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Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Allie and Bea

 

Don’t Miss Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Newest Novel; Allie and Bea. It’s Captivating, Touching and Superbly Written. I Loved It! Release Date- 5/23/17. 

 

Allie and Bea is a compelling, heartfelt novel that touches the soul. This book lingered in my thoughts long after I finished the last page. It’s a story about love, friendship, oppression, and survival.

Bea is an elderly homeless woman, traveling in a van with her cat. Allie is a fifteen-year-old-naive girl who had a privileged, happy life until her parents went to prison. Allie was put into foster care, where she feared for her life and ran away.

Bea never imagined that she would be the type of person who would manipulate unsuspecting individuals for money. But, being homeless forced her to do just that. She was surviving alone with her cat when a frightened teen, Allie, leaped into her van and changed Bea’s life forever.

After a stormy start, Bea and Allie started to enjoy one another’s company. They stayed in campgrounds and parking lots and began to discover that people were generally kind; something that Bea found, remarkable. While hiding from the authorities, Allie and Bea learned valuable lessons. They would also develop a strong, unbreakable bond.

I love finding new favorite authors and Catherine Ryan Hyde is now one of them. I loved this book and will definitely read more by this talented writer. Don’t miss this extraordinary novel. I highly recommend giving it a read.

Thank you, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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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

My Kind of You

 

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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After The Fall by Julie Cohen

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Don’t Miss Julie Cohen’s Outstanding Newest Release, Coming 5/2/17.

After The Fall – I Absolutely Loved it!

 

After The Fall is a superbly crafted character-driven novel, about family secrets, loss, and love. The author brings Jo, a mother, Lydia, Jo’s teenage daughter, and Honor, Lydia’s grandmother to life for the reader. All three women have secrets that they fear, if exposed, will bring them terrible embarrassment and shame. I loved Jo, right away. She’s a selfless, loving mother. Lydia is a likable character, except for her rebellious teenage attitude. She grows up and matures in the story, though. And Honor, well, at first, I didn’t like her at all, but she won me over in the end. What all three women learned is, how much richer their life would have been, if they hadn’t kept secrets at all.

I absolutely loved reading this book. Each page drew me deeper into the story, tugged at my heart, and hijacked my emotions. The characters are complex, the plot realistic, and the dialogue natural. Each sentence, I found, drove the story forward, captivating my attention until the very end.

This is the first book that I have read by Julie Cohen, but it will not be my last. I will definitely be reading more of her work. Highly recommended.

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

~5 out of 5 shining 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

Never Trust a Pirate.

 

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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