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Authors Recommending Books

Barbara Vey -- September 5th, 2013

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Welcome back to our new regular feature, Authors Recommending Books.  Want to know what authors read in their spare time?  Check it out here.  Want to know what your favorite author is reading?  Ask it in the comments section and I’ll try to get the answer for you.  Good books aren’t always just new books as you can see here.  Authors can send their recommendations to maggiemaepw @ gmail.com.

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The Best ManJeanne Adams recommends The Best Man by Kristan Higgins.  Kristin blood_trinityhas a knack for pulling the heartstrings even as she gets the reader involved with her quirky, funny and fabulous characters.  You get to know the town, the family and feel a part of every story she writes.

Tracey Devlyn highly recommends Blood Trinity by Dianna Love and Sherrilyn Kenyon. I love the entire Belador series! Evalle is bad ass and the sexual tension between Evalle and Storm keeps me turning the pages.

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Shirley Jump highly recommends Carolina Home by Virginia Kantra. I love everything she writes! She never fails to make me cry!

Tonya Kappes recommends It Takes a Witch:  A Wishcrafter Mystery by Heather Blake.  Heather  delivers a page turning mystery with many subplots that tie right into the main plot. Blake has built a magical world full of whimsical characters and creatures with a fun loving witch family in the Enchanted Village. Blake will have you wondering who did what and laughing all at the same time.

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Leaving HavenAllison Leotta recommends Kathleen McCleary’s Leaving Haven.  The first chapter starts with a woman leaving a much-wanted baby at the hospital, and the rest of the book goes back in time to reveal why she did it.  This is an emotionally charged and incredibly plotted story about friendship, love, betrayal, and consequences.

Adrienne Giordano recommends Flashpoint by Suzanne Brockmann. Flashpoint is part of the Troubleshooters series and was the first book I read by Suzanne. After reading it, I went back and read each book in the series and love her flawed characters.

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English GirlMarilyn Baron recommends The English Girl, by Daniel Silva sign-off-320(Suspense and Foreign Intrigue). I love Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon character—master assassin, art restorer and spy—and this novel may be the best yet in his series. Mystery, mistresses, mayhem and great writing. This book has it all.

Mary Buckham loves Patricia McLinn’s, Sign Off. The debut of a new mystery series the finely developed characters, whip-sharp dialogue and setting put this on my keeper shelf.

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Lady AwakenedBeauty and the Bounty HunterAngie Fox recommends Beauty and the Bounty Hunter by Lori Austin (who also writes as Lori Handeland). Sweet, sexy and funny – with a plot that knocks westerns on their ear. I never knew what was going to happen next and I loved every minute of it.

Jeannie Lin says “The last book that blew me away was A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant. A widow in a desperate situation enlists a young nobleman to provide her with an heir that she can pass off as her late husband’s. The emotion between the hero and heroine built page upon page and felt so achingly real that you believed and hurt for them through every moment.

The winner of yesterday’s wonderful gift basket from Nancy Naigle is Crystal Fulcher.  Congratulations!  Please contact Nancy at nancy @ nancynaigle.com to claim your prize.

Bottom Line:  “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ― Jane Austen

WW Ladies Book Club Blurbs

Barbara Vey -- June 15th, 2011

I have to admit that all the authors blurbed about today are new to me in that  I haven’t read any of them yet, but more to consider for my TBR pile.  Meanwhile, I’m gearing up for the Southeastern Wisconsin Festival of Books this weekend.  I’ll be doing three panels (luckily the same day) and I know I’ll be asked to recommend books.  I have a huge list (divided into genres) and now I have a few more I can add to the list thanks to the WW Ladies.

Heidi

Heidi

The Art of Romance by Kaye Dacus (E-Book)

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This is the second book of the Matchmaker Series, featuring Caylor Evans, an English Professor who has given up on love to be the care-taker for her grandmother “Sassy” Evans. “Sassy” has plans of her own when she decides with her other friends that Caylor needs to be happy. Dylan Bradley has just returned to Nashville after being humiliated in the Philadelphia art scene. His grandmother “Perty” has given him specific instructions to get his life back together. Dylan and Caylor have a spark between them, but their past mistakes are preventing them from moving forward. Their love of the creative arts, as well as their strong faith, could be just the things to bring them together.

One of the biggest reasons I turn to a contemporary Christian romance novel is the fact that you don’t need the sex to have a wonderful romantic story. I truly appreciated they way that Kaye not only wove the story around the main characters, but the way she created the feeling of the struggles within the two main characters themselves. I felt the beginning blossoms of a romance, and how it grew like a strong flower. It was refreshing to see Caylor confronted with someone who had too much to drink, and the appropriate choices she made to keep herself safe. Since this book is part of a trilogy, I am inspired to read the other books and complete the set.

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Dawn

Dawn

Rogue Oracle by Alayna Williams

Read by Dawn

Tara Sheridan is the best criminal profiler, and most eccentric. Tara also specialists in Tarot Card reading. In this case she will have to use her divination skills to realize that the new assignment from her friend and sometime lover, Agent Harry Li, is a dangerous proposition in every way.  Former Cold War operatives, all linked to a top-secret operation tracking the disposal of nuclear weapons in Russia are disappearing.  The bodies are missing and there are very few clues. Tara increasingly ominous dreams, are suggesting something dark, along with her Tarot card reading skills and the unwanted help of the Delphi Daughters she is about to find a terrifying endgame that even Tara could not have foreseen.

I found this book to be very interesting. I love the Tarot cards mixed with the FBI profiling.  Those are two stimulating subjects and they mixed well with the story line.  The secret scheming and underhanded methods of the  Delphi Daughters held my attention from chapter one to the end.

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Lynn

Lynn

In a Treacherous Court by Michelle Diener

Read by Lynn

John Parker, a loyal courtier during Henry VIII’s  reign, is sent to escort a court commissioned artist from the London quay.  Susanna Horenbout, the tantalizing artist, unknowingly holds a secret that could change the course of history, and cost many lives.  Beneath the many layers of lies and intrigue, Parker struggles to discover who is plotting against the King, while keeping Susanna out of danger, and out of his heart.

I found it a pleasure to read a well – researched historical novel in which nearly all the characters truly existed.  A very fast paced, plucky story with much double-dealing, many brawls, and plenty of adventure.  My kind of book.

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Kym

Kym

A Choir Of Angels by Marilyn Baron (E-Book)

Read by Kym

Rhonda Paver’s dream was to sing at her daughter Hayley’s wedding. Rhonda was relentless, a bull dog, and never backed down .. Even if it meant selling her soul, to cross over and help her daughter celebrate the happiest day of her life.

This may be considered a short story, but Marilyn gives a fast-paced plot line with  wonderful conflict as Hayley learns to cope with the loss of her Mother and prepare for her wedding.  A supernatural, humorous, heartfelt ebook which exemplifies a  Mothers Love that will prevail, even after death. This is one wedding I wouldn’t want to miss!

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Ashley

Ashley

The School for Brides by Cheryl Ann Smith

Read by Ashley

Miss Eva Black is a twenty-three old spinster hiding from her mother’s past as a courtesan. The only joy in her life is teaching young courtesans to become suitable wives. She never had any problems with her school until the vengeful Duke of Stanfield comes pounding on her door demanding his mistress back, with his mistress long gone and married; the Duke demands that Miss Eva becomes his new mistress. What starts out as a love-hate relationship has the chance of becoming real love, if the two of them can overcome the secrets of their past.

A witty and sensual tale of love between two people, in two different classes of society. The love-hate between the characters is highlighted with amusing dialogues throughout the novel which made it a delightful read for me.

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Bottom Line: Another dark, gloomy, rainy day here.  Thank goodness when I open a book I have sunshine throughout my house (seriously, I need to wear sunglasses).

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