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Penny For Your Thoughts (The Sand Dollar Series) by J.D Boudreaux – Review by Sarah Oakes

Penny For Your Thoughts (Sand Dollar Series Book 1)Penny For Your Thoughts by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about kindness. Penny Scott is a journalist just starting out on her career. Whilst doing a project about good Samaritans, she is helped get back on the road by stranger Alex. Bumping into him at a mall, she becomes friends with him over food. Slowly, they fall for each other but can their relationship survive their busy work schedules?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed characters like Alex sarcastic but kind underneath or Penny standing up for herself but caring underneath/ Great cast of supporting characters like the voice of reason in Aarpn or the sweet mother figure of Emily or the teasing father James.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel with the busy city full of life and people or the scenes in the park with the pond and the bridge across the island with its white bench in the gentle beauty of nature as one quiet spot, intimate and peaceful. Or the use of food, with its scents and smells so strong as if you were there, comforting and homely. I also loved the play on words and use of language which was cleverly done perfectly written to create the sense of wit and humour the book needed for the realistic nature of lovers teasing each other
I loved how the way the romance developed from people liking each other first instead of couples coming from beginnings in hatred as is more common. This made the romance more believable and relatable for the reader and also more realistic and engaging. An enjoyable romance. Overal, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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Penny For Your Thoughts: A Sweet Romance (Sand Dollar Series Book 1) by J D Boudreaux – Review by Debi Kircher

Penny For Your Thoughts (Sand Dollar Series Book 1)Penny For Your Thoughts by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Penny For Your Thoughts: A Sweet Romance (Sand Dollar Series Book 1) by J D Boudreaux

5 Stars

I started this series with Book 2 and I know better than to do that but I really was excited to get the history of these characters as I had a few questions when I finished book 2, I did get some of the answers I was looking for and it’s really hard to judge but I really liked booked 2 better than this one and I can’t fault the author for that since Im out of order.

The writing in this one was just as fantastic as the other and flowed smoothly…It did drag just a bit in some places but I found I still didn’t skim ahead.

I do know that I can not wait to jump in to book 3 as I’ve become completely invested in these people and this story…I’m most interested in Payton, she has had me the most confused through this story and I need to see where Alex ends up and if he can ever find his happily ever after.

Loved this book and absolutely adore this series.

Review by @debikircher

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Penny For Your Thoughts: A Sweet Romance (Sand Dollar Series Book 1) by J.D. Boudreaux – Review by Sara Oxton

Penny For Your Thoughts (Sand Dollar Series Book 1)Penny For Your Thoughts by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Penny For your Thoughts by J.D. Boudreaux is a five-star read that will have you thinking. This is the first novel in the Sand Dollar series and I for one can’t wait on the next one. It was charmingly romantic but there was a real current throughout. Yes, love is amazing but it’s also hard. This story does have places that it could have been polished and it could have gone better, but it shows us the talent of the author coming through and the story was so good. Penny was a good character, you will find her story and be thrilled by it and when you add Alex to the mix it just makes it so much better. I can’t wait to see the next one as I hope the author has improved the bits that need it, I have a good feeling that the experience will only develop, and we will see some great writing from this author.

Reviewed by @saraoxo

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Penny for Your Thoughts: A Sweet Dream Romance (A Sand Dollar Series book 1) By J.D. Boudreaux – Review by Susan Mowdy

Penny for Your ThoughtsPenny for Your Thoughts by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book hooked me! The characters and author hooked me from the beginning and this was a sweet and beautiful love story that you will love.

Alex and Penny are beautifully written. you will love them and they will break your but by the end of the story your heart will be renewed.

Alex is someone who fixes everything and I feel like Penny is someone who fights what she has and with a chance encounter the sparks fly.

JD Boudreaux has me hooked to her writing and she makes me rave more!

Review by @listersda
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Wish I Had a Nickel (Sand Dollar Series Book 2) by J D Boudreaux

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Genre – Contemporary Romance and a little Christian Fiction
Page Count – 401 Pages
Cover Designer – Ashley Byland @ Redbird Designs / http://www.redbird-designs.net/
Publisher – Bienvenue Press / https://bienvenuepress.com/
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Born two days apart in the same hospital, Alex and Leigh grew up to be inseparable. They were fierce protectors of each other, and it was only natural for everyone to assume they would one day find their happily-ever-after together.

Unfortunately, nothing in life is that simple.

When Leigh’s family decided to move to another state, it was only a matter of time before the distance between her and Alex caused them to drift apart…until finally, the special connection they had shared was lost.

Thirty years later, fate offers a chance at reuniting, but is it possible to erase years of separation? Or will fate require a little help?

Can a matchmaking mother and a smart-mouthed daughter working behind the scenes help Leigh and Alex regain what was lost?

~ AMAZON ~

Born and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana, J D Boudreaux is married and has three grown children. The family now resides an hour south in the small town of Erath. A good story, good friends, and a good cup of coffee are the ingredients that make up a great day for J D. Add a little boudin, cracklins, and Momma’s homemade carrot cake, and J D will call it a perfect day!

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Penny for Your Thoughts: A Sweet Romance (Sand Dollar Series Book 1) by J D Boudreaux

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Genre – Contemporary Romance and a little Christian Fiction
Page Count – 365 Pages
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Penny has her future all planned out. Her new job as a reporter is the first step toward building a successful life for herself. Unfortunately, her first day on the job isn’t going as she imagined it would. On the side of the highway with a flat tire and open trunk all she can do is silently pray for a miracle…and then gets one.

Alex likes to think he’s a good guy—the type of person who loves to help others. A Good Samaritan. So naturally when he sees a woman stuck at the side of the road, looking all helpless his first instinct is to stop and help.

Little did he know that this one act of kindness would steer both their lives in an entirely different direction.

~ AMAZON ~

Born and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana, J D Boudreaux is married and has three grown children. The family now resides an hour south in the small town of Erath. A good story, good friends, and a good cup of coffee are the ingredients that make up a great day for J D. Add a little boudin, cracklins, and Momma’s homemade carrot cake, and J D will call it a perfect day!

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology – Review by Michelle Austin

 

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology
by Carrie Dalby, Chelsi Arnold, Cj Petterson, E. A. Hale, J D Boudreaux, Jolie St. Amant

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology was a great 5 star read.
This is a great compilation of five short stories from six different authors. All of these authors were new to me and I can’t wait to read more from them. All of their stories pulled me right in.
They range from historical to present time and paranormal.

Courtship and Courage By: Carrie Dalby
When Time Stood Still By: Chelsi Arnold and J.D Boudreaux
Hobbes House Noel By: C.J Petterson
Talking in Code By: E.A Hale
Safe Haven By: Jolie St. Amant

There are some moments that brought tears to my eyes and others that made my heart smile and LOL. All of the stories are of course based around Christmas. There are so many great characters, main and secondary. And I loved Versace. If you’re looking for a great holiday read with great stories I highly suggest you 1-click and get started today. Another great thing about this book is that part of the proceeds are donated to the Cajun Navy Relief fund.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Hometown Heroes A Christmas Anthology by Various Authors – Review by Tausha Treadway

Hometown Heroes, A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes, A Christmas Anthology by Cj Petterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Various Authors. This was a wonderful collection of romantic Christmas stories ranging from Paranormal, Historical & Contemporary! One of my favorites was When Time Stood Still by Chelsi Arnold & J D Boudreaux is about Jacqueline Jones who needs a change from her East Side Apartment so she moves to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. Nick Lapointe once a member of the Cajun Navy says goodbye to Cajun country and heads to the same Smokey Mountains. When they meet sparks fly, literally, they are both attracted to one another but they also want to kill each other. Will love win out? This is a very entertaining read. I also really enjoyed Safe Haven by Jolie St Amcent. Its the story of Haven Cross trying to get over the tragic death of her husband during war. Every year @ Christmas she returns to Chateau Rouge & relives her proposal but the Enchanting Hotel has other plans for her & Chance Montgomery the musician in town. Can Haven let go of the past and have a future with Chance or will she let her fear hold her back? These are all very good Holiday romances and its well worth the read!

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Hometown Heroes, A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes, A Christmas Anthology by Cj Petterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology

5-stars

Such a wonderful compilation of stories. Each contained a wonderful hero or heroine for the reader to fall in love with. My absolute favorite story in this anthology was When Time Stood Still. I really felt the whole book was a great holiday read. The characters were amazing and the storyline in each short tale was easy to follow.

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by: Carrie Dalby, Chelsi Arnold, CJ Peterson, E.A. Hale, J D Boudreaux, Jolie St. Amant – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes is a great anthology! These following authors provided me with so much Christmas entertainment: Carrie Dalby, Chelsi Arnold, J D Boudreaux, CJ Peterson, E.A. Hale and Jolie St Amant. Some of these authors are new to me, while others I’ve read before. I absolutely loved reading these novellas by some of my favorite authors and being introduced to some great new authors.

Each novella captured my attention and had me hoping for a happy ending! This anthology is one I would recommend to anyone looking for their next Christmas read!

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