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Today’s New Fab Releases-#Dream Daughter & #Consumed

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Check Out Today’s Outstanding Book Releases!

 

 

In Case You Missed My Reviews On These New Releases, Here Are The Links:

 

 

Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain—5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2018/07/08/the-dream-daughter-by-diane-chamberlain-review-5-stars-netgalley

 

 

Consumed by J.R. Ward—4.5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2018/09/19/consumed-by-j-r-ward-review-4-5-stars-netgalley

#The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain-Review-5 stars #NetGalley

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Don’t Miss This Fabulous New Novel by Diane Chamberlain, Coming 10/2/18!

 

The Dream Daughter is an extraordinarily well-written time-travel novel. Once I started this book I didn’t want to put it down, not even for a moment. The author pulled me into her story, right from the start. I loved the realistic characters, the intriguing plot, and the flowing dialogue. 

Hunter Poole is a physicist. He is from the future, 2018 to be exact, but he won’t be returning to the twenty-first century anytime soon, or ever. And, Hunter is okay with that. He loves the simpler life of the twentieth century. It’s 1970 and Hunter is a contented man. He has his lovely wife, Patti, by his side and their beautiful son John Paul. Hunter will always be grateful to Carly, his sister-in-law, for introducing him to Patti. But, it was time for him, to return the favor, and he was nervous.

Hunter never told Patti or Carly that he was from the future, but he was going to have to confess now. He owed it to Carly. Her unborn daughter wouldn’t live long after birth if she didn’t have a heart procedure soon. The problem was, however, that fetal surgery was unheard of in1970. Hunter was going to have to send Carly into the future. And, unfortunately, she was going to have to do it alone.

Carly would do anything to save her baby. She would never have thought that traveling through time was going to be the easy part of her journey. Unfortunately, she was going to need every bit of courage and strength she could muster up, to weather the challenges ahead.  

The Dream Daughter is a fabulous novel. Highly recommended. I loved every page. Five well-deserved stars from this reader.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

Diane Chamberlain is the New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 25 novels published in more than twenty languages. Some of her most popular books include Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and The Keeper of the Light Trilogy. Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends. Although the thematic focus of her books often revolves around family, love, compassion and forgiveness, her stories usually feature a combination of drama, mystery, secrets and intrigue. Diane’s background in psychology has given her a keen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the background necessary to create her realistic characters.

Diane was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey and spent her summers at the Jersey Shore. She also lived for many years in San Diego and northern Virginia before making North Carolina her home.

Diane received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, Diane worked in hospitals in San Diego and Washington, D.C. before opening a private psychotherapy practice in Alexandria Virginia specializing in adolescents. All the while Diane was writing on the side. Her first book, Private Relations was published in 1989 and it earned the RITA award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel. 

Diane lives with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her sheltie, Cole. She has three stepdaughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. She’s currently at work on her next novel.

Please visit Diane’s website at http://www.dianechamberlain.com for more information on her newest novel, The Stolen Marriage, and a complete list of her books.

 

The Memory Tree by John A. Heldt–Review–4 stars

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Don’t Miss John Heldt’s Newest Heartwarming, Time-Travel Novel!

 

The Memory Tree is the second book, in the Carson Chronicles, and begins where book one ended. 

The Carson siblings are traveling through time, in search of their parents. When they successfully reach the year of 1918, they decide to split up and hunt for clues. Adam and Bridget travel to Duluth, Minnesota, Cody and Caitlin to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Greg to Tijuana, Mexico. Natalie decides to take a trip to France for a journalist opportunity.

A lot has happened since Tim and Caroline saw they children; Greg has had multiple brushes with the law and has fallen in love, Adam is happily married to an Irish Girl, Bridget. Caitlin and Cody meet an old friend in Gettysburg to share memories, laughter, and tears. Natalie travels to France and has the opportunity of a lifetime presented to her. The story that captured my heart, the most, though, was Greg’s, his adventures, relationships, and scrapes with the law.    

The Memory Tree is crafted with poignant, touching moments; sweet, romantic encounters; danger and adventure. John A. Heldt is a fabulous storyteller and writer. If you enjoy heartwarming time-travel stories, The Memory Tree is the book for you.

Thank you, John Heldt for my complimentary copy of The Memory Tree!

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

John A. Heldt is the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, and Carson Chronicles series. The former reference librarian and award-winning sportswriter has loved getting subjects and verbs to agree since writing book reports on baseball heroes in grade school. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa, Heldt is an avid fisherman, sports fan, home brewer, and reader of thrillers and historical fiction. When not sending contemporary characters to the not-so-distant past, he weighs in on literature and life at johnheldt.blogspot.com.

 

 

 

 

Favorite Hist. Fic. & Romance New Releases of 2017—Not To be Missed

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My Favorite Six Hist. Fic. & Romance New Releases of 2017!

 

Don’t Miss These Six Fabulous Written Novels.

In Case You Missed My Reviews on These Books, Here Are The Links:

Released-6/6/17—A Sky Full of Stars by Samantha Chase
https://write-escape.com/2017/06/06/a-sky-full-of-stars-by-samantha-chase/

Released-4/30/17—Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart by Jennifer Moore
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/30/miss-whitaker-opens-her-heart-by-jennifer-moore/

Released-4/18/17—My Kind of You by Tracy Brogan
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/30/my-kind-of-you-by-tracy-brogan/

Released-4/4/17—My One True Highlander by Susanne Enoch
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/04/my-one-true-highlander-by-suzanne-enoch/

Released-2/8/17—Hannah’s Moon by John A. Heldt
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/03/hannahs-moon-by-john-a-heldt/

Released-2/7/17—One More Kiss by Samantha Chase
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/07/one-more-kiss-by-samantha-chase-5-stars/

 

 

River Rising by John Heldt–#Book Review

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New Time-Travel Novel by John Heldt

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River Rising is a well-written, and engaging time-travel novel.
Two professors from Arizona, Tim, and Caroline Carson disappeared, in 2017, leaving their five children devastated. A couple of months after their disappearance, however, the eldest sibling, twenty-seven-year-old, Adam, received a letter from the family attorney. Although the letter was puzzling, it gave Adam some clues, as to what might have happened, to his parents and how to find them as well. The correspondence read more like a fantasy novel than a letter. His parents wrote of time-travel and living in the 1800s. Although, Adam found the information to be surreal; he couldn’t dispute some of the proof he was holding in his hands. So, after having a family meeting, the siblings planned the scariest and most exciting journey of their lives. The five of them were going to do the unthinkable. It was time to find their parents.

The Carson siblings knew that Arizona in the 1800s would not be the safest place to be, but what choice did they have? All they could do was to plan for possible problems. But, real life has a way of changing plans; however, like traveling to Pennsylvania instead of Arizona, getting caught in floods, running from the law, and falling in love.

I’ve read several books by John Heldt. He’s a great storyteller and spins a captivating and an adventurous time-travel novel. This book is a blend of sweet romance, love, historical fiction, and suspense. River Rising is the first book in the new series, The Carson Chronicles. It sets the reader up for the books to follow, so there is a cliffhanger at the end of book one. If you enjoy historical fiction and time-travel novels, River Rising may be the book for you. It’s a very enjoyable read.

Thank you, John Heldt for my complementary copy of River Rising!

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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The Brothers Three by Layton Green

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Newest Exciting Release by Layton Green!

 

The Brothers Three is a fast paced, action packed, compelling fantasy novel.

The youngest Blackwood brother, Will, was born with a warrior spirit. One of his favorite pastimes was role-playing, fighting, fantasy games, with nerdy, head-in-the-clouds type of people like himself. Will would often envision himself as a fearless knight until his incapacitating, all too familiar panic attacks would zap him back into reality. Caleb, the middle Blackwood brother, was a lover and pacifist. His mundane, predictable life as a bartender was his comfort zone. Val, the eldest Blackwood sibling, was a high-powered lawyer. He was the serious, responsible brother, the one who looked after the others. And, although he used to entertain people with parlor tricks when he was younger, he never believed in magic. In fact, Val considered magic to be utter foolishness, but that would soon change.

Charlie, their father’s friend was more than just an acquaintance to the boys. When their father died, it was Charlie who picked up the pieces and raised the three brothers. So when Charlie’s life was in danger, Will, couldn’t let it go. After accepting a glowing key from a stranger, Will knowingly stepped into another realm, bringing his brothers and best friend, Lance with him.

The parallel world that they landed in resembled New Orleans, but it wasn’t. This new realm was ruled by wizards. It was filled with evil, magic, and monsters. And, anyone who did not agree with the wizard’s rule, found themselves suffering, or dead. The thing that Will didn’t realize when he entered this parallel world was that there would be no easy way back. If you enjoy wizards, magic, danger, and action, you’re going to love this novel.

Thank you, Layton Green for my complimentary copy of The Brothers Three.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Hannah’s Moon by John A. Heldt

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I Absolutely Loved John Heldt’s

Newest Release-Hannah’s Moon-

 

Hannah’s Moon is the final book in John Heldt’s exciting American Journey Series. I love reading time-travel novels, and Hannah’s Moon was no exception.

The book begins with Claire and Ron Rasmussen, depressed, and devastated over losing a child. Feeling as if their hearts could not possibly survive another break, they decide to adopt. What Ron and Claire didn’t count on, however, was how unpredictable and long the adoption process was. Claire’s brother David, though, offered them another solution.

Although Claire and Ron were stunned with the possibility of time-travel, they were also thrilled with the thought of having a child within weeks instead of years. The plan was to travel back to 1945, a time when babies up for adoption were plentiful. With time-travel, there was always the unknown, but if they followed the plan exactly, it was as foolproof as possible. The problem was, though, that it wasn’t foolproof enough. The twenty-first-century trio, unfortunately, came up against heart-wrenching obstacles. Even though a conversation about the end of WWII, was harmless among the time-travelers, if they were overheard, however, the consequences could be severe. They could be thrown in jail, forced to join the military or have their newly adopted baby ripped from their arms. Just when the trio thought that their dreams were coming true, the floodgates of trouble opened up.

I have read and enjoyed several of John Heldt books; but Hannah’s Moon, I will have to say, is one of my favorites. It has all the key ingredients of a fantastic read; well-written, perfectly paced, compelling, and crafted with a touch of intrigue and romance.

Many thanks to John Heldt for my complimentary copy of Hannah’s Moon. I absolutely loved it!

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover