Wednesday, March 14, 2018

HEART’S DESIRE by Catherine Lanigan

Heart's Desire (Shores of Indian Lake #2)Heart's Desire by Catherine Lanigan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Heart's Desire is the second book in the Shores of Indian Lake series by Catherine Lanigan. I have came to enjoy my visit to Indian Lake. Maddie is such a fun character and I really enjoyed Nate as well.

Trying to prove to the world that you are not your mother when you are really just trying to convince yourself is one of the hardest aspects of life I could imagine. The challenges life throws at you can change your life path. Some of those same challenges affected Maddie and Nate.

This read is absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to watch it on the screen.

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Heart's Desire
(Shores of Indian Lake #2)
Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 191 pages
August 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

His homecoming is bittersweet…for both of them

Café owner Maddie Strong is finally ready to take her burgeoning cupcake business to the next level. With the help of handsome businessman Alex Perkins, her future's all mapped out. Until her first love comes home.

At seventeen, Maddie adored Nate Barzonni with her whole heart and soul. But when he asked her to elope, she'd said no—she couldn't let him throw away his dream of becoming a doctor. Then he vanished from her life for eleven years. Now the cardiac surgeon has returned to Indian Lake asking for a second chance, and Maddie has to choose between her new life…and the man she never stopped loving.

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, and more.  Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into dozens of languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese.  Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available in E-books on and Barnes and, Apple Store, Mobi and Kobo.  Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs.  Her Vietnam war-based  novel, The Christmas Star,  won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine  and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference. 

Lanigan is the author of a trilogy of non- fiction books regarding angelic intervention in human life: Angel Watch,  Divine Nudges and Angel Tales published by HCI and Cedar Fort. Skyhorse published Lanigan’s  “how-to” book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel. Lanigan was tasked by the  NotMYkid Foundation to write a non-fiction book addressing teen addictions.  Ms. Lanigan’s first Young Adult adventure novel,  The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute, was published by Cedar Fort.

Currently, she has published nine novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming: Love ShadowsHeart’s DesireA Fine Year for LoveKatia’s Promise, Fear of Falling, Sophie’s Path, Protecting the Single Mom, Family of His Own, and His Baby Dilemma.

As a cancer survivor, Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C.  (THE EVOLVING WOMAN).  She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs.  

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Romance and Suspense Tour

Falling For The Brother (Mills & Boon Superromance) (Where Secrets are Safe, Book 14)Falling For The Brother (Mills & Boon Superromance) by Tara Taylor Quinn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Falling for the Brother is the 14th book in the Lemonade Stand series by Tara Taylor Quinn. This series is always so heartfelt and enduring it breaks my heart while putting it back together again. This story between Harper and Mason was no different.

The things that stand in the way of these two beautiful souls being together just keep stacking up. The family dynamics is crazy. Yet the attraction and pull they continue to feel for one another makes everything else pointless.

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Little AngelsLittle Angels by Amy Romine

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Little Angels is a different kind of read for me. Even though it is labeled as romantic suspense it has a darker side than I expected. I had many emotions pulled throughout the darkness of this book. The depth and the characters led to a subject that needs more surfacing but is challenging to read about. AS I can imagine was an extreme challenge to write about.

I am grateful to have had the honor in reading this work. Even though I am still unsure exactly how I feel about it.

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About the Books

Little Angels
by Amy Romine
Contemporary Romantic Suspense

ebook, 256 pages

November 18th 2016 by eXtasy Books

What if saving little angels meant becoming the monster?

When Special Agent Nick McFarlane receives news that his partner of eight years is in trouble, he doesn’t hesitate. Throwing himself into a deep cover operation to expose and shut down The Micahs, a child trafficking ring, Nick enters, unprepared for the reality that awaits.

Special Agent Meredith Richards took the assignment fully aware of the consequences. Leaving her life behind, she knew she wouldn’t be able to get out with her life until she shut the Micahs down for good.

When Meredith’s informant is murdered and her contact inside the organization starts to lose control, Meredith is forced to make choices she can’t take back. On the edge of sacrificing herself, her principles, and her life, she begins to wonder if she will survive the case, or if she even wants to.

Falling for the Brother
(Where Secrets Are Safe #14)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages

March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Superromance

A brother’s secrets, a brother’s love

Head of security Harper Davidson is shocked when her ex’s grandmother becomes the newest resident at The Lemonade Stand shelter. The suspected abuser? The woman’s own grandson, Harper’s ex-husband. None of this makes any sense. And yet she knows his brother, Mason Thomas, would not make these accusations lightly. For her daughter’s sake, Harper agrees to help Mason uncover the truth. 

Clouding the investigation is the attraction that still lingers between her and Mason—a temptation Harper won’t give in to again. Harper’s loyalty and emotions are divided once more. And when past secrets come to light, she’s not sure who to trust…

Other Books in the Where Secrets Are Safe Series
(Books released as of November 2017. Each can be read as a standalone.)

About the Authors

Amy Romine has always wanted to be one of the good guys. From playing Charlie's Angels in the backyard of her Macungie, PA home as a child to the pages of her unending projects, Amy has always dreamed of adventure and romance. Her need to make the characters truly deserve their happiness takes us on many a twisted journey. From serial killers to demons, Amy holds nothing back in the name of true enduring love.

A mother of three, Amy has spent the past fifteen years as a Service Delivery Manager for Ricoh America's Corporation. She is an avid movie fan, and enjoys books, television, theater, her dog Pip and all things romance.

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The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

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1 winner will receive ebooks of the first three books in the Where Secrets Are Safe series by Tara Taylor Quinn (WIFE BY DESIGN, ONCE A FAMILY, & HUSBAND BY CHOICE) and an ebook of LITTLE ANGELS by Amy Romine

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HEART’S DESIRE by Catherine Lanigan

Heart's Desire by Catherine Lanigan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Heart's Desire is the second book in the Shores of Indian Lake series ...