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The Liberation of Alice Love

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I received this book from Sourcebooks as a part of the Early Reviewers Giveaway. I really enjoyed reading this book! The plot is centered around Alice Love, a lawyer for a talent agency in London. One day she realizes her bank accounts have been wiped out and her credit cards maxed out. This spurns a summer long journey in which Alice tracks the thief across England, Rome and L.A. Along the way she has some self-revelations and even manages to snag a guy. Overall the book was very well written with excellent characters that weren't always what I expected. There were interesting plot twists that made the story more than your average chick-lit novel. I think it's impressive that such a young author (Abby McDonald) was able to write a creative and modern story without it dragging on or becoming to cliche. I would definitely recommend this book as a fun and enjoyable read.
Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery

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I found this e-book to be fast paced and thoroughly enjoyable. The characters all have realistic depth and development throughout the story. There are many twists and turns that keep the book interesting and fun to read. While I wouldn't classify this as a traditional historical romance it does have an underlying love story that makes the main character more humanistic. The only negative I would have to say is that the storyline is a little far fetched with the amount of murder but then again what is fiction if not reaching. Overall a welcome addition to my library.
A Man's Heart

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A Man's Heart is a book about a man (Cruz) and his on and off again fiancé Jules. They are both potato farmers and have been in a relationship since they were young. When Jules decides to go to college instead of getting married Cruz breaks off the engagement and they go their separate ways. Four years later as Jules is finishing college two tragic events occur that require her to go home again. She reunites with Cruz and the rest of the book is about them dealing with issues from their past and the problems they are currently facing.This is a Christian book and while I don't usually read Christian fiction it wasn't so overpowering that it turned me off from the book. The religion was a subtle constant theme throughout the book that didn't try and force beliefs on the reader. Overall the book was well written even though it was very predictable as far as the overall outcome. There were sad moments that were handled well by the author but nothing that hasn't done before. I think 3 1/2 stars is appropriate because the story wasn't anything new but it was well written and a decent story. This book was sent to me by Zondervan publishers for my review.
Following My Toes

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I received Following My Toes from the member giveaway program. This is a story about a woman who is left by her boyfriend for her best friend. After the messy breakup she moves to a city where she encounters a crazy roomate, new romances, a stalker and a friend with relationship problems. The story goes through how the main character grows as a person and the overall theme of the book is forgiveness. Overall it was an okay read. It didn't really grab and hold my attention but the plot moved forward nicely but I wished there was better character development. The writing style was off for me, mostly due to switching between the second and third person was awkward. I don't think I would recommend this book to my friends but it wasn't a painful read.
Seduce Me At Sunrise

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I love Lisa Kleypas and I think this is the best book of the whole Hathaway series. I feel the story was built up well in the first book of the series and smoothly transitioned into this book. The drama between Kev and Win is excellent and their story is moving. My favorite by far!
The Recruit (A Highland Guard Novel) by Monica McCarty - Excerpt

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I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. I really liked this book. I have read all previous 5 books in this series and think this is one more great addition. This is the story of Kenneth Sutherland and Lady Mary of Mar. The story line is one seen before in many other romance novels; the woman has been hurt in the past and the man reminds her of the hurt but is still endearing and different enough to let her fall in love. I think I would have tired of this trope if McCarty hadn't been such a good writer. It is apparent that she puts the effort in to develop her characters and doesn't let the story drag along. I also appreciated her attention to detail regarding the time period and events that are taking place during the story. At the end of each of her books she also explains how she tried to blend as much fact into her stories as possible. Overall, I think it is a great historical romance read and I look forward to reading the next Highland Guard novel.
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