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"Love in Disguise," by Carol Cox

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"Love in Disguise," by Carol Cox



Jobless and down to her last dime, Ellie Moore hears about a position with the Pinkerton Detective Agency and believes it's the perfect chance to put her acting skills and costumes to use. Reluctantly, the agency agrees to give her one assignment, one chance to prove herself. Disguised as Lavinia Stewart, a middle-aged widow, Ellie travels to Arizona to begin her investigation. When the need arises, she also transforms into the dazzling Jessie Monroe, whose vivacious personality encourages people to talk.


Mine owner Steven Pierce is going to lose his business if he can't figure out who's stealing his silver shipments. In his wildest dreams, he never expected to receive help from a gray-haired widow... or to fall in love with her beautiful niece.


Then the thieves come after Lavinia and Jessie. Ellie isn't safe no matter which character she plays! Should she give up and reveal her true identity? What will Steven do when …

"Touching The Sky," by Tracie Peterson

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"Touching The Sky," by Tracie Peterson


Though their first encounter is hardly auspicious, Laura Marquardt soon discovers herself drawn to the dashing Captain Brandon Reid. As an officer over the colored troops, he eagerly supports her desire to educate blacks and seek harmony in a town where the defeat of the South is a bitter reality.

When Laura's sister marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation after overhearing a discussion with frightening consequences. In her heart she feels she should confide in Brandon, but Laura fears to do so may endanger her sister's life. Yet as the stakes continue to rise and Brandon's motives for pursuing her come into doubt, Laura questions where to turn... and wonders if her own dreams of love may be forsaken.



Must say it was quite a slow going book to start with; but the more you got into it, the more interesting it became.  You just have to persevere and stick with it.  I will say the book …

"Waiting for Sunrise," by Eva Marie Everson

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"Waiting for Sunrise," by Eva Marie Everson

Sometimes finding your future means making peace with your past

Patsy Milstrap wishes she could leave her past behind. Though she tries to put on a brave front for the sake of her family, the wounds still ache, and the scars on her soul are still deeply felt. At her concerned husband's gentle insistence, they take a vacation from South Carolina on Cedar Key, an idyllic island on Florida's Gulf Coast. A week in paradise will do them good, he says.

When a familiar--and most unexpected--face greets her at a seaside restaurant, Patsy knows she can no longer run from the past. But what will opening old wounds mean? And what will the future hold?

With a large helping of Southern charm, Waiting for Sunrise is a touching story of family, young love, and the need for forgiveness. Eva Marie Everson expertly draws out the bittersweet moments of life, weaving them into a tale that will envelop your soul.

This book is a must read.…

"The Director's Cut," by Janice Thompson

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"The Director's Cut," by Janice Thompson
Tia Morales is used to calling the shots. She's the director of the popular sitcom Stars Collide, and her life on the set is calculated and orderly. Well, most of the time. Life outside the studio is another matter. If only she could get other people to behave as well as her stars do! When she starts to have feelings for handsome cameraman Jason Harris--with whom she's been butting heads for months--it's enough to send a girl over the edge. Will she ever learn to let go and take life--and love--as it comes?

Full of the humor and crazy family dynamics Janice Thompson fans have come to love, this colorful story gives you an inside look at Hollywood and a healthy dose of romance. Another in the Backstage Pass series by Janice.  So although not mandatory, it is helpful if you have read other's in the series, as the characters do overlap from one book to another.  It is another of those "light reading" bo…

"Short Straw Bride," by Karen Witemeyer

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"Short Straw Bride," by Karen Witemeyer

No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.
Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can't bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt send him riding to her rescue once again.

Four brothers. Four straws. One bride. Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she determines to stand by his side against the enemy that threatens them both. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her merely as a short-straw bride?

Have to say I enjoyed this book.  It was what I call a "light read,&#…

"Homestead," by Jane Kirkpatrick

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"Homestead," by Jane Kirkpatrick


This book draws you into the world of modern homesteading, when Jane and her husband purchase "Starvation Point," in Eastern Oregon and begin to create a home and farm out of the land.

She takes you through the trials and tribulations they experience trying to make it happen; and believe me there are some trials that would make a weaker person throw their hands up in the air and walk away from it all.

What they go through just to get a telephone line to the property would make me want to pull out.  Never mind the 7 mile "road," fondly called "the reptile road," which they have to travel to get to the property from the "main road."

Everything we take for granted, like water and electricity was a journey and a trial just to get it hooked up.  Never mind all the wildlife that they encounter along the way, especially the snakes.....icky!!!

All along the book is a strong bond with God and one another that keep th…