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
A Revolutionary War ghost, a woman on the run and a man burdened by grief are brought together by a spunky old lady and an old house in need of restoration. “Revolution” is set on the boundary of Yorktown’s historic battlefield. Adrienne Dunning does a fabulous job of bringing the past to life as the ghost of Nate Emerson’s grandfather, William Nathaniel Abbott returns to … Continue reading Revolution by Adrienne Dunning
Dead of Winter by Wendy Corsi Staub, read by Melanie Ewbank Bella Jordan never planned to be an amateur sleuth. She was just a widow trying to survive being a single parent. Raising her seven-year old son, Max and trying to do whatever she can to see he gets a happy Christmas, Bella doesn’t have time for the dead body that has washed up from … Continue reading Dead of Winter
by Amanda Quick narrated by Nina Alvaman Amalie Vaughn defied a murderer once. As a former trapeze artist, Amalie is used to taking chances. The inn she and her aunt open at Burning Cove seems like less of a risk that most she’s taken but it soon becomes her biggest risk of all. A killer robot, a handsome stranger and a murderer’s accomplice all show … Continue reading Tight Rope