Utah

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My Loving Vigil Keeping

AAR reviewed Carla Kelly’s My Loving Vigil Keeping when it first came out. Our reviewer was not happy (you can see that review HERE), and it put me off of trying this book for a long time. Recently, I realized it was included in my Kindle Unlimited, and gave it a shot. Oh, I’m so glad I did. ...

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The Same End

No one writes AWKWARD, PAINFUL, HILARIOUS, CRINGE-INDUCING, AWESOME, SWEET, TENDER, SEXY dialogue as well as Gregory Ashe.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wince...and then you'll wish the book was longer. So, is The Same End good, phenomenal, or what?  Yes, it is.  It’s brilliant and feat ...

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The Same Place

The Same Place is book two in Gregory Ashe’s The Lamb and the Lion series about a Utah-based wildlife vet and a con man – an odd couple if ever there was one – who, in The Same Breath, teamed up to solve a murder.  Like its predecessor, this book is a perfectly balanced combination of myster ...

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The Same Breath

In honour of one of the principal characters in this book, I'm going to start this review with some statistics.  Gregory Ashe’s The Same Breath is the fifth of his books reviewed in 2020 to get a DIK review (he’s received nine since February 2019).  It’s also the eighth book he’s published ...

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Autoboyography

I stayed up late to read this book. I woke up early to read this book. I was late to appointments because I was reading this book. I read it in the car (while waiting on someone), and if I could have read it in the shower, I would have read it there. Can you tell? I absolutely loved Christina Lauren ...

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Positively Pippa

Looking at the cover, you may assume that Positively Pippa is a contemporary romp that involves some wild sex. That assumption wouldn’t be wrong. After a debilitating humiliation on her national television show, Pippa Turner returns home to Ghost Falls, Utah to lick her wounds and see her beloved ...

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The Song of David

For the past couple of years, I've been gobbling Amy Harmon's books up like candy. Her lush prose, heart-wrenching plots and characters that seem like real people have caused a few of her books to become some of my all time favorites. The Song of David is no exception. Before I begin to review th ...

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My Loving Vigil Keeping

I once said that I’d happily read anything Carla Kelly wrote. Unfortunately, this book convinced me what works for her at around 200 pages doesn’t seem as compelling and interesting when the page count more than doubles. No one who’s a fan of Kelly’s expects her stories to be seat of the ...

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Enduring Light

It's easy to forget that just a scant hundred years ago people all over this country lived under rough, primitive conditions. That in 1910, the West was still being won. And it is painful to be reminded that for many centuries people of all kinds faced prejudices in this great melting pot of ours. S ...

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Behind Closed Doors

After I finished Behind Closed Doors, I waited awhile before sitting down to write the review because I found it difficult to separate my religious objections to the book from the story itself. In the end, I’m not really sure I did. Ms. Collins’ stock in trade is writing borderline-lurid romanti ...