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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Bride Wore Chocolate

The Bride Wore Chocolate by Shirley Jump

Your soul mate, to some it’s easy to find, to Candace, it was more of pros against cons, and Barry fit her very organized way of life.

Three weeks before the wedding and so many things went wrong.  First off, the store where Candace bought her wedding gown burned to the ground, along with her dress.
Then the invitations, and one thing after another.  Her grandmother would say these are signs, but Candace did not believe in those signs.  Barry was going to be her huband.  Everything would go as planned.

Her best friends decide she needs a night on the town before the wedding.  The next thing Candace knows is she is nearly naked in someone’s bed.  But it’s not her bed, and it’s not Barry’s bed, so who’s bed is it?

A hunk of a gorgeous man!  That’s who’s bed it is.  Candace could hardly believe what she saw.  And how did she end up there???!!!???!!!  Ok, quick explanation and she is out of there.  Only why did her friends let her go home with someone?  And why can’t she keep thinking about Michael?  Ok, back to work and she’ll put Michael out of here memory forever.

Candace and here friends own a gift basket shop.  New client should be stopping in soon to talk about a very large new account with them.  Guess who the new client is?  Michael of course.  So much for forgetting about him.  The more Candace wants to forget him, the more she thinks about him.  But Barry is her perfect match.  But how can she keep thinking of Michael.  A hunk every girl drools over.

Now it’s just days before the wedding.  What is Candace to do?  Barry or Michael, Michael or Barry?  You have to read to see if everything goes as planned.

Plus you will savor all the chocolate recipes along the way.  A bit of humor, family relationships, friendships and love all mixed into an enjoyable read.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

All I Want is You

All I Want is You by E. L. Todd

What you want is right in front of you.

Skye is looking for Mr. Right, but never seems to find him.  Cayson has known Skye all her life, they grew up together, spend holidays together, but Skye never looked at Cayson in a romantic way, he was her good friend and she could tell him everything, event things she could never tell anyone else.

So why is she so blind?  Everyone else can see what they could be together.  What would happen if Cayson finally said what he felt?  Would Skye return the feelings, or run away from a lifelong friendship?

Spend the holidays with them and find out.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Second Chance Key

The Second Chance Key by Jacque Burke

What a wonderful story about children, relationship, family and believing in yourself.

Hannah and her children were going away for the weekend to meet with Hannah’s sisters, and their children.  What started out to be a family get together turned into something no one could have ever anticipated.

Children being children are curious and when one finds a key and a rock that holds the key, who could blame them for being curious.  Little Eden left their site and they tried to find her.

What they found was a whole new world!

Travel with them as they meet new creatures and have the adventure of a lifetime in an effort to return to their world.

A cast of family with a few others in the mix, and a world described in detail, you can imagine yourself in the land.  Easy to follow.  A delightful read for everyone.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Darknight, The Witches of Cleopatra Hill, Book 2

Darknight, The Witches of Cleopatra Hill, Book 2 by Christine Pope

Continuing on from Darkangel, Book 1, Angela has been kidnapped in an attempt to make the primus more powerful than ever.

Too bad things don’t always go as planned.

Unfortunately for Damon, he was not to be the consort of the prima.  As fate would have it, the consort turns out to be Damon’s brother, Connor.  As happy as Angela is about Connor being the man of her dreams, having your consort be from a rival clan can cause friction.

Set in Arizona, with great detail, not just in the characters, but in the scenery as well, you will continue to turn the pages to see how Angela and Connor try to continue their relationship and their clan families feuds.

As with book 1, you will want to get the next book in the series to see what happens.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Darkangel - Book 1 in The Witches of Cleopatra Hill Trilogy

Dark angel by Christine Pope

In book 1 of The Witches of Cleopatra Hill, we meet Angela.

Witches and warlocks have their clans, and each must have a leader.  Angela is soon to become the prima of her clan.  But one of the requirements is she must bond to her consort, something that can be found instantly by a kiss.

Her Aunt Rachel, who has taken care of her since she was a child, has been setting up possibilities for her.  But no matter how many suitors try, no one is the match for Angela.

Knowing the deadline of her 22nd birthday is soon approaching, Angela begins to dread each attempt, especially when she continues to have a dream of the man with the green eyes.  But the prima must find her consort for her powers to fully develop.

Set in Arizona, and written in great detail, you must read to find out who Angela discovers is her consort.  A w
ide range of characters, both mortal and not, for Angela trying to do the best she can.  A different twist on the paranormal.

Waking Kate

Waking Kate by Sarah Addison Allen

A quick read as a tie-in to Lost Lake.

Kate talks to one of her neighbors, on the day before he is moving, and discovers his story of hearbreak.  But as sad as his story is, it makes Kate think about her own life.

While some may criticize this is not a book, it is meant as a lead in to her novel Lost Lake.  It is a very quick read leaving you wanting to start Lost Lake right away.

Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions by Karin Possum

A young man is found dead.  Everyone saw it as a suicide, except two others knew it wasn’t, and they weren’t about to tell.

Inspector Sejer is very good at his job, he should be, he has been at it for years.  So when he is called to this scene to investigate, something just doesn’t sit right.  The more the inspector and his assistant, Jacob Skarre, dig into the mans past, the more it just confirms his suspicion.  Talking to those who knew him and searching through his past, Inspector Sejer is determined to find the truth.

Easy to follow with a variety of characters, you will keep reading to see how the inspector works towards his conclusion.