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The Return by Nicholas Sparks

Get it on Amazon Romance, a bit of mystery, and the hallmark writing of legendary Nicolas Sparks. The Return takes you along for the ride with Trevor Benson as he recovers from his time and injuries while in the service. He's stumbled upon a bit of mystery while setting himself up and taking care of his grandfather's cabin. There's the fluid motion of storytelling Sparks is known for. Along with his added talent of telling many different relationships. It's pure Nicholas Sparks. Happy reading everyone. ~Tanja From the Cover... In the romantic tradition of Dear John, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the story of an injured Navy doctor -- and two women whose secrets will change the course of his life. Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he

A Little Country Christmas by Carolyn Brown, Hope Ramsay, Rochelle Alers, A.J. Pine

  Get it on Amazon Four heartwarming novellas to get you into the holiday spirit! What a great way to be introduced to so many authors if you aren't familiar already.  We get a cowboy, a soldier, a next-door neighbor, and one country doctor! It's a plethora of heroes wrapped up and ready for Christmas! ~Tanja Releasing September 29th from Forever Publishing & Grand Central Publishing. From the Cover... From matchmaking carolers to a festive lights competition, four bestselling authors explore the magic of the holidays in these heartwarming small towns. The Perfect Christmas by Carolyn Brown Rugged cowboy Landon Griffin can't help being smitten by single mom Dixie Boudreaux and her baby girl. To help win their hearts, he wants to give them both the perfect holiday at Longhorn Ranch -- baking cookies, trimming the tree, building snowmen, and the whole works. But when nothing seems to go right, he might need a Christmas miracle to help him out of t

The Duplicate Bride by Ginny Baird

  Release September 29th Get it on Amazon Sisters, sisters... There were never such devoted sisters. Well... kinda. Hope, a sweet and loving teacher, gets to spend time with the gorgeous charming, and just plain wonderful Brent. They spend this time really getting to know Brent's family before the wedding day. Too bad Brent isn't Hope's fiancee. He's her sisters. One again, Hope is covering for her twin. Unfortunately, this go-round, its all too much and has become far too personal.  The Duplicate Bride by Ginny Baird is a sweet and romantic story with a side of reluctant deception. It's my first time reading Baird and I am happy to report it won't be my last. ~Tanja From the cover... Saying “I do” has never been this much fun in this charming new romance from New York Times bestselling author Ginny Baird. Hope Webb can’t believe her twin sister, Jackie, is begging her to swap places and play fiancée at Jackie’s pre-wedding festivities. S

Christmas on Reindeer Road by Debbie Mason

Get it on Amazon Welcome back to Highland Falls! I was so excited to get Mallory's story so when this showed up in my book mail... well... BEYOND EXCITED would better describe me.  It's a story of healing the past by letting it go and realizing that love can still be found. It's sweet. It's affirming and its a taste of Christmas. Christmas on Reindeer Road is what I like to call a stocking stuffer read. A perfect gift for anyone who loves romance with a holiday setting. ~Tanja From the Cover... Fans of RaeAnne Thayne and Debbie Macomber will love this USA Today bestselling author's latest holiday romance about two single parents whose holiday wishes come true in the small town of Highland Falls. Can the magic of mistletoe bring together two busy single parents? Mallory Maitland knows all too well what it's like to feel abandoned, which is why she's sworn never to give up on her two stepsons -- her late husband's children. But whe

A Very Merry Match by Melinda Curtis

  Get it on Amazon Sunshine Valley Matchmakers Club is back at it again! Trying to play matchmakers and piece together two hearts into one. It's what they do and they do it well! If you are into a fast-paced storyline and something you can easily pick up and put down throughout the busy holiday season, I can't think of anything better! As always, author Melinda Curtis gives you everything you want in a sweet romance. Add in the spice of the holidays and you have a Christmas read that will put you in the mood to snuggle up and read. ~Tanja From the Cover... The holidays are served up with some spice in this small-town romance featuring a woman who must maintain a secret identity and the man who begins falling for her. This Christmas, all Mayor Kevin Hadley wants is to give his five-year-old son whatever his heart desires. Only Tad has fallen head over holly for his pretty, sweet-as-sugarplum teacher. When attraction sparks between Kevin and Mary Margaret

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Lizzie Shane

Releases Sept. 29th from Forever Publishing Get it on Amazon I got one word... PUPPIES!!!!! LOL! Ally and Ben have made my day. A suspected Grinch and a lover of dogs combine to make one of the sweetest holiday reads.  In the ultimate of meet-cutes, Ben, our "grinch", is left standing tall, dark, and scruffy with nothing left but a crushed cup of coffee. And Ally, well.. she's just doing her best to keep up with her grandparents and a shelter that is filled with rambunctious pups and a need for funding.  Author Lizzie Shane has done a fabulous job of putting together a feel-good read, yet keeping the reality of life and emotions in check.  The Twelve Dogs of Christmas is love, life, puppies, and seeing things through a child's eyes. Simply put, its the magic of Christmas. *If this isn't turned into a Hallmark, Lifetime, or Netflix Holiday movie soon I will be completely shocked! ~Tanja From the Cover... A delightful holiday romance about a

Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey

Get it on Amazon Well folks, book three in the Hot & Hammered Series is finally here! Early reviews are all singing it's praises! Grab your copy today. From the Cover ...   Hair, makeup, clothing, decor... everything in Bethany Castle's world is organized, planned, and styled to perfection. Which is why the homes she designs for her family's real estate business are the most coveted in town. The only thing  not  perfect? Her track record with men. She's on a dating hiatus and after helping her friends achieve  their  dreams, Bethany finally has time to focus on her own: flip a house, from framework to furnishings, all by herself. Except her older brother runs the company and refuses to take her seriously. When a television producer gets wind of the Castle sibling rivalry, they’re invited on Flip Off, a competition to see who can do the best renovation. Bethany wants bragging rights, but she needs a crew and the only member of her brother'

Chaos by Iris Johansen

Get it on Amazon Welcome to fall ya’ll! What better way to get into the spirit of things than to grab a book... any book by Iris Johansen! She is a master of suspense and has a way of keeping you utterly invested. One of the best reads of the year for me! ~Tanja From the Cover... When CIA agent Alisa Flynn flaunts the rules by breaking into a mansion in the middle of the night, she skillfully circumvents alarms and outwits guards only to find herself standing in billionaire Gabe Korgan's study . . . busted by Korgan himself. This could cost her her job unless, in a split second, she can turn the tables and try to convince him to join her on the most important mission of her life. In a ripped-from-the-headlines plot, schoolgirls in Africa have been kidnapped, and Alisa knows that Korgan has the courage, financial means, and high-tech weaponry to help rescue them. With so many innocent lives hanging in the balance, what she doesn't reveal is that one of th

Dark August by Katie Tallo

Yes! Love it when a debut author really nails it. I spent the weekend with Dark August and it was perfect! Angst, drama, suspense, and more. It’s a great way to kick off spooky season! Out now from @harpercollins !! Snag your copy today!!. ~From the Cover~ Augusta (Gus) Monet is living an aimless existence with her grifter boyfriend when she learns that her great grandmother—her last living relative—has just died. Ditching her boyfriend, Gus returns to the home she left as a young girl. Her inheritance turns out to be a dilapidated house and an old dog named Levi. While combing through her great grandmother’s possessions, Gus stumbles across an old trunk filled with long-lost childhood belongings. But that’s not all the trunk contains. She also discovers cold case files that belonged to her mother, a disgraced police detective who died in a car accident when Gus was eight. Gus remembers her mother obsessing over these very same documents and photographs, especially a Polaroid of a youn

Cuddle Up & Read Extra Large Tavern Mug from Willow Winter's Big Book Lovers Box

Last night the temperatures dropped and it was the perfect time for a fire and a good book! AND it just so happened my Cuddle Up & Read Extra Large Tavern Mug arrived! ~ This tavern mug is HUGE and the stoneware finish is absolutely gorgeous. It holds an unbelievable 26oz!!!. I used a discount code to get mine 😊 You can too. Just follow @bigbookloverbox for discounts and new merchandise updates! #tavernmug #bookishthings #bookmerch #bigbookloversbox #willowwinters #booksubscriptionbox #subscriptionbox #readingbythefire #fallyall🍁🍂 #feelingcozy #whatbookisthat ?

The Heatwave by Kate Riordan

Welcome to spooky season! Let’s kick it off with The Heatwave by Kate Riordan. Touted as “a dark, compelling mystery “ I am beyond excited to jump into this! Thanks to @grandcentralpub and @readforeverpub for sending this my way. As always, you guys rock. "A sultry, gorgeously written and hugely atmospheric thriller with a dark, compelling mystery at its heart."-Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party and The Guest List Under the scorching French sun, a tense homecoming unearths a long-buried family secret in this deliciously propulsive beach read of a mother's greatest fear brought to life. Elodie was beautiful. Elodie was smart. Elodie was manipulative. Elodie is dead. When Sylvie Durand receives a letter calling her back to her crumbling family home in the South of France, she knows she has to go. In the middle of a sweltering 1990's summer marked by unusual fires across the countryside, she returns to La Reverie with her youngest daugh

The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy Cherry

Wow, book friends. This coupling of unconventional roommates and forced a friendship really surprised me. So many quotable passages.  "you can't write the truth if you're lying to yourself" It's a perfect read for those who like a new adult read with angst. The Wreckage of Us is out now! So, feel free to read the excerpt below and enter in the giveaway for a chance to win a copy!  ~Tanja ~ Q & A with author Brittainy Cherry ~ The Wreckage of Us takes place in the inauspicious town of Eres, Nebraska. Not exactly a place where happily-ever-afters are made. What made you choose this setting? I wanted to tell a story about a small town that was overlooked by the world as a whole. Most people would overlook a town like Eres, Nebraska, but there are still people who are living, who are loving, and who are struggling in these small towns. I wanted to show their stories, and how even though the rest of the world may not see them, that they still matter. They deserve

My Name is Eva by Suzanne Goldring

My Name is Eva by Suzanne Goldring has been sitting in my book cart for far too long. I love this kind of read. One that takes you to and from the past and present. An absolute compelling read. It has all the hallmarks of an epic adventure into loyalty, love, betrayal, heartbreak, and redemption. SO GOOD! ~Tanja Evelyn Taylor-Clarke sits in her chair at Forest Lawns Care Home in the heart of the English countryside, surrounded by residents with minds not as sharp as hers. It would be easy to dismiss Evelyn as a muddled old woman, but her lipstick is applied perfectly, and her buttons done up correctly. Because Evelyn is a woman with secrets and Evelyn remembers everything. She can never forget the promise she made to the love of her life, to discover the truth about the mission that led to his death, no matter what it cost her… Thank you to @readforeverpub @grandcentralpub for sending this my way! #clubcarreadinggroup #suzannegoldring #foreverpub #grancentralpublishing #readforev

Lost Souls at the Neptune Inn by Besty Carter

Get it on Amazon Lost Souls at the Neptune Inn by Besty Carter is a generational experience. Three generations of women. Three very different yet familiar paths. It’s what I call a nice read. One that’s easy to pick up and put down. Perfect for the bedside table. ~Tanja When an elusive stranger arrives in 1960s New Rochelle, three generations of women are forever changed. When the heart finds its home, anything is possible. Geraldine, Emilia Mae, and Alice Wingo couldn't be more different from each other. Geraldine is a fiery beauty, turning heads while running the local bakery with her devoted husband, Earle-but she never quite takes to motherhood. Her daughter, Emilia Mae, spends her life chasing her mother's affection and goes looking for love in all the wrong places. So when she gives birth to her own daughter, Alice-the girl with the quick laugh and music running through her veins-she vows to do things differently. Then, Dillard Fox, a handsome stra

Thick as Thieves Kindle Edition by Sandra Brown

Get it on Amazon It's no secret that I love pretty much anything Sandra Brown writes. Thick as Thieves is no exception. Smart, ever challenging the reader to guess what comes next, type of thriller. For an author that has been around its a true talent to keep things fresh and engaging. Brown has it and she keeps giving!  ~Tanja In this tantalizing thriller from a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a woman uncovers lifelong secrets as she searches for the truth behind her father's involvement in a heist gone wrong. Twenty years ago in the dead of night, four seemingly random individuals pulled the ultimate heist and almost walked away with half a million dollars. But by daybreak, their plan had been shot to hell. One of them was in the hospital. One was in jail. One was dead. And one got away with it. Arden Maxwell, the daughter of the man who disappeared all those years ago -- presumably with the money, after murdering his accomplice -- has never rec

The Woman in Red by Diana Giovinazzo

Get it on Amazon Brazil, gaucho country is where you find Anita Garibaldi. An amazing, adventurous saga of a life lead by a woman during the 19th-century revolution. Filled with history and characters rich in dialogue and prose, just an all-around fabulous read. ~Tanja Experience the "epic tale of one woman's fight . . . to create the life of her dreams" in this sweeping novel of Anita Garibaldi, a 19th century Brazilian revolutionary who loved as fiercely as she fought for freedom (Adriana Trigiani). Destiny toys with us all, but Anita Garibaldi is a force to be reckoned with. Forced into marriage at a young age, Anita feels trapped in a union she does not want. But when she meets the leader of the Brazilian resistance, Giuseppe Garibaldi, in 1839, everything changes. Swept into a passionate affair with the idolized mercenary, Anita's life is suddenly consumed by the plight to liberate Southern Brazil from Portugal -- a struggle that would cos