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review 2017-06-07 23:17
Home
Home - Ginny L. Yttrup

Title:  Home

Author:  Ginny L. Yttrup

Publisher:  Shiloh Run Press 

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

Review:

 

"Home" By Ginny L. Yttrup

 

My Thoughts....

 

This story was quite a well written read where the characters struggles were definitely ones that could be faced by just anyone you may know.

 

For Melanie and Craig were having some real hard times in their marriage where one could at one point or another not know to whom to feel more sorry for.  Less not forget those neighbors who added quite a lot to the read.  This is definitely one of those reads that will promote a lots of thoughts that will touch one just about on any level.

 

"Home" is of a real story of a 'family relationship, trust, romance, sadness, longing, love and less not forget a prayer' as each one of thee well developed characters will have their own struggles in trying to find there  way home. Will these characters be able to overcome their struggles?

 

"Home" will definitely help one to understand more about relationships that are often faced  in today's society.

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review 2017-06-07 23:05
Second Chance Season
Second Chance Season (The Grand Valley Series Book 2) - Liora Blake

Title:  Second Chance Season

Author:  Liora Blake

Publisher:  Pocket Books

Series:  Grand Valley # 2

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating:  Five

Review:

 

"Second Chance Season" by Liora Blake

 

My Thoughts....

 

What will happen when Garrett meets Cara in a fancy SUV on the side of the road?  How will this 'city' girl from Chicago and this 'redneck from Hotchkiss come together?  Who knew when he met her that he would be working as a 'country ambassador' helping Cara find her way around the area

of the back roads of Colorado.  Cara is a free lance magazine writer wanting to write about the farming people of heartland of America around Hotchkiss. Now, from all of this I think one can almost see how this read will be.   Boy gets girl? What will happen as Cara starts to fall for Garrett?

 

It's like their chemistry was simply pure and sweet magic and as the story continues the reader gets such a engaging love story that seems so right for them. I loved how this author was able to help all with the delicate and much better understanding of what all went into farming where is was more than business but it was for the peoples as well as there livelihood.

 

This author will give the readers 'one swoon-worthy moments with some intensed connections' that will definitely keep you turning the pages with this sweet romance.  I loved all the bantering that went on in the read that will certainly keep you smiling.

 

By the end of the read you get one amazing, funny, sweet, hot & sexy read that will definitely put a smile on your face.  Will the formula this author uses in bring these two together work?  Well, you will have to pick up 'Second Chance Season' to see!

 

 

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review 2017-06-07 22:52
Finding You
Finding You (Destination Love) - Jo Watson

Title:  Finding You

Author:  Jo Watson

Publisher:  Forever

Series:  Destination Love # 3

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

Review:

 

"Finding You" by Jo Watson

 

My Thoughts....

 

This was a interesting romance told from the heroine's POV that will take the readers on quite a adventure as adopted Jane now twenty five sets out to find her biological-birth father [Dimitri] who was from Greece. Will Jane end up finding more that just that as it seems that she is way out of her element?   When she gets to Greece she finds out how that the name Dimitri was a very common name and guess what happens... even Jane's tour guide who was also a model was named Dimitri.  Now, how will this play out for Jane as the reader see her as she seem to be lacking in 'self worth and esteem.' Indeed what all was that about.   Dimitri seems to be right there with her and seeing her as a real smart sexy lady.  Will Jane who was unpredictable and funny be able to discover important things about herself other than just finding her father?  It is well brought out as Jane begins to approach life and love so much more than just an analytical approach as she had always done in the past.  Will Dimitri be able to help Jane some out of this old feeling and grasp a more fun way of life of letting go. We find Dimitri will have quite a story to tell that will greatly help this story go fourth as he helps Janes see Greece and find her father.  It was quite interesting seeing Dimitri take Jane on a adventure where she is doing things she never thought she would have done.  As the story continues the reader will see that Dimitri was 'kind, sexy and a family guy' and their is love for Jane, however there was something that would bring on hurt. Will this news of what is discovered make Jane run from her chance a HEA? I did enjoy what Dimitri did as he handled that secret that came out even getting some help.  Now, just what was that all about? Oh, I don't want to mention the good friends that Jane had that really added their thoughts in this story.  To find out what that is and so many other questions that needs to be answered you will have to pick up "Finding You" to see how this author brings it out to the reader. The author did such a well done job with this.

 

This was quite a interesting adventure with the setting being such a picturesque one as well as a fun, romantic comedy and with still a bit of mystery [that of looking for her father] gives this read quite a bonus of a read.  Be ready for some 'hilarious sweet, downright swoon worthy moments' that will keep you reading to the very end.  Would I recommend?  YES!  It was indeed a good read.

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review 2017-06-07 22:40
Bittersweet
Bittersweet (A Home Sweet Home Novel) - Shirlee McCoy

Title:  Bittersweet

Author:  Shirlee McCoy

Publisher:  Zebra

Series:  Home Sweet Home # 3

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Four

Review:

 

"Bittersweet" by Shirlee McCoy

 

My Viewpoint...

 

What will happen when Willow Lamont [ex prosecutor] returns to her hometown of Benevolence, Washington?  Well, after her grandfather requests her return she comes back only planning to spend several weeks to a place where she had a secret that she definitely did will not feel good about returning to 'Chocolate Haven' a place she had once truly loved.  Why was this?  It seems like being back at 'Chocolate Haven' Willow is even unable to even make the 'unique fudge' that she had once been able to do so well but after suffering from that 'secret trauma'  that just wouldn't let her go. Then it seems like something quite different comes into her life ... a abandoned baby and the meeting of a longtime school friend Deputy Sheriff Jax Gordon who had also gone through a lot in his life.  Now, I will say that the story will take another road as the story of 'Miracle' comes of life along with some very complexed characters from Willow's family members to others that will keep the story rolling along as you keep turning the pages.  For Willow being back in Benevolence will she be able to put her fear that she has held so dearly and not sharing with anyone to rest especially since it looks like she will become a foster parent of baby 'Miracle Doe?'  l liked how this author bring into focus as Jax who had  something horrible happen in his childhood bringing in the closeness to Willow.  Will they be able to except each other with all that has happened to both of them?  Will Jax be able to earn Willow's trust?  Will he be able to 'fill her life with rekindled joy and a forever of irresistible love? This story will really cause one to see the heartache that Willow and even Jax had felt.  It was so very hard for me to understand Willow's situation with her mom's relationship.  And I was glad to see in the end that these two seemed to have mended something that needed discussing so long ago. By the end of the novel will Willow and Jax find the happiness they so desire?  Well, you will have to pick up "Bittersweet" to answer all of the questions and find out how this author presents it to the readers.

 

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review 2017-06-07 22:27
Forever Is The Worst Long Time
Forever is the Worst Long Time: A Novel - Camille Pagán

Title:  Forever Is The Worst Long Time

Author:  Camille Pagan

Publisher:  Lake Union Publishing

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Four

Review:

 

"Forever Is The Worst Long Time" by Camille Pagan

 

My Thoughts....

 

This was a read of emotions, love, friendship, betrayal, tragic, loss,regret, forgiveness with three main characters: James, Lou and Rob who were all far from perfect.  With their stupid mistakes they made, along with some crazy decisions will they ever be able to stop all of the hurting that is going on among these friends? This author gives the reader quite a complex plot that is well developed with surprises that goes in unexpected ways with surprises, celebrations as well as disappointments that will have you at some time shaking your head.  By the end  of this story the reader gets quite a heart breaking, wrenching story that will also be very thought provoking and also engaging read from 'lack of closeness in relations, ruined friendships, death and loss'.  What else can be said about this story is the choices that one makes in there life can turn out to be short and or long term consequences.  'Life is short and it is what you make of it... for one must make it count.'

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