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Holiday Spice by Samantha Chase-5 Stars–Book Review

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Don’t Miss, Samantha Chase’s Newest Holiday Romance, Holiday Spice, Coming 10/3/17!

Holiday spice is an entertaining fun read, filled with love, romance, and emotion. It is story-telling at its best.

 

Holiday Spice is a sweet, well-written, contemporary romance.

Darcy, the youngest of the Shaughnessy siblings, had a strong need for family closeness. She had lost her mother when she was a young child, and although, Darcy didn’t remember her mom; she felt the loss deeply. Darcy’s favorite holiday was Christmas. It was the time of year for family gatherings and fun.

Ben Tanner loved working with wood. Each sculpture he created was a magnificent work of art. He was well known and sought out. To devote himself to his work, Ben lived like a hermit, in the mountains of Washington. He convinced himself that he enjoyed his solitary life. That was, however, until Darcy Shaughnessy, was stuck in his home, snowed in, and turned his world upside down.

Although it had been several years since Ben’s parents died, their death still affected him profoundly. Ben didn’t feel that he should be allowed to enjoy life, especially the Christmas holiday since that was his mother’s favorite time of year. It grated on him that Darcy not only loved Christmas but that she wouldn’t stop talking about it.

Holiday spice is an entertaining fun read, filled with love, romance, and emotion. It is story-telling at its best.

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

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman–Book Review-5 Stars

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Don’t Miss Alice Hoffman’s Newest Exciting Novel, The Rules of Magic!

I loved it!   Release Date–10/10/17

 

The Rules of Magic is a fascinating novel, superbly written and thoroughly satisfying. Alice Hoffman is a talented writer and an author who is fast becoming one of my favorites.

The Owens family has lived on Magnolia Street in a small Massachusetts town since 1620. Most of the family had scattered, though, during the time of the witch hunts. Some went to Paris, others to New York, but Aunt Isabelle stayed in her home, on Magnolia Street. People shunned her and any family member who dared to visit her. Aunt Isabelle was known for her strange powers and potions. It was even rumored that she turned a person into a rabbit. But, these same people who hid from Aunt Isabelle during the day came around to her back porch at night. They sought her out for cures for physical and emotional ailments. They have even been known to ask for potions to manipulate other people.

The Owens family believed that they had been cursed, ever since, Marie Owens was condemned to death in 1620 for loving the wrong man. The Owens family drew strength from one another, to survive a world, where they were not wanted. The family is made up of a unique group of characters, all quirky, independent, and wildly entertaining. Aunt Isabelle, Franny, Jet, and Vincent bring the reader deep into their hearts and lives and keep them there until the last page is read. The message that runs throughout this book is, to be who you are, regardless of what others think. Have the courage to live, love and be happy.

This thought-provoking novel will linger with you long after you’ve finished it. It’s a book worth reading and rereading.

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

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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9/19/17-Today’s New Fab. Releases–7 Lessons From Heaven- & Fool Me Once–Book Reviews

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In Case You Missed My Reviews on Today’s Fabulous New Releases, I’ve Included the Links Below:

 

7 Lessons From Heaven by Mary C. Neal, M.D.—5 Stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/08/7-lessons-from-heaven-by-mary-c-neal-m-d-5-stars

 

Fool Me Once by Catherine Bybee—4 Stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/15/fool-me-once-by-catherine-bybee-book-review

 

With This Christmas Ring by Manda Collins–Book Review

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A Sweet Touching Christmas Love Story about Love, Forgiveness and Second Chances.

With This Christmas Ring by Manda Collins-Release Date 10/3/17!

 

With This Christmas Ring, is a delightful, historical fiction, holiday romance.
Merry was uptight about entering the home of Alex Ponsonby, the Viscount Wrotham. Merry never thought that she’d have to face the man she jilted ever again. Her closest friend Charlotte; however, asked Merry, with her dying breath, to find her newborn baby’s father. Unfortunately, the father of this infant was William Ponsonby, her jilted fiancee’s cousin. Merry could see no way around it. She’d have to ask Alex where his cousin William could be located. Merry would carry out her friend’s dying request no matter what it cost her, even though; she’d have to confront Alex Ponsonby, the man she still loved but left behind.

Alex could never understand why Merry left him. He had a strong hunch, though, that his grandmother, the dowager, had something to do with it. So when Merry showed up unexpectedly at his doorstep, Alex was determined to find out just why she had fled. And, then, he would do his best to woo her back into his arms. Alex’s cousin William was with the dowager for the Christmas holiday. So Alex planned to confront his sharp-tongued grandmother, to make sure that she wouldn’t hurt Merry anymore than she already had. And, if his grandmother could not accept Merry then drastic measures would have to be taken. Alex was not about to lose the love of his life, for the second time, that was for sure.

With This Christmas Ring, is an enjoyable and touching story about love, forgiveness, and second chances. Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Fool Me Once by Catherine Bybee–Book Review

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Don’t Miss Catherine Bybee’s Newest Book Release, Fool Me Once, Coming 9/19/17!

 

Fool Me Once is a fun and unique fictional read. Catherine Bybee is a talented writer and great storyteller. I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written, suspenseful and captivating novel.

Attorney Lori Cumberland wasn’t the average run-of-the-mill divorce lawyer. She represented only the rich and the famous. Wealthy men and women who desired a short-term marriage, with an uncomplicated divorce, sought out Lori Cumberland. The reasons why people wanted a fake marriage varied considerably. Some temporarily wanted arm candy, others, needed a sophisticated image, to further their career, and some, sought to soothe, a family member’s worries before they died. Whatever the reasons, all clients were required to sign an Alliance agreement. This contract included among other things, a prenuptial agreement and a marriage expiration date. Although Attorney Lori Cumberland appeared to have a posh job, it was not without risks. Some wealthy people, are powerful, and become dangerously lethal when crossed; something that Lori, unfortunately, would experience, firsthand. Although the Alliance was heavily guarded, with security, bodyguards, private jets, and safe houses, unexpected occurrences can and do happen.

Private Investigator Reed Barlow was hired to dig dirt up on Shannon, a Senator’s ex-wife. Reed didn’t know before becoming romantically involved, with attorney Lori Cumberland, that Shannon had once signed an Alliance contract. The information he discovered unethically, would not only smear Shannon but Lori as well. Reed didn’t want to confess to Lori his initial reason for following and flirting with her but did so, anyway. And, as expected, his betrayal cut Lori, deeply. Reed wanted Lori in his life and was willing to go to any lengths to win her back, even if that meant putting himself in danger.

Fool Me Once is a suspenseful, romantic, fictional story; which is highly entertaining and enjoyable. Thank you, Montlake Romance and NetGalley for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Today’s New Book Release–Love and Other Consolation Prizes-by Jamie Ford

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In Case You Missed My Review, on Today’s New Release, Love and Other Consolation Prizes- Here Is The Link

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford–4 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/03/love-and-other-consolation-prizes-by-jamie-ford-book-review

 

Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery–Book Review–

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Don’t Miss This Captivating Love Story, Filled With Witty Dialogue & Sweet Romance!

Release Date–Sept. 26, 2017

 

Second Chance Girl is a delightful and entertaining romance.
The Duke of Somerbrooke was concerned over valuables that were missing from his estate. And the only packages that were leaving his home were addressed to an American, Violet Lund, in his grandmother’s handwriting. Ulrich Sherwood was livid. Violet Lund was a conniving thief who was manipulating his grandmother. The Duke would see justice done, even if that meant, that he had to travel thousands of miles to do so.

Violet Lund, couldn’t believe when the man of her dreams, Ulrich Sherwood, the Duke of Somerbrooke, walked into her shop. The last time she saw him, she was all frizzy hair and braces; and he had made her feel beautiful. He was a gorgeous man; except, for the fiery blue daggers that were aimed right at her. What could she possibly have done?

Carol Lund loved her work at the Animal Preserve. She also had a hidden crush on her next door neighbor, Mathias Mitchell. They were only friends though. She wasn’t anything special, and he was a well-known artist. Besides, Mathias didn’t do relationships; he was a no commitment, one-night romance type of guy. And, although, he could never be hers, she sometimes imagined that he was.

Mathias secretly adored his giraffe loving next door neighbor, Carol Lund. If he were to trust any woman, it would be her. But, Mathias learned from a young age that love often led to betrayal and pain. So Mathias would admire Carol from the sidelines. Little did he know, though, that events in his life were going to drive him right into Carol’s arms.

Second Chance Girl is a well-written light read, filled with witty dialogue and sweet romance. Thank you, Harlequin and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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