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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Best Romance Novel Reviews

The newest romance novels rated 5 hearts (or stars, books, etc.) from The Wild Rose Press are listed here.

Click title to find the book, or hearts to read the review. For a descriptions of ratings, please click here.

Reviewer Top Pick
A Train through Time, by Bess McBride ☆☆☆☆☆
Vintage (Time Travel), sweet

College teacher Ellie Standish thinks she’s on a sleek modern train heading to a conference on women’s studies in Seattle, but she awakens from a night’s doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. More...

"Ms. McBride did a wonderful job of transporting me back and forth through time with Ellie....this is a definite keeper in my library. Don’t pass this one up!" -- Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance
...full review
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Featured Review
Accepting Charity, by Kara Lynn Russell ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

David Daniels is at his wit’s end trying to adjust to being guardian for his three year old niece, Charity. He fears that her disability may be more than he can handle. Then he meets speech therapist Sarah Rogers. She offers to help David cope until school starts....
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"Accepting Charity is the seventh book in the Orchard Hills series....I adored this book and now I’m off to read the others." -- Valerie, Manic Readers ...full review
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Reviewer Top Pick
Fated Hearts, by Donna Michaels ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), spicy

Thanks to fate, Jordan Mitchell-Ryan’s heart is tattered....Widower and software CEO, Cole McCall fills his days with computer codes and working the family ranch. When his visiting former neighbor sets out to delete the firewall around his heart, he discovers there’s no protection against the Jordan virus. More...

"Ms. Michaels penned a remarkable story that was heart wrenching and heartwarming at the same time....You outdid yourself, Donna. Fantastic job!" -- Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance
...full review
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Top Read
Tasmanian Rainbow, by Pinkie Paranya ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Flynn's cousin Suzy, once married to Marshall Beckett, reveals details of her awful marriage to a tyrant. She begs Flynn to see if the son she left behind is okay and locate her hidden diary, a "matter of life or death.".... [Flynn] arrives at Marshall's horse ranch, Rainbow's End, under the pretense of answering his ad for a nanny. But Suzy had failed to tell Flynn that in the same ad he advertised for a wife....
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“Pinkie Paranya’s Tasmanian Rainbow couldn’t be better titled or better written. This is one of the most heartwarming, memorable stories I’ve read in awhile, and I read a lot.” – Rebecca Savage, WRDF Reviews ...full review
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A Little Slice of Heaven, by Gina Ardito ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sweet

An Angel With a Bruised Spirit… After a humiliating breakup, Gianna Randazzo temporarily works at her family’s pizzeria and rescues the stray cats that appear on her doorstep. Until the night the stray on her doorstep turns out to be a man!
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"This fast-paced book captivated my attention. I highly recommend that all who love to laugh while reading get this book. I guarantee you will not be disappointed." -- Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio ...full review
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or buy Kindle edition


Accidental Love, by Sharon Cullen ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sensual

Newly promoted CEO of Gardner Securities and Investments, Nathan's job is to save a tanking ad campaign that's siphoning off mucho bucks from the company. His board of directors, not convinced he can get the job done, decides they need the help of Danielle Hollis, an ad executive who disappeared off the advertising community's radar last year. It's Nathan's job to find her.
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"Fast-paced, sexy, and sweet in turns ACCIDENTAL LOVE by Sharon Cullen kept me glued to the screen right till the end." -- Raakhee Suryaprakash, WRDF Reviews ...full review
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Broken Hero, by Anne Whitfield ☆☆☆☆☆
Vintage, sweet

Audrey Pearson’s life changed dramatically when WWII broke out and her large home, Twelve Pines on the East Yorkshire coast, became a convalescence home for wounded soldiers....Captain Jake Harding, a doctor training in psychiatry arrives at Twelve Pines. Audrey immediately finds herself attracted to the Captain, but he is remote towards her. Puzzled by his cold behaviour, Audrey tries to learn more about the handsome Captain....
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"Anne Whitfield has done it again. She quickly became one on my “must read” list. In this latest accomplishment, Ms. Whitfield took us to East Yorkshire, England in Spring 1944—World War II." -- Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio ...full review
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or buy print edition from Amazon
Kindle edition also available


Courting Trouble, by Renee Knowles ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, spicy

Lord Anthony Darby is determined to marry a wife with an exemplary reputation. Then he sees his childhood companion, gorgeous, scandalous, Lily Kennyon again. And all he wants is her in his bed. He decides to avoid her. Until her father makes him an irresistible offer...
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"Sedate Anthony and Fiery Lily light up the pages with their witty repartee and steamy courtship....Full marks for COURTING TROUBLE, as they court each other Anthony and Lily will win your hear too!!!" -- Raakhee Suryaprakash, WRDF Reviews ...full review
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or buy print edition from Amazon


First I’m Nobody, by Kasandra Elaine ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

He came into Skylar’s life, a stranger with no memory of his past. A troublesome past invades his present. Unfolding evidence indicates Duke Green is a criminal on the run. Does Skylar McCrea trust her instinct or abide by the apparent facts?
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"I really enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading a sweet romance with a little mystery included." -- Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio ...full review
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or buy Kindle edition


Forever from Paris, by Nicola Beaumont ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Finally, a man who doesn’t think Marie is a bumbling fool for not being able to articulate her thoughts. Kind, thoughtful, attentive…Martin is tempted by the thought of a lifetime with Marie, but he must put aside his desire, for his heart is not free to love another woman.
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"I really loved this story with its inspirational message, wonderfully developed characters and emotional moments that, yes if my husband had been around me at the time I would have grabbed him and cried." -- Dawn Olexa, WRDF Reviews ...full review
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Golden Opportunity, by Donna Marie Rogers ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), hot

James McMillan is a third generation owner of the most prosperous horse ranch in Golden, Colorado. When a gorgeous little filly shows up at his door waving what she says is the deed to half his ranch, James is incredulous. But the document is authentic, according to his lawyer….
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"Ms. Rogers’, GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY, is a beautiful Western Romance that will keep you hooked until the very last page." -- Becky Gaede, Dark Angel Reviews
...full review
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Here Comes the Bribe, by Sherry A. Davis ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

A single administrative assistant accepts her temporary boss’s offer to masquerade as his fiancĂ©e to keep his matchmaking grandmother out of his personal life and out of the way while he negotiates a high-profile merger for his family-owned company. In exchange, she’ll get the down payment for the loan she needs...But neither of them counted on the lines blurring between real and pretend....
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"I thoroughly enjoyed this great story and believe anyone would. Great job, Ms. Davis." -- Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio ...full review
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or buy Kindle edition


Redemption, by Judith Rochelle ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Lisa Mallory thought her life couldn't get worse. She survived the marriage in hell to Charles Mallory and her role as a suspect in his murder. After four years she's finally getting her life back on track when her eight-year-old son, Jamie, is kidnapped.
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"Redemption was very intense and exciting with fast paced action and suspense....This is one book you don’t want to miss!" -- Lisa Freeman, The Romance Studio ...full review
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or buy Kindle edition


Twilight’s Kiss, by Marly Mathews ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sensual

Born of Fey Royalty, Princess Bridget Sinclair is a romance novelist by day. By night, she's known as A Huntress of Hell.
Sean Sutherland is a man doomed for eternity. His inner turmoil eats away at him every day. Living the life of a vampire certainly does not sit well for him. Yet, his salvation looms on the horizon....
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"This is a fun tale with some suspenseful twists from beginning to end. Ms. Mathews writes some of the best dialogue and scenarios around...." -- Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio ...full review
Buy from The Wild Rose Press
or buy print edition from Amazon
Kindle edition also available


What Happened in Abbity Park, by Patrice Moore ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Elizabeth had turned down Galen’s offer of marriage nearly a year ago. Having grown up in the foster-care world of broken promises, bleak reality, and bitter fighting, she sees marriage as a trap.
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"Ms Moore’s writing style is delightful. She welcomes you into the story with open arms and promises you an enjoyable stay. I read this story in one sitting." -- Carol Spradling, WRDF Reviews ...full review
Buy from The Wild Rose Press
or buy print edition from Amazon


Where the Heart Is, by Sheridon Smythe ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, spicy

When the orphanage’s house mother runs off, nineteen year old orphan Natalie Polk steps into her shoes . . . quite literally, hoping to fool the new owner of Ivy House into thinking she’s a trustworthy, mature woman fully capable of running the orphanage. Elliot Montgomery’s no fool and sees through her disguise....
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"The plot ties together many beautifully crafted subplots, as the secrets are revealed you are left feeling that at least here there is a way where there is will, where there is a heart!" -- Raakhee Suryaprakash, WRDF Reviews
...full review
Buy from The Wild Rose Press
or buy print edition from Amazon

2 comments:

Bess McBride said...

Thank you for posting the reviews of A Trail of Love and A Train Through Time, Jennette. What a great blog!

Bess McBride

Jennette Green said...

Thank you, Bess. :) And congratulations on the wonderful review!

Jennette

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