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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Micalah Weatherholtz

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book I have picked up by this author and this makes the second book by this author that I have enjoyed. You have Emma, heir to The Thorn Ranch, young Emma, and Josie, Emma’s moms point of view throughout the book. The Thorn is a ranch that has been in Emma’s family for decades, and while it’s not your typical line of succession, this ranch is passed down to the only child in each generation, always a daughter. As a strong willed, smart, well rounded, independent woman Emma’s makes a great main character. The Thorn is so big that no one has ever been able to properly explore the land because there is an entire community existing below ground, and in caves on the property. Emma accidentally stumbles upon these people who call themselves The People, and desperately trying to protect their secret refuse to allow Emma to return home. After Emma accepts that she will be their awhile and starts to work closely with them I began to appreciate and even enjoy Chatpa, and Kai, and hoped that when competition for Emma’s hand began he would enter the competition, compete, and he ultimately won. In the process of wowing her Emma begins to fall for Kai and is torn by if she really wants to return or stay with The People until other males bring back a group of woman for wives and introduce a grave sickness into the community and everything begins to turn bad. I was a little confused when Emma began referring to the ‘sickness’ as Covid immediately although she had been kidnapped almost a year at this point and couldn’t have known what it was unless the woman that were brought into the fold said so but I don’t remember that happening. I appreciated having both Emma and Josie’s point of view because that keeps you up to date on what’s happening in the real world vs in the caves. Although I was sad at first with how I assumed the book was going to end the author surprised me and set the ending up beautifully to maybe continue with another book for a series but ultimately thrilled Emma seemed to be remembering Kai and she was starting to see a future between the two of them with him helping her with the ranch. Who knows maybe some of the traditions are due to change in the future.

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Tink (Devil’s Handmaidens MC Book 1) by D.M. Earl – Review by Micalah Weatherholtz

Tink (Devil's Handmaidens MC-Book One)Tink by D.M. Earl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tink by D.M. Earl is a book that covers some intense, potentially reactive subject matter like rape, abuse, stalking, and trafficking of children, and adults. This series, The Devils Handmaidens MC, focuses on a women’s motorcycle club instead of your typical male dominated motorcycle club, even though they are mentioned throughout the book, for example The Intruders, and the Grimm-Wolves, which I thought was a new, refreshing take that I haven’t read much of. I loved Tink, a fierce, sassy, independent woman, and Noodles, an ex Navy Seal, and their romance, but I think Shadow, as Tink’s best friend, really stood out throughout the book. The focus of this club was to find and break up trafficking rings, support, and rehabilitate the survivors/victims. Tink and Shadow are tortured by their own private demons that they keep hidden because of something that had happened in their pasts. When Tink meets Noodles he begins to pull her from a darkness of her own making until the past comes to call and brings all her nightmares front and center. This is a suspenseful, thrilling book, that I couldn’t put down, and I’m incredibly glad that I took a chance on. I’m looking forward to book number two and seeing who manages to thaw Shadows ‘black heart’.

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THE MARCY SERIES BOXSET: BOOKS 1-3 by Linda J. Burson – Review by Katie Kearney

The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda Burson. This series is a series that will keep you coming back for more. The characters are complex and relatable they pull you into their world with ease and you can very easily get lost in the pages in a good way. The storyline is well written and paced nicely. I like when authors bring out box sets it’s a great way for a series to be read all together or even try out a new to you author. And this is definitely an author and series you should take a chance on because you definitely won’t be disappointed. Four stars and highly recommended

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Written in the Stars (Mothers and Daughters Collection) by Angela Christina Archer – Review by Heather Bass

Written in the StarsWritten in the Stars by Angela Christina Archer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read a couple of books from this author and she always surprises me with her written skills. This is the second book of the Mother’s and Daughters collection. You can read this as a stand alone as well but the first book is just as good. I was so excited when I got this book I stopped everything and started to read it immediately. I could not put this book down until the end. This story exceeded all my expectations. It only took me a few hours to devour this amazing story.

Betty Hamilton gets pregnant at a young age in the 1950s and her parents send her to a house that makes her ashamed of her life. She is forced to give up her daughter to a couple she never gets to meet. Betty is thrown out on her own to make a new life for herself. Her daughter Marlena never thought for one second that she was adopted until her dad told her the truth. She is in complete shock and she wants to learn more about why she was given up by her birth mother. Marlena starts to uncover the truth about her past and finds things that she can’t believe happened. Will Marlena find her birth mother before it’s too late or will it already be too late?

Review by @heatherbass
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The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda J Burson – Review by Caralee Loonat

The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda J Burson
4 Stars!!!!

I have to say that this is a great series. I have read the whole lot and it is definitely a great read. Marcy has a very complicated life but one does get drawn in and lost in it. I lile how the author has taken and handled the subject. There is just enough drama in the story.

I really like how the story unfolds in each consecutive book and how it all entwines the whole story together. This is a great way to get started with this series. I definitely would read more from this author.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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The Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart is by Jacquie Biggar – Review by Laura Furuta

The Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart isThe Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart is by Jacquie Biggar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart is
By Jacquie Biggar
5 out of 5 stars

I loved reading this book. The Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart by Jacquie Biggar is a story that pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let me go until the final page. It is a story about family and romance. I loved reading about Holly Tremaine and Levi Anderson. Holly is coming home in the hopes to make amends. Her music career has been impacted by the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. Levi is a man who has not forgotten about Holly. Seeing her only makes his feelings become stronger. There is a chemistry between them. What does the future hold for Holly and Levi? Will Holly and Levi act on their feelings for each other? Will Holly’s efforts to make amends succeed? Read this book to find out. This is a story that had my emotions going up and down the entire time I was reading it. Holly and Levi are likable characters and I found myself wanting them to find happiness. There are moments that tug at your heart and others that had me wondering if the past could be overcome. I highly recommend reading this story.

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Lost In Carmel by Terri Lee – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Lost in CarmelLost in Carmel by Terri Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lost In Carmel
By Terri Lee
☆☆☆☆☆

Natalie Hampton had it all. Movies, Magazines, and Hollywood. Until she lost it all, to gossip mixed with envy. Searching for friends was far and away. She needed someone on her side. When she had to leave behind everything, to find peace. She makes the best move she could think of. Can she find the peace she is looking for? Who will come to her rescue, and calm her sea of life.

Terri Lee has written this page turning story. A real look into the life of a star, behind what we see in magazines and movies. It may look like fun and fantasy. Do we really know what Natalie Hamptons really going through? This story is an eye opener, filled with tears. I love the characters in this book. Mostly the friends who stand behind Natalie. Well done Terri Lee! I want more though, looking forward to reading more from you.

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Lost in Carmel by Terri Lee – Review by Laura Furuta

Lost in CarmelLost in Carmel by Terri Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lost in Carmel
By: Terri Lee
5 out of 5 stars

The story Lost in Carmel by Terri Lee is an amazing book. It pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let me go until the final page. The story had my emotions going up and down the entire time I was reading it. I loved reading about Natalie Hampton. She is the main character in the book. The author did an amazing job of making her character come alive. Natalie is a character that I couldn’t help but grow to love with each chapter that I read. This story tells of Natalie’s journey and about those she meets along the way as well as the situations that she finds herself in. There are ups and downs, heartbreaking and heartwarming moments. I found Natalie a woman who is intelligent, strong, and one that learns to be self-reliant. What does the future hold for Natalie? Read this book to find out. I enjoyed the interactions between the additional characters in the story and Natalie. This is a book that touched my heart. If you are looking for a story that has an amazing storyline and wonderful characters, look no further. I highly recommend reading it.

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Laura Furuta

Running In Snow, A Holiday NovellaRunning In Snow, A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella
By: Renee Regent
5 out of 5 stars

I loved reading the two stories in this book. They will get you in the holiday spirit and are two sweet stories to read. They are romantic and will have you believing in the holiday spirit. One story will have you asking if your past define your future and the other if a holiday will be unlucky every year. I loved reading about the characters of Noelle and Eve. They are both characters that believe that their situation around the holidays will not change. Is that true? What does the future hold for Noelle and Eve? Read these novellas to find out. The stories did have my emotions going up and down as I was reading them. There are romantic moments and also heartwarming ones as well. Don’t miss out on two stories that you will not be able to put down until the end. I highly recommend reading them.

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My Life Series: Prequel to The Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone – Review by Amanda Pierce

My Life Series: Box Set: Prequel to Brothers of CamelotMy Life Series: Box Set: Prequel to Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Life Series: Box Set: Prequel to Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone was an amazing read. I’m generally not a big fan of prequels but I really loved the books in this series So, i gave it a try. I really enjoy the characters and the story line of this series and the prequels did not disappoint. I really enjoyed this authors writing style and the words coming to life in the paper. Overall, I recommend this author and the series to anyone who enjoys crime drama! Cant wait to see What this author does next. Individually and as a box set I give these books each a 5 star rating!
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