Two More 5 Star Books Not To Miss

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Although these two new releases came out in 2016, I reviewed them in Feb, 2017, so I would like to include them in my recap of 5-star books for the first quarter of 2017.

 

 

Twins..jpgReleased 8/14/16 The Other Twin by Lesley Hayes
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/14/the-other-twin-by-lesley-hayes/

 

 

The Scattered Flock..Released 10/10/16 -The Scattered Flock by Jana Petken
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/01/the-scattered-flock-by-jana-petken/

 

 

 

 

Best New Thrillers Released in Jan Feb March 2017

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My Reviews of Three 5 star New Thriller Releases Jan/Feb/March- Recap

 

If you missed reading about these thrillers, I’ve included the links to my reviews.

 

The Silent Wife copyReleased 2/24/17 The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/24/the-silent-wifeby-kerry-fisher/

 

 

Serenity Stalked. copyReleased 1/14/17 Serenity Stalked by Craig A. Hart
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/19/serenity-stalked-by-craig-a-hart/

 

 

Gone copy.jpgReleased 1/10/17 Gone by Elisabeth Naughton
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/10/gone-by-elisabeth-naughton-5-stars/

 

 

 

Best Lit Fic & Romance New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

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5 star Lit Fic & Romance New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

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Released 3/21/17- Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/21/wish-me-home-by-kay-bratt/

The Idea of you 4.99 copy
Released 3/21/17- The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/06/the-idea-of-you-by-amanda-prowse/

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Released 3/14/17- Meant To Be by Maggie McGinnis
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/14/meant-to-be-by-maggie-mcginnis/

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Released 2/28/17 A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/28/a-million-little-thingsby-susan-mallery/

Unexpectantly hers. copy.jpgReleased 2/21/17 Unexpectedly Hers by Jamie Beck
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/21/unexpectedly-hers-by-jamie-beck/

One more kiss copy Released 2/07/17 One More Kiss by Samantha Chase
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/07/one-more-kiss-by-samantha-chase-5-stars/

My not so perfect life. copyReleased 2/07/17 My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/07/my-not-so-perfect-life-by-sophie-kinsella-5-stars/

The Happiness In Between. copyReleased 1/31/17 The Happiness In-between by Grace Greene
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/12/the-happiness-in-between-by-grace-greene/

Everything you want copyReleased 1/03/17 Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/03/everything-you-want-me-to-be-by-mindy-mejia-5-stars/

The Barefoot Summer.. copyReleased 1/03/17 The Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/03/the-barefoot-summer-by-carolyn-brown5-stars/

Solo copyReleased 1/01/17 Solo by Jill Mansell
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/01/solo-by-jill-mansell-5-stars/

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Best Historical Fiction New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

5-Star-Historical Fiction- New Releases for Jan/Feb/March 2017-Recap-

The Girls of Ennismore.Released-3/28/17-The Girls of Ennismore by Patricia Falvey-Review-
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/28/the-girls-of-ennismore-by-patricia-falvey/

The highland Duke.Released-3/28/17-The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki-Review
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/28/the-highland-duke-by-amy-jarecki/

With Love Wherever you areReleased- 3/07/17-With Love Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall-Review-
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/31/with-love-wherever-you-are-by-dandi-daley-mackall/

Last Night with the duke.jpgReleased- 3/07/17- Last Night With The Duke by Amelia Grey-
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https://write-escape.com/2017/03/01/last-night-with-the-duke-by-amelia-grey-blog-tour/

A lady's code of misconductReleased- 2/28/17- A lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran-Review-
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/12/a-ladys-code-of-misconduct-by-meredith-duran/

the-lost-daughter-of-indiaReleased-1/20/17- The Lost Daughter of India by Sharon Maas-Review-
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/13/the-lost-daughter-of-india-by-sharon-maas/

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Best Jan/Feb/March 2017- Historical Fiction Recap

The Alabaster Hip by Maggie Fenton

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Maggie Fenton’s Newest Release is Humorous, Captivating and Entertaining. The Alabaster Hip— Coming 6/6/17— Don’t Miss It. I Loved It!

 

The Alabaster Hip is a very well-written, delightful and humorous historical fiction romance.
Minerva Jones has been sacked without references for the second time in her life. And this last time was not even her fault. She was fighting off an intruder, the Viscount Marlowe, to be exact; and while struggling to do so, she was caught in a compromising position. How was that, her fault? And, to add to her supposedly naughty behavior, Minerva’s nemesis squealed to her superior, about Minerva’s Christopher Essex poetry collection. Granted the man’s poetry was a bit unconventional; blood pumping, toe curling, and even swoon-worthy. But still, it was only poetry.

While Minerva Jones was standing in a muddy ditch, screaming the filthiest swears she could think of, the Viscount Marlowe offered her, a governess job. Minerva couldn’t believe the audacity of the crazy man. But when the Viscount kept upping the salary that he was offering her, to triple what she would normally make, Minerva caved. She might despise the man for getting her sacked, but she wasn’t stupid. And besides, Minerva truly liked the Viscount’s twin girls, even if they were, little hellions.

Minerva had no idea how complicated her life was about to get. But living under the same roof as the Viscount was rattling her nerves and proving to be dangerous as well. Much to Minerva’s dismay, she was growing fond of the Viscount. Minerva needed to guard her heart; because falling for a man like him would only end badly for her.

This book is pure entertainment. It’s escapism at its finest. The characters are quirky, likable, and eccentric. I found the banter between Minerva and the Viscount to be laugh-out-loud funny and Minerva’s inner dialogue, hysterical. Maggie Fenton is a talented writer and a great storyteller. I enjoyed The Alabaster Hip so much so, that I purchased, the first two books in the series.

Thank you, Kindle Press and NetGalley for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

 

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A Daughter’s Courage by Renita D’Silva

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Renita D’Silva’s Newest, Extraordinary and Moving Novel, A Daughter’s Courage. Coming—5/31/17!

 

A Daughter’s Courage is a touching and unforgettable novel. This story takes place mostly in India, during the 1920’s, but also fast-forwards to the twenty-first century.

Gowri loved school. Her goal was to become a teacher just like the woman she admired, Vandana Ma’am. But at the tender age of fourteen, Gowri’s dreams and choices were stripped from her. She was given over by her parents, to the Goddess Yellamma. Gowri would be bound to the Goddess and to the man who owned the land where the temple was built, for the rest of her life. She would spend her days worshipping the Goddess, and her nights, prostituting herself to the landlord and to any man whom the landlord deemed worthy of her. Gowri’s family cut all ties with her, except for the money they received from her services.

Lucy had disgraced herself and her family. She knew that she’d have to start over somewhere far from England. So when James Bell, a coffee plantation owner, proposed to Lucy, she accepted. She didn’t love him and hated to keep secrets from him, but James was her ticket to India and a new life. So Lucy heeded her mother’s advice and kept her ugly sin to herself. Lucy sincerely hoped, though, that James would never discover what she was hiding; she didn’t think he could ever forgive her if he found out.

There are many likable characters in this book. I loved Gowri, James and Market Boy. These three characters cared more about others than they did about themselves. The character, Lucy Bell, however, took me awhile to warm up to. She had grown up privileged and was quite spoiled and selfish. Kavya and Sue, are present day likable characters who play an important role in this book.

A Daughter’s Courage is a powerful story about love, sacrifice, and survival. After turning the last page, I sat in silence, reflecting on the extraordinary journey that I’d just taken. This emotional book will linger in your thoughts long after you’ve finished it. It is unfortunate, that although the practice of sacrificing young girls to the Goddess Yellamma, was outlawed in 1988, this terrible atrocity still takes place in today’s modern day world.

Thank you, Bookouture and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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