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CHRISTMAS ANGELS
by NANCY NAIGLE
5 STARS
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Expected release date: October 15, 2019

Oh my, what a sweet book!

Liz Westmoreland, who always dreamed of taking over her grandparents inn in Angels Creek, was overwhelmed when she stumbled upon a listing for the inn, which is going up for auction. Her grandparents had sold it many years ago, much to Liz’s disappointment. She decided to bid on the inn, even though the auction is right away and she doesn’t have time to see it beforehand. To her surprise, she wins the auction and heads to Angels Creek to fulfill her dream. But when she arrives, she is heartbroken to find the property in really bad shape. Matt Hardy had also bid on the property and was surprised to find out Liz was the new owner. He remembers her from his childhood. Together they make plans to restore the inn. But after Liz has an accident, she’s rethinking her original plan and wonders if she’ll ever be able to make her dream a reality. Matt, and t…
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SUMMER SEASON ON THE SEAFRONT
by Katie Ginger
Published June 10, 2019
by HQ Digital
4 STARS


I enjoyed this book immensely. Sarah has had rotten luck with boyfriends. She yearns for Finn, the doctor she works for, to notice her. And she loves performing with the Greenley Players, where she's playing the lead in The Tempest. She's having a hard time getting into the character. There is a lot more to Sarah than meets the eye. She is estranged from her dad. He was in prison when her dear mother died, and she can't forgive him for that.

Nate, an actor who is in hiding, ends up in Greenley-on-Sea. He agrees to help the cast with their production to take his mind off his worries. He works one-on-one with Sarah to help her understand the character, as well as figure out why she's struggling with it.

Will Finn finally make a move on Sarah, or will Sarah begin to have feelings for Nate?

I won't go into a lot of detail, but this was a charming book. I must thank NetGalley and the Pub…
GOOD GIRLS LIE
by J.T. Ellison Expected publication date: December 30th, 2019 by MIRA
The story takes place at a private women’s school, Goode Academy. Many of the students are children of Washington’s elite, senators, etc. Ash recently lost both of her parents, and is attending on a scholarship. But the school has secret societies, some who condone rigorous hazing. Dean Ford ignores what is happening around her, and things get crazy very fast. Then, a student dies in a mysterious way. Was it suicide, or did someone murder her? There are a lot of crazy twists and turns. This is a book you’ll find hard to put down. It keeps you guessing until the very last page. Highly recommend!

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a free ARC of this book. This is my honest review.

REVIEW: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

THE OTHER WOMAN
by SANDIE JONES
St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 8/21/2018

5 STARS

Wow, there's not much I can say about this book without spoiling it for everyone else!

Emily is a successful woman, and meets Adam, who she falls for. Adam is very close to his mother, Pammie. He and his brother were raised by her after she was widowed. But things aren't as they seem. Emily soon realizes she is going to have to share Adam with his mom. How devious is Pammie? You have to read the book to find out.

I read this in one day, it was that good!

Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the advanced copy. This is my honest review.

REVIEW: Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle

DEAR SANTA
by NANCY NAIGLE
St. Martin's Griffin
Expected Publish Date: Oct. 16, 2018

4 STARS


Cute story about running a year-round family Christmas store. Angela Carson has been running the family store for a long time, but business has been steadily declining. When a big chain store, Christmas Galore, moves to town it may put her out of business. Her niece encourages her to send a letter to Santa asking for his help. Little does she know that the owner of the big new store, Geoff, is answering the Santa letters due to his mother’s illness. She assumes the response was auto-generated from a computer. When she gets another reply, she realizes that Santa really is communicating with her.
Will Angela be able to let go of her anger about the possibility of closing her store? Will she find out that Geoff is her Santa?
Enjoyed this sweet romance provided to me by NetGalley and St. Martin’s in return for an honest review.

REVIEW - Set the Night on Fire (Cottonbloom #6) by Laura Trentham

SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE
by LAURA TRENTHAM
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
7/31/2018

I haven’t read the first 5 books in this series, but I will definitely be doing that, and soon! LOVED this book, and everything about it. First, you have Ella Boudreaux, who is just out of a disastrous marriage and has invested in the Abbott brother’s garage. She has fond memories of the garage, and Ford Abbott sold his share of the garage to her. His brother, Mack, was very unhappy about the deal. What happens when Ella and Mack cross paths? Will they be able to work together? And what happens when sparks start to fly?
Very enjoyable book, the first I’ve read from this author. It won’t be the last!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

REVIEW - The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

The President is Missing
James Patterson and Bill Clinton
June 4, 2018
Little, Brown and Company

5 STARS

WOW! What a book. It took me about 100 pages to get in to it - so much being set up; but from then on it was hard to put down. And the last chapter before the epilogue? Every American should read it. Democrat. Republican. Independent. Everyone! It was that powerful. Scary book and unfortunately something that is all too real. Must read!

REVIEW - Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky

4 Stars
St. Martin's Press
Release date: June 26, 2018

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I've been reading Delinksy's books for years, and she's always an author I can count on for a good read. This book is no exception. I did find it a little harder to get into than previous books, it seemed a bit disjointed at first. Thus 4 stars instead of 5.

The book is about Mackenzie Cooper, who moved to a small town to lose herself and get away from a tragic occurrence in her life. It delves deeply into the despair of losing a child (this happens at the very beginning so it's not a spoiler) and what happens between the spouses who are having trouble communicating their pain. It also deals with Mackenzie's mother and brother, and their estrangement.

Suddenly, Mackenzie's ex-husband appears, in HER town, HER haven. Can they find their way back together, or is the past too painful to forget?