A mixture of Romance and Mystery today.
Every week I find myself watching, with great anticipation, for an emailed windfall of new books. Usually there are five or more books to download and I’m beyond happy. Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. LPCbooks.com is where they come from. LPC is aggressively looking for readers and they make it very easy to sign up and start receiving emails. Some of the offerings in this list are LPC books.
That First Montana Year – Donna L Scofield ….. Beatrice Anne and Will had been best friends all through school. They had talked of marrying one day…. until beautiful, flirtatious Victoria came to town and Will was hooked. His mother had grand plans for her son and encouraged the romance, hoping Will would go to university, read law, and marry into a wealthy family.
One night accidently stranded together in a snowstorm changed everything for Will and B’Anne. Two months later she realized the consequences of that night and decided to quietly leave town. She’d go to her aunt for help. That idea fell apart before she managed to leave, her brother figured out the truth of the situation and cornered Will.
Forced to marry, their parents outfitted them with everything needed to begin a new life. They were to accept an invitation offered several years back by an unknown uncle in Montana.
There was a long journey ahead of them and the future looked bleak. How could life possibly turn out well if you are married to someone you don’t even like anymore?
Mitchell’s Crossroads – A Twist of Faith book 1- Pepper Basham …… Dee is caught in a bad place. She has earned her doctorate and landed a research position in a small university near the Blue Mountain area where she was raised. Alex, her immediate supervisor, visits her office on the pretext of checking in with her. Before he leaves the real reason comes out, he wants her research notes on accent modification for his presentation as keynote speaker.
Four years she worked as one of his research assistants and now he’s planning to present her results at an upcoming conference. He is planning to take credit for her work. How can he do this to her?
When she objects he tells her she is not ready to make such a prestigious speech and to prove it he gives her a project. In the few weeks left before the scheduled conference she has to work with the college maintenance man to rid him of his strong Appalachian accent. If she is successful Alex will step aside and allow Dee to present her own research findings.
Alex is a snob and hasn’t read the situation correctly. Dee isn’t a snob but she hasn’t made the correct assessment either. This uneducated Appalachian man, delivering keys to her office, isn’t who either of them think he is.
Serenity Landing Second Chances – Discovering Home book 1 – Carol Moncado ….. A lost and bedraggled puppy on the edge of his country estate is about to change Jonathan’s life in unexpected ways. It all happens after a trip to the vet, followed by a stop at the grocery store for puppy supplies. A chance meeting with a precocious little girl is only the beginning.
Kenzie is mortified when four year old Lorelai confronts a man for having a puppy in the grocery store. Her embarrassment deepens when her daughter recognizes him from the wedding several weeks ago and remembers he danced with her. Kenzie is desperate to get out of there but her daughter isn’t having it. She’s enamored with this man and his dog and is excited he will send her some puppy pictures, if her mother will email him so he can.
She has no intention of emailing him but her daughter, helped along by life’s circumstances, has a way of derailing her plans. It seems they had trouble staying on the road and they have no one they can call for help.
Of course they do. They have his business card and Lorelai is convinced they need to call the nice man. He did say to let him know if there’s anything he could do for them.
The Agency Files – A Forgotten Truth book 4 – Chautona Havig …. This is a mystery thriller. I appreciated it but ….. the reading experience was a little murky in places. As always, Chautona comes up with interesting and engaging stories and this one was interesting and still worth reading.
A Jeremy Winter Thriller – Dead of Winter book 2 – Tom Threadgill …. For reasons Jeremy Winter does not understand, he’s been transferred to an FBI desk job in the middle of nowhere, working cold cases. It’s a lonely adjustment and he’s missing his girlfriend, who also happens to be his current boss. Occasionally he gets called in to help on a case, one of her cases.
His legendary track record for catching serial killers makes him a valuable asset and he’s more than happy to be called in as consultant on active cases. This time the tip off is severed fingers showing up in Justice Department mailrooms. They’ve received a finger for every victim found up to this point but that’s the only similarity they’ve found. The wide variety of victims is out of character for most serial killers and makes it harder to identify the type of person they should be looking at.
Aside from all that, someone is trying to manipulate Jeremy and get him kicked off the case. The question is who, and why?
Crossroads Collection Betwixt Two Hearts ….. ….. Betwixt Two Hearts – Amanda Tru, The Swedehearts Glory Quilt – Cathe Swanson, Whole Latte Love – Kari Trumbo, Seoul Refuge – AlanaTerry, Guardian of Her Heart – Carol Moncado, Random Acts of Shyness – Chautona Havig
The box set generated by this group of ladies is always a good read.
Happy Reading All