Archive for June, 2008

The Christmas Baby

06/30/2008

The Christmas Baby
Eve Gaddy
Harlequin Super Romance
copyright: 2007
isbn: 0-373-71457-2

Life was too sweet to settle down…

It was a single guy’s dream. Brian Kincaid’s job took him all over the world and he got to sample women the way other people sampled exotic cusines. Until DNA tests and a ten-month-old orphan turned him into the diaper-toting dad he’d never planned on being.

Luckily, Faith McClain was perfect for the job of nanny. With her in charge, Brian could go back to being the freewheeling bachelor, no strings attached.  Except he wasn’t all that sure that the perfect nanny was what he wanted. Maybe this Christmas he wanted a lover and a wife to go with that baby under the tree?

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Betting On Santa

06/29/2008

Betting On Santa
Debra Salonen
Harlequin Super Romance
273 pages
copyright: 2007
isbn: 0-373-71452-1

The odds are against her…

But this time Tessa Jamison isn’t leaving River Bluff, Texas, until she finds what she came for: the father of her sister’s two-year-old son. And the stand-in Santa at the local church bazaar could be the man she’s looking for.

Cole Lawry seems an unlikely canidate for instant daddy. What’s more, the divorced ex-businessman and consumate poker player insists he’s not a father-never has been, never plans to be. Until Tess calls his bluff.

Which means gambling everything she’s got. Including her heart.

Five Women

06/24/2008

 Five Women

Rona Jaffe

Fiction

466 pages

copyright: 1997

isbn: 1-55166-424-0

Once a week five women meet over dinner and drinks at the Yellowbird, their favorite Manhattan bar. To teh shared table they bring their troubled past, their hidden secrets.  And through their friendship, each one will find a courageous new beginning.

Billie–the enigmatic owner of the Yellowbird and a single mother; her scar is a reminder of lost dreams and new foundhope

Gera–a successful psychologist, she lends her help to others but denies it to herself.

Felicity–the brilliant attorney, emotionally chained to one abusive man and obsessed with another.

Kathryn-the devil-may-care adventuress still running from a shattering act of violence.

Eve–the actress, a volcano of anger, whose blind ambition could ultimately destroy the group.

 

 

Beautiful Dreamer

06/07/2008

Beautiful Dreamer
Elizabeth Lowell
Fiction
Audio Book
copyright: 2001
isbn: 1-4233-3871-5

Nevada’s rugged, majestic beauty is a balm for the aches of Hope Gardener’s heart. But the ranch she loves is dying of thirst, thanks to the worst drought the area has ever seen, Hope needs a miracle — and one day it comes to the Valley of the Sun.

Anne Sexton A Biography

06/05/2008

Anne Sexton A Biography
Diane Wood Middlebrook
Biography
495 pages
copyright: 1992
isbn: 0-679-74182-8

Anne Sexton began writing poetry at the age of twenty-nine to keep from killing herself. She held on to language for dear life and somehow — in spite of alcoholism and the mental illness that ultimately led her to suicide — managed to create a body of work that won a Pulitzer Prize and that still sings to thousands of readers. This exemplary biography, which was nominated for the National Book Award, provoked controversy for its revelations of infidelity and incest and its use of tapes from Sexton’s psychiatric sessions. It reconciles the many Anne Sextons: the 1950s housewife; the abused child who became an abusive mother; the seductress; the suicide who carried “kill-me pills” in her handbag the way other women carry lipstick; and the poet who transmuted confession into lasting art.