Monthly Archives:: September 2012

Sep 30
Book Review: Jerri Hines’ Ruse of Love

Book Review: Jerri Hines’ Ruse of Love

This is the second book in her Winds of Betrayal series. I have not read the first book and honestly don’t feel it is necessary to read the first book. It is very much a standalone book. Hines does reveal some information later in the book so if you don’t like spoilers then read the first book, Patriot Secrets, before this one. Hines spins an intriguing tale with the American Revolution as the backdrop. Ruse of Love follows Jonathan Corbett in the South after spending several years in the North. Hines does an excellent job contrasting the sharp differences in the climate of the North and South of the American colonies. Those of us familiar with American history will remember the conditions at Valley Forge in the winter of 1778…. Read more »

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Sep 22
Book Review: Rebecca Reid’s The Coop

Book Review: Rebecca Reid’s The Coop

The Coop is the first book in the Thickets Wood Trilogy and Rebecca Reid’s debut novel is a dazzling array of intrigue. I finished The Coop a little over a week ago and since then have reread it twice. It’s rare that I reread a book shortly after completing it, but her book captivates. Some authors gradually feed us information and we can slowly piece together the threads, but Reid’s different. This book will keep you guessing and at the end, blow your suspicions right out of the water. Nothing is as it seems or is it? There are six central characters in The Coop. We have Lilly and Howard who take us on journey through Thatchbury and in many ways provide the central storyline regarding Matthew and Jodie. It’s… Read more »

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Sep 20
Interview: Colleen Hoover

Interview: Colleen Hoover

I’m honored to welcome Colleen Hoover to the blog today! She was kind enough to agree to an interview and I hope you enjoy getting to know her better. Q. For our readers who may not have heard of you, tell us a bit about yourself. First and foremost, I am a mom to three of the sweetest and meanest boys. They are 7, 9 and 11. I’ve been married to my husband for 12 years. I just started writing last year, and what a year it’s been. Q. As a first-time author, how many projects and stories did you discard along the way to Slammed? Slammed was actually the first real attempt I ever made at writing a book. I would write silly stories and poems for friends, but… Read more »

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Sep 20
Book Review: Amy Maurer Jones’ Wildflower

Book Review: Amy Maurer Jones’ Wildflower

The first line in the synopsis is “Love can be tragic,” and Amy Maurer Jones writes a beautiful story about love and reincarnation. This is the first book in the Wildflower series. The book is set in both the past and present and is mostly told through Laney Stillwater’s perspective. Laney is your typical high school student with very few friends. She is an outcast because of her ethnic background (Native American) and most of her classmates don’t understand her family’s beliefs. I can easily relate to Laney (I’ve been in her situation many times) and no doubt several of you will too. Laney shares a connection with a previous life. In 17th century Plymouth, she’s actually Wildflower, a Native American teenager from the Wampanoag tribe (as well as in… Read more »

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