Thursday, May 26, 2016

Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince

Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince by Jennifer Moore

Let me just say, I love Ms. Moore's writing. I became a fan with the first novel I read by her, and she continues to delight in every way!

She writes with eloquence, heart, and true to the genre. Plus, I love the cleaness of her stories and writing. No bodice ripping here!

She provides Meg and Rodrigo with plenty of internal and external conflict to keep drawing them together and pulling them apart, all the while tugging at the reader's heartstrings.

I loved seeing a few friends from other books here, esp. Stackhouse!

Enjoy a romantic interlude. Be warned, you'll want to read it cover-to-cover in one sitting!


1812--Southern belle Meg Burton is her parents' last hope of avoiding financial ruin, and a distant cousin's kind gesture seems an ideal solution: He will sponsor Meg for a London Season. The pursuit of a wealthy husband was not exactly how the bookish young woman had envisioned first trip abroad--after all, what does a girl from Charleston, South Carolina, know about being a lady? Amidst the stunning gowns and extravagant balls of the ton, Meg feels like an imposter. Thankfully, she has one friend who knows her true self--Carlo, handsome stable hand. Despite their difference in station, love blossoms between the unlikely pair, and Meg is sure of one thing: She wants nothing to do with the insufferable European aristocracy.
Prince Rodrigo de Talavera has lost everything to Napoleon. Jaded by war, he has become bitter and miserable until he meets Meg--an American woman whose eccentric schemes and passion for life remind him what it is to laugh and to love. If only she knew him for himself and not as Carlo the stable hand. With the shadow of deception looming over their happy acquaintance and the dangers of war drawing evermore near, can Meg and Rodrigo find the courage to put aside their pretenses and discover if they can be loved as they truly are?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Frontier Preacher Blog Tour

Frontier Preacher by David Millican

Hollis feared the loneliness would swallow him whole. He had arrived in Wyoming to fulfill his uncle’s dying wish – that he save the people of Gillette – but his education and faith had not prepared him for the bitter cold and hardened hearts of the west. A dark secret in his new home threatens to destroy his very soul. Will Hollis be strong enough to stand against the tide of evil? Can he overcome where stronger men failed, before the west claims another victim?

Monday, May 16, 2016


Vocal Crush is a prestigious RONE nominee! 

It has already passed the 1st round of nomination by receiving a 4 star review from InD’Tale Magazine.

Now, I need your help to get it through the 2nd round, the Fan Vote, May 16-May 22. (You don’t need to have read the book to vote.)

You can vote in 4 easy steps.

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3.      Vote for Vocal Crush by Lisa Swinton under the Contemporary Sweet category half way down the page. 

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Thanks so much for your support!
Lisa Swinton

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Getting Her Groom

Getting Her Groom Book #7 DiCarlo Brides series by Heather Tullis

It seems Ms. Tullis wasn't finished with the series after all and included one more book to tell Angela & Alex's story.

I liked the age difference between them, and Alex's daddy issues regarding it that drove his resistance along.

It was good to see Angela's character grow so much in this book as in book 6 she comes off like a whiny brat. She proves she has depth and strength as much as the other women in this series.

I especially liked the theater element.

A nice way to finish things off.


Angela Chestnut can’t wait to move to New York City to fulfill her dream on the stages of Broadway, but first she has to finish her last year of college. When a couple of the student stages are damaged in a flood, she moves the show she has to direct to a local community center in the hopes of raising enough funds that they’ll be able to keep their doors open. But someone wants The Center to fail, and if that means Angela’s show, and her final grade, have to fail as well, they’re totally okay with that. 

Since they met at her sister’s place the previous summer, Alex Checketts has had an unhealthy interest (in his opinion) in Angela, who is twelve years younger than he is. He finds himself roped into accompanying the musical she’s written for her project and gets caught up in the mystery behind who is trying to shut down the community center. His attraction to Angela only grows as they spend more time together and her interest in him isn’t helping his resolve not to date her. 

Whether they’ll be able to make it work after she moves to New York worries them both. But first they have to survive to put on Angela’s show and save The Center.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Last Bride

The Last Bride Book #6 in the DiCarlo Brides Series by Heather Tullis

Jonquil and Gage's story is full of suspenseful romance, and I'm not talking about the "Will they or won't they get together?" suspense. We've got some bullets flying, sabotage, and a couple lost marbles to make the story interesting. 'Cause what's love if there isn't mortal danger involved?

The Last Bride closely follows its predecessors in tone and theme. Those who have read the rest of the series won't be disappointed.


When Gage learned that George DiCarlo thought he would make a great match for his youngest daughter, Gage was not interested. Not even if she was beautiful, talented, kicked butt on hiking trails and could challenge even his love of skiing. 

When Jonquil’s learns about it a year later, her reaction is exactly the opposite. After watching the rest of her sisters fall in love with the men her father hoped they would connect with, she is curious about the one he had planned for her. But Gage is not making it easy and plenty of problems stand between them—her half-sister, Angela, from her family back in Philadelphia seems determined to keep her on her toes and threats against Gage’s family keep them guessing all the way.