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8 Sandpiper Way (Cedar Cove, Bk 8)
8 Sandpiper Way (Cedar Cove, Bk 8)
Author: Debbie Macomber
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/3/2008


Synopsis
Dear Reader,
I have something to confide in you. I think my husband, Dave, might be having an affair. I found an earring in his pocket, and it's not mine. I'm also worried because some jewelry was recently stolen from an old womanâ"and Dave used to visit her a lot.
You see, he's a pastor. And a good man. I can't believe he's guilty of anything, but why won't he tell me where he's been when he comes home so late?
Reader, I'd love to hear what you think. I also want to tell you what's going on with your other friends in Cedar Cove. Like Sheriff Troy Davis, to mention one. His long-ago love, Faith Beckwith, just moved here!
So come on in and join me for a cup of tea.
Emily Flemming


Adopted Son (McCain Brothers, Bk 5) (Cowboy Country) (Harlequin Superromance, No 1440) (Larger Print)
Review Date: 4/8/2008


on back cover:
After answering a call asking for backup, Texas Ranger Jeremiah "Tuck" Tucker discovers an abandoned child at the crime scene. Little Brady has been neglected and it turns out he has no living family. Tuck is determined to give the twy-year-old boy a home, and starts the process of adoption.

He's furious when he learns Grace Whitten, a lawyer and family friend, is representing a couple who also want Brady. She and Tuck have never gotten along and now she's questioning his abilities as a parent. But once he finds out Grace's true intentions for the child, he begins to see beyond the lawyer, to the woman. And to the potential wife and mother....


All Through The Night
All Through The Night
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 134
Review Date: 5/8/2007


Two of Mary Higgins Clark's most beloved characters, Alvirah, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and her husband, Willy, both of them caught up in a Christmas mystery that calls on all of Alvirah's deductive powers, as well as Willy's world-class common sense.


Along Came Zoe (You, Me & the Kids) (Harlequin Superromance, No 1244)
Review Date: 7/9/2007


Zoe McCann doesn't care much for doctors.
Expecially eminent neurosurgeions who are too busy to attend to their patients. Like Dr. Phillip Barry, who wasn't available the night Jenny, the daughter of Zoe's best friend, was brought to the E.R.
So Zoe marches into Phillip's office. She hasn't spoken to him since they played together as children-she was the daughter of his parents' housekeeper. But the man she confronts isn't the unfeeling, egocentric individual she thought she'd find. He's a single father and a dedicated physician who can't hide the pain he feels at the tragedy of that night.
As Zoe's feelings for Phillip grow, she learns that doctors don't have all the answers. Not even where their own children are concerned. You, Me & The Kids


Arkansas: Four Distinct Stories Paint the Ozarks with Romance
Review Date: 5/16/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Four Ozark Mountain brothers dare to wrestle with love. do the McFadden brothers have the courage - and faith - to risk their hearts for love? Large Print edition.


Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt, Bk 15)
Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt, Bk 15)
Author: Clive Cussler
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/8/2007
Helpful Score: 3


1858 - An Antarctic whaler stumbles on an aged wreck. 2001 - A team of anthropologists gazes in awe at a wall of strange inscriptions moments before a blast seals them deep with the rock. 2001 A research ship manned by Dirk Pitt is set upon and nearly sunch by an impossibility - a vessel that should have died 56 yrs before. What do they have in common?


The Barefoot Believers (Life, Faith & Getting It Right, No 24)
The Barefoot Believers (Life, Faith & Getting It Right, No 24)
Author: Annie Jones
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/3/2008
Helpful Score: 2


From back cover:

Three sisters. One secret.

Once there were three Cromwell girls. But their father abducted the babyâ¦and neither was seen again. The loss has haunted sisters Kate and Jo ever since, though they can't bear to talk about it.

And then life's ups and downs send the Cromwell women back to tiny Santa Sofia, Florida. To the cottage containing their worstâ"and bestâ"memories. Where Kate will reconnect with the magnetic single father she'd run from years ago. Where Jo will fall for the handsome minister of the Traveler's Wayside Chapel. And where the cottage caretaker, a familiar young woman named Moxie Weatherby, will get the surprise of her life.


Bed of Grass (Americana: Maryland, No 20)
Bed of Grass (Americana: Maryland, No 20)
Author: Janet Dailey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 2/2/2008


Her wild youth was a thing of the past.

Valerie Wentworth had paid dearly for the mistakes she'd made as a passionate girl. Turned out of her grandfather's house, she had raised Tadd, her son, all alone.

Now, after seven years, she had returned home for her grandfather's funeral-even though it meant confronting Judd Prescott again. Judd...who didn't know he was Tadd's father.

The man was more compellingly attractive than ever-but if Valerie had learned one thing it was to stay away from Judd Prescott. If only Judd would stay away from her!


Ben's Bundle of Joy / When Love Came to Town
Ben's Bundle of Joy / When Love Came to Town
Author: Lenora Worth
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 3/4/2008
Helpful Score: 1


from back cover:
Ben's Bundle of Joy
When small-town minister Ben Hunter discovered a baby abandoned in his church, he needed help desperately. He found it in beautiful day-care worker Sara Conroy. And the caring heart she showed this helpless child made him wonder if three perfect strangers could somehow become a family.

When Love Came to Town
Rugged handyman Mick Love was the answer to Lorna Dorsette's prayers. He'd come to the Louisiana bayou country to rebuild her family's storm-ravaged plantation. And it seemed to cause another storm â" in her innocent young heart.


Betrayed
Betrayed
Author: Bertrice Small
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 2/18/2008


Back Cover:

When Fiona Hay offers Angus Gordon her virtue in exchange for a dowry for her sisters, she so intrigues the rogue that he demands a higher payment: She will be his mistress. Thus begins a sensual battle of wills and carnal delights. Destiny soon draws the ardent lovers into the turbulent court of King James.

Determined to rule a unified Scotland, the king sees a perfect spy in Fiona-a woman of incomparable beauty, uncommon shrewdness, and uninhibited sensuality. The king's political scheme forces her away from the man she loves...and into the arms of a wild and passionate Highlander, MacDonald of Nairn. Will this cold-hearted and callous betrayal forever destroy Fiona's chance at happiness.


Beware of the Stranger (Americana: New York, No 32)
Beware of the Stranger (Americana: New York, No 32)
Author: Janet Dailey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 2/2/2008


One could as surely be captured by love!

Samantha's experience with men as the daughter of tycoon Reuben Gentry had been disillusioning.

But she'd gone willingly to Chris andrew's home miles from anywhere on an island in the St. Lawrence, expecting her father to join her there. Suddenly she realized she was subtly, but surely, being held prisoner there. Were Chris's calls to her father about ransom? Was he really Chris Andrews?

Samantha knew she had to escape. But the thought of nevery seeing Chris-or whoever he was-again, filled her with desolation...


Beyond the Picket Fence: And Other Short Stories
Beyond the Picket Fence: And Other Short Stories
Author: Lori Wick
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/28/2008


Small children, young men and women, and older married couples are the heroes and heroines in this sparkling collection that features the people of Lori's world.

Beyond the Picket Fence
Nikki, a children's book writer, and Dorian, a single dad raising a son and daughter, discover the delicate chapter that lies beyond friendship.

Be Careful with My Heart
Hunter and Casey, members of a popular gospel trio, learn about a new symphony of love.

The Christmas Gift
With wide eyes and an open heart, ten-year-old foster child Brenda receives the season's greatest gift.


Big Sky Country (Americana: Montana, No 26)
Big Sky Country (Americana: Montana, No 26)
Author: Janet Dailey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 2/18/2008


from back cover:
"Don't be a fool and marry her!"
That had been Riordan's advice. He had made his disapproval of Kerry, his brother's fiancee, quite obvious.
Jill, Kerry's roommate, was determined to do anything she could to help her friend to happiness-and it would give her added pleasure to thwart Riordan. She'd even go as far as setting a trap for him!
Jill was beauitful; she could have any man she wanted. But when she challenged Riordan, he completely turned the tables on her!


Blind Faith (Harlequin Superromance, No 496)
Blind Faith (Harlequin Superromance, No 496)
Author: Maureen Bronson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 4/8/2008


on back cover.
Kevin Royce was one tough guy
A big, strapping ex-marine, he seemed immune to pain. And when Kevin single-handledly tackled a burglar outside Julie Bennett's came in for his appointment and fainted dead away at the sight of her drill.

Fortunately for Kevin, Julie found his incongruous fear of dentists endearing. But Julie had fears of her own. She knew Kevin loved her, but there were things he wouldn't tell her. Kevin asked for her trust, and to Julie, trust didn't come easy.

Could Kevin convince her that sometimes, in matters of the heart, you had to proceed on blind faith?


Blind Promises (Steeple Hill, No 57)
Blind Promises (Steeple Hill, No 57)
Author: Diana Palmer
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/5/2008


Synopsis
A big blond bear of a man⦠with a bear's growl!

Her new patient, Gannon van der Vere, had run off his last four nurses. But, determined to live up to the strength of her name, Dana Steele refused to be intimidated. A powerful entrepreneur until a devastating accident left his future in doubt, Gannon raged at all who approached. Dana hoped to light a candle in his darknessâ"and to escape from the shadows in her own past. But when she fell in love with her curmudgeonly employer, Dana's challenge was no longer strictly professional. Could prayer and persistence bring them both to a new dawn?


Bluebonnet Belle (Wildflower, Bk 2)
Bluebonnet Belle (Wildflower, Bk 2)
Author: Lori Copeland
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 33
Review Date: 3/4/2008


From back cover:
A battle of wills was raging in the Lone Star State in 1876. April Truitt didn't trust doctors, least of all handsome newcomer Gray Fuller, who opposed her efforts to offer the women of Dignity, Texas, an herbal alternative to surgery. He treated her like some quack, but April was determined to save other women from dying on the operating table, like her mother did.

Gray couldn't help admiring April's spirit and good intentions. Yet he couldn't let this bluebonnet belle steal all his patientsâ¦even if she was on her way to stealing his heart.


Born in Shame (Born In, Bk 3)
Born in Shame (Born In, Bk 3)
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 584
Review Date: 5/9/2007


This is the last book in the Born trilogy.


Boss Man From Ogallala (Americana: Nebraska, No 27)
Boss Man From Ogallala (Americana: Nebraska, No 27)
Author: Janet Dailey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 9
Review Date: 2/2/2008


Does hearbreak last forever?

Casey could only hope that time would ease the pain. Falling in love with Flint McCallister had been a cruel twist of fate.

It was ironic, actually, because Casey initially hadn't wanted Flint to manage the ranch. Her hostility had been obvious. Now here she was contemplating life without Flint as though it were the end of the world.

For Flint had made his feelings perfectly clear when he said "Casey, can't you get it through your head that I Don't want you here!"


The Bride of the Delta Queen (Americana: Louisiana, No 18)
The Bride of the Delta Queen (Americana: Louisiana, No 18)
Author: Janet Dailey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 2/18/2008


back cover
The lady was not for sale

Selena Merrick anticipated having a pleasant vacation in New Orleans. She was even lighthearted enough to joke with a group of conventioneers who mistakenly thought she was a lady of the night.

chance Barkley, however, overhearing Selena's foolish words about the fees she supposedly charged, took them seriously and insisted on hiring her services. Selena managed to escape him, but when they met again on board a Mississippi steamboat she knew her luck had run out....


Bulls Island (Larger Print)
Bulls Island (Larger Print)
Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/25/2008


Bulls Island
"A satisfying tale of honor, chance, and star-crossed love, infused with Southern wit, grace, and charm, from the New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank.
This is the story of two southern families. The Langley Family has more money that Morgan Stanley Bank. And they think they have more class. The McGee family made their nineteenth century fortunes in a less distinguished manner - corner groceries and liquor stores.
It's no surprise that when JD Langley and Elizabeth "Betts" McGee fall in love and decide to marry, their parents are none too pleased. And when the night of their engagement ends with a tragic accident, everyone is ready to place blame and the love affair comes to an end.
Twenty years later, Betts, who has not had contact with her own family or JD in years, must return home to fight some local developers on Bulls Island. But she has a big secret.
When sparks fly as she and JD are reunited


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