ALL ROADS LEAD HOME

ALL ROADS LEAD HOME
ALL ROADS LEAD HOME IS A FUN READ ABOUT THE ADVENTURES POLLY GILLER HAS WHILE REMODELING THE OLD SCHOOL BUILDING SHE BOUGHT WITH HER INHERITANCE.  THE LITTLE TOWN OF BELLINGWOOD IS A BIT TOO QUAINT WITH THE NEIGHBORS DROPPING OVER WITH FOOD AND PLANNING OVERNIGHTS WHERE EVERYONE BECOMES CHUMS.  THERE IS A LITTLE WRENCH IN THE PEACE OF THE COMMUNITY WHEN POLLY’S EX SHOWS UP AFTER STALKING HER.  HE THINKS THAT POLLY WILL RETURN TO THEIR LIFE IN BOSTON BUT POLLY HAS OTHER PLANS AND IT INCLUDES A BIT OF ROMANCE OF HER OWN.  A LITTLE TOO SAPPY FOR MY LIKING.  THE FIRST OF THE BELLINGWOOD SERIES – I MAY READ ANOTHER.
PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:
Polly Giller returned to Iowa from Boston to start a new life, not that her old one was all that bad. With her inheritance, she purchased an old school building in Bellingwood and is in the middle of renovating it when the bones of two bodies are pulled out of a ceiling.The whole town knows who those bones belong to, but when she also finds crates and crates of items from the sixties through the early nineties in the old root cellar, they wonder if the two things are connected.A welcoming committee shows up at Polly’s front door and these women soon become her fast friends. Fortunately, the leader of the group is married to the Sheriff and he is there to make sure mysteries are solved and everyone stays safe, but when Polly’s old boyfriend from Boston shows up, that becomes a little more difficult.

The women might be a little older than Polly, but she finds out they might be even more wild than the friends she had when living back east. Lydia Merritt, the Sheriff’s wife, is a woman filled with love and passion. Beryl Watson is an artist and more than a little flamboyant. Andy Saner wants to organize and label the world, but loves with a great big heart and Sylvie Donovan, with her two young sons is trying to make it as a single mother.

The men in Polly’s world are just as interesting. Henry Sturtz is the carpenter and contractor in charge of construction and might have a little crush on his boss, while Doug Randall and Billy Endicott are her Jedi Knights in Shining Armor.

Polly’s immediate family might be gone, but her new family offers a great deal of love, fun and entertainment.

Read along as the extraordinary, yet quite ordinary, people in Bellingwood tell their stories.

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REVERB

REVERB

UNFORTUNATELY REVERB DID NOT CATCH MY INTEREST THOROUGHLY.  IT WAS A STORY ABOUT A MAN TORN APART AND TORTURED WHO EVENTUALLY LEARNS TO LOVE.  HIS PAST IS ALWAYS HAUNTING HIM WHILE THE PRESENT AND FUTURE HOLD PROMISE.

PUBLISHER’S BLURB:

James Whren is brilliant, beautiful, rich, and taken—with himself, or more precisely, his genius for creating music. Desired by many, committing to no one but his muse, on the eve of his brother’s funeral, his father inadvertently turns his life into a living nightmare, and James is left abandoned in hell with no one real to save him.

His odyssey to freedom takes him beyond the looking glass, to the reflection of friends and lovers. Humbled and alone, James escapes to the Greek island of Corfu. But instead of finding solace there, loneliness almost consumes him.

Until Elisabeth, and her son, Cameron.

Reverb is a love story, a psychological thriller paced with romantic suspense. Told in a new, uniquely “clipped” style, Reverb reads fast. Immediate. Intense, like a sting of texts for today’s reader. Spun from The Magus, also about a man who learns to love someone other than himself, and way beyond 50 Shades of Gray, Reverb is told like Crime and Punishment–modern, clean, edgy verging on sharp. Like nothing you’ve read, guaranteed…

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SOMEONE LIKE YOU

SOMEONE LIKE YOU

SOMEONE LIKE YOU WAS A NICE STORY WITH SOME ROMANCE BUT NOT TOO SAPPY.  IT OPENS YOUR EYES TO THE FACT THAT THE PEOPLE WITH WHOM YOU ASSOCIATE DEFINITELY HELP SHAPE YOUR LIFE AND CAN MAKE YOU STRONGER OR BREAK YOU.

PUBLISHER’S NOTE:

Life gets in the way as upstate NY sisters, Marley and Abigail cling to each other and their young children. But a babysitter introduces them both to Jay Malik, a medical student from India who becomes their lifeline to happiness, forgiveness and healing. “Another tear-jerker from Jenkins. Have the tissue ready.”

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PAUSE TO REWIND

PAUSE TO REWIND

PAUSE TO REWIND CAPTURED MY HEART!  IT REALLY HIT HOME BECAUSE MY BROTHER DEVELOPED CHRONIC MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA (MORE COMMON IN ADULTS) 20 YEARS AGO.  MY SISTER TURNED OUT TO BE A PERFECT MATCH FOR A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT.  I STILL REMEMBER THE PHONE CALL TELLING US HIS DIAGNOSIS, SITTING WITH THE DOCTORS AT ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE TO DISCUSS PROGNOSIS, AND THE FAMILY TAKING SHIFTS TO BE WITH HIM AS THEY “BROUGHT HIM TO THE EDGE OF DEATH AND BACK.”  I CANNOT IMAGINE A SINGLE PARENT DEALING WITH THE CONSTANT CARE AND DECISIONS FOR HER 5 YEAR OLD!  THE STORY IS BOTH ENGAGING AND HEARTWARMING.  CURL UP IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE AND ENJOY PAUSE TO REWIND!

BOOK COVER SYNOPSIS:

Jenny has exchanged life in the fast lane for freelance journalism and being a mum. She doesn’t look back. Why would she? A broken engagement to her fiancé Dave. A falling out with her parents. And a night in a hotel room best forgotten. Life is simple now. Jenny’s little boy, Charlie, is starting school, beginning to build a life independent from her. She needs to get her own back.

Life, though, has other plans. When Charlie becomes ill, Jenny is forced to confront her past and all things she has turned from. But she will do anything for Charlie.

A contemporary story of love, tough choices and the triumph of the human heart.

Aimee Alexander is the pen name of traditionally published author, Denise Deegan. Pause to Rewind was originally published as Time in a Bottle, a best seller in Ireland also published in Germany and Holland. In Holland, it sold over 40,000 copies.

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MY CHRISTMAS CURSE

MY CHRISTMAS CURSE

THE CHRISTMAS CURSE IS A FUN STORY RECOUNTING ALL MEGAN’S DEBACLES AT THE HOLIDAY SEASON.  IS SHE TRULY CURSED OR IS IT JUST EVERYDAY LIFE EXPERIENCES WE ALL SHARE?   IT’S A FUN READ!

 PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

Bad luck has never been so much fun.

One Amazon Reviewer Praises…

“If you want a funny, happy, and inspiring story that gives you hope and a laugh read this book.”

Overview:

Imagine sharing your unluckiest Christmas memories with the world – and rewriting history.

That’s exactly what Megan Blake does in MY CHRISTMAS CURSE when she agrees to write a daily Christmas column chronicling her past misfortunes.

As Christmas and her trip home to Indiana near, Meg waits for her Christmas Curse to strike again. Or has it already, causing her father’s depression? In the meantime, her walk down memory lane is conjuring up startling revelations about her present.

She discovers that there is more to her mother than just being a parent. As Meg and her mom bridge their generation gap, can these two women help with her father’s depression?

When she learns that Crush—the first boy she ever liked—will also be in Indiana for the holidays, she can’t help but wonder if he’s still single or happily married with children. Will Crush turn out to be as meaningless as her ex-boyfriends of Christmas past?

Will her blasts from the past leave her questioning her future?

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PASSING THROUGH PERFECT

PASSING THROUGH PERFECT

I WAS AMAZED AND HONORED TO BE APPROACHED BY BETTE LEE CROSBY HERSELF TO REVIEW MORE OF HER NOVELS FOLLOWING A REVIEW I DID ON SPARE CHANGE (THE WYATTSVILLE SERIES BOOK 1).  HER PUBLISHER PROVIDED ME WITH AN ADVANCED READING COPY OF BOOK 3 IN THE SERIES, PASSING THROUGH PERFECT.  I FOUND IT HARD TO PUT DOWN EVEN ON THANKSGIVING DAY DURING ALL THE FESTIVITIES!

PASSING THROUGH PERFECT IS A HEARTWARMING STORY ABOUT THE NEGRO STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY IN THE SOUTH FOLLOWING WWII.  BENJAMIN AND DELIA HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME BEGINNING THEIR LIFE TOGETHER IN GRINDER’S COVE, ALABAMA.  DISOWNED BY DELIA’S PREACHER FATHER AND SUFFERING FROM THE DEATH OF A BABY IN CHILDBIRTH, THE COUPLE IS LUCKY TO HAVE SEVERAL PLENTIFUL YEARS OF FARMING ON THEIR SIDE.  HOWEVER, PREJUDICES ABOUND IN THE NEAREST TOWN WHERE “NO NEGROES” SIGNS ARE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED IN MANY STOREFRONTS AND RESTAURANTS.  DELIA LONGS FOR A BETTER LIFE UP NORTH.

THE FARMING DRIES UP AND WHEN A DRUNK WHITE MAN RUNS DOWN WHAT BENJAMIN HAS LEFT OF A FAMILY AND THE SHERIFF REFUSES TO BRING THE MAN TO JUSTICE, BENJAMIN DECIDES TO HEED DELIA’S ADVICE TO SEARCH FOR A BETTER LIFE UP NORTH.  ALONG THE WAY BENJAMIN PROVES TO BE A MAN OF CHARACTER, DESPITE HIS COLOR, BY SAVING A MAN’S LIFE.  THIS IS THE TURNING POINT FOR BENJAMIN.  THERE ARE STILL STRUGGLES AHEAD BUT LIFE BEGINS ANEWIT IS TRUE, “FOLKS DON’T LIVE IN PERFECT, THEY JUST GET TO PASS THROUGH EVERY SO OFTEN.”

THIS IS A STORY YOU WILL TRULY LOVE!

 PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

FROM A USA TODAY BEST SELLING AUTHOR COMES A STORY RIFE WITH THE INJUSTICES OF THE SOUTH AND RICH WITH THE COMPASSION OF STRANGERS…Book 3 in the Award-Winning Wyattsville Series.

It’s 1946. The war is over. Millions of American soldiers are coming home and Benjamin Church is one of them. After four years of being away he thought things in Alabama would have changed, but they haven’t. Grinder’s Corner is as it’s always been—a hardscrabble burp in the road. It’s not much, but it’s home.

When Benjamin attends a harvest festival in Twin Pines, he catches sight of Delia. Before their first dance ends, he knows for certain she’s the one. They fall madly in love; happily, impatiently, imprudently, in love. It doesn’t matter that her daddy is staunchly opposed to the thought of his daughter marrying a cotton farmer, never mind a poor one.

It’s true Benjamin has little to offer; he’s a sharecropper who will spend his whole life sweating and slaving to do little more than put food on the table. But that’s how things are in Alabama. Benjamin is better off than most; he has a wife, a boy he adores, and a house that doesn’t leak rain. Yes, Benjamin considers himself a lucky man until the fateful night that changes everything.

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