Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery by Kate Kingsbury

Melanie West and her grandmother, Liz Harris, are owners of the Merry Ghost Inn. Cleaning and updating has begun in the inn and the two ladies are stunned with they accidentally discover a skeleton behind a wall upstairs. If that’s not enough, they continuously hear a man’s laughter at all times of the day and night. The two ladies try to solve the murder and things begin to get troublesome when Melanie’s ex-husband enters the picture plus a handsome policeman is always around that her grandmother is trying to push her way. The story is a great example of a cozy mystery that is entertaining and lots of fun! Recommended for all lovers of mysteries and ghosts!

Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery by Kate Kingsbury will be available January 10, 2017 by Crooked Lane Books, an imprint of The Quick Brown Fox & Co. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Wind River Rancher by Lindsey McKenna

Beautifully written and tastefully done, Wind River Rancher is a powerful, heart-warming story of veterans and PTSD. The story opens with a homeless veteran, Reese, who is literally starving when he arrives in the town of Wind River. A kind shop owner gives him food and clothing and directs him to the Bar C Ranch, owned by Shay Crawford and operated by three vets with PTSD. Shay instantly recognizes the problems that plague Reese and invites him to join her group of hardworking vets. I found this story to be a fabulous example of a good contemporary romance. The extensive amount of information given about PTSD was impressive and engaging. The author takes a modern topic and spins together, endearing characters and a sweet love story. I read Lindsay McKenna’s first book in this series, Wind River Wrangler, enjoyed it immensely and immediately became a fan. This newest installment will not disappoint! Recommend this highly to those who love books that have a great story of vets, PTSD and healing love.

Wind River Rancher by Lindsay McKenna will be available December 27, 2016 by Kensington Publishers Corp. An egalley of this book was made available to the reader in exchange for a honest review.

A Date with Desire by Heather McGovern

The Bradley brothers run an inn called the Honeywilde Inn and Resort. Anna has come to the inn to get away from her stressful job in the city. What she hasn’t planned is meeting the handsome and sexy Bradley brother, Devlin, who is not afraid to break all the rules that his brothers have made for him for him to follow. This was a fun romance story that is the second book in the Honeywilde Romance series. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary romance.

A Date with Desire by Heather McGovern will be available December 20, 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corp. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Something Foul at Sweetwater by Sandra Bretting

Missy DuBois is the owner of a custom hat shop in Louisiana. She and her roommate, Ambrose Jackson, work in shops that are just down from each other. Ambrose is a wedding designer and Missy is breaking into the bridal business with veils and head-covering for the bride and bridal party. Missy sees a beautiful old mansion that is for sale so she goes to the house to get a possible look at the interior. The realtor turns out to be an old college friend of hers, Millette Babineaux. Missy loves the house and can just imagine her shop being in the outer cottage next to the mansion. She goes to get Ambrose and returns to view the house with him. Something is definitely “foul” at the mansion as they find Millette dead in the shed with a bloody cross nearby. The story goes into voodoo practices in the area and other weird happenings on the bayou. The story was fast with plenty of odd characters in this small town. An enjoyable book for those who love cozy mysteries.

Something Foul at Sweetwater by Sandra Bretting will be available December 20, 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corp. An egalley of this book was made available in exchange for an honest review.

Devil’s Honor by Megan Crane

Merritt Broussard had a summer fling with Devil’s Keepers biker, Greely Shaw, but she just had to get away from the lifestyle that she was in. She comes back to the swampy Louisiana town as a different person but she gets mixed up again with Greely. He’s also become a more dangerous but alluring man that Megan finds hard to resist. The story line is appealing but I found the actual dialogue (or lack of it) to be very tiresome and not my type of reading at all. I really am not a fan of this style of writing.

Devil’s Honor by Megan Crane is now available by Loveswept, an imprint of Penguin Random House. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Queen of the Cookbooks by Ashton Lee

Cherico, Mississippi is trying to update their library to become state-of-the-art, but as many cities have found, coming up with funds is not an easy thing to do. Librarian, Maura Beth McShay is leading the charge by organizing a “Queen of the Cookbooks” contest that is proving to be a real challenge! This story has the quirky characters that you would definitely expect in the Cherry Cola Book Club. The plot is funny and the characters are hilarious! Enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who would like a good chuckle!

Queen of the Cookbooks by Ashton Lee will be available November 29, 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corp. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Love, Always and Forever by Alexis Morgan

Mikhail Wanjek is an ex-Marine and now a firefighter. He’s moved back to his hometown in the Pacific Northwest to be near his mother and brothers. His new neighbor is Amy Short, a beautiful young lady who needs quite a bit of help around the house. Mikhail is eager to help Amy and they become a duo that is dynamite when they are working together outside, riding motorcycles and taking care of their precious bulldogs, Panda and Sarge. This story will sweep you up to the moon and back with it’s sweet plot and endearing characters. A big recommendation to all those who love contemporary romance.

Love, Always and Forever by Alexis Morgan will be available March 14, 2017 by Loveswept, an imprint of Penguin Random House. An egalley of this book was made available in exchange for a honest review.