN:

Maggie’s on the run from her life in New York.  Missing her bus in Soloman’s Island, unsure what she’s going to do, she found a hero in Dustin.  Dustin, the small community of Soloman’s Island, and Dustin’s sister, give Maggie has a second chance at life.  At the speed of lightning, Dustin and Maggie fall for each other.  But Maggie’s past does not stay in the past as it comes back to haunt her.  My romance book reviews of Haven On The Riverwalk follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although a short story of 48 pages, I found Haven On The Riverwalk a satisfying romance filled with danger and mysteryAuthors can not develop in-depth characters or story-lines in a short story as they can in a novel.  Everything, including the ending, in a short story or novella happens quickly without the slow and full development of a novel.  However, Coleman did a good job with premise, structure, and plot with this romance.  I found the plot and mystery intriguing, the suspense held at high peak,

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Lady Likes The Lord by Eleanor Meyers

 

THE ABBEY BROTHERS

Lady Likes The Lord
Lady Likes The Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE LADY LIKES THE LORD BY ELEANOR MEYERS:

Maria Kay takes starring role in Lady Likes The Lord.  Known as the good sister, Maria has secrets.  If only the Ton knew the real Maria.  Finally deciding to take a husband, Maria sets her sights on Cole Leverton, Lord Marion; Cole has loved Maria for years.  Now the time is right and she’s ready to break the Kay-Abbey curse.  She refuses to follow her sisters and marry an Abbey, especially Edmund.

Edmund does not want love and refuses to fall under its spell as his brothers did.  However, he will have Maria, she is his and he intents to make her his wife.  But fate has much in store for Maria and Edmund.  Adventure, action, romance, and secrets swirling around Regency London, awaits the reader in Lady Likes The Lord.  My Regency romance book reviews follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

Set in 1832, Regency England, Meyers latest addition to the Abbey Brothers Series, Lady Likes The Lord, grabbed me immediately.  With Meyers vivid descriptions, I could see the fancy ballrooms and all the Ton dressed to impress. As well as, see the back street taverns including the low life and criminal elements, almost smell the horse-flesh, and felt Edmund’s frustration.  The criminal element Meyers crafted for Lady Likes The Lord, made my skin crawl.  A truly evil man without conscience or a sense of right and wrong.  Filling her tale with emotion, action, and secrets, I read this book straight through as I could not put it down. I was back with old friends from the earlier books, learning the latest in their lives, and loving every minute spent with them.  I love books with recurring characters;  the Kay sisters and the Abbey brothers never fail to entertain.

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To Know Her Calling By Heather Earles

 

To Know Her Calling
To Know Her Calling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE TO KNOW HER CALLING BY HEATHER EARLES:

In To Know Her Calling, Louise meets a masked stranger at the skating rink.  Many skaters are wearing beautiful scarfs, which two beautiful employees helped her put on;  explaining she could buy the scarf or turn it in at the end of her night.  Having fun, trying to skate after years, and of course falling, a masked stranger comes to her rescue; giving her pointers and the scarf to keep.  Raul, the masked man, could not keep his eyes off the beautiful woman he helped on the skating floor.  The attraction’s mutual.  She ask him to come dancing with her and her brothers the next night.  Things are moving fast;  is romance within God’s will for Louise and Raul?

Louise, a woman of faith and prayer, works hard, living a normal American life; family, church, friends, and teaching dance.  Raul’s a mystery covered by a scarf;  which she eventually persuades him to remove.  She sees a handsome foreigner with a scar running down his face. What is it about this man that attracts her so?  He owns the skating rink, but what’s his story?  Spending more and more time together the attraction grows into much more.  Raul has secrets; secrets, which when revealed, may cause Louise to run the other way.  My Christian romance book reviews follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

To Know Her Calling is filled with emotion, faith, family dynamics, and secrets. The faith Raul and Louise have is awe-inspiring as each are Christians and faithful to God’s commands.  A clean sweet romance, Earles crafted a wonderful romance which will keep you reading to the last page.  Filled with family dynamics and obligations, she shows two close-knit faith based families who worship God and pray for guidance daily.

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The Pastor’s Replacement Bride By George H. McVey

 

 

Mail Order Brides of Sanctuary Book 1

The Pastor's Replacement Bride
The Pastor’s Replacement Bride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE PASTOR’S REPLACEMENT BRIDE BY GEORGE H. MCVEY:

Pastor Joshua Bryce has a problem in The Pastor’s Replacement Bride.  The deacons of the church want him married and settled.  With Mayor’s Lyman’s daughter determined to become his wife, he needs a suitable bride quickly.  Joshua knows Ernestine Lyman’s totally unsuitable for a pastor’s wife as she’s selfish, without a helper’s heart, and looking for the prestige of his pastoral office.

Meanwhile the churches Ladies Aid Society, led by Myrtle, come to him with a proposal to provide brides for the eligible, up standing, church going bachelors in Sanctuary, Montana Territory.  With brides scarce in the west, and only 2 eligible women in Sanctuary, they suggest sending to church pastors back east for good Christian women to correspond; hoping to  obtain Christian brides.  After prayer and counsel with God, Joshua agrees and adds he will be one of the participating bachelors.

In Chicago, Hattie Long’s an orphan;  raised in a local orphanageIndentured in service to the orphanage and sent to a local brothel as a cook and servant, when she turns twenty-one the orphanage will release her from bondage.  However, the brothel owner, Papa John, has plans to use Hattie in his brothel as soon as she turns twenty-one?.  Unable to find a job, Hattie approaches Pastor Long and his daughter, Haddie, explaining her situation.   She and Haddie share almost the same first name and the same last name; they have a very close relationship of friends and almost sisters.

Haddie corresponded with Joshua as a potential bride; she and Hattie will go west before the nefarious brothel owner, Papa John, can do his worse.  Joshua decides he can not let this young innocent be used in such a way.  With monies Nugget Nate, famous rescuer of indigent and down on their luck women left him, he pays her way west; monies left with instructions he would know when to use it.  However, Haddie, sick with scarlet fever’s unable to make the trip; she sends Hattie on to safety.

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Slow Burn In The Wilderness By Renee Hart

 

Alaska Adventure Romance (Volume 7)

Slow Burn In The Wilderness
Slow Burn In The Wilderness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE SLOW BURN IN THE WILDERNESS BY RENEE HART:

Alaska’s on fire in Slow Burn In The Wilderness.  Trevor, a smoke jumper from Boise, arrives as the rookie in camp where he finds Jo the crew chief’s not a man, but definitely a female.  A female who affects him as one never has.  However, Trevor has secrets.  He left Boise under a cloud he does not want to talk about.

Josie, has never had a fellow crew member affect her as Trevor.  Her heart beats faster when he’s around.  But they have a job to do, one that’s dangerous and deadly.  Josie’s worried about the fire, bears, her twin brother who’s on the team, and her smoke jumper father who taught her all she knows;  she tried to ignore the fact he’s older and slower working the fires.  She has her hands full with just the fires.  She doesn’t need a romantic interest to gum up the works even more.  Also, Josie’s unsettled about this new comer, can he fit in with this top-notch crew of fire fighting smoke jumpers?  What is Trevor hiding?  So much more’s happening in this book than fighting fires; relationships, family dynamics, and secrets.  My romance book review of Slow Burn In The Wilderness follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

A sweet romance set in Alaska, Slow Burn In The Wilderness describes the danger smoke jumpers face everyday as these tight-knit men and women work to contain deadly fires.  A serious job in which attention can not waver. One mistake or miscalculation can cost life’s.

I loved the way Hart danced Trevor and Jo around each other; each denying the attraction they felt from their first meeting.  Hart

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Donna’s Detour By Jo Huddleston

 

 

DONNA'S DETOUR
DONNA’S DETOUR

 

 

 

Get Your Kiss On Route 66

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE DONNA’S DETOUR:

In Donna’s Detour, Jo Huddleston crafted a sweet and clean romance fiction novel.  Donna Turner and two friends head to California; leaving Alabama behind for the big city lights.  However, when Donna runs out of money, fate steps in.  Donna’s left in Needles, California to find a job, earn money, and continue her trip.  Finding a God sent protector in the boss of the local café, Donna hires on as a waitress.  Meanwhile, she saves her money to proceed to California.

When Tommy walks into the café on a hot dusty day, Donna’s heart uplifts.  Donna measures all men by Tommy.  He is Godly, handsome, sweet, and all manner of wonderful traits.  Will Tommy remember his best friends sister?  What were the chances Tommy would walk into the dinner in Needles?   What will be Tommy’s reaction if Donna reveals her feelings?  Will they forge a deeper emotional relationship?  What does God have in store for Donna and Tommy?

Grab your favorite beverage and have a seat; my romance novel review of Donna’s Detour follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

First let me state, what a relaxing fun read I found in Donna’s Detour.  Written with young adults and adults in mind, this book is clean and sweet.  I found Donna and Tommy’s faith touching and enriching.  This Christian romance will warm your heart.

Author Jo Huddleston crafted a smooth well-written book.  The story-line moved gracefully from chapter to chapter as we came to know Tommy and Donna.  Furthermore, the character development proceeded throughout the story-line as we find Tommy and Donna have great faith in God and his guidance for their lives.  The story-line has just the right amount of religious elements for believability without pushing the reader.  As a result, you need not be religious to enjoy this novel.

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Without A Hitch Boxed Set By Kent Hamilton

 

 

Without A Hitch Box Set, Cover, jpeg
Without A Hitch Box Set

 

 

Without a Hitch Book 1

Fatal attraction To Love Book 2

Piece of Cake Book 3

 

 

 

 

STORY LINE WITHOUT A HITCH BOXED SET BY KENT HAMILTON:

In Without A Hitch Boxed Set, author Kent Hamilton creates a continuing romance novel, which follows the meeting, romance, and marriage of Kari and John. Inseminated with her deceased husbands sperm, widowed Kari owns an up and coming bakery. Her cupcakes are a work of art.

As a result of catering a function for John’s mother, they meet. Things do not go well in their first meeting. John says things about Kari’s cupcakes, which hurt an emotional Kari deeply. Seeing this crying and hurting woman wounded by his words, John makes amends. Finding himself attracted to this beautiful woman, John begins his pursuit of Kari.

Kari and John find their emotions deeply involved. But, all does not go smoothly for John and Kari. Does love occur in a week? How will Kari tell John about her baby? Stalked by a demented woman, John’s life

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Bride Brigade: Rachel By Caroline Clemmons

 

 

Bride Brigade: Rachel
Bride Brigade Rachel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Long Journey Home By Caroline Johnson

 

Rocky Brook Cowboys Book 1

Long Journey Home
Long Journey Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE LONG JOURNEY HOME BY CAROLINE JOHNSON:

In Long Journey Home, Holly raised on the Rocky Brook Ranch, finds herself headed back home; without a job and little money left in the bank.  Never wanting the ranch life of dirt, manure, and hard work, she made her mark in the big city.  When her company merges with another, she lost her job.  Looking for work for six months, Holly has no choice except return to Rocky Brook and her family.

Upon her arrival, Spence, a nuisance from her childhood, meets her at the car. However, he’s matured and turned into a handsome man she does not recognize. Her sister reveals his identity to Holly.  From here Holly’s thrown into further disarray; for she feels immediate attraction.  However, Holly does not want to live on a ranch, the city life’s for her.

Holly finds she can not tell her father why she’s back; although she does tell her sisters and mother.  She’s afraid he will consider her a failure and she’ll see disappointment on his face.  How will Holly tell her father about her situation?  Will love bloom between Spence and Holly?  Will Spence convince Holly he will give her the life she wants on the ranch along with his love?  My romance book review of Long Journey Home follows

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Long Journey Home’s a sweet contemporary romance filled with angst and family dynamics.  None us want to let down our parent, Johnson shows how unnecessary our worries.  As Holly found in Long Journey Home, parents love unconditionally even when we think they’re disappointed.

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The Amish Best Friends By Katie Fisher

 

A Suspense Romance

The Amish Best Friends
The Amish Best Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lead story shares the same name as the title; The Amish Best Friends.  A wonderful buy with bonus content of 20 stories; for a total of 1708 page.  A great deal for any reader who loves Amish and Christian romances at a surprising low costs of .99.  A clean sweet book suitable for anyone, you will love these stories.  I chose to review the lead story, The Amish Best Friends.

STORY-LINE THE AMISH BEST FRIENDS BY KATIE FISHER:

In the lead story,The Amish Best Friends, Hannah Zook teaches school in Orthause, Pennsylvania.  Devout and dedicated to the Amish way of life, when Mennonite Eli Reimer wants to marry her, she’s thrown into a quarry.  For Eli demands she join his church, forsaking her Amish church.

When Ezekiel Miller’s murdered, the Englisch, investigating the murder, send Jacob King and his partner to the Amish community.  Jacob left the Amish after his rumspringa, becoming a law enforcement officer.  Hannah comforts Ezekiel’s wife, Martha, who’s the prime suspect and eventually arrested.  As far as Hannah’s concerned, he has arrested the wrong person.  She decides to start her own investigation with her best friend Abram Wittmer by her side.  My Amish romance book review follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

I found this story well-written and entertaining.  Fisher created a first class romance suspense mystery.  Her writing is clear, concise, and easy to follow, as well as, containing scenes which transition smoothly.  Fisher keep the mystery and suspense at high peak and did not reveal the murderer until the last possible moment.  With several suspects, I did not guess the correct culprit.

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Love One Summer In Bath By Richmond,Blackwood,Thorne,and others

 

A Regency Romance Summer Collection From:

Richmond,Windsor,Thorne,Keats,Bruce,Healey,Darcy,Blackwood

Love One Summer In Bath
Love One Summer In Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a collection of Regency romances titled Love One Summer In Bath.  I chose to review Isabella Thorne and Gemma Blackwood contributions.

 

STORY-LINE HOPE FOR CHARITY BY ISABELLA THORNE:

In Love One Summer In Bath containing story, Hope For Charity, the reader’s treated to a short regency romance story set in Bath.  Lady Charity Abernathy’s looking for a husband.  However, Charity wants to marry for love and not social position.  Naive and young, she believes all the gossip she hears. Lord Wentwell, object of the latest gossip, reputation is one of a rake and rogue.  Upon meeting, Lord Wentwell, Neville Collington, Charity gives him the cold shoulder.  However fate has a different course in store for Charity.  Lord Wentwell’s reputation is not what it seems.  Come along with Charity as she discovers all gossip’s not true and love could be waiting in the wings.  My romance book review of Hope For Charity follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

I found Hope For Charity a sweet clean romance.  Although Charity’s character is a naïve young woman, she knows she wants to marry for loveSocial position mean little to her.  She has a caring heart which differs from most of the ton.  Neville’s allowed his reputation to flourish which will cause him a great deal of problems with Charity.  Furthermore, including the Neville’s brother, added an extra ingredient to the story;  as a result, allowing Charity to see a side of Neville the gossips did not.  We know today, the brother was a victim of PTSD.  Charity comes to see the true Neville rather than his soiled reputation.

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A Christmas Surprise By Emily Murdoch

 

A Regency Romance

A Christmas Surprise
A Christmas Surprise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE BY EMILY MURDOCH:

A Christmas Surprise by author Emily Murdoch, finds the reader back in Regency England.  Lord Robert, Viscount of Marchwood is holding his annual Christmas Ball in Scotland.  Sending invitation to all the ton élite, Marchwood’s presenting his 18 year-old daughter, Audrey, to society.  Raised by the widowed Viscount, Audrey formed an unusual closeness to the servants, including her father’s valet, Thomas.  As well as, a close bond with her father, who adores her.

With rumors flying of the empty Marchwood coffers, it makes for an interesting party.  Leaving Audrey in charge of the ball, she decides on a masquerade, where she meets a handsome, tall, attractive gentleman.  With his identity masked, Audrey has no idea, who has stolen her heart.  How will Audrey discover her masked love‘s name?  Who can he be?  With the coffers empty, who will win Audrey’s hand and love?  Will her father approve of the unknown gentlemen?   My reviews for romance novelChristmas Surprise, follows.

CHARACTERS,PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

A Christmas Surprise by author Emily Murdoch, takes place in the cold winter of Scotland.  Making it hard for the guest to travel

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Emerald Glory By Renee Vincent

 

 (Vikings of Honor, Book 2)

Emerald Glory
Emerald Glory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE EMERALD GLORY BY RENEE VINCENT:

Emerald Glory, the story of Breandán Mac Liam and Mara, daugther of Callan, the King of Connacht, follows these two thru war-torn land towards love.  The reader will remember Mara and Breandán from Sunset Fire by Vincent.  Book 2 finds a widowed Mara seven years later raising a son.  Mara’s raising her son alone, and watched over by Tait her deceased husbands best friend.  Breandán’s given the task of returning Mara to the King. 

Breandán loved Mara from the first time he saw her.  Knowing he’s beneath her social class, he loves her from afar.  Married to a Northman (Viking) and widowed, Mara’s summoned home to her dying king and father.   Breandán jumps at the chance to bring Mara home.  Come follow with Breandán and Mara in this wonderful love story.  My reviews for romance novel, Emerald Glory, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Emerald Fire continues the epic story of Mara, who finds all’s not lost when Dægan died.  Seven years after his death, Breandán comes to escort Mara home to her dying father.  Creating a story filled with conflict, long-held secrets, conspiracies, and, of course romance, Jenkins continued her tale of Viking honor.  Breandán is the perfect knight in shining amour, kind, compassionate, giving, and honorable. Mara knew he had declared his love 7 years earlier, however, she wondered could that love have survived this long time.  As the saying goes, “true love is timeless”.  

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Favorite Coffee Favorite Mistake By Victoria Pinder

 

Marshall Family Saga Book 2

Favorite Coffee Favorite Mistake
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STORY-LINE FAVORITE COFFEE FAVORITE MISTAKE BY VICTORIA PINDER:

In Favorite Coffee Favorite Mistake, the reader finds two lovers torn apart years ago.  Sandra Marshall and Wyatt meet again on-board Penny’s wedding cruise.  Sandra, as wedding planner, must see all goes well;  hoping to transition from former wedding shop owner to wedding planner as a result of her supervision and planning.  Wyatt, along with his small daughter, are on-board for the wedding.  Both mothers, of the bride and groom, I would graciously describe as mothers from hell.

After Wyatt left Sandra, his high school love, he married and had a daughter.  However, there is much more to this story.  Sandra and Wyatt not only have to see the wedding goes off without disruption, but resolve issues from the past.  My reviews for romance novel, Favorite Coffee Favorite Mistake, follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Favorite Coffee Favorite Mistake by Victoria Pinder, takes the reader on a wedding cruise filled with vengeful mothers, a very much in love wedding couple, friends galore, and high school lovers with issues to resolve.  I found the plot fast paced and steady

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A Harvest Passion By Emily Murdoch

 

A Regency Romance

A Harvest Passion
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STORY-LINE A HARVEST PASSION BY EMILY MURDOCH:

A Harvest Of Passion, by author Emily Murdoch takes place in the small town of Sandercombe, England; where love is trying, without a lot of cooperation, to bloom between our hero and heroine.  Leo Tyndale’s, back in England after a 5 yr absence in India, the newly appointed school teacher.  English society’s far different from India.  Leo longs for the ease of Indian society. Noisy and gossipy, the small town of Sandercome is rife with discontent.

Meeting Miss Hestia Royce on his first Sunday in church, Leo’s unprepared for his welcome.  Leaving town to marry, Hestia returned, as his students stated, not. Gossip and censor run rampant in small town Sandercombe.  Hestia’s exiled to a lonely  existence.

Leo and Hestia embark on a journey filled with misconceptions, misunderstandings, and mind-blowing attraction.  Will Hestia ever open her heart to Leo?  Can she show Leo the source of the scandal which surrounds her?  My reviews for romance novel, A Harvest Passion, follows.

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The Giant Secret By David Alan Webb

 

 

(1899AD): Finding Christopher

The Giant Secret by David Alan Webb
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STORY-LINE THE GIANT SECRET BY DAVID ALAN WEBB:

In The Giant Secret (1899 AD) Finding Christopher, the reader’s transported to the Appalachians.  Hans and Ava immigrants to America, seeking a new life, have just buried their second stillborn child.  With spirits low, Ava realizes children are not in her future.  Fate and perhaps a higher being have different ideas.  Come along with Ava and Hans as they discover sometimes, the thing they most desire will be granted, but perhaps. not as they thought.  My review of The Giant Secret (1899) Finding Christopher, follows

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

This is the first short-story by David Alan Webb I have read.  Firstly, I must state how much I enjoyed this short-story of faith and love.  Without giving away spoilers, I can only say, sometimes the most precious gift comes in different packing than we

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Wildfire By Emma Harper

 

 

A Western Historical Mail Order Bride Romance

Petticoats and Pistols Series Book 2

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STORY-LINE WILDFIRE BY EMMA HARPER:

In Wildfire by author Emma Harper, the reader finds a sweet western romance which includes bonus content of 15 other stories.   In the first story, Wildfire, we find Clara Southerby.  Clara’s looking for adventure, not marriage to a cruel old man, Sheldon Niles.  Niles doesn’t want Clara for herself, but as a brood mare he can control and use for his unseemly desires.  Thinking he can force marriage upon Clara, she foils him by running to the western states.  As a result, Niles not to be made a fool, sends his henchmen after her.

At the end of her journey, the first person Clara meets is handsome Captain Jason Halerow.  He’s the darling of all the ladies.  Meanwhile, telling a small lie to get the job she needs, Clara’s lie will come back to haunt her. Clara, no simpering miss, hired as ranch foreman for the Holmes Ranch, finds her niche.  Independent, fierce, and strong, will Clara and Jason manage to forge a relationship?  Will Niles henchmen tear Clara’s from her new happy life?  My reviews for romance novel, Wildfire, follows.

Please note:  Each story in this bundle  is a sweet, clean, wholesome, romance with a happy ever after ending.

 

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The Beginning Of Forever By Seven Steps

 

 

The Beginning Of Forever by Seven Steps
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STORY-LINE THE BEGINNING OF FOREVER BY SEVEN STEPS:

The Beginning of Forever takes place at the high school prom.  Sophia Johnson, refuses to let her cousin Quincey miss his senior prom when his date’s incapacitated.  Schooled at a private religious school and overly sheltered by her devout mother, Sophia’s excited to finally be at a dance even though her mother has no idea she is attending.

When she meets Josiah Walker, captain of the football team, she’s instantly smitten.  He’s handsome, polite, and interesting, with a sad air about him. Where is his date?  What happened to her and why is he so sad?  My reviews of romance novel, The Beginning Of Forever, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

The Beginning Of Forever’s a short story/novella of about 22 printed pages.  Due to the length of short stories/novella, authors are unable to develop the story-line, plot, or characters, to the degree authors of full novels can.  However, I found this book a good beginning for a series of short stories/novellas.  I found the story-line interesting with a touch of mystery added to spice up things.  This is a clean sweet story with the beginnings of a romance between two young

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Finding You At Christmas by Kristin Wallace

 

 

Kristin Wallace, Finding You At Christmas
Finding You At Christmas

 

 

STORY LINE FINDING YOU AT CHRISTMAS

Finding You At Christmas is a clean sweet inspirational romance novel by Kristin Wallace.  Set in Shellwater Key Florida, just before Christmas, Janie Worthy, is oh so worthy.  Janie is the sister everyone wants.  Hard working, responsible, ready at a moments notice to step in, and always the one called on to head the latest project.  She is so worthy.  However, Janie wants a life.  At the wrong end of 39, she wants a man to call her own, a family and the happy ever after everyone else has.

At 17 years old Janie stepped in as the mother of the family and helped her father, the local Reverend.   Meanwhile, her life has passed her by.  Deciding to grab life by the horns, Janie heads out on a blind date orchestrated by her older sister.  Fate steps in and the rest is history.

When her car gives up the ghost, Janie is standing on the side of road when around the corner comes Bikerguy.  Handsome, gorgeous and mannerly, Bikerguy AKA Caleb Montgomery, lights a flame deep

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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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