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review 2020-02-07 08:50
Amber Waves of Grace - Jessica Berg

Corrie comes home to help her family and their farm.  Her father has been injured in an accident, and she is needed.  What she finds there is more than she had bargained for.


The Tuttle Brothers, Aaron & Luke, are wanting to help her.  One is her ex, as well as a pastor.  One is the older brother who intrigues her.  Either way there is baggage and emotions coming to the surface she never expected to face again.


I was having trouble putting this one down.  The charm of the characters, the family ties, the lure of the farm and handsome me - it all got to me.  I found these characters deep and compelling.  With a rich and complex storyline, we follow the main character as she navigates her new world.  I give this read a 4/5 Kitty Paws UP!



***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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text 2019-02-08 11:00
Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt! Flygirl by R.D. Kardon!




Today, I am participating in a tour for a women's fiction novel - Flygirl by R.D. Kardon! Enjoy and don't forget to enter the giveaway!







Upmarket Commercial/Women’s Fiction
Date Published:January 3, 2019

Publisher: Acorn Publishing LLC


Let pilot Tris Miles lift you up, and fly you to new heights with her inspiring story of love, ambition and the meaning of success.


R. D. Kardon's debut novel puts you in the cockpit with Tris Miles as she navigates the challenges of integrating an all-male corporate flight department in 1997. Tris encounters harassment, marginalization, and backstabbing on her journey to becoming a jet captain.



It’s 1997. Women stand beside men in combat and fly fighter jets. Pilot Tris Miles is not content with her job as a First Officer for tiny Clear Sky Airlines. She wants to be a Captain—the only way she knows to prove her worth as a pilot and atone for a deadly mistake.


To further her career, Tris accepts a prestigious job with Tetrix, Inc. But her dream of becoming pilot-in-command twists into a nightmare.


As the company’s first woman pilot, she encounters resistance, marginalization and harassment on a daily basis.Fortunately Tris has one thing her co-workers can’t deny—skill.


When Tris finds herself in a crippled airplane thousands of miles from home she must prove she can lead. With her career on the line, can Tris earn the respect she’s been craving? And if this is the end, can she find the strength to forgive herself?





Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39725733-flygirl


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/flygirl-by-r-d-kardon


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031285






AVAILABLE in print or ebook

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Flygirl-R-D-Kardon-ebook/dp/B07K1JCXS1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542124195&sr=8-1&keywords=flygirl+r.+d.+kardon


Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flygirl-r-d-kardon/1129802696?ean=9781947392229








“WELCOME TO LUXEMBOURG, Astral November Nine Tango X-ray. Runway Two- Four, cleared to land, wind two-five-zero at six knots, right turn off.” Tris acknowledged the landing clearance.

“Gear down, before landing checklist,” Deter said.

Tris grasped the handle that lowered the Astral’s landing gear. She kept her left index finger pointed at the three lights that would turn green when each of the plane’s wheels were down and locked. After a few seconds, Tris saw the left main and nose gear lights illuminate, but the right gear light remained dark.

“I do not have three green. No three green,” she said quickly. The aircraft was just six hundred feet above the ground.

“What the fuck?” Deter screamed but took no action as the Astral moved closer to the ground.


Deter hesitated so Tris made the call. “We don’t have three green. Go around!”

“Go around!” Deter slammed full power on the aircraft. He swore under his breath as the airplane’s nose hesitated, then pitched up.


Tris lifted the gear handle to stow the gear. Maybe raising it would shake something loose, and that third light would come on next time they tried to put the wheels down. But first, the Astral had to get away from other air traffic.

“Tower, Nine Tango X-ray, missed approach. We can’t con-firm that the landing gear is down and locked. We need a vector to an area where we can diagnose the problem.” Deter nodded along with her demand.

“Roger, Nine Tango X-ray, fly heading two- four-zero, climb and maintain six thousand.

Let us know what happens.”

“What is wrong with the goddamn gear? Recycle it! Now!” Deter’s words landed like blows, his anger unrestrained. Tris recovered quickly; she had to. And she couldn’t punch back. The five souls aboard the Astral were in real danger. They weren’t on the ground with options—they were in the air with none.





Five coffee mugs, three notebooks






Robin "R.D." Kardon was a litigation attorney before beginning a twelve-year flying career as a corporate and airline pilot. She holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and three Captain qualifications. Her travels took her all over the world in every type of airplane from small single-engine Cessnas to the Boeing 737.

Robin earned her B.A. in Journalism and Sociology from NYU and J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. A native New Yorker, Robin now lives in San Diego, California with her beloved rescue pets. , a work of fiction inspired by her own aviation experience, is her first novel.





Website: www.rdkardonauthor.com


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rdkardonauthor/


Twitter: @rdkardonauthor


Blog: https://www.rdkardonauthor.com/blog-1


Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rdk3822/flygirl-a-novel-by-rd-kardon/


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17912002.R_D_Kardon


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/5144739/record_interest








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text 2019-01-09 10:55
Book Blitz! Before We Were Perfect by S.D. Moore!





Today, I am here to tell you readers out there about a dramatic comedy by S.D. Moore – Before We Were Perfect! Enjoy!





Before We Were Perfect

Drama, Dramatic Comedy, Women's Fiction
Publisher: Moon Leaf Publishing
Published: January 2018



Amazon: http://a.co/d/89In75P



Before We Were Perfect has been adapted into an award winning screenplay titled Perfectly Normal in Flagstaff. The screenplay won Best Feature Script in the 2018 Top Indie Film Awards and a 2018 Silver Screen award in the Nevada International Film Festival.


Inspired by true events; Before We Were Perfect is a dramatic comedy about the Havreaux family and their ragin' Cajun uncle. Julz Havreaux is a beautiful young woman with imperfections who meets an imperfect handsome wounded warrior turned writer. Through comedic mishaps and drama, they discover that in spite of their imperfections they are perfect together. Contains adult themes, intense drama, sensuality, humor and love.









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review 2018-10-16 08:15
REVIEW BY MERISSA - Hall Pass For Life by Dorothea Lynne
Hall Pass for Life - Dorothea Lynne

Hall Pass for Life is the first book by Dorothea Lynne I have read. This is a contemporary romance with dark theme - a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to an older man. Although he is happy to have multiple affairs during their marriage, he is insistent upon controlling every aspect of her. This doesn't stop him from arranging for a week's getaway for her with a younger man so he can have his mistress in their home.

Thea has turned forty and has no idea where her life is going. Her husband, Malcolm, won't allow her to work, constantly criticises her, and yet isn't prepared to divorce her just yet - even though is far too old for his tastes. Liam is a singer and is 25 years old. He isn't sure what to make of the arrangement, but for the amount of money being given to a charity, he will be friendly for the week.

Both Thea and Liam get more than they bargain for, and will fight for their lives together, no matter what Malcolm throws at them.

I loved the premise of this story, although I don't particularly like first person, present tense, which is how this book is written. I found it to be quite confusing over who was speaking in places, and had to read further down to see who responded to figure it out. Personally speaking, I also found the constant nicknames and terms of endearments to be quite monotonous. Yes, it is cute occasionally, but to use them in 85% of the sentences... The only reason I can think of for the constant use was to help the reader know who was talking, which didn't work when they weren't used.

The story itself moved along at a fair pace, albeit a bit jerky in places. Some of the words and actions of various characters didn't seem quite 'real', as though the timing was off slightly. I think this is a standalone book, although the ending has possibly been left open for a follow up.

Anyway, for me, this book didn't quite hit the mark, although it was still a good story. I am absolutely positive that others will love this book, and devour every word. It just didn't work on all levels for me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

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