Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Accidental Wife - Day Leclaire

Nikki Ashton was invited to a wedding--her own! 

The inspiration behind the Cinderella Ball was simple--come single, leave wed. By midnight perfect strangers could find themselves if by magic!

To keep her love-struck boss, Eric, at bay, Nikki Ashton had told him she was happily married. The wedding ring had been easy -- all she needed now was a husband! 

Jonah Alexander seemed heaven-sent. Unfortunately he'd come to the ball to stop a wedding, not start one! He was convinced his brother Eric was about to make the biggest mistake of his life -- marrying Nikki Ashton. But then he realized Nikki wasn't so much waiting for her husband-to-be as shopping for him...

This book is another light- weekend read, But super cute! I instantly fell in love with these two, they had strong chemistry from the very beginning! Jonah (Joe) is such a strong character, hard headed, macho, loving, caring, and knows all the right things to say/do to make your toes tingle! Fairly well written book, strong, great character connection, great plot, and ending, Only wish It would of had a little more fulfilling ending, it just kinda stops, I felt there could of been another chapter or so added on. It was put out by 

Harlequin in 1996, so its slightly dated. But another great book, I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Bachelor's Bed - Jill Shavis

Lani Mills is Colin West's weekly cleaning lady and is in love with her client. Colin has been hurt in the past and it makes him wary about having serious relationships. He tells a "tiny" lie to his mother about being engaged so he can finish working on a very important project and he asks Lani for help. He needs her to pretend to be his fiancée while he finishes working the project, except that Lani doesn't feel as if it's pretend and plays the part whole-heartedly. Things heat up when his mother and aunts come to pay him a visit.

Great story, can be read in one afternoon. Great character development. You will definitely fall in love with them fast. Lani is just such a great character, super sweet, and loving. Colin drove me crazy hes so awkward in the beginning, but its cute how Lani gets under his skin to soften him up. Highly recommend this one for a quick read. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

When the Heart Remembers - Eva Zumwalt

When the heart remembers... how can the mind forget? The intimate inscription inside the beautiful hand-painted card that was unsigned. Yet Sarah Wingate some-how sensed the identity of the person who had mysteriously left the message at her doorstep.

Since she had escaped to the stark mountains of New Mexico- putting the anguish of a broken wedding engagement behind her  Sarah had dated several men. yet only one had found a place in her heart : John Trist. A ruggedly handsome man who unthreatened masculinity and as Sarah soon learns, involvement with more than one women.

For the first time in her life, Sarah Wingate is tempted to break her own rules about falling in love... as she faces emotions she did not know she was capable of feeling.

I've read this book a couple times. Its a great "weekend" read. It's only 182 pages. A great love story, that was well written, makes me smile, and is very clean. I haven't been able to find any other books by her. This book was put out from 84 to 05. Soooo its hard to find, luckily I have my hands on a first addition! If you see this book anywhere and are a romantic like me this is a great find!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Postmistress- Sarah Blake

Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women-and of two countries torn apart by war. 

On the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II in 1940, Iris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, does the unthinkable: She doesn't deliver a letter. In London, American radio gal Frankie Bard is working with Edward R. Murrow, reporting on the Blitz. One night in a bomb shelter, she meets a doctor from Cape Cod with a letter in his pocket, a letter Frankie vows to deliver when she returns from Germany and France, where she is to record the stories of war refugees desperately trying to escape. 

The residents of Franklin think the war can't touch them- but as Frankie's radio broadcasts air, some know that the war is indeed coming. And when Frankie arrives at their doorstep, the two stories collide in a way no one could have foreseen. The Postmistress is an unforgettable tale of the secrets we must bear, or bury. It is about what happens to love during wartime, when those we cherish leave. And how every story-of love or war-is about looking left when we should have been looking right

I won this one though the good reads give away. The "read this before you read the book/enter the give away" kind of threw me off, and feel like the author didn't need to write that at all. I thought it was a pretty good book, well written. I love books that were written in the past, especially with a little love mixed into it. She really nailed the time period on the spot. I believe the characters could of used a little more work. But over all pretty good book.