Saturday, June 1, 2013

What Color is Your Morning?



Lavender Morning is the first novel in the Edilean Virginia series by Jude Deveraux.  I also feel that this is a great one to kick off beach reads!

Synopsis:

Jocelyn receives an inheritance from Edilean Harcourt that takes her from Florida to Edilean Virginia where she is supposed to meet Ramsay McDowell.  He is the lawyer in charge of Ms. Harcourt’s estate.   Jocelyn doesn’t know what to expect when she comes to the town or who she will meet.  Edilean and Jocelyn go back many years in their relationship, but Jocelyn doesn’t know everything.  What will she discover?  What will she learn about the past?

My Thoughts:

I read these novels out of order.    I am definitely a fan of the first novel!  This novel will introduce you to the main characters that will be explored in this series.  You met Jocelyn who is the main focus of novel one.  The original Edilean Harcourt is the focus of the second novel.  Sarah is the focus of the third novel.    There are other characters to meet that will probably be future novels in the series.   I don’t want to give everything away.

I felt that this novel was different from your typical romance.  First this novel would be considered contemporary but also has some history to it.  The story of Edilean and her David takes place during World War II.  The story of Luke and Jocelyn is in the present.  Third there are not really any steamy sex scenes.  There is a hint but not pages of sex scenes.   I personally like this and feel there is more to the story.
Are you ready to take a trip to Edilean Virgina?

Rating:

4.25/5

Please visit Jude on her website and  Facebook page.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Lies We Tell Ourselves...



The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers discusses the adoption from three different perspectives.  That of the birth mother, the new parents of Tia's daughter, and the husband and wife where the husband had an affair.

Synopsis:

Tia reveals that she is pregnant to Nathan who was the love of her life.  Nathan is not thrilled with the news and asks her to get to rid of it.   Tia refuses but loses more than she thought.  One day she decides that Nathan should be involved in their daughter’s life.  What will happen when his wife intercepts the photos?  Who will this affect?  What will change in the new family, Tia, Nathan and his wife?

My Thoughts:

I am excited to share Susan Randy Meyers novel the Comfort of Lies.  The affair abruptly ends but Tia is left spinning her wheels.  I had a difficult time with Tia’s character.  I agreed with her friends advice that she needed a change.  Would you choose to make a change if it would kick start your life in a different direction?  I still have questions about some of the other characters.  What I am referring to is the motives of these characters.

The setting of this story is Boston.  I actually haven’t read too many stories set in this city.  I found the setting interested!  I loved how the writer seemed to capture the culture of different parts of the city.  I loved how there seemed to be a different tone for each character. This novel is well written and very descriptive.

Rating:

4/5
Please visit with Randy Susan Meyers on her Facebook page and website.

Monday, May 27, 2013

New Author Feature Giveaway

Today I am going to introduce you to two new authors Terry Lee and Fran Orenstein.  Also there is a giveaway involved.

Synopsis:

In Saving Gracie Kathryn is absolutely convinced that her daughter Gracie cannot handle life without her.   Gracie is married with two children.  She also cannot do anything without consulting her mother.  What happens when both are without one another?  What will both learn?    Where will life take Gracie without her mother’s guidance?

In Gaia’s Gift Rachel loses her family in a tropical storm off the keys in Florida.  Life does not go back to normal afterwards.   She is so distraught by her loss that everyone is shut out with the exception of her best friend Mary and her lawyer.  Years have passed and another storm occurs in the ocean.  After the storm there is wreckage.  What will she find?  Will Gaia redeem her with a gift?  Will Rachel be able to move on?

These authors are new to me, but I wanted to share them with you.   They are both published by World Castle publishing. They would love to meet you on their websites. They are both very interesting reads!  They would make great beach reads for the upcoming season!
These ladies graciously donated these novels to share with you!  Now if you would like to win a copy of each of their novels.  Please see the rafflecopter below.  This giveaway is open to US residents only.  This giveaway will run from May 27th through June 3.


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