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Today’s New Release!–Anna by Amanda Prowse-#Review–5-Stars

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Anna by Amanda Prowse is Out Today!

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*WORTH The RISK* by Jamie Beck* 5-Stars*


Worth the Risk is a touching story about love, trust, honesty, and overcoming obstacles to finding happiness.

Thirty-year-old Jackson left his Connecticut business and escaped to Vermont, for a six-week respite. After being slapped with a wrongful termination lawsuit by an employee; Jackson was in need of, some serious, downtime. To salvage his business reputation, it was essential that Jackson gain control of his emotions and put his priorities in order.

Twenty-two-year-old Gabby had no choice but to grow up fast. At age thirteen her mother had left her, choosing to feed an opiate addiction rather than raise her daughter. At eighteen, the father of Gabby’s unborn child, walked out of her life, electing to be carefree, rather than shoulder responsibility.

Gabby knew that she shouldn’t get attached to the man renting the apartment above her garage. His kindness, though, was impossible to ignore. Although Gabby was aware that her heart would break when Jackson left, she was unable to stop herself from falling for him. He made her feel alive and desirable.

Jackson admitted that he was having problems with alcohol, but he didn’t see himself as a hopeless alcoholic. Fortunately, the psychiatrist Jackson had sought for treatment, also felt the same way; otherwise, he would have encouraged Jackson to attend AA. Jackson’s efforts to get honest, own up to mistakes, help others, and keep busy, was working as a healing balm to his brokenness. Jackson tried to help Gabby without becoming romantically involved. Gabby didn’t need a transit lover in her life, and Jackson didn’t need the agonizing guilt, that leaving her, would cause him.

This engaging story is superbly, written. I loved Gabby, Jackson, and Gabby’s son, Luc, right from the start. The author brings the story alive with realistic dialogue, fully developed characters, and a well thought-out plot. Love, betrayal, fear, trust and addiction are the main components in this captivating tale. It’s an emotional tearjerker, as well as a heartwarming, thoughtful story. Highly recommended.

I received this ARC  from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

*You and Me, Always*by Jill Mansell*5-Stars!


You and Me Aways is a delightful, entertaining and superbly crafted novel. I devoured every page of this sweet and humorous love story.

It was Lily Harper’s twenty-fifth birthday and although, she was tearful; she was savoring her last birthday letter. Her mother had written birthday letters, in advance, before she died, to be opened, one each year on Lily’s birthday. Coral, Lily’s mother’s best-friend took Lily in and raised her since she was eight-years-old. Patsy, Lily’s babysitter, was also a loving influence, and her younger brother, Dan became Lily’s best friend.

Stanton Langley was a small English town where Lily lived and worked; It was also the town where movie star, Eddie Tessler chose to have his hide-out. Through unusual and funny circumstances, Eddie and Lily meet and form a close bond. Lily couldn’t understand, though, why her best childhood friend, Dan, was being so stinky about it. Dan and his sister Patsy both had deep secrets that they were hiding. Unfortunately, for them, secrets have a way of coming to light and being exposed at the worse times.

In Lily’s birthday letter, her mother revealed the name of the man who was once the love of her life. Out of curiosity and wanting to hear more about her mother, Lily contacted Declan Madison, her mother’s greatest love. Lily was ecstatic when she met Declan Madison, and Declan knew without a doubt that his life would never be the same again.

You and Me Aways is a laugh-out-loud funny story with quirky well-developed characters, witty dialogue and humorous situations. If you enjoy light, funny romances, then you’re going to love, You and Me Always. I highly recommend giving this well-crafted book a read.

I received this ARC from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

*Sunset in Central Park*by Sarah Morgan

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Frankie Cole built a stone wall around her heart. She wanted nothing to do with having a boyfriend. What kind of man would want to date her, anyway? Not a respectable man, that’s for sure. When her parent’s divorced, Frankie’s mother started changing. Instead of becoming more involved with her daughter, Frankie’s mother took to sleeping with men instead; all kinds of men, young, old, married, single, it didn’t matter. Frankie would hear people whispering around her, and she could just imagine what they were saying. “Like mother, like daughter, keep your man away from her.”

Matt Walker knew in his heart that Frankie was nothing like her mother. They had been friends for years, and Matt was in love with Frankie. Although there was obvious chemistry between them, Frankie didn’t want anything to do with becoming a couple. In Frankie’s mind, relationships and marriages fail; so, why would she want to mess up a beautiful friendship just to have a lover? Could Matt’s love for Frankie be strong enough to change her mind? And, could he handle Frankie’s rejection until he won over her heart?

Sunset in Central Park is a delightful and entertaining tale. I think, however, that the story would have been even more enjoyable if the characters had been fully developed.

I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

3 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

*Three Sisters* by Susan Mallery*5-Shining Stars

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Three Sisters is a brilliantly crafted, touching, character-driven novel. Each page captured my attention and hijacked my heart. The author brings the reader deeply into the lives and hearts of three women who are emotionally broken and in the middle of a personal crisis.

After being left at the altar, Dr. Andi Gordan decided to abandon her life in Seattle and move to Blackberry Island. She bought a severely neglected, Queen Anne home to renovate. It would serve as her home, her healing and her pediatric office.

Boston King’s marriage is crumbling. Her heart died months ago, right along with her baby. Although Boston’s artistic skills are in demand, she hasn’t been able to draw anything but pictures of her dead son. She’s a shell of the person that she used to be.

Deanna Phillips feels desperate. Her husband wants to end their marriage; her oldest daughter hates her, and her younger daughters are afraid of her. Deanna thought that being perfect was a good thing, now she knows it’s not. Her OCD and rigidity are out of control as well as her self-harming behaviors.

Susan Mallery captures the essence of her flawed characters, perfectly. Every page is brought to life for the reader with razor sharp details and raw emotion. Although I felt each woman’s heart-wrenching pain, I also felt their love, hope, and joy. I rejoiced with each character as they began to heal and become whole once again. Truly, this is one of the best books that I have read this year. It’s touching, powerful, and immensely satisfying. Don’t miss it.

5 out of 5 shining stars~Review by Peg Glover

*The Highlander*by Kerrigan Byrne*5-Stars

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The Highlander is a well crafted, compelling romance that takes place in Scotland, during the 19th century.

Lieutenant Colonel Liam Mackenzie, aka, the Demon Highlander, was famous for his violent temper and fierce fighting skills. He was feared by his enemies, his soldiers, and even his own clan.

Lady Philomela had never been the recipient of violence until she married the despicable, Lord Gordon St.Vincent. And, although, Lady Philomela knew that her sadistic husband had no qualms about hurting her, she never thought that he would lock her away in an insane asylum.

Lady Philomela suffered horrific atrocities while in the hospital and was tearfully relieved when she was rescued. Once out of the insane asylum, Philomela needed a new identity. It was decided that she would pose as a governess and be sent to the one place where no one would even dare to look for her, in the castle of the Demon Highlander. Lady Philomela was petrified. What would happen if the most feared warrior in all of Scotland were to find out that the person teaching his children was not a governess at all, but a woman living a lie?

The Highlander is a highly entertaining historical fiction romance. I finished the book in one day. The characters are unique, fully developed and likable, and their dialogue, realistic and witty. If you enjoy reading historical fiction romance, you’ll love The Highlander.

5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

*Passionate Pursuit*by Tina Donahue

Passionate Pursuit

Passionate Pursuit is a compelling historical fiction novel that takes place during the 15th century.

Beatriz Gonzalez y Serrano of Andalucia, Spain, didn’t want to marry someone, just because her father told her to do so. Her father had chosen Marquis Larnaz Telles, a cruel and ruthless man to be her betrothed. Her mother was sent to an early grave because of her father’s abuse. Beatrice had no intention of following in her footsteps. No, Beatriz would rather work as a lowly servant, for the rest of her life, than marry a man like her father.

After Beatriz had escaped her childhood home, she secured a job, working as a servant for Don Tomas. Although she worked long hours and was exhausted most of the time, she was grateful to be free.

Although Beatrice realized that a love relationship could never develop, she couldn’t help but to look forward to Don Tomas’s visits. Don Tomas, knew that his life would be a lot less complicated if he could just forget about Beatrice, but he couldn’t. She was unlike any servant he had ever had. It was puzzling to him, though, that Beatriz could read and write. Don Tomas was convinced that she was hiding something, and he was determined to unearth whatever secrets the mysterious woman thought she had safely buried.

This novel is well-written and captivating. If you enjoy reading adult medieval romances, than Passionate Pursuit is the book for you.

I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover.

*The Sugar Planter’s Daughter*by Sharon Maas*5-Shining Stars

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The Sugar Planter’s Daughter is a powerfully written, emotionally charged, character driven novel, that takes place during the early 1900’s in British Guiana.

Winnie Cox, a Sugar Planter’s Daughter, is a kind-hearted and trusting soul, who willingly gives up her upper-class status to marry George Quint, a black man, from a poor neighborhood.

Winnie’s sister, Johanna, chose to continue her privileged life, by marrying a man whom she could easily manipulate and use, to restore her family’s sugar plantation. Johanna didn’t care about having a loveless marriage. However, after she witnessed the joy and love that her sister, Winnie, shared with her husband, and their sons, she had a change of heart. Jealous of her sister, Johanna set out to steal Winnie’s happiness from her.

This book is not only a story about love and betrayal; it’s about life; in all of its glorious joy, devastating hardships and difficult life lessons; and how it’s even possible to derive happiness from agonizing trials. Forgiveness like grief has many layers, and even though, an act of betrayal has been forgiven, betrayal’s poisonous sting can easily be resurrected.

Sharon Maas is not only an outstanding storyteller but a magnificent writer; she transports her readers into the hearts and minds of her characters. I was moved to tears more than once while reading and experiencing their lives, especially the heart-wrenching struggles of Sophie Cox Quint. Each page comes alive with fully developed characters, realistic dialogue and raw emotion.

I highly recommend reading The Sugar Planter’s Daughter, a beautifully written, moving story that touches the soul.

I received this ARC from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 shining stars~Review by Peg Glover

*Daughters of the Bride* by Susan Mallery

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Daughters of the Bride is a delightful tale about love, courage, forgiveness, and redemption.

Maggie Watson, a mother of three grown children, was getting married again for the second time after twenty-four years of being a single parent. Rachel, Sienna, and Courtney were thrilled for their mother’s happiness. Their father had died when they were very young, so having a step-father, was something that they welcomed. Since Maggie’s first husband didn’t plan well for their future, they were almost penniless, when he died. But for Joyce, a kind-hearted hotel owner, Maggie and her children would have been homeless. Maggie never wanted to be destitute or dependent on anyone again; so she made her priority, making money, instead of raising children. Something she would later regret, especially with her daughter, Courtney.

Once Maggie had established her career, she did her best to develop a relationship with her daughters; but by then, her girls were young adults with their own concerns. Rachel was still in love with her ex-husband, but too afraid to trust him again. Sienna, was engaged for the third time and obviously unhappy, but unable to talk about it. And Courtney, Maggie’s problem child, was hiding secrets from everyone and was about to throw the love of her life away.

Daughters of the Bride is an easy to read, uplifting story about forgiveness, second chances and letting go of fear. I enjoyed reading this entertaining book, and although, I did find some areas to be too detailed and wordy, the book was so engrossing, that it didn’t matter. If you enjoy light fun romances, you’ll love Daughters of the Bride.

I received this ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

*Indiana Belle* by John A. Heldt*5-Stars

Indiana Belle

Indiana Belle, book three of the American Journey Series, is a superbly crafted, compelling and delightfully entertaining time-travel read. I loved every page of this engaging tale and read it in one day. I became a fan of John Heldt, after reading his first book, in the Northwest Passage series, The Mine. I found Indiana Belle, every bit as enjoyable, witty, and cleverly crafted as that first book of his, that I fell in love with.

Cameron Coelho is a doctoral student in Rhode Island, working on his dissertation. Cameron became intensely interested while researching the Roaring Twenties, in a woman, Candace Bell, who was brutally murdered in 1925. Cameron not only felt a connection to this beautiful Indiana Belle but was captivated, also, by her diary, especially the passages mentioning time-travel.

He located Professor Geoffrey Bell, a believer in time-travel and struck up a deal with him. Geoffrey Bell and Cameron Coelho, both had something that the other man wanted. After much deliberation, an agreement was reached, and Cameron was sent back in time to the year, 1925. Although Cameron had agreed not to interfere with Candace Bell’s fate, he secretly knew that he could not honor that promise. There was no way; Cameron could allow, the woman of his dreams to be pummeled to death.

Indiana Belle is a murder mystery as well as a sweet romance. I was captivated from the first page. I never wanted this story to end. It is that good. Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book, from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover