Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Under a Georgia Moon by Cindy Roland Anderson

Addie Heywood thought she was doing okay after her fiancĂ© dumped her just weeks before their wedding, claiming he’d found someone else more compatible with his health food tastes. But when he marries the other woman three months later, Addie needs to get away. Leaving her home in Idaho, she escapes to Mitchel Creek, Georgia to visit her Aunt Janie. She just wants to spend the next two weeks enjoying her aunt’s southern cooking, not dodging the guys her aunt is determined to set her up with.
Chase Nichols isn’t looking for love. His dream is to trade his computer mouse for his guitar and make it big in the country music world. If he can land a job in Nashville, he might have a shot at getting discovered. His plans get derailed when he does his neighbor a favor and picks up her niece, Addie, at the airport. Things get even more complicated when his ex-girlfriend comes back into the picture. That’s when he hatches a new plan. Since Addie wants to avoid her aunt’s matchmaking schemes, and he wants to avoid his ex-girlfriend, they’ll fool the world by pretending to date. What neither of them counts on is actually falling in love.

My Review:

Such a fun, light-hearted story. Addie and Chase were adorable together. Aunt Janie was my favorite. I want an aunt like that! I really loved this book and Cindy just informed me that there's a sequel. Can't wait!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Saving Grace by Michele Paige Holmes

After the death of Grace Thatcher’s grandfather, the Duke of Salisbury, Grace wants nothing more than to live quietly in the country with her younger siblings. But her father’s debts thwart those plans, and to protect her sister, Helen, Grace must marry a man of her father’s choosing.

As each suitor proves less than desirable, Grace comes up with clever schemes, causing each to reject her. While staying at the mysterious Sutherland Hall, a middle-of-the-night mishap sends Grace into the arms of a stranger, Nicholas Sutherland—and provides inspiration for her grandest plan yet—one that will leave her reputation in tatters yet free both her and Helen from all possibility of marriage. But when Grace meets Mr. Samuel Preston, a true gentlemen and sworn enemy of Nicholas Sutherland, instead of being free, Grace is caught between two men—each with his own agenda.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this sweet romance. The heroine was my favorite - unconventional, forgiving, dedicated to family, and feisty. I would highly recommend Saving Grace, especially if you enjoy regency romance.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Blog Hop

My sweet friend, Cindy Roland Anderson, tagged me in a blog hop. I usually don't do these, but since I love her and her books, I told her yes. If you haven't read her fun romantic comedies - Fair Catch, Finding Sophie, and Under a Georgia Moon - you really should. Check her out here.

Here are the questions Cindy sent me:

1. What are you working on?

I'm writing the sequel to Blog This. Those of you who read Blog This and loved Alex will be happy to know that he has a chance at redemption and love. It's been intense and really fun to write.

2. How does your work differ from books in the same genre?

I sometimes feel like I'm my own genre. Clean romantic suspense with a side of comedy. That's a mouthful! You don't find many romantic suspense novels that are clean and have a lighter side to them.

3. Why do you write what you do?

I write the stories that come to me. I love writing them, but it's also a matter of the characters bugging me until I get the story down.

4. How does your writing process work?

I usually just write what I've been dreaming about (day or night) then I have to go back and revise and make it all come together. If I can't see my characters in my head and feel connected to them, I don't write about them.

Now I get to tag my darling friend, Lucy McConnell. I just read her latest book, Undercover Engagement, and loved it! Romance, suspense, humor - that book has it all. 
Monday, October 13, 2014

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Snow Valley, Montana, is a small community with the tradition of doing Christmas big. Festivities begin with tree lighting in the town square the day after Thanksgiving and continue until the culminating romantic Christmas Ball. From the Polar Express to a Winter Carnival, there’s something for every wonder-filled  child—and every couple who’s in love—or about to be.

Christmas in Snow Valley is packed with six wonderful Christmas novellas sure to bring romance into your holiday season.

An Unexpected Kiss by Cindy Roland Anderson
Lucy Phillips doesn’t want to spend her Christmas vacation dodging her ex-boyfriend, so when he turns up at the airport to give her a ride home, Lucy panics and asks a complete stranger to kiss her. Although the kiss is incredible, Lucy never expects to see the guy again. Is it bad luck or destiny when Lucy comes down with a sore throat and the new doctor in Snow Valley is none other than the guy she kissed at the airport?

Feels Like Love by Jeanette Lewis
Christmas in Snow Valley is the perfect way for April Winston to introduce her city slicker fiancĂ©, Scott Mecham, to life on a farm. If only Wade Hadley, hometown boy and high school sweetheart, will cooperate! But Wade has no intention of letting April go without a fight. This Christmas, Wade is determined to overcome their painful past and show April that she already has what she’s been seeking all along.

Full Court Devotion by Cami Checketts
Kazlyn is too busy with her schooling and future plans to enjoy life, let alone fall in love with a man who has heartbreak written all over him. Tyrese Hamilton, a college basketball star and major heartthrob, is intrigued when Kazlyn doesn't pursue him or even seem interested. Ty's career is in jeopardy, and he needs a miracle and Kazlyn to save him.

The Christmas Eve Kiss by Taylor Hart
When Molly O’Hare gets a prediction that she will kiss her true love on Christmas Eve, she thinks it’s utterly ridiculous. But when she gets teamed up with Kevin Snow, aka her ex-boyfriend, to decorate a Christmas tree, things start to change. Too bad getting over the past is hard and seeing him kiss another girl is even harder. Now Molly is left with a choice—run away from home and heartbreak or let Christmas work out a miracle all of its own.

Risking it all for Love by Award-Winning author, Kimberley Montpetit
Succumbing to family pressure, Jessica Mason reluctantly comes home for Christmas. Ever since her high school boyfriend's death from a car accident three years earlier, Jessica and religion have not been compatible. So, when she visits Michael’s grave, she's surprised to meet the handsome James Douglas, Pastor John’s nephew, who’s studying for the ministry. James can not only dish back Jessica’s finely-tuned sarcasm but understands grief all too well, turning Jessica’s world upside down. Is she ready to take another risk on love?

Blue Christmas by Lucy McConnell:
As head of Snow Valley hospital's fundraising effort, Paisley Hackett barely has time to organize the craft show, cookie decorating party, and the annual Christmas Ball. What she doesn't have time for is falling in love with Clay Jett, the incredibly handsome bass player who sweeps into town. She's been burned by a tourist romance before and, with everything going on, Paisley will have to work overtime to protect her heart from Clay and his swoon-worthy ballads.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Regency Romance

The few regency romances I have read, I have really enjoyed. But it hit me as I was reading The Stranger She Married by Donna Hatch (which is fabulous, by the way) that the hero is always a man of the town, has obviously been with a lot of women, and the heroine is innocent, unaffected, and beautiful (but of course doesn't realize it). I'm not trying to be stereotypical, but I really would like all of you to tell me some titles where the man is the innocent one for a change.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blank Pages

I'm forty pages into writing the sequel to Blog This. I love watching the scenes unfold but it's also a little intimidating. All those blank pages! I know what I want on the pages, it's just the typing it all out that sometimes overwhelms me enough I'm nervous to sit down and get to work. A friend of mine admitted to me that she doesn't like to write, she likes to have written. I thought that was really sad when I heard it because I've always loved to write. But I can understand a little better now. There's something so calming about having written a scene and having it down on the page where I won't be able to forget it and I can add to and improve upon it.
Do you ever find yourself being overwhelmed with a blank page or any kind of large project?

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