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Review: When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day

When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day
Series:  A Country Store Mystery (# 3)
Release Date:  March 28, 2017
Publisher:  Kensington
Pages: 301
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Despite the bitter winter in South Lick, Indiana, business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s restaurant. But when another murder rattles the small town, can Robbie defrost the motives of a cold-blooded killer?

Before she started hosting dinners for Indiana University’s Sociology Department at Pans ‘N Pancakes, Robbie never imagined scholarly meetings could be so hostile.

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We’re still here!

 

 

I know that the posts have been few and far between for most of 2017.  I’ve been a little stressed at my day job and needed a break.  Things are settling down and I’m getting re-energized for the blog.   We’ll be posting a few reviews during September, and I’ll be sharing photos from the Historical Romance Retreat during the last week of the month.  The hope is that we’ll be back to hosting the occasional guest (probably not a daily thing moving forward) starting in October.

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Review: Sprinkled with Love by Jennifer Faye

Sprinkled with Love by Jennifer Faye
Series: Bachelor Bake-Off (# 3)
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Pages: 199
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

What does one do with a matchmaking cat named Romeo?

Spirited and beautiful, Jillian Parker is one of Marietta’s newest business owners. Still, her mother worries about Jillian’s bare ring finger. So in order to give her mother something else to fuss over, Jillian adopts a cat named Romeo.

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Review: The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld (# 13)
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: HQN
Pages: 432
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.

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Review: A Teaspoon of Trouble by Shirley Jump

A Teaspoon of Trouble by Shirley Jump
Series: Bachelor Bake-Off (# 1)
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Pages: 198
Source: book purchased by reviewer

 

 

Type-A chef Carolyn Hanson has walked away from her job at a trendy NYC restaurant after an abrupt family tragedy. Now, as a guardian to her four-year-old niece, Emma, and a very disobedient mutt – kids and dogs are so not her skill set – moving back to Marietta, Montana seems the best temporary option.

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Review: The Viscount’s Rose by Meara Platt

The Viscount’s Rose by Meara Platt
Series: The Farthingtons (# 5)
Release Date: September 19, 2016
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 246
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

When Rose Farthingale is saved from the rubble of her pottery workshop, she knows that she must repay this debt to her handsome rescuer by abducting him (at his family’s desperate urging) in order to save him from the clutches of the scheming woman he is presently courting and intending to marry.

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Throwback Thursday Review: The Hero by Robyn Carr

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The Hero by Robyn Carr
Series: Thunder Point (# 3)
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 379
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

With warmth and sensitivity, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr shows readers that falling in love can be the bravest act of all.

In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can’t be worse than what they’ve left behind.

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Review: Black Widow by Jennifer Estep

Black Widow by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin (# 12)
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan.

With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago.

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Review: Kiss Me by Susan Mallery

Kiss Me by Susan Mallery
Series: Fool’s Gold (# 17)
Release Date:  July 1, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 377
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

After Phoebe Kitzke’s kind heart gets her suspended from her job in LA, she swears off doing favors—until her best friend begs for help on the family ranch in Fool’s Gold. Unfortunately, sexy cowboy Zane Nicholson isn’t exactly thrilled by the city girl’s arrival.

Thanks to his brother’s latest scheme, Zane has been roped into taking tourists on a cattle drive.

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Review: On a Black Horse by Monica Corwin

On a Black Horse by Monica Corwin
Series: Revelations (# 3)
Release Date: October 27, 2016
Publisher: self-published
Pages: 143
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

When a Sun God makes a prophecy, it’s best to heed the warning.

Katherine stands on the edge of ruin. With Ragnarok in full swing and her friends off finding their own lives she can’t find a purpose in her existence. When Baldir, their missing Sun God, kidnaps Katherine and entreats her to care for his friend, a wounded hellhound, Katherine makes a selfish choice for the first time in her life.