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    1. A Good Yarn
    by Debbie Macomber
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    Asin: 0778321444
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: Mira
    Sales Rank: 236
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    You might have heard about a wonderful little yarn store in downtown Seattle. Debbie Macomber can take you there! Thousands of women discovered it when they read her bestselling novelThe Shop on Blossom Street.

    Whether this is a return visit or your very first, you'll find that A Good Yarn is a place of welcome and warmth. A place where women feel at home. Where they're among friends, old and new:

    The first person you'll meet is Lydia Hoffman, who owns the shop. In the year since it opened, A Good Yarn has thrived -- and so has Lydia. A lot of that is due to Brad Goetz. But when Brad's ex-wife reappears, Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness.

    Elise Beaumont, a retired librarian, joins one of Lydia's popular knitting classes. Since losing her life savings, Elise has been living with her daughter, Aurora -- the only positive legacy from her brief marriage to professional gambler Marvin "Maverick" Beaumont. Now she learns that her onetime husband plans to visit and that Aurora wants a relationship with her father, regardless of how Elise feels about him.

    Bethanne Hamlin, like Elise, is facing the fallout from a divorce. But her husband, Grant, left her for another woman -- not a pack of cards -- and she's still struggling to reshape her life. She joins the knitting class at her children's urging; it's the first step in her effort to recover a sense of dignity and hope. Then she starts a small business and meets a man with whom she has something surprising in common!

    Courtney Pulanski is a depressed and overweight teenager. She's staying with her grandmother, who's trying to help her . . . help that takes the form of dragging her to seniors' swim sessions -- and to the knitting class at A Good Yarn.

    Like so many women, these four find companionship and comfort in each other and in this age-old craft. Who would've thought that knitting socks could change your life?

    Debbie Macomber, the author of The Shop on Blossom Street, Changing Habits, Between Friends and Thursdays at Eight, has become a leading voice in women's fiction worldwide. Her work has appeared on every major bestseller list, including those of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly. She is a multiple award winner, and there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet
    What a sweet and delightful novel this one is. Very romantic, full of love and well as the women in the knitting class. Debbie Macomber has given us a delightful read. One in which i did not want to put down
    also read: Full Bloom by Janet Evanovich and the hot-Fire In The Ice by Katlyn Stewart

    4-0 out of 5 stars No one does Women's Fiction better!
    Debbie Macomber is one my favorite authors.No one can write about women, for women better (in my opinion!!).A GOOD YARN is no different from any of her other books on this subject.It's not her best novel (BETWEEN FRIENDS has that honor!), but it's certainly a pleasant read, and would make the perfect "beach companion"or poolside read this summer.

    The book is a sequel (or follow-up) to last year's SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET, with the story revolving aroud the main character and shop's owner, Lydia.This year's knitting class teaches us how to make a pair of socks (an actual pattern is included inside the book), while Lydia meets and becomes friends with a new group of three women.The three characters from last year's book (students from her first knitting class) make"cameo" appearances, but the story focuses on Lydia and her three new students.

    Written from the point of view of all four characters, the chapters once again alternate between narrators (which is actually typical for a Debbie Macomber novel).While this can become confusing or even a nuisance under the pen of other writers, Debbie Macomber does it flawlessly and effortlessly, so that readers get to know each character on an intimate level, and can actually see themselves becoming with friends with one or all of all of the book's main characters.

    Lydia is the shop owner and the one who brings these women together (through her knitting classes which she offers at her shop).After battling illness for most of her life, she's given a clean bill of health and finally found, what she believes is true love with Brad (the handsome UPS guy!) and has made a connection with & become much closer to her sister, whom she has battled with for nearly as long as she's battled her illness.

    Bethane is a recently divorced mother of two, who is learning how to live life on her own, discovering who she is, and what it is she can offer to those around her, all the while trying to deal with the emotional roller coster her children are on due to the divorce.Elise is also divorced, whose gambling ex-husband comes to town to re-accquainthimself with their now grown and married daughter, while trying to mend the fences with the one & only woman he's ever really truly loved.Courtney is a teen-aged girl who is new in town and has recently come to stay with her grandmother.After losing her mother in a car accident, her father to his work, and her siblings to marriage, Courtney must deal with a new school, making new friends, and all the other trials & tribulations that all teens go through, all without the guidance of a parent close by to lead the way.Each character has their own individual story to tell, while at the same time, we see how their paths cross and how each affects one another's life and help each other along.

    The stories are fairly predictable, yet the familarity of each character with their trimumphs and tragedies makes this a comfortable, enjoyable read that most readers will certainly identify with and feel like one of the friends in the book.I'm sure many will be wishing that a similar shop existed in their own neighborhood!

    My only "negative" thought about this book, and the reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5, is that I felt the characters & stories were too similar and parallel to the characters & stories of last year's SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET.While most of Debie Macomber's books have a familar feeling to them, since most deal with the friendships of women and are often told in a similar way, I'd prefer to meet new charcters with new stories and go on a new journey.It didn't make this book any less enjoyable, it just left me with a feeling of "been there, done that."

    I still think Debbie Macomber is one of the best authors of women's fiction today, and her stories and characters feel very real with many true-to-life experiences.If you enjoy stories about the love of friends and family with a little romance thrown in, you're certain to enjoy any one of Debbie Macomber's HC releases.

    You don't have to have read SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET to enjoy this book, but it will certainly help fill in some of the blanks.Once you've finished this book, if you're left wanting more, I highly recommend BETWEEN FRIENDS, which was written by Debbie Macomber and released about two years ago - it remains one of my favorite books of all time!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Real Page-Turner and an Inspiration to knit socks!
    This novel kept me up all night last night! Debbie Macomber teases you into reading just one more page all the way through, so don't start it until you have time to read it all at once! And now that I am done I feel like the characters are real people.

    I think anyone who reads this book is going to walk into the first yarn store they see and ask to have a class like the characters in the book do. The only thing missing for me was that no men were knitting. Sometimes it seemed like the author was about to have a man or boy knit but she never did.

    I learned to knit socks on two circular needles three years ago from Cat Bordhi's excellent book, Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles. A Good Yarn starts right out with a sock pattern by Nancy Bush (she is the matriarch of sock knitting books!) done on double pointed needles, and then the same pattern is given again by Cat Bordhi for two circular needles. The story is about a group of women who learn to knit socks as taught in Cat's book and so I felt like I was right in the room with them, because I knew exactly what they were knitting!

    This second knitting novel by Debbie Macomber (the first is Blossom Street) is a wonderful gift for any knitter or even for any woman who appreciates true friends. There's a bunch of knitting novels now, from mysteries to Debbie's wonderful books. I read Knitting: a Novel recently and it is very good too, but not as easy to follow as this one. Cat Bordhi also wrote a novel that has sock knitting in it and even tree house knitting (no kidding). The book is called Treasure Forest.It kept me up all night too turning the next page until the very end.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Good Yarn
    Another class is about to start at A Good Yarn, and with it, more lives that are in need of repair have the opportunity to come together and be reknit. There is Elise, a retired librarian who lost her heart and savings to Maverick Beaumont, a professional gambler, or more aptly, loser. Then comes Bethane, a woman whose husband ditched her for a younger model, leaving her to raise two teens who are in the throes of acting out. Finally, there is Courtney, a teen with a weight problem who does not want to be in that town, much less the class. Together with their teacher, Lydia Hoffman and her sister Margaret, these women will begin to weave new lives, ones that interlock with each others' in new and inspirational ways.

    *** Although the shifting perspective between first and third person, as well as the changing point of view between characters takes a while to get the hang of, in the end it is worthwhile to do so. This book is not billed as inspirational, per se, but you would not be wrong to look for inspiration herein. ***

    2-0 out of 5 stars Predictable and Bland
    I found the characters in A Good Yarn rather cliché: the divorcee who is still in love with her gambling ex-husband; the gambling ex-husband with a heart of gold; the woman who finds courage to start a career when her husband of 20-odd years dumps her for a younger woman; the rebellious teenager; the wise grandmother, ad nauseum.The plot was predictable: of course the teenager loses the weight and ends up going to the homecoming dance with the football teem quarterback/Homecoming King; of course the goodhearted ex-husband gambler is dying of cancer and mostly reformed.The best that can be said of the writing was that it was redundant; for example, Macomber writes how the gambler's luck at the casinos influenced his moods, and then tells us in the very next sentence that he was happy when he won and depressed when he lost, as if it would have been the other way around.I didn't particularly sympathize with any of the characters or their situations. ... Read more

    2. Pretty Woman: A Novel
    by Fern Michaels
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    Asin: 0743457811
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-05)
    Publisher: Pocket
    Sales Rank: 452345
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    3. The Shop On Blossom Street
    by Debbie Macomber
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    Asin: 0778320448
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-01)
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    Sales Rank: 4461
    Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Yarn!!
    Debbie Macomber does a superb job of weaving together a tale of women from different age groups and backgrounds. Each of the women shows moments of courage, fear, turmoil, truimph, and love. If you were a fan of Thursday's at Eight, you'll love this book too.
    The group starts out knitting a baby blanklet and ends up creating a friendship. I loved the way each of the characters relates to each other in their struggles (health, infertility, broken relationsips, etc.). In both little and large ways, the friendship that is created is stronger and more lasting then any of the blankets knitted.

    5-0 out of 5 stars deep character study
    Lydia Hoffman has defeated cancer twice. To celebrate life, Lydia opens A Good Yarn, a knitting supplies store in Seattle. She also teaches a class on knitting. The first lesson is "How to Knit a Baby Blanket".

    Jacqueline Donovan reacts poorly to her son's news that she is to be a grandmother for the first time. She does not like her daughter-in-law Tammie Lee. Maybe her bitterness is because she knows her marriage to Reese, a partner in an architectural firm, is dying. She must make amends with her son Paul so she joins A Good Yarn knitting class.

    Desperate to become pregnant, Carol Girard joins the class seeking hope that her and her husband Doug's final attempt with in vitro pregnancy succeeds. This is her last chance to have the child she craves.

    The court ordered Alix Townsend to do community service as part of her sentencing. She decides that knitting for the Linus Project should satisfy her case worker. However, she needs to first learn to knit so she joins the class too.

    This four diverse women bond in friendship and love as they work on the baby blanket. Though their individual dreams may not be answered, a group dream forges as each learns the meaning of life.

    THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET is a fabulous deep character study that rotates the narration between the women so that the audience has four subplots that cleverly knit together into a powerful look at the ups and downs of modern day living. Though not all dreams are fulfilled and some change for instance to cooking, fans will enjoy Debbie Macomber's strong tale of four females struggling to overcome different setbacks.

    Harriet Klausner

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET
    WOW! Another one from Debbie. You can never go wrong in one of her books. When you are reading it, it makes you feel like you are there. Heart warming. Get this book. When you do get two. Share one. I did.
    Thanks again Debbie

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Heartwarming Yarn
    The shop in THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET is a yarn shop on a quiet Seattle street that is just on the cusp of gentrification. The shop itself is not merely a backdrop for the plot of Debbie Macomber's sweet new novel; it's also the catalyst that brings together four dissimilar women and helps them weave together a friendship out of the different-colored threads of their lives.

    For each of the four women, knitting represents the fulfillment of a wish or dream. For Carol Girard, it's the overwhelming desire to have a child. When Carol hears about the new yarn shop on Blossom Street and learns that the beginning knitting class will be knitting a baby blanket, she knows it's a sign. Carol and her husband have tried for years to conceive a child; now, about to undergo their third in vitro procedure, their time and insurance dollars are running out. Carol has given up so much to have a child --- her normal fast-paced routine, even the high-stress job she loves --- and she hopes that knitting can also fill empty hours in her new slower-paced lifestyle.

    For Jacqueline Donovan, it's the hope that she can be a good grandmother despite her loathing for her daughter-in-law. Jacqueline, a fixture at the country club and charity events, has been in a loveless marriage for years. She claims to despise Tammie Lee because she's southern, blonde and ditzy --- in reality, though, Jacqueline is jealous of the obvious love that exists between her son and Tammie Lee. At her husband's request, Jacqueline enrolls in the beginning knitting class, hoping she can knit a baby blanket as a peace offering.

    Alix Townsend, the youngest member of the group, also seems the least likely knitter. She signs up for the beginning knitting class in the hopes that donating her baby blanket for charity can knock off some of her court-mandated community service hours; secretly, though, knitting is part of Alix's fantasy of a mother she never had. She hopes that by taking up knitting she can recapture some of the nurturing she missed out on as a child. Rebellious and bitter, Alix rubs just about everyone the wrong way until they discover her vulnerability and kindness, hidden under her dyed hair and black leather.

    Most poignant of the four women in THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET is Lydia Hoffman, the owner of the yarn shop. For Lydia, knitting in general and owning a yarn shop in particular symbolizes life, a life she couldn't imagine just a few years ago. Having survived two bouts of brain cancer, Lydia never expected to live to thirty, let alone to open her own business. Lydia says, "The shop was my affirmation of life." Although Lydia has taken a leap of faith by opening her yarn shop, she is less courageous when it comes to romance.

    With their varying backgrounds and different agendas, it's not surprising that these four women clash when they come together for their first knitting class. Jacqueline and Alix, in particular, are at each other's throats from the start. It's also no surprise that over the course of the summer, these four women form a close bond of friendship that is tested when tragedy threatens one of their own. The characters, despite their emotional development, are not really developed beyond their initial preoccupations. However, it's a rare novel that manages to be sweet without becoming syrupy, and THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET achieves that balance.

    Both knitters and non-knitters will find much to enjoy here. Knitters have a bonus: a free baby blanket pattern (the same one the characters learn to knit) is included at the start of the novel, and quotes from well-known knitters are scattered throughout. Non-knitters can still find many pleasures in this satisfying, if somewhat predictable, tale. And who knows --- maybe Lydia and her friends will inspire readers to take up needles themselves!

    --- Reviewed by Norah Piehl

    5-0 out of 5 stars All tied up..
    Can four women who have nothing in common bond over the course of a knitting class being offered at a new shop, you bet they can. Debbie Macomber weaves a wonderful story about friendships and how the least likely people can relate to each other when they find they have a common ground on which to stand. ... Read more

    4. 44 Cranberry Point
    by Debbie Macomber
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    Asin: 0778320731
    Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
    Publisher: Mira
    Sales Rank: 8398
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    5. McKettrick's Choice (McKettrick Cowboys Trilogy)
    by Linda Lael Miller
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    Asin: 0373770294
    Catlog: Book (2005-06-01)
    Publisher: HQN Books
    Sales Rank: 6292
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    When news came that there was trouble back in Texas . . . Holt McKettrick left a mail-order bride and his family on the spot!

    And he never looked back. He just prayed he'd be in time to save the man who raised him as a son and to keep his best friend from the gallows. He knew he'd encounter rustlers, scoundrels and thieves. But he'd never expected to find a woman like Lorelei Fellows.

    Setting fire to her wedding dress in the town square probably wasn't the best way to stand her ground.

    But Lorelei had had enough. She was sick of men and their schemes. All she wanted was to stake her claim on her own little piece of Texas. And with Holt McKettrick as a neighbor, things were beginning to look up. The man was a straight shooter with a strong will, a steady aim and a hungry heart. ... Read more

    6. 311 Pelican Court
    by Debbie Macomber
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    Asin: 1551667193
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
    Publisher: Mira
    Sales Rank: 23052
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Rosie Cox
    311 Pelican Court
    Cedar Grove, Washington

    Dear Reader,

    One ting about Cedar Grove -- people sure are interested in what other people are doing. Take me, for instance. Everybody in the town knows that my husband, Zach, and I recently got a divorce. Everybody also know that Judge Olivia Lockhard decreed a pretty unusual custody arrangement. It won't be the kids moving between my place and Zach's. We're the ones who'll be going back and forth!

    Olivia isn't immune to gossip herself. Will she stay with Jack, the guy who runs our local paper, or will she get back with her ex? Inquiring minds want to know!

    But the really big gossip has to do with the dead guy -- the man who died at a local bed-and-breakfast. Who is he and why did he show up there in the middle of the night? Roy McAfee, our local private investigator, is absolutely determined to find out. I hope he does -- and then I'll let you know! See you soon. . .

    Rosie ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best book yet I've read from Debbie Macomber
    This is my second and best book yet from Debbie Macomber. I was give "204 Rosewood," the previous book in this series as a gift. I liked it, but there was a little difficulty following the wide array of characters. Ultimately I was hooked. I ordered the next one, which is this book, "311 Pelican," and I have to say, was one of the best books of this genre I have read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 3rd visit to Cedar Cove was great!
    311 Pelican Court, the third installment in the Cedar Cove series, was an excellent read. The family at this address are Rosie and Zach Cox with their children Allison and Eddie. Rosie and Zach are ordered through their divorce to let the children stay at the house and they are to find alternate housing on the days they don't have custody. This way the kids aren't going from one house to the other. They stay put and it's Zach and Rosie moving back and forth constantly.

    This book isn't just about the Cox family though. All the characters from the previous book are in this one too. They all have their own problems and situations to get through. There is also some new characters added in and some characters from the previous book that play a bigger role in this book. This keeps the book entertaining and moving.

    Debbie Macomber writes storylines everyone can believe. There is the Olivia, Jack, Stan "love triangle", Grace Sherman recovering from the death of her ex-husband Dan. Also the death of the mystery man at the bed and breakfast. Maryellen and Jon play a role in this book also trying to get along after the birth of their daughter. There is also bit in Grace's storyline involving Olivia's brother that is very interesting. I can't say more or I'll ruin the book.

    311 Pelican Court is a good book filled with characters that could be your next door neighbors. There is enough going on in this small town that you will not be able to put this book down until you've read the last word. A definite must read!

    5-0 out of 5 stars An interesting slice of life tale t
    In Cedar Cove, Judge Olivia Lockhart informs the divorced couple, schoolteacher Rosie and accountant Zach Cox, that instead of their fifteen year old daughter and their nine year old son shuffling back and forth between them in joint custody, the parents will. In other words the kids keep the house and a parent will reside in Zach's apartment when he or she is not with the children.

    The Judge's former husband Stanley keeps visiting from Seattle hoping to reconcile with her as his second marriage ends. The Judge would like her former beau Cedar Cove Chronicle Editor Jack Griffin to show gumption and make a commitment to her.

    Olivia's best friend librarian Grace Sherman suffers from depression while still grieving the suicide of her husband Dan. Their Maryellen is pregnant, but refuses to allow the father Jon Bowman access before during and after she gives birth.

    Finally, at the Thyme and Tide bed and breakfast, a guest is dead. The owners Bob and Peggy Beldon are shocked, but more so he because the deceased looks hauntingly familiar from his Nam days that he shared with Dan.

    311 PELICAN COURT, the sequel to 16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, is an interesting slice of life tale that reads more like a series of rotating vignettes than a novel. Each story line representing a slice is well written and brings insight into the key character(s) as well as the small town. The prime protagonists are fully developed and remain consistent with the prequel so those fans of the previous novel, Debbie Macomber, or just a deep contemporary drama will value the return to Cedar Cove.

    Harriet Klausner

    5-0 out of 5 stars A heart touching novel...
    Once again, we explore the winding roads of Cedar Cove in this continuing series that brings a small town closer to readers' hearts with each passing volume.

    In a move that Texans familiar with the unique justice of many local judges will appreciate, Judge Olivia Lockhart has solved a difficult custody case with flair. To keep the children in a stable home, the parents are the ones who will be commuting between households weekly, not the children. They will share the family home with the kids on the designated days, and split an apartment on off days. Though neither parent likes it much, they have little choice. This lack of choice maybe their only chance.

    Olivia is not without her own personal conflicts, however. She thought she had found love, but when her ex husband wants back in her life, she does not know what the right thing is. Her heart has made the decision, but her head and her suitors have to catch up to it.

    Finally, their is a darker problem in Cedar Cove. A John Doe has turned up dead, and the mystery must be solved.

    ***** Fans of Jan Karon's books will warmly welcome this heart touching novel. The author never fails to expertly blend multiple stories and three dimensional characters to create a world that her readers can enjoy revisiting early and often. *****

    Reviewed by Amanda Killgore ... Read more

    7. Beach Blanket Bad Boys
    by Linda Lael Miller, Alison Kent, Lucy Monroe, Jill Shalvis, Susanna Carr, Morgan Leigh
    list price: $15.00
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    Asin: 0758210949
    Catlog: Book (2005-06-05)
    Publisher: Brava
    Sales Rank: 1616
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars six tales hotter than a summer sun
    "Batteries Not Included" by Linda Lael Miller.Gayle grew up in the back of her mother's bar where she fell in love with Tristan but left town heartbroken.Ten years later Gayle is helping her mom sell the bar while avoiding Tristan, who still heats up her blood.

    "Sara Smiles" by Alison Kent.Six months ago Jax asked Sara to marry him, but she said no.Sara knows she made a mistake, but Jax has doubts.

    "Seducing Tabby" by Lucy Monroe.In Port Diamond every female including shy Tabby wants English visitor Calder.Tabby cannot compete with her beautiful sister Helene who every male covets.Yet Calder asks Helene about her sibling.

    "Captivated" by Jill Shalvis.Insurance investigator Ella is handcuffed in her cottage's bathroom when her estrange-husband James arrives.They still love one another, but James fears for her safety making it impossible to live together.

    "Sister Switch" by Susanna Carr.Tracy persuades her identical twin Jessica to take her place as the bride at her wedding rehearsal while she works a business deal.However, Tracy fails to return in time for her wedding to a man she doesn't love while the man she does catches her in the act.

    "Spencer For... Ever" by Morgan Leigh.After a decade away, Arden returns to Martha's Vineyard hoping to get Kip back in her life permanently.He refuses to believe he is no more than a summer fling to be discarded in the Fall

    All six tales are hotter than a summer sun romances starring strong bad boys and the women who can match their ardor.

    Harriet Klausner
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    8. The Nosy Neighbor
    by Fern Michaels
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    Asin: 0743477499
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-24)
    Publisher: Pocket
    Sales Rank: 1643
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Lucy Baker walks away from her high-flying legal career when she successfully defends yet another heinous criminal. Almost a year after her life-changing decision, Lucy has never been happier. Leaving New York City for the suburbs, tending her garden and her dog, Lucy is making future plans with her fiancé, Jonathan St. Clair -- and getting acquainted with her neighbors, including the handsome, exasperating one next door, Wylie Wilson. But when FBI special agents confront Lucy with shocking revelations about her fiancé's secret double life, everything about her husband-to-be is cast in suspicion. Recovering from a freak accident that has left her with a heightened sense of intuition, and getting closer than she ever dreamed to Wylie, Lucy must determine who to trust -- and fast, before someone breaks down her defenses and targets her....

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    4-0 out of 5 stars paranormal romantic suspense thriller
    Her brother Steven Baker sitting second chair tries to make his sister Lucy feel better as they only did their job earning $500K defending Justin Riley, but she heeds the words of the grandmother of her acquitted client's victim that she rot in hell.Though "lucky" to have never lost a case, she feels she has lost much more successfully defending the guilty.Drunk to forget, not to celebrate, Lucy tells Steven no more taking criminal cases as she knows Justin killed the little girl.

    Lucy flees to the suburbs to play tennis, jog, and walk her dog.However six months from the time she left defending the monstrous cretins of society, FBI Special Agents Harry Conover and Larry Smith confront her about her fiancé Jonathan St. Clair, who they insist is Leo Banks from Ohio not Virginia.Lucy thinks about what she knows about Jonathan, but concludes that her information about him is vague.She needs to know the truth.As she makes inquiries, she also is exasperated with her nosy neighbor Wylie Wilson; following an accident Lucy can read minds enabling her to know whom to trust.

    Fern Michaels provides an interesting paranormal romantic suspense thriller that never slows down from the moment that the Feds confront Lucy until the final clash.Lucy is terrific with and without her ESP skills while the support cast provides the depth to her investigation.Though some readers will believe that the paranormal element subtracts form a solid intrigue; others will find it enhances the plot; either case, Lucy's use of mind reading seems genuine as she goes from skeptic to believer as she stars as the main ingredient in this tense thriller.

    Harriet Klausner
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    9. Someday Soon
    by Debbie Macomber
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    Asin: 0061083097
    Catlog: Book (1995-06-01)
    Publisher: HarperTorch
    Sales Rank: 26831
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Opposite Attract

    Cain had chosen his lifestyle. He thrived on the challenge. No drug, he told himself, could produce the physical or emotional high of a successfully completed mission. No drug and no woman.

    Then why was he standing on a cold San Francisco pier like a lovelorn teenager, hoping for a glimpse of Linette Collins?

    And then he saw her. For a moment it felt as if someone had hit him against the back of his head. He went stock-still.

    She stood in line at a fish and chips place. The wind whipped her hair about her face and she lifted a finger to wrap a thick strand of dark hair behind her ear.

    The smart thing to do was to turn around, and walk away as fast as his feet would carry him. He'd gotten what he wanted. One last look at her. His curiosity should be satisfied.

    But even as his mind formulated the thought, Cain knew that just seeing Linette again wasn't enough.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
    The book was moving. I actually cried (I hardly cry). However, I felt that the other characters like Bailey and Stan should get their own stories.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Action, love, and danger
    Debbie Macomber's SOMEDAY SOON, which is the prequel to SOONER OR LATER is a wonderful contemporary about a young widow, Linette Collins, who becomes involved with the head of a mercenary group, Cain McClellan. She's reluctant to love and lose again, and Cain, well he's never even CONSIDERED having a "permanent" woman. But, his days of reckless abandon are numbered when he falls in love with Linette--much to the chagrin of his mercenary buddies--and almost loses her to international terorists. buddies. ... Read more

    10. 204 Rosewood Lane
    by Debbie Macomber
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    Asin: 1551669293
    Catlog: Book (2002-09-01)
    Publisher: Mira
    Sales Rank: 30879
    Average Customer Review: 3.62 out of 5 stars
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    Grace Sherman
    204 Rosewood Lane
    Cedar Cove, Washington

    Dear Reader,

    If you've been to Cedar Cove before we've probably met. You can usually, find me either at home or at the public library, where I work. I've lived in this town all my life and raised two daughters here. But my husband and I -- well, about six months ago, he disappeared. Just . . . disappeared. Where's Dan? Why did he go? Who's he with? Will I ever find out?

    My hometown, my family and friends, bring me comfort during this difficult time. Comfort and a sense of shelter. I'm continually reminded that life can and does go on. For instance, everyone's been discussing weddings and babies lately. Justine -- the only daughter of my best friend, Olivia Lockhart -- impulsively got married a little while ago. My own daughter Kelly recently had, a baby. Unfortunately, she refuses to accept that Dan might not return to see his first grandchild. My older daughter, Maryellen, is more realistic. I think she's seeing a new man, but for some reason she won't tell me who it is.

    Then there's Jack, who's been pursuing a romance with Olivia, and his son, Eric, and Eric's girlfriend, Shelly (I think she's pregnant), and Zach and Rosemary Cox, whose marriage is reputedly on the skids and . . . Well, just come on over and we'll talk!

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Where in the world is Dan?
    Much like the first (16 Lighthouse Road) in the Cedar Cover series I really enjoyed this book. Admittedly there are many characters in the series but one must remember a town is full of people and to keep a series going more people need to be introduced. Like other reviewers I was anxious to read 204 ROSEWOOD LANE to find out what happened to Dan Sherman. That question is answered after many months and a heart wrenching decision being made by Grace. In this second book there is more mystery. A man ends up dead in a bed and breakfast. Does someone in town know who he is? Why the cosmetic surgery? Zach and Rosie Cox are headed to divorce court. The judge's decision about the joint custody is a surprise. Olivia is now caught in a triangle. Grace has found herself a good friend in Cliff Harding. Maryellen has found herself in a delicate situation with a local photographer.

    As I have with this book, I look forward to reading 311 Pelican Court. Thanks Debbie for another great read!

    4-0 out of 5 stars 2nd trip to Cedar Cove
    After reading 16 Lighthouse Road and not really enjoying it, I was hesitant to buy 204 Rosewood Lane. But I did buy it because I just had to find out what happened to Dan. Then I read the reviews and was really afraid to open the book because I thought I'd dislike it so much.

    I read this book in about 2 days. It wasn't really all that bad. I did enjoy it more than the first book in the series but I was disappointed in just a couple of things. First, the young military couple from the first book didn't make much of an appearance in this book. Cecilia is mentioned but just in passing really. Her husband must be out to sea because nothing is mentioned about him. Second, I (like other reviewers) thought there were just too many characters in this book. Even though I'd read the first book I had a hard time keeping everyone straight. There really should be a chart or listing at the front of the books if there are to be so many characters.

    This book had some good story lines though. The mystery with the dead man at the B&B and also the hint of mystery about Jon Bowman had me reading to the end as fast as I could. I also liked the continuing story of Olivia and the developing love triangle with her ex-husband and current boyfriend. I thought the relationship between Grace and Cliff was sweet and romantic. I believe the storyline with Zach and Rosie was building up for the next book.

    All in all this was a good book and worth the time reading. I am now anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. This book left too many questions left unanswered and leaves the reader wanting more :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend....
    This is actually the first book I've ever read by Debbie MacOmber, but it will definitely not be my last. What an extraordinary tale. I was so caught up in this book and it's characters that I was actually surprised. The story line simply flowed and before I knew it, I was at the end. I look forward to reading more from this author and recommend this book to anyone who is in the market for a lively, fast-paced, easy to follow story that will pull you in and keep you there right to the end.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not one of her best
    204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber

    Second in a series of books centered on the fictional town of Cedar Cove, Washington, 204 ROSEWOOD LANE takes over where 16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD leaves off. The same characters return to this book: Grace, who is a librarian at the local library at Cedar Cove; her daughters Kelly, who is a new mom, and Maryellen who finds herself drawn to a mysterious photographer whose artwork she sells. Grace is also dealing with a missing husband, and has asked a private detective to try to track him down. Then there is Olivia, Grace's best friend. She's the favorite local judge of Cedar Cove. Her daughter Justine has finally settled down and has married a highschool classmate, but is also dealing with a past lover who is still hanging around. And, Olivia is still seeing Jack Griffin, who she met in the first book, and their romance is moving slowly but surely.

    New characters are introduced, in the form of Zach and Rosemary. Their marriage is falling apart, and there doesn't seem to be anything anyone can do to help them out.

    Again, I find the same problems with this book that I found in the previous one. There are simply too many main characters, too many plotlines floating around. Debbie Macomber is a great writer and is famous for creating characters you can love. But for some reason she's missing the mark in this new series of hers. I am hesitant to read her next one, 311 Pelican Court. I do have to say that both books 16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD and 204 ROSEWOOD LANE were fast reads. There is a good chance I will give it one more try before I give this series a rest.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Left me crazy needing to know more
    I loved the book 204 Rosewood Lane. I kept up with all that was going on just fine. I just got done reading this book today and I am ready for the next book in the series. I have my own ideas about the dead man and want to see if what I am thinking is anywhere close to being right. I would like to be notified as soon as the next book comes out. I hope my wait for the next book in this series won't be long. ... Read more

    11. 16 Lighthouse Road
    by Debbie Macomber
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    Asin: 1551668300
    Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
    Publisher: Mira
    Sales Rank: 28925
    Average Customer Review: 3.74 out of 5 stars
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    Perennial favorite Debbie Macomber does what she does best in 16Lighthouse Road, introducing fans to the scenic Pacific Northwest town ofCedar Cove, Washington, and its panoply of characters, including family courtjudge Olivia Lockhart who makes news when she denies the divorce petition ofCecilia and Ian Randall. Decreeing that the young couple had not tried hardenough to make their relationship work following the tragic death of theirnewborn daughter, Olivia's decision brings her to the attention of recent CedarCove arrival, newspaper editor Jack Griffin. And Jack's attentions are notentirely unwelcome for the long-divorced Olivia. In addition to her continuedinvolvement in Cecilia and Ian's ongoing negotiations, Olivia's life is furthercomplicated by her mother, Charlotte, her daughter, Justine, and her bestfriend, Grace, as they struggle with the difficult situations life tosses theirway. Charlotte becomes enmeshed in trying to solve a mystery left to her by amute stroke victim she befriends just before he dies. Justine has found theperfect man for her, one who shares her ambitions and thoughts on relationships,but why does she keep thinking about the boy she knew in high school who hasgrown into quite a man? And Grace's husband, Dan, has disappeared--again--andGrace has no idea where he is and when or if he'll be back. The multiple storylines and numerous relationships make reading at times challenging, but Macomberfans, old and new, will stand up and cheer as the prolific author lodges herprotest against the disposable personal relationships all too common today.--Alison Trinkle ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful escape!
    Escape to a small town through the heart of Debbie Macomber -- believe me, you won't want to put this book down! The characters are richly drawn and you will find yourself swept away in their stories. The main characters -- Olivia, Charlotte, Grace, Cecelia, and Justine -- are reminiscent of people you know, people you love... and if you are anything like me, you'll find yourself rationing the number of pages you read at a time, just to draw out the pleasure. Macomber has alluded to the act that "16 Lighthouse Road" will be the first in the series -- and I hope it's a series that never ends!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good read, but leaves you wanting more!
    16 Lighthouse Road is a unique compilation of stories about friends and acquaintances of Olivia Lockhart, Family Court judge, in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove, Washington. With her usual writing skill, Debbie Macomber takes chords of real life circumstances (divorce, a child's death, alcoholism, strained familial relationships, disappearing spouses, and military service separation) and entwines them with love, hope, and reconciliation. Unfortunately, all of them can't be fully developed in one 377 page paperback.

    Macomber paints wonderful and evocative word pictures of the Washington landscape and the personalities of her characters. The dialogue and honest interaction of the characters draws you immediately into the storylines and keeps you reading in spite of the fragmented structure of the book.

    Ian and Cecilia Randall, the young newlyweds struggling with the death of a child and separation because of his Navy career, appear in her courtroom. Jack Griffin, newly arrived editor of the Cedar Cove Chronicle, and love interest. Her busybody mother Charlotte Jefferson, who collects recipes at funeral wake. Tom Harding, stoke victim and mysterious new resident of Cedar Cove Convalescent Home, who gives a key to her mother. Grace Sherman, the best friend whose husband keeps disappearing; and Justine, her daughter, in a relationship with a man twenty years her senior. All endearing characters that capture your heart.

    Switches between the stories and her believable, engaging characters will keep you turning the pages to see how each saga ends, but you do long to spend more time with them. Or, perhaps re-visit with them in a sequel. After all, we never do learn what happened to Grace's husband!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Sub-par read

    I 'abandoned ship' on this book towards the end when there was an explosion on the aircraft carrier - the same thing happened in one of Macomber's 'Navy' books. I probably won't finish this series because Grace and Dan weren't interesting enough to make me want to find out where he went anyway.

    4-0 out of 5 stars OK book
    This book was good. I did think the characters Cecilia and Ian were sort of weak. They did not come across strong at all. I got 311 Pelican Court from the library not knowing there was a second book and Pelican Court was #3. After reading the reviews on Rosewood Lane, I will not read it. I found out in the third book what happened to Dan. I am enjoying Pelican Court.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
    This is an excellent book. I couldn't put it down. If you prefer reading a heartwarming story about a comfortable and cozy small town rather than a big city thriller, this book is for you. Macomber does a wonderful job of defining her characters and really brining their personalities to life. Debbie Macomber is quickly climbing to the ranks of Danielle Steel and Nora Roberts. ... Read more

    12. Falling For Gracie
    by Susan Mallery
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    Asin: 0373770340
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
    Publisher: HQN Books
    Sales Rank: 23065
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    First comes love, then comes marriage. . .
    Or that was Gracie's plan, anyway, at the ripe old age of fourteen. She loved eighteen-year-old heartthrob Riley with a desperation that made her a town legend. Even now that she's all grown up, the locals in sleepy Los Lobos won't let her forget her youthful crush.

    . . .but it's not as easy as it looks.
    And how can she, when she's face-to-face with Riley at every turn? The onetime bad boy has come back to town seeking respectability-but the sparks that fly between them are anything but respectable! Gracie's determined to keep her distance, but when someone sets out to ruin both their reputations, the two discover that first love is sometimes better the second time around. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet and Delicious!
    Combining her talents for writing and cake decorating, Susan Mallery whips up a sweet treat for her readers with her book, "Falling for Gracie." This is a delightful and lively story that is a sweet and delicious treat for springtime reading!

    Gracie has come back home to help one sister with her upcoming wedding and the other with her huband-crisis, all the while juggling her successful career as a premier cake-decorator to the stars. While she tries to get her siblings' love lives back on track, she comes face-to-face with her past love interest - no - obsession, Riley Whitefield. Despite both Gracie and Riley's hesitations, their interest in each other renews with passion and fun. Can a second chance at love truly happen in spite of past problems, interferring family and one annoying ex-wife?Check out "Falling for Gracie" and find out!

    As a former cake decorator, I was truly amazed at how well Susan Mallery describes the process of decorating wedding cakes. She knows her stuff, from how to put the cakes together right down to making the dozens and dozens of flowers that usually make upa fantastic cake. Well done, Ms. Mallery!

    Sharon Galligar Chance
    Wichita Falls TIMES RECORD NEWS

    3-0 out of 5 stars Falling for Gracie
    Ever since her teen-aged crush on Riley Whitefield developed into an embarrassing obsession that resulted in her being sent away from home, Gracie Landon has felt a need to atone to her humiliated family. It is no wonder then that she will spend weeks creating the perfect wedding cake for one sister and agree to help her other sister find out if her husband is cheating on her. Unfortunately, Gracie's brother in law is Riley's mayoral campaign manager. Thus, her investigation brings her face to face with the man for the first time in fourteen years. Both have grown up considerably. Despite the scandal their current involvement might cause should it be discovered, Riley agrees to help her investigate his employee. After all, he has a 97 million dollar inheritance riding on the outcome of the election. If his manager is doing anything to jeopardize that, he must know and stop it. He had not counted on falling for Gracie, or all the complications that arise from that attraction. History comes full circle in this tale of small towns, scandal, politics and love.

    *** With enough complications and coincidences to be something straight from reality, this book has a charm that will appeal to those wanting a light read. Seeing a long delayed romance come to fruition has a sweetness that surpasses that of one of Gracie's cakes. Though there is nothing earth shattering or profound to be found herein, if you just need an escape, this will take you where you wish to be. ***

    4-0 out of 5 stars Terrific story with winning characters
    Gracie has come home to Los Lobos against her better judgement, to "help with" (or as she believes," be slave labor for") her sister's wedding.Once home, she's immediately faced with the crush of her teenage years, Riley, the man for whom she became a legend for her pure, unrequited borderline-stalker girl love.

    In addition to navigating her way through dealing with Riley, she has to decipher what her role in her family is, how to deal with a selfish younger sister who's on again, off again wedding drives everyone nuts, an immature older sister who is intent on catching her husband in an affair, a meddling mother who wants nothing more than Gracie to stay quietly away from Riley, a blossoming business as a wedding cake baker, a town election in which Riley is campaigning for mayor, Riley's true reasons for running for mayor, an entire history of newspaper articles on her teenage escapages remaking an appearance in the local paper, a former avowed 'enemy' (er, the woman Riley married and divorced) suddenly acting nice, and on top of all that, discovering who is out to ruin both Riley and Gracie.You'll never quite know what to expect, except entertaining adventures as Riley and Gracie fall in love.

    I only gave this four stars because though this was a FABULOUS book,Riley's "changing" moment could have been a little more defined. But even with that, it was one of the more enjoyable, light-hearted romanced I've read in a long time.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Warm, Wonderful and Witty....You'll Fall for Gracie Too!
    Falling for Gracie was a warm and spirited book.It was refreshing to read a romance filled with humor, warmth and strong characters. There were many lessons to be learned in this book a few being honesty, integrity and the art of communication.A very sensual romance, one I will read, over and over.

    Gracie's character was strong, spirited, fun, intelligent, and warm even though her family had sent her adrift.Riley, how does one describe an alpha male at his finest?Tall, dark, handsome, aloof and by his past...mistrusting, tormented and angry.

    How Gracie and Riley come together begins with their knowing each other in their past but now they meet again and sparks fly, while the entire town looks on and becomes involved in their romance.

    I highly recommend this book.It is one of Susan Mallery's finest.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Loved it
    It was a great story.Gracie and Riley were a great couple with history.A 14 year old girl with an unrequited crush on an older boy 18 and banished from her small hometown.Who of us out there haven't had something like that but not quite as dramatic?Remembered my youthful crush and cringed.

    Thought Gracie was a strong heroine without being abrasive.She had to deal with the pressure of family and all their expectations, disappointments, and hopes.Gracie tried to mend a fractured family relationship by bending over backwards to keep her selfish family happy.Finally having enough she stood up for herself.Wanted to cheer for her.

    Thought Riley was great.A bad boy but with ulterior motives but his history was explained and he was there for Gracie when others weren't when she came back home.

    It wasn't a hard read and read it in one sitting.The villian in the story was pretty easily accounted for but that was a very small part of the story.The relationship between Gracie and Riley was the story for me and I loved reading about them.

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    13. A Kingdom of Dreams
    by Judith McNaught
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    Asin: 0671737619
    Catlog: Book (1991-05-31)
    Publisher: Pocket
    Sales Rank: 13322
    Average Customer Review: 4.63 out of 5 stars
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    From sweeping passion to taut suspense, Judith McNaught has entertained millions with a stunning array of emotions in nine dazzling bestsellers. In this beloved classic, "one of the best ever" (Rendezvous), two defiant hearts clash in a furious battle of wills -- in a glorious age of chivalry.

    Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as "The Wolf," his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this handsome rogue who taunts her with his blazing arrogance. Boldly she challenges his will...until the night he takes her in his powerful embrace, awakening in her an irresistible hunger. And suddenly Jennifer finds herself ensnared in a bewildering web...a seductive, dangerous trap of pride, passion, loyalty, and overwhelming love. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Utterly Beautiful....
    This story is one of THE most romantic I have ever read in the 11 years I have been reading romance. This is the story of Jennifer Merrick from Scotland who is abducted by the powerful "Black Wolf", who is Royce Westmoreland. He is the most feared of the nobles of King Henry. Trouble is brewing between Scotland and England, Royce kidnaps his enemy's daughter to get the Clansmen to buckle. The story is filled with adventure and history. Knights in shining armor and's a beautifully written story of the ancestors of Claymore(from the Whitney, My Love book and Until You book.) The heartwrenching love between these two will make you cry. Especially when Jennifer swears feality to Royce. My eyes teared and my hearty constricted. It is the most romantic and beautiful scene I have ever read in a book. Judith McNaught has an uncanny way of knowing how to reach into the readers hearts with her writing. The characters were people I would love to know in real life. I especially loved Royce. He was so tender and what dreams are made of. Jennifer would make any woman proud with her defiance and bravery. I loved this story as much as I loved it's prequel "Whitney, My Love". This is a must read for those hopeless romantics out there like me. The other books in this series are: Whitney, My Love & Until You, in that order. Read this first before Whitney, My Love; even though it was written after. Then read Until You last. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I did. It's beautiful beyond words....

    5-0 out of 5 stars More Then Words Can Say
    I LOVE this book beyond mere words. It was the first romance I ever read. My mother brought it home and I thought "Romance? Is anything worse?" I was home sick one day and had nothing better to do, so I read it. It was amazing. I started the book thinking I would hate it and I finished it in one day, loving every minute of it. I have read many books, and this is my all-time favourite. It depicts love at it's best. Jennifer Merrick, and her sister Brenna, are captured by The Black Wolf, the Scourge of Scotland, the Spawn of Satan; Royce Westmoreland. Royce is her family, and her country's worst enemy. She stands up to him as no one ever has before, and she begins to intrigue him. Then she, a weak, powerless female in the 15th century, does the unthinkable. She escapes. A Kingdom of Dreams is full of comedy, tragedy, history, everything every book should have. As I read A Kingdom of Dreams, I felt transported to the camp, the castles, the jousts. I felt as if I actually was in the book, was one of the characters. I have never felt so in-touch with a book, it's characters, or it's scenery as I have with A Kingdom of Dreams. I have read the book so many times it has no cover, is falling apart in more places then I can count and has even been burnt, but nothing will stop me from reading it. Anyone who loves mediaeval times, romance and comedy should read this book, along with Mrs. McNaughts other fantastic novels. There are even two that are the stories of the Westmoreland's decendents: Until You, and Whitney, My Love

    4-0 out of 5 stars TRUST is the key word
    Well, good overall flow of the story. The middle part's a bit slow though. But loved the ending, its like you are in that era witnessing the tournament, u will witness the lack of trust of the girl towards her husband but slowly where it finally counts...she stood by his side. Never looking back at her family that's love

    2-0 out of 5 stars eew.
    I know people swear by this book but I just can't do it. I was recommended this by a friend of mine who's suggestions usually prove reliable but nobody's perfect. I just find the story extremely forgetable, predictable and trite. The heroine is unlikeable. Not to mention The Wolf who's "sick of the expectations the name entails." Whatever, I just didn't like it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I cant say enough about this book!!
    This book had all the elements and I truly loved it! It has surpassed even Whitney, My Love for me(and that is very hard to do, it being the regining champion for over a year!). Jennifer and Royce were so perfect for each other and there love grew and evolved and I found myself dreaming of my own kingdom of dreams. What a wonderful romance and the secondary characters were so great!!! I loved the comraderie of all of the guys and how Aunt Elinor nagged Arik constantly! she was too funny!! i have just finished this book and I am going to go back and read it again! It is truly a wonderful romance!!! ... Read more

    14. Kentucky Heat
    by Fern Michaels
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    Asin: 1575667622
    Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
    Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
    Sales Rank: 318555
    Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Kentucky Great!
    This book was my first Fern Michaels book, and it will definately not be the last one i read!
    Nealy Diamond Clay is a famous jockey that owns and runs Blue Diamond Farms, a top horse racing farm in Kentucky.
    Nealy's children, Nick and Emmie, had finaly convinced their mother to let them have a week off for vacation, which Nealy never had allowed. So when they both took an extra week off (without telling Nealy!) and one of the farm's mares had complications foaling, Nealy was angry. To her the horses came first, so she kicked them off the farm. Later in the book you find out that Nealy really kicked them out because deep down she knew knew that they would never create a life of their own if she didnt push them away from the comforts of Blue Diamond Farms.
    Through this rough time, Nealy also meets up with her dead husband's best friend, Hatch, Nealy tries to fight it, but through it all she knows she has romantic feelings for Hatch.
    Also, Nealy is entered to ride Shufly, her champion horse Flyby's son, in the Kentucky Derby. But Nealy is woman in her early fifties, and many people doubt her. Can she and Shufly win the triple crown races against all odds?
    For awhile everything is great for Nealy. She is in love with Hatch, has reunited with her children, has had a good horse racing season, and has traveled the world with her new fiance. But can one dreadful night destroy everything for Nealy, and maybe even cost her life?

    1-0 out of 5 stars A real disappointment
    Both Kentucky Rich and Kentucky Heat were terrible. The dialog and the characters were totally unrealistic. I won't be reading the third in this lackluster trilogy. In fact I have been disappointed in the last few books Fern Michaels has written and I won't be reading anything she writes again.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Michaels follows up her Texas and Vegas trilogies...
    Nealy Coleman Diamond returns in Kentucky Heat-the stage is set when Nealy throws her two grown children, Emmie and Nick, off her horse farm for what she considers irresponsible acts. To Nealy, who's worked hard with her horses all her life, her horses come first. It seems that they come even before her children, most especially Shufly, who just happens to be a hopeful for her. Showing the world a calm façade, Nealy is determined to stick to her guns.

    When her ex husbands law partner, Hatch Littletree, enters the picture, we begin to see Nealy opening, and letting Hatch help her heal the chasm she's created with her children. But Nealy's a strong, independent woman, and it's hard for her to change her ways...

    In the second installment in the Kentucky series, readers once again get to visit with the Coleman and Thorton families from Michaels Texas and Vegas trilogies, sometimes to the point we loose focus of the story of Nealy and Hatch. Ms. Michaels weaves a good tale, with more romance and much angst this time, but at times it seems like the focus of the story was lost to me. Long time Michaels fans will no doubt be thrilled, but if you haven't followed the series, prepare to be lost at times.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Racing Without Running
    Trying to race through each new and incredibly exciting chapter of Fern Michaels' Kentucky Heat, the 2nd book in her 3-book series, while experiencing the emotional ups and downs of the Coleman family, et al., was the most fun I've ever had. Reaching the last chapter, knowing I was nearing the end, and would have to wait until October for the 3rd and final "Kentucky" series book, was the least fun I've ever had.
    Nealy Coleman Diamond, Kentucky Heat's main character, and one of the many strong women Fern writes about, knocks your socks off every time she turns a corner. Her family and friends become your "best buds" as you read about them and grow to know and love them. Woven within the story of the Colemans are several smaller threads of stories that nab your attention as you turn each page. The smaller threads are no less exciting than the main story. Don't second guess Fern's endings -- she is the inveterate surprise ending queen. Read the book. Love her characters. Cheer them on. Then impatiently wait for her next Kentucky novel.

    4-0 out of 5 stars engaging character study
    Thoroughbred horse owner Nealy Coleman makes it clear that she will not tolerate any misbehavior when it comes to her beloved horses. She estranges herself from her two adult children after she believes their recent actions belie her basic tenet of life that the horses must come first. Thus, she fires Emmie and Nick, tossing them both off the farm.

    Attorney Hatch Littletree visits Nealy's Blue Diamond spread where the next generation of Triple Crown winners is being birthed. Hatch provides Nealy solace at a time in which she feels so alone after the "betrayal" of her children. However, as their attraction grows, will Nealy do what she always does with human love, push it aside if it interferes with her steeds?

    Fan of Fern Michaels long running Vegas-Texas-Kentucky tales will relish the latest installment, KENTUCKY HEAT. Nealy remains a complex character struggling with a lack of balance in her life as her only happiness comes from winning horse races until Hatch enters her life. Though entertaining, the story line fails to expand the Michaels mythos by adding anything new. Still readers will enjoy the newest Kentucky tale that shows the author's ability to provide an .

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    15. Almost Heaven
    by Judith McNaught
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    Catlog: Book (1991-06-01)
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    In this classic novel of two willful lovers caught in a breathless adventure of deception and betrayal, #1 New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught has created a powerful and unforgettable masterpiece.

    The Countess of Havenhurst possessed a rare gentleness and fierce courage to match her exquisite beauty. But her reputation is shattered when she is discovered in the arms of Ian Thornton, a notorious gambler and social outcast.

    A dangerously handsome man of secret wealth and mysterious lineage, his voyage to Elizabeth's heart is fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous revenge.

    Destined for each other, yet wary of each other's motives, Elizabeth and Ian engage in a dance of suspicion and passion that tests the very soul of their star-crossed love. As a twisting path of secrets takes them from London's drawing rooms to the mysterious Scottish Highlands, Elizabeth must learn the truth: is Ian merely a ruthless fortune hunter at heart? ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Still my favorite romance of all time......
    It was years ago when I first read ALMOST HEAVEN, up until today no other book can rival it, with the exception of OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon. Everytime I read AH, I always find something new, something that makes me understand the characters more and why they do the things they do. At one glance, ALMOST HEAVEN seems to be a Cinderella-typed of story. But, in fact, it's not. There is NO weak or wimpy heroine/hero here.(You must excuse my English)

    Elizabeth Cameron, Countess of Havenhurst, makes her debut when she's 17, and meets Ian Thornton, an older and enigmatic man, a man of mysterious lineage, who has a black reputation. Durind a time period, where marriage is according to family wishes, where the important things are title and wealth and bloodline, and where the 'Ton' prefers to feed on gossips and scandals over the most sumptuos meals, our remarkable hero and heroine here fall in love with each other during a weekend party. Ian, not knowing she's a countess, asks her to marry him. But, Robert, Elizabeth's brother, barges in on them, calling Ian with foul names, saying that he's not fit to touch her. When Robert also tells him that Elizabeth is already engaged, Ian feels betrayed and thinks that she's only playing games with him or only to find someone else more exciting than her fiancee to warm her bed. Elizabeth also feels betrayed, thinking him to be fortune-hunter. Her reputation is also ruined when she's seen alone with him by the 'ton'.

    They meet again 2 years later, and the attraction is still there between these two proud people. Then Ian finally knows the truth about Elizabeth, and he concocts a plan to force the society to accept her again. BUT, after all this, the two of them don't just just live happily ever after. There is more. They have to fight other obstacles, and these obstacles are not just something to spice up the story, unlike in other books. There is something hidden behind all that obstacles. Read the story and try to find it ^_^.

    Ian and Elizabeth are two characters so admirable and 3-dimensional, and they both leap out of the pages of the book. So real are they, that I can't help but want to know more about them, their childhoods, their lives before they meet each other and more. Ian Thornton is not your traditional hero, he's strong, dynamic, challenging, compassionate, complex etc. While Elizabeth Cameron is definitely Ian's match. I love her integrity and compassion etc. She's both serene and spunky, and she's never the annoying, bratty (is that a correct word?), ultra-fiesty or fiesty-at-the-wrong-time type of heroine, who frequents many romance novels (I think), which I sometimes find very boring and unreal.

    ALMOST HEAVEN is McNaught at her absolute best, and it just doesn't get any better than this (or Ian Thornton...'G'). Oh, I really wish JM will get back to writing historicals.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Pure Heaven!
    In ALMOST HEAVEN, Judith McNaught created a courageous yet vulnerable heroine (Elizabeth, Countess of Havenhurst) & a distant yet longing-to-be-loved hero (Ian Thornton, Marquess of Kensington), added with some of J.M's usual spices of misunderstandings & complicated twisters - which made this book one of the most exhilirating story I've read by far.

    I won't dilly-dally on summarizing the story for new readers since the Amazon Editorial Book Description, Synopsis & other book reviewers here did a pretty good job in covering those details. However, I'd like to add just how much I enjoyed ALL the secondary characters. To name a few of my favorites: Ian's charming yet nosy great aunts, Horstene & Charity. His heartwarming grandfather (Duke of Stanhope) - Ian's eventual acceptance & forgiveness towards him and the old mans reaction to his long awaited grandson will truly quench your heart. Ian's honorable Uncle, Duncan & the ever high almighty Ms. Lucinda Throckmorton-Jones, oh and don't u dare call her otherwise (geez! lol) . But most of all, I favored Jordan & Alexandra (Duke & Duchess of Hawthorne). They are both the H/H in Judith McNaught's "SOMETHING WONDERFUL", which I read and is also one of my top favs book. It was a delight to read updates of Jordan & Alexandra together with the Dowager Duchess of Hawthorne as well as Roddy Castair. I suggest you read S.W. first then this book. ALMOST HEAVEN is sorta like a sequel to that (Although in S.W, Elizabeth & Ian wasn't mentioned at all). But I think it will spark an additional interest if you know the romance of the secondary characters here in A.H.. You will appreciate their apprearances more.

    I know there are couple of readers here in Amazon who complained about Elizabeth's "decision" when she believed her half brother (Robert) & doubted Ian. Thing is, she really didn't know Ian all that much compared to his half brother, who she knew all her life. Also, Robert have always been nice to her. He never mistreated her nor abused her. In fact, he did take care of her in some ways however misguided it might have been. So I think Elizabeth's initial response to Robert's tales was more realistic. Mostly, Fear & anger towards Ian then doubts & confusions follows. However, don't be discourage as Judith McNaught once again overturned this bad choice into an amusing & sighing conclusion that will leave you smirking and thinking about it for hours afterwards. Overall, this book is exuberant & riveting. A must READ & A must HAVE in your collection - As I sure do.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I WAS SMITTEN
    This book was my introduction to Judith McNaught. After reading it, I had my little sister (who works for a major bookstore) track down all the books Judith had written before it. I started reading Almost Heaven late one evening and finished it the following afternoon. I pretty much read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. I was even reading while stopped at traffic lights! I had rarely bothered with romance novels before this book because the ones I had read seemed too unbelievable to me.

    I loved all the characters (not just the hero and heroine), and the attention to detail - it felt as if I was really there. Parts of the book were hilarious and others were unbelievably sad. This book broke my heart and then healed it again. The only down side was that it wasn't long enough. I could have read about Ian and Elizabeth forever. Judith McNaught just can't write her books fast enough for me.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING...
    i've got dozens of romance novels at home and nothing has ever come close to ALMOST HEAVEN. i've read it twice already and im planning to read it again soon for the 3rd time. the characters' situations were so complicated and very original which, i think, made the book so good. it is such a page-turner that i found myself reading til 2 or 3 in the morning. no contest, ALMOST HEAVEN is still the most romantic novel i've ever read...ever!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Story
    I enjoyed this story immensely. The strong passion between the characters and the words of love spoken between them is enough to make the heart flutter.

    This book would have received 5 stars from me, however there are a few things I had a beef about...

    The first one being it was too wordy. I felt the same story could have been told without having to go into description over every little thing. I actually skipped some of the descriptions because they weren't needed in my opinion.

    Second, the main characters didn't make love until very late in the book. There were *many* passionate scenes (stress the many), but it felt unfulfilling in a way that they never made it to the bed in all those times of passion.

    Third, the heroine is just dense to believe her brother that he was tortured under Ian's care. She'd been around Ian long enough and made love to him many many times to know that he wasn't the kind of man to do such a thing. Sure, her brother convinced her of this, but she should have been suspicious of his story, since she knew he cheated at the duel with Ian and even had proof of his many attempts at Ian's life. I felt that the brother plot was contrived and the book could have ended before the whole courtroom drama unfolded.

    I believe that the brother/courtroom plot might have played out better *before* she married Ian, before she came to know the man that he truly was. I wanted to slap her silly when she ran away and broke his heart.

    However, (and that's a BIG however), the author makes up for the heroine's lack of wisdom at the end of the book with a splendid homecoming and epilogue.

    Even with it's faults, this book is worth reading. ... Read more

    16. Until You
    by Judith McNaught
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    Asin: 0671880608
    Catlog: Book (1995-04-01)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.21 out of 5 stars
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    New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught sweeps readers from the wilds of America to elegant 1820s London in this unforgettable romantic adventure.

    A teacher in a school for wealthy young ladies, Sheridan, Bromleigh is hired to accompany one of her students, heiress Charise Lancaster, to England to meet her fiancé. When her charge elopes with a stranger, Sheridan wonders how she will ever explain it to Charise's intended, Lord Burleton.

    Standing on the pier, Stephen Westmoreland, the Earl of Langford, assumes the young woman coming toward him is Charise Lancaster -- and informs her of his inadvertent role in a fatal accident involving Lord Burleton the night before. And just as Sheridan is about to speak, she steps into the path of a cargo net loaded with crates!

    Sheridan awakens in Westmoreland's mansion with no memory of who she is; the only hint of her past is the puzzling fact that everyone calls her Miss Lancaster. All she truly knows is that she is falling in love with a handsome English earl, and that the life unfolding before her seems full of wondrous possibilities... ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Stephen's Story
    Remember Stephen from "Whitney My Love"? Well is you have not read that story Stephen is the brother of Clayton and this is his story.

    Sheridan is on her way to England as a companion for a young girl trouble is her young charge leaves the ship with a young man and leaves Sheridan in an akward position since Charise is on her way to England to marry another. Once Sheridan arrives in England she is injured in an accident on the docks and does not remember who she is or why she is there.

    Stephen accidently runs over Charises fiance and kills him. He is on his way to the docks to inform her of this and does not realize that Sheridan is not Charise and takes her home to recover from her accident since he feels he owns it to her.

    While recovering they get to know each other and a romance blooms. You get to meet other friends from previous Mcnaught books and of course you see Whitney and Clayton again.

    Don't miss this wonderful book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Until You
    This was the first book I read by Ms. McNaught,and I absolutely loved it- so much that I ran out to buy the other books (Whitney, My Love; Once and Always; A Kingdom of Dreams; Something Wonderful and Almost Heaven). I don't like her modern works, but Ms. McNaught really can write a historical romance.

    Sheridan is a companion for a wealthy, spoiled American debutante who is coming to over to England to marry. Unfortunately, Stephen, who luckily becomes an Earl before this book (he's untitled in Whitney, My Love) runs over her husband to be, but as the debutant elopes with a man she meets on the ship, Sheridan is the one he meets at the peer. Before they can clear up the mix up, Sheridan is knocked unconcious by a falling crate, and she loses her memory. Stephen, feeling responsible, takes her to his home.

    This book was excellent. The heroine is not an idiot, and there is a fair amount of humor in it. It is actually romantic too, so you do want the hero and the heroine to get togther. I would recomend this to anyone who likes historical romances, because it is one of the best ones I've ever read.

    3-0 out of 5 stars disappointing
    There are more than 100 reviews already for this book but I had to share my take on it because I was kind of disappointed with this one. It does not have the same depth as other McNaught stories. The book also seemed overcrowded with appearance of too many previous characters. After reading about them in intense stories I personally found it hard to accept them in merely supporting roles.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Go Judith McNaught!
    Wow! This book was amazing and the first that i've read of Judith McNaught's! I simply couldn't put it down and even once i finished it, i was drawn back to it to re-read what i could! Stephen is great and Sherry is wonderful. The whole book is so great. I hope the other books are as good. I now plan on reading Kindgom of Dreams, which has also been very highly rated (ppl told me it is better than Until You though i can't imagine it just yet!) and Whitney, My Love. Whoever out there who hasn't read a Judith McNaught you really don't know WHAT you are missing out on!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gets You On 2 Levels
    I expected to be disappointed in this story after reading some of the reviews. I actually liked it very well. It does seem, upon reflection, that there was less 1:1 interaction between Stephen & Sherry in this story (not sure if that is my imagination or not), but I still came away with my normal sore heart after reading one of this JM series. I think it's the intensity of her characters' anger, at the crisis points, that shadows my heart for days after they have patched things up.

    When I say this story gets you on 2 levels it is because, if you have read all the predecessor stories to this, there is the melancholy awareness that you are watching your favorite characters take a final curtain call in this story. It is quite touching to see everyone come together to help Stephen find HIS happiness and allow us to also remember their stories. I am only surprised that somehow Ian & Elizabeth were left out cause it seems everyone else takes a bow. Kinda chokes me up. ... Read more

    17. Every Breath You Take : A Novel
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    Catlog: Book (2005-11-15)
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    18. Secondhand Bride (McKettrick Cowboys)
    by Linda Lael Miller
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    Catlog: Book (2004-12-01)
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    To win his father's ranch, a hard-living cowboy settles down and takes a wife -- another man's wife!

    The youngest McKettrick brother, Jeb, is the wild one who never could stay out of trouble. And trouble is what he gets when he proposes to Chloe Wakefield. No sooner had he and the pretty schoolteacher tied the knot than Jeb discovers she's already married! After a major dustup with Chloe in a Tombstone barroom, an irate Jeb hightails it back to the Triple M Ranch, certain that his chances of winning the spread in a marriage race with his brothers are dashed.

    Now Chloe has come to Indian Rock, hoping to find her beloved uncle John and a much-needed teaching post. But when she unexpectedly crosses paths with Jeb, her rage -- and passion -- flare even stronger than back in Tombstone. Chloe never intended to mislead Jeb about her previous marriage to a scoundrel of a man. But when she finds out Jeb needs a bride and a baby in order to inherit the Triple M, she is livid.

    Learning to trust will be the hardest part of this mixed-up marriage -- until a stagecoach robbery and the return of a dangerous stranger prove to Jeb and Chloe that they need each other to love and honor as long as they both shall live. ... Read more

    19. Midnight Sun
    by Kat Martin
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    Asin: 0821773801
    Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Midnight Sun is a winner
    Charity Sinclair has decided that she needs to do something anything to bring some excitement into her life. She has had a life long fascination with the Yukon and the Gold Rush Era. Charity buys herself a claim and off to the Yukon she goes. Call Hawkins, her neighbor wants his peace and quiet back. Besides the noise involved with mining for the gold, there is the intense attraction he fells for Charity. Call came to the Yukon to hide from a painful past but Charity is chipping away at the wall he has built around his heart. But there is something sinister from Call's past is making its presence felt. It's threatening their newfound relationship. This book is fast paced, edgy and oh so sexy. Kat Martin has written another wonderful book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars 1/2 Stars - Good, but Forgettable
    Really old romance book premise. If you are a fan of Kat Martin, I would read Hot Rain. This is good and entertaining, but it is total mind candy. It goes fast, and you forget it equally quickly. I read this last night, and I already had to review it a bit to remember the plot line.

    Charity is bored w/her life, and decides to move to the Yukon to prospect for Gold for 6 mos. She thinks this will give her what she feels she has been missing before she finds the guy to settle down with and have a family. She wants a grand adventure 1st. There is some talk of her 2 sisters looking for the same thing, so we may see their stories in the future.

    When she goes to the Yukon, she conveniently bought a plot of land right next to a brooding tall gorgeous guy w/attitude (sound familiar?). Anyway this guy doesn't want her there, but wants her, and also convient, happens to be a retired billionaire. (I really could have handled a millionaire) Of course you can not tell it by the way he lives, he is obviously comfortable, but not to that extent. He is also way moody, (what billionaire isn't) and goes back and forth with the way he feels about Charity.

    She is not a wimp, and after finding out that he had sex w/someone before he had her, she makes him sweat it out for 2 weeks, before he get back in her "good graces". Can we say who cares if he got a hummer from someone before they were?

    Anyway, it is o.k. KM tries to liven the plot w/a neat little twist of this guy who is trying to kill them, so there are a lot of accidents. Hoky, but a good read. I have not read this much of a romance in awhile, and it was a nice change of pace, but I could not read too many in a row. Overall, this book is a good time filler, and well written.

    3-0 out of 5 stars good quick read
    This was not Kat Martin's best book, but it was entertaining. The plot moved quickly, but at times very predictable. Good for a plane ride, or vacation reading. Easy to put down and come back to later. Worth picking up to read.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Kat's Latest Is A Winner!
    I loved this latest romance from the talented Ms. Martin! Set in a location that is not given much attention, (Yukon, and Alaska), and containing such topic's like the gold rush, inherited memories, and sizzeling romance, and suspense make this a fast paced, page turning read!

    McCall Hawkins has come to the Yukon to heal after the death of his wife and child. He has been hiding for four years and really perfers the peace and quite of his mountain hide-a-way. That is all about to change when Charity Sinclair arrives.

    Charity has left everything behind in New York in order to realize her dream of going to the Yukon and mining for gold. She isn't doing it to get rich, but more because she has always felt an unusual draw to the mountains. What she doesn't count on is her cranky but sexy as sin nextdoor neighbor, or her attraction to him or his attitude about her arrival. Well, Charity has come to stay, at least for the 6 months that she set for herself and she won't let Call buy her off any sooner then that! Oh, and she plans on mining for gold, so goodbye peace and quite!

    Soon she finds herself being rescued by her sexy neighbor from bears, and a nasty neighbor whom works for her in her little mining operation, and as a result they find themselves fighting a loosing battle with the attraction that they feel for each other. Eventually Call learns to love again, and Charity, well, Charity learns a lot about her past, her present, and gold mining, as well as what it feels like to fall in love totally and completely.

    This is not a high suspense novel, suspense is involved but not the driving force behind the story. Still love romance between these two very different people was entertaining and fun. Do yourself a favor and get the book, you won't be disappointed!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Captivating wilderness journey
    Charity Sinclair is ready to make some major life changes. Leaving boyfriend Jeremy, and their deteriorating relationship behind, Charity purchases a mining claim in the Canadian Yukon and strikes out to pursue her dream adventure. Leaving her job as editor of action and adventure novels at a large publishing firm behind, the call of the Yukon beckons, and Charity's adventure is about to start.

    McCall Hawkins, powerhouse CEO in the software industry, is living in self-imposed exile in the Yukon, unable to cope with the loss of his wife and daughter in a car accident four years ago. In the past several months, he has resumed work on a project he was involved with at the time of the accident, and ever so slowly re-emerging in the tech world. Along comes Charity, disrupting his quiet world by banging away on repairs to her property. Call decides to see what the new neighbor is up to, and is unable from that point on to stay out of her life. They get off to a tumultuous start, but the relationship quickly turns passionate. Unknowingly, the past is once again coming back to haunt Call, and after two attempts on his and Charity's lives, Call has to lay it all on the line to keep Charity safe. Once the dust settles, Charity is forced back to Manhattan, leaving the man she knows she loves beyond all others behind. Call still swears never to love again, but will this journey end here?

    This wilderness journey captivates, and makes you wish you were there to experience the sights. The balance of romance outweighs the suspense, but not by much. Secondary characters, Maude and Toby add whit and humor, and even a touch of paranormal is thrown in for good measure. True romantics will savor the ending, along with all the events leading up to it. Another great read from this compelling author! ... Read more

    20. Perfect
    by Judith McNaught
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    Catlog: Book (1994-07-01)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.72 out of 5 stars
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    A rootless foster child, Julie Mathison had blossomed under the love showered upon her by her adoptive family. Now a lovely and vivacious young woman, she was a respected teacher in her small Texas town, and she passionately lived her ideals. Julie was determined to give back all the kindness she'd received; nothing and no one would ever shatter the perfect life she had fashioned.

    Zachary Benedict was an actor/director whose Academy Award-winning career had been shattered when he was wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. After the tall, ruggedly handsome Zack escaped from a Texas prison, he abducted Julie and forced her to drive him to his Colorado mountain hideout. She was outraged, cautious, and unable to ignore the instincts that whispered of his innocence. He was cynical, wary, and increasingly attracted to her. Passion was about to capture them both in its fierce embrace...but the journey to trust, true commitment, and proving Zack's innocence was just beginning.... ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars You can't never get enough of it
    Perfect is the second JM's book I've read. The character is just fabulous. Call me a freak if you want to, but I can't had enough of Zack and Julie. Zack is the best hero EVER created. He is charming, sweet,witty and very,very lovable. Although I don't really like the part where Julie had to betray Zack for " his own good" but I think that's what make this book somehow different. It increases the suspense and makes me really eager to find out what happened next. I guess I could say this not the typical romance novel. The character, the plot and the writing is so real that you don't have a hard time imagining what it's like. The letter that Zack wrote to Julie is really touching, so does the last part where Zack recalls the poem Debby Sue Casdidy wrote for Julie. I would say this book is a terrific catch and after you finish reading it... you will close your eyes and let your imagination takes you to what is it to be like to be loved by a guy as terrific as Zachary Benedict.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Why, oh why do I like this book?
    I do NOT like romance novels, I am NOT a movie fan, and I think Zack, Julie et al. have a few problems too many, and Ms MacNaught a few plot twists and name-droppings too much.

    In fact, the whole thing reminds me of those reader's digests editions I see around whenever I go to the doctor's office.

    I can logically see all its faults, I can logically see it's no great literature, BUT I like reading it and rereading it. Perhaps because it is a sweet (yes), warm book that leaves me with a happy feeling. I like reading about Julie (isn't there a bit of Cinderella in all of us), I like her little town, I like her wonderful family, and I like her sense of values.

    And while I have a hard time forgiving Zack for the little "oh yes you want me" scene (if you've read it, you know what I mean), a girl could forget a lot for that freezing yourself to death stunt he pulled. Their love story is truly lovely.

    It's a book that you can curl up and be comfortable with. And in the end, that's what counts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
    The name says it all. The story is beautiful, it's perfect. I loved it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Read
    I've read most of McNaught's books and I have to say I keep coming back to Perfect as being my favorite. To say I enjoyed this book would be a gross understatement. It's delightfully warm and funny and the characters are so well developed that you'll almost feel as if you lost a friend when the end of the book comes but yet you'll be fully content that everything is as it should be. I would have loved to continue reading on about Zack and Julie - they balanced each other so well that it was, well, perfect. I highly endorse this book as a perfect read. You'll laugh; you'll cry; you'll truly enjoy Perfect.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Apt Title
    Perfect has the right Ingredients a reader could want in a romantic novel.It is heart warming , romantic ,emotional and a page turning novel.The characters are realistic and their thought processes ,their insecurities and trust issues have been Portrayed well. Compared to her other novels till to date Perfect is the best i have read.
    It definitely is a book not to be missed reading. ... Read more

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