The Start of Something Good

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If you are in the mood for a great novel with romance, tension, conflicts, and witty dialog, this is for you! A feisty, independent, career oriented woman is forced into effectually babysitting a nineteen year old belligerent girl meets a ticked off, assumption making man and their lives are taken on an adventure. Neither one is who they initially seem to be as each has more depth than first assumed. But, she lives and works in New York and he lives on a horse farm upstate New York. For eight short weeks their lives entwine and blend while both strive to crack the hard shell around the teen.

The Start of Something Good is the first of a series and I am definitely looking forward to future installments.

The Ever After

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What would you do if you found out your husband, your devoted and loving husband was actually having an affair? Would you verbally attack and throw him out? Or, would you use all the social media at your fingertips to learn all you can first and then devise a course of action?

Such is the situation Josie Moore finds herself in when she innocently reads a text I her husband, Frank’s, phone in this thought provoking achingly painful book. One can truly feel the shattering of trust, the misgivings created by recollections and the strength of Josie as she unravels her emotions, feelings and thoughts in this rocky road to her best solution.

The Bakery at Seashell Cove

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I found The Bakery at Seashell Cove to be a refreshing and delightful book. A woman, Meg Larson, finally comes of her own, learning about what really matters and striving to achieve it. In her path is a fiancé who is more into bike races than into her, an overbearing future mother-in-law, and agoraphobic mother, and two of the best friends a girl can have. Throw in an adorable real estate broker and mix it all together for a perfect recipe for an afternoon read.

The Dream Daughter

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This is truly an interesting, engaging and captivating book. I was completely drawn into the story of a woman willing to try something daring and possibly dangerous in order to save the life of her unborn daughter. With the guidance and assistance of her brother-in-law (who has his own story to tell), she travels forward through time to a place in the future with the technology to operate in utero. Of course, a myriad of things go wrong creating a series of situations and decisions she must make, none of them easy or painless. The beauty of the story unfolds as she makes the difficult decisions and as the story progresses from the choices she makes.

The book is a departure from other offerings from Ms. Chamberlain but does not lose the flavor, essence or high degree of writing that mark all of her books.