If Ever I Should Love You by Cathy Maxwell

Leonie Charnock is one of the “spinsters” that is making another appearance in the ton after once again not being able to find a husband. Her family is extremely wealthy but her father is willing to give any amount that he can for Leonie to get a husband with a title. The Earl of Rochdale has just inherited his title, but he must marry someone to give him money. He sees Leonie and decides to wed her immediately. She agrees but has a stipulation that she will not share the marriage bed. An enjoyable and satisfying historical romance that has plenty of likable characters and an engaging plot. A wonderful read for anyone who loves romance.

If Ever I Should Love You by Cathy Maxwell will be available December 26, 2017 from Avon, an imprint of Harper Collins. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Scotsman by Virginia Brown

Alexander Fraser must fight for Scotland any chance that he can. The English Earl of Warfield kidnaps his younger brother, Jamie Fraser! (swoon for all Outlander fans!) Catherine Worth is the Earl’s daughter. She runs away from an impending marriage and right into the arms of Alex Fraser. She is rushed away to Scotland where she is held as ransom for the return of young Jamie. Alex is a tall, handsome and brooding fellow. Catherine is determined to hate her captor, even though he is so darn handsome! Will Alex keep her or trade her for his brother? I love romance and Scottish romance and found this story to be rather enjoyable! The plot was interesting and well-written. I loved the characters and think that it is a great addition to the historical romance genre.

The Scotsman by Virginia Brown is now available from Bell Bridge Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne

After her husband is shot during a train robbery gone wrong, Samantha tries to escape the area before she is arrested and hung. You see, Samantha is the one who shot her husband! His brothers are after her and she willingly assumes a different identity and must travel to Scotland to pose as Alison Ross so the real Alison can keep her land and mansion. Samantha doesn’t realize that she will have to keep the land, even with the notorious Lord Thorne fighting with all means necessary to become the Laird. A good story and a nice addition to the historical romance genre.

The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne will be published on October 3, 2017 by St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Scotsman Who Saved Me by Hannah Howell

Iain MacEnroy and his brothers stumble across a terrifying scene in the Arkansas Ozarks in 1860. They find a cabin burning with a woman and man dead in the yard. As they continue to search the grounds, they find Emily Stanton and her nephew, Neddy. Iain brings the two to his home and Emily is nursed back to health by Mrs. O’Neal, their housekeeper and neighbor. The same people who killed Emily’s sister and her husband continue to track Emily and try to kill Neddy. Iain and Emily are attracted to each other, overcoming their stations in life. I think that this series will be a great addition to historical romance. I really enjoyed the vivid, lovable characters and the sweet story. This is also a wonderful beginning to the new series, “Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen.”

The Scotsman Who Saved Me by Hannah Howell will be available September 26, 2017 by Zebra, an imprint of Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Glenn Miller Declassified by Dennis Spragg

I was thrilled to be able to review this outstanding biography of Glenn Miller, world-famous musician and bandleader. Starting from humble roots but having a love for music and song writing from an early age, Glenn Miller started his career in a number of bands he joined and created. After the beginning of World War II, Glenn received a special commission as Captain in the U. S Army. He began setting up appearances of many AAF (Army Air Force) bands and became the director soon after. He proposed the Organization of the AAFTTC Music Program in 1943 that called for a network of singers, musicians and bands to form national and military-wide for the entertainment of our armed forces. He was an outstanding musician who made a huge sacrifice of his career for the good of the country and to entertain the armed forces.
Though I was not alive during the Glenn Miller years, I am the daughter of a proud veteran of World War II who served in the Burma, South Pacific front. My mother began her teaching career at a Naval base in Southeast Texas, teaching children/dependents of servicemen. My mother told me stories of the dances at the USO, the favorite recreation of those serving and working on the base. Of course, my mother’s favorite band was the Glenn Miller band. Oh how I remember all the music and jitterbug dancing that my parents and their friends loved to do! So smooth and sweet! I grew up on “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” but my favorite song by Glenn Miller was “In The Mood”! Now my mother is almost 94 but we still “swing” to the music! I definitely recommend this interesting biography of a man who loved his country and treated everyone to some of the most fun, snappy, music ever!

Glenn Miller Declassified by Dennis M. Spragg will be available September 1, 2017 from Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton

In M. C. Beaton’s newest installment of the Agatha Raisin series, the story open with a murder victim being hung on the Witches Tree in the beautiful Cotswolds region of England. Agatha is a divorced private investigator in the village of Carsley. Agatha is still the grumpy, shrewd investigator that she always was, but now she is experiencing a need to find true love at the age of 50 something. She is always so amusing with her colorful sidekicks, but her long time friend, Sir Charles, takes center stage in this episode. It seems that in this book, Aggie is somewhat raunchier than before as she hunts for love and sets everyone straight! I love the dialogue written in the book. It is definitely one of her best. Ms. Beaton always writes a fabulous story with tons of quirky characters and crazy murders, but I love her dialogue in this one, Bravo to her, this is one of my new favorites.

Agatha Raisin and the Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton will be available October 3, 2017 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was graciously made available to me by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

His High-Stakes Bride by Martha Hix

Grant Kincaid loves to play high-stakes polka. Tonight he wins big, a night with the beautiful Patty Sweet. 1910 in Lubbock, Texas never was so much fun until Grant and Patty begin a wild romance and a hunt to find her father. Short, but sweet, this story is an engaging and entertaining read for lovers of historical romance.

His High-Stakes Bride by Martha Hix will be available August 29, 2017 from Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review