Sunday, January 31, 2010

Love is a Battlefield

Kristy has just returned to her job as a park ranger at Shiloh National Park after being left at the altar. When she reports back to work she finds her job has been given to someone else. Ace Kennedy, who has taken her job, gets off on the wrong foot with spunky Kristy, who has a hard time liking the guy who has taken her place. As they work together Ace is shocked to learn that Kristy no longer believes in true love. As the story progresses he tries to show her true love is happening between them, but when she learns he is keeping secrets she shuts down on giving her heart to another. I enjoyed getting to know Kristy. Her feelings on love were easy to understand. I also enjoyed Ace and the way he drew her out and got her talking about herself and her feelings. I especially liked how this story ended and the things Kristy had to do before she could truly be free from some of her past hurts. The ending of the book put a smile on my face - great job Ace on your "dedication"! Looking forward to reading more in this series!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Lightkeeper's Daughter

Addie Sullivan has been raised in California with her "parents" caring for a lighthouse. Then one night a storm brings an injured man to their door and shares a secret that changes Addie's life completely. She is really a long lost child who was thought drowned many years ago. Now she has the opportunity to be reunited with her real family, the Eatons. But someone doesn't want Addie to be found. When Addie becomes a governess for young Edward she soon falls in love with his father, John. Without giving any more of the story away, I must say this story had me guessing most of the way through as to who wanted Addie out of the way and who truly was glad to have Addie in the family. It was a really good mystery with some lovely romance thrown in also. I loved Addie and how she just said what she felt and didn't try to put on airs or act a certain way because society expected it of her. She was a great character in the story. I also loved her dog, Gideon!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Irish Rogue

This was a good sequel to Annie Jones book, "Irish Eyes". It picked up where that book left off. This story is about Fiona O"Dea and Michael Shaughnessy. They were in love and ready to marry back when they were young and in love. But the love of money by Michael got in the way and here they are years later, trying to make it work again, but can Fiona trust Michael and does the love of the lost gold coins still lure Michael away from things that matter most. I personally loved the "Irish theme" of both books. I love to hear them talk and hear of their Irish heritage. It ws also a good theme on how easily we can let "things" get in the way of what is most important in a persons life and that is God and the love of a good mate.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Irish Eyes

This was a light, quick read for me. I loved the Irish accent in the book that the main character had. It is a story of Julia, the head of the homeless shelter, and Cameron, a Interpol agent. They meet because Julia thinks she is doing her job when she tries to help a homeless boy. Little does she know who she has turned him over to and why!. In steps handsome and fun Cameron to the rescue. Their interaction was fun to read. If there ever was a "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow this story comes close to making you believe.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Echoes of the Past

This was a great sequel to the first book, All my Tomorrows! It was just a pleasure to read and tied in to the 1st book really well.Sydney Taylor is a children's cancer doctor with a young boy named Drew. She has a chance meeting with Trace Jamison (who she first met at Trace's brother's wedding to Sydney's best friend). The attraction is definately there for both of them. But there is a past that Sydney will need to share with Trace before their relationship can deepen. There is also alot of other stories going on in the book, but I recommend you read it and find out for yourself what a good job this author does in making you feel a part of this family's life.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

All My Tomorrows

This story was a delight to read. Even though there was tragedy and loss, there was so much love and and joy in the story that you wanted to keep reading.Alexa Turner is a young veterinarian who has just lost her father, who she shared a practice with. She has decided to move and start a new beginning. Upon arriving in Kentucky she settles into her new job and her new house. Her new landlord, Cole Jamison is a young rancher who has a mother that is determined to find him a mate. So Cole is not too excited about another young woman who is out to catch a man living by living in his cottage. Alexa though turns out to be a sweetheart of a girl who has everyone around her falling in love with her. This story is filled with great characters and alot of unexpected "twists and turns"; a tender story of love.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

When You Wish Upon A Star

A good love story. Paige Brookhart is running with her two young daughters, from an abusive and life-threatening husband, Justin. When her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere in Colorado, she has to accept help from a rancher (and trusting a man does not come easily with her). Lance, the rancher, takes her to his place and seeks to offer her a job, but Paige chooses to leave and go to a shelter for women. Once Paige comes to terms with her life and how to get it back on track at the shelter, she then calls Lance and asks if his job offer to still open. From then on you would think everything turns out good. But there are a few twists and turns and you have to read the story to see how it all ends.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Raven Saint

This author has done it again! She has written a story I have thoroughly enjoyed. Sometimes when you read a series of books, one of them doesn't meet your expectations. Not so with this series. They have all been very enjoyable!
Grace Westcott has always thought she was a good person and enjoyed helping others and doing good. When she is kidnapped and taken by a French mercenary, Rafe Dubois, she questions why this is happening to her. Rafe has agreed to deliver her to a man who wants to do her harm. But the journey by ship to Columbia has Rafe doubting his decision to turn her over for money. And the journey is also showing Grace that "good" people are sometimes bad and "bad" people can sometimes turn out to be good. Both Rafe and Grace have alot to learn. I really liked Rafe in this story and how he handled Grace. Their interaction throughout the story was enjoyable to read. I could easily read them all again.