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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

As Europe enters the war in 1939, Alma Belasco's parents send her to relatives in San Fransico where she continues the rest of her life.

Alma befriends Ichimei Fukuda, the Japanese gardener's son.  The friendship turns into a love affair hidden from their community and everyone around them because even in America, it's not acceptable.  



Alma and Ichimei continue their lives on the outside along with a hidden romance for seven decades.

When Alma is near the end of her life, Irina, her caretaker, and Alma's grandson, Seth, find a mystery in the flowers, notes, and secret escapades dependably repeated by Alma.

With a little spying and digging around, Irina and Seth discover the relationship.  

To hide such a beautiful love should never need to happen.   The funny thing about love is that you don't choose it, it chooses you.  True love always brings peace and conquers war.  Spread the word.

Happy reading,

Dawn

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

And the Ideas Just Keep Coming

 


        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
Well, I have just been writing up a storm! Just pounding the keyboard (and hoping what I’m saying makes sense). I’m working on The Marshall and Mrs. Morgan at the moment (along little snippets of other stories that are in my head).
I so love this part of the process, where I’m learning about my characters—who they are and what makes them do the things they do. What do they look like? What’s their personal history? Did they have happy childhoods? What happened to them to get them where they are now, meeting each other for the first time? It’s fun finding out!
I’m learning about the town where the story is set as well because the town is just as much a character as the people who inhabit it.
As with the beginning of any new story for me, the ideas are coming fast and furious. Funny where inspiration hits and little bits of dialogue or scenes come to me. Take yesterday, for instance. I was grocery shopping (as I usually do on Sundays) when an idea hit me. Fortunately, I always carry a small notebook in my purse for such occasions so there I stood, in the middle of the detergent aisle, jotting down notes so I wouldn’t lose them. I may have even giggled a time or two as I wrote (did other shoppers look at me like I was nuts? Yes, I’m sure they did). How long did I stand there, blocking the aisle before I moved my cart aside? I honestly have no idea. Certainly not long enough for my ice cream to melt into a puddle but definitely long enough for it to get soft.
Of course, those ideas and scenes aren’t in any particular order and neither is my manuscript at the moment (I haven’t even finished Chapter Two yet and here I am, jotting down scenes for the epilogue!). But this is how my mind works. Scary, isn’t it? I’ll puzzle it all together later (which again, is how my mind works).
Oooh, just got another glimpse of a scene. Gotta go write it down before I forget!

Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

Marie

Friday, May 24, 2024

UNCOVERING THE LORD by Lexi Post has released at only 99¢

 

UNCOVERING THE LORD

(Courting a Curious Lady: Book 1)

by Lexi Post

is now out and only 99¢!

She turned him down once. Dare he risk his heart again?

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On the eve of her trip to the Dragon Caves in Mallorca, Spain, Lady Elsbeth Rawley of Astor discovers that her classmates at The Belinda School for Curious Ladies will be pulled from school unless one of them marries by the end of the season. Heartsick this could happen, she promises she will marry for their benefit. Unfortunately, she has no prospects which means she will have to cut her trip short and return to England quickly to find a suitor. So while digging among the stalagmites, the last thing she expects to find is Lord Theodore Mabry, the heir to the Earl of Lansdowne, and the man whose proposal she rejected last season.


For the last year and a half, Teddy has buried his heartbreak over Lady Elsbeth in willing women on the Continent. But his happy-go-lucky ways were halted when one of those women gave him a baby girl before dying of illness just weeks later. Now, ready to go home with his daughter, he needs a “dragon tooth” for the wet nurse who refuses to travel aboard a ship unless she has one to wish upon for safe passage. Coming face to face with Lady Elsbeth is not in his plan, and while at first, it appears it will be a fortunate event, he soon discovers she is not who he thought she was as he is forced to take the same ship headed for England.


Now in each other’s daily company, Teddy finds he did not bury his love for Elsbeth deep enough. But he can’t ask for her hand in marriage. He has no wish to be rejected again. So he enjoys their time together as temporary, until hope rears its ugly head. Unfortunately, not all is as it seems and despite his defenses, he must decide if loving Lady Elsbeth is worth the destruction of his heart.

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About Lexi:

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. Whether it’s sizzling cowboys, dashing dukes, hot immortals, or hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her two cats in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you’ll never see her without a hat.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

First Kiss Train Wreck by Michelle Pennington

 Rian has a problem with first kisses, so first dates are her specialty because there's never a second date.

She works at Booms and Nibbles and flips houses with her best friend, Troy. You wouldn't think she has time for dates, but they are always around the corner.

The new marketing man immediately finds her attractive and asks for a date.

                                         

Troy to the rescue.  Riana accepts the offer of a lesson on first kisses.  Friends can do this, right?  With a blush from Troy, the lesson begins.  Rian isn't nervous this time, so that must be why it is the best kiss ever experienced from her point of view.  

She's ready for the next first date.  Granted, more lessons may be in order.

Does this make it two men on her roster, the new marketing guy and Troy?  Maybe she should narrow the field down and pick the new and exciting or the known and dependable amongst other attributes.

She has a work relationship with both, both handsome, both desirable...  What will she do?

Romantic comedy can always lift your spirits and leave a good feeling in your heart.

Happy reading,

Dawn

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

New Contract

 


        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
So, I have fabulous news to share! I have finished writing Wife By Surprise, the third and final book in the Wives of Bravado County series. Now all that’s left to do is start my first-round edits, send it to my beta readers and make their corrections. I’m so looking forward to that process. I really enjoyed this story! It was a lot of fun to write.
Even bigger news! I have signed a three-book contract with Oliver Heber Books and I’m so stoked! After six years of writing, writing, writing, submitting, submitting, submitting, I have found a new publishing home! Whooo-hooo! This is cause for celebration! Here's the announcement.

As of this moment, I don’t know the exact publishing date for The Maverick and Miss Miller, but I would imagine it would be sometime later this year and I’m already working on The Marshall and Mrs. Morgan, the second book in the series. I love this part of the process…starting a new story, developing my characters, figuring out my plot points even though I know my characters will do whatever they want.  
I can’t tell you how excited I am! Also a little nervous, which is to be expected I think. I’ve never signed a contract for more than one book and now I have one for three! Oh my gosh! Happy days, indeed!
And being that that is the case, I should get back to writing.  
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

Marie

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar

A fabulous contemporary/historical romance!  As an auctioneer in New York, NY, Emsley Wilson's life is on auction.  Her grandmother, Violet, passes after a "free bird" life in painting and social connections.  

Emsley inherits Violet's New York brownstone and a blue box with an old painting and a pile of yellowed letters.  The initial intention is to sell the home along with saving her auction business, ditching one of the partners who wants to ditch her, and meeting the real estate attorney Violet suggested.

Can we add a little more to Emsley's to-do list?  Of course.  


Bram Dekker, attorney, meets with Emsley to help her with legalities.  He wears a wedding ring, so Emsley doesn't understand his interest in her.  He's gorgeous, kind, and respectful, but he has a ring on.  

In between cleaning the house, and everything else. Emsley takes a minute to transport us back in time through the old letters in the box.  The letters are written about Johanna Bongor-van Gogh. 

The story is rich in contemporary and historical romance along with such an interesting background of Vincent van Gogh.  I may have to pick up his biography to see how close the information is.  It also exemplifies the fight women take up to be recognized.  

I hope, if you pick up any of the books I review, this is one of them!

Happy reading,

Dawn



 




Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Home from Texas

 


        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
        I am home from Texas and my son’s wedding. It was beautiful and came off without a hitch, if we’re not counting the sudden chill in the air and the rain, which came down in buckets —thankfully, it was not an outdoor wedding, but it did make maneuvering through the puddles without getting wet a little difficult. The summer dress I wore was little protection from that cold wind. The bride was beautiful and maybe I’m a little prejudiced there, but I don’t think so…love that woman, even if she isn’t my daughter now! And my son…well, this was the happiest I’ve ever seen him! That does something to a mother’s heart. I’m so happy for them.
        Did I cry? Well, not full out ugly sobs, but yes, I cried. It was very emotional! Have you ever witnessed something that was so ‘right’, that it touched you deeply? That’s what happened. When they looked at each other, the love between them was palpable, like you could hold it in your hand. I love that!
        The DH had a fabulous time, too. He was so proud to escort his future daughter-in-law down the aisle and he looked so handsome doing so. Despite his health issues, he danced up a storm at the reception. Did he pay for that later? Yes. Yes, he did. Actually, we both did and now, we’re both sick with lovely colds that have us coughing and sneezing up a storm!
        It’s all good, though! I wouldn’t have missed any of it for anything!
        Coming back to the day job was not easy (Oh! So much to catch up on!) but coming back for the writing was easy! Missed writing every day, but seriously, there was no time while I was away!
        And that’s about all for me…still catching up on laundry and so forth…
        Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

Marie

Friday, April 26, 2024

UNCOVERING THE LORD by Lexi Post preorder only 99¢!

UNCOVERING THE LORD
(Courting a Curious Lady: Book 1)
is up for preorder! Only 99¢.

She turned him down once. Will he risk his heart again?

On the eve of her trip to the Dragon Caves in Mallorca, Spain, Lady Elsbeth Rawley of Astor discovers that her classmates at The Belinda School for Curious Ladies will be pulled from school unless one of them marries by the end of the season. Heartsick this could happen, she promises she will marry for their benefit. Unfortunately, she has no prospects which means she will have to cut her trip short and return to England quickly to find a suitor. So while digging among the stalagmites, the last thing she expects to find is Lord Theodore Mabry, the heir to the Earl of Lansdowne, and the man whose proposal she rejected last season.

For the last year and a half, Teddy has buried his heartbreak over Lady Elsbeth in willing women on the Continent. But his happy-go-lucky ways were halted when one of those women gave him a baby girl before dying of illness just weeks later. Now, ready to go home with his daughter, he needs a “dragon tooth” for the wet nurse who refuses to travel aboard a ship unless she has one to wish upon for safe passage. Coming face to face with Lady Elsbeth is not in his plan, and while at first, it appears it will be a fortunate event, he soon discovers she is not who he thought she was as he is forced to take the same ship headed for England.

Now in each other’s daily company, Teddy finds he did not bury his love for Elsbeth deep enough. But he can’t ask for her hand in marriage. He has no wish to be rejected again. So he enjoys their time together as temporary, until hope rears its ugly head. Unfortunately, not all is as it seems and despite his defenses, he must decide if loving Lady Elsbeth is worth the destruction of his heart.

Buy links:

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About Lexi:

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. Whether it’s sizzling cowboys, dashing dukes, hot immortals, or hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her two cats in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you’ll never see her without a hat.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Love Like Dandelion Roots by Katie Nelson

Moving back to your small hometown can be a bit nerve racking.  It's great to revisit your youthful memories, but the questions of "What brings you back?" can get annoying and embarrassing.

 Melissa, Mel, returns to Aspen Hill, Minnesota and its two stop light intersections.  To be around her mother and father is a treat, and amazingly, a job as a grade school teacher falls in her lap.  Not too bad of a start.


When her father falls ill, Mel jumps to help at the gas station he owns of which she had worked during high school.

 It is unavoidable in a small town to not bump into her former flame, Trey.  He was more than a fling.  He had pulled her out of her shyness and had created a relationship she had thought was promising.  That ended as fast as it started.

Now, Trey's son is in her classroom and Trey is in the gas station.

There may be a lot of explaining to do, so is it worth the time and understanding?  That's how love works.  Patience, time, getting to know one another, and an undeniable heart flutter does so much!

Happy reading,

Dawn


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

I Love Weddings

 


        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
By the time you all read this, I will be winging my way to Texas for my son’s wedding. I’m so excited, I can hardly contain myself! She’s a lovely woman—beautiful in her heart and soul. Sweet. Kind. Compassionate. Funny. There are no strangers in her life—just friends she hasn’t met yet. They love each other and make each other happy, which is all any mother can ask for (both the DH and I love her, too. She’s the daughter we never had).
Of course, I’m already packed because that’s just how I am. I’m a planner. I have my lists (several of them actually. Some might say it’s a compulsion, some might say I’m a little controlling—they would not be wrong). Can’t arrive somewhere and not have essentials – like underwear (no, I have not done this, but I know people who have. I did forget to bring my medications for a last minute trip once, which could have turned out very badly). I have sticky notes all over the place, reminding me not to forget anything important.
The DH is the complete opposite. He is NOT a planner. He’ll pack the morning of our flight, running around the house, asking me where things are. I have made a list for him, but well…can’t teach an old dog new tricks. This is his way. I know this. I also know, after being married for more than forty-three years, that this is the way he wants it (and yes, he is very resistant to me packing for him…I’ve tried and it didn’t go well).
I’m also not one of those who goes running through the airport, dragging my worldly possessions behind me, because I didn’t leave myself enough time. Doesn’t matter if I need to sit there at my gate for an hour or more. I dislike being late. For anything. I am always early (yes, I’m sure this drives some people nuts). Again, the DH is not this way. If his appointment is at three o’clock, he will be there at three o’clock, whereas I will be there at two forty-five. Makes for some interesting conversations in my house with me trying to push us out the door and him not cooperating.
In other news, Wife Wanted is out and available on Amazon (ebook and print) and Books2Read and I’m almost done with book three, Wife by Surprise. I’m writing the epilogue. Whoooo-hooo!
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

Marie

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The Accidental Inheritance by Cate Woods

 Sacramento to Dithercott, England is quite the lifetime move.  Cassidy Beeswhistle's family lineage started here in a grand castle along with the Beeswhistle Inn, and her decision is made rather quickly after her father's passing. 

Cassidy's profession as a Cordon blue chef had puddled out.  Her eleven-year-old daughter didn't fit in at school, so nothing stopped Cassidy from wasting no time in purchasing the Inn unseen to start a happier and more productive life for both.

The Inn held a lot of unimaginable surprises upon arrival.  Heart sinking, Cassidy mentally tallied the time and money to fix the Inn.  A glimpse of the family's former castle didn't help her mind ease because the castle had been lost two hundred years ago in a hasty gambling bet.  

The majority of the English community didn't welcome the American taking over the Inn, yet she found a friend in Angeline and her daughter, Jim, the vicarage, and possibly Ned, the current owner of the castle.

Cassidy rarely made time for relationships with men, but now she had interest in two men.  Jim's personality exuded friendship and delight from day one, and it was a chore to get to know Ned.  

Take the easy mark or make it another task?  Only the heart can figure this riddle out.  

With little spare time while opening the Inn, battling a local sabotage on her profession, assuring happiness for her daughter, and figuring men out, it's a pot filled road to the end of Cassidy's to-do list.  Romance and love will find its own way to the heart! 

Happy reading,

Dawn

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Wife Wanted is almost here!!!!


             Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
        Squeeee! It’s almost here. Just a few more days until Wife Wanted, Book Two in the Wives of Bravado County series is available on Amazon and all the other ebook platforms (print will take a little longer).
If you read Wife For Hire, then you’ll remember Gabriel Wescott, Jared’s sweet, funny, and charming brother. Well, Wife Wanted is his story. And I had so much fun writing about him and Doctor Andi (well, after his initial heartbreak). Here’s what the story is about:
 Gabriel Wescott has waited years for the woman he loves to return from medical school, only for her to arrive in Possibility, Texas, with a husband and sister-in-law, Alexandra Gracen, in tow. Nursing his broken heart, he finds distraction in teasing the straight-laced, oh-so-proper Doctor Gracen, or Dr. Andi as he likes to call her. He’s bound and determined to help her adjust to western life.
        Doctor Alexandra Gracen is not sure what to think of the cowboy with the irresistible grin and unwavering good nature, but he is definitely different from any man she’s had to put in his place before. For some reason, he insists on making her a part of the town, but her Bostonian ways are not an easy fit. Though she too blames her sister-in-law for his heartbreak, she’s not about to let him distract her from her lifelong career.
As Gabe slowly cracks the shell of the good doctor, he finds beneath a woman with a soft heart and a passionate nature, who has always been married to her work first. She knows nothing about being a wife and mother, which is what he has always wanted in his life…or so he thought.
And that’s it for me…so much more to do…like finish Wife By Surprise, the next story in the Wives of Bravado County series.

Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

Marie

Friday, March 29, 2024

Cover Reveal of UNCOVERING THE LORD by Lexi Post

 

I'm thrilled to reveal the cover of my next release, UNCOVERING THE LORD (Courting a Curious Lady: Book 1). It's not easy to get a couple in a cave in the jungle.

This is a second chance at love story. They first met in STEALING THE DUKE (Marrying a Mabry: Book 1) and Lord Mabry proposed, only to be turned down. Gasp!

Now it's a year and a half later and many things have changed. It's a different time, different continent, and different circumstances. Besides, he no longer loves Lady Elsbeth.

As for Lady Elsbeth, she's on a mission to get back to England to save the Curious Ladies and the school they all attend. Running into Lord Mabry again was not in her plans. His escapades through various countries have changed him significantly. The question is, for better or worse?

This story will be releasing in May.

About Lexi

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. Whether it’s sizzling cowboys, dashing dukes, hot immortals, or hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her two cats in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you’ll never see her without a hat.


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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Wife Wanted Cover Reveal

   

 
            Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
         So….lots of things happening here at the homestead! The DH and I are getting ready for our son’s wedding next month! We’re both so excited! She’s a wonderful woman—sweet, kind, funny—just altogether lovely, inside and out. I love her to pieces!
The other thing I’m excited about? I’m getting ready to release Wife Wanted, Book Two in the Wives of Bravado County series. I’ve been working with H.D. Thompson with Bella Media Management and she is wonderful! That’s no exaggeration! Case in point, I really didn’t know what I wanted on the cover for this book though I had picked out the couple. The heroine is a doctor, the hero a rancher, but other than that, I just didn’t know what else should be there. H.D. came to my rescue. I mentioned that I thought a nice house with the word ‘Doctor’ on it as well as some horses would be good to show the flavor of Wife Wanted. And flowers. Love the wildflowers that grow in Texas, where this story takes place. This is what she came up with…


I love it! She managed to capture everything that I wanted and it’s beautiful. I’m so happy with it (though there may be another small tweak or two).
In case you’re interested, this is what Wife Wanted is about… 

Gabriel Wescott has waited years for the woman he loves to return from medical school, only for her to arrive in Possibility, Texas, with a husband and sister-in-law, Alexandra Gracen, in tow. Nursing his broken heart, he finds distraction in teasing the straight-laced, oh-so-proper Doctor Gracen, or Dr. Andi as he likes to call her. He’s bound and determined to help her adjust to western life.

Doctor Alexandra Gracen is not sure what to think of the cowboy with the irresistible grin and unwavering good nature, but he is definitely different from any man she’s had to put in his place before. For some reason, he insists on making her a part of the town, but her Bostonian ways are not an easy fit. Though she too blames her sister-in-law for his heartbreak, she’s not about to let him distract her from her lifelong career.

As Gabe slowly cracks the shell of the good doctor, he finds beneath a woman with a soft heart and a passionate nature, who has always been married to her work first. She knows nothing about being a wife and mother, which is what he has always wanted in his life…or so he thought.

And that’s all for me…still so much more work to do!
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!
Marie

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Rent Yourself An Elf by Savannah Scott

 Not too late for a great Christmas story.  Don't forget Easter is just around the corner and the holidays are related!  For whatever reason, I was in the mood to read this.

It's a delightful rom-com, and Noelle has a problem with Christmas.  It's not that she doesn't like it, but rather it was always centered around her grandmother who has passed and left her home for Noelle as an inheritance.

The house is old and needs a few minor repairs.  As a grade school teacher, Noelle has little time to do much more than plan to teach and teach.  She squeezes in a few dinners with her best friends.

They surprise her with an elf because she needs entertainment other than just work.  

His name is Liam.

Liam is a handyman for hire, wearing a Santa hat for the occasion, and appears at Noelle's door to do handywork for two days.  He's too busy and consumed with his trade to think about women.  

Noelle isn't perfect like her sister.  Yet, Liam notices everything good about her immediately.  

The kindling is set for the fire.

When she gets herself in a pickle over needing a date for a family event, let's see if Liam can fill the ticket. 

The match is lit and will the fire burn?!

 It's a feel-good read and can be enjoyed even without decorations and snow for the holiday!

Happy reading,

Dawn


  



Wednesday, March 6, 2024

A Woman to Admire

     

       
Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
        Yesterday, my DH and I attended a birthday celebration for a dear friend. She’s 98. Yes, you read that right. 98! But one would never know that to look at her or talk to her. She doesn’t look 98. Not at all. She doesn’t act it either.
She is young at heart and she is stunning. Beyond beautiful. When we saw her yesterday, her hair and makeup were perfect and she was dressed to the nines and that wasn’t because it was her birthday. She dresses like this every day. She has a collection of hats that she wears whenever she goes out…and not just any hats…these are the wide-brimmed fashionable hats of a bygone era when women wore gloves and didn’t dare step out of their homes without looking their absolute best.
The woman has boundless energy, too. Her own personal fountain of youth, it would seem, hidden somewhere inside. I get tired just watching her! At this age, she is still very active in her community, attending chamber of commerce meetings to help small businesses grow (she was a small business owner at one time), traveling to visit her children and grandchildren (and yes, great grandchildren), posts twice a day (at least) on Facebook (always uplifting, inspirational messages—she calls her Facebook friends ‘her peeps’, which is adorable. She’s adorable!), reaches out to those who need help, and volunteers with hospice and one of the local mental health agencies here.
This is a woman who has lived and lived well. That’s not to say she didn’t have hard times because everyone does, but no one would ever know that in speaking with her. Every hard time was a lesson to be kinder and that’s how she looked at it. She learned that lesson well because she is kindness itself. 
And love. She exudes love…there’s no other way to say it. And I do love this woman. She is no relation. Like I said, a friend, but she has never treated me as anything other than another daughter and my DH as a son.
Did I mention she gives the best hugs? I was happy to receive several of her famous hugs yesterday!
As I watched her greet her guests, moving through the crowd with infinite grace and uncommon style (there were a lot of guests—she is well loved), I thought…not only is this woman someone to admire, but also someone to emulate. She is the grand dame, the matriarch, the queen, and I am so fortunate to be part of her world. Happy birthday, my friend!
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

Marie

Friday, March 1, 2024

FLETCHER'S FLAME by Lexi Post only 99¢ for a limited time!

 

Fletcher's Flame 

(Last Chance Book 3)

by Lexi Post

is now on sale for only 99¢, but only for a limited time.

Can he get her to see her own worth before they both go up in flames…literally?

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   Dana Wilson has one mission in life – to save animals. Thanks to her life’s calling, she’s developed a distrust of men in authority. So when Bo Fletcher, a cowboy firefighter, decides to appoint himself her bodyguard, her hackles rise.

   Bo’s physical attraction to Dana Wilson has him digging deeper into her personality, a need to understand her burning in his gut. Unfortunately, that’s not the only thing burning. An arsonist appears to be nipping at Dana’s heels and Bo is determined to protect her.

As sparks fly between them, the fires come closer and closer to claiming Dana. Can Bo protect her or will his own words be her demise?

About Lexi:

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. Whether it’s sizzling cowboys, dashing dukes, hot immortals, or hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her two cats in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you’ll never see her without a hat.


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