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Best Lit Fic & Romance New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

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5 star Lit Fic & Romance New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

Wish Me Home copy
Released 3/21/17- Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/21/wish-me-home-by-kay-bratt/

The Idea of you 4.99 copy
Released 3/21/17- The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/06/the-idea-of-you-by-amanda-prowse/

Meant to be copy
Released 3/14/17- Meant To Be by Maggie McGinnis
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/14/meant-to-be-by-maggie-mcginnis/

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Released 2/28/17 A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/28/a-million-little-thingsby-susan-mallery/

Unexpectantly hers. copy.jpgReleased 2/21/17 Unexpectedly Hers by Jamie Beck
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/21/unexpectedly-hers-by-jamie-beck/

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

My not so perfect life. copyReleased 2/07/17 My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/07/my-not-so-perfect-life-by-sophie-kinsella-5-stars/

The Happiness In Between. copyReleased 1/31/17 The Happiness In-between by Grace Greene
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/12/the-happiness-in-between-by-grace-greene/

Everything you want copyReleased 1/03/17 Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/03/everything-you-want-me-to-be-by-mindy-mejia-5-stars/

The Barefoot Summer.. copyReleased 1/03/17 The Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/03/the-barefoot-summer-by-carolyn-brown5-stars/

Solo copyReleased 1/01/17 Solo by Jill Mansell
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/01/solo-by-jill-mansell-5-stars/

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The Lilac Bouquet by Carolyn Brown

The Lilac Bouquet.

Carolyn Brown’s Newest Heartwarming Release!

The Lilac Bouquet is a compelling story about friendship, secrets, and forgiveness.

Seth Thomas was an ornery eighty-two-year-old recluse, recovering from a broken hip. He was not happy to discover that his sister had hired an assistant to help him. Everyone counseled Emmy Jo against taking the job at the Thomas’s mansion. But Emmy Jo wasn’t listening. She had a fancy wedding to pay for. Emmy Jo’s great-grandmother, Tandy, was livid when she heard that Emmy Jo was considering the assistant position. She even threatened to lock Emmy Jo out of her trailer if she accepted the job.

What Emmy Jo discovered while working at the Thomas’s mansion was that Seth was just a crotchety old man with OCD who didn’t want his privacy violated. He was not the evil, strange man that everyone was painting him out to be. Although Seth tried not to show his feelings, he liked Emmy Jo. She was sassy and outspoken, just like the woman he once loved.

Emmy Jo was determined to discover why the three oldest people in town, including her great-grandmother, and Seth, were feuding against one another. Seth began to reveal the secrets to Emmy Jo, of how the town shunned his family and mistreated his mother. Emmy Jo became close to Seth and witnessed the man come alive, and live for the first time in his life. She saw just how powerful love, trust, and forgiveness could be.

This story touches on several mature themes such as rape, prostitution, bullying and depression. The topics, however, are written, without being graphic. I found The Lilac Bouquet to be inspirational, heartfelt and moving. I loved it.

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

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

*The Barefoot Summer* by Carolyn Brown*5-Stars

 

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The Barefoot Summer is a sweet romantic tale as well as an entertaining cozy mystery.

 

Kate, Amanda, and Jamie Steele were all prime suspects for the murder of Conrad Steele. Detective Kramer had a nagging feeling that one or two, or possibly all three of the widows had a hand in Conrad’s death. The Detective’s theory was that, when these women discovered that they were all married simultaneously, to Conrad Steele, they conspired to kill him.

Kate, Amanda, and Jamie were furious. They all, unfortunately, decided to take refuge at the lake cabin in Bootleg, Tx. Each woman figured, of course, that the cabin belonged to her. At first, the three of them could hardly tolerate one another, but by the end of the summer, the women felt more like family than competitors. Each woman had gained something positive from living in Bootleg, Tx. Jamie had a budding romance beginning with her daughter’s best friend’s father, Paul. Amanda fell in love with Bootleg and wanted her family to grow up there. Kate felt free for the first time in her life and even contemplated selling her oil business to stay on in Bootleg. She also couldn’t stop her developing feelings for a certain rancher, Detective Kramer. Despite the fact, that Kate, Amanda, and Jamie were suspected of murdering their husband, not only did they find peace in Bootleg, Tx, they were accepted by the community as well.

The Barefoot Summer is a well-written, heartwarming novel, with interesting characters and natural flowing dialogue. I very much enjoyed reading this book.

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

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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