Thursday, April 30, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Worse?

Here's what Booking Through Thursday is asking us this week:

Which is worse?

Finding a book you love and then hating everything else you try by that author, or

Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that you love?

In my opinion, the second choice is much worse. Francine Rivers is one of my favorite authors (I've got too many favorite authors to narrow it down to just one). I've read just about every single book that she's ever written, except one. Her book, The Last Sin Eater, was my all-time least favorite of anything she's ever written. I felt the style was completely different from everything else I'm accustomed to reading by her, and I just did not like it. Nothing else that she's written has disappointed me as much as that one book.....didn't like the movie version, either.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can participate!

Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here's my teaser (I have to put 4 instead of 2 here to complete the whole thought):

I kissed him, tasted salt on my lips. "You honor me by being my wife and staying here through all that has happened. But we're as different as flowers and bees. You bloom vibrant while I, I just want to slip by, have a taste, but never stay long enough to be noticed."

That teaser is from page 31 of A Tendering in the Storm by Jane Kirkpatrick. I posted last week on my Tuesday Teaser a few sentences from the first book in this series. I have thoroughly been enjoying both books, and should be on book 3 by the end of the week. :o)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Guest Review: Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century by Hank Hanegraaff

About the book:

Without a shift in perception and perspective, the church is in horrifying danger.

Nearly two decades ago Hank Hanegraaff’s award-winning Christianity in Crisis alerted the world to the dangers of a cultic movement within Christianity that threatened to undermine the very foundation of biblical faith. But in the 21st century, there are new dangers—new teachers who threaten to do more damage than the last.

These are not obscure teachers that Hanegraaff unmasks. We know their names. We have seen their faces, sat in their churches, and heard them shamelessly preach and promote the false pretexts of a give-to-get gospel. They are virtual rock stars who command the attention of presidential candidates and media moguls.

Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century exposes darkness to light, pointing us back to a Christianity centered in Christ.

My thoughts:

(Actually, they're my hubby's thoughts. He has several of Hank Hannegraaff's books on his bookshelves, so I figured he'd be more equipped to do the review of this newly released book.)

Hank Hanegraaff’s Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century isn’t a new book, but it has information on new (and old) Word of Faith preachers. Hank starts by giving his cast of characters, which includes the likes of Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Joel Osteen, and Benny Hinn. Hank not only describes the teaching of these Word of Faith leaders, he also gives a brief history of how they came to be in the position they are now.

Hank spends a lot of time dissecting the false teachings of these people. He shows how these preachers twist Bibical scripture and inject falsehood and lies in place of the truth. After explaining the differences between the Word of Faith teaching and the essentials of Christian Doctrine, Hank shows you how to refute the teachings through acronyms and Scripture.

Hank does a great job of not only exposing the Word of Faith teachers, but also shows how these teachings are connected to New Age and Metaphysical beliefs. Hank’s explanations are very clear and he doesn’t try to go over anyone’s head. Some might see Hank’s words as bold, but honestly, he is laying the truth out for the reader to see.

I really enjoyed his book. This book does cover some of the same material that was included in Counterfeit Revival, but Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century goes into much greater detail. My only suggestion would have been to include a DVD or CD of the Word of Faith teachers as proof of their arrogant statements. In all, I would recommend this book to everyone as a very helpful resource.

4 Stars

Mailbox Monday

It's time for Mailbox Monday again hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page! I absolutely love when I get great new reads in the always makes for an exciting day! :o)

Here's what was in my mailbox this week:

She's All That by Kristin Billerbeck
The Sacred Shore by T. Davis Bunn and Janette Oke
Turning the Paige by Laura Jensen Walker
The Bachelor's Bargain by Catherine Palmer
Angel of Wrath by Bill Myers

Well, sort of a slow week for me with the books coming in the mail, but I'm not complaining. It keeps my TBR stack growing more and more all the time. :o) See ya next week with what's in this week's mailbox!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Author Spotlight and Giveaway: Loree Lough

Thanks for taking time out of your day and stopping by my blog. I am so very excited to introduce a special guest and a new friend of Loree Lough. I have just had the wonderful privalege of reading her newest book, Love Finds You in Paradise , Pennsylvania. You can find my review of it here. If you are looking for a real treat to read, then look no further! We're going to talk about Loree's book today as well as a few other things, I'm sure! :o) Welcome, Loree!

I’m honored to be here!
 How did your career begin as a writer?

When a job transfer took our family to Richmond, I applied for a ‘neighborhood correspondent’ job with the county newspaper, thinking it’d help me get the kids involved with sports, school stuff, the area, etc. The editor liked my work so well, she began making regular assignments…and paying me for the articles! Soon, editors of other papers were making assignments. And when we were transferred back to Baltimore , I decided to stick with this fun new career. Alas, certain publications chose to alter facts in order to appease advertisers, so I said to my hubby, “If I’m gonna write fiction, I might as well try my hand at a novel!” The result was Pocketful of Love, which won Barbour’s “Reader’s Choice” award as the best contemporary of the year…and caused my newest affliction: Fiction Addiction.

If you weren't a writer, what would your dream job be? (this is assuming, of course, that writing is your dream job) :o)

Writing most definitely IS my dream job. I mean, how many people can tell fibs..and get pai8d for it! hehehehe. Seriously? If asked to choose another profession, I’d probably stay within the publishing industry and become an agent. I love books, and authors, and schmoozing. What could be more natural!
 How much of your own personal experiences do you use for your books?

You’d probably be hard-pressed to find an author who doesn’t put a lot of themselves into every novel, because who we are when we sit down to plot out a story is the direct result of the lives we’ve lived.

Tell us about the featured book.

Love Finds You in Paradise, Pennsylvania is set in Amish country, and is the story of two people who find comfort in one another’s arms only to discover that without God’s guidance, even ‘perfect’ couples can’t find paradise. The story has plenty of laughs, and touching moments, and romance…but it also has some gripping, gut-wrenching, emotional scenes that bring the characters to their knees…and leave readers wondering how on earth a happily-ever-after ending is possible!
I liked that you tied in just enough of the Amish lifestyle to add another dimension to the book. Have you had any personal experience with the Amish?

As a matter of fact, I have! My cousin-in-law was born and raised a Mennonite, and my terrific literary agent was descended from Amish grandparents. There are also quite a few Amish farms near our mountain cabin in Pennsylvania , so finding people to help me understand the Plain lifestyle wasn’t difficult at all.

Your sense of humor is wonderful, and hints of it show up throughout your book. I laughed the most when I read some of the things that 5-year-old Levi says. :o) Is Levi's character based on someone you know or did you just create him?

Well, Levi is a figment of my fertile imagination…and he’s a blend of every pre-school kid I’ve ever known. My own daughters were sweet and precocious, just like Levi, and my grandkids are just as quick-witted as their mommies were. (And I don’t suppose it hurts that I’m still a big kid at heart…)

I'm sure you've got a few other books up your sleeve right now. What can your readers be watching the shelves for next from you?

I’m sort of ‘fence straddling’ while answering these questions, finishing up Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska, and adding to character background and setting for the novel that’ll follow it, Love Finds You in Folly Beach, South Carolina. Here are brief overviews of the stories:

LFY in North Pole, Alaska is set in a town just outside of Fairbanks where it’s literally Christmas all year long. The hero, having grown up around Santas and elves and reindeer, has had it with the glitz and glimmer and wishes people would just back off a bit and remember it’s the day when Jesus was born. The big ex-Marine wears an eye patch to hide vicious scars and blindness inflicted in battle, but he doesn’t need two eyes to see that the heroine, despite her klutzy “I love Christmas” attitude, has a heart as big as the Alaskan sky. When tragedy threatens to split them up, it takes a few ‘gifts of the Magi’ type sacrifices to make them realize love takes as many shapes as the snowflakes that blanket the streets of North Pole.

LFY in Folly Beach, South Carolina brings together a guy whose main goal is saving the giant sea turtles who come ashore every year and the lady professor who hits town to help him write the book that’ll raise funds to do just that. But she’s running from a broken heart and he’s hiding from a hurtful past, and it’ll take more than haunted lighthouses and a beach pocked with truly gigantic shells to teach them there are more ways to love than there are turtle eggs in the sand!

I’ve also signed contracts with Whitaker House to write a multi-book historical series set in Eagle Pass, featuring four rowdy Texans who’ve been more like brothers than cousins since they each learned at a very young age why so few Christians followed in John the Baptist’s “let’s eat locusts” footsteps! The first novel in The Marshall Boys series will be available in June, 2009. I’m also excited about the 3-in-1 novel compilations (one contemporary, one historical) the company will release in January, 2009! (I’m still working on coming up with titles for all those books!)

What do you hope your readers take with them after reading one of your books?

Every day of the week, I’m blessed to receive dozens of letters from my readers (and they can tell you, I answer every single one, personally!). I’m always touched and honored that they feel comfortable enough with me to share their own personal stories, detailing how they identified with a novel’s characters, setting, storyline…and in most cases, all three! It’s no secret that this work I’m doing is the result of God’s gentle nudging, or that the stories I tell are peopled by flawed humans who are grappling with faith issues; it’s the characters’ very realistic struggles that readers identify with most, for as the characters overcome obstacles and grow as human beings—and as Christians—readers take hope. Here’s one example from a reader who wrote me after reading the galleys for LFY in North Pole, Alaska :

Dear Loree; Being an Army veteran and self-proclaimed "Grinch", I felt a keen kinship with Bryce. I too, hated the way society has commercialized every Christian holiday, especially Christmas. It didn't help that my husband decided to 'clear his conscience’ about his extramarital affair just before Christmas. Instead of dismissing the ways of the world and embracing Christmas for what I know it is in my heart, I started hating everything about Christmas. Anyway, your book helped remind me what people, love & Christmas is about. I laughed aloud for the first time in a long time. I took a close look around & saw all the positive things I had been overlooking. Thanks for a great story & a great reminder! Lauren B., Racine , WI

See…that’s just one example of hundreds I could share of how the Lord uses Christian fiction to reach those who might not otherwise hear what He has to say to His children!
I believe recently we realized that we had something in common. We have both had the thrill of meeting the Phantom from Phantom of the Opera (the stage version, of course). What was that experience like for you?

Oh, wow. It was a genuine thrill! Phantom has been one of my favorites stories ever since I saw the original black-and-white movie version as a little girl. So to get to meet this long-suffering ‘almost a hero’ with a killer (pun intended!) voice!

Where can our readers find you on the web?

They can visit my web site (, my blog (, Facebook and Shoutlife…you name it, I’m probably there! I hope everyone will visit soon and often, because I love hearing from y’all!

Loree, it has been wonderful having you here today, and I certainly hope we can visit with you here again in the future!

I’ve enjoyed it, a lot, so I hope you’ll invite me back again, soon. Thanks so much for the opportunity to get to know you and your visitors better!

Loree is also giving away one copy of her book to one lucky person. If you're interested in participating to win your own copy, simply leave a comment at the end of this post. Be sure to leave your name along with your email address like so (user at aol dot com) so that we can contact you. Deadline to get your entry in is Saturday, April 25th at midnight.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Book Review: Love Finds You in Paradise, Pennsylvania by Loree Lough/4 Stars

About the book:

For as long as anyone can remember, tourists have flocked to the quaint town of Paradise, Pennsylvania, where Amish buggies are as common as shops selling handcrafted goods. But to attorney Julia Spencer this town is anything but a paradise. Raised in foster homes, Julia has succeeded in life only through steely determination and independence. The close-knit Amish people are a mystery to her, but local veterinarian Simon Thomas knows them well and is fiercely protective of their simple ways, which are increasingly threatened by the outside world. When Julia agrees to defend a local teenager charged in a case involving an Amish boy, she and Simon find themselves on opposite sides of an intense and emotional legal battle. Just when it seems they will never understand one another, God has something to teach them both about the power of forgivenessand the joys to be found in Paradise.

My thoughts:

Love Finds You in Paradise, PA was my second experience with a new and delightful series of books published by Summerside Press. I was so excited to read another one of these books, and author Loree Lough did not disappoint with her first offering in this series.

Love Finds You in Paradise, PA constantly left me with a smile on my face and an eagerness to get to the next page. The emotions shown between Simon and Julia were very natural and believable, and I found myself rooting for their relationship to succeed right to the very end. Even though this book is definitely geared as a romance, issues such as justice and loss are things that Simon and Julia must face as they are getting to know each other.

Simon and Julia also share a very special friendship with a local Amish family with three children. The youngest child, Levi, provided several LOL moments for me, particularly when he is trying to learn why Julia has no husband. I appreciated the small amount of Amish culture that was added to give another dimension to the storyline. As a whole, I wouldn’t put it in the category of “Amish fiction,” but there are evident signs of their simple lifestyle and beliefs scattered throughout the book.

Overall, if you’re looking for that next light read, then this would definitely be a recommendation of mine. This was not my first experience with Loree Lough, so I knew that I would be in for a treat. I’m eagerly awaiting the next 2 books that she’s got planned for the Love Finds You series.

4 Stars

Southern?  No
Sass?  No

Be on the lookout tomorrow with my interview with Loree as well as a giveaway of this great book!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

It's time for another Tuesday Teaser hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Here are the rules:'s my teaser from page 65 of A Clearing in the Wild by Jane Kirkpatrick:

"Silence filled the church, a place I now thought our leader had chosen for special reasons. Usually our gatherings were at Elim, not in this sacred space. To defy him here, to disagree with the way he saw the world he'd define as blasphemous, would take strong courage."

I will admit that I'm a touch nervous about this book since I've read several mixed reviews. This is the second book for me by this author, and I'll admit that I wasn't doing cartwheels over the first one. However, everyone deserves a second chance, so I'm hoping this one will turn out much better. :o)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mailbox Monday!

It's time for Mailbox Monday again hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page! I had a really nice week, thanks to my mailbox bringing me all sorts of goodies from BookMooch and PaperBackSwap. Let me just say....those sites are two of the best things I've ever used. :o)

Here's what was in my mailbox....

Awaken my Heart by Diann Mills
The Eleventh Hour by Michael Phillips
Beach Dreams by Trish Perry
Long Journey Home by Sharlene MacLaren
Sawyer's Crossing by Sharon Snow Sirois
The Lady of the Hall by Veronica Heley
A Certain Truth by James Scott Bell
Did you get anything good in your mailbox? :o)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

TEASER TUESDAYS is a weekly event, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, where you ‘tease’ others with a little bit from the book you’re currently reading, making them want to read it, too! Feel free to play along! You just…

Here's my teaser (sorry, I had to choose 3 sentences):

"So I don't understand it....why you have no husband. Is there something wrong with your teeth? Papa says people do not buy horses or cows that have bad teeth or feet."

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Author Spotlight and Interview with Miralee Ferrell

It is my great pleasure to have Miralee Ferrell on my blog today. Miralee is such a sweet person, and I'm so glad that I've gotten to know her a little better recently. Miralee is the first author to be featured on my blog, and I hope after reading her interview, you'll get to know her a little better, too. :o)

Miralee, thank you so much for joining us today!

How did you begin your career as a writer?

I'd had people over the years suggest I should do some writing, but never took it seriously until Feb., 2005. I went forward at the end of an evening church service with a special speaker. He prayed for each person individually and started to pray for me, then stopped and spoke to me instead. He said that the Lord impressed him that I need to be writing…he didn’t know what type, but felt strongly that it needed to be published. That was it. Short and to the point, but it impacted me in a huge way. I spent two weeks praying about it and decided to be obedient and begin writing. I spent a few weeks writing a 100,000 word auto-biography covering the time my husband and I met one another to the present. It wasn’t meant for publication, but for family, although I infused a lot of spiritual applications through out and someday might consider revising for possible publication. Afterwards I went on to short stories, then wrote The Other Daughter, which was contracted a year later with Kregel.

Do you ever use any of your own personal experiences when you're writing a story?
Yes, they're woven into almost everything I write, and I think most author's use many personal experience to bring a freshness and reality to their work. My current book, Love Finds You in Last Chance, CA is set in the old west on a horse ranch outside of a small mining town in 1877. I've owned horses most of my adult life and still do a lot of trail riding with my grown daughter. There were horses in my first book as well, so it's easy to make those scenes believable. Also, we took in foster kids for years (dealt with in the first book), owned two cougars (not taken out of captivity) and touched on the subject of a wild Mt. lion in this current book. I've also used emotions I've felt and a smattering of personalities from people I know.

How do you get ideas for characters in your books?

That's a great question and hard to answer, as I've gone about it several ways so far. On The Other Daughter, the two children in the Carson family were drawn from my own kids, Marnee and Steven, at that age (11 & 8), with the same personality traits (on the most part). Jeena, the not so nice friend of the main character, Susanne, was total make believe, as was Grandfather, a man of Native American descent.

In my current book, Alexia, the heroine who is trying to keep her ranch going after her father dies, is drawn from my grown daughter, Marnee. She's a horsewoman, very independent, strong values and mind set, and very capable. Justin, the hero, is kind of a George Strait type guy...sweet, strong, caring and very good looking, LOL! Think George when he was young, with dark blond hair instead of brown.

In a proposal I'm doing right now for another old west type book, I was lying in bed one night thinking about the main character, and wondering what I'd name her and what she'd look like. Only about half awake, I said...."so what's your name?" (spoken to my heroine) She immediately popped right back "Angel Ramirez", and she's half Italian, half Mexican with long dark hair and dark eyes.

Tell us about the featured book.

It’s 1877 and Alexia Travers is alone in the world. Her father has died unexpectedly, leaving her burdened with a heavily mortgaged horse ranch. Marrying one of the town's all-too-willing bachelors would offer an easy solution, but Alex has no interest in marriage. Instead, she dons men's trousers and rides the range, determined to make the ranch a success on her own.

But despite Alex's best efforts, everything seems to go wrong: ranch hands quit, horses are stolen, and her father's gold goes missing. Alex is at her wit's end when wrangler Justin Phillips arrives in Last Chance with his young son, looking for a job. But there seems to be more to Justin's story than he's willing to share. Will Alex ever be able to trust him? More importantly, will the independent woman finally learn to depend on God?

In spite of it's name, I found the town of Last Chance to be very intriguing. How much of the history of the town that you wrote into the book is true?

All of it as far as the history goes, none of it as far as the story line. The spring behind the blacksmith shop is still there, the apple trees in the meadow nearby unfortunately got cut down by vandals just a few years ago (150 yr old trees, still bearing small apples for the deer). The country is extremely rugged, and wagons were a rarity, as most supplies did come in by mule team. I have no proof that a horse ranch ever existed, but there was a plateau a few miles from town where it would have been possible. Allen Grosh, the man who first located the Comstock lode (silver mine) is buried in the old Last Chance cemetery. There were many successful mines dotting the landscape in the area, as well as a saw mill, and the hotel depicted with the upstairs bunk room accessed only by a ladder is accurate...I have a picture of the building in my files.

After writing this book, do you have any plans to write more historical fiction down the road?

Yes, I'm working on one right now that will release in Feb. of 2010, Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon set in 1904. I'm also sending in two proposals, one that's set in the Roaring 20's in a small town during prohibition and the Mafia. The other is another Old West setting, 1860's era, in cattle country, Wyoming. Not sure if either will see the light of day, but I'm particularly excited about the old west one, as it deals with a strong young woman who's been raised in an outlaw camp and escapes.

What do you hope your readers take with them after reading one of your books?

Each book is different, but all have a spiritual message woven through out. It may deal with forgiveness and redemption as the first one did, with understanding who you are, where you fit and what's important in life, (Finding Jeena...coming soon), or dealing with rejection and the desire to be accepted as you are....and giving unconditional love, my current Love Finds You book. But mostly, I want the reader to meet Jesus in the pages of my books...if they don't already know Him, then I hope they'll find Him there...If they do know Him, then I hope they'll get a felt need met, or draw closer in their own personal experience.

What authors do you enjoy reading in your spare time?

I have a raft of Christian authors in several genres that I enjoy, as well as a few secular. I love mystery/suspense, (Brandilynn Collins) romance/suspense, (Terri Blackstock) some fantasy (as in Ted Dekker), courtroom drama (just finished a John Grisham), general fiction like the Mitford series (Jan Karon), historical fiction (Kim Vogel Sawyer, Leisha Kelly) and of course, I love Francine Rivers who fits in several genres. I also enjoy the old Zane Grey westerns, Gene Stratton Porter (Freckles, Girl of the Limberlost) and so many more. At this point, I do a lot of my reading by listening to audio books when I clean house, exercise and drive, as I don’t have a lot of time to sit down and read.

If you were not a writer, what would be your dream job? (Of course, this is assuming that writing is your dream job!) :o)

Actually, it is….very much my dream job, and one that 5 or 6 yrs ago I’d never have dreamed I’d be doing. Over the years I wished I could work on a ranch, but not one that works cattle….one that ministers to street kids, has a horse program, and the kids live there full time. That’s still a dream…if I were independently wealthy I’d help start or support one and volunteer there.

Are there any new books that we can expect from you in the near future?

Yes, besides the one releasing in Feb. next year, I have one releasing (approx) the end of January with Kregel, and it’s the sequel to The Other Daughter. The title is Finding Jeena and follows Susanne’s worldly friend Jeena as she begins to climb the corporate ladder, then discovers her boss is dishonest, and his criminal involvement impacts her life in a way that will permanently change everything she’s ever known.


Thanks for joining us today, Miralee! I certainly look forward to featuring you again in the future.


I have posted a review of Miralee's book here. If you are interested in purchasing it, you'll find it listed on Amazon and Also, if you are a member of the ACFW group(American Christian Fiction Writers), Love Finds You in Last Chance, California will be featured as the group read for the month of May. If you are interested in joining the group to participate (which is not the only reason you should join....the group is a wealth of information for authors and readers alike), you can get to it by going here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Book Review: Love Finds You in Last Chance, California

About the book:

It's 1889 and Alexia Travers is alone in the world. Her father has died unexpectedly, leaving her burdened with a heavily mortgaged horse ranch. Marrying one of the towns alltoowilling bachelors would offer an easy solution, but Alex has no interest in marriage. Instead, she dons men's clothing and rides the range, determined to make the ranch a success on her own.

Help arrives when Justin Phillips, an acquaintance of her father's, comes to Last Chance with his young son. Justin's and Alex's combined effort to save the ranch quickly turns into a fierce competition between cowboy and tomboy. But when disaster threatens Travers Ranch, they must work together to save someone they both love. Can these two independent people learn to depend on Godand on each other?

My thoughts:

Miralee Ferrell is an author that I’ve wanted to read for quite some time. When The Other Daughter was released, I thought, “Here’s my chance.” Unfortunately, I haven’t yet gotten a copy of that particular book, but I know that once I do, I’ll be in for a treat! In the meantime, her latest book is not one to be missed, either.

Love Finds You in Last Chance, California was such a pleasure to read. I was captivated by this little town, and even more intrigued when I discovered that the town actually existed (as do all of towns in the Love Finds You books, I’ve since discovered). Miralee definitely did her homework to find out as much as she could about Last Chance. Also, the characters that she created fit so well, and were exactly what I would expect to find in an old west town.

My favorite character in the story was Alexia Travers just because I saw many similarities in our personalities. She has a stubborn streak a mile long, and she always wants to prove that she can do something on her own first before she asks for help. So, when she’s immediately thrust into running her father’s ranch after his death, she thinks this is her big chance to prove her worth, especially to all the men who think she’s not up to the task. In walks drifter Justin Phillips--with baby in tow--asking to be a ranch hand. He turns out to be a very capable ranch hand, which makes her nervous that he'll try to one-up her since she's the one in charge. She senses there’s something that he’s not telling her, which brings a little bit of mystery into the story. Then, a girl named Christy shows up claiming to know something about Justin, and the plot thickens even more. By this time, I could not book the book down because I had no idea that I was going to get some mystery along with the romance!

No doubt about it…I think have found a new favorite author! Miralee has written a great book that I know will stay on my keeper shelf for a long time, and probably will be loaned to several friends, as well. Now, I just need to get my hands on her first book!

4 Stars

Southern?  No
Sass?  No

Be watching tomorrow for my interview with Miralee!