The Secret of Lies by Barbara Forte Abate has to be one of the best novels I have ever had the pleasure to read. I was shocked to learn this is Abate’s first published work. Her writing style brings to mind such authors as Harper Lee and John Steinbeck. She writes with such detail, bringing images to life with the stroke of her pen. In her debut novel, she delivers a touching tale about, love, innocence, betrayal, loss and lies.
Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock is a faith based novel set in Serenity, Texas. This was a heart-warming novel about faith, love, second chances and the spirit of one small town. I enjoyed the characters Blackstock created and the wonderful tale she tells.
A Clockwork Christmas is the perfect holiday gift for anyone who loves steampunk romances. The anthology contains four tales set in unique locations. I enjoyed each tale in this delightful book. The four stories offer a brief glimpse into the wonderful world that is steampunk.
The Kissing Tree is a delightfully sweet historical romance. Although a year is not given, it takes place in early American history. Colorado has been settled. Small towns have been established around farming and cattle ranch communities. Crystal Creek is just such a small town.
Lonestar Angel is a suspenseful romance with a dash of faith. This book grabbed me from page one. It has all the ingredients for the perfect book.
Dearly, Departed is a YA steampunk novel with a splash of romance. It contains elements of horror fantasy and a post-apocalyptic dystopia. This is Lia Habel’s debut novel and despite some flaws, I found it to be refreshing and delightful.
The Last Cowboy had all of the elements necessary to create the perfect feel good western romance. The backdrop for the story was Jackson Hole, Wyoming near the Teton Mountains was breathtaking. McKenna had me longing to see this picturesque country side.
Three-day Town was a suspenseful, plot twisting murder mystery. The plot contains the perfect setting, witnesses and suspects. Maron, shares this story from the POV of Deborah and Sigrid.