Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How a Scot Surrenders to a Lady by Julie Johnstone

Book: How a Scot Surrenders to a Lady
Author: Julie Johnstone

I have read the other books in this series, but I think this one is my favorite! Cameron is the youngest brother of the MacLeod family and feels that he has to prove himself to his family, his king, and himself. Sorcha, the daughter of an evil man, tries to stop an attempt to kill the king's mistress.  She is hurt when trying to escape and is unable to remember who she is. 

Years before, a seer foretold that this woman would cause heartache for Cameron, but he is drawn to her anyway. As he tries to fulfill his duty to his king because his life is at risk, he also falls in love with Sorcha. He must call on his brothers to do what needs to be done, even though he's spent years trying to prove his independence.

This book is book 5 of the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series, but it's not necessary to read in order.

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Scandalous Vow by Ava Stone

This book is part of a series, but it's not necessary to read them in order. (Although I do recommend it!)

Marcus Gray, the Marquess of Haversham, has some enemies from his past. While he has been in love with Caroline, Viscountess Staveley, for years, they were unable to be together as she was married to someone else.  Now widowed with three children, Caroline holds tight to her dislike of Marc because she believed he caused her husband's death. Because Caroline's husband and Marc used to both work at the Home Office, he knows secrets that she is unaware of. When her life is in danger, Marc must protect her, even though she hates him!

This book had all the things I love - intrigue, passion and romance!  Ms. Stone does a fantastic job of bringing these characters' love for each other to light. I highly recommend this book. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gone Gull: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews

Gone Gull is the newest book in the Meg Langslow series.  This time, Meg and her family have headed up to Biscuit Mountain to help her grandmother, Cordelia, with her summer program.  Meg is teaching a blacksmith class, and the prior week had been wrought with pranks.  As they head into the second week, Meg and Cordelia try to make sure the prankster has left.  However, now the pranks have been upgraded to murder! When a fellow artist is found stabbed to death in his studio, we see Chief Heedles again visiting a crime scene. Meg is determined to do what she can to stop the vandal and the murderer!  As usual, her curmudgeonly grand father gets involved when the murder victim also holds the secret to finding a rare breed of gulls previously thought extinct. After another murder victim pops up, there is a direct threat to her family as well.  Meg steps up her game with the help of her beloved family members.

What I love about these mysteries (other than Meg herself) is Meg's family!   My only complaint is that as her twins get older, we see less interaction between Meg and Michael. But as usual, Ms. Andrews has written a very entertaining mystery!

I received a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sweet Tea and Spirits by Angie Fox

Verity Long and her ghostly sidekick, Frankie, are on track for another adventure! The book starts out with Verity receiving a mysterious call from the Sugarland Historical Society, stating there was a murder. But how can there be a murder when no body is found? She enlists Frankie's help to investigate, which leads to a humorous and engaging story!

The book is well-written, like the others in this series.  I enjoy reading cozy-mysteries, especially those that focus on the paranormal.  The author does a great job of creating funny characters with depth.  I definitely recommend this series, and do feel that the reader should start at book one.

*I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.