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Hiding Hearts – RE Bradshaw

Hiding Hearts – RE BradshawR. E. Bradshaw’s 2x Great Aunt was known as the greatest horsewoman in Wayne County, North Carolina. Wild and untamed, living her life her way, she has inspired Bradshaw to begin a new series which starts at the tail end of the Civil War in Goldsborough, NC. The county is bracing itself for the arrival of Sherman’s troops, the ravages of the bummers and the slow return of the Counties young men, war-weary and damaged in body and mind.

Lottie Bratcher is only 18, but her strong will, fearless nature, and bright mind make her the natural leader of the Bratcher women left to scrabble a survival in their small parcel of land. The men are away fighting a war started by rich men and having little bearing on the poor white families who had never owned slaves and were socially only a step above the free blacks of the area. Scraping a living, guarding their own and protecting the so-called deserters, including her brother Jefferson, Lottie has little time for affairs of the heart and does her best to fight the childhood crush she has for the beautiful heiress Patrice Cole and her twin Patrick. But in times of war allies are frequently thrown together, especially when Patrice is determined that they will be.

This, the first in the Appletree Swamp series, is an intriguing and extremely well-done mix of historical adventure and light-hearted romance, with a delightful twist in the tale for the Bratcher and Cole siblings. The atmosphere created, the action and the setting, are exceptionally well drawn and feel so authentic that you get lost in the lives of the extended family and their neighbours. Full of cameo roles from the illegally literate Medicine Mary, the enchanting ferryman Jacob and even a brief encounter with Sherman himself, Bradshaw has filled the pages with delightful characters who instantly become friends.

The background of the swamp and the detail of the war make this very solidly set in time and place, clearly very familiar territory for Ms Bradshaw who’s eye for detail and love of both family genealogy, Civil War history and the land of her father, shines through in every line. The whole is lightened by the almost comedic attempts of Lottie to avoid the woman who dominates her heart and mind, running like a skittish colt, while Patrice patiently but determinedly chases her down.

Delightful reading, another wonderful example of how an idea can catch the imagination of an excellent writer and a whole world comes to life. From the darkness of the Rainey Bell thrillers through the madcap Decky and Charlie stories and the charming standalone romances such as “Waking up Gray”, R. E. Bradshaw has a real talent for producing deeply felt characters who climb inside our hearts and minds. Her books are always at the top of my reading pile, and the Appletree Swamp series just adds another string to her already full bow.

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • First published 2018
  • Publisher: R.E. Bradshaw Books (March 29, 2018)
  • ISBN: 978-0998954967
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Great Bones – Lynn Ames

Great Bones - Lynn AmesWhen Grandma Goldie Horowitz wants to help her granddaughter find a girlfriend she naturally turns to Ida Pinsky, shadchan, lifelong friend and fellow resident at Shady Acres Assisted Living Community. Ida in turn points Goldie toward her own granddaughter, Julia, who runs an online dating service in her spare time.  Rachel, the object of all this scheming, is a die-hard romantic who earns her living writing greeting card sentiments. Her therapist wants her to get out there and stop hiding behind her insecurities, but every date turns into a disaster that reinforces her self-image as a hopeless klutz. Can Julia find her the perfect match? Will Goldie and Ida get caught escaping Shady Acres, or barred from Melvin’s Diner for loitering?  Or will fate take a hand and bring both Rachel and Julia their hearts desire?

Lynn Ames thirteenth book is a departure from her previous romances and thrillers as she takes a step, or rather a shove, into romantic comedy; it’s always dangerous having pushy friends. Needless to say, this romp through the shenanigans of a pair of New York Jewish Grandmothers and their adorable, if damaged, grand-daughters is a huge success.

Rachel and Julia are loveable, complex and moderately tortured souls whose overbearing mothers have twisted into self-depreciating knots with their expectations. With seemingly perfect siblings in finance and medicine, Rachel can never convince her mother that she has a real job and can afford to eat, let alone that she’s at the top of her profession. Julia’s pompous parents care more for their social standing than their relationship with their daughter and quite possibly believe Julia will go to hell for being gay, if they believed in hell.

With the help of her slightly bumbling sidekick Ida, a traditional matchmaker, Goldie pretty much steals the show.  Her adorable plotting that always slightly backfires, her feigned deafness and memory loss to escape her daughter’s house, illicit trips out in her cascade-blue 1972 Buick Electra Deuce-and-a-Quarter to the movies and the diner for chocolate malt; she is the perfect grandma with a naughty streak.

Add into the mix the adorable fluffy golden retriever/Siberian husky mix Freud and we have a classic ensemble piece that will simply make you smile. Yes there’s a little angst with the stressed family relationships and the “will they won’t they” romance, but without some angst what would a Jewish Grandmother have to worry about? Overall the whole is suffused with love, light and affection.

Extremely well executed as always, the writing flows, the reading is effortless and the characters reach right out and touch your heart.  Lynn Ames has hit another home run with this one, it’s taken a while but it’s definitely been worth the wait.

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  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • First published 2018
  • Publisher: Phoenix Rising (March 27, 2018)
  • ISBN: 978-1936429141
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The Promise – Claire Highton-Stevenson

The Promise – Claire Highton-StevensonWhen Susan Jenkins is diagnosed with stage IV cancer she, and her wife Ali, must deal with the consequences, not only of the terminal diagnosis, but of the end of their life together, their hopes and dreams. Susan is the stoic planner who accepts what is coming, fights it as hard as she can, but also prepares and plans for her end and for her wife’s future. With gentle persuasion she forces Ali to promise she will at least try to open her heart again in the future.

The is an excellent, well written and deeply moving story. In the first half we live with Susan’s diagnosis, treatment and gradual decline, heart-wrenching and yet heart-warming. It is handled with such compassion that while it will choke you up it is also so gently done, and represents the best possible terminal care anyone could dream of, that Susan fades away almost on her own terms.

Susan and Ali dominate these chapters, well drawn, deeply emotional, extremely real. It is almost a two person tragedy as we see the drama unfold, only Susan’s nurse, Blair intrudes, and then largely as a foil to Ali’s grief. Susan gentle, caring, the homemaker and manager, Ali, more mercurial, less able to control or show her emotions, but whose actions speak so loudly of her love.

The second half see’s Ali trying to find a way through life without Susan. Now we have a story about how somebody comes through grief, the impact on her work, and the gradual emergence back into the light. Again excellently written, deeply emotional, Ali’s ups and downs, despair and guilt, acceptance and re-emergence are portrayed with empathy and understanding.

I literally couldn’t put this down. It was one of the most engaging stories I have read for a long time and both the tragedy and the romance captured my heart and mind; both had me in tears. I haven’t read Ms Highton-Stevenson’s first two novels, but I will certainly be looking out for her next release.



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  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • First published 2018
  • Publisher: Indi (March 8, 2018)
  • ASIN: B07BBVK8H1
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Just for Show – Jae

Just for Show - JaeIt really doesn’t look good when you are a relationship therapist and your fiancée leaves you just before the wedding, and it is even worse when you are trying to establish your name by publishing a self-help book titled “The Art of the Lasting Relationship”. For Claire, OCD, neat freak psychologist with ambitions to run her own clinic, the unexpected departure of her fiancée just as the doorbell rings for their engagement party is an emotional, social and career disaster. When she is offered a publishing contract subject to meeting the commissioning editor, who expects the dutiful wife to be by her side, Claire and her agent embark on recruiting a stand in.

Lana is a struggling actress who works as a barista while she waits for that big break, a combination Claire wouldn’t go near in normal circumstances. Lana is messy and casual and makes the kitchen look like a tornado hit, and she hates relationship self-help books. She is everything Claire is not, everything that winds Claire up. But “needs must” and so they embark on a three months contract as fake fiancées.

A great fun read, Jae’s usual excellent writing, scene setting and character building make this a top-notch romance. Not too much false angst, the story line itself provides the tension, and the opposites attract romance is well done. Claire is so self-absorbed she doesn’t even notice Lana is attractive or realise how much she enjoys the mess.

The comedy of the situation makes it light and witty, despite the seriousness for the over thinking psychologist who needs to realise that her counselling advice is better than her personal life. Lena needs to grow out of her anger at her mother and her self-help addiction. The characters are very well drawn, absorbing and likeable, even Claire will grow on you as she realises her own foibles and mistakes. Between them they add up to more than the sum of the parts.

This is part of the Hollywood Series but they are loosely interwoven and this definitely stands alone. Another excellent story from one of the best in the business.



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  • Paperback: 311 pages
  • First published 2018
  • Publisher: Ylva (March 7, 2018)
  • ASIN: B079Y2W34S
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Fury’s Bridge, Fury’s Choice, Fury’s Death – Brey Willows

A trilogy I hadn’t come across until Fury’s Death hit my inbox, these three are an interesting mix of fantasy and realism with a romance on top.

Fury’s Bridge - Brey Willows In Fury’s Bridge Alectho (Alec), one of the three mythical Fury sisters, is given the job of saving the world by the Fates. She must convince Selene Perkton, an atheist philosophy professor in LA who think humanity would be better off without religion, that the gods exist and work at a company called Afterlife in LA. Together they must defeat the forces of darkness threatening to overwhelm the world, and along the way work out how to deal with their obvious attraction.

34722522Fury’s Choice sees second Fury sister Tis having a breakdown, exhausted from the workload of punishing evil doers in a world where humans seem more crazy and cruel than ever, she is also tasked with writing a contract for the gods during their new phase among humanity. Taking a much-needed break she meets playgirl philanthropist Kera Espinosa whose medical research nearly led to a horrendous outcome. Kera now spends her time trying to do good in the most war torn and run-down places. Tis and Kera are drawn to each other, but both are unsure of how it could possibly work.

37793299Fury’s Death brings the trilogy to a neat and perfect circle. Third Fury, party girl Meg, is capable of more than the rest of Afterlife suspect. While she loves her hedonistic lifestyle and hates the growing workload, she loves her job, and has some seriously good ideas about how the gods can better interact with humans. Death, Dani Morana, has been crushing on Meg for millennia, but while they are close friends the sexy Fury has never seemed interested. Drawn together by the growing Chaos around them Death and Fury must combine to save the world, and in the meantime become their true selves.

The whole is an intriguing concept, light and playfully done but well researched and constructed, with enough ancient and mythological detail to make it work without ever becoming an theology lesson. If you believe in a higher being how would you react to God or Jesus, Jehovah or Mohammed, being available by email? If you don’t believe, how would you feel if the gods – all of them – materialised?

Brey Willows has created an amusing cast from Fates and Furies to the gods of old; led, managed and bullied along by Z, (Zeus). The gods are extremely well done, literally personifying the characteristics we associate with them, drawn with wit and humour, they are exactly who we would expect them to be. God (that’s the Christian God, he’s called God) is a bit stuffy and takes himself very seriously, Jesus has some level of resentment towards his father but does well with his sandal business, Azrael is really concerned with how people perceive Hell and wants to do a complete overhaul, Death is contemplating what happens to those who believe Death is a destination.

The romances are well done, unusual issues when eternal forces fall for mortal humans and mental concepts collide. But while the romances are central, the stories are far bigger, dealing, albeit lightly, with the constant battle between good and evil, forces of Chaos and destruction wanting humanity to destroy itself while the gods make a stand for peace, love and ecological sanity.

Thoroughly enjoyed these; romances with a difference, fantasy set in the here and now with an interesting twist. Highly recommended.



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Fury’s Bridge:

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • First published 2017
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (March 14, 2017)
  • ASIN: B06WP98KL2
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Fury’s Choice:

  • Paperback: 271 pages
  • First published 2017
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes (September 12, 2017)
  • ASIN: B074V9STQH
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Fury’s Death:

  • Paperback: 247 pages
  • First published 2018
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes (March 13, 2018)
  • ASIN: B079WRMC4N
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My Lady Lipstick – Karin Kallmaker

My Lady Lipstick - Karin KallmakerParis is a geek with a history in Gaming that went terribly wrong and left her riddled with anxiety and hiding from the world. She turned her creative skills to writing intelligent bodice rippers under the pseudonym Anita Topaz, and has become a best-selling author. All is well until the new owners of the publishing house want Anita to appear in public to promote her latest book, and Paris is left between a rock and a hard place, wanting the sales but terrified of the limelight.

Enter stage left Fiona, or is it Diana, struggling actress who fate throws into Paris’ path. Diana has enough layers for the proverbial cake, and picking up the letter asking Anita to come to New York for a meeting gives her the idea for her next role. The ensuing tale is a mix of rom-com, romance and almost slapstick drama, leading both women into complex acts of misdirection and disguise.

Karin Kallmaker writes exceedingly good romances, and this one is a masterful mixture of a fun tale, delightful characters and her wicked sense of humour. It isn’t full of laugh out loud moments, but the more subtle wit that raises a smile at the play on words and the sarcastic banter. Add in Shakespearean character flaws along with the essential growth of our leading ladies and we have a classic.

The main characters are intriguing. Paris, broken and scared from a horrendous cyber-attack that literally threatened her life, is a classic soft butch gaming geek with a chronic anxiety disorder that makes her like a constant battle. Her learned and carefully constructed mechanisms of coping and deflecting make for an interesting read. As she tries to come out of her shell the clash with the extremely confident, outgoing Lady Diana Beckinsale is bound to cause sparks. Diane has her own issues, hiding from her life by combining her jet set lifestyle with part time acting and her more nefarious activities. As they say, opposites attract, compliment and sometimes combine to make more than the sum of the parts.

The romance is of the sex first fall in love later variety and Ms Kallmaker is an expert at the balance between fine drawn attraction, growing emotion and full on sex-appeal. The writing is excellent, tight and clean, and of course perfectly edited. The whole is a perfectly wrapped bundle of enjoyment for anyone who likes a good romance.



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  • Paperback: 259 pages
  • First published 2018
  • Publisher: Bella Books (February 20, 2018)
  • ASIN: B079Y6NMDK
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When the Stars Sang – Caren J. Werlinger

When the Stars Sang - Caren J. WerlingerMoving back to the remote island of Little Sister off the Maine coast, Kathleen is drawn back to the land of her grandmother without knowing why. Confused by the pull of her heritage, doubtful of her future and controlled by the past, she must learn to let go before she can move forward.

Molly is one of the many islanders with no desire to leave; after a brief time away at college she knows where she belongs. She doesn’t want Kathleen back in their lives, dredging up the past and destroying their peace. But time and circumstance have a way of throwing people together, and Molly can’t seem to escape. As time goes on and their lives get more intertwined, both women must let go of the past and grow into their future.

Set on a small island with a tiny population, no cell towers and infrequent or no ferry’s during the winter season, Caren Werlinger has created a world which feels old fashioned but yet calls to us of a simpler life. Combine the settling with an unusual heritage of a shipwreck full of Irish immigrants combining genes, cultures and religion with the indigenous First People and we have an intriguing society, one which cares for itself, each other and the island with fierce loyalty and gentle understanding.

Along with the island we are presented with a large and well developed cast of characters from Molly’s warm and welcoming family to Kathleen’s abusive and mean spirited parents and controlling ex-girlfriend. We meet a wide array of islanders from the ferry crew onwards and all become friends, all drawn with depth and affection, they fill out the story into a well-rounded whole. Louisa and Olivia, the elderly spinster sisters and their portable father would steal the show if it weren’t for Kathleen’s adorable dog, all of whom add to an intriguing and complex tapestry of relationships.

Molly seems to be the more settled and sorted, but her anger and guilt about the events of the past have held her back, prevented real attachment and peace. Kathleen’s emotionally abusive mother and her virtual abandonment as a child have left deep scars and we can recognise her clinging to her first girlfriend for the emotional crutch it is. Both Molly and Kathleen must grow, but Kathleen, in particular, has a huge journey to take.

Caren Werlinger writes extremely good books. Her early romances were very well done, her fantasy series one of the best out there and this new romance shows how she has matured even further as a writer in how she develops characters and the backdrop of the plot. The slow burn romance is lovely, but this tale of island life would stand without it, the various sub plots and cast of characters are a story on their own.

Excellent writing as always, I rarely give 5 stars for a romance because it is so hard to stand out from the crowd, but this is far more than a romance, and I would highly recommend it, especially for those of you who rarely read romance and want something ‘more’. Caren Werlinger is simply a master storyteller, a brilliant world builder and mistress of the classic ensemble piece.



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  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • First published 2017
  • Publisher: Corgyn Publishing (March 3, 2018)
  • ASIN: B07B7CT41D
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A Matter of Blood – Catherine Maiorisi 

A Matter of Blood - Catherine Maiorisi Subtitled a “A Chiara Corelli Mystery” this is, I hope, the first in an extended new crime series.  NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli has survived Afghanistan, Iraq and a life-threatening under-cover op routing out dirty officers, now she must suffer the blue wall of ostracism for turning in fellow cops, and at the same time be accused of being dirty herself.

To get back into real work Corelli needs a trustworthy partner/bodyguard or she will be consigned to desk duty. She is assigned the newly promoted Detective, P.J. Parker, daughter of a Senator who hates NYPD; an ex ADA with high flying credentials and fashion-plate suits.

Sparks fly as Corelli uses Parker as a whipping boy for her frustration and an outlet for her unacknowledged PTSD, while Parker fumes at her attitude and fights for her place in the Homicide squad. Assigned to a Wall Street murder with more suspects than an Agatha Christie novel, Corelli and Parker must fight hard to uncover the many layers of deception, while watching their backs as the Righteous Partners threaten Corelli and anyone close to her.

This is an excellent mystery and whodunit with well-developed characters, an interesting backstory and great potential. Corelli and Parker both have a huge pile of baggage, difficult relationships with their fathers and something to prove. Both are fighting for their careers in different ways, but their forced partnership develops with a great mix of antagonism and growing respect.

The action is face paced but nicely interspersed with moments of stillness and humanity. Corelli’s Italian-American family play a prominent role in creating a loving backdrop for a publically unloved figure. The mystery is multi-layered and, just like a good Agatha Christie, we really don’t know who actually did it until every layer is exposed. But the whole murder mystery is superseded by the threat to Coreli and her family which only a moral dilemma can resolve.

Well written, enjoyable reading. I literally can’t wait for the next one to see where Ms Maiorisi  takes us with both the crime-fighting team and the prospective romance.



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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • First published 2018
  • Publisher: Bella Books (February 16, 2018)
  • ASIN: B079DSYKGV
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Sand Letters – R.E. Bradshaw

Sand Letters – R.E. Bradshaw1976 and 15 year old Margie Whooten is trying to figure out who she is and where she fits. While sat in a hospital waiting room an older woman winks and leaves her novel behind, clearly intending Margie to pick it up. So begins Margie’s journey into adulthood; she isn’t alone both in her feelings and her strained relationship with her mum.

R.E. Bradshaw is an excellent writer whose thriller series is one of the best and whose romances will always sweep you off your feet. This new novella, clearly intended as a series, brings us a charming coming of age story. The characters are well drawn and engaging, not perfect but real, recognisable. Their individual journeys will hit a nerve and are cleverly interspersed with flashback historical moments that will bring back many memories.

As always the setting is an integral part of the tale and we are once again taken to the sea-shores of the outer banks where Margie surfs, fishes and runs wild as we could in those more innocent days. Full of lessons from both heartache and her older crush, many of us will wish we had had such a mentor.

Charming reading – looking forward to more.



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  • Paperback: 111 pages
  • First published 2018
  • Publisher: January 29, 2018
  • ASIN: B079G6FRV7
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The Secret Pond – Gerri Hill

The Secret Pond – Geri HillLindsey McDermott is devastated by the loss of her family. She retreats to the family cabin in the Texas hills, gets a puppy and tries to just get through the days. In the next property over Hannah Larson is recovering from the death of her husband. She decided to take a year out, selling the family home and, against her better judgement, she has brought her son Jack to Texas to let him get to know his father’s family.

Jack and Lindsey meet by the creek that divides their properties, and slowly a deep friendship forms between the grieving child and the devastated woman. When Hannah gets over her jealousy the three spend an awesome summer fishing, swimming and laughing. Exactly the right tonic for all three to heal. But the summer wont last for ever and when Jack goes back to school Lindsey and Hannah are left to deal with their own friendship and growing feelings for each other.

This is an absolutely wonderful slow burn romance. Starting from a place of intense grief, we see Lindsey emerge under the gentle and understanding friendship of a boy who is dealing with his own grief over his father’s death. Between them, their puppies and a lots of summer fun, they find a way to heal and find the joy in life, joy that Lindsey never thought she would feel again.

Gerri Hill has an amazing ability to tell a deep and emotional story in an unpretentious way. She uses everyday life, triggers memories that will resonate with many, and, with the lightest of brushstrokes, takes us to a pace where things seem stripped down and simple without ever being simplistic. The emotions in this book are heartfelt and intense, yet not overpowering despite the seriousness of the subject and particularly Lindsey’s overwhelming loss.

The backdrop of the Texas Hill Country is vividly drawn. Cabin life with days spent fishing in the creek or tubing down the river, a child learning to swim in the secret pond and teaching the dogs to jump from the jetty. All evoke a simple life full of nothing more than enjoyment of the moment and the long lazy days of summer.

I thoroughly enjoyed this, it tugged on my heartstrings from beginning to end, first hoping Lindsey would emerge from her grief and later hoping Hannah would let them come together. Despite the seriousness of the premise there is little angst, just a gentle flow of change as life moves forward. A tale of friendship and love extremely well done.



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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • First published 2017
  • Publisher: Bella Books (December 8, 2017)
  • ASIN: B077MVY92S
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