A Slice of Magic

a slice of magic

This is a cute, engaging and funny story. At the hurried and vague request of her aunt, Susanna rushes to her aid only to find her aunt missing and a pie bakery to run. Susanna does not bake and her pies show it. If not for the daily devoted crew of friends and the handsome, Henry, the pie shop would go under. Plus, there are some weird things going on in the small town and Susanna is determined to figure out what is going on and to find her missing aunt.

Summer by the Tides

Summer by the Tides

summer by the tides

Three sisters are thrown back together by their missing aunt in this relationship reconstruction story. Two of the sisters have not spoken in twenty years over a love gone bad. They have refused to reconcile. Their aunt is AWOL and it all seems like a plot to get the sisters together in one place to mend fences and finally move forward as the close sisters they once were.

The Age of Misadventure

the age of misadventure

The Age of Misadventures is very comical in so many scenes that you will probably laugh out loud. It is a semi-thriller wrapped up in the misadventures of four women relatives running from a thug. In it all is Georgie, standing tall to rescue her sister, Bonnie, from the mess her husband’s underhanded business has caused. Caught up in the drama are Jade, Georgie’s daughter, and Nan, Georgie’s eighty plus, hoot of an aunt. For a few spring weeks their lives are up ended as danger and more crazy misadventures combine.

Crazy Cupid Love

crazy cupid love

Crazy Cupid Love was just the right book for me to read after too many emotional ones. It is such a cute story that I could not put it down. Magic and spells abound for a struggling modern day Cupid who must face her fear of failures and somehow save her family’s match making business. There is an undercurrent of evil working against her but her best friend (a guy she really loves) is by her side the entire way.

More Than Words

more than words

This is a terrific book cover to cover. The young woman portrayed is well written and thought out as she tries to navigate the murky waters of her life when her father dies and leaves her in charge of the family hotel business. It is not where she predicted she would be until much later as she has found her personal footing as a political speech writer for an aspiring mayor. She finds herself drawn to the candidate which presents a whole different number of problems. How she finds a way to survive all the changes is what makes the story great. I particularly loved the tension filled pages describing Nina’s milieu of struggle to make sense of what is happening to her heart and to her life.

California Girls

calif girls

California Girls has it all: characters you will either love or want to pummel, story lines that draw you in to all the messes created and true, raw emotion.

Three sisters, Finola, Zennie and Ali all have their lives up ended on the same weekend. Finola’s husband leaves her. Zennie’s boyfriend breaks up with her. Ali’s fiancé backs out. How the women put their lives back together with putting up with a critical mother creates an engaging, draw you in story.

The Inbetween Days

the inbetween days

I am still in awe of this novel. It is beyond a moving, emotional journey that your heart foes on as you travel through the memories of a young woman in a coma. Reading of the mess that she saw of her life, of the pain she inflicted on others and of how her very existence and mistakes caused such ramifications for others is amazing to the senses.

This is truly a not to miss novel.

Summer Hours

summer hours

Sometimes the things one does as a teenager can affect everything in your life thereafter. This is something Becc discovers as her choices affected her longtime friendship with Eric and tempers her everyday life. Summer Hours weaves a story of the past as they play against the present in Becc’s life.