Tag: Donna Alward

Secret Millionaire for the Surrogate by Donna Alward

Posted January 14, 2019 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

They met at a wedding… 

Will they say “I do”?

It’s wedding photographer Harper’s job to capture other people’s happily-ever-afters, but she doesn’t believe in one for herself. Until she meets ruggedly gorgeous best man Drew.

Having offered to be a surrogate for her best friend, Harper tries to fight their instant chemistry, until Drew sneaks past her defenses. But she’s about to learn this extraordinary man has an extraordinary secret!

Titles in the Marrying a Millionaire series include —  Best Man for the Wedding Planner – Secret Millionaire for the Surrogate

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Preorder Gems: Secret Millionaire for the Surrogate by Donna Alward

Posted January 1, 2019 by Marsha in Discussion Post / 0 Comments

Preorder Gems is a feature at Keeper Bookshelf to showcase those titles I wanted enough to preorder them instead of waiting to see if there is a special price during publication week.  🙂

The first day of 2019 saw Donna Alward’s Secret Millionaire for the Surrogate delivered to my Kindle.  This one will be read in the next week, and cross-posted over to my Romance Is Ageless blog in about two weeks.

It’s wedding photographer Harper’s job to capture other people’s happy ever afters, but she doesn’t believe in one for herself. Until she meets ruggedly gorgeous best man Drew. Having offered to be a surrogate for her best friend, Harper tries to fight their instant chemistry, until Drew sneaks past her defenses. But she’s about to learn this extraordinary man has an extraordinary secret!

This is the second part of the duet, Marrying A Millionaire.  I don’t know if there will be more but I’ve learned to never say never.  I’m ready to dive into this one since I enjoyed Best Man for the Wedding Planner so much. (and yes, the cover is an affiliate link to Amazon)

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Best Man for the Wedding Planner by Donna Alward

Posted December 6, 2018 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Series / 0 Comments

The first rule of wedding planning…

Be prepared for anything!

Wedding planner Adele Hawthorne is prepared for wedding hitches…but not for the best man to be Dan — her ex!

Thrown together at every turn, Adele can’t escape their chemistry or the fact that her heart-breaking reason for leaving him all those years ago hasn’t changed. With just days before Dan leaves their winter wonderland, can he convince Adele they still have something worth fighting for?

Titles in the Marrying a Millionaire series include:  Best Man for the Wedding Planner – Secret Millionaire for the Surrogate –

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Preorder Gems: Best Man for the Wedding Planner by Donna Alward & The Rancher’s Homecoming by Anna J. Stewart

Posted December 1, 2018 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Series / 0 Comments

Preorder Gems is a new feature here at Keeper Bookshelf – I’m test driving it a bit early as I originally intended this for the New Year.  I don’t often place preorders for books unless it’s a favorite author in a series I don’t want to miss.  Usually that’s because I work on a book budget, and I know that many authors have that first week of publication special prices on their titles, so I wait to see what it’s going to cost me.  In other cases I know from the beginning that a particular publishing house never, ever discounts a title during that first week – the price is what the price is forever, unless maybe a special code that’s across the entire line.  And… admittedly, sometimes I’m contacted by an author for a book review request and I make the decision to purchase my own copy or not…. and honestly, that depends on the book budget, and whether it’s a series that I believe I’ll follow through to the end especially in a multi-author series.

So, this morning I just received two preordered books, both from Harlequin.  One is the next book in a series I’ve followed, the other is the start of a brand new series.  Let’s check them out:

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Deck the Halls by Donna Alward

Posted October 5, 2017 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

In the last year, George’s life has drastically changed. The formerly homeless veteran now has a job he likes, a family in the residents of Darling, VT, and for the first time in years, a home. But while his present is good, he’s still haunted by the past, a past that appears shortly before Christmas when the older sister of his brother-in-arms hunts him down and finds him in Darling, working at the Ladybug Garden Center.

Amy’s looking for closure for her family after her brother’s death in the Middle East, but the serious man she finds working in Vermont doesn’t resemble the soldier she remembers from years before. This man is hardened and yet somehow fragile, too, and in her desire to find out what really happened to her brother, she learns more about George than she ever expected.

With a little Christmas magic and the whole town supporting them, can these two bruised hearts make a future together?

Titles in the Darling, VT series include:  Get Me To The Church On Time – Somebody Like You – Someone To Love – Somebody’s Baby – Deck The Halls –

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It Must Be Christmas by Jennifer Crusie, Mandy Baxter, Donna Alward

Posted November 29, 2016 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

it-must-be-christmasTitle:  It Must Be Christmas
Series: -Anthology-
Author:  Jennifer Crusie, Mandy Baxter, Donna Alward
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 4, 2016
Publisher:  St Martin’s Paperbacks
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

t’s the most wonderful time of the year, when love is in the cold and frosty air—and desire reaches the boiling point. . .

Hot Toy
From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie comes a hilarious, sexy story about a determined shopper who grabs the last action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the arms of a sexy secret agent. Mayhem under the mistletoe ensues. Business as usual this Christmas season…right?

Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher
Nate wants to stay away from all the women who want his money in Mandy Baxter’s story set deep in the heart of Texas. But when gorgeous do-gooder Chloe Benson comes knocking at his door—in search of funds for her charity—Nate can’t ignore the passion he feels for her. Maybe love is priceless after all?

Christmas at Seashell Cottage
’Tis the season in Jewell Cove when local doctor Charlie Yang finds her quiet, steady life disrupted by both an abandoned baby in the nativity manger and ex-SEAL Dave Ricker. Are these turn of events too good to be true? Or is Christmas working its magic—for real— Donna Alward’s heartwarming holiday story?

 Anthology

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Christmas at Evergreen Inn by Donna Alward

Posted October 15, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Christmas at Evergreen InnTitle:  Christmas at Evergreen Inn
Series:  Jewell Cove #3.5
Author:  Donna Alward
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 13, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Paperbacks
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When a December Nor’easter roars up the eastern seaboard, Jewell Cove cop Todd Ricker spends his day off being a Good Samaritan to stranded holiday travelers. But when the roads close and Todd can’t make his way home, he discovers that the Evergreen Inn is full up. Until another Good Samaritan opens her doors and offers him a place to stay…

Lainey Price is not looking forward to Christmas, but just because she’s not filled with the holiday spirit doesn’t mean she’s going to turn Todd out into the stormy night. Even if it means offering the handsome police officer the couch in her tiny cottage. But when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the two are snowed in for a wintry evening by the fire. With Christmas only a few days away, can Todd convince Lainey to open her heart to the season…and love?

Read on for my thoughts on Christmas at Evergreen Inn.  No true spoilers, promise.

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