Books by Kimberly Cates

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The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match features Rowena Brown, a free-spirited heroine who is thisclose to being a total ditz. She love animals - a major point in her favor - but she often acts in a way that causes her staid family to wonder about her. As for the hero, his name is Cash Lawless. I don’t think I’ve ...

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The Wedding Dress

One of my favorite historical romances is Kimberly Cates' Gather the Stars. When I saw that her latest contemporary was set in Scotland, I jumped at it. As leery as I am lately of straight contemporary romances, I’m glad I picked this one. Emma McDaniel is a Hollywood superstar who, while hugel ...

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Lighthouse Cove

Nearly everyone has a universally loved movie that they, however, just couldn't stand. Mine was Sling Blade. While everyone was gushing over how touching it was, I just couldn't get over lines like "That boy lives in his heart." Not only do I think nobody would say something so maudlin, I also think ...

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The Mother's Day Garden

Kimberly Cates' latest offering deals with finding yourself on a path in life without knowing how you got there - but knowing that you want to get off of it. Hannah O'Connell has had a tough year; her daughter Becca has gone off to college, her marriage isn't working and she's recently had a hystere ...

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Fly Away Home

I'm not a fan of stories that manipulate me, but when it's as gentle and enjoyable as it is in Fly Away Home, then I don't mind. When coupled with writing as beautiful as Kim Cates achieves here, it's easy to overlook that feeling of manipulation and simply surrender to the story. Eve ...

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Lily Fair

I love nothing more than what people call a "hidden treasure" - a book, movie, singer, actor, what have you, that not many people know about but that I cherish. This author's Gather the Stars, is one such book for me - one of those perfect, tortured love stories that makes me cheer at the happy end ...

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Briar Rose

I like nothing better than watching a tortured hero develop into a man who's worthy of the love a warm heroine offers him. If you're like me and have a weakness for angst-filled heroes, look no farther than this book. With the exception of a rather unbelievable plot twist and a heroine who borders ...

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Magic

When I think of Ireland, I think of a land full of history and magic. I think of centuries full of tradition and folk tales. Magic is a book that brings all of these things to life. Ireland is overrun by wealthy English landowners that want nothing more of their Irish land dwellers than more ...

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Morning Song

I raced through the first third of this book on a tear, totally engrossed in the tale Kim Cates was telling, thinking to myself, "Goody! This one is going to be as good as Stealing Heaven!" Then I came to a critical scene. On one hand I applauded the author for handling it in a wholly unexpected man ...