Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Book Review ~ The Lost and Found Bookshop: A Novel by Susan Wiggs

The Lost and Found Bookshop: A Novel


Susan Wiggs

One of the most moving tales of the year! So well deserving of a 5 Full Teacups!

We start with Natalie Harper at her job where she is preparing to give a speech. Right before the speech her colleague accidentally, or was it, spills wine on her shirt and blazer. She is shook and cleans herself off as best she can and composes herself to begin her speech. She’s been newly promoted to an amazing position in a different office where she will be just by herself and the computer. She’s excited about the new position and wants so much to share this with her mom and her boyfriend. Both were supposed to be in attendance but are not. She presents her speech and cheers abound all around as well as wine. She then proceeds to her office and calls one more time to her mother and finds just her message. She then logs into her computer and finds an email from some firm her company is working with and finds drastic errors that her colleague caused, so Nat once again corrects the errors and saves the day for her colleague so she won’t get fired. She then proceeds to the bathroom and here she overhears her colleagues talking about her, this promotion was not just due to her hard work and diligence but to get her out of the main office as they all view her as a hard-ass boss who’s stuck up and too strict. So, they put her in her own office away from all of them. Of course, Natalie is devastated to hear this as she thought her colleague was her friend and if it weren’t for her, the colleague would have been fired a long time ago, but Nat always baled her out and now this!

So, Natalie instead of heading home goes and visits her best friend and unloads on her and she also enjoys watching her friend's lovely children playing and just how peaceful they all are and she then reflects on her relationship. Yes, they love one another, but does she truly love him. On her drive home, she hears on the radio from the FAA about a private plane that went down and she knows the airline is her boyfriends and he was due to fly solo for the first time. When they revealed a passenger, she thinks he’s all OK. She drives to the small airport and sees the wreckage and the crews working to fix it. She approaches another worker of the airline and the worker’s face is pale. She proceeds to inquire about her boyfriend, she then learns that he was flying the plane but worse yet, her mother was the passenger. He was bringing her mother to hear her speech when the plane went down. Crushed, bewildered, in shock, Natalie’s world crumbles before her. She travels back to California to take care of her Granddad who is developing dementia and also to tend to her mother’s bookshop, The Lost and Found Bookshop, where Natalie spent all of her childhood and youth. Now it was up to her to pick up the pieces and take over the shop while helping her grandfather. Will Natalie abandon the shop and return to her fancy corner office? Or will this shop transform her and she’ll continue her mother’s passion?

Wigg’s writing is so moving and this story just tore at the heartstrings, one feels everything Natalie is feeling, and one can’t help but root for her and see her overcome these obstacles to find her true self and the life she’s meant to live. A most wonderful book and one that you will read again and again! I most highly recommend The Lost and Found Bookshop!

Book Tour & Giveaway ~ To Heal a Heart - The Masonville Series by Jana Richards

To Heal a Heart 
The Masonville Series Book 2 
by Jana Richards 
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance 

Two souls in pain, two hearts in need of rescue. 

Garrett Saunders' world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him. 

Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett's rescue horse and he'll help with repairs around her farm. 

Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she's hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett's love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life? 

Child of Mine 
The Masonville Series Book 1 
by Jana Richards 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Is Lauren’s love for Cole stronger than her fear of scandal in her hometown? 

Lauren didn't intend to sleep with her brother-in-law Cole on the day of her husband's funeral. But now that she is pregnant, she's not sorry. Cole's given her a baby, a long-wished-for miracle. He's been her friend forever, though she never told him or anyone else how unhappy her marriage to his cheating brother was. And she's afraid to tell the small town that considered her husband a hero that the baby isn't his. 

Cole's been in love with Lauren since he was sixteen. It kills him that everyone believes the baby is his dead brother's. All he wants is to claim the baby, and Lauren, as his own. Though she marries him, will Lauren's heart ever be his? 

Lauren must tell the truth or risk losing Cole. Is her newly-discovered love for him greater than her fear of scandal in her hometown? 

When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist. 

In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.janarichards.com

$25 Amazon gift card, and copies of some of my self-published books. 

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Book Tour & Giveaway ~ Express Pursuit - A Romantic Thriller by Caroline Beauregard

Express Pursuit 
by Caroline Beauregard 
Genre: Romantic Thriller 

Follow Mara Ellington's trip across Europe riding the Orient-Express where she suddenly gets entangled in a complicated terrorist attack threat.

As she rushed down London’s Victoria Station, feisty Air Traffic Controller Mara Ellington fought her apprehensions about this journey. It was no longer the trip of a lifetime she had dreamed about with her best friend. Instead, fate had turned this exciting adventure into a lonely voyage to honour her deathbed’s wish. After arriving at the train’s platform, a strange incident will leave her baffled but not as much as her unexpected confrontation with Counter-Terrorist Agent Drake Steinfield who has also boarded the legendary Orient-Express, on a mission to thwart a terrorist threat.

The sexy and tenacious agent is on the tail of an elusive Al-Qaeda Extremist leader who has planned a string of massive explosions along the train’s route. Additionally, he may be using the tourist as a pawn in his schemes and according to the CT agent, this makes her his best lead to stop him. Mara and Steinfield will need to join their forces and race against the terrorist’s deadline to prevent these massive tragedies, if they can put aside their clashing personalities and growing attraction. What destiny awaits them down the line of this Express Pursuit? 

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Caroline Beauregard (1964-) was born in Montreal, Quebec. After her nursing degree, she obtained a Bachelor in Anthropology, an MA in Medieval studies, another MA in History of Arts before continuing on to do Phd level courses in History and Comparative literature. She has over 35 years of experience as has a Health Care Professional in geriatrics and works as Health and Wellness Manager in a Senior Residence. A seasoned travel, she loves to write about her trips in her travel journals. Express Pursuit, a romantic thriller, is her debut novel. She lives in Montreal with her husband and two Siamese cats. 

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Book Blitz ~ The Genesis of Seven by Sara M. Schaller

Book Blitz ~ Shelter for Tory - Station 7: Crew 5 by Nicole Flockton

Shelter for Tory
Nicole Flockton
(Station 7: Crew 5)
Publication date: July 14th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Tory Chapman wants what every girl dreams of: the love of a man who would walk through fire for her. Unfortunately, her shyness, as well as being a total brainiac are not the winning formula to find Mr. Right. But she does have a knack for locating Mr. Wrong, and this time he turns out to be a cocky firefighter with a killer Australian accent.
Shane “Mick” Hall loves working with the San Antonio Fire Dept., but with his contract ending and no signs of an extension, he has to make some big decisions. San Antonio is home to him now and the last thing he wants to do is go back to Australia. With his life up in the air, he doesn’t have time to start a serious relationship. No matter how right it feels.
Thrown together to organize a joint fundraiser, Mick and Tory spend a lot of time together. Soon they can’t deny the intense attraction burning inside of them. When trouble comes knocking at Tory’s door, Mick will do everything to keep her safe. But will it be enough?
Over by the grill chatting were Driftwood, Chief, Taco and…she paused and squinted. Standing with them was a man she didn’t recognize. It was strange considering she’d been friends with the guys from Station 7 for ages, ever since Sophie and Chief got together. Then again, at most of the social gatherings where she could’ve met him she’d sequestered herself away from the crowd. Or she’d found a reason not to attend. Those reasons were becoming harder and harder to come up with, hence why she was now standing in Quinn’s backyard.
From her vantage point, she could make out that he had to be a fire fighter too. His shoulders were wide and looked like he’d be able to squat while holding a tree truck across them without breaking a sweat. His shirt sleeves were so tight around his biceps it was a surprise they weren’t ripping Hulk style. His shoulders tapered down in the classic swimmer’s reverse triangle, and his legs were just as impressive as his shoulders.
The guy was built, and if he came barreling into a burning house to rescue her, she wouldn’t turn down his help.
He threw his head back and laughed at something Taco said and a spark of desire billowed to life in her belly.
What the hell? A guy laughing had never turned her on before. She was drinking lemonade, so alcohol couldn’t be blamed for this immediate response to the stranger’s laugh.
As much as she wanted to step out of her comfort zone, that guy had danger and trouble written all over him. He looked like a guy who had a large personality and the woman who was his perfect match, wouldn’t be a wallflower like her. She needed to stay as far away from him as possible.
Hmm. But he was fine to look at.
Perhaps going inside again would be better for her. Maybe she could see if Beth was there somewhere.
Unfortunately the message wasn’t travelling down from her synapses in her brain to her feet. They remained glued to the spot and her attention remained locked on the group of men.
As if he was aware of her scrutiny, the mystery man looked up and their gazes connected. For years she’d doubted what she’d read in her favorite romance books, where the characters both claimed the world stopped spinning the second their eyes clashed. That they were captivated by just a single glance.
Well right this second, Tory had no idea what was going on around her. Her attention was focused on this hulk of a man and he seemed to be having the same reaction.

Author Bio:
USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages. Nicole likes nothing better than taking characters and creating unique situations where they fight to find their true love.
On her first school report her teacher noted "Nicole likes to tell her own stories". It wasn’t until after the birth of her first child and after having fun on a romance community forum that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.
Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and two fabulous kids. She also enjoys watching sports and, of course, reading.


Sale Blitz ~ Forever Island - The Fantasy Maker Series by Cricket Rohman

The Fantasy Maker Series, Book 1
Romance, Romantic Adventure
 $.99 Sale through July 15th!!!
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JD Middleton, a stressed-out chef, reluctantly embarks on a vacation
offered by The Fantasy Maker. On his application, he’d requested
solitude in a tropical paradise. He’s shocked to be left on a desert
island. It seems he’d have his solitude, but the island, though
tropical, was no paradise. Nothing but ocean, sand, and jungle. No place to
get a beer or a bed. What had he gotten himself into?
When a beautiful woman, Sara Sinclair, appears unexpectedly, how will he
cope? She’s tenacious and has a job to do. They both have secrets but
join forces making good use of their opposing interests and skills as a
romantic relationship builds. Will there be fireworks? When confronted with
life-threatening circumstances, who will survive?


Other books in The Fantasy Maker Series

Winter's Blush
Forever Island
The Fantasy Maker Series, Book 2
The Fantasy Maker strikes an agreement with Clay Washington. All he has to
do is escort a young woman around Denver for five days and he will receive
his own fantasy vacation. What’s the catch? He must pretend to be
someone he’s not.
Winn, a gal who’s never left Yuma, Arizona, is thrilled to be the
recipient of a fantasy vacation. She'll visit a big city and experience snow
for the first time in her life. But when her escort shows up late, then gets
into a fistfight, second thoughts creep in. What had she gotten herself
into? He harbors a phobia; she hides a secret. In spite of their
differences, they cannot deny the passion that ignites as their relationship
Her fantasy week almost over, Winn Wahlberg needs to get home for Christmas
… but fate intervenes, more than once.
They journey to a horse rescue near Telluride, Colorado, but their
adventure is soon eclipsed by danger. Is their enemy Mother Nature or
something far more evil?

As JD watched, Ben unfolded, with exaggerated ceremony, a sheet of
glossy-colored paper, cleared his throat, and read the words out loud.
“The Fantasy Maker is Looking for a Few Good Men.” The guys
stared at JD. Apparently, the ball was in his court, but he had no idea what
game they were playing.
Eyebrows raised, JD shook his head and poured himself another beer.
“So? What does this have to do with me?”
Ben explained that his girlfriend had found the advertisement in a travel
magazine and thought of JD and his workaholic ways. Curious, JD was willing
to play along. “Okay, but who is this fantasy maker and what would the
good men be expected to do?
“We don’t know, but we want to find out. There’s a phone
number you can call for more information.” Ben’s enthusiasm had
prank written all over it. “Come on, JD. Make the call. Let’s
check it out.” Three out of four heads nodded their agreement.
Although JD was skeptical, he was also intrigued. Was this a job
application? An escort service? Was what they were doing legal? Could it be
something like the old TV show, Fantasy Island? That would be too good to be
true. His buddies kept egging him on to make the call. When the second
pitcher of beer was empty, Chuck dared him to do it . . .
Sara loved the surprised look on his face. She’d been amazed the
first time she’d rounded the sudden curve of the land and saw this
picturesque ridge of rocks forming a small cliff and overlooking a dark
blue, water-filled cove.
“Come on,” she called impatiently. Not waiting for him, she
began her ascent. The climb wasn’t as difficult as it appeared. JD
could do this easily. His strength and physical fitness was obvious. He
might even enjoy himself, which was her sole purpose for bringing him to
this spot.
He arrived at the top moments after Sara did. They sat gazing at the view
of nothing but blue. Blue water, blue sky ... and three dolphins! Could this
day get any better? No doubt about it, he was smiling now. Not at her, but
that was all right. She didn’t need his smile for herself.
Sara stood up ready to have some fun. She hoped he’d watch and follow
her lead. JD tilted his head to the side to look toward a screeching noise
that came from the palm trees to their left. Sara saw him turn back as she
jumped from the cliff. Surfacing, she looked around expecting to see a
splash in the water. The splash never came, but within seconds, JD arrived,
wide-eyed and breathless, at the cove’s edge.

About the Author

Cricket Rohman grew up in Estes Park, Colorado, and spent her formative
years among deer, coyotes, and beautiful blue columbine.
Today she is a full-time author writing Adventure, Westerns, Women’s
Fiction, and Romantic Mysteries about cowboys, teachers, the great
outdoors—even Alzheimer’s. So far, there is a wonderful dog in
each of her novels.
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Cover Reveal ~ Blood Money by Chris Riedel

True Crime/Thriller
Date to be Published: 10/13/20
Publisher: Acorn Publishing

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BLOOD MONEY is the true legal thriller of a terrifying David vs. Goliath
fight against massive healthcare fraud by a brave Whistleblower.  It
includes attempted murder, extortion, money-laundering, fraudsters hiding
money in the Cayman Islands, gold buried in a storage container in a
CEO’s backyard, an Assistant Attorney General sabotaging her
state’s case, and a corrupt Governor torpedoing litigation by his own
Attorney General.  From Silicon Valley to the Sunshine State, in a
showdown that reads like a Hollywood movie, Chris Riedel survives to share
it all. His actions have resulted in more than $550 million in settlements
and a court verdict... and counting.

About the Author

CHRIS RIEDEL is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has founded five
healthcare companies and served as the Chairman and CEO of all.  Chris
achieved the Silicon Valley dream when he took his third company public in
1991.  A few months later, it was ranked by Business Week as the 40th
best small company in America.  Soon after founding a fourth company,
his battle against healthcare fraud began.  In 2011, he received the
Taxpayers Against Fraud Whistleblower of the Year award.

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Cover Reveal ~ Vanishing Act - Book 1 in The Survivor's Duet by H. D'Agostino

Title: Vanishing Act (Book 1 Survivor's Duet) 
Author: H. D' Agostino 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: August 4, 2020 
Cover Designer: Cassy Roop With Pink Ink Designs 

Have you ever wondered if things could be different? 
What would your life be like if you chose a different path? 
Would everything still be your fault?
Would he still hate you?
Would it be better or worse?
Would he love you then?
My name is Brooke Ellis. I’ve spent the last five years asking myself these questions as I try to survive my marriage. 
Some things don’t change, and some people don’t want to. Sometimes the only answer is to disappear.

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Heather DAgostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.
She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.
She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When shes not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays Supermom.