Review: THE QUAKER AND THE REBEL by Mary Ellis

In The Quaker and the Rebel by Mary Ellis, you meet Emily Harrison, who is a Quaker from Ohio. She takes a position as a governess for a southern family in Virginia. She is very adamantly against slavery and is bound and determined to continue her work for the Underground Railroad behind her employers backs. You also meet Alexander Hunt, a rich Southern heir to an important horse breeding plantation. Alexander was also raised Quaker but is using a secret identity to steal Union supplies for the Rebel’s cause.

18054655These two very different personalities meet and clash at first. They annoy each other with their strong convictions which makes for a good page turning read. Eventually they admit their attractions to each other but cant quite let go of the cause each are fighting for.

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Review & Giveaway: A KILLING NOTION by Melissa Bourbon

We are celebrating the release of A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon today on the blog with a review from Abby and an awesome giveaway!

Review from Abby:

Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon was a fun little mystery for an amateur book sleuth like myself.   This is the fifth book in the series about Harlow Cassidy, a dressmaker and small town mystery solver.  I haven’t read the other books in the series but I liked this book so much that I am going to start from the beginning and read them all.


In this book Harlow is making dresses and mums (a ribbon corsage) for a group of high school girls for their homecoming dance.  A local mechanic iskilled because someone messed around with his car to make it crash.  All fingers point to the mechanics son and Harlow is determined to prove that the son is innocent.  I was able to figure out a few pieces of the mystery before Harlow did in the book but I was still surprised by who was guilty!  The Cassidy family with their extra charms (or talents) are really interesting and I can’t wait to read the entire series.

Reviewed by Abby

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Review, Spotlight & Giveaway: PRETTY RECKLESS by Jodi Linton

Today we are celebrating the release of Pretty Reckless by Jodi Linton with a review, spotlight and giveaway.

PrettyReckless300In Pretty Reckless you get to meet Laney Briggs, an ex- kindergarten teacher turned deputy sheriff in her small Texas town. Right at the beginning of the book Laney finds herself in the middle of a big mystery with dead cattle and a murdered man. Then enters Laney’s ex-husband, Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson, who is assigned this same case.  Laney ran Gunner out of town when she caught him cheating on her… by shooting his rear full of rock salt!  So you can imagine the tension (and the sparks) that fly between these two as the story goes on.

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Review: STEALING THE GROOM by Sonya Weiss

In Stealing the Groom by Sonya Weiss, Amelia Snyder’s impulsive plan is to steal her best friend and groom-to-be Chad Walker and save him from marrying the wrong woman. But Amelia’ s plan backfires and she ends up being Chad’s bride. The funny disasters and escapades along the way kept me turning the page.

9781622662876_500 (1)Chad, the no nonsense planner, and Amelia, the free spirit, prove that opposites attract as their relationship heats up. In the middle of the book you find two schemers who had planned all along to get Amelia and Chad together. And the reasons behind their crazy plans tug at your heartstrings. Even after they both are determined not to fall in love with each other, and making decisions to mess up their relationship they find out in the end that being best friends was a perfect step to happily ever after.

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