I loved this anthology. This is a collection of eight authors who put together eight romance stories that will pull at your heart strings. I found some of my favorite authors and also a couple of new authors. One of my favorites is Two Hearts Truce. This is a story of learning to trust again once a heart has been broken and being able to move forward. Another one of my favorites is Bayou Cottage. This is a story about second chances. What does fate have in store for Maggie. There is something for everyone in this book and I know you will find a favorite or two too. This is a must read anthology written by some awesome authors.
This is the fourth book in this series. I think this series just keeps getting better and better with every book. I enjoyed how well written this story is. The characters bring the story to life with the mystery and action. I found this book to be engaging and fast paced. I had no problems connecting with the character as they kept me turning pages. In this story Karina is back with another mystery. She gets the opportunity to go to Mexico for some fun and drop a package off. But things don’t go as planned for the drop off. What happens next you will want to read this book. I really enjoyed the characters, they are strong and made me feel as if I was right with them. They made the story for me. I highly recommend this book.
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Pharaoh’s Forgery (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 4) by Ellen Butler
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Genre – Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
Page Count – 260 Pages
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After some of Karina Cardinal’s recent adventures—her lover Mike Finnegan would call them scrapes, jams, or pickles—she’s more than ready to blow this D.C. pop stand for a short girls’ trip to Mexico. Until Jillian’s roller skate wreck blows their plan out of the water.
With Jilly injured and Mike working, her fellow lobbyist Rodrigo volunteers to share some sun, sand, and margaritas in Cancun. It’s tough to relax, though, knowing what’s in her suitcase. A package she promised to hand off to Mrs. Thundermuffin in Mexico.
Mrs. T’s evasive maneuvers around Karina’s questions wave more red flags than a bullfighter, leaving Karina no choice but to take a peek. Okay, so it’s not a kilo of something illegal. It’s an Egyptian death mask that turns out to be a magnet for crooks, conmen, kidnappers, and outright killers.
When the situation explodes into chaos, Karina and Rodrigo are lucky to have friends in the right place—at their backs. But they’re in one hell of a jam. And they could be going home in something tackier than a souvenir t-shirt—more like a body bag.
International bestselling and award-winning author Ellen Butler presents book four in the Karina Cardinal mystery series! Fans of Melinda Leigh, J.D. Robb, and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum will adore this gripping mystery adventure.
~ AMAZON ~ IBOOKS ~ BARNES AND NOBLE ~ KOBO ~
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Ellen Butler is the international bestselling author of the Karina Cardinal mystery series and award-winning historical suspense, The Brass Compass. Fans who enjoy the suspense of Melinda Leigh and the humor of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum will fall in love with Butler’s Karina Cardinal. Her experiences working on Capitol Hill and at a medical association in Washington, D.C. inspired the mystery-action series. The Brass Compass has won multiple awards for historical fiction and is compared to such bestselling novels as Kristen Hannah’s The Nightingale. Ellen lives with her family in the suburbs of Washington, DC.
Looking for a mystery you’ve found it here with a who done it story, that’ll keep you glued to the pages wondering what happens next! This is my first read by this author and I was skeptical I’d like the book but was I wrong! once I started I couldn’t put it down. Even though this is part of a series this can be read as a stand-alone but I bet like me you’ll want to read the series now!
I was gripped from page one by this novel which has drama, crime, suspense, romance and mystery as well as great characters. Based in a small town, ‘The Sisters’, during a long hot Texas summer a mysterious new comer arrives in the community and instantly the gossip starts. No one knows who Rose Belvedere is or why she has chosen The Sisters as a place to live but the locals are sure that a body was put into her moving van. Chief Brash deCordova’s police department is over run with calls all saying the same thing but without probable cause all he can do is make inquiries. However when Madison, from ‘In a Pinch Professional Services’ who is known as being a “dead-body magnet”, does find a body her husband, the Chief must investigate the murder. Meanwhile sixteen year old Blake has a summer job and finds himself in the middle of his own mystery to solve. Along with his sisters they decide to form a junior section of “In a Pinch Professional Services” would be sleuths.
This is a wonderfully written cozy mystery which kept me hooked from beginning to end and with all the twists and turns it also kept me guessing. The storyline flows nicely making it an easy read and the plot has plenty going on which kept me fully immersed in the story. I loved all the main characters, who are part of Madison’s, ‘In a Pinch Professional Services’ and thought that the husband and wife duo of Madison and the Chief were a perfect crime solving couple who worked well together to discover the killer before they could strike again.
Although it is book ten of a series it can be read as a standalone story, however, as I was new to this author and this series I did feel that I would have understood Madison’s backstory better and learnt how ‘In a Pinch’ came into being if I had read the previous books first. I think if the books are read in order than the reader may enjoy this novel even more and would get to know all the fascinating characters. Having enjoyed this book I am now keen to read the previous novels in this series and am pleased to have discovered a new author.
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IRRESISTIBLE – FALL INTO ROMANCE (Irresistible Romance Book 5) Anthology
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Genre – Contemporary Romance/Suspense/Romantic Comedy
Page Count – 1460 Pages
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MY STORIES From Eight New York Times & USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning Authors
TWO HEARTS’ TRUCE: Tamara Ferguson, USA Today Bestselling Author: Amanda has been putting her life on hold for six lonely years, but Jeff is determined to win her back. Will she ever feel like she can trust him enough to reveal the devasting secrets that are preventing her from moving forward?
FALLING INTO LOVE by Natalie Ann, USA Today Bestselling Author: Falling into love had never been on Ryan’s radar. As for Shannon, she had it once and lost it, never expecting to find it again…until she moved to Paradise!
BAYOU COTTAGE by Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today bestselling Author: Bayou Cottage in the swamp at Cypress Cove is the perfect place to run away to after Maggie Angel’s heart is broken. Will she find a second chance at love there?
THE LIES BETWEEN US by Cynthia Cooke, USA Today bestselling Author: A drug lord, a kidnapping, another woman—to save her marriage, Cat must fight them all.
IGNITE MY HEART by Alicia Street, USA Today Bestselling Author: Unable to have children of her own, the last thing Blake wants is to become a nanny, but Morgan and his little girl take her on an unexpected journey of the heart.
WHISKEY SOUR by Jen Talty, USA Today Bestselling Author: If Boone Wilder going to get the woman he loves, he’s going to have to make a few changes of his own. And he’s going to have to come clean about one very big lie.
CUT AND RUN by Angela Stevens, Bestselling Author: Unlucky Molly Sullivan is left to take the heat for her brother’s dishonesty and finds her only way to escape the clutches of a gang leader is to attach herself to the self-centered–and rather too cute for his own good–Jake Massey.
REPLACING BARNIE by Patrice Wilton, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author: Lydia is a divorced attorney determined to succeed in her career. Until fate plays dirty tricks on her and puts the gorgeous Jed in her way. After a night of passion she discovers he’s her new client’s soon-to-be-ex! Presenting the Irresistible Weddings of the Season…
~ AMAZON ~
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Writing steamy yet sweet compassionate stories of fate that are wonderfully romantic, Tamara Ferguson is the multi-award winning, Amazon top 50 romantic suspense, #1 International and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Tales of the Dragonfly Romance Suspense Series, the Kissed By Fate Series, the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series, the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance Series, and the Tales From Dragonfly Pointe Short Story Series. Since 2015, she’s won over 30 awards for her series books, including the bronze, silver and gold medals from Readers’ Favorite for her Two Hearts Wounded Warriors as well as the 2019 IAN Outstanding Fiction Novella of the Year for Two Hearts Under Fire.
Natalie Ann is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in Upstate NY with her husband and son. She has always had a love for books, especially romance and happy ever after. She’s written more than twenty-five books including the Road Series, the All Series, the Lake Placid Series, the Fierce Five and the Love Collection, not to mention being in several boxed set collections.
You can follow Natalie Ann on Twitter https://twitter.com/NatalieAnn121 And at her website http://natalieannbooks.com where she shares stories of how her books came about, the characters, songs and locations that were inspirations.
USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Jenkins writes page-turning contemporary romance, mystery, and women’s fiction with passionately gripping characters that stay with readers long after they turn the last page. The Detroit Detective Stories, beginning with The Greeks of Beaubien Street are truly American with a touch of fantasy. Pam of Babylon books consistently rank in the Top 100 Best Sellers in American Drama with over 500,000 downloads.
First published in 2003, Cynthia Cooke is a USA Today Bestselling author who has published 22 novels in 12 different countries with Harlequin, Entangled, and Amazon Kindle Worlds. She has a deep affection for romance stories and playing in the ocean. On her best days you can find her on the beach with her notebook, a novel in hand, and her dog, Angel, by her side.
Alicia Street is a USA Today bestselling author and a Daphne du Maurier award-winner. She writes both sweet and spicy romances and sometimes collaborates with her husband, Roy. She spent many years as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. A compulsive reader of every genre, Alicia loves watching old black-and-white movies and inventing new recipes for soup.
Patrice Wilton was born in Vancouver, Canada, and knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to be a writer. She became a flight attendant for 17 years, then moved to Australia and England, before settling in Ormond Beach, Florida. She is a NY Times & USA Today bestselling author and has written thirty or more books. Her personal favorites include her successful romantic comedy, Candy Bar series, Paradise Cove series, and The Heavenly Christmas series. She is also extremely proud of her military books– A HERO LIES WITHIN, HANDLE WITH CARE, AT FIRST SIGHT, published by Amazon Montlake.
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Tamara Ferguson, Natalie Ann, Suzanne Jenkins, Cynthia Cooke, Alicia Street, Jen Talty, Patrice Wilton, Angela Stevens
This was a great mystery story, that kept you gripped. It is set in a small town and really captures the essence of that with all the locals gossiping and reporting to the police.
There is a new arrival to The Sisters and her arrival causes a bit of a stir. Rose is the new person in town. She seems nice enough but can looks be deceiving?
When Brash the local police officer gets numerous calls regarding a supposed dead body wrapped in a carpet he goes to investigate. Finding nothing that leads him to believe that’s true he moves on putting it down to the residents imaginations.
That is until his wife finds a dead body. Does this mean that all the residents where right in what they saw? Could the dead body really have left Rose’s house wrapped in a rug? Who is Rose and why has she moved to The Sisters. With so many questions and not a lot of answer Brash involves his wife and her friends as undercover sleuths to find out what really went on behind the closed doors.
Rose by Any Other Name (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series, Book 10) by Becki Willis is an intriguing cozy murder mystery that has everything to make it a story not to be missed. With mystery and suspense, murder and fear, lies and secrets. It is another great story in the series and can be read as a stand-alone. This is a wonderfully written story and Becki has managed to weave it all together to give us something that is engaging and is a page turner. The wonderful characters are real, flawed and all and will win your heart.
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This caper left me glued to my seat. I thoroughly enjoy how Willis weaves her stories together and this latest installment in The Sisters Texas series is another winner. I really enjoy how the characters are tangible, flawed, and downright funny. There is humor even in the dark and twisted. This whodunit isn’t a scare fest but it immediately jumps in and makes you wonder exactly who Rose is and what in the world has happened? If you’ve ever lived in a small town you’ll appreciate how true this rings in situation and dynamic. I have enjoyed each of the books in this series and hope to read more from this author soon. Mystery lovers – pick up this series immediately!
4 ½ Stars
A Rose By Any Other Name is Book #10 in The Sister, Texas Mystery series by Becki Willis. This is another wonderful cosy mystery to add to the already fantastic series- but you don’t have to read the whole series in order to appreciate this book, as it can easily be read as a standalone.
The story is a tightly woven and very intriguing cozy murder mystery, with a wonderful cast of characters, crime, investigation, drama, suspense, and more.
Things heat up when a mysterious newcomer arrives in town, who soon gets tongues wagging, but not in the way you might imagine. But in a “is that a body?” kind of way. Then Maddy makes a disturbing discovery- and the mystery begins.
Really well written, with all the ingredients you expect from a great mystery. I am really enjoying exploring this superb series!
Thank you, Becki Willis!
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