This has been another hectic month for me, with the final sale of my mom’s house, as well as classes to teach and concerts to perform in. But I managed to read four awesome books this month. Take a look:
Passionate Harvest by Nell Dixon
I purchased this book when it was first released in 2012, and finally got around to reading it. I love reading books by UK authors, because their characters speak and act in ways so unique to us on this side of the pond. When referring to an animal I’d refer to as a dumb dog, the English counterpart is called “daft as a brush.” The main character, Lucy Morgan, is described as a nursery nurse (I think that’s what we would call a day care supervisor) in Tenerife. She arrives back in England for the funeral of a beloved father figure, only to discover that he’s left her his 50% share in a vineyard, with the condition that she stay there for one year. Adding to the challenge is the man who owns the other 50%, the handsome American Dominic LeFevre. The resolution of the romantic conflict left me smiling.
His to Marry: Her Billionaire Boss by Julia Keanini
Heathcliff Family Romances, Book Two
Last month I reviewed the first book in this series, His to Save. Julia Keanini once again delivers a well-written romance, this time featuring Rafe, the younger Heathcliff son. Bailey Winters is his right hand woman. She’s smart, efficient, and very much in love with her boss. So when his former girlfriend leaves a baby in his office, and a potential client arrives insisting on working only with upstanding family men, Bailey agrees to pose as his wife, giving the threesome the appearance of the perfect family. The pretend marriage is a popular story trope, but the writing is good and the love story is cute.
Turnaround Farm by Elaine Cantrell
I loved this sweet romance by our Wednesday Fox! Holly Wakefield wants to sell Turnaround Farm because it will be mean a huge boost to her real estate business, but Jeb Wakefield, the owner’s grandson, is equally determined that the sale won’t happen. Both Holly Grant and Jeb Wakefield have reasons why they don’t have time for romance. They say it’s because they don’t have time due to their career goals, but their true reasons have everything to do with scars left by their parents. They both have times when they seem to be unnecessarily stubborn, but the story comes to a sweet and satisfying conclusion.
Numbers Never Lie by Diane Burton
Diane is a former guest author at this blog, and I’ve enjoyed all her mysteries and romantic suspense novels. They draw you in with characters who are so well-drawn that they remind you of people you know. They’re pulled into unusual situations and puzzles that they manage to overcome Her most recent release doesn’t disappoint! Maggie Sinclair is a high school English teacher who leads a girls’ camping group during the summer. Lifelong friend Drew Campbell is an attorney and single dad, whose daughter Ellen is a member of Maggie’s camping group. In an effort to get to know his daughter better, he’s agreed to help chaperone a camping trip. When they return from the trip, they learn that Maggie’s brother Jack dies in car accident. The police dismiss it, saying Jack fell asleep at the wheel, but Maggie knows better. Their decision to uncover the truth puts them both in danger. This is a real page-turner I’m sure mystery lovers would enjoy.
What have you read lately?