Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior by Amy Chavez

I absolutely love this book and plan to buy it! It will make a great companion to my college communications course as it deals with acceptable verbal and nonverbal communication in Japan. The author explores every possible aspect of acceptable customs, language, dress, behavior, business practices, table manners and more! It is the perfect guide for a businessman or tourist visiting Japan and wanting to do “the right thing “ according to Japanese standards. A welcome addition for many college level courses that deal with customs and culture in another country.

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan by Amy Chavez is now available from Stone Bridge Press, an imprint of Consortium Book Sales & Distribution. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler

Haley’s boss has issued a big challenge to her in order to get a big promotion. Her challenge is to complete a week of “Christmas Camp”. It all seems almost too much for Haley until she meets the camp owner’s son, Jeff. As impossible as it seems, Haley relinquishes her attitude and begins her week of Christmas fun. A sweet and endearing story full of Christmas fun and romance! A great addition to the Christmas romance genre!

Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler will be available October 16, 2018 from William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Busting the Barricades by Laura Ingraham

Respected conservative radio and television host, Laura Ingraham, has written a smart, detailed description of modern American politics. Ingraham begins with her perception of the beginning of the populist movement in America with a thorough description of Reagan’s political stretch as President of the United States. She deftly presents a smart and detailed description of the affect of every president through President Donald Trump. The book ends with a question of where the populist movement will go from here. Intelligent and well-researched, Laura Ingraham shows her understanding and knowledge of world politics today as well as in the past.

Busting the Barricades: What I Saw at the Populist Revolt by Laura Ingraham will be available October 9, 2018 from All Points Books, an imprint St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Christmas at the Chalet by Anita Hughes

What could be better than beautiful, snowy mountain scenery in Switzerland when you’re in a gorgeous chalet at Christmastime? Felicity Grant is a top designer of bridal gowns and she gets the chance to attend a huge fashion show in San Moritz, Switzerland. Felicity has her own problems with her boyfriend but she has to continue her romantic “genius” to design a gown for a very important salon. Her top model, Nell, is planning a wedding of her own and is dealing with family issues that threaten the ceremony. The stars are shining brightly in this story with rich descriptions of the beautiful landscape and the love of the Christmas season in everyone’s heart. A wonderful story that is truly a winner.

Christmas at the Chalet by Anita Hughes will be available October 16, 2018 from St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

No One Like You by Heather McGovern

Brooke Sargent and her sisters are the owners of Chateau Jolie, a winery and struggling event venue. The local high school seniors have lost their money that was raised for the prom after another venue went bankrupt after their full payment. Brooke is approached by an old friend, Trevor Bradley who had a huge crush on Brooke in high school, to consider using Chateau Jolie for the student’s event. He convinces Brooke to host the prom for the high school as he and Brooke are attracted to each other once again and begin a relationship. Sweet story with likable characters that are perfect for this engaging contemporary romance.

No One Like You by Heather McGovern will be available October 30, 2018 by Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

This Christmas edition story (Hannah Swensen #23) begins with a look back at Hannah Swensen as she finishes college and returns home right after the death of her father. Her mother helps a friend, Essie, while she is spending time convalescing from a broken hip. They plan to recreate a Christmas party from years gone by at a local ballroom. Hannah decides to open her own bakery and to be the chief baker for the party. As usual, delicious sweet and savory recipes are included at the end of each chapter. Good holiday addition to the series.

Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke will be available September 25, 2018 by Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

All Dressed in White by Charis Michaels

Tessa St. Croix is a lovely, young woman from a wealthy family who does something that is unusual in 1830’s England! She and her two friends decide to post advertisements to find a husband and they get an answer from three men who are interested. Tessa meets her “applicant”, Joseph Chance, and they are immediately taken with each other. Tessa truly falls in love with Joseph and he with her. The rest of the story has to do with lies, hidden secrets and the topic of mutual consent to have sex. I thought that the author did a very good job handling that topic and including it in the story. The characters were well-developed and I loved Tessa’s insistence to learn about the shipyards and to be employed there. Excellent addition to the Historical Romance genre!

All Dressed in White by Charis Michaels is available from Avon Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.