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November 28, 2017


A Wrangler's Creek Novel
Delores Fossen

  • Number: B0746M5GVJ
  • Release: February 1, 2018
  • Author: Delores Fossen
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: HQN Books
A local girl comes home to face the cowboy from her past—and finally claim her future… Lawson Granger loved Eve Cooper once, but her dreams were grander than anything his Texas-cowboy destiny could provide. Letting her walk out of his life and into television stardom was a mistake he made eighteen years ago. Now everything’s changed. Eve is back—pregnant and desperate for someplace to hide. And their desire is just as stubborn as they are. Escaping to the comforts of home is Eve’s one shot at giving her baby a safe life. Earning Lawson’s trust is her one chance at making amends for the past. But the long-buried secrets and unintentional damage she fled from aren’t far behind. When the truth finds her, she stands to lose the man she loves and the only place she’s ever called home…this time forever. (from Night Owl Reviews)

Texas-Sized Trouble

What more could you want than a sexy hunk of a cowboy and a woman that isn't afraid to be as strong as he is.?  Take those two and add in a bit of romance and you've got a darn good read.   You not only get that but you get so much more, friends, family, once lover, babies and more.  It will having you smile, love the characters and feel like they are friends.  It's about making choices and overcoming mistakes of the past.   The author shows how it only takes one choice, one night and the guilt could over ride your emotions.   Was it passion or lust that sent them on that guilt trip?Sometimes during the story your heart will want to break, at others you will find yourself smiling and just knowing things will work out.  We get characters that when they were young they were stupid and let their mouths get away from them without thinking.  Haven't we all done that?  It makes you think how you can't go back and re-do and take back the things you say and do. The author gives you romance, the wonderful second chances, a bit of suspense and mystery and of course, that hunk of a cowboy.  How could you resist reading about this story of second chances?

I received a copy of this book from Night Owl Reviews and was under no obligation to review it.

I would give this book 4 STARS.



The Build: Designing My Life of Choppers, Family, and Faith by [Teutul, Paul]

Designing My Life of Choppers, Family and Faith
Paul Teutul Jr


The Build reveals the "behind the scenes" story of the popular TV reality series American Chopper for the show's millions of fans. 
Author Paul Teutul, Jr., is arguably the most creative builder of custom "chopper" motorcycles in the world.  His talents were revealed to millions of TV viewers worldwide on American Chopper, as well as later on a spinoff series, American Chopper Senior vs Junior. The Build gives the reader at Paul Jr.'s life behind the camera, which included volcanic conflict with his father and business mentor, Paul Sr. Using his own story of improbable success as an illustration, Paul Jr. offers insights on how anyone can find and activate often hidden talents.  In a charming, often humorous way, The Build is a rallying cry to unleash God-designed creativity and live life to the fullest. (from Amazon)

About the Author

PAUL TEUTUL JR was just 27 when American Chopper: Jet Bike premiered on the Discovery Channel, featuring “Paulie” and his father, Paul Sr., building a custom chopper for 2002's Laconia Bike Week. Part of Bike Weekend, the one-off special and the intrinsic family dynamics so captivated audiences that a full series following the Teutuls and their business, Orange County Choppers, soon followed in 2003. Six years of family ups and downs ensued, culminating in 2009 with Senior firing Junior, who waited out his one-year non-compete clause before establishing his own business, Paul Jr. Designs. Today, Paul Jr. Designs continues to thrive, producing custom bikes for a variety of individual and corporate clients. There have been TV commercials and personal appearances since 2012 as well, but the most important development in Paul's life occurred when his wife, Rachael, gave birth to their son Hudson Seven Teutul in February 2015.

My husband and I were fans of the shows with Paul Teutul Sr and Jr.  I found this book to be interesting since it gave insight into Paul Jr's life behind the scenes of the shows.  IT showed how even with the obstacles in his life, his mother and father both were influences in his life.  His father from the business side and his mother instilling a strong faith in him.   You not only get the insight into Sr. and Jr's relationship but you get information into other members of the Teutul family. There wasn't a lot of that brought out in the TV shows.  This book probably strikes home for a lot of families, especially fathers and sons.  I liked that Paul Jr is trying to change the cycle families sometimes get into and make that change for his son.  He's trying to make a better change for the future of his family.

If you liked the shows, choppers and motorcycle builds, then don't pass this book by.  IT has a lot to give.

I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books Review Program and was under no obligation to review it.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


November 25, 2017

The Cowboy Who Came Calling

  • Number: B0748MDZZB
  • Release: February 6, 2018
  • Author: Linda Broday
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
The Cowboy Who Came Calling
A Former Texas Ranger on a mission A determined woman slowly losing her sight A love neither could have predicted ...and a danger that may steal their happy ending before it can even begin. Glory Day may be losing her vision, but that doesn't mean she'll ever stop fighting. Determined to provide for her struggling family, she confronts an outlaw with a price on his head. But when a mysterious cowboy gets between her and her target, Glory accidentally shoots him instead. Flustered, she has no option but to take the handsome stranger home to treat his wounds. Former Texas Ranger Luke McClain didn't plan to fall in love, but there's no denying the strength of Glory's will or the sweetness of her heart. But Glory's been burned before, and Luke will have to reach into the depths of his own battered soul to convince her to take a chance... And trust that love is worth fighting for. (from Night Owl Reviews)


Usually an author gives you a romance that all ends well and everybody is happy.  Riding off into the sunset and everything is well with the world and each other.  This time is different and it is refreshing to see that all doesn't end well and everything can't be fixed to perfection.  What a change from the norm and kudos to the author for this.  It gives the reader the feel that this is real, not a fantasy where everything can be fixed with a mere band aid.  Marriage is hard work and the author shows this with our hero and heroine as they ride into the sunset, but knowing they have some hard work ahead to make their marriage work' The author gives both sides of what love can be, good with the hard mixed in and that is real.  BUT I have to say, I felt that the good outweighed the bad in this book.   We get a strong heroine in Glory who is one who knows that you have to face the trouble in life, face on;. We get the hero, Luke who is a combination of personalities but he holds his own, sometimes it is humorous the way he stumbles through life.  Other characters, Glory's younger sister, Patience is very interesting.  She is in conflict with her name of Patience.  Think on it.   Could be another story.  Then we have another hero and that too, could be another story of romance.  Maybe in another book.  Hope so! Characters to love and anticipation in future stories grab you from the start and don't let go.  Not only characters to love but the Texas setting is in the midst at all times.  As you read you may wish a cowboy would call.

I received a copy of this book from Night Owl Reviews and was under no obligation to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


  • Number: B06XZQTCQH
  • Release: December 26, 2017
  • Author: Amy Lillard
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery, Amish, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper

Amy Lilliard

 Content to be unmarried and plain-spoken, Kathryn “Kappy” King is an odd-woman-out in the Amish community of Blue Sky, Pennsylvania. But she’s skilled at making the special kapps local women need to cover their hair. And she might be the only one who can unearth the danger hiding in this peaceful valley . . . When Kappy's neighbor, Ruth Peachey, turns up dead in her yard, everyone in Blue Sky believes it’s a tragic accident. Until the Englisch police find the gentle dog breeder was deliberately struck down—and arrest her mentally-challenged son, Jimmy, for the crime . . . Jimmy’s sister, Edie, returns to Blue Sky clear his name, yet no one will speak to a shunned former Amish woman, much less give her information. Determined to help, Kappy starts digging for the truth among her seemingly-innocent neighbors. But suddenly a series of suspicious “accidents” threatens Edie and the Peachey farm—property Edie is determined to protect for her brother’s future. Now, as danger looms large in the small community, Kappy must bait a trap for a killer snapping hard at her heels. And Edie must decide whether to make a home once more in the town she thought she’d left behind . . . (from Night Owl Reviews)

I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son--a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels--not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I adore romances.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies--(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940's movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.

This is a good Amish cozy mystery.  The author gives the reader a mystery to solve and you as the reader become an arm chair detective to find the culprit.   A death, was it deliberate or accident?  You must decide. 
The author gives us Kappy King, a rather strange woman living in Blue Sky Pennsylvania, an Amish community.  She finds herself in the middle of a mystery.  What caused the death of the woman found in her yard, her neighbor.   The mystery is thought to be solved when Ruth's son is arrested for her murder.   We get to know Edie, Ruth's daughter when she returns from the English world to clear her brother's name.  The author adds the suspense when we have Edie, who is shunned, coming back to her Amish community.   But Kappy won't let Edie's shunning stop her. She is going to help.  Then the author adds more and more danger and the suspense builds as the pages turn.  We, as the investigators go hand in hand with Kappy and Edie to solve the crime and clear Jimmy's name.  I love Amish stories and this cozy mystery will definite make you smile. You also a sense of faith and love.  If you want an escape for a little while, this author definitely will give you an adventure that is will put you on the investigative trail.

I received a copy of this book from Night Owl Reviews and was under no obligation to review it.

I would give this book  5 STARS.


A Modern Day Retelling of Little Women
Anna Todd

The Spring Girls

  • Number: 1501130714
  • Release: January 2, 2018
  • Author: Anna Todd
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
Worldwide phenomenon Anna Todd (the After series, Nothing More, Imagines) presents a modern retelling of a beloved classic—Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. In the remix tradition of the cult favorite movie Clueless and Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible comes a modern retelling of the beloved story of the March sisters, delivered with Anna Todd’s signature style. With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls is the perfect chance for you to revisit Little Women or discover this cherished story for the first time.  (from Night Owl Reviews)

Little Women, such a classic.  If you like modern day versions of the old unforgettable classics then perhaps you will enjoy this one.   The loved March sisters in a modern day setting gives the reader a chance to take the Spring Girls and re-live the Little Women in a different time.  I don't really care for re-tellings of the the classics since you can't ever change the time bearing stories of time but this story, setting aside the classic of Little Women, is a good story with  that kick, a little romance and a whole lot of events taking place.  The author gives a good story of the Spring Girls in today's time.  If you have never read the classic, Little Women than this would be a good book to read. If you have read Little Women and loved it, then remember to take this book as it is, a re-telling in modern times.  The author doesn't leave you without a moment of wondering what will appear on the next page.  Taken as it is, this is a good read.  I just don't want to think of it as a re-telling of the famous classic, Little Women.

I received a copy of this book from Night Owl Reviews and was under no obligation to review it..

I would give this book 4 STARS.

November 23, 2017


  • Number: B071GLHBBZ
  • Release: January 2, 2018
  • Author: Soraya Lane
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Cowboy Stole My Heart
It takes true grit to build a billion-dollar dynasty like the Ford family ranch. But when it comes to finding love, all it takes is one handsome cowboy to steal a woman’s heart in Cowboy Stole My Heart by Soraya Lane. SHE’S RIDING SOLO As one of the heirs to the River Ranch fortune, Mia Ford is practically Texas royalty. But that doesn’t mean she’s some pampered princess. She can saddle up and ride a horse as well as any man, even a hard-working cowboy like Sam Mendes. For years, she’s harbored a crush on the strong, silent horseman. But how can she make a move when she’s his boss? HE’S TAKING THE REINS Sam Mendes is through with love—or so he thought. Still recovering from a breakup, he’s doing everything in his power to resist Mia Ford. It’s bad enough she’s the kind of beauty who drives men wild with desire. It’s even worse she’s got him so worked up, aching to kiss her lips, when he’s supposed to be working her ranch. Is this lovestruck cowboy willing to risk losing his job—and breaking his heart—to win the girl of his dreams? (from Night Owl Reviews)

If you love COWBOYS then don't miss this one. A hard working, eye riviting, hunk of a cowboy, and the woman who measures up to him and yet a real woman.  This is what the author gives us.  Mia is a striking beauty but can word and ride a horse with the best of the cowboys.  She has had eyes for Sam for a long time but Sam has had his heart broken and isn't ready to get involved again, but she has this affect on him.  He is using all his will power but he longs to kiss those lucious lips and she has him in  real dilemma.   The author gives above and beyond in giving the reader everything you could want, romance, that hot sexy pull between two people, a hunk of a cowboy, a woman who isn't afraid to work hard and yet be a woman, and you also get  some humour and wit.  You also get characters that you will love more and more as you turn the pages. Fast paced and not too fast where you lose your concentration on the "good" points.  You won't want to put the book down. What a read!  It definitely doesn't disappoint.  So grab those reins and slide into the saddle with Mia and Sam. 

I received a copy of this book from Night Owl Reviews and was under no obligation to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

November 20, 2017


 Seeds of Hope (Harvest of Hope Book 1) by [Cameron, Barbara]
Harvest of Hope Series
Book One
Barbara Cameron 


They live in completely different worlds. Can love bring them together?

Miriam Troyer has had a secret crush on Mark Byler since they were teenagers. She knows they can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney—an Englischer—and Miriam loves her quiet way of life in her Amish community. But when Mark unexpectedly shows up in Paradise, Pennsylvania, Miriam realizes it’s going to get a lot harder to hide her

Even though Mark always loved visiting his grandfather’s farm as a boy, he’s convinced the Amish life is not for him. But when he suddenly finds himself out of a job and without direction, Mark heads back to the farm just in time to help with the harvest. Coming for a visit and coming to stay, however, are two very different things.

Everything changes when Mark sees that Miriam, the girl he remembers from his youth, has grown into the kind of faith-filled woman he wants in his future. Could life in this simple world be right for Mark after all? Has Miriam finally found her happily ever after? True love sprouts from seeds of hope.

  I am a strong fan of Amish books.  They have lessons to learn, are interesting, clean and wholesome.  Two entirely different worlds. One of the Amish faith and one in the Englisch world.  Is there any way that two people from two different worlds can come together?  One thing may do just that, love.  But can this happen with Mark and Miriam?  Mark is from the Englisch world, an attorney and  Miriam is from the Amish world.   They both know each other but when Mark goes back to his grandfather's farm, Miriam and Mark connect again.  But the Amish and Englischers are not meant to be together.  IT's not in the cards.   Two worlds so far apart.  Busy big city and the quiet life of an Amish community. Mark is out of a job  and goes back only for a short visit to help with the harvesting but will love take that short visit into staying for good? Can Mark leave behind the bright lights of the big city for the quiet, simple life that Miriam lives?  There is always HOPE and the seeds are there. They just need to be tended to with loving care.  Is there true love in the future of Miriam and Mark?   My only fault with this book is that the pace is rather slow and it didn't flow as I had hoped.  I'm hoping that there will be another book about Mark and Miriam and how their lives go forward.

I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4  STARS. 


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WARRIORS by R.A. Denny

Mud, Rocks, and Trees
Book Four
R.A. Denny

Product Details

Let the battle begin! The vast Tzoladian army clashes with the Karsonian confederation in the valley of Mt. Sarmos. But the stakes are higher than a mere fight for power between countries. As the cruel emperor intensifies his persecution of the “subhumans,” the three chosen youths make tough choices that will decide the fate of the world.

Amanki is a soldier fighting for an empire that wants him dead. After losing her freedom and her seal, Brina faces the ruthless leader of the Sparaggi tribes. Tuka is surrounded by intrigue. Plots of assassination abound.

Thrown into circumstances they never would have chosen or even imagined, the teens must adapt or die. Have they forgotten their true mission?

R.A. DENNY  loves adventure, animals and history. She has travelled to the ancient rock city of Petra on horsebackby day, she escaped by night to create the fantasy world of her Mud, Rocks, and Trees series.
R.A. Denn
y, flown through the jungles of Costa Rica on zip lines and visited the Great Pyramid on a camel. She lives in Delaware. As a child, she had two pet flying squirrels.

The battle is NOW!  First off, Ms. Denny adds to the story by putting in maps and a glossary.  That helps put the scenes into vision and the glossary helps you to understand the terms in the book that may be unfamiliar.   To begin with we get an overall picture of what has happened so far in the series.   This isn't just a power struggle.  It is much more.   We have young people, three to be exact, who have to make decisions well beyond their years.    These are important decisions.  The world's future lies in their hands.  These young people have to either fight and learn or they will die.   This isn't what they wanted but this is what they have.  They must deal or die.   I liked that there were decisions to be made for problems presented and you, the reader are left to make those decisions along with the young people.   What would you really do if this fantasy world were real and you were there.  Could you decide and step up or would you perish?   If you haven't read the first three books of the series  it will take a bit of time to get used to the names and places.  This is a realistic fantasy (if you let your imagination go) that you can be a part of.   A part of to defend the world's future. I would definitely recommend starting with Book One of the series and after this fourth book, continue on to the next two books.   It's a fantasy world you won't want to miss and an adventure like no other, from a talented and imaginative author.

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5   STARS.