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Caring for Kingsley, Believing in a Better Way When Canine Cancer Comes Crashing Into Your World by Alli Eldridge – Review by Carrie Reed

Caring for Kingsley, Believing in a Better Way When Canine Cancer Comes Crashing Into Your WorldCaring for Kingsley, Believing in a Better Way When Canine Cancer Comes Crashing Into Your World by Alli Eldridge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

I don’t even know where to start with this book. I absolutely, 100% cried like a baby. Reading of precious Kingsley’s story made me remember and relive the moment leading up to putting my sweet dog down and the moments before her passing. I felt the author’s pain throughout this heartbreaking journey, wondering if you were doing the right thing for your dog, wondering whether they are in pain, how you can help, you go through so many different emotions. Dogs are the most amazing animals, and I hear it said over and over again how we as human don’t deserve animals and it is so true, animals are so pure and beautiful and have so much love to give. I just know Kingsley brought this family so much love and joy throughout his 9 years of life and I am happy to read that he had a beautiful home while he was here on earth. I definitely recommend this book to anyone struggling with the loss of an animal or anyone going through an animal with cancer. Thank you for your story.

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The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Karen Pearman

The Vilification of Aqua Marine (Working Mask, #1)The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is by a new author to me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved the cover artwork as it appeared to look like a superhero caper and that screamed must read to me. I am so glad that I did. I wasn’t disappointed in this story at all. It’s geared more for the young adult reader, but as an avid comic book reader I found this book to be perfect for comic book fans. In fact, I have already spread the word to many of my comic junkies that they need to read this story. There is so many funny hijinks in this book I was laughing until I cried. It’s also filled with action and drama along the way, but my family thought I was crazy because I was laughing out loud so much. I highly recommend that you and your teens pick this wonderful book up. It’s perfect. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next caper ahead.

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Distant Memories (Nurse Morgan Series Book 2) by Kate MacInnis – Review by Brandy Vaughn

Distant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book TwoDistant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book Two by Kate MacInnis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Distant Memories by Kate MacInnis is the second book in the Nurse Morgan series. Just like the first book, Distant Memories is filled with humor, ghosts, mystery, and a bit of romance. This text gives a good deal of summary about the first book so you can keep track of what is going on.

It seems things have started to settle down with Morgan as she has accepted her new psychic gifts. A new ghostly seductress enters the picture with her sights set on Caleb, Morgan’s new man. The plot brings to life some mischief with new adventures that cause some craziness in the spirit world as well as in real life for Morgan. I look forward to book 3 when it comes out!

Brandy Vaughn 06/2022

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Distant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book Two by Kate MacInnis – Review by Enisha Reaves

Distant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book TwoDistant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book Two by Kate MacInnis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Romance, mystery, ghosts, humor and fun are back in the second installment of A Nurse Morgan Series. Distant Memories by Kate MacInnis packs quite the paranormal punch all over again. If you loved the first one, buckle up for another fun ride.

The story continues about Morgan, an emergency center nurse in the metro Detroit area. With 20 plus years experience, the new ability to see and speak to ghosts, and a special love brewing with the gorgeous and sweet new doctor, Morgan never thought life could get even crazier and interesting. Guess what?….she was wrong!

Morgan has to battle with her growing feelings for Dr. Caleb while battling her own fears of being hurt. If that isn’t enough, she is now facing the villanous Esmey, a sexy female ghost who not causes trouble but can’t keep her ghostly hands off of men…even Caleb.

The fun loving characters, wit, humor and paranormal romance that drew you in the first time is all back. I really enjoyed the way Morgan is honest with struggling with the newness of her life since the near death experience and how change isn’t as easy as we all want it to be.

If you loved the first story, you will be pulled right back into this light hearted story

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Burned by Fire (Firehouse 13 Book 4) by Danielle Jacks – Review by Barbie England

Burned by Fire (Firehouse 13, #4)Burned by Fire by Danielle Jacks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Danielle Jacks brought the thought processes of the two main characters in her novel to life wonderfully. Solomon (Sol) summed up his point of view after an injury left him unable to continue as a firefighter by saying, “Being a hero means nothing without the firehouse.” His former mentee, Ember, has an infatuation with Sol. She tells him, “You’re not my hero because you’ve saved lives. You’re my hero because you inspire me to be better.” The story begins with Sol seeing a therapist, who turns out to be Ember’s aunt, to help him deal with issues that have caused him to drink alcohol frequently. It follows the relationship between Sol and Ember, with alternating perspectives from these two main characters. Burned by Fire: Book 4 has the perfect amount of angst, character development, and even a few spicy scenes!

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One in A Billion (Pierce Brothers Book 3) by Belinda Williams – Review by Emily H

One In A Billion (Pierce Brothers, #3)One In A Billion by Belinda Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Victoria Verity is wanting a promotion by the age of thirty. As a journalist she has proven herself but she needs the next big step, deciding she needs to interview Australia’s most elusive billionaire, Seth Pierce, she hatches a plan. A bit of mistaken identity ends up with Victoria getting a different job as a media advisor to Seth. Getting to know one another finds Seth and Victoria falling for one another but could it be too good to true?

This was a fast paced read. I liked Seth, his character was full of charisma. Victoria is terrific, she is trying so hard and working with Seth is an eye opener for her. Great story, definitely would check out more in this series.

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The Prospect of Death (An Alyssa Chalmers Cozy Mystery) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Darla Yocom

The Prospect of Death (Alyssa Chalmers mysteries, #2)The Prospect of Death by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give this book 5 stars!

Reading this book will truly make you appreciate the marvelous modern luxuries we currently have in comparison to the time frame described in this book (gold rush).

Alyssa is the main character and truly Carrie’s the story from start to finish. She agreed to participate in the act of traveling to a different country to become a bride to someone she doesn’t know, but planned on leaving right away. As always, life has a different plan in store for her, so leaving is not an option.

A sudden and unexplained loss immediately starts the mysterious who-done-it response and from there the story builds into a magnificent piece of art.

The author did a phenomenal job creating a beautiful historic tale with the endearing characters. You will be hooked from the first page. I hope you all will give this book a fresh read so you can partake in Alyssa’s journey.

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Truth or Kill (Twisted Legends Collection Book 1) by A.C. Kramer – Review by Mercedes Jones

Truth or Kill (Twisted Legends Collection, #2)Truth or Kill by A.C. Kramer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW. This book has all the twists and turns that you didn’t know you needed. You will not want to put this down until you unravel the entire mystery. Dark, twisty, steamy, and original. A must read and is now one of my favorite books! A. C. Kramer is a genius and I cannot wait to read more from this author!!
Spring break at an exclusive resort, what can go wrong? Sydney is the scholarship girl, she honestly has no clue how she ended up here with all of these high society kids. Her friend Becca, the one who invited her, is one of the “elite thirteen” of Covington Industries. Becca is the first casualty of “Truth or Kill.” What was supposed to be a relaxing cabin in the mountain for Sydney is not at all what she gets when these heirs of the company are now turning on one another. There is also Kage, the man with the forest green eyes that Sydney cannot seem to stay away from. Will Kage help her or let her play this game along with the others? Everyone’s secrets are about to be revealed. Will Sydney survive or be just another pawn in their game?

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The Happily Ever After Bookstore by Bernadette Marie – Review by Kelli Harper

The Happily Ever After BookstoreThe Happily Ever After Bookstore by Bernadette Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is so sweet, cute, and romantic. Bonus is you get three almost four stories in one. First story the couple is set up by the book store owner. She swaps their packages on purpose so that they will have to seek each other out and exchange their purchases.
Second couple is a divorced couple who still love each other very much and the matchmaker bookstore owner does what she can to meddle and get them back together again.
The third part in this book is the Book store owners own happily ever after.
All three of these stories are intertwined and the females all become very close friends. This is a great light hearted read that is just a real feel good story.

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Isabella Bride of Ohio: American Mail Order Bride by Debra Parmley – Review by Kelli Harper

Isabella Bride of Ohio: American Mail-Order Brides SeriesIsabella Bride of Ohio: American Mail-Order Brides Series by Debra Parmley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very well written Historical romance, Isabella finds herself alone and wanting a husband so that she may start a family. She, like several of her friends learn about a mail order bride advertisement and so she finds an ad that sounds like a wonderful opportunity. After writing to the man several times she boards a train to meet him. This is where things start to take a turn.
There are a few triggers in this story, to list them actually spoils the story so just know this book is not for the faint of heart.

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