Posted August 23, 2020 by Marsha in Cozy Mystery, Kensington Books, Mystery, NetGalley, Series / 0 Comments
As Stella Wright’s Nantucket candle store thrives, her knack for solving mysteries burns equally bright–especially when a Halloween haunted house uncovers evidence of a centuries-old murder . . .
When Stella’s friend inherits a creaky, abandoned home in Nantucket, she knows it’s the perfect setting for the town’s annual Halloween fundraiser. A deserted, boarded-up building on the property–once used as a candle-making shop–adds to the creepy ambiance. But as Stella explores the shack’s dilapidated walls, she discovers a terrible secret: the skeleton of a Quaker woman, wrapped in blood-soaked clothing and hidden deep within a stone hearth . . .
While the police investigate the murder scene, Stella wastes no time asking for help from friends with long ties to Nantucket’s intricate history. The key to the murder may lie within a scorching 18th-century love triangle that pit two best friends against one another over a dubious man. But before the case is solved, another life will be claimed–leaving Stella to wonder who in Nantucket is friend, and who is foe . . .
Titles in the Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery series include – Murder’s No Votive Confidence – Murder Makes Scents – 15 Minutes of Flame –
Tags: 15 Minutes of Flame, Christin Brecher, mystery, Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery #3
Posted August 23, 2020 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series / 0 Comments
Dr. Charlotte North has no time for a player, not even one as tempting as Ben Callahan. Besides, Charlotte is only in Meadow Valley for a few months to help her grandmother. After that, it’s back to New York and the career she loves. But when her gram starts to meddle in her personal life, Charlotte knows just the man to help her out. Ben’s the perfect no-strings boyfriend until Charlotte discovers that beneath that rugged, charming exterior lies a sweet and bighearted cowboy.
Ben Callahan is tired of people assuming he’s an immature playboy, so when the smart and sexy Charlotte asks him to be her pretend boyfriend, he jumps at the chance to show everyone that he’s changed his ways. Though he and Charlotte are calling their relationship fake, Ben’s heart says otherwise. Two months with Charlotte isn’t nearly enough. Will Ben be able to prove he’s worthy of her for real before their time together is up, or will she leave Meadow Valley—and him—forever?
Titles in the Meadow Valley Ranch series include — Cowboy to the Rescue (prequel) – My One and Only Cowboy – Make Mine A Cowboy – Only A Cowboy Will Do (March 2021) –
Connecting Series — Titles in the Crossroads Ranch series include — Second Chance Cowboy – Saved by the Cowboy #1.5 – Tough Luck Cowboy – Hard Loving Cowboy
Includes the bonus novel Hometown Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders #1) by Sara Richardson!
Tags: A.J. Pine, Make Mine A Cowboy, Meadow Valley Ranch #2, romance
Posted August 22, 2020 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments
Rancher Duke Talbot meets Cathy Terry in Blessings by chance. She’s new to town and so grateful to be there—Blessings feels like a safe haven.
Cathy is at first hesitant to let anyone get too close, but as their relationship grows and Cathy sees Duke’s feelings for her are real, she tells him what really brought her to town—an abusive ex-husband who isn’t willing to let her go.
When her past starts to catch up with her, she’s tempted to keep running, but she’s fallen in love with Blessings and with Duke. Having finally found a place to call home, the only place Cathy wants to run is straight into Duke’s arms.
Titles in the Blessings, Georgia series include – You and Only You – I’ll Stand by You – Saving Jake – A Piece of My Heart –The Color of Love – Come Back To Me – Forever My Hero – A Rainbow Above Us – The Way Back to You – Once in a Blue Moon – Somebody to Love –
Tags: Blessings Georgia #10, Once in a Blue Moon, romance, Sharon Sala
Posted August 20, 2020 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments
I have no intention of losing my girl a second time…
I can fake it with the best of them. At the top of my game as a Moto Grand Prix racer, I’m used to the entire world watching me. But the truth is, beneath this polished smile, I’m hurting—physically and emotionally. Longing for my family and the girl I left behind, I need a break from the Moto Grand Prix world. A chance to heal.
So the moment I’m free from the press circuit, I bolt home for some R&R—determined to win back Taryn Ledell’s heart if it’s the last thing I do. The problem is: she’s got plans of her own. As a World Superbike racer, she’s on the brink of making it big. It’s going to take all the sweet-talking charm I’ve got to convince the girl of my dreams that she can have everything she wants if she’s willing to be fearless.
Titles in the Moto Grand Prix series include – Fearless – Wreckless –
Tags: Fearless, Katie Golding, Moto Grand Prix #1, romance
Posted August 19, 2020 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments
Clay Stevens desperately wants to reclaim his grandfather’s land, using the latest techniques to bring water to the arid landscape. The last thing he needs is wild wolves on his ranch—even if they are brought there by feisty and determined conservation officer Lacey Montgomery.
Lacey is convinced that the ranchers and the Lobos can co-exist until Clay’s nephew and his friends cause a landslide that injures some rare Mexican wolf pups and Lacey gets hurt too.
Clay and Lacey have to work together to heal old wounds and reconcile community factions if they’re going to have any chance at the bright future they both envision.
Titles in the Wild Cowboy Country series include – Wild Cowboy Country –
*Erin Marsh also writes as Laurel Kerr (that’s no secret and can easily be found) – you may notice a connection to her (LK) ‘Where the Wild Hearts Are‘ series titles ‘Wild on My Mind‘ and ‘Sweet Wild of Mine‘ set in the same town and share a unique zoo 🙂 or… it may encourage you to go look up those other books*
Tags: Erin Marsh, Modern Western Romance, Wild Cowboy Country, Wild Cowboy Country #1
Posted August 17, 2020 by Marsha in Kensington Books, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series / 0 Comments
Attachment to the land, hard work, and community set the folks of Morgantown apart from every day, and always brings them back to the ranch—where they might even find love . . .
After his father decides to leave the ranch to his older brother, usually calm, steadfast Ben Miller struggles to deal with his resentment. When he’s invited to develop a trail riding experience on the Morgans’ dude ranch, Ben jumps at the chance. Soon he’s assigned a mysterious client, an actress whose family secretly wants her removed from influences in LA. Ben’s determined to teach her to fend for herself. But he quickly discovers she’s more than a pampered pretty face . . .
Silver Meadow believes she’s preparing for a serious dramatic role—one that will free her from her controlling parents. She’s certainly not going to be controlled by Ben, especially when he takes her out in the middle of nowhere to learn how to survive. Yet gradually, far from her cell phone, Silver begins to open up to him about her life—and finds they have more in common than they thought. Soon a romance will blossom—but can a jet-setting movie star and a homebody cowboy find the best of both worlds?
Titles in The Millers of Morgan Valley series include – The Second Chance Rancher – The Rancher’s Redemption – The Rebellious Rancher – The Rancher Meets His Match
*Connection to the “Morgan Ranch” series – you’ll find familiar faces if you’ve read the series but it’s not necessary to enjoy the Miller family – but I’d still recommend both.*
Tags: Kate Pearce, romance, The Millers of Morgan Valley #3, The Rebellious Rancher
Posted August 17, 2020 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Kensington Books, NetGalley, Series, Victorian Romance / 0 Comments
The latest American sensation to grace London’s ballrooms, Meredith Rose Remington has beauty, wit — and a shocking secret.
At her aunt’s insistence, Meredith is posing as an oil heiress, but she is utterly destitute. In truth, Meredith would rather spend her time writing than trying to snag a wealthy husband. Yet the stranger who flirts so outrageously with her in Hamilton’s Book Shoppe surpasses even the heroes of her vivid imagination.
Phillip Sinclair, the Earl of Waverly, has seen ambitious heiresses come and go. Only the enchanting Meredith could make him curb his reckless ways and settle down. But jealous rivals and meddling gossips are far from the only obstacles that must be overcome if love is to secure a happy ending.
Titles in the Hamilton Cousins include — The Heiress He’s Been Waiting For – The Irish Heiress – The Unexpected Heiress –
This series is a spin-off (or the children of the couples in) the Hamilton Sisters series which included — When His Kiss Is Wicked – Desire in His Eyes – It Happened One Christmas – To Tempt an Irish Rogue – His by Christmas
Tags: Hamilton Cousins #3, Kaitlin O'Riley, The Unexpected Heiress, Victorian Romance
Posted August 17, 2020 by Marsha in Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series / 0 Comments
An arrogant cowboy meets a headstrong woman determined to take custody of his niece, only to realize that she may be the family he was always searching for.
There’s not much that could rattle a cowboy like Reese St. James. But when his twin brother dies in a car accident, Reese is stunned to discover he has a six-month-old niece, Sawyer. Wanting to make up for lost time, Reese heads down to Unforgiven, New Mexico, to bring her home. He doesn’t plan on Sawyer’s guardian giving him any trouble, but the intriguing, independent woman is turning out to be more than he bargained for.
Lorelei West had given up hope of having a family of her own until her sister’s tragic death brought little Sawyer into her life. And now there’s no way she’s going to let Reese take her away. Lorelei knows hotshot, good-looking cowboys like him — she’s dated enough of them — and she intends to stand her ground. Yet the more time Reese and Lorelei spend together, the harder it is to deny the attraction building between them. But opening their hearts to a baby is one thing — can they also open their hearts to the possibility of a happily-ever-after?
Titles in the Chestnut Creek series include – The Last True Cowboy – Home at Chestnut Creek – A Cowboy For Keeps –
Tags: A Cowboy for Keeps, Chestnut Creek #3, Laura Drake, romance
Posted August 16, 2020 by Marsha in Cozy Mystery, Kensington Books, NetGalley, Series / 0 Comments
When social worker Hildy Schneider commits to an after-hours side job, she finds herself drawn into the darker side of small-town Sorenson, Wisconsin—and the twisted mind of an unnamed killer . . .
Strange things have been happening since Hildy started moonlighting with local police, but a desperate late-night call involving a former patient from Sorenson General Hospital tops the list. Although Danny Hildebrand has been tormented by hallucinations for years, he swears he’s being haunted for real by the victim of a grisly murder . . .
The rambling ghost story seems like another delusion. But after a body turns up in a neglected farmhouse crawling with secrets, Hildy and the magnetic Detective Bob Richmond rush to explain Danny’s knowledge of the incident. As the crime-solving partners unwittingly grow closer while examining a series of eerie leads, they realize that surviving past sunrise means shedding light on a criminal willing to do whatever it takes to stay in the shadows.
Titles in the Helping Hands Mystery series include – Needled to Death – Night Shift –
Tags: Annelise Ryan, Cozy Mystery, Helping Hands Mystery #2, Night Shift