Miriam finally arrives in Wyoming to take a job as a nurse with Dr. Gideon MacNamara. It was arranged by an agency and Miriam is so happy to finally get away from her old life in the East. As soon as she reaches the town, the whole population in town is gathered to see her marriage to the doctor. She refuses the marriage and finds the doctor agreeing to her “only” being a nurse for him. She remains with Gideon and finds that sometimes redemption is hard to get, especially when your past life catches up with you. Good historical romance with solid characters and a bone-chilling story (Miriam’s past.)
Healing Hearts by Sarah M. Eden will be available February 5, 2019 by Shadow Mountain Publishing. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Jenna Jones is a divorced mother with a teenage daughter. She lives with her aunt in a beach town in Washington where she has recently refurbished her aunt’s Driftwood Inn. Jenna has taken over as manager of the Inn and is trying to turn around tough times since the end of the summer tourist season. The small town of Moonlight Harbor has a Chamber of Commerce committee that Jenna serves on too. She suggests to the committee that they should sponsor a winter festival to help get tourists to visit in the off-season. Things are going well in the preparations, but a tragedy hits that has everyone in a tizzy, wondering how they will survive. Jenna is fighting her own personal battles with her ex, her daughter and her hormones ! There are also two handsome men in her life that she is trying to decide between. There are a number of subplots about the people who come to the Driftwood Inn to stay for the festival. Lots of storylines but I would have loved to read more about Jenna and Seth. The story ended like I was missing another chapter. Perhaps another book?
Winter at the Beach by Sheila Roberts is available from MIRA, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Rachel Ford Morgan comes back to her family’s ranch for the holidays after graduating from college. She is happy to be able to reconnect with her family when she meets her new neighbor, Cauy Lymond, who has come back to take over the ranch left to him by his father. Rachel and Cauy both have baggage and heartache in their past as they try to get past those memories to make a new life for themselves. Enjoyed the story and sense of family values in the Morgan clan.
The Rancher by Kate Pearce will be available November 27, 2018 by Zebra, an imprint of Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
I really forced myself to finish trying to see if the story would get better. This was a disjointed, unbelievable story with very unrealistic and ridiculous situations, sorry.
Elizabeth McKinnie is forced to become a mail order bride to a growling, handsome Texas rancher, Jeb Clayton. Jeb thinks he’s been duped by Elizabeth and she wants a man who doesn’t treat her like his property. Together they find what they are looking for on a long, tiring cattle drive. Great characters and a sweet, romantic theme make this a delightful, enjoyable book for historical romance lovers.
Love on the Ranch by Ciara Knight is available by Author Collective 20. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Jennie Colgan, I officially love you! Another fabulous book about four twenty-somethings who are flat mates in suburban London. Colgan writes this novel with characters that are zany and funny and a storyline of looking for love “in all the wrong places.” I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary romance, British-style.