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Friday, February 6, 2009

Best Romance Novel Reviews

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

Click title to read more about the book, or stars to read the full review. For a description of ratings, please click here.

Best Book
Almost Home, by Carla Rossi ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Detective Justin Hatcher and Cameron McAlister are in a hurry to leave North Carolina—for totally different reasons. He wants to confront his family about a five-year-old betrayal. She wants to escape the remnants of a failed marriage. More…

“I absolutely loved this story!... Almost Home
is a wonderful tale full of emotion, heart, and humor that I highly recommend!” – Lilac, Long and Short Reviews
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A Sigh of Love, by Bess McBride ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sensual

Abbie is on her way to Anchorage, Alaska to meet George whom she has been corresponding by telephone for the past three months. George has repeatedly asked her to come up to Alaska for a visit so they can meet in person. Call her crazy, but Abbie makes airline reservations to fly from her home in Seattle up to Anchorage to meet George. She’s lonely. Why shouldn’t she make a mad romantic dash up to the last frontier to meet a man? More…

“Bess McBride sketches in-depth characters, and a refreshing romance in A Sigh of Love
. The story was spun so well, I hated to say good-bye to the characters.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews
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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. Her life is no longer lavish with entertainment, beautiful clothes and surrounded by a loving family. Soldiers, physically and mentally wounded now fill her home….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. More…

“Ms. Whitfield’s heroine is strong, caring, and determined to show Captain Harding that love can heal all pain whether it is physical or emotional. This is a wonderful, well-written story that pulls at your heartstrings.” – Sandie, Fallen Angel Reviews
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The Christmas Edition, by Robin Lee Shope ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Lucy Collins has given up on Christmas since the painful break-up with her fiance. Things only get worse when a large newspaper is about to come to town and threatens the livelihood of their family run business, The Turtle Creek Newspaper. At the staff Christmas party, she makes a wish and what seems like the answer to her prayer walks in the front door to apply for the editor position, which they are hoping will bring new life to the paper….However, Joe has a secret of his own… More…

“I loved these characters—all of them. The family was devoted to God and to each other. The supporting characters just enhanced the storyline. Seldom am I so uncertain about the outcome that I’m tempted to read the ending…. I loved the book and recommend it to anyone.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
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Christmas Angel, by Johanna Riley ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sweet

Zacharius is an angel. Literally. His job is to protect and serve, not play Cupid. He bucks under his new assignment until he finds out that his charge is Katelyn Leary. Her brown eyes and winsome spirit urge him to ignore his reservations, and take her in his arms. But how can an immortal ever be with a human, and how can he find her a mate, when he wants to fill the position himself?

“Johanna Riley writes an excellent Christmas tale…. Many of us have felt someone watching over us in our darkest hours. This is a superb story of love beyond the ordinary and a heaven that is all we can dream it to be.” – Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
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Feliz Nueva York, by Helen Pilz ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sweet

Spend Christmas Eve alone or with the man she’s had a crush on for months? The choice is tougher than she thinks.
Recently relocated from New Mexico to New York City, Rose Moreno has been too busy (and too shy) to reveal her attraction to fellow office worker, Brian Garner. Brian invites Rose to share a taxicab after work on a snowy Christmas Eve. Icy streets and a taxi fender-bender strand Rose and Brian at his apartment. How can a reserved, small town girl ever hope to win the heart of a sophisticated, big city man? She’s going to need a Christmas miracle.

“Helen Pilz writes a tantalizing tale of two people who are much more alike than they realize…. This is a superb Christmas tale.” – Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
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The Valentine Edition, by Robin Lee Shope ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

The last place in the world Jodi Williams wanted to live was Turtle Creek, Wisconsin, but when her stepdad refused to put in a good word for her at the Chicago paper, she had no other choice than to accept the first job offer that came her way. Josh Thomas was Turtle Creek's veterinarian, but he also happened to be single and quite handsome. His life was pretty peaceful until a pretty, young stranger came to his clinic with a dog that had been hit by a car. More…

The Valentine Edition
is a real treat, better than chocolates in a heart-shaped box - well, almost. I may be a bit biased because Wisconsin is my home state and because I love small town romance, but I truly enjoyed Shope’s bright, upbeat style of writing.” – Kara Lynn Russell, Novel Editions
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Wayback Texas: Payback in Wayback,
by Lynda Coker
Contemporary (Western), sensual

After spending twelve years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Corey Donovan is bent on getting a little payback. He’s headed for Wayback, Texas, the place where it all began. And who better to start with than the recently widowed Tiffany Covington. Tiffany Covington is both thrilled and afraid when she learns Corey Donovan has returned to Wayback. She’s ready to repay old debts, the question is...will Corey accept her currency of exchange?

“This was a quick, fun read and I will be looking for more books written by Mrs. Coker!” – Kim N., Fallen Angel Reviews
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Wayback Texas: Roped and Tied,
by Mallary Mitchell
Contemporary (Western), sensual

Jericho Farrell left Wayback for a job he couldn’t refuse and never looked back. His one regret was leaving Eden Sawyer behind. All these years, he’s tried to forget her and failed….Things are looking up for Eden . It’s the best year Sawyer Farms has ever had at the Yellow Rose Rodeo Arena. The only burr under her saddle is calf roper, Jericho Farrell, who’s just come back to town. She’s never forgotten he deserted her, and she’s never told him about his son.

“The fire between Jericho and Eden is consuming!... This is the first book I have read by Mrs. Mitchell, but it will definitely not be the last!” – Kim N., Fallen Angel Reviews
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Wayback Texas: Wrong Side of Love,
by Sylvie Kaye
Contemporary (Western), hot

Lili Marlene is hell-bent to get out of Wayback. To anyplace where sports, music, and culture don’t center around cows or rodeos. Two things stand in her way, the down payment on a new business and Luc Fremont, the mayor of Wayback. Luc has two birthday wishes. To stay aboard the meanest bull at the Wayback Rodeo for eight seconds and to make it with Lili. One of many generations of Wayback mayors, Luc loves the town, his homestead, and, to his exasperation, Lili. She won’t commit to stay and a mayor doesn’t live elsewhere.

“The relationship between Lili and Luc is ecstatic. Both are strong minded individuals and watching them work out their differences and come to a compromise is exciting! I will without doubt be looking for more books written by Mrs. Kaye!” – Kim N., Fallen Angel Reviews …full review
Buy from The Wild Rose Press

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