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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Walking Into The Unknown by Ginny Dye

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I have read every book in The Bregdan Chronicles Series, and have enjoyed them all. Although Walking Into the Unknown was my least favorite, I still found the book to be inspirational and uplifting. The lengthy descriptions and flashbacks, though, did slow the pace of the book down.

Walking Into The Unknown begins where book nine left off. Carrie Borden is on Cromwell plantation grieving the loss of her husband, Robert. Even though, Carrie knew that Robert died saving someone whom they both loved, her pain still crippled her. To complete her medical degree and get away from the plantation where she had lived with Robert, Carrie decided to travel to New Mexico and help the oppressed Navajo Indians. The Indians had been forced from their land to Basque Redondo, a new Reservation. Ever since the move, though, they have been dying of starvation and disease. So, Carrie gathered up a team of medical students who were willing to travel to New Mexico, across rough and dangerous terrain by wagon, in order to assist the Indians in need.

I loved reading about the Navajo Indians and wished that the book contained even more about them. It’s obvious, though, that the author did a lot of research for this novel. All in all, I enjoyed Walking Into the Unknown and will definitely continue reading The Bregdan Chronicles Series.

~3 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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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

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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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Serenity Avenged by Craig A. Hart

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Don’t Miss Craig Hart’s Newest Compelling Thriller!

 

Serenity Avenged is the third riveting book in the Shelby Alexander Thriller Series.
Ex-boxer and fixer, Shelby Alexander was not looking forward to seeing his former wife, Helen. But, their daughter, Leslie, was in the hospital, so it was time for him to put his uncomfortable feelings aside. Helen had been trying to cozy up to him lately, though. Shelby wasn’t sure what his ex-wife’s game was, but figured it was probably money related.

Helen had made the most dangerous decision of her life, when she approached Darkmore, for a loan. She’d been desperate at the time, but realizes now, what a huge mistake it was. Not having the money, to pay back a shady loan shark, came with grave consequences.

Darkmore was a sadistic crime lord. When his clients couldn’t pay, he tortured them until they found the money. Jimmy had always looked up to his uncle. He had no idea, though, about his uncle’s true dark nature, until he started to work for him. Jimmy, got his first violent lesson, fast enough, though, as soon as his client, Helen, couldn’t pay back her loan.

Serenity Avenged is a gritty crime thriller; well-written and filled with realistic characters, dialogue, and suspense. Once I started reading the book, I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this compelling thriller.

Thank you, Craig Hart, for my complimentary review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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