Tag: contemporary fiction


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Christmas at the Castle by Melissa McClone

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Christmas at the Castle by Melissa McClone

Posted December 10, 2016 / 5 Comments

A royal wedding. A meddlesome mother. An unexpected union. A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer clear of the bride’s arrogant older brother. Crown Prince Guillaume wants […]


Thankful Hearts Giveaway: Janet W. Ferguson

Thankful Hearts Giveaway: Janet W. Ferguson

Posted November 22, 2016 / 93 Comments

  Welcome to the last day of the Thankful Hearts giveaway! I hope you have been as blessed as I have to hear from the hearts of these 10 authors! Just as a reminder – You can keep up with all the posts in the giveaway series by clicking on […]



Thankful Hearts Giveaway: Sarah Monzon

Thankful Hearts Giveaway: Sarah Monzon

Posted November 15, 2016 / 84 Comments

  Welcome to Day 4 of the Thankful Hearts giveaway! Just as a reminder – You can keep up with all the posts in the giveaway series by clicking on the Thankful Hearts giveaway graphic in the sidebar. More chances to win each day! Today, I am excited to share […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Boots and Bedlam by Ashley Farley

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Boots and Bedlam by Ashley Farley

Posted November 14, 2016 / 19 Comments

On Tour with Prism Book Tours ‘Tis the season for chaos.   Wedding bells will soon be ringing in the Lowcountry. All Sam Sweeney wants is to marry her man on Christmas Eve surrounded by family and friends. But emerging complications, some humorous and some not so humorous, threaten to converge […]


Book Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Christa Allan

Book Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Christa Allan

Posted November 11, 2016 / 12 Comments

One moment, Olivia Kavanaugh is preparing to walk down the aisle and embrace her own happily ever after. The next, she learns that her fiancé, Wyatt Hammond, has been in a fatal car accident. Then comes a startling discovery: Wyatt’s car wasn’t heading toward the church. He was fifty miles […]


Book Review: The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

Book Review: The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

Posted November 2, 2016 / 4 Comments

In this brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a scandal brings a young man back home to the small town, crazy family, and first love he left behind. Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small town troubles—including a broken heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, […]


Book Review: The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran

Book Review: The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran

Posted October 31, 2016 / 13 Comments

All Faith Harp wants is a quiet life–to take care of her troubled brother, Sam, earn enough money to stop the poverty wolves snapping at her heels, and to keep her past buried as deep as possible. And after years of upheaval, she might have just about managed it: Sam’s […]


Book Review: Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman

Book Review: Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman

Posted October 24, 2016 / 7 Comments

A poignant breakout novel, for fans of J. Courtney Sullivan and Elin Hilderbrand, about a single mother who inherits a beautiful beach house with a caveat—she must take care of the ornery elderly woman who lives in it. For years, Maggie Sheets has been an invisible hand in the glittering […]


Book Review: Just Fine With Caroline by Annie England Noblin

Book Review: Just Fine With Caroline by Annie England Noblin

Posted October 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

Caroline O’Connor never dreamed she’d be back home in Cold River, Missouri, the Ozark Mountain town where everyone is ‘up your business.’…they mean well as they drive you crazy. She thought she’d left town for good, but now she’s back, helping to care for her New York born mother—struck with […]


Book Review: Lifelines by Eleanor Bertin

Book Review: Lifelines by Eleanor Bertin

Posted October 16, 2016 / 0 Comments

Life had been going swimmingly until biologist Dr. Robert Fielding was bewildered by a squall that still threatens to shipwreck him. Tormented by the losses in his life, he finds a dozen reasons why he doesn’t need the friendship of his new neighbour, Anna Fawcett. After all, the senior and […]


Book Review: Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

Book Review: Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

Posted October 13, 2016 / 5 Comments

Welcome, neighbor! Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who’s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn’t know anyone in her new town, when she meets […]


Book Review: Homestands by Sally Bradley

Book Review: Homestands by Sally Bradley

Posted October 8, 2016 / 7 Comments

When baseball star Mike Connor stumbles across his ex-wife six years after their divorce, he’s stunned to find that she’s the mother of a kindergartner who wears his jersey. And shares his last name. The last thing Meg Connor wants is to be around Mike. After all, he was the […]


Book Review: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Book Review: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Posted September 28, 2016 / 9 Comments

A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her […]


Book Review: Vain Empires by Brandilyn Collins

Posted September 18, 2016 / 3 Comments

They were stuck on this remote island, all of them. Trapped in this show. No way to stop whatever came next. No way at all. —————————– Six people arrive on a remote island–contestants in the “reality show of the century,” Dream Prize. The winner will be the person who learns […]


Book Review: God Bless Us Every One by Eva Marie Everson

Book Review: God Bless Us Every One by Eva Marie Everson

Posted September 15, 2016 / 18 Comments

Charlene Dixon–called Charlie by family and friends–is devastated at the recent loss of her job. For the last five years, the twenty-seven-year-old has blossomed as the activities director of an exclusive all-girls school. But when a misunderstanding with the headmistress leads to a pink slip right before the holidays, Charlie […]


Book Review: My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray

Book Review: My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray

Posted September 12, 2016 / 30 Comments

Former bad girl Katie Stone can feel the weight of her reputation settle over her as she drives home for the first time in years. Feeling deeply guilty about her past mistakes, Katie wants to do the right thing for once. But the small town where she grew up is […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lowcountry Stranger by Ashley Farley

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lowcountry Stranger by Ashley Farley

Posted September 12, 2016 / 4 Comments

There’s a stranger in town. And it’s no coincidence when she shows up uninvited at a Sweeney family wedding. All eyes are drawn to this urchin who seems to have washed in with the tide. Before the night is over, the doe-eyed waif charms young and old with her street smarts and spunky […]


Most Anticipated Book Releases Fall & Winter 2016: Contemporary Fiction

Most Anticipated Book Releases Fall & Winter 2016: Contemporary Fiction

Posted September 5, 2016 / 66 Comments

Fall is almost here, y’all!! I’m SO EXCITED!! I adore fall – the cooler temps (hallelujah), the colorful trees, pumpkin everything, apple everything, those little “fun size” boxes of Nerds and Dots that come out at Halloween (the only time I want to eat either of those). And my favorite […]