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Elizbeth Lennox has written the following about this exciting combination from two of the queens of Sheik Romances!

Get four breath-taking sheik romances from two of your favorite authors – all in the same box set!

The Sheik’s Challenge by Elizabeth Lennox
When she sings, she sounds like a cat in heat…but Ana, a brilliant mathematician, stuns and surprises Najid del Sabur, Sheik of Safir.  Her bright eyes defy him and her smiles sooth him, while her body makes him lust for her.  But can he catch her?  Can he convince her that her past won’t hurt their future?

The Prince’s Challenge by Elizabeth Lennox 
She can’t sit still.  She’s beaten every nurse and doctor on her floor at cards.  And she’s achingly beautiful.   But is she friend or foe?  Having been caught in the line of fire by a bullet meant for his brother, Prince Jual del Sabur, Minister of Defense for Safir can’t decide if the lovely Sonya was part of the assassination attempt or innocent and just caught by bad timing.  All he knows is that he is definitely caught by her startling eyes and her soft sighs as he explores that question.

The Sheikh’s Untraditional Lover by Leslie North
Ultra-traditional and devastatingly handsome Prince Zafar Tadros thinks a business/sports complex is not what is needed for his country—but he believes in helping his family. With the region increasingly doing more business with Western companies, his father Sheikh Ahmadi has ordered this new business/sports complex to be a mix between West and East cultures.
Zafar has decided he will work to integrate as much traditional elements as possible, but Belle Mooney, an innovative American architect has taken her direction from Zafar’s father and is going for innovations. The two clash over designs—and only one can win.

The Sheikh’s Stubborn Partner by Leslie North 
With the deadline fast approaching, playboy Prince Adyan Tadros must supervise the only construction company that will take on the job of building the business/sports center in less than six months. The meticulous Edna Abbey has taken over her father’s construction company while he recovers from a stroke, and the last thing she wants to do is rush the project. But with attraction between her and the Prince growing everyday, she may be glad for the distraction…


Ready to Fall (Lovestruck Librarians) by Olivia Dade


Coming Soon!  June 21, 2016

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Do you like your characters to be funny, quick witted and just a bit sarcastic?  If yes then you will enjoy Sarah Mayhew.

Sarah Mayhew is an elementary teacher and part time librarian who is known for her attitude and that she is just too much to handle.  Outwardly, Sarah shows that she is just fine with the fact she is single and if a guy can’t be with her as she is then she is ok.  Inwardly that isn’t the case.  Sarah wants to be loved by a man for who she is.

Chris Dean has relocated after a failed relationship and he has absolutely no plans to be in another.  He is happy with his bike shop and being single.  That is until a friend of a friend comes barging through his shop and straight into his heart.  When Sarah asks him to teach her to ride a bike in a weekend to catch another guy’s attention he tries hard not to fall for the spunky whirlwind.

When the day arrives for Sarah to be with the man she thought she wanted, she soon realizes that it is Chris who holds her heart.  Unfortunately Chris made it clear he doesn’t want a relationship.  What does Sarah do now when no one but Chris is who she wants?

Chris knows that behind the sarcasm and jokes, Sarah is hiding a lot of hurt feelings from the men in her past.  He is also hurting so what does he do but the same as those other men….he pushes her away.  It is up to Chris to wake up and realize that Sarah is who he wants, and not just temporary but permanently.

This story is part of a series by Olivia Dade.  The series is called “Lovestruck Librarians” and each can be read as a standalone but the characters do crossover which may cause spoilers in reading the others. This book was laugh out loud funny with the sarcasm and wit that Sarah presented.  I don’t think the image of the local golf course will be one anyone could skip past without some reaction!

This would make a great series to read for the summer!

The Wedding Day by Sharon Kleve

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The Wedding Day is another great contemporary read by author Sharon Kleve.  I really enjoy how simply romantic her stories are.  The stories are built around love and romance between two characters that are always just perfect for each other.

In The Wedding Day the twist that I enjoyed was that our hero, Kane is the romantic instead of Cora.  Kane is the one who spoke of love at first sight while Cora is the one who wanted to fight that idea.  Both Kane and Cora had been hurt in the past and each had their barriers up and perhaps Cora’s was a little more fortified, but Kane was determined to break those walls down!

Kane and Abby met and bonded while seeing that Hunter (Kane’s brother) and Abby’s wedding was the perfect wedding Abby had dreamed about and designed.  I love the flirty, yet dependable Kane and when mixed with the romantic who loves dogs…well who could say no to him?  Cora found she couldn’t and everything was going so well until….oops…Kane’s ex-fiancé has returned and wants him back.  Cora’s hurt and walls are back up!  Will Kane be able to storm the walls to get his woman back? Does she want to take another chance on Kane or will Cora decide the walls are better left in place?

This book can be read as a stand-alone but some characters from previous Sharon Kleve stories are mentioned and to enjoy the full nuances you may want to read them first.  The Wedding Day is a happily ever after romance that every princess looking or her prince will find charming (couldn’t resist that pun!!).

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A Light Upon My Heart…

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A Light Upon My Heart is coming out April 30th. It’s on preorder now. Here’s a little about this Christian Historical Romance.

Naomi Harris, a poor farm girl from Georgia, stepped off the stagecoach as a mail order bride, not sure what her new life would hold. Joseph Walsh, a wealthy Montana rancher, needed a bride and with few women in the northern territory he was forced to pay for one. The moment he slid the gold band on her finger, she decided to be the best wife she could, but she had a secret, one that could make him change his mind. But she couldn’t go back home, ever.  It’s a true test of their faith as they set out to make their marriage work, but things stand in their way. They have to work to push the obstacles away.

This book is a sweet, quirky Christian Historical Romance that will have you smiling one minute and holding your breath the next.


A Sweet Misfortune by Maggie Brendan



A sweet historical romance by Maggie Brendan, A Sweet Misfortune brings us the tale of one stubborn woman and a misguided man brought together over her family’s homestead.

Rachel Matthews is alone more or less since her parents died leaving her and her brother who left for the gold mines in California.  When they couldn’t make the mortgage, Preston left to try and get the money through the mines but not before making a land deal with his friend John McIntyre. John made the payments and if in two years, Preston didn’t have the money to pay him the land became John’s.  Unfortunately, Preston never let his sister, Rachel, in on the deal.

John is all business and his sights are on land, land and more land.  He takes care of his grandmother, runs his ranch, and attends church.  Once in a while he takes Beatrice out for a Sunday ride thinking she would be a good wife…or guesses anyway.  When he receives a letter from Preston to help his sister, John never expects his life to be up ended.  It first starts when he has to bodily remove Rachel from the stage of the saloon where she is a dance hall girl.  Bringing her home to his ranch he isn’t sure what to make of her, but he does decide she isn’t just a dance hall girl and quickly places her into not being what he was wanting even if he finds himself attracted to her.  John and his grandmother help Rachel find a new job and allow her to remain in their home until the land deal deadline gets there.

Rachel doesn’t know what to do about her attraction to John, but she does know she will fight to keep her land.  As she waits for Preston to return with the needed money, Rachel keeps her faith that God will help her find a way to keep her home.  As she waits, she finds herself being courted by a few different men, making a true friend, and learning to help others and accept them as Jesus would do.  When devastating news comes about Preston, Rachel is shocked and uncertain about her future.

John and Rachel must battle a few unexpected situations and troublesome people bent on keeping them apart, but the biggest issues they must put to rest is Rachel’s family homestead and John’s belief that Rachel gave herself to the men at the saloon.

God’s love and grace shines through in understanding, helping and accepting others and their mistakes, and accepting God’s will.  To find this love and grace, the characters must first put aside stubbornness, pride and greed by keeping their faith in God.

I enjoyed this book because of the sweetness and humble characters.  The devotion and huge caring heart of the grandmother was a great choice as a mentor for the stubborn Rachel and judgmental John. I also loved the character of Beatrice.  She was such the opposite of Rachel and shallow in her own character that she was a great comparison. She was also effective in showing that no matter what one may be like in personality, there is someone out there for them.  One feature of the book that I took notice of was the print.  The print was medium sized and helped in the easy and fast reading of this book.  I am looking forward to book 3 in the Virtues and Vices of the Old West Series.


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From Scratch by C. E. Hilbert


From Scratch is a sweet contemporary Christian romance by author C.E. Hilbert.  If you are in the mood for a heartwarming good over comes evil type romance this is the one.

Maggie McKitrick is an enigma to Sean Taylor.  She is beautiful, bakes like a goddess, and nice to everyone except him.  He and his brothers own the building that Maggie has rented to run her bakery but the problem is she won’t pay her rent!  When he enters the bakery to get the rent he is met with a scowl, a list of repairs, refusal to pay rent until said repairs are done and several names none of which is actually his own!  It doesn’t take long for Sean Taylor to fall for Maggie and her Mint Chocolate brownies.  But it does take him a while to figure out the mystery of one Maggie McKitrick.

Maggie McKitrick found her love of baking but only after suffering a horrific experience that haunts her daily. Music use to be Maggie’s life until a crazed man became obsessed with her.  In order to survive, Maggie must run and become someone else.  She discovers along the way that she loves to bake and with the help of a friend she begins her bakery where she meets Sean Taylor and holds out hope that she can finally lay the past to rest.  As she and Sean grow closer and begin their relationship, Maggie allows some of her guarded walls to come down.  It doesn’t take long for Sean to learn that Maggie has a voice of an angel and the soul of one as well and that he wants to learn even more.

When a mysterious rental car and the town busy body draw Sean to a stranger in their town, Sean soon learns that the past Maggie has been running from has caught up to her.  Maggie’s stalker is back to lay claim to what he believes is his…Maggie.  Sean isn’t about to let this happen and is determined to keep Maggie safe and exactly where she belongs…with him.

Maggie has always trusted God and placed her faith in him, but now she must also learn to place her faith in Sean.  She doesn’t want to leave Sean and the love they have and any future together, but can she stay and place Sean in danger?  Will Sean be able to stop the horror from happening again?

This is a wonderful story of holding onto faith even during the most difficult times.  I loved the sweet romance between Sean and Maggie and how it developed from an antagonistic beginning to a strong love between them.  The author’s descriptions of Maggie’s bakery creations sounded delicious and had me disappointed that such a bakery wasn’t near me!  I could go for one of those Mint Chocolate brownies or maybe one with caramel!

Would I recommend this book?   Yes, most definitely.  The Christian tone of the book isn’t overwhelming, but is read as it gently intertwines with the storyline.  The issues regarding the stalker that Maggie must deal with are not graphic but could be enough to be a disturbance for some readers.


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Christmas in Vermont: A Very White Christmas by author Bryan Mooney



The story:

Marine Jack Reynolds and school teacher Hope Caldwell first meet in Iraq during a horrific experience trying to escape jihadists.  When they are trapped and wounded they refuse to let the other die and with a bond forged between them, closer than even their clasped hands, their lives are changed as if fate stepped in.

Jack Reynolds never stopped thinking of the woman who saved his life.  With Christmas approaching, Jack goes home while trying to decide what future he wants….Melissa his girlfriend who pushes for marriage and living in Florida or becoming a post master like his uncle and living in Vermont.  When he gets home he is thrown into the holiday celebrations and is surprised to see Hope there.

Hope could never give up on her Marine.  She never learned his name but their meeting came to hold such a meaning for her that she can’t form commitments or real attachments with anyone else.  Taking a temporary teaching job in Vermont, she is more than surprised to find her Marine there.  She is also surprised to hear he is engaged.

When a lost bag of last year’s Christmas cards are in need of delivery, Jack and Hope decide to do it together. While spending time with each other, their bond is deepening leaving each wondering what will happen to them.  They are each other’s best friend and love is strong between them, but will outside influences drive them apart? Will fate step in again and save these two soul mates?

My thoughts:

I truly was captivated by this story from the beginning.  From Iraq to Vermont the characters are strong, interesting and hold depth of emotion.  Not only are the main characters this way, but so are the various secondary ones such as Margaret Carroll and T.J. Dancer.  This small community that the author created was hit hard by the loss of their family and friends to the military and you can truly feel the emotions from these characters as if their pain where real.  Very impressive writing skills!

There were two issues I connected with in this story.  One of them had to do with the military.  In the story Jack takes on the project of renovating the local Veterans Hall.  I can’t speak to the halls around the country, but the ones I see locally are either closing or not used often.  Jack not only decides to fix up the hall for job fairs and gatherings, but he is able to lift the moral and build up the loyalty and community pride in the veterans and their sacrifices. I wish this could happen more often in real life and not just at times of fear.

The second issue is another close to my heart.  In delivering the cards, Hope is asked to read a letter to a young girl written by her father.  The letter was written in cursive and the girl, my take was late teens or early 20’s, could not read it.  The school systems are teaching our kids to print and not use cursive.  This is a disability that I just cannot fathom its justification.  When our children cannot read historical documents written in cursive or sign their legal names how can we say we did right by them?  Hope’s character has workshops she conducts to teach this skill and encourages all to attend.  This is a shameful situation our children will be the bearers of.  I was happy to see the author use this in his story to draw attention to this deplorable lack of education we are fostering.

This is the first introduction I had with this author, Bryan Mooney, and I was very taken with his style. I look forward to more of his books and in fact I am eyeing his previous book,  Love Letters.


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