Because of the Thanksgiving/Black Friday Holiday/Shopping Day coming up I will likely not be able to post again this week.
I have no at home internet and the public library is closed both days.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with Family & Friends.
I will be back with you next week.
MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
A Highland Pride Novel
by Sharon Cullen
In a tense, seductive novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Sutherland’s Secret (“[A] story of love, loyalty, and honor.”—Library Journal), a Highland chieftain and a beautiful young widow are reunited by deception and desire.
With Cait Campbell hiding Scottish fugitives from the British crown, who should arrive wearing his English-style coat but Iain Campbell, the traitorous clan leader and the man responsible for her husband’s death. Iain seeks a healer for his fallen kinsman, and out of a sense of duty Cait is obliged to help. Her uncanny ability to read people is powerless against his dark, impassive gaze, yet Iain is kind in a way that moves her.
In Cait’s company, Iain is overcome by painful memories of his best friend, her husband, who died protecting him. But grief shows weakness—a luxury he cannot permit, because Iain is playing a dangerous game with the British army. One small misstep and he could be branded a traitor or executed as a spy. But even with political tensions mounting to a fever pitch, Iain can’t get Cait out of his mind. What he doesn’t know is that Cait is playing a deep and deadly game of her own, and their love could put everything—even Scotland itself—in peril.
I found that I could have probably liked this title more if the violence had been more subdued. I was saddened by the ultimate outcome. The other books in the series also had their violent moments but did not leave me wanting a different ending.
I have enjoyed this series so far and was happy that the H&h end up together as they should in all romance.
Basically the elements remind me of the Outlander books without the time travel.
I would give this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and 3 of 5 flames for heat.
Although it did have decidedly heated moments it was not a scorching hot novel.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion.
Praise for the novels of Sharon Cullen:
“Fans who crave a bit of mystery mixed with their romantic historical fiction will be drawn to this story of love, loyalty, and honor.”—Library Journal, on Sutherland’s Secret
“Riveting . . . Intense romance and intriguing mystery make this a tale to be savored.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on The Reluctant Duchess
“This Regency romance has it all—danger, blackmail, passion, love, and characters that draw you in and leave you wanting more.”—Fresh Fiction, on Sebastian’s Lady Spy
“Heart-wrenching and full of real emotion, proving that love is always the answer, His Saving Grace is the best book I’ve read this year!”—USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans
“A sizzling, smart relationship that evolves beautifully to capture readers’ hearts as well as their imaginations.”—RT Book Reviews, on Pleasing the Pirate
“Loving the Earl is charming and fast-paced. It’s filled with passion, intrigue, a resourceful heroine you’ll love, and a delicious hero you’ll fall in love with.”—New York Times bestselling author Jacquie D’Alessandro
“The Notorious Lady Anne has everything I look for in a romance. Cullen’s debut is a sexy, fun, and thrilling read.”—Bestselling author Shana Galen
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The Mystery of Christmas
Six Christian Mysteries and Suspense
The Mystery of Christmas Collection
by Christy Barritt, Samantha Bayarr, Traci Tyne Hilton,
Amanda Tru, V.B. Tenery & Susette Williams
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RANDOM ACTS OF SCROOGE ~ Christy Barritt
Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but a real-life Scrooge is threatening to ruin the season’s good will.
Holly Anna Paladin can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. She loves everything about the season—celebrating the birth of Jesus, singing carols, and baking Christmas treats, just to name a few. But when a local family needs help, how can she say no?
Holly’s community has come together to help raise funds to save the home of Greg and Babette Sullivan, but a Bah-Humburgler has snatched the canisters of cash. Holly and her boyfriend, police detective Chase Dexter, team up to catch the Christmas crook.
Will they succeed in collecting enough cash to cover the Sullivans’ overdue bills? Or will someone succeed in ruining Christmas for all those involved?
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS WISH ~ Samantha Bayarr
Kate is lonely, single, and about to turn forty. She has lost all interest in the Christmas season until a mysterious package that has followed her around for twenty years winds up at her doorstep. When her handsome neighbor, Jack, takes an interest in the contents of the mystery package, will Kate’s outlook on Christmas change? How will Jack help her get past her worst Christmas ever?
BRIGHT NEW MURDER ~ Traci Tyne Hilton
Homeless preschoolers, angry protesters, frozen yogurt, and murder.
Jane Adler is keen to try on her detective hat, and the dead lady at the Christmas fundraiser is her perfect shot.
Timing is everything and this murder was timed perfectly to destroy her best friend Jake’s growing Fro-Yo business. He’s a great friend–just a friend, honest– and she owes him a favor or two.
But discovering who would want to kill the town’s favorite preschool teacher is messy business, and Jane doesn’t have a moment to waste!
SECRET SANTA ~ Amanda Tru
It was time for Hailey Rhodes to admit the truth: things were not going well. After losing her job as a teacher, she finds herself broke, unemployed, and tricked into accepting a date from a department store Santa Claus. When new opportunities and new love interests present themselves, will Hailey choose a career and a man she’s always admired, or will she wait for the identity of her Secret Santa to be revealed?
THEN THERE WERE NONE ~ V.B. Tenery
Mass murder doesn’t happen in Matt Foley’s town . . . it doesn’t happen to his friends. Someone is going to pay.
Disturbing crime scenes are nothing new to the Twin Falls Police Chief. But this one is different. The victims are friends. In their Tudor mansion just inside the city limits, a family is dead—husband, wife, two kids, and the family cook.
The killer made one mistake. He left a survivor.
The husband is one of the big three in the microchip industry. The family lived a quiet modest life. It doesn’t make sense.
Until . . .
SHADOWS OF DOUBT ~ Susette Williams
Raffealle Gellermine has a very protective uncle and two protective brothers. They never like the men she brings home. Mathew Flannigan has a past, but for the life of her, she can’t figure out why her Uncle Rob and her brothers are trying to encourage a relationship between them. Could her brothers be right? Does she unconsciously choose the wrong type of men? Can she trust Mathew? Especially with her heart?
Will shadows of doubt keep Raffealle from finding true love? Or will Mathew steal more
Bones for Bread
A Regency Romance
Scarlet Plumiere Book 2
by L.L. Muir
Digital List Price: $3.99
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The deadliest man in England has no choice…
Napoleon’s attempted escape from Elba means The Earl of Ashmoore must abandon his search for his kidnapped friend and return to Paris. His only hope? To trust in a dangerous but lovely creature he will summarily execute if she turns out to be the enemy.
The mysterious Highland Reaper will not be thwarted…
From the back of a black stallion, Blair seeks redemption for her past sins. But the tall, dark Lord Ashmoore stands between her and the people she is determined to save. And if she can’t slip his grasp, she might lose her very soul—or worse yet, her heart.
And so the game begins…