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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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Wed To A Spy by Sharon Cullen

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New Captivating Historical Fiction Romance Coming 5/23/17.

Wed To A Spy   Don’t Miss It!

 

Aimee de Verris hated to leave France but her Aunt, the powerful Catherine de Medici, had given her no choice in the matter. Her task was to spy on Mary, the Queen of Scotland. Aimee’s Aunt told her that if she spied on the Queen successfully, she could return to France and to her beloved, Pierre. Although Aimee and the Queen had known each other as children, Aimee doubted that Mary would spill Scotland’s secrets to her. She despised every moment that she spent spying, in the cold, wet climate of Scotland, until she met Simon Marcheford.

Simon Marcheford had expressed to the Queen several times, his desire to retire. But, Queen Elizabeth was not ready to give up her most valuable spy. “One more mission,” she told him. Could Simon trust her words, this time? Did he, have a choice? Simon’s last assignment, however, would utterly change his life. When he landed in Scotland, to his complete surprise, Queen Mary forced him to marry Aimee de Verris. Even though  Aimee was a beautiful woman, she was a complete stranger. She was also in love with another man. Being the good spy that Simon Marcheford was, he hid his secrets well. And, he was not above using blackmail, even to a Queen, to get what he wanted.

I thoroughly enjoyed taking a peek into the inner workings of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth’s courts. Wed To A Spy is a captivating and well-written story. Fans of historical fiction and romance will not be disappointed.

Thank you, Random House Publishing Group- Loveswept and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

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The Bridal Squad by Samantha Chase

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Coming 5/10/2017 Samantha Chase’s Newest Contemporary Romance!

 

The Bridal Squad is an entertaining romance novel about four women, Julianne, Harper, Natalie and Kayla, and the men who captured their hearts. Julianne and Gavin are getting married. They are the perfect couple. This should be the happiest time of Julianne’s life, but it’s not. Julianne is frustrated. Her friends are bickering, her wedding plans are in turmoil, and her mother’s rude behavior is hurting her sister, Harper. Their mother has always picked on her sister, but ever since Julianne started to plan her wedding, the stinging snarky remarks toward Harper have increased.

After three failed engagements Harper was in no hurry to get romantically involved with anyone until she met Brady, a kickboxing instructor. Natalie, the one who knew everything, about weddings and marriage, suddenly had nothing to say. And, Kayla, a photographer, lost her adventurous spirit after Adam; her boss gave her an ultimatum.

The Bridal Squad is an enjoyable novel about the joys and difficulties of romantic relationships and how friends, precious ones, can be a lifesaver during painful times. Although, The Bridal Squad is not as heartwarming as Samantha Chase’s other novels; I still found it very enjoyable.

Many thanks, to the publisher and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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My Kind of You by Tracy Brogan

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Don’t Miss Tracy Brogan’s Newest Romance Release; My Kind of You!

 

Emily Chambers felt like a failure when she returned to her childhood home, on Wenniway Island. As far as anyone knew, though, Emily was a successful business woman, who came back to the Island to renovate her grandmother’s cottage. Emily’s grandmother was the only person who knew, that Emily couldn’t make ends meet, without borrowing money.

Ryan Taggert of Taggert Property Management Company traveled from California to Wenniway Island. He had a company project to complete, but he was also there to check on his father. Apparently, his father, who was the CEO of the company, was infatuated with a woman, more than half his age and was talking nonsense. After being on the island for a while, though, Ryan could understand his father’s attraction to it. Ryan liked the Island himself. He especially liked Emily Chambers. In fact, he couldn’t stop thinking about her. But, Emily was not a complication, which Ryan could afford. He had to stay focused, complete his project and get his father off the Island. But, life doesn’t always work out the way we plan it to. Sometimes it works out even better.

My Kind of You is a sweet story, so captivating that I stayed up late just to finish it. It’s a well-written humorous romantic tale, with likable characters and realistic dialogue. I loved it.

Thank you, Montlake Romance and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart by Jennifer Moore

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Don’t Miss Jennifer Moore’s Newest Release; Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart!

It’s Superbly Written, Thought-Provoking and Touching.-I loved it!

I absolutely loved Jennifer Moore’s newest release; Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart. I was quickly swept up into the story and couldn’t put it down until I read the last page.

It was 1814, and Eleven-year-old Sarah Whitaker, was anxious to reach Australia. She couldn’t wait to see her papa again. Unlike, her Aunt; she didn’t mind the open seas. Sarah loved everything about the ship. Captain Thackery even allowed her to work alongside his crew. But, Sarah’s happiness would come to an abrupt halt, as soon as she reached the shores of Australia. Ten years later, though, Sarah was still in Australia. She loved managing her father’s sheep farm even though it came with many challenges, betrayals, and setbacks. Her latest betrayal came from Daniel Burton, her new neighbor, he not only took the land that she tried to buy, he stole her best foreman as well.

Daniel Burton had been sentenced to death, but instead of hanging he was shipped to Australia. He received a full pardon for his crimes from the governor of the penal colonies. The Duke of Southhampton had paid his way. And, although, Daniel was ashamed of his past behavior, he was grateful for his new start in Australia. One of the best things about his new life, was his neighbor, Sarah Whitaker. She was beautiful and fascinating, and Daniel was determined to make up for their rocky start. Although her farm was filled with working convicts, she didn’t trust any of them. Sarah had been hurt and betrayed too many times to let her guard down. Daniel didn’t know how to tell Sarah about his past. He was hoping that he could just keep it a secret. But, Daniel knew that secrets never stayed hidden for long. And, unfortunately, he was right.

Jennifer Moore has become one of my favorite authors. Her novels are superbly written, thought-provoking, and heartfelt. I highly recommend reading Miss Whitaker Open’s Her Heart.

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

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell

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Another Winning Story by Jill Mansell, Coming 5/2/17!

 

Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay is a delightful, entertaining light read.
Clemency would remember forever, the day she met Sam. He sat next to her on the plane and flirted with her during her entire flight. When she left the plane that day, she felt giddy with happiness over the special connection she’d made with Sam. Clemency had hoped that Sam would want to continue their relationship once they were off the plane. She was wrong.

Clemency’s heart broke for the second time three years later, when her stepsister, Belle, showed up with Sam. Belle was delighted to know that her stepsister was jealous of her. How could she not be? Belle was with Sam; the same man Clemency had fallen in love with while on the plane. Clemency, however, could only take so much smugness from her stepsister before she decided to retaliate. Clemency cornered Ronan, a man whom Belle had desired for years, and asked him to be her pretend boyfriend. Ronan was more than happy to oblige. He played his new role, like a star.

There are several layers and surprises in this book, and as each sub-story unfolds, the reader is brought deeper into the lives of the characters. I especially liked Clemency, Ronan, and Sam. Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay is a well-written, easy to read book, with lots of emotion, depth, and meaning.

Thank you, Sourcebooks-Landmark and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Never Trust A Pirate by Valerie Bowman

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Don’t Miss Valerie Bowman’s Newest Release on 5/2/17, Never Trust A Pirate.

It’s a Story Filled with Secrets, Deception and Romance!

 

Never Trust A Pirate is a well-written, captivating, and humorous tale.
Danielle LaCross, a former heiress, was forced to make a living on her own. For years she worked on a ship, dressed as a man. Although she needed money to pay for her sick mother’s care, her ultimate goal was to avenge her father’s death. And if she had to work as a spy to attain her goals, then so be it.

Her new spy assignment took her out of breeches and into a gown. She was to be a Lady’s maid of all things. What Danielle discovered, though, was bittersweet. Her position suited her well, but it also reminded her of the life that she was supposed to have. She did her best to squash her feelings. Danielle couldn’t afford to feel sorry for herself; she had a job to do. And, watching Cade Cavendish, the black sheep of a wealthy family and brother of a viscount, was it. Although Danielle knew that falling in love with the man whom she was hired to spy on was breaking the rules; she couldn’t help herself. Cade Cavendish was incorrigible, handsome, and absolutely perfect for her.

Never Trust A Pirate is an intriguing book filled with secrets, deception, and romance. I loved it. Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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