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Archive for August, 2011

Heartsight

Author: Kay Springsteen

Publisher: Astraea Press

Release Date: March 2011

Purchase:  http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-heartsight-519485-148.html?referrer=romjunkies

With the death of her grandmother Trish Evers and her six year old daughter Bella go to North Carolina to settle her estate.  Her grandmother had left a rundown bed and breakfast.  Trish knows that she doesn’t have the funds to rebuild it to it’s former shining glory. 

 

Bella has Down syndrome, but she doesn’t allow it to get her spirit down.  When she was born she was rejected by her father, Trish is the only parent she has ever known.  She finds going to North Carolina offers her an opportunity to visit the beach.

 

Dan Conway was raised in a military family and enlisted in the Marines.  He was set to dedicate his life to the military, but all of his plans changed the day he was blinded by a bomb in Afghanistan.

 

In the four years since Dan was injured, he went through many operations to try and restore his sight, unfortunately all of them failed.  With the last failure, he decided to finally accept his fate and return to his home on the beach in North Carolina.

 

One morning while Dan was sitting on his private beach he gets an unexpected visitor.  He learns the child is his nearby neighbor.  He fears that she has wandered away from her parents so he ensures that she stays with him until someone comes to find her.

 

Bella brings the sunshine that has been lacking in Dan’s day.  Her innocence takes hold of his heart.  Soon Bella’s mother Trish comes to find her; he can tell that she is overwhelmed with relief when she finds her daughter. 

 

Bella takes an immediate interest in Dan.  She does whatever it takes to seek him out.  Trish is beside herself at the behavior of her daughter.  She is thankful that her neighbor has the patience to deal with Bella and her curiosity.

 

As the summer days pass by, Dan, Bella, and Trish become inseparable.  Trish finds herself becoming intrigued by her neighbor.  Dan feels that he is unworthy to even dream of having a place in Bella and Trish’s life because of his disability.

 

Will Dan be able to put his past behind him and be able to allow his growing feelings of love for Trish and Bella to show?

 

HEARTSIGHT is an exception tug at your heart romance.  There are very few new authors who are able to really impress me with their first book, I am proud to say that Kay Springsteen has definitely achieved this honor.  HEARTSIGHT is a book that you can’t put down once you start.  Each character has suffered their own person tragedy, how they learn to deal with the obstacle life has presented them is very inspiring.  Mere words are not enough to express how impressed I was with Kay Springsteen’s HEARTSIGHT.

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Her Very Special Robot

Author: Ann Jacobs

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Purchase:  http://www.jasminejade.com/p-7417-her-very-special-robot.aspx

 

Allie Webster’s friend Trace has talked her into coming to Chateau of a Thousand Pleasures to get away from Christmas and all the memories that surround it.  Last year during Christmas, Allie’s husband Jack had got gravely injured performing a stunt.  Jack had lost his battle to live on Christmas Eve.

 

Trace was Jack’s best friend and on Jack’s deathbed he had promised to take care of Allie for Jack.  Trace knew that Allie was having a hard time coping with Jack’s death.  He knew he must find something to keep her mind away from the painful memories and felt the Chateau of A Thousand Pleasures was what Allie needed to find a way to relax.

 

Allie was intrigued that the Chateau offered life like robots that were offered to their guests to fulfill their sexual needs.  Allie thinks this is the perfect solution to her growing need for a man to fulfill her baser needs. 

 

What Allie didn’t anticipate is Trace disguising himself as her sex robot.  When she finds that the one that has brought her body to an unspeakable high is her husband’s best friend, will she be able to accept his betrayal?

 

HER VERY SPECIAL ROBOT is yet another wonderful addition to Ann Jacob’s growing list of must read books. What I find so unique about Ms. Jacob’s talent is that she takes unusual settings and turns them into the perfect romance book.  I have read several of her books and must say that each one offers their own form of treasure.

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Surrender the Night
MaryLu Tyndall
Barbour Books
P.O. Box 719, Uhrichsville, OH 44683
9781602601666

Purchase:  http://www.barbourbooks.com

Rose McGuire life has not been an easy one. At a young age she was orphaned and robbed of most of her inheritance by her caretaker. Five years ago, she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle’s farm in Baltimore, Maryland.

At the farm Rose found happiness that she never knew existed. There she is able to work on the farm and take care of the animals. Rose is unaware of the devastating war of 1812 taking place outside her safe home. Her peaceful existence is disrupted one night when she is attacked by a British soldier. Rose is saved when British 2nd Lieutenant Alexander Reed steps in and saves her from being attacked by his superior officer; in saving Rose he is gravely wounded.

Even though Alex is her enemy, she knows that she cannot turn her back on his injuries. She hides him away and tends to his wounds. As she takes care of the injured man Rose gets the opportunity to get to know Alex. She finds out that he is a caring confident man, one who she finds herself quickly falling in love with.

As each day passes, it grows more difficult for Rose to keep Alex’s hiding place a secret. She fears that the town’s people will discover him and think she is a traitor. Will she be able to protect Alex long enough to allow him time to recover? Once he does will their love stand a chance with the two of them being on the opposite side of the war?

Surrender the Night is a beautiful written historical romance. With all MaryLu Tyndall’s books you are guaranteed to be provided one of the best reading experiences in your life. Her talented pen knows how to write passages that take you deeper into the story. You will find that you will be experience the pain, sorrow, and joy of each one of her characters. Authors such as MaryLu Tyndall are a rare treasure to behold. Once you experience one of her novels they become an addictive drug that you can’t live without. I highly recommend anyone who craves the pleasure of a historical romance to commit the name MaryLu Tyndall to memory, you want be disappointed at any of the titles that she has written.

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Promise Canyon (Virgin River)
Robyn Carr
Mira
c/o Harlequin.com
P.O. Box 5190, Buffalo, NY 14240-5190
9780778329213, $7.99,

Purchase:  Http://www.amazon.com

After his divorce, Clay Tahoma knew he needed a change in his life. To accomplish this he accepted a position as a vet technician in northern California. His new job will enable him to be closer to his sister Ursula who lives nearby.

Lily Yazhi has a reputation with horses, her skills has earned her respect in her hometown. Her first encounter with Clay Tahoma is one that leaves her skeptical of his intent. She doesn’t know if it is her Hopi blood that is having her be cautious with Clay. Her previous experience with Native American men has not been positive. She questions whether she can put her trust in Clay.

Lily and Clay are brought together to care for two horses. Each one of the animals has their own set of problems. With them working as a team be able to cure them of what ails them? As Lily gets an opportunity to see Clay both as a professional and a handsome man will she be willing to let down the walls surrounding her heart down to gain a chance at love?

Promise Canyon is another exceptional installment of the Virgin River series. This is the eleventh book in one highly addictive series. Robyn Carr is a writer who knows how to keep her fans satisfied. It is always a pleasure to revisit her beloved characters. For those that may be put off by a series this long, let me assure you that you can start it from the beginning or even on the eleventh book and you will not be lost. It takes a talented author to be able to write such a large series that can be read as standalone novels.

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