Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Notorious Countess Confesses- Julie Anne Long

Evie Duggan is no stranger to scandal, born an Irish peasant; she becomes an opera dancer and becomes the Countess of Wareham, after being won by the Earl in a card game. She quickly earns the title of the Black Widow when her new husband drops dead shortly after the wedding. Shunned by the Ton, Evie decides to seek peace at the Manor that is now hers in Pennyroyal Green.

His uncle made Adam Sylvaine the Vicar of Pennyroyal Green, but his hard work and dedication to his new position earned him the respect of his community (Not to mention the fact that most of the ladies are in love with him).

The community of Pennyroyal Green is not ready to accept the Black Widow. Evie seeks help from the Reverend to remedy this problem. Adam and Evie have an attraction that is magnetic right from the start, but both are determined to avoid the complication. Adam sets out to help Evie and begins an internal struggle as he beings to feel more than friendship for this woman.  

Fans of the Pennyroyal Green series will not be disappointed with this latest edition. This book did not contain a high-action plot, but had just the right amount of drama and humor to keep me thoroughly entertained. I found myself feeling sorry for Evie and anxiously waiting for her and Adam to realize that while being together may seem wrong, it is definitely oh so right!

A Notorious Countess Confesses is available at the price of $5.99 for Mass Market Paperback, $5.49 for Kindle and $5.99 for Nook.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Cowboy for Christmas, A Jubilee, Texas Novel

Lissette Montcrief may have lost her husband Jake in Afghanistan, but she had really lost him to the military long before his death. Finding out that her infant son, Kyle is slowly going deaf and that her husband left his life insurance and military death benefits to a half-brother she never knew of puts her into panic mode. Struggling to figure out how she will support her son and take care of his added medical expenses, she begins her own baking business and tries to stay calm. 

Upon receiving the monies from his brother's estate, Rafferty Jones knows that he can’t accept money that should be for his brother’s widow and sets out to give her what is rightfully hers. Rafferty is used to taking care of people and once he sets his eyes on Lissette and Kyle he knows he can’t just leave, they need him and maybe he needs them just a little bit more. 

Lissette is determined to do things on her own, Rafferty is determined to help, when these two opposites get together sparks fly and just maybe Lissette’s husband Jake knew what he was doing all along when he left his estate to his half-brother. 

This is a heartwarming contemporary read. The characters are genuine and the background romance between Jake’s mother and her neighbor only add to the story. Readers of Lori Wilde’s other Jubilee, Texas novels will certainly enjoy this latest addition. This book is a great pick for a Christmas romance and will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy after the last chapter. This book would make a great stocking stuffer for that romance lover in your life! 

A Cowboy for Christmas is currently available as a Mass Market Paperback for $7.99 or $4.37 for Kindle and $5.99 for Nook.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


How do you get the man you are in love with to notice you? That is the question advice columnist Annabelle Swift asks the readers of Dear Annabelle in the London Weekly Newspaper…

Annabelle is the quiet one of Mr. Knightly’s Writing Girls. She has lived with her brother’s family since she was orphaned in her early teens and is treated more as a member of the household staff than as family. Her family thinks she spends her days working on charitable endeavors, having no idea that she is the Infamous, “Dear Annabelle”.

Mr. Knightly was the well-loved bastard son of a member of the Ton. He has worked hard to establish himself within their ranks by making his newspaper successful. The final item on his to do list is to marry well into the Ton to complete his transformation. There is drama in the publishing world, writers are being arrested all over London for unethical tactics they are using to get inside information for stories. Mr. Knightly has the chance to marry the daughter of the man spearheading these arrests, thus solidifying his newspaper and also completing his marriage goal. Things seem to be coming together for him, that is until he begins to notice Annabelle.

 Annabelle’s readers have lots of suggestions for her to try, from lowering the bodice in her dress to pretending to faint. Seducing Mr. Knightly is a delightful, feel good novel, that will make you laugh out loud and will leave you smiling long after the last page has turned.

I read this story before realizing it was the fourth in Ms. Rodale’s Writing Girls Romance Series. I immediately bought the previous three books in this series (A Groom of One’s Own, A Tale of Two Lovers & The Tattooed Duke). This entire series is phenomenal and the books do not have to be read in order to be enjoyed!

Seducing Mr. Knightly is available for purchase for $4.74 for Kindle or $4.99 Nook and Mass Market Paperback for $7.99 at both Amazon &


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