Archive for May, 2008

raved about reads challenge


1. Change Of Heart by Jodi Piccoult

2. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

3. Outlander by Diana Gibolden (sp)

4. Sunday’s At Tiffany’s by James Patterson

5. 19 Minutes by Jodi Piccoult

6. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Piccoult

more to come as I think of them


Maternal Instincts


Maternal Instincts
Beth Henderson
Silhouette Special Edition Romance
242 pages
copyright: 2000
isbn: 0-373-24338-3

He’d Been Toting Around A Baby Instead Of A Briefcase!

Sexy single executive Sam Hackett had been suddenly thrust into the world of single parentdom, and was looking for some help! Enter lonely co-worker Lauren Nugent, who agreed to move in as a “temporary mom.”

All Lauren was hoping for was a little hands-on experince, to see if she was mommy material. But she got more than she bargained for when she fell for her tiny charge–and the baby’s handsome father!

Now that they were temporarily living under the same roof, would Sam and Lauren soon realize thier newly discovered parental instincts were leading to love…?

Miss Eliza’s Gentleman Caller


Miss Eliza’s Gentleman Caller
Marilyn Clay
Regency Romance
243 pages
copyright: 1998
isbn: 0-8127-6064-5

Miss Eliza Foxburn is genuinely alarmed. Her widowere father, Sir Richard, is courting a young lady whose family is in trade! Worse, the chit is only nineteen–but one year older than Eliza. The tendre is making her papa look like an old fool…at least to Eliza. Surely she must make him see his infatuation is a mistake. And what better way than to encourage an impossibly older man to come courting her?

General Ashford Huntley, a dashing officer of thirty-eight, is hardly over the hill. Back in London after a long campaign, he is making female hearts flutter. Yet he is surprised when the lively Eliza Foxburn asks him to come calling. When she steals a kiss, he’s pleased. But when he learns she is only playing a foolish game, the wily soldier plans a new battle: to outfox Miss Foxburn and teach her a lesson…in love.

A Thousand Bones


A Thousand Bones
P.J. Parrish
470 pages
copyright: 2007
isbn: 1-4165-2587-4

A woman cop.
A haunting memory….

The only female detective in the Miami PD’s Homicide division, Joe Frye has memories that haunt her, and a past that not even her lover, detective Louis Kincaid, truly knows. It began when Joe was an ambitious rookie cop in a small Michigan town called Echo Bay….

The bones found in the woods were the first clue in a string of unimaginably brutal murders of young women. Plunged into a heated investigation — and caught between the dictates of a reluctant local sheriff and the state police — Joe soon uncovers the chilling truth: In the dead of winter in the Michigan woods, she must face down a predator who has chosen her as a worthy opponent — or become his next victim.

Family Passions (3 books in 1)


Family Passions (3 books in one)

Jayne Ann Krentz, Barbara Delinksy, and Tess Gerristen

Harlequin Temptation

594 pages

copyright: 2002

isbn: 0-373-83525-6

The Family Way by Jayne Ann Krentz. Expecting a baby was supposed to be the most incredible thing in her life, but for Pru Kenyon, it was bittersweet. Her relationship with live-in love Case McCord was both exciting and satisfying. But she knew Case wasn’t willing to take it to the next level of commitment. So she did the only thing she could — she walked away from the love of her life.

Chances Are by Barbara Delinsky. Public relations expert Liz Jerome knew everything about creating the right image. After all, she’d created her own bright, ambitious, confident persona. But as she worked with Donovan Grant to rescue his ailing company. Donovan managed to expose the sexy yet frightened woman who was the real Liz. Could he ease her terrible fears and make her whole?

Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen. Miranda Wood had been accused of murdering her ex-lover. She had a motive and the opportunity. So she was shocked to learn she’d been released on bail. Would she have time to clear her name, or was someone manipulating her into the secret world of a murdered man, where everybody’s presumed guilty?

Johnny Cash: The Autobiography


Johny Cash: The Autobiograhpy
Johnny Cash with Patrick Carr
307 pages
copyright: 1997
isbn: 0-06-0727535

He was the “Man in Black”, a country music legend, the “quintessential American troubadour.” He was an icon of rugged individualism who had been to hell and back, telling the tale as never before. In his unforgettable autobiography, Johnny Cash tells the truth about the highs and lows, the Struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the people who shaped him. In the last year Johnny Cash has enjoyed a great resurgence of popularity winning the 2003 Grammy for Best Male Country vocalist and nominated for 7 MTV Music Video Awards. His fan base cuts across multiple generations. In the summer of 2004 a major motion picture, starring Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix will chronicle his early years and courtship of the woman who became his life’s partner, June Carter Cash.

A Home For Adam


A Home For Adam
Gina Ferris Wilkins
Silhouette Special Edition Romance
244 pages
copyright: 1995
isbn: 0-373-09980-0

Dr. Adam Stone had fled to a seculded cabin in the woods for a bit of rest of solitude. But when an unseasonably harsh snowstorm broke, and a very pregnant woman appeared on his doorstep, Adam couldn’t find it in his heart to turn her away–even if it did mean sharing his home.

Jenny Newcomb was beautiful, bubbly–and about to give birth. Adam helped her through labor, and brought her daughter into the world. And from the moment he looked at mother and child he began to wonder if they could provide the love he’d never thought he needed…

when their beloved Granny Fran begins to play matchmaker,four cousins find love!

Still Missing


Still Missing
Beth Gutcheon
353 pages
copyright: 1996
isbn: 0-06-097703-5

Alex Selky, going on seven, kissed his mother goodbye and set off for school, a mere two blocks away. He never made it. Desperate to find him, his mother begins a vigil that lasts for days, then weeks, then months. She is treated first as a tragic figure, then as a grief-crazed hysteric, then as anreminder of the bad fortune that can befall us all. Against all hope, despite false leads and thedesertions of her friends and allies she believes with all her heart that somehow, somewhere, Alex will be found alive.

Beth Gutcheon builds a heartrending suspense that culminates in a climax you will never forget.

An Affair Before Christmas


An Affair Before Christmas
Elosia James
Historical Romance
388 pages
copyright: 2007
isbn: 978-0-06-124554-1


Magic under the mistletoe . . .

One spectacular Christmas, Lady Perdita Selby, known to her friends and family as Poppy, met the man she thought she would love forever. The devilishly attractive Duke of Fletcher was the perfect match for the innocent, breathtakingly beautiful young Englishwoman, and theirs was the most romantic wedding she had ever seen. Four years later, Poppy and the duke have become the toast of the ton . . . but behind closed doors the spark of their love affair has burned out.

Unwilling to lose the woman he still lusts after, the duke is determined to win back his beguiling bride’s delectable affections . . . and surpass the heady days of first love with a truly sinful seduction.

Love Is Patient


Love Is Patient
Carolyne Aarsen
Inspirational Romance
244 pages
copyright: 2004
isbn: 0-373-87258-5

In love with her boss.

If Dylan Matheson knew the real reason she had become his secretary, Lisa Sterling suspected his gray eyes would turn to Arctic ice. Always protective of her stepbrother, she now needed to get inside Dylan’s company to clear her sibling’s name. Lisa thought their relationship would be strictly business. Until she accompanied Dylan to a family wedding . . .

The Mathesons’ closeness and absolute trust in God drew Lisa like a blazing fire on a cold winter’s night. A tower of strength, Dylan was a man she could love unfailingly. But as their attraction blossomed, she feared her secret would jeopardize everything. Unless God made Dylan see that love is all things, including forgiveness . . .