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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Another good book by RaeAnne Thayne

RaeAnne Thayne
HQN (Kindle Edition)
October 2015
Contemporary Romance

The latest book in the Haven Point series tells us Devin’s story.  A physician, she has tended to neglect her personal life and has instead focused on the seniors she volunteers with regularly.  Cole Barrett, a local rancher, is trying to deal with his two young children and their grief at losing their mother in an accident.  Granted, Cole was divorced from her but his kids are looking at Christmas without their mother.  He meets Devin during one of her shifts in the emergency room after his sister, pregnant with twins, takes a fall.  His sister has left her husband and is helping Cole out with his children.  

In previous books we’ve read about the curative factors in the Lake Haven mineral waters.  The hot springs are on Barrett property and Devin has to talk Cole into letting her use the springs for her senior citizens, whose joints benefit from the water.  In exchange she offers to give his children a magical Christmas.  He reluctantly agrees to this.

Of course, the rest of the story is pure RaeAnne Thayne and we are transported to the magic of this small town, the kindness of the people who populate it, and the healing that happens when two conflicted people manage to find each other.  This could be a standalone book but I think it had more meaning after reading the first two novels in the series.  This is a heartwarming, fun novel that will tug on your heartstrings and remind us that Christmas is coming soon!

Reviewed by Jeri Neal
Rating:  4

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wicked Quills of London Series Book 1
Eva Leigh
ISBN# 978-0-06-235862-2
October 2015
Historical Romance

Debut author Eva Leigh shines brightly with FOREVER YOUR EARL.

Eleanor Hawke writes the most notorious gossip in her paper, The Hawke's Eye. Zeroing in on the popular Earl of Ashford, Daniel Balfour, she is more than shocked when he shows up at her office and offers her a chance to see for herself that what she is printing is not the truth. Eleanor finds herself given access to places she never dreamed of entering, but more than that she discovers that Daniel is so much more than what he appears. The attraction simmers between them until it explodes with passion. She cannot imagine a life with him, with her being a commoner and a working woman, but her heart never asked what was proper.

Daniel knows he must put a stop to the attention these stories are generating. He has a secret mission that is threatened by all the press. Offering Eleanor a chance to see his side of things will also allow him to continue searching for his missing friend. Disguising her as a man will allow him to bring her with him, but it doesn't stop the attraction. The real obstacle is their class differences, so in the end will it cause the end of their relationship or will they go against the grain for each other?

The first book shows that Eva Leigh is an author to watch. The witty banter, unique plot elements and lovely characters will keep this book in readers hands until the end. I found some parts laugh out loud humorous, as well as the building tension between the two. Looking forward to seeing what this author brings us next.

Reviewed by Jennifer Jones
Rating: 4 1/2