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Sunday, 09 June 2013 19:20

Review: The Chieftain

TheChieftain“The Chieftain” by Margaret Mallory (historical, Forever, March 2013, $7.99, 448pp)

 

Series: Book 4, The Return of the Higlanders

 

Summary:
Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble.

Saturday, 11 May 2013 18:39

Review: The Long Way Home

LongWayHome“The Long Way Home” by Mariah Stewart (contemporary, Ballantine, February 2013, $7.99, 432pp)

 

Series: Book 6, The Chesapeake Diaries

 

Summary:
As the only child of a wealthy investment manager, Ellie Chapman has never known anything besides a life of perfect privilege. But her years of good fortune come to an abrupt end when her father is exposed for swindling billions of dollars from innocent investors in a massive Ponzi scheme. And just like that, Ellie loses everything: money, job, home—even her fiancé, who’s jailed as her father’s partner in crime. With no job prospects on the horizon, no cash, and her family name in tatters, Ellie has only one place to go.
 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 13:04

Review: Scorched

scorched 225“Scorched” by Laura Griffin (romantic suspense, Pocket, November 2012, $7.99, 416pp)

 

Series: The Tracers, book 6

 

Summary:
The dead don’t speak, but Kelsey Quinn knows their secrets. As a forensic anthropologist at the Delphi Center crime lab, Kelsey makes it her mission to identify bodies, often using no more than shards of bone. Her find at a remote Philippines dig hints at a sinister story. When Kelsey's search for answers puts her at the scene of her ex-fiancé’s murder, only one man can help her--the man who broke her heart months before and is also a prime suspect.

 

Friday, 30 November 2012 21:04

Review: Her Sky Cowboy

HerSkyCowboy“Her Sky Cowboy” by Beth Ciotta (paranormal, fantasy, Signet, November 2012, $7.99, 352pp)

 

Series: Glorious Victorious Darcys, book 1

 

Summary:
Amelia Darcy has no interest in marrying well. Her heart belongs to the sky and the dirigibles of brass and steel that swoop over Victorian England. But when her father, an eccentric inventor, dies, the Darcy siblings are left with scrap metal—and not a penny to their names. Their only hope to save the family name and fortune is to embark on a contest to discover an invention of historical importance in honor of Queen Victoria.

 

Monday, 12 November 2012 12:12

Review: Bianca

Bianca“Bianca” by Bertrice Small (historical, Berkley, October 2012, $16.00, 432pp)

 

Series: The Silk Merchant’s Daughter

 

Summary:
Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d’Angelo and his wife want nothing more than to marry their daughters to wealthy men of distinction. But when their son’s dangerous indiscretion implicates him in a tragic accident, it is their eldest daughter who must pay the price. Blackmailed by the powerful and debauched Sebastiano Rovere, the Pietro d’Angelos must give beautiful Bianca in marriage to Rovere to buy his silence.

Sunday, 28 October 2012 18:56

Review: Pitch Perfect

pitchperfect“Pitch Perfect” by LuAnn McLane (contemporary, Signet, September 2012, $7.99, 304pp)

 

Summary:
Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its theater, shopping, and cuisine. But tough times are crushing tourism—until a hard-swinging baseball team and three hometown heroes begins revitalize the community one inning at a time….

 

Determined to prove her independence, Mia Monroe is no longer Daddy’s little rich girl. Buying an old car with the last of her money, she sets out for who knows where… until her clunker clunks out in Cricket Creek. With no plan and no credit cards, Mia has to find more resilience than she’s ever never needed before. And a little help from an attractive new acquaintance wouldn’t hurt… As first baseman for the Cricket Creek Cougars, Cameron Patrick has two jobs: win games and stay out of trouble. If he can do both, he might just make it back to the minor leagues. He knows Mia is trouble from the moment she catches his eye—but he can’t stop looking. And maybe her kind of trouble is exactly what he needs.   

Sunday, 14 October 2012 20:03

Review: Courting Carolina

Courting_Carolina“Courting Carolina” by Janet Chapman (time travel, Jove, September 2012, $7.99, 304pp)

 

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Series: 3rd book in Spellbound Falls Series

 

Summary:
While building a wilderness trail for a new five-star resort in Spellbound Falls, underachieving playboy Alec MacKeage rescues a beautiful woman who is being chased by kidnappers and agrees to let her hide out with him for a few days. But when those days stretch past a week, Alec finds himself fighting his attraction to the mysterious Jane Smith—despite knowing the woman isn’t who she claims to be. Then again, neither is he…

Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:21

Review: Josh

Josh“Josh” by J.C. Ryan (contemporary, Grand Central, September 2012, $7.99, 368pp)

 

Series: Book 2 in the Wyoming Sky Series

 

Summary:
Rancher and mountain climber Josh Conway has never backed down from a challenge. So when a photographer disappears in the wilderness during a blizzard, Josh answers the emergency call and leaps into action. Yet he's soon shocked to find the person in "distress" is doing fine-and she's a gorgeous blond spitfire who's as brave and bold as he is.

Sunday, 26 August 2012 13:37

Review: The Witch is Back

WitchIsBack“The Witch is Back” by H.P. Mallory (paranormal, Bantam, August 2012, $7.99, 370pp)

 

Series: A Jodie Wilkins novel

 

Summary:
Funny and feisty witch Jolie Wilkins is back—or rather, she’s back to her humble beginnings. Propelled into the past to her old Los Angeles fortune-telling shop, Jolie has no idea she possesses extraordinary powers, and she definitely doesn’t remember becoming Queen of the Underworld. But at least she has two incredibly sexy men vying for her affection: Rand Balfour, who looks very familiar, though Jolie can’t place his gorgeous face, and Sinjin Sinclair, who is tall, dark, and perfect . . . except for the fangs.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 20:01

Review: Lessons from a Scandalous Bride

Lessons_Scandalous_Bride“Lessons from a Scandalous Bride” by Sophie Jordan (historical, Avon, August 2012, $7.99, 384pp)

 

Series: Book 2 in the Forgotten Princesses series

 

Summary:
A life can change in an instant . . .

No one knows this better than Miss Cleopatra Hadley, who went from poverty to plenty when she discovered one of England's richest men was her true father who wanted her to share his wealth . . . if she married into the upper echelons of Society. A high price to pay for someone whose mother taught her just how dangerous a marriage could be.

 

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