MY RECENT RELEASE REVIEW of
A Match for Melissa
Honor’s Point Book 1
by Susan Karsten
Prism Book Group
Historical Fiction , Romance
Publication Date: July 07, 2017
Digital Format: $4.99
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Melissa Southwood goes along with her ambitious father’s matchmaking schemes until one event throws all into question.
Amidst balls, carriage rides, dinner parties, and danger, Melissa must navigate an arranged courtship as well as the attentions of another nobleman.
Which aristocratic suitor will win her heart?
I don’t read much inspirational romance so the premise of this title was somewhat surprising in the blatant Christian vein.
I had not expected a story based on so much of a religious nature. It was an unexpected surprise.
There is a great deal of suspense along with a suspected murder an attempted murder and an abduction. This is only the background of a story of a young lady who must choose a groom. Her choices, an almost destitute and possibly dissolute young nobleman who needs her money to keep him from certain ruin or the other nobleman who was found by her beaten and thrown in a flooded ditch and left to die.
Who will the winner be in this convoluted story? Will it be the man her father has chosen for her or will her heart lead her to the other man that she found near death in a ditch? Both are from the aristocracy so either way her father will get his wishes.
I gave this book 4.0 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 1.0 of 5.0 flames. This story is more religious and thoughtful than sensual therefore the low sensuality rating. It is a good debut effort, and the author’s work should only get better with additional books.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book via NetGalley from the publisher to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
Grayson Brothers Series
4-Book Boxed Set
Books 1 -4
by Wendy Lindstrom
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“Awesome underlying emotional power…guaranteed to move you to tears.” —Romantic Times
Prepare to fall in love with the Grayson Brothers in this award-winning series of “beautifully poignant” historical romances by New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom.
“A perfect ten…should not be missed!” —Romance Reviews Today
“Emotionally powerful and heart-tugging… impossible to put down.” —Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews
BOOK 1 – SHADES OF HONOR: RITA award-winner
Marrying her lifelong friend and neighbor, Kyle Grayson, will allow Evelyn Tucker to care for her ailing father and resurrect their failing business. But when Kyle’s older brother, Radford, returns home with his young daughter, the wounded soldier and withdrawn little girl turn Evelyn’s life upside down. As she uncovers their painful secrets, she can no longer deny her love for them. But how can she possibly choose between security and honoring her friendship with Kyle and the passionate love with Radford that she has always dreamed of?
“Have a hanky ready. You’ll need it more than once!” — Linders
BOOK 2 – THE LONGING: Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick!
The last thing Amelia wants is to marry her father’s business competitor, Kyle Grayson, the man who rejected her youthful flirtation. But dire circumstances force her to marry Kyle, a man she knows little about. She knows he has been wounded and he guards his emotions as closely as she guards her secrets. Can she ever trust him enough to share the truth? Can she break through Kyle’s staunch business demeanor and show him that laughter and love are possible?
“It grabbed me by the heart and didn’t let go.” — RPurvis
BOOK 3 – LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE:
Haunted by her past, Claire Ashier must protect her new home and her battered heart from Boyd Grayson—the charming saloon owner who is ruining her business. That’s not easy do when her only friend in town is Boyd’s animated dog Sailor. While tending the dog, and marching on Boyd’s noisy saloon, Claire matches wits with the handsome playboy and they develop an unexpected friendship that changes the game for both of them. But the game is filled with risk. Boyd wants more, but are the stakes too high for Claire to trust a saloon owner and open her heart to love again?
“Riveting – a wonderful story. Couldn’t put it down.” ~L. Benner
BOOK 4 – KISSING IN THE DARK:
Desperate circumstances set Faith Wilkins on the run and straight into Sheriff Duke Grayson’s protective arms. Faith believes they can build a good life together—but their friendship is built on lies because the truth could get them killed. Will giving the dutiful lawman her heart lead to more broken dreams if her shocking secrets are revealed? He is the only man who can protect her—and the one who can hurt her the most.
“Superb. Grayson gold.” ~Harriet Klausner
•Each book in this series is a standalone, complete novel featuring a different couple (although Adam & Rebecca feature in 2 books) and their journey of falling in love, but the books can also be read and enjoyed as part of the series about the Grayson family.
Grayson Brothers series:
Book 1: SHADES OF HONOR – RITA Winner!
Book 2: THE LONGING – Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick!
Book 3: LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE
Book 4: KISSING IN THE DARK
Not Included in This Set:
Book 5: SLEIGH OF HOPE
Book 6: LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN
Book 7: WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
Book 8: THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
“Impossible to put down.”
“A page turner! I couldn’t wait to finish it.”
Once a Mistress
Mistresses of the Marquess Book 1
by Rebecca Hagan Lee
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What’s a gentleman to do when he inherits a title, a fortune…and a mistress?
When legendary lover, the Marquess of Templeston, dies in the arms of his mistress, he charges his son and heir Drew Ramsey with the future care of all of his mistresses. Determined to honor the outrageous request, Drew returns home to bury his father and is stunned to find living on the grounds of Swanslea Park the one woman whose charms he could never resist.
Kathryn Stafford abandoned Drew at the altar six years before and vanished in a cloud of mystery. She had hoped her feelings for him would fade, but when she comes face-to-face with the gorgeous new marquess, she discovers they have only deepened.
Drew is determined to keep his distance from the woman he believes to have been one of his father’s mistress. But every yearning glance and sizzling touch draws him closer to Kathryn…and to the scandalous secret that drove them apart.
About The Author:
After arming herself with a degree in fine arts and experience in radio, television, and film, Rebecca Hagan Lee wrote her first novel GOLDEN CHANCES. Since then, she’s published numerous bestselling and award-winning novels and three novellas.
She’s won a Waldenbooks Award, a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, several Romantic Times awards, been nominated for an RWA Rita Award and has been published in nine languages.
She currently lives in Georgia with her husband, her two beloved Quarter Horses, and a miniature schnauzer named after literary icon Harper Lee. Her current “Borrowed Brides” series has been an Amazon bestseller since its release.
Book 1 of the “Mistresses of the Marquess” Series, which includes ONCE A MISTRESS, ALWAYS A LADY and EVER A PRINCESS.
“An emotional, sensual tale!”—Romance Reviews Today
“Once a Mistress is filled with passion and tenderness. Will bring a smile and a few tears to its readers.”—Romantic Times
“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author
“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author
“Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller
“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times
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A Medieval Novella
by Dana D’Angelo
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He arrived demanding that a debt be paid…
Sir Gavin the Bold appears one winter evening demanding payment for saving the life of Baron Clifton de Leraye. The knight claims that he is entitled to marry one of the lord’s three daughters. Except the claim is called into question, and the lord denies making any such agreement…
She sacrificed herself to pay the debt in full
Lady Estella de Leraye is resigned to the fact that as the eldest, she must carefully tend to the family’s honor so that her sisters will marry well and prosper. But with the arrival of the strange knight, that reputation is thrown into turmoil and her sisters’ futures are threatened. Estella now has no choice but to protect what little integrity the family has left, even if that means burying her innermost desires and agreeing to marry the dark stranger.
Conflicted with her needs along with her sisters, she struggles to come to terms with her plight. And all the while, a blazing attraction to the handsome knight burns brighter with each passing moment. And yet despite his charm and allure, she knows that he is hiding something. Is she willing to give away her heart to him knowing that he has a secret and one that she has yet to uncover?
Note: This medieval Christmas romance novella is approximately 29,000 words or about 80 print pages. Although the story has romantic elements, it does not contain explicit love scenes