Alabama

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Deadly Summer

Want to read a hometown mystery starring a former child actress trying to get out of debt? Yeah, I didn’t know I needed this in my life, but Deadly Summer, the first in a new series, mixes humor and mystery with a sweet romance in a way I wasn’t expecting. Summer Butler was a famous teen actr ...

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The Almost Sisters

I can't think of a Joshilyn Jackson novel I haven't loved. There's something so very special about the way she constructs her stories set in the American South. Her love for the region comes through so clearly in her stories of independent women struggling to understand and appreciate their place in ...

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Love, Alabama

I’ve never lived in the South but will admit to a fascination with Southern life; and while I can’t verify its authenticity, I liked the southern small-town flavor of this book. Yes, everyone in town knows the heroine, but it makes sense - she’s a former Miss Alabama notorious for giving up he ...

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Traceless

I love discovering an author. It gives me something to look forward to. You see, the more fantastic authors I have on my list, the less the wait between good books. Ms. Webb has been added to that exclusive list, and I will anxiously await her next book. Traceless opens after Clint Austin is re ...

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No Crystal Stair

On December 31, 1999, I watched the New Year celebration that took place on the Mall in Washington, DC. One of the highlights of that event was a beautiful 20-minute chronicle of the most turbulent and jubilant times in U.S. History. I consider Eva Rutland's latest novel to be almost as worthy a chr ...

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One More Knight

Those of you who like the bad girl comes home story will really enjoy this book. I thought Kathleen Creighton handled the plot very well and avoided cliches. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID = 4; var browDateTime = (new Date()).getTime(); if (browName==' ...

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Between the Lines

I'm a sucker for match-making romances, so when I found Between the Lines, I thought I'd pick it up. And while it wasn't as good as I'd hoped after hearing raves about author Angela Benson, it was a nice evening's read. Our match-makers are two widowed fathers. Mathias Sanders owns a small Al ...

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A Child of Her Own

I enjoyed Beverly Barton's Protectors series and thought I'd try one of her stand-alone books, so I read A Child of Her Own. It was thoroughly enjoyable and I was fully prepared to give it a 4 rating until just before the ending when one scene jarred me out of the mood and caused the book to drop a ...