Kansas

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Chasing Down a Dream

Chasing Down a Dream is the eighth book in the popular Blessings series set in Henry Adams, Kansas, a fictional town representing the townships founded by freed slaves after the Civil War. In the first novel, Bring on the Blessings, Henry Adams had fallen onto such hard times that the town lead ...

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Calico Spy

This is the third book in Ms. Brownley’s Undercover Ladies series and like the other two it turns the Wild West into a fun, funny and romantic place to be. Of course, there’s plenty of danger and hard work as well as serious subjects such as homicide. However, the writing and main events of the ...

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Love Overdue

The title to this book is a cute play on words that refers both to the fact that our heroine is a librarian and to a certain facet of the characters’ romantic relationship. That sense of cute, easy fun conveys pretty much what this novel is – a quick, breezy relaxed end of summer treasure. Do ...

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The Way Back

How dangerous is it to love two competitive brothers? Riley Evans finds out in Quinn’s debut novel, a heady romp set in contemporary Kansas.  When Riley meets brothers Eric and Jason, he falls head over heels for Eric, only to have the guy dump him. Fortunately, Jason was around to help Riley ...

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Scent of Rain and Lightning

A man cannot free himself from the past any more easily than he can from his own body. Andre Maurois. One of the things that fascinates me about parenthood is that we do not just give our children DNA. Along with all our little genetic quirks, we also pass on those quirks - emotional, habitual - we ...

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Ruby's Slippers

I haven’t read an inspirational in years, mostly because the only inspirational I had read was drearily conservative and written in such a cheesy and sentimental way that it put me off the subgenre altogether. So it was with some trepidation I approached Ruby’s Slippers by Leanna Ellis, which is ...

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Wild Sweet Love

I generally find myself rolling my eyes when I read a girl-in-pants historical novel. They seem to be packed with clichés and full of overdrawn characters. So when I flipped through Wild Sweet Love and noticed how often the heroine gallivanted about in a pair of leather pants, I worried. My fears w ...

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Blindsided

I’ve been aware of Leslie LaFoy for awhile now as her recent books have garnered good grades from my fellow reviewers. The problem is, I’m not too keen on Regency historicals or spies. So when I saw she was now trying her hand at category romance which is more my cuppa, I jumped at the chance to ...

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Something Like Love

Something Like Love is a lighthearted and humorous look at the residents and town of Henry Adams, Kansas in the late 1880s. Beverly Jenkins provides us with two engaging leads – Olivia Sterling, a proper, self-employed woman, and Neil July, a train robber. Olivia and Neil find immense enjoyment in ...

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Table For Five

Harlequin's American Romance line used to be one of my favorites, and I keep hoping that I'll find a good story like those the line used to offer. Table for Five sounded like it had an appealingly offbeat heroine, so I bought it. The heroine is offbeat all right, but eventually she becomes as bland ...