Needing romantic comedy more and more in my life right now with everything going on in the world, I turned to Avery Flynn’s Awk-weird. This delightful story of misfits who find their place and create a family is more than a romance, it’s about friendship and teammates, and yes, it’s about finding that one person who completes you. When Tess Gardner ends up a wallflower … Continue reading Sweet and Awkward Romantic Comedy
Who Wants to Marry a Duke by Sabrina Jeffries Narrated by Beverley A. Crick There are very few authors who I pre-order, Sabrina Jeffries is one of them. I love this series and was anxious to read it. It was worth the wait, another fabulous story. Women of strength and substance people Jeffries’ novels, the latest heroine is chemist Miss Olivia Norley. When she offered … Continue reading Who Wants to Marry a Duke
Janie’s Secrets is a recycled novel. I wrote the original a dozen years ago as Plain Janie. It has been a slapstick comedy i.e. I Love Lucy style, an amateur sleuth similar to Janet Evanvich’s Stephanie Plumb series, check out One for the Money and Two for the Dough (a couple of my favorites and what influenced my writing for a while). But as I … Continue reading A Recycled Novel
A Thousand Tiny Cuts This past week has been a bit painful. Many of you know our infant grandson passed away. While I cannot know the pain his parents are going through, it has been doubly hard seeing your child suffering along with losing a beautiful new grandbaby. While grief itself will not kill us, sometimes the way we handle grief can. As a fiction … Continue reading Pain and Heartache
The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne narrated by Derek Perkins Lorelai has lived her life with just the sweet memory of a kiss from the man who no memory of his own. A rescuer of all broken creatures it was no surprise when fourteen-year-old Lorelai demanded her father and brother allow her to save the man who dragged himself out of a … Continue reading Some of my favorite things: Audiobooks, Pirates and Surprising Heroes!
Secret Heir Seduction by Reese Ryan There was a time I thought Harlequin Romances were passe`. I believed billionaire romances were not my style. Reese Ryan has defied all my beliefs. Y’all know I’m a fan. Even tropes and genres I thought I didn’t like Reese has showed me my error. The truth is a good story is a good story and that’s what Reese … Continue reading One of My Favorite Authors Reese Ryan
The Forbidden Duke by Darcy Burke Narrated by Marian Hussey Second chances at a happy ever after don’t come around every day. For spinster Miss Eleanor Lockhart, suddenly homeless and in need of a situation, it is like a fairy tale come true when her new employer decides to re-launch her into society. Eleanor lost her chance for happiness as a young girl when a … Continue reading The Forbidden Duke, a review
The end of a decade. As we prepare to ring in the new year and the new decade, I find myself looking back over the past ten years. So much has happened in such a short time. After winning the Ann Peach Award in 2009 and joining Romance Writers of America, I started truly thinking about being a published writer ending the last decade on … Continue reading What a Decade!
Second Chances with all the FEELS This was an amazing story. I started crying with the opening sentence and found myself laughing, crying and falling in love with these characters. As the mother of a former soldier who served two tours in Afghanistan, this story touched my heart right from the beginning. I thought Michele handled the PTSD and the main character, Jackson’s loss of … Continue reading Finding Hope by Michele Brown