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review 2020-06-30 06:30
Book Review of A Lawman for Lisette by Teresa Slack
 
Blurb:

When Lisette Pelletier answers an ad to become a physician in the frontier town of Willow Wood, Idaho, she knows her life will change forever. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love with the U.S. Marshal whose life she saves on her way to town.

Federal Marshal Grayson Dutton spent his career protecting pioneers, chasing down bandits, settling disputes before they erupted into gunfire, and returning fire when needed. None of it prepared him for dealing with a feisty lady doc who can’t see when she’s in over her head.

When Grayson hears the gang of outlaws that attacked the stagecoach that brought Lisette to Willow Wood have targeted the lady doc, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her. Lisette doesn’t want to give the lawman the reins to her life. She came west to serve the people of Willow Wood, not hide under her bed in fear at the first sign of danger.

She certainly didn’t plan to fall for a long-legged lawman whose kisses make her dream of marriage, babies, and happily-ever-after, all the things that conflict with her call to medicine. Can she find a place in her life and her heart for love? Can Grayson tame the wild filly before she gets both of them killed?

 

 
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Author Bio:
 

Teresa Slack loves reading, writing, and falling in love. Creating clean and wholesome western romances where fearless cowboys still sweep independent heroines off their feet was an easy choice for her.

 

She writes from her home in the beautiful southern Ohio hills, which she shares with her husband and rescue dog and rescue cat. Any errors and typos she blames on the cat randomly running across her keyboard.

 

Learn more about Teresa Slack and her books by visiting her website at www.teresaslack.com. Readers who sign up for her newsletter will receive a free download of A Promise for Josie: A Willow Wood Prequel.

 

 
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My Review:
 
Nineteenth-century historical fiction is my favorite, particularly frontier and pioneer stories, but Western tales are growing on me, too. In our modern era that promotes feminism, many of these books feature strong female protagonists, and it is refreshing to hear stories through the filter of faith rather than broadly condemning our brothers and sisters. As women have entered the workforce and continued to fight for equal rights with men, books such as Teresa Slack’s “A Lawman for Lisette” demonstrate how these endeavors may have looked in towns in the West.

“A Lawman for Lisette” immediately reminds me of Dr. Quinn from the eponymous TV series. I used to watch it all the time, and I still do sometimes on the very rare occasion that I watch television. There is an undeniable respect and satisfaction in watching or reading women overcome the odds and do the impossible. Dr. Quinn set up a clinic and battled with the stubborn authority figures who discounted her because of her gender until she had the opportunity to prove her weight in gold, so to speak. Dr. Lisette Pelletier’s story is similar. Determined to prove herself as a medical doctor, she takes a job offer after receiving her first acceptance in a slew of rejection letters because “[r]egardless of how hot, windy, and dusty her new surroundings, she was confident this was where God had directed her.”

Dr. Pelletier has a positive attitude that stems from her faith in God, so that even as she steps into the unknown, without any friends or family at her side, she knows that she is following the path that the Lord has prepared her for her entire life, and that she has the opportunity to enhance and pray over many lives. I appreciate, though, that she is not perfect, and that she is actively learning how to be more patient and gentle with people; because she was always the misfit, she does not relate well to others, especially those her own age. That is something that I can personally relate to. And although romance is not high on my list of favorites, I did enjoy it in this novel. There is plenty of lightheartedness and teasing to combat the more serious issues and the dangers of life in the Wild West. Most of all, though, there is an enduring love borne of faith in the midst of adversity and danger.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
 
 
 
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review 2020-06-22 18:18
Audiobook Review: No Getting Over a Cowboy (Wrangler’s Creek #2) by Delores Fossen (Narrator: Eric G. Dove)
No Getting Over a Cowboy - Delores Fossen

 No Getting Over a Cowboy
 Wrangler's Creek #2
 Delores Fossen (Narrator: Eric G. Dove)
 Contemporary Romance - Western Romance
 Harlequin Audio
 March 21, 2017
 Audiobook
 8 hours and 12 minutes
 Library

 

The golden cowboy of Wrangler's Creek returns home to Texas to discover some old flames never fizzle…

 

There are plenty of things Garrett Granger hadn't counted on losing—his child to miscarriage, his wife to another man and the family business thanks to a crooked CFO. He also hadn't counted on moving back to the family ranch, where he's met by another surprise—former flame Nicky Marlow, who is renting his grandmother's old house.

 

Nicky's been rebuilding her shattered life since her husband's death two years ago. But Garrett's timely arrival in Wrangler's Creek doesn't automatically make him the missing piece of the puzzle. Even if he does seem to adore her two-year-old daughter… Even if seeing him again stirs up old feelings Nicky would gladly keep buried, forcing her to wonder if moving forward has to mean leaving everything behind…

 

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No Getting Over a Cowboy is book two in the Wrangler’s Creek series by Delores Fossen and narrated by Eric G. Dove.

 

Nicky’s trying to rebuild her life after losing her husband and trying to move on with her child. She hopes going back to the house that gave her peace when she was a hurt child will help. 

 

Garret never excepted to lose his wife to another man and his child to a miscarriage. Going home to the family ranch was suppose to help. Give him peace and quiet, but he wasn’t counting on his mother renting out an old house on the ranch to a bunch of widows.

 

Just like book one we are off to another fun filled novel full of romance, mystery, suspense, a whole lot of love and drama. Nicky and Garret knew each other as kids. He’s the one man she could never forget and Garret can’t forget the night he took her virginity. They discover that half a lifetime can’t dose the flame they still have for each other. Theirs plenty of drama with real life issues, a dead body in the old house, and a meddling mother who’s trying to matchmaker

 

I adored Nicky’s little girl Kaylee. Kids always add something special to a story; especially if an author does it wright. All the characters are richly developed, the story is written well and flows, and the author brings out a wide range of emotions within this novel. 

 

Narration: I find that I enjoy Contemporary Romance a whole lot more in audio. I think it’s; because the stories move along and flow better in audio then reading. Eric G. Dove did a wonderful job with all the characters and voices. Each voice was distinctive and she had me glued and invested in the storyline and mystery as well as the romance.

 

No Getting Over a Cowboy was a wonderful edition to the Wrangler’s Creek series. I enjoyed!

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

 

 

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review 2020-06-16 16:39
Review ~ Decent read
Where We First Began - Rebecca Elise

Book source ~ Review copy. My review is voluntary and honest.

 

Aubrey Harrison is a student at Texas A&M. The night of Chilifest she leaves the party to head home and swerves to avoid hitting a deer. Ok, side note here from Auntie Carol: never swerve to avoid hitting an animal unless you have plenty of clear space to do so AND you are not traveling at a high rate of speed. Because of this very reason - she runs off the road and flips her truck, ending up in the hospital and in a coma. Seriously. Hit the deer instead. You’re less likely to be hurt. Ok, back to the review.

 

Aubrey wakes up in San Antonio in 1836. Yep. 1836. She is still Aubrey Harrison, but not the Aubrey these people know. I have no idea what happened to the 1836 Aubrey. Maybe they really are one and the same? Time travel is so confusing. So, now 2018 Aubrey is in 1836 and that would be bad enough, but she finds out that the Battle of the Alamo is only a few weeks away. And we all know what happened then. Should Aubrey try to change the future? Can she even do that? She could probably change a small detail here and there, but a battle so monumental? Dilemma!

 

This is a fascinating concept, but I found a good portion of the beginning to be too slow for my tastes. It takes a while to build up speed, but when it does it was well worth the wait. Aubrey does a good job of straddling two time periods and not going bonkers. Then there’s Tapley, who looks so much like Lee, a classmate back in 2018. I’m not going to give away anything about this story because you’ll want to discover it for yourself. If you like time travel love stories then this is one you won’t want to miss.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/06/where-we-first-began.html
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review 2020-06-03 17:07
Audiobook Review: Unbroken Cowboy (Gold Valley #5) by Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)
Unbroken Cowboy - Maisey Yates

 Unbroken Cowboy
 Gold Valley #5
 Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)
 Contemporary Romance - Western Romance
 Harlequin Audio
 April 23rd 2019
 Audiobook
9 hours and 55 minutes
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In Gold Valley, Oregon, forbidden love just might be the sweetest....

 

Dane Parker traded in his trailer-park roots for glory as a bull rider. But when a serious injury sidelines him for months, it's the first time he can't just pull himself up by his bootstraps. The last thing he wants to deal with is sweet family friend Bea treating him like one of her wounded animals - or the unexpected attraction that suddenly flares between them.

 

Beatrix Leighton has loved Dane for years, while he's always seen her as another sister. When she enlists his help to start her animal sanctuary, she thinks it will give him purpose. Instead, it brings all the desire she feels for him to the boiling point. 

 

Bea's father taught her early on that love means loss. But could her forbidden crush turn into a love that will last a lifetime?

 

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Unbroken Cowboy is book five in the Gold Valley by Maisey Yates and Narrated by Suzanne Elise Freeman.

 

Bea is sweet, kind hearted, and loves animals and all creatures. She is taking a look at her life and making changes. She’s also had a crush on her sister-in-laws’s brother, Dane for a long time, but she knows that he and everyone sees her as a child. I couldn’t connect to our heroine Bea. Her sweet and innocent thing is well and good, but it got on my nerves and eventually felt to child like. I never felt like she grew up. Never felt like she was taking life by the hands and living it. She stayed safe in her bubble, her little cabin.

 

Dane is a rodeo bull rider who finds himself injured and his future in question. His injures put him in a dependent position and he hates it. He’s a very grumpy man. As for Bea he’s always seen her as the sweet innocent little sister. The time he spends with her during his recovers has him seeing her in a new light. I liked Dane well enough. Yes, he’s grumpy for a lot of the book, but I get it and understand he’s got to come to terms with his injuries and that the rodeo life is over and thing figure out what to do.

 

As for Dane and Bea’s relationship it felt more like a high school relationship with all the occurred moments and realizing that the girl is a women etc… *A little rant/side not: The author calls Bea a girl a lot instead of a women. That one word, girl, frustrates me. A grown women, is a women, not a girl. If you understand what I’m trying to say. The girl word only works for kids in my opinion. Now, moving on the relationship was just too teen like. It was slow moving and then at the end it felt rushed and unsatisfying.

 

I’ve enjoyed the previous four books and I was looking forward to Dane finally seeing Bea as a women, but unfortunately this one was not what I wanted. It just lacked the adult vibe for me.

 

Narration: Suzanne Elise Freeman continues to narrate for the Golden Valley series and she did a fabulous job again. I really enjoy her narration and voices for the characters.

 

Rated: 2 Stars
Narration: 4 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

 

 

 

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text 2020-05-12 11:44
Western Blotting Market and the Increasing Demand for Personalized Medicine

According to the new market research report "Western Blotting Market by Product (Instruments, Consumables), Application (Biomedical & Biochemical Research, Disease Diagnostics), End User (Academic & Research Institutes, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies) - Global Forecasts to 2021",published by MarketsandMarkets™,The western blotting market is projected to reach USD 730.7 Million by 2021 from USD 574.8 Million in 2016, at a CAGR of 4.9% in the next five years (2016 to 2021).

 

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In the coming years, the western blotting market is expected to witness the highest growth in the Asia-Pacific region. This can be attributed to increasing government interest in biomedical & biotechnology industry in China, government initiatives supported by funding in Japan, growing funding for agriculture research in India, increasing diagnosis and related funding in Australia, and growing prevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in southeast Asia.

 

New product launches was the major growth strategy adopted by players in the western blotting market. The western blotting market is dominated by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (U.S.), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (U.S.), and GE Healthcare (U.S.).

 

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These players jointly accounted for approximately 80% of the market in 2016. Other players having significant presence in this market include Advasta, Inc. (U.S.), LI-COR Biosciences (U.S.), PerkinElmer, Inc. (U.S.), Bio-Techne Corporation (U.S.), Merck KGaA (Germany), F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. (Switzerland), and Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (U.S.).).

 

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. is the leading player in the western blotting market. The company is a leading manufacturer and supplier of products and systems to separate, detect, analyze, and purify complex biological and chemical materials. The company serves the fields of life science research, healthcare, and analytical chemistry with its innovative products and services. The company’s leading position in the market can be attributed to its wide customer base.

 

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