Publisher: Random House
Publishing Group Loveswept
Available: November 18,
Boston veterinarian Hayley Scampini tends
the city’s pampered pets but dreams of the rural life of a country vet. She’s
single and determined to stay that way, convinced that love isn’t permanent
enough to trust. Then a vacation to the Whisper Creek dude ranch introduces her
to Daniel McKee, a sexy single dad who runs the kind of veterinary practice she
aspires to—and rattles her conviction to keep men at a distance.
Managing a thriving practice, coping with the loss of his wife, and fighting a
custody battle with his in-laws over his twin daughters, Daniel couldn’t be
more overwhelmed. Hayley is a godsend, accompanying him in the field and
winning over his girls. It doesn’t take Daniel long to realize he’s falling for
this woman, hard and fast. So before Hayley returns to Boston, he extracts a
promise: that she will return to Whisper Creek for Christmas. It’s the perfect
time and place to show Hayley that the promise of a beautiful life together is
something she can believe in.
I was so excited to realize this was a
continuation from Maggie McGinnis’ book Accidental
Cowgirl published April 30, 2014.I
enjoyed returning to Whisper Creek Ranch for Kyla’s wedding.This
book focuses on Hayley and her determination to remain single… and happy.I curled up with the book and laughed and
smiled and welcomed home some great friends!Okay, okay… I know they are just my literary character friends, but I do
so enjoy getting lost in their stories.
My rating: A4.5 out
of 5 stars
I received a complimentary e-copy of a
Cowboy’s Christmas Promise from NetGalley for my honest review.
In a secluded corner of Hope
Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories . . . before they cost her
Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did
she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously
But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks—and vivid
dreams of being strangled—she realizes that she has been the recipient of more
than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donor’s murder.
Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted
attention: from the press, from the authorities . . . and from the killer
himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is
being stalked—by a man she’s only met in her nightmares.
The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI
agent agrees to help her: Agent Marc Everton.
Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc
must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there’s no time to
waste. One man is desperate to silence her—before she remembers too much.
transplant brought her life ---- and the donor’s memories may bring her death.
In the third
book in the Hope Beach Series, we meet Elin, the central character, as she
learns to walk a difficult path in her life.She is a widow who has recently undergone a heart transplant – the blessing
is turning into a curse.Why is Elin having vivid nightmares of her
donor’s murder?And why, if the police
don’t believe her, does the murderer set his sights on Erin?
She moves to
Hope Island to begin anew with her 4 year old daughter.The 100-year old home is filled with
treasures of days gone by including an old diary from the original owner’s
widow.Add Elin’s mother who is
suffering front dementia and you have rich storylines apart from the murder /
My rating: 6
out of 5 stars
Can I do
that?YES!I just did… this book is that good!
I received a
complimentary e-copy of Seagrass Pier
from Thomas Nelson Publishing for my honest review.
is found in your heart, Elin.It’s not
in a profession or in a relationship.Your
roles don’t define who you are.You
define your roles.” - Elin's mother (Ch. 9 – Seagrass Pier)
Handlebar Publishing and Shiloh Run Press,
an imprint of Barbour Publishing
In the third book in the Amish Quilting Club series, we meet
Emma and Lamar as they begin a new quilting class in Sarasota, FL.The six students – ages teenage to retirees -
come from many different
backgrounds.The Quilting class is not
all about teaching the craft, but being God’s light and love in a hurting
world.Yet, even Emma and Lamar could
not imagine the challenges of their new students.
The premise was great – show the love of God through
actions.Yet, there are many characters
and story lines being introduced and resolved within a single book.I felt that due to this, the story just skimmed
the surface of the characters’ struggles.The book would have been richer had there been less plot lines to follow
and more in-depth story lines.If you
want a simple, feel-good read, you will enjoy this book.I was hoping Wanda E. Brunstetter would flesh
out the characters’ and their histories better – put more meat on the spine of
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable, but left me wanting more
I received a complimentary copy of The Healing Quilt from
Handlebar Publishing for my honest review.