Tuesday, February 25, 2020

All's Well in Jingle Valley by Martha Reynolds- I Read Book Tour-Spotlight/Giveaway

About the book
Book Title All's Well in Jingle Valley (A Happily Ever After Series Book 3) by Martha Reynolds
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)
Genre Women's Fiction, Romance
Publisher Martha Reynolds
Release date:   October 2019
Tour dates: February 10 to February 28, 2020
Content Rating: PG + M:
 I use this rating because there may be a little profanity (although I tend not to be explicit - there might be a 'shit' in there somewhere). Adults being adults, a hint at adultery, but nothing explicit in language or with sexual content.
It's been three years since Julie Tate and her business partner Freddy saved the farm at Jingle Valley and set up their boutique wedding business. After much hard work, and some challenging clients, it finally looks like they're well on their way to success. Newly single, Julie's trying not to envy the happiness enjoyed by her wedding clients. But it's difficult to keep her mind on the job when her days are filled with other people's romances. And when a door she thought was closed appears to open again, her confusion deepens.

Second-chance couple April and Bill clearly adore each other, and they love the idea of getting married at Jingle Valley. But with each bringing complicated histories to their relationship, will their pasts interfere with them tying the knot?

As autumn softens into winter at the beautiful Massachusetts farm, Julie resolves to do everything she can to ensure a happy ending for her clients. But despite her best efforts, will there be fewer weddings than planned at Jingle Valley this year? Or could there be more?
And I am thinking
I am putting on my TBR list. 

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Murder At The Marlowe Club by Kate Parker-Spotlight-Great Escapes Tour

About the book 
A corpse in a corset. A dangerous gambling den. A perilous path between safety and peril.
London, 1905. Leading milliner Emily Gates’ illegal shortcut through a private park in the rain brought her straight to a scantily clothed corpse. Then her route took her straight into the hands of the indefatigable Lady Kaldaire, who recognized the body as a relative of her longtime friend, the Duchess of Wallingford. Lady Kaldaire blackmailed Emily before to find Lord Kaldaire’s killer. Why not this murderer, too?
Emily has plenty of reasons why not, but finding links between her father’s nefarious family of crooks and conmen and the debauchery of the secretive Marlowe Club involves her in the investigation led by the handsome Inspector Russell of Scotland Yard. Emily discovers more than she expects about the licentious world of the corpse through her aristocratic customers, including Georgia, heroine of the Victorian Bookshop Mysteries, now the Duchess of Blackford.
Are the scandal rags correct, or has the victim been maligned by a mastermind who’ll stop at nothing to gain everything?
This is a historical cozy mystery with no graphic violence, sex, or foul language. Just exciting action, mysterious events, and surprising endings.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Best Friends With A Royal Billionaire by Sophia Summers Spotlight/Review

Best Friends with a Royal Billionaire: Sweet Romance (Royal Prince Society Book 3) by [Summers, Sophia]

About the book 

Being the Prince's best friend had its perks. Being his Gardener did not. 

Prince Arlo just wants to date and marry Amara, but she pushes him away every time he tries. She knows what the press would say. She's already seen what his parents think about the match. 

They agree to spend a month of the summer together at the annual prince's yacht party, anchored on a sand bar in the Mediterranean but everything becomes that much more complicated when a family of royals show up, with the daughter Arlo is expected to date. But everything comes to a stand still when the hurricane of the decade slams into Arlo and Amara's home country. 

Will Arlo's parents finally see that Amara is the perfect queen for their country? Will Amara herself accept that fact?

Read this third book of friendship, loyalty and service as two best friends find their way into love.

Get to know more of the men in the royal prince society, the perks of the wealthy, their games as royals, and their adventures on the Mediterranean.

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And I thought
Another great read by Sophia Summers I have to say
this author continues to amaze me by providing clean sweet romances with new and different stories and plots.

Just when you think your gonna read a typical told again story your surprised again.

Just when I expected another woman or beau standing in the wings to wreck havoc...

Just when I thought the prince's family would disapprove...

Opp's TMI

I enjoyed this one.  The characters all of them were fun and dearing except for  a couple but of course you gotta have the guy that tries too hard for the girls attention.

Prince Arlo and Amara are just a great couple.  I enjoyed their childhood memories

I enjoyed the Princes and Amara's desire to help the poverty stricken people of their country.

If you love great characters and a good 'ole romance you'll want to get into this series.  Each  is a stand alone.  Jump in anywhere.

I received a complimentary copy.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Legacy Reclaimed by Robin Patchen-Book Review

About the book

She’ll risk anything to save the company her parents built. He’ll risk anything to save her. Someone will stop at nothing to make sure they both fail. 

Chelsea Hamilton spent her life preparing to run the international clothing business her parents started, but she’s still caught off guard when she learns of her mother’s untimely death. Chelsea returns to New Hampshire, buries her mother, and prepares to take over the floundering business. When a stranger attempts to kill her, she realizes somebody doesn’t want her to inherit her legacy.
Private Investigator Dylan O’Donnell spends his time searching for lost teens. He doesn’t know what to think of the beautiful woman seeking his services. Hers isn’t the kind of case he’s accustomed to handling, and she isn’t the kind of client he quit his steady job to help, but something about the woman pulls at him. She’s in danger, and he can’t turn her away. But if he blows this very public case, his floundering business might not survive.
Together, they dig into her family's secrets. The closer they get to the truth, the closer they grow to one another. Can Chelsea save the legacy her parents fought to leave her? Can Dylan save Chelsea from the enemies determined to see her dead? 
And I thought
A fast paced page turning ride.  Legacy Reclaimed was hard to put down.
I love romantic suspense and read any that I can get my hands on.  I love a good thriller/ suspense. 
Robin Patchen gives the reader a romantic suspense with a twisting plot and with main characters that have faith in God and trust in him.
The main characters Chelsea and Dylan each have had bad experiences and sorrow in their lives but have faith to overcome and allow themselves to fall in love.
The only problem is staying alive and a step ahead of the bad guy(s) and figuring out who is out to sabotage her family company and kill Chelsea. 
If you love fast paced suspenseful and believable thrillers you'll really enjoy this one.

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My review will appear on retail sites, Good Reads and social media.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

A Crafter Quilts a Crime-Spotlight-Great Escapes Tour

About the book
Perfect for fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton, Holly Quinn’s third Handcrafted mystery aspires to wrap you in its warmth.
Community Craft proprietor Sammy Kane must piece together a patchwork of clues when a “live” mannequin ends up stone-cold dead.
Snowcapped pines and glittery dusted sidewalks adorn tranquil Heartsford, Wisconsin, while residents cuddle beneath heirloom quilts in front of cozy wood fires. But come the next day, the below-zero temperatures won’t keep the locals away from Heartsford’s annual Fire & Ice event. To boost customer traffic at Community Craft’s one-night-only sale, Samantha “Sammy” Kane persuades a few of the craftspeople who sell their wares at the store to participate in a live mannequin window display contest.
Local quilter Wanda Wadsworth emerges as a favorite to win the contest, as she manages to not move a muscle for an unusual amount of time. Onlookers outside the window try everything to get her to crack–tapping on the glass and making funny faces–but nothing disrupts Wanda’s stillness. When the eagle-eyed spectators realize Wanda isn’t breathing, a blanket of grief and fear descends upon the wintry town.
Detective Liam Nash can’t seem to piece the clues together. Fortunately, Sammy’s cousin, Heidi, and her sister, Ellie, are on hand to reconvene their detective team, S.H.E. They set out to solve Wanda’s untimely death before the case grows as icy as a sub-zero Wisconsin winter. But they are all too aware that the killer is too close for comfort.

And others are saying 
I loved that this was a group of sleuths, which is becoming a thing in a lot of the series that I have been reading lately. It makes it more interesting having different perspectives. And more people to get in trouble too!
~A Chick Who Reads
Holly Quinn has done it again, another page-turner of a book that leaves you wanting more and more!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
The mystery is good. The suspense is well-maintained throughout the story. The story is well-written too.
~The Book Decoder
I do love the way this author tells a story. A Crafter Quilts a Crime is quite entertaining and checks all my cozy boxes. I truly can’t for the next book!
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
A Crafter Quilts a Crime by Holly Quinn is such an incredible mystery filled with family love, town pride, and revenge.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
I love Sammy and her group – she investigates together with her cousin and her sister, and their interaction and relationship make them an endearing crew and so much fun to read about.
~The Book’s the Thing
I loved the story-line -the plot was so engaging, the pacing was perfect and I was totally engrossed from the first few pages.
~Brianne’s Book Reviews
Mixed in between clues are some wonderful quilting bits making for a great story that is sure to delight cozy fans. I really liked it . . .
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
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Saturday, February 8, 2020

BonBon With The Wind by Dorothy St. James Great Escapes Tour

About the book
Join Penn and Stella on their latest adventure!
There’s a legend in the Sea Islands that before a hurricane hits the Gray Lady can be seen walking down the beach warning of doom. Penn doesn’t believe in such silly stories, but she does believe weather forecasters. A powerful hurricane is heading their way. Everyone on the island of Camellia Beach is busy boarding up windows and securing valuables to upper levels of buildings. Joe Davies, a local treasure hunter with an unquenchable sweet tooth, claims to have seen the Gray Lady walking toward him just that morning and is terrified for his life.
After the storm passes everyone returns to survey the damage. As Penn walks her little dog Stella on the beach, she finds Joe Davies’ body washed up onshore. Not only that, it looks as if an exploding transformer caused Joe’s seaside shack to burn to the ground. Did the Gray Lady claim another victim? Many on the island believe that is exactly what happened.
Penn is sure there’s another explanation. She follows the clues and hints of lost gold to discover that the truth behind the treasure hunter’s death is as much of a maze as the boating channels winding their way through the local marshes

And I thought
A fun Cozy read with some great characters.  
This one was a fast read.  I enjoyed the locale and the characters. 
When I really like/enjoy a book it is hard to put down.  This one was that.  
Penn is a great leading lady that is all about finding the truth.  She follows the clues. 
This is a fun series and I can't wait to read more.  

I received a complimentary copy.  

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Book Spotlight-Statue of Limitations by Kate Collins-Great Escapes Tours

About the book 
In this delightful new series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Flower Shop Mysteries, Athena Spencer comes back home to work with her crazy big Greek family at their garden center. But she never expected a return to her roots would mean protecting her family from murder . . .
After her divorce, Athena has returned to coastal Michigan to work in her family’s garden center and raise her son, while also caring for a mischievous wild raccoon and fending off her family’s annoying talent for nagging. Working alone at the garden center one night, Athena is startled by a handsome stranger who claims to be the rightful owner of a valuable statue her grandfather purchased at a recent estate sale.
But she has even bigger problems on her plate. The powerful Talbot family from whom her pappo├║s bought the statue is threatening to raze the shops on Greene Street’s “Little Greece” to make way for a condo. The recent death of the family’s patriarch already seemed suspicious, but now it’s clear that a murderer is in their midst. Athena will have to live up to her warrior goddess namesake to protect her family from a killer and save their community from ruin . . .
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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Wednesday Blogging Challenge

I am late getting this posted I have had computer problems

Joining the challenge again. Last week was so fun.  Thank you new friends for stopping by.  I am device challenged because my computer broke and I have to use the tablet but, I will try to write some Junk Journal posts on the weekend.

And now on with challenge . . .

Today’s topic is: Best Couple from a Book, TV or Movie

Just Released

Starting with a book because I am just lovin' this Couple and 
their series.  

The couple is Murphy and Jessica Faraday Thornton and their series is The Thorny Rose Series by Lauren Carr.  

This series is a spin off from the Mac Faraday Series (Jessica's dad)

Jessica and Murphy just exude romance.  They just get me.  The banter and the Romance just oozes off the page.  And, all with closed bedroom doors.  Lauren Carr is a master at story telling.  

This is a fabulous series (all of them are) that you have to check out.  

Favorite Movie Couple
Image result for richard gere julia roberts

 Well for me no one beats these two.  Pretty Woman is one of our all time favorites.  Run Away Bride is a close second.  

                                 Favorite T.V,  Couple

Don't gasp but I just loved this couple and this series.  It got a bit crazy well actually alot crazy but the romance was popcorn and wine worthy. 
                             Image result for fitz olivia   
I miss Fitz and Olivia.  Wishin' I had Netflicks!  I love a good 

There you have it my favorites!  What are yours?