Thursday, May 27, 2010

The last book of the Bella series set in Galveston centers on Uncle Laz and Aunt Rose. Never have two characters so captured my heart as these two did in the other books in the series. Their love is obvious to everyone but them, and when they finally recognize it and start planning a wedding, the great Italian family takes over and creates a fun story with more twists and turns than you can believe. The talking parrot is back and this time his owner comes for him and that’s a story in itself. As Bella plans, she must also take care of the man she loves and think about their wedding. With all the chaos surrounding Lax and Rosa, Bella finds herself wondering if her own wedding will every take place. Janice has done a wonderful job of tying up the loose ends in her stories and gives a hilarious, but very satisfying story. Leave a comment below for a chance to win an autographed copy of this book.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Love Finds You

Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon is another wonderful book by Miralee Ferrell. Miralee pays attention to historical detail that takes the reader to the location and sets you right down in the middle of the town. Her characters are full of life and capture your heart right away. Set in a town with a lumber and planning mill on the Columbia River near the Bridal Veil Falls in Oregon, the setting becomes as much of a character in the story as heroine Margaret. Now a schoolteacher, she resigned herself to life without Nathaniel, the man she once loved but believes betrayed her, and accepts the attentions of Andrew, a handsome young logger. When Nathaniel returns, Margaret is torn between the two, but long kept secrets will lead to the truth about Nathaniel’s departure. Add in two runaway children, an unexplained murder, and a tragic disaster, you have the makings for a novel that will keep you turning the pages to see the final choice Margaret makes to insure her future.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Golden New Mexico

Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico is Lena's latest novel and is from Summerside. She has given us a delightful heroine in Maddy and an unlikely hero in Jeremiah who angers Maddy no end. Determined to protect the man who has been like a father to him, Jeremiah gets off on the wrong foot with Maddy when he suspects her of being a gold-digger. Add in colorful secondary characters in Philip, Jeremiah's father figure, Frank and Sarah Sneed as Maddy's servants, an orphaned baby, and a preacher and his wife who want to make things right and you have a recipe for romance straight out of the old West. The pace is such that you don't feel rushed in reading it, but you want to keep reading to find out what happens with Maddy and Jeremiah. This is one of Dooley's best. You don't want to miss this one.