Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The Playbook Patriot by Evangeline Kelly

 


About the book 

 A Sweet Football Romance with Christian Themes

She refused to date a playboy, but would she accept his job offer?

Katie Kennedy admired football player, Tucker Jackson, from afar, but she never imagined she’d run into him at the popular restaurant she worked at. He was gorgeous, wild, and completely off limits. After dealing with unstable parents, she was determined to find a man who met her standard of “safe.”

As a wide receiver for the Georgia Patriots, Tucker received plenty of attention, but he was tired of the media blasting him for being a player, thus earning him the reputation, “the playboy patriot.” He wanted to settle down one day but wouldn’t let anyone steamroll him into a commitment he wasn’t ready for.

When a friendship developed that neither of them expected, along with more sparks than they knew what to do with, something changed between them.

If they’d foreseen the explosion their relationship would cause in the media, they might have thought twice about their actions.

Then again, Tucker was never one to back down from a challenge.

*This is a contemporary Christian story with strong Biblical themes and Bible references. 


And I thought 

I could not turn the pages fast enough. 

The Playboy Patriot was a great Sweet Romance. 

Author Evangeline Kelly gives the reader a good read without language or bedroom scenes. 

The characters are Christians and have/had a strong faith.   

Although Tucker is a believer he struggled and made mistakes that he feels he needs to make up for. 

 Slowing down the Playboy lifestyle and finding a lasting relationship seem to be a good goal especially when he meets Katie and is smitten. 

Katie's had her own struggles with the past and the choices her parents made that Katie feels still affect her life several years later. 

I loved the way Tucker handled finding out about Katie's parents. 

I also enjoyed Tucker's sister and her sneaky way of Match Making. 

It was refreshing that Tucker and Katie managed to get their Happy Ever After without a bunch of drama. 

I have read several books by Evangeline Kelly and will happily read any that I get the chance to add to my library. 

I purchased my copy on Amazon.

My review will appear on my Amazon and Good Reads. 

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Christian New Releases

 





A man with six small children and a wife who walked out.

A woman who lost everything and has no place left to go.

With the ink barely dry on his divorce papers, Chris Tooley isn’t sure what God has in store for him, but he knows he needs help with his kids. So, on the recommendation of a friend, he hires a nanny.

Gretchen Mavis invested everything in her day care business and lost it all when the building burned down and the landlord had no insurance. She’s willing to take any job she can get. Even one out in the middle of nowhere that includes six energetic kids, two even more energetic dogs and a herd of milk goats – wait. Maybe she’s not that desperate. She’s about to walk out of the interview, but there’s something in this man’s eyes that tells her he’s just looking for someone to believe in him.

Gretchen knows a good man when she sees one – one just like her dad – but will her faith be enough to convince Chris she’s more than a temporary addition to his family? 

Six kids yearning to be loved, an auction barn, a small herd of dairy goats and a cozy town full of kind-hearted family and friends who have faith that, with enough cake, kisses and Christmas, there’s a happily ever after in the chaos. 

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Coming from opposite worlds, what could possibly unite them?

Rejected, frustrated, and no longer confident about God's plan for his life, John Sweet takes a year-long assignment in Atlanta, Georgia. The city is bustling with preparations for the Cotton States and International Exposition to be held in the autumn of 1895. Sarah Fuller is also new to the city but trying desperately to make a home for her lonely father and motherless little sister. When a special assignment for the Exposition puts John and Sarah in close contact, they discover that while their pasts are completely different, their future dreams are much the same. As their families create obstacles and opposition, will they be able to find a way forward together?

At Christmas 1945, with her family still reeling from the changes brought by the Second World War, "Grandma Sarah" tells her teenage granddaughter about the year that changed her life. Can her simple story bring the healing and perspective they both need to embrace a different future than they had planned?

This standalone Christmas prequel to the Sorrow and Song Trilogy will transport you back to a Victorian Christmas, when the world was very different, yet the same longing for peace and purpose resounded in every heart.

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From Bestselling author Kari Trumbo, books 1-3 in the Seven Brides of South Dakota Series. Plus A Ruby Glows, the prequel, as a bonus!


Prequel A Ruby Glows

Book 1 Dreams in Deadwood

Book 2 Kisses in Keystone

Book 3 Love in Lead 

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The last thing he wants is to take the boss’s pampered daughter on a cattle drive. The last thing she wants is to fall in love with a cowboy. Oops!

Ida Turner was supposed to pass along her father’s directions to the trail boss. Instead, she packs her wagon with silk dresses and joins the cattle drive up the Chisholm Trail from Windward, Texas, to the railhead in Kansas. Contrary to what she thought would be a grand adventure, the trail is fraught with dangers, threatening her life.

Robert Conley learned about the change of plans for the cattle drive two days before they were to leave. Now, half his crew is new, he’ll be on the trail for months instead of weeks, and the beautiful, infuriating woman who is an albatross around his neck doesn’t know she’s riding with an outlaw—and he has to keep it that way.

How can Ida overcome Robert’s secretiveness and earn his trust? Will Robert risk opening his heart and his past to gain Ida’s love? 

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Deadly Traditions A Cozy Mystery Nthology Great Escapes Book Tours/Review

 September 26 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW  


About the book 

Celebrate the holidays with mistletoe, mayhem, and murder. Join your favorite authors as they cozy up by the fire with twelve festive short mysteries that feature treasured holiday traditions. Serve up a slice of fatal fruitcake and deck the halls with danger, because the holiday season has never been so much fun.


This original collection is available for a limited time only, so grab your copy today.


And I thought . . .

A super fun way to meet a whole bunch of new authors. 

Most of these were brand new to me.   Or ones that I've just met on other Great Escapes Tours. 

That is what is so Great about tours.  You get a chance to meet new authors. 

Each of the stories are short and easy to read quickly.   They are several chapters though. 

Even though they are short they are still filled with twist and turns  the sleuths follow to solve the mystery. 

This was a fun read and I look forward to reading more from several of the authors. 

I received a complimentary copy. 

My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads. 


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On Santa’s  Naught List 

by Sharon Michaels 

A dead Santa under the mall’s Christmas tree has a way of taking the ho, ho, ho out of the holidays.


The dead man was dressed in a red Santa suit, furry cap and black shinny belt and boots. There was though one item of clothing obviously missing – his pants.


The attention grabber, other than dead Santa’s lack of pants, was the chalk board sign resting in his lap. The sign read: “I’ve Been a Naughty Boy.”


Pam and Paul and their Sunrise Harbor, Maine early morning mall walking friends quickly decide that if Santa’s murder is going to get solved, it’ll be up to them to solve it.


These six mystery writers, suddenly turned amateur sleuths, must sort through buried secrets, broken promises, and heartbreaking betrayals to find the vengeful killer – all before Christmas Eve.


Join Pam and Paul Bigelow as they work to figure out who wrapped Santa like a present and left him under the Christmas tree.

*****

On Santa’s Naughty List is the first novella in the Pam and Paul Bigelow Cozy Mystery series. Fun cozy mystery reading with a touch of humor, suspense, and sweet romance.

Be sure to check out Sharon Michaels’ Amazon Author page so you can enjoy all her cozy mysteries, sweet romances, and empowering nonfiction books 

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Throw Back Thursday

 


Today I am getting on the ThrowBack Thursday Band Wagon.

Cat Got Your Cash really got my attention and introduced me to Julie Chase . . .

Here's my review from 2017

And I thought Scratch that. Before I tell you what I thought I have to share who I choose to Chat With A Character over a bowl of milk.....

I was most intrigued with Lacy's cat Penelope followed closely by the family cat named Vodoo the 4th. But you have to read the book to learn about Vodoo all I will tell you is the story takes place in New Orleans. Now back to Penelope the Robot vacuum riding cat. Penelope goes almost everywhere with Lacy. When they are in the shop Kitty Couture; Penelope can be found spending the day riding the vacuum! What a fun and crazy cat. She doesn't like other kitties trying to take over her territory her ride. Even if they are foster kitties!

Penelope seems to have a life filled with fun, excitement and love she is one pampered girl. I would love to sit and have a chat with Penelope if I could get her off that vacuum for a moment!  


And I thought...

Once again I stand in doubt as to how to describe my thoughts/feelings about Cat Got Your Cash. So I ask you...

Can you describe a Cozy Mystery as delightful?

Maybe. Maybe not. But that is the word I would use to describe this fun and quirky story. I was totally delighted and intrigued.

Admittedly I wasn't sure how I would feel. I mean seriously the story takes place in a specialty shop for cat clothes where your greeted by a cat riding a vacuum.  

Delightful

Everything about the story was fun. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know the characters as they went through their days and tried to unravel the mystery of Who Dun It.  


And then there was the romantic triangle. Lacy has feelings for the handsome police detective who recently inherited millions or is it billions? Detective Oliver tends to hide his feelings leaving Lacy not certain where she stands with him. But he always seems to answer her calls. And comes running when Lacy is in trouble. 

 But all is well as crime and finding dead bodies thrust them together.    

Then there is Chance Hawthrone and old flame that left town to be play volleyball. Hello? He was running away from a law career. Chance decides to return home and 'lawyer up' and chase Lacy. Maybe his name should have been Chase. He hides in the wings and jumps at chances to see Lacy. 

Just sayin'

I'm rootin' for the detective.


Cat Got Your Cash is a fast paced keep you on the edge of your seat as Lacy and friends try to discover the real mysteries without becoming the next victim.  

There is a long list of suspects . . . Ryan the drug dealing addict brother of the deceased, Josie the P.A. and Ryan's girlfriend, then there's a blogger who steals the orphaned kitties that Lacy is fostering. Not to mention the X-husband who will stop at nothing to get the kitties back.   


I enjoy a good Cozy Mystery. I love a great Cozy Mystery.

Cat Got Your Cash definitely falls in the Great category.

Meet the author. . . 


Julie Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC). She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency.

Julie also writes as Julie Anne Lindsey. Learn more about Julie at http://juliechasebooks.com/

Connect with the author ... 

Webpage: http://juliechasebooks.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulieChaseAuthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14957369.Julie_Chase

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieALindsey




I received a complimentary copy of Cat Got Your Cash

Reprint of a post from THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017

The original post was part of a Great Escapes Book Tour. 






Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Vanished on Vacation

 


About the book 

Three college students enjoy a fun resort vacation in Mexico…until one of them disappears.

As a frantic search for missing student Avery Jennings begins, everyone is hiding something—Avery’s family and friends, the resort’s staff, and its wealthy guests. It’s up to FBI Special Agent Victoria Heslin to dig deeper. Motivated by her own mother’s abduction years ago, she’s determined not to let Avery become another missing person statistic.

The Mexican authorities aren’t cooperating, and Victoria realizes she’s up against something more powerful than she imagined. Taking matters into her own hands, she plunges into a hellish ordeal that will test her strength and courage like never before.

“How much will you risk to find this girl?” the officer asked.

“Whatever it takes,” Victoria answered without hesitation.

Or is it already too late?


VANISHED ON VACATION is the sixth book in a series of standalone mystery thrillers featuring FBI Agent Victoria Heslin by USA Today bestselling author Jenifer Ruff. Fans of James Patterson, Lisa Gardner, and Lucy Foley will be hooked.


“Utterly compelling. Unrelenting suspense that uncovers the darkness lurking in paradise.” – Audrey J. Cole, USA Today bestselling author


“A disappearance turns a fun beach getaway into a multilayered mystery. Vanished on Vacation is another page turner by esteemed author Jenifer Ruff!” – Karen D. Scioscia, author of Kidnapped by the Cartel


“A vacation in paradise turns hellish when one of three sorority sisters goes missing. Another compelling story in the Victoria Heslin series by author Jenifer Ruff, who knows how to turn up the heat when it comes to suspense." - Susan Mills Wilson, author of the Colt Jessup Series 


“Victoria Heslin is a strong female protagonist much-loved by Ruff fans. In this sixth book she’ll need to summon all her skills and training. This book is as good as we always expect Ruff to be – her ability to keep us in suspense is a main reason we all eagerly await each new novel.”- Reita  Pendry, Author of the Mercy Johnson Serie 


And I thought 

I was not sure what to expect began to turn the pages.

It has been awhile since I have read a Thriller and I was not sure how wide open bedroom doors might be. 

Actually there were no Romantic scenes at all. 

But there are several murders of young women and some gripping details in the form of mutilation. 

The story is fast paced.  

I enjoyed Victoria as a main character.  The author did a great job of getting this reader upto speed with Victoria's recent past as well as her younger life and how/why she became an FBI agent.   There is alot of back story with Victoria and her current boyfriend.  And agent  Rivera who have a past together. 

There were lots of characters weaving in and out of the story. 

From Avery (the missing girl), her friends, her parents, an FBI agent aunt, the hotel guests and staff.  The Mexican Police other FBI agents and a whole slew of  bad guys. 

As I write I wonder how I kept them all straight.  But I did. 

To me that is a sign of a very good well written story.  I applaud author Jennifer Ruff.  

I was surprised at the twist at the end after all the investigation is over and all the secrets came out leaving me wondering how Victoria's relationship with Rivera will develop in future installments. 

I enjoyed this book so much that I will add the earlier books in the series to my Wish List. 

The only negative I have is there is one character that I wish would have been able to escape the bad guys and  become a regular in the series.  

I received an  ARC copy of Vanished On Vacation from Net Galley.  

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Christian New Releases

 




Through the Blaze 

by Milla Holt 

He has spent his life taking chances, but will she risk it all to love him again?

Gambling addict Kai Meland has spent the last decade fixing the life he wrecked. Still, some things are broken beyond repair. Include his marriage. His daughter’s upcoming wedding might be his last chance to show his estranged wife he’s not the same man who once crushed her heart and chose gambling over her.

Lisa wants nothing to do with the man she once loved. After his addiction destroyed their family, she focused on their daughter, Eline. She wiped her tears, held her close, and met her needs. So now that Eline is about to marry, how can she want both of her parents present?

As preparations begin, Lisa finds an older, wiser Kai saying all the right things, but she’s not about to fall for his charms. She’s been down that road and has the scars to show it.

Will the approaching wedding allow Kai the chance he needs to break through Lisa’s emotional fortress and prove to her their love is worth a final wager? 

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Hope for the Cowboy
by Hannah Jo Abbott

He's committed to the ranch he loves, she's just here for a job, but they just might find each other too.

Katie Wadford is devastated after being fired from her job as an account manager. When no other large firms in town will hire her, she's desperate to find a place to prove herself. Reluctantly she returns to her hometown in hopes of working for a small business to boost her resume.

Sawyer Macklin is certain that his family ranch doesn't need a business manager. When his father hires one anyway, Sawyer agrees to get along. But the woman who shows up in high heels isn't anything like what he expected.

When Katie offers the ranch as the location for a church fundraiser, Sawyer volunteers to help, but only so he can tell her it's a bad idea and put an end to it. He finds out Katie is a hard person to say no to.

As they learn to work together, will Sawyer's fears of his past mistakes keep them apart, or will they both find a future they didn't expect? 

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A Groom By Surprise
by Laura Ashwood


A proxy bride, a surprise groom and the secrets that could tear them apart.

Sarah Clark is utterly alone. Her sister’s dying wish was for Sarah to take her place as a proxy bride. But Sarah isn’t so sure that she can go through with deceiving her sister’s would-be husband and his family…especially when she begins to fall for her new husband, Levi Nelsen.

Levi Nelsen has given up on marriage. After two failed attempts at securing a bride, he’s resigned to being a bachelor — that is, until his attorney brother tricks him into signing a marriage by proxy certificate. Suddenly, he finds himself with a wife he didn’t want.

Can a marriage built on deception become something meant to be?  

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A cowboy billionaire beast, the woman he asks out in front of everyone, and the family traditions that softens his heart and bring Cy and Patsy together.

When Cy Hammond loses his girlfriend and then his custom motorcycle shop, he needs a fresh start. He sets his sights on Coral Canyon, because the majority of his family is there now.

When he attends a tree-lighting ceremony at Whiskey Mountain Lodge, he's unprepared for the attraction between him and a certain blonde...who's tried to run him over before.

Patsy Foxhill didn't mean to nearly hit Cy the day she met him at her family orchard. The land had been in her family for generations, and her sister's mismanagement of it caused them to have to sell some of the land. She was distressed. She also hasn't forgotten about Cy Hammond. So when he asks her out over the speaker system at the lodge, Patsy can only say one thing. Yes.

As they start to spend more time together, she realizes Cy has a bit of a beastly streak, but as she truly gets to know the cowboy billionaire behind the beast, she realizes what a good heart he has.

Can Patsy's faith in Cy rejuvenate his trust in women? Or will he let everyone down...including himself?
 
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What Not Wear by Debra Sennenfelder

What Not to Wear to a Graveyard (A Resale Boutique Mystery) by Debra Sennefelder

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About What Not to Wear to a Graveyard

What Not to Wear to a Graveyard (A Resale Boutique Mystery) Cozy Mystery A Resale Boutique Mystery Novella Lyrical Press (September 8, 2020) Print length ‏ : ‎ 97 pages Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B082WR2253

After trading her Manhattan digs for her upstate hometown, fashionista Kelly Quinn has big plans for her grandmother’s consignment shop. But this All Hallow’s Eve someone is already dressed to kill . . .

 

A socialite’s missing dog has made front page news in Lucky Cove—complete with a hefty reward. But between renovating the consignment shop, planning her costume for a 1970s themed Halloween party, and scouting a location for a fashion shoot, Kelly doesn’t have time to search. Yet a visit to the local colonial-era cemetery—ideal for the moody atmosphere she’s after—soon turns up the precious pooch. Kelly’s looking forward to collecting the check—until she makes a gruesome discovery in an abandoned farmhouse: The dog’s owner, stabbed through the heart.

 

Kelly can’t help wondering why Constance Lane was traipsing around the farmhouse in stilettos. But as Kelly gets decked out in a vintage disco caftan, that isn’t the only fashion misstatement spooking her. Hidden in the dead woman’s past is a secret that could be the motive for the murder. And as the Halloween party gets started, even a menacing clown and a threatening bearded lady can’t keep Kelly from trick or treating for the truth—even if it means her last dance . . .

About Debra Sennefelder

Debra Sennefelder is the acclaimed author of the Food Blogger Mysteries, the Resale Boutique Mystery Series and the upcoming Cookie Shop Mystery series. An avid reader who reads across a range of genres, mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery.

Her first novel, THE UNINVITED CORPSE (A Food Blogger mystery) was published in 2018.When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.

Born and raised in New York City, where she majored in her hobby of fashion buying, she now lives and writes in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in retail and publishing before becoming a full-time author. Her writing companion is her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih-Tzu, Connie. 

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Monday, September 19, 2022

New Releases

 


The Counterfeit Wife 

 by Mally Becker 

Philadelphia, June 1780. George Washington’s two least likely spies return, masquerading as husband and wife as they search for traitors in Philadelphia. Months have passed since young widow Becca Parcell and former printer Daniel Alloway foiled a plot that threatened the new nation. But independence is still a distant dream, and General Washington can’t afford more unrest, not with food prices rising daily and the value of money falling just as fast.

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Seasoned With Murder

 by Catherine Bruns 

Full time baker and sometime sleuth Sally Muccio is excited to be traveling on her first cruise along with family and friends. Sal and coworker Josie have been hired to cater desserts for the mortuary event onboard that her father is headlining and are also looking forward to some fun and relaxation in the sun. 

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Berry the Evidence

 by Peg Cochran 

Autumn is settling in on Cranberry Cove, but things are starting to heat up when Monica’s stepmother shows up at her back door gripped by panic. Gasping out an explanation, she tells Monica she’d been dozing in her realtor’s car when he was shot dead. Refusing to alert the police for fear that the killer will target her next—or that the police will consider her their prime suspect—Monica’s stepmother goes mute, and Monica decides to track down the culprit herself to clear her name and keep her safe.

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The Castle Caper

 by Kathi Daley 

Strange lights, sounds in the night, cold drafty spaces, and moved and missing items, can only mean one thing to the locals who’ve lived in the isolated Scottish countryside for generations. But in spite of the assurance of the villagers that the other worldly pranksters will have their fun and then leave, the new owner of the Faulkner Castle hires Tony to come to Scotland and install a state-of-the-art security system. 

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Death on the Menu 

by Emma Davies 

When elderly millionaire and eccentric entrepreneur Clarence Lightman dies, his nearest and dearest gather one final time at Justice House, Clarence’s beautiful country estate, for the reading of his will. But the day ends in uproar when it is revealed that whoever solves a series of complex clues will inherit everything. Will one of Clarence’s disagreeable children outwit everyone else for the fortune, or could his devoted housekeeper or even Francesca herself win the day? 

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Because I Could Not Stop For Death

 by Amanda Flower 

January 1855 Willa Noble knew it was bad luck when it was pouring rain on the day of her ever-important job interview at the Dickinson home in Amherst, Massachusetts. When she arrived late, disheveled with her skirts sodden and filthy, she’d lost all hope of being hired for the position. As the housekeeper politely told her they’d be in touch, Willa started toward the door of the stately home only to be called back by the soft but strong voice of Emily Dickinson.

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Mother Daughter  Traitor Spy

by Susan Elia MacNeal 

June 1940. France has fallen to the Nazis, and Britain may be next—but to many Americans, the war is something happening “over there.” Veronica Grace has just graduated from college; she and her mother, Violet, are looking for a fresh start in sunny Los Angeles. After a blunder cost her a prestigious career opportunity in New York, Veronica is relieved to take a typing job in L.A.—only to realize that she’s working for one of the area’s most vicious propagandists. 

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The Bullet That Missed

 by Richard Osman 

Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case—their favorite kind–leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers. Then a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill or be killed. Suddenly the cold case has become red hot.  

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Deadly Rescue

 by Kate Parker

April, 1940. Hitler is invading Denmark on Tuesday. Olivia Redmond has only a weekend to bring a Nobel Prize winning chemist and his war-altering research to Britain. The scientist and his wife want to leave, but their troublesome daughter will do anything to stop her parents from departing. 

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A Truth to Lie For

 by Anne Perry 

It is the summer of 1934, and Hitler is nearing the summit of supreme power in Germany, his eyes set on European domination. When Britain’s MI6 gets word that a pair of German scientists have made breakthroughs in germ warfare, they send Elena Standish on a dangerous mission to get one of them out of Germany before he’s forced to share his knowledge and its devastating power with Hitler’s elite. 

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Top Notch 

 by Stephanie Rowe 

No one liked celebrity portrait artist and sexy-times rich recluse Rutherford Callahan, but who would want to kill him? Certainly not Hattie Lawless, the blue-haired senior whose massive nude portrait is currently hanging in the dead guy’s studio. But the cops disagree, and so does the evidence. 

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Six Days To Live by Lisa Dodson My Review

 



About the book 

In less than a week he’ll be dead…

Unless she can save him.

The poison Coulter McKendrick was injected with during a commando raid will kill him in six days. Dr. Marena Dash is Colt’s only chance to live. Though Colt devastated Marena when he left her, she’s determined to find the antidote to save him. And with the criminals behind the biotoxin on their trail, Colt and Marena must put their past behind them to stay alive.


From Harlequin Romantic Suspense: Danger. Passion. Drama. 


And I thought 

This is a 'new to me author.  I am glad for the opportunity to read this advanced copy provided by Net Galley and Harlequin. 

From page one I was turning the pages. 

The story begins in a dramatic situation  that turns into a life and death situation for the main character Coulter/Colt. 

Adding Romance to the Suspense it's his ex that he has to go to for a chance at saving his life. 

I was really enjoying the pages but for some reason when Marena's brother, her father and Colt's mom and grandfather are woven into the story I just felt Joy. 

I enjoyed all the characters. 

I enjoyed the plot. 

And the Happy ending. 

I will certainly be following author of Lisa Dod. 

 My review will appear on Net Galley, Good Reads and Amazon. 

I received a complimentary copy

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October 20 

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About the Author

Lisa Dodson is a nationally bestselling author and an Amazon #1 bestselling author of over eighteen novels in the multicultural, contemporary, romantic suspense, sweet romance and clean read genres. Published by Harlequin and Kensington publishing houses and indie published, Lisa also works as a business development manager at a technology consulting firm. She is the mother of two young adults and a Maltipoo, Brinkley, and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

A Night To Remember by Danny & Wanda Pelfrey




 About the book 
Riley Gordan is back in Adairsville, Georgia anticipating a leisurely vacation from the rigors of law school with her college friend, Trish. Then, as part of a political plot, one of her Sunday School girls is kidnapped. Stumbling upon the abduction, Riley and her friends are drawn headfirst into a search for the girl. 


And I thought  
That cover!  Don't you just want to step into Adairsville for a visit? 

I suspect that the background image is a real photo of the real town. 

This great series is set in a really real town. 

A Night To Remember book 2 in the series was Eve better than book 1. 

The suspenseful story is a page turner that kept me up at night till I finished it!   

The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat!  

The Pelfrys have created fun and interesting characters along with a story that is Warm and Cozy. 

I can't wait to visit Adairsville again!  

I received a Complimentary copy.

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Photo Finished by Lori Roberts Herbst Great Escapes Book Tours Review

 September 12

About the book 

When a visit to a Colorado dude ranch turns deadly, it’s up to photographer Callie Cassidy to corral the killer…


As maid of honor (aka grande dame) in her best friend’s upcoming wedding, Callie wants to plan the perfect bridal shower. And what could be better than a girls’ trip with their posse of friends?


The women jump at the idea and suggest a destination—Moonglow Ranch, a serenity retreat-slash-dude ranch owned by one friend’s aunt and uncle.


When they arrive, Callie is less than enthusiastic. Serenity doesn’t come easily to a former investigative photojournalist. Plus, her horse is stubborn as…well, a mule. She’s warned to be on the lookout for snakes. Worst of all—gasp!—Moonglow only serves healthy food. Still, her friends are having a great time, and even Callie’s golden retriever Woody and tabby cat Carl seem right at home on the ranch. For their sake, she tries to tap into her inner Zen.

And I thought 

The cover got my attention!  I was happy to be on the Great Escapes Book Tour! 

The Ranch setting is a favorite of mine.  And I was curious how Callie could manage taking her dog and cat on the adventure. 

Callie got this readers attention at page 1.  I have been in her shoes boots several times riding a few uncooperative trail horses!  

I suspect author Lori Roberts Herbst has worn a few boots herself.  After all she is a Texan.   Either she's been around a barn or two or she is good at research.  

The Dude Ranch/Spa (odd concept but kinda works in Colorado) story line is masterfully presented. 

Like the reluctant Callie (she wasn't too into the Pi , palm reader) the charm of the setting kinda of grew on me.   

I enjoyed the opportunity to join Callie's friends and her mom.  It was fun to have them all together.  If you haven't read the previous books put them on your wishlist.  But you don't have to really read them in order.    

I enjoyed each turn off the page.  Even though Callie planned a fun Bridal Shower week if course murder always plays along.  Callie and her detective friend Lynn follow the clues until the crime is solved.   

I can't wait for the next one. 

Just sayin' I didn't do much like the wimpy ranch hand.  I like my Cowboys honest, and real.  

My question about how she managed to take Woody and Charly along was answered . . . Her mom played sitter. 

You'll have to read and see how you feel about spending time at Moon Glow Ranch. 

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