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September Hope

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SEPTEMBER HOPEJOHN C. McMANUS
Posted: June 24, 2013

In September Hope, acclaimed historian John C. McManus explores World War II’s most ambitious invasion, an immense, daring offensive to defeat Nazi Germany before the end of 1944. Operation Market-Garden is one of the war’s most famous, but least understood, battles, and McManus tells the story of the American contribution to this crucial phase of the war in Europe.August 1944 saw the Allies achieve more significant victories than in any other month over the course of the war. Soviet armies annihilated more than twenty German divisions and pushed the hated enemy from Russia to deep inside Poland. General Eisenhower’s D-Day Invasion led to the liberation of France. Encouraged by these triumphs, British, Canadian and American armored columns plunged into Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. The Germans were in disarray, overwhelmed on all fronts, losing soldiers by the thousands as Allied bombers pulverized their cities. For the Third Reich…

12th of Never (Women's Murder Club #12)

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12th OF NEVER(WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB #12)JAMES PATTERSON
Posted: June 24, 2013


It's finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor--while two killers are on the loose.

Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.

A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he's convinced is real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in-and it fits the professor's description to the last detail.

Lindsay doesn't have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss o…

Perfect Fit

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PERFECT FIT (SERENDIPITY #1)CARLY PHILLIPS
Posted: June 24, 2013


Carly's NY Times Bestselling SERENDIPITY series was such a hit with readers, she brings you back to the picturesque upstate NY town, where three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity's finest?
MIKE
Always feeling like the odd man out in his family, Michael Marsden wanted to make it on his own. So he escaped Serendipity to become an undercover cop in Manhattan, where the Marsden name wasn't known. But Michael's independence is compromised when he returns home to replace his sick father as chief of police. Back in the shadow of his family, he's as lost and restless as ever, until he's challenged by someone he never anticipated.

CARA
Cara Hartley is the Serendipity cop with whom Mike had a one night stand three months earlier. Neither expected anything more but fate ha…

A Very Special Delivery

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A VERY SPECIAL DELIVERYLINDA GOODNIGHT
Posted: June 23, 2013

It was the surprise of a lifetime for recluse Molly McCreight when single dad Ethan Hunter entrusted her with his infant daughter while he delivered medicine to an elderly man during an ice storm. Past experience had taught Molly how fragile life could be, but she was touched by this stranger's faith in her abilities. Once the storm had passed, though, and her guests returned home, normalcy eluded Molly. The Hunters' presence had brought much-needed joy to her quiet world, but their absence threatened to crush her forever. Still, was she ready to admit that this tiny family held the key to the future she'd always secretly craved?



MY REVIEW:

This was a Christian based story. Very well written & all the things you look for in a love story but the sex scenes. And you know, that's okay. Molly comes with some major panic attacks do to children & Ethan comes from a party back ground & is now a single fathe…

Angel Baby

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ANGEL BABYLESLIE KELLY
Posted: June 24, 2013

FIRST TIME IN PRINT—A Heartwarming Romance from bestselling author Leslie Kelly

Since losing her husband several months ago, the only thing Claudia Warren is looking forward to is the impending birth of her child. But she goes into labor at the worst possible time, in the worst possible place. Fortunately, a strong, protective stranger—Chase Paxton—comes to her aid, saving her life and the life of her daughter.

Chase is a loner, and he likes it that way. He tries to avoid getting caught up in anyone else’s drama…so coming to the aid of a heavily pregnant woman, and being right there for the birth of her baby, shocks him to his core. Even more shocking is that the beautiful young mother disappears from his life as quickly as she’d entered it.

Now, fate has brought Claudia back to him. And while Chase might try to resist any emotional tangles, he finds himself thoroughly ensnared by the beautiful young mother, and the adorable child he helped bri…

The Candidate's Wife

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THE CANDIDATE'S WIFEISABELLA ASHE
Posted: June 24, 2013

Julia Moore has no interest in romance -- she's busy raising her son, starting a new career, and mending a broken heart.She certainly never expected a marriage proposal from her boss, gorgeous "playboy politician" Adam Carmichael. Too bad it's only a marriage of convenience, meant to help him win the governor's race.

Adam's touch sets Julia's heart racing. Every public kiss is both a tease and a torment. For his part, Adam finds that he can't keep his hands off his lovely new bride. Neither can deny the physical attraction,especially after they both succumb to a steamy night together. But Adam still isn't convinced that their marriage can ever be more than a publicity stunt.

When Julia's young son is abducted, the truth will have to come out. But will all of the secrets and lies break Julia's heart -- again?

MY REVIEW:

What a thoroughly enjoyable book. This was a well thought out story…

Almost Married

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ALMOST MARRIEDCAROL GRACE
Posted: June 24, 2013

Laurie Clayton wants a family but the closest she gets is baby-sitting for her best friend in an apple orchard. On a field trip to Niagara Falls the baby throws the car keys into the falls and Laurie and baby are rescued by a handsome stranger. Turns out the guy is Mr. Right. He just has to come to his senses and realize Laurie is the woman of his dreams.


MY REVIEW:

Although this story did have a few problems with spelling it didn't effect the content at all. This story was a true depiction of how some feel once they have lost a loved one.  They are begrudging trying to move on due to the fear, pain & guilt. Laurie & Cooper meet by chance while Laurie is baby-sitting for the first time for a best friend. Thinking it would be nice to stop at Niagara Falls for a break, since her God-daughter was already having a melt down,ss from dropping mom at the airport. No sooner does she get out of the car when the baby tosses the keys ov…

Unbreak My Heart

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UNBREAK MY HEARTHELEN SCOTT TAYLOR
Posted: June 24, 2013

Andre Le Court first set eyes on Kate Frost when he was two and she was a babe in her mother's arms. He's twenty-five now, and he still remembers the moment perfectly, the moment Kate Frost slipped inside his heart.

His family owned a big hotel, her parents worked there. Andre's father spent years trying to separate his son from the daughter of the hired help. Eventually he grew desperate and sent Andre away to boarding school.

Nine years later, Kate turns up on the doorstep of Andre's prestigious hotel with the paparazzi at her heels and the six-week-old daughter of her celebrity ex in her arms. She has nowhere left to run except back to the place where she left her heart all those years ago.

Andre lost Kate once. He can't lose her again. But he has an image to maintain, a reputation as a successful businessman. A bohemian young woman with beads in her hair is not a suitable wife for him.

In Andre, Kate sees tant…

Coming Home

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COMING HOMELESLIE KELLY


Veterinarian Nicole Ross has a thriving practice, a son she adores, and a happy life. But when she has to fly to her sick father's bedside, she comes face to face with the man who broke her heart so many years ago.

Wyatt Clayton has come a long way from his bad-boy youth and now runs his family ranch. Still, seeing Nicole again rocks his world and causes him to remember those crazy-wild days when they'd been reckless young lovers.

Despite themselves, Nicole and Wyatt find those passionate sparks still erupt whenever they're together. But will they have a future when they learn the truth about what has kept them apart for so long?

MY REVIEW:

Nicole & Wyatt were such a pleasure to read about. Young love that hits some major bumps in the roads & the adults in their lives get involved with. Years go by to find out that the adults got it all wrong & caused them to miss out on what could have been a beautiful life together. Or, can it still be? I …

A Mama Gushing About Her Baby's First Review

June 24, 2013

Okay, this is where I get to gush and be the proud mama.  My baby girl finally wrote her first review and it is here on the site.  It is the Percy Jackson first book in the series.  How did I not know that it would have something to do with Greek mythology?  It does though.  She has this thing about all of this mythology stuff.  It has to come from her daddy, it sure is not from me. Be glad you mythology fans because she will give you your fix.  Okay that is my mama fix for the day.  So, go out and remember to make it a great day and never be afraid to learn.
Char

The Lightening Thief: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

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THE LIGHTENING THIEF: PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANSRICK RIORDAN
Posted: June 24, 2013

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.


DAUGHTER'S REVIEW:
Des

One of the best books I've read!  It's a great way to start a series!…

Waking Up Married

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WAKING UP MARRIEDMIRA LYN KELLY
Posted: June 24, 2013

Her first thought: "Who are you?"
It's the morning after her cousin's bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she's in a stranger's penthouse having woken up with something else as well - a funny, arrogant, sexy...husband!
Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible - been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter...no, Connor Reed and she's gone from first meet to marriage in one night!
Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor's shocking bombshell?
"I don't want a divorce."


MY REVIEW:

I totally get both sides of this issues of this couple. For Megan my father was her mother in the marriage department & where I can't relate to a sperm donor I always knew I would adopt since age 13. Then, there is Connor's side. I totally understand wanting to maintain a controled envi…

Bedding The Wrong Brother

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BEDDING THE WRONG BROTHERVIRNA DePAULE
Posted: June 24, 2013

Melina Parker has always excelled in two things: research followed by hands-on application. She prides herself on being a lady in public, but after she's dumped yet again for being a lady in the bedroom, she's ready to go back to school.

Determined to find her inner sex diva, she enlists her childhood friend, Max Dalton, to tutor her after hours. Instead, she ends up in the wrong bed and gets a lesson in passion from Max's twin brother, Rhys Dalton, a man Melina's always secretly wanted but never thought she could have.

Despite craving the occasional adventure, Melina's a small-town girl who wants roots and a family. Rhys and Max, on the other hand, are celebrities who travel from one city to another, changing bed partners as easily as plane flights. Rhys is outwardly the more reserved of the two but, unable to believe his good luck when he finds Melina waiting for him, he gives Melina her first taste o…

The Awakening

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THE AWAKENINGLORHAINE ECKHART
Posted: June 24, 2013

Can a sexy rancher give a young woman hope?

MY REVIEW:

Wow, this short story had it all going on. Someone to feel sorry for, someone to hate, people to cheer for, those you "boo", those you feel you love others you could fall in love with. But, for sure you will be sad because you know it does happen like this in the real world. But, glad to know that there are heroes like this one in the story that can make it right part of the time. To give you your HEA (happily ever after) at Christmas

A Baby and A Wedding (Friessen Legacy)

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A BABY AND A WEDDING (FRIESSEN LEGACY)LORHAINNE ECKHART
Posted: June 24, 2013

'A Baby and A Wedding' is the sequel to the moving story 'The Forgotten Child'

​The Forgotten Child continues with a very special day, a perfect wedding for Brad and Emily.   

MY REVIEW:

Ok, this was a tough call for me. Although I enjoyed the premise of the short story it was marred. One, it was to short, two its characters weren't developed enough for me and three the ending felt rushed.

Marry Me

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MARRY MECHERYL HOLT
Posted: June 24, 2013

Bestselling author, CHERYL HOLT, sets her sights on the Colorado Rockies with her fun, sexy, and fast-paced Merriweather trilogy. The three Merriweather siblings—Lucas, Dustin, and Brittney—think they have it all. As the heirs of the Merriweather gold dynasty, they grew up rich, spoiled and entitled. Yet all the money in the world hasn’t bought them love or happiness. They lead lonely, isolated lives. But that’s about to change. As they meet the most unlikely trio of characters—a con artist, a nosy reporter, and a wounded vet—they learn that even the most carefully-constructed world can be turned upside down. By the right person. Passion, friendship, and everlasting love can strike in the oddest places, and dreams really do come true. Originally released as three separate novellas, Ms. Holt has bundled them under one beautiful cover for readers to cherish. Three great stories. One great book. Seduce Me, Kiss Me, Love Me…MARRY ME!

MY REVIEW:

What …

Simply Amazing

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SIMPLE AMAZINGCANDACE SHAW
Posted: June 24, 2013

Cannon Arrington has pushed aside a social life to dedicate his time to medical school, extracurricular activities, and helping others … that is, until he lays his eyes on the angelic face of Yasmine Dubose. For Cannon, meeting her was a breath of fresh air. Something about the bubbly, sexy teacher makes him realize he needs to stop and smell the roses.

Yasmine has had a crush on Cannon since high school, but he’d never noticed the nerdy freshman. Now she’s blossomed into a woman who’s full of life. She knows Cannon’s drive for success is important to him, but she fears he’ll become even more of a workaholic than her father, who died when she was a child.

Will Cannon settle down and learn how to balance his career and love life, or will he lose the simply amazing woman who has stolen his heart?

Simply Amazing is a short prequel (13,500 words) to the third book in the Arrington Family series, Only One for Me.


MY REVIEW:

Cannon was Yasmine'…

Playing Doctor

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PLAYING DOCTORJULIE  ROWE
Posted: June 23, 2013

Dr. Abigail Westward has been home after two tours of duty in Afghanistan for about two months and she’s taken up an unusual hobby. A hobby that has the local sheriff scared stiff: tossing lit dynamite sticks into the still waters of Lost Lake in Montana. After locking her up for twenty-four hours, then a couple weeks later for forty-eight, the sheriff is getting desperate to find a way to combat Doc Abby’s explosive habit. He calls in a very special Doc-sitter, Jacob “Smitty” Smith, a fellow soldier of Abby’s and the only man who might be able to find out what was really going on with Bandit Creek’s doctor.

Smitty is in Bandit Creek for one reason and one reason only. He loves Abby, has from damn near the moment he met her in Afghanistan. He’s stayed at arm’s length until now because getting involved with anyone while on a combat mission is just plain stupid. But combat is over for both of them and he’s waited long enough. He wants her an…

Red Zone (Daniels Brothers #2)

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RED ZONE (Daniels Brothers #2)SHERRI HAYES
Posted: June 24, 2013

After a case ended badly for Rebecca Carson, she’s losing her mind sitting around her apartment waiting on her superiors to allow her to return to work. Since she was a teenager, the only thing she’d ever wanted was to join the FBI. Now that dream was in danger.

Gage Daniels has made a pretty good life for himself. A nice house. A career he loves. As a professional football player, he’s used to getting almost everything he’d ever want with just the snap of his fingers. This includes women. A well-timed smile is usually all it takes to attract the opposite sex, especially in Nashville.

When a stalker threatens Gage, the team owner calls an old friend, Rebecca’s ex-partner Travis Hansen, to help protect his star quarterback and find the person responsible. Hansen offers Rebecca the job, and she jumps at the chance. It’s work, and it will get her out of her apartment. How bad can it be?

Posing as Gage’s girlfriend, however, i…

Scorched:Turn Up The Heat

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SCORCHED:TURN UP THE HEATDESIREE HOLT & ALLIE STANDIFER
Posted: June 24, 2013


Book one in the Turn Up the Heat series.Kasey Jacobs spends her days as a bookkeeper for a discount furniture store and her nights writing erotic romances, still waiting to meet the man who could ring her chimes. Maybe her new neighbor, Skyler Brody... Too bad she hasn't seen him since the day he moved in.Then Skyler, a cop recuperating from a gunshot wound, spies Kasey pleasuring herself in front of an open window and nearly trips over his tongue rushing to introduce himself. The sex is instantaneous and hot, with all the explosiveness of fireworks.But Kasey wants something Skyler isn't prepared to give. Perhaps they can find a way to each other's heart-if they don't burn themselves out with their nightly erotic activities.

MY REVIEW:

I really enjoyed this free spirited female lead. She was not a push over the male lead thought her to be at the beginning. Yes, there is plenty of toe curl…

The Bridesmaid's Baby

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THE BRIDESMAID'S BABYBARBARA HANNAY
Posted: June 24, 2013

Getting noticed by the gorgeous best man is every bridesmaid's dream. Especially if he's her old crush. Lucy McKenty knows she should be wary of Will Carruthers. All she wants is to finally settle down and have a family--and that's a far cry from this globe-trotting wanderer's life plan.... Caught up in the swirl of confetti and romance, Lucy finds herself in Will's arms. Discovering she's pregnant thrills her--but is Will going to stay to meet his baby?

MY REVIEW:

Lucy & Will have been friends since their last year of high school, upon them now completing college together Will was leaving to meet up with his girlfriend at the job site that he had worked all these years toward. Lucy was always just Will's best friend until the night of his going away party & he saw hers. In the moonlight he saw a special type of love & sadness being emitted from Lucy's eyes which made him want to kis…

Riley's Baby Boy

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RILEY'S BABY BOYKAREN ROSE SMITH
Posted: June 24, 2013

After one torrid night at their high school reunion, Riley O'Rourke thought his torch for Brenna McDougall had finally been extinguished. But after she appeared on his doorstep—with his infant son, no less!—it was clear that the flames of passion sizzled hotter than ever.Brenna knew that Riley was all wrong for her. But one encounter with her secret love plunged her back into his life for keeps. She hadn't bargained on their long-muffled chemistry being as explosive as ever. Or that the old feud still simmering between his family and hers could threaten their new family…and their rekindled romance!




MY REVIEW:

I really enjoyed this book. High school sweethearts that come back together for one hot night after their high school reunion. Here is the twist. Brenna McDougall comes from a very well to do family in town & Riley O'Rourke's is well known & liked was always struggling. Mainly due to a business transa…

Send Me A Cowboy

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SEND ME A COWBOYPATRICIA MASON & JOANN BAKER
Posted: June 23, 2013


I thoroughly enjoyed the chemistry between these two main characters. He was strong, bold, & in charge. She was romanticist, sassy, & knowledgeable in her career. The both fit the mold of their fantasy dream mates which always makes for a spicy twosome. This story will not disappoint. It handles a BBW woman the way all wish the could be not saying there are no bumps in the roads for them like real relationships there are. Enjoy this read you won't be disappointed.

MY REVIEW:

I thoroughly enjoyed the chemistry between these two main characters. He was strong, bold, & in charge. She was romanticist, sassy, & knowledgeable in her career. The both fit the mold of their fantasy dream mates which always makes for a spicy twosome. This story will not disappoint. It handles a BBW (BIG BEAUTIFUL WOMAN) woman the way all wish the could be not saying there are no bumps in the roads for them like real relation…

Love In Bloom

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LOVE IN BLOOMKAREN ROSE SMITH
Posted: June 24, 2013

Dr. Paige Conrad needs Clay Reynolds' help. However, he can't give it because she and the rest of the town of Langley, Maryland, might discover his secret. Clay has no memory of the first 25 years of his life. The past and his father's rejection is behind him. Digging it up brings back nightmare he has fought for ten years to control. After spending three years in underdeveloped countries following her parents vision of healing, Paige has come to Langley to gain perspective on her life and help an old friend with his medical practice. Learning Clay was involved in a rock climbing accident and went through the rehabilitation process, she wants him to share his experience with a trouble teenager to give the boy hope.
Paige and Clay are inexorably drawn to each other. But can Clay trust Paige and share his secret? Can Paige dare to follow her own dreams.

MY REVIEW:

I just had to much trouble with this whole story from the very …

A Chain of Thunder

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A CHAIN OF THUNDERJEFF SHAARA
Posted: June 24, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Continuing the series that began with A Blaze of Glory, Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A Chain of Thunder, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general—and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause.

In May 1863, after months of hard and bitter combat, Union troops under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant at long last successfully cross the Mississippi River. They force the remnants of Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton’s army to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the Big Black River in its path. But after sustaining heavy casualties in two failed assaults against the rebels, Union soldiers are losing confidence and morale is low. Grant reluctantly decides to lay si…