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True to the Law

After reading The Last Renegade, the first book in this series, I couldn’t imagine how Goodman could possibly follow up such a delightful and enjoyable tale with anything better. Now I know since she’s outdone herself with this book. Set again in Bitter Springs, Wyoming, the story ...

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Her Hesitant Heart

When I read the synopsis of this story, I thought it looked simple and sweet, and although I don't read a lot of Westerns in general, I wanted to read this one. While the romance between our two main characters could definitely be classified as sweet, I would never call this book simple. It is amazi ...

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Caramel and Magnolias

I chose Caramel and Magnolias for review simply because I liked the title, usually a no-no because we're expected to finish review books if we can. If you accidentally choose a stinker you're stuck with it. This time I lucked out and found a quite nice book by a mostly new author that I probably wou ...

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On the Island

As I read On the Island, I found myself growing ever more addicted to the story. This teacher-student romance set on a desert island is one of those books that really shouldn't work. Yet, it does. It really does. Though not without flaws, there's just something about this book that makes for fun, co ...

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Hunter's Prize

I love stories about treasure hunts. It's not the money that intrigues me but the mystery and the long search for forgotten clues and mislaid information. I also love the idea of history rediscovered. In many cases it brings to light where loved ones rest and allows for a proper burial and monument. ...

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Belonging

According to the Orphan Train official Website, the trains ran in the United States between 1854 and 1929, placing “an estimated 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children.” Felicia Brennan Kristoffersen, the heroine of Hatcher’s novel, is the middle of three Chicago siblings who were ...

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Bad Boys Do

Bad Boys Do is precisely the sort of contemporary I enjoy. Genuine characters, believable conflict, great love scenes. And not a small town sheriff in sight! Why exactly have I not read Victoria Dahl before? Olivia Bishop has resolved to have a little more fun. She starts her wild and crazy new l ...

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Keep a Little Secret

I love early 20th century history. The world was such a changing place then, with modern technology just taking its first hesitant steps onto the stage and women beginning to find their place in the world beyond being a wife and mother. The changes these years saw had to be some of the most astoundi ...

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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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One Reckless Summer

One Reckless Summer is the first in a series set in Destiny, a fictional small town in Ohio. It’s a lovely combination of sexy, fun, and heartbreak, and I look forward to checking out more books by this author. Jenny Tolliver has always been a good girl. She’s never broken the rules, she’s ...