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Dressed to Confess by Diane Vallerie

I would very much like to visit Proper City, Nevada where dressing up is the norm for the town festivals.  I think that the costumes that Margo helps to provide would really lend to the small town atmosphere, and it would make for a great visit, except for the murder.   I really enjoy the characters and think that running across them in real life would make a trip very memorable.  I liked trying to figure out what would happen next and what Margo would find out next.  Sometimes I beat her to figuring something out and quite often I was wrong with what I guessed.  A great read.
     I received  a copy of the book from the author, the review is entirely my own.


Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot

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This book tells the story of the Maggie Bright a sailing vessel and the secrets it harbors.  When the boat is called into action in WWII, Claire knows that it will do what is necessary, even if the American piloting it, isn't fully committed.
     I really enjoyed this book and its insight into events of WWII.  I was unaware of many of the events and the author has done a good job of portraying them in a way that makes it interesting and not like reading a history book.   I knew that due to production timing that many civilian vehicles were "drafted"into the war effort and the story behind the Maggie Bright made it even more interesting.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is entirely my own.

Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson

I really enjoy books set in a historical setting as they give you a bit of history woven into a story that makes it more realistic.  Hope is a survivor and has moved somewhat on, but soon has to go back and face her past.  She has survived a massacre and has to go back and testify against those involved.  I really liked her courage even though it was not what she wanted.  I think that facing the past maybe helped her to move on somewhat.  She also had to learn to trust others as she had to trust opening up to Lance was the right thing.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is my own.


Over Maya Dead Body by Sandra Orchard

A great mystery that will keep you reading and guessing.  I love seeing what Serena is up to next as she tries to take a break from the rigors of the FBI only to find herself caught up in a death tied to a smuggling ring.  She finds herself more deeply involved than she plans and then to complicate things, she finds herself the romantic target of the men in her life and she has to juggle them, the case, and her initial reason for being at Martha's Vineyard the celebration of an engagement.
     A real page turner.
     I received a copy from the publisher, the review is my own.


A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren

This is a suspenseful book as well as one of forgiveness.  I kept reading to find out what would happen between Gage and Ella as they had to put their differences aside to find Ella's brother.  Gage could have let his feelings get in the way of doing his job, but realized that would cause even more trouble than was already there.  Gage had to learn to trust and put his hurt aside and Ella had to fess up to what she had done for them to be able to work together and do the job that had to be done. I enjoyed reading this book and this is a great series.
     I received a copy from the publisher to read, the review is entirely my own.



Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl

A very suspenseful read that will keep you reading until you finish.  As I read, I tried to make predictions and sometimes I was right and others I would have never guessed.  I could not imagine surviving what Kate did to only have to go back and relive it.  While on the way, Kate and the marshal, Tony,  protecting her run into some snags and it is all that Tony can do to keep her safe.  I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to more from the author.
     I received a copy of the book from the author, the review is entirely my own.




On Love's Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson

This is the third book in the Red Door series and is quite enjoyable.  I first of all love the island and feel like I am there when reading the book.  I liked how in this book, Natalie had to face her past and work out things with Justin.  They both has some healing to do and by coming back to the island, they were able to face these issues.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is entirely my own.