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Desperate Measures by Sandra Orchard

Kate must work to find the secret of the plants that she is working for no matter what the cost.  She is working at keeping the fact that she has some of the plants a secret, but that secret becomes threatened when a co-worker comes over to  help her paint.  An accident forces Kate to move in with Patti and she finds even more secrets and more things to threaten the one thing that she wants most.
     I liked how Kate was able to work around and with the obstacles that kept coming her way.  She was able to persevere and handle what came her way no matter the cost.
     I received this book free from the publisher to review.

Midnight on the Mississippi by Mary Ellis

Nikki is trying to prove that she can handle being a private investigator and goes to New Orleans to try to join her cousin in his practice.  Her cousin has just taken on a job defending his friend Hunter against murder.  When something happens to prevent her cousin from continuing the job, Nikki finds herself taking on the full responsibility of trying to clear Hunter's name.  She finds herself not only having to contend with working around with whoever is trying to frame Hunter, but finds herself on the wrong side of one of Hunter's friends.  As time progresses, Nikki finds herself more drawn to Hunter, but realizes that she is nowhere near in his league.
     I liked seeing how Nikki worked to prove herself no matter what came her way and how she was able to get out of the predicaments that seemed to keep coming her way.  She was able to deal with whatever was thrown her way and came out on top.
     I received this book free to review.

Random Acts of Deceit by Christy Barritt

Another great book by Christy Barritt.  I enjoy getting to see the next book in a series and finding out what Holly has been up to was great.  Holly has decided to start living again and this included having and keeping a boyfriend in the form of Chase.  She is working for her brother and all seems to be going well.
     Then she gets a message to break up of bad things will happen.  She tries to resist, but when she finds out the sender of the message is not playing games, she soon finds herself following the directions.  I have to say that I did not see the ending coming that went with the book.  It was definitely unexpected and a real twist.  This is what I like about Christy's books is that you need to expect the unexpected.
     I received this book free to review from the author.

Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore

I like a good suspenseful book that I can feel myself getting drawn into.  This book did that.  I could feel like I was a part of the book and was there when the scenes were taking place.  I can also relate to feeling like things are personal and wanting to put more into it for that reason.
     Drawing fire tells the story of Abby and Luke.  Abby is determined to find a serial killer and does so with the help of  Luke.  I could really feel the attraction between the two and look forward to seeing what happens in the next book.  I liked seeing how they were able to work together, but still do what needed to be done.
     I received this book free from the publisher to review.

Reservations for Two by Hillary Lodge

A great story linking past and present as Juliette searches for answers about her family's past.  She takes a trip through time and geography to find out more about her grandmother.  While there she meets Neil.  They search together and find themselves drawn closer together.
     I liked how Juliette was finding out more about her family.  I is always interesting to find out stories from the past and even more getting to see where they took place.

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Centralia by Mike Dellosso

I like to try different types of thrillers at times.  They make you not only think what is going to happen, but make you work hard at thinking what is going on.  The twists and turns in this book kept me wondering what would happen next as well as trying to figure out things ahead of time.  I had to work hard to not look ahead to see what would happen.
     Centralia is the story of Peter Ryan and his quest to find out what really happened to his family.  He realizes that things are not what he had been told and works to find out the truth.  He realizes that he must work had to decide who to trust and who to be careful around.  I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good thriller.

Once Upon a Summertime by Melody Carlson

This is a good story about a small town girl moving to the big city.  Anna must work at reinventing herself and moves to do so.  While there she meets up with an old friend and reconnects.  I liked seeing how Anna adjusted to this new situation and am not sure how I would react moving to such a big city.  I like small town living.
     I received this book free to review from the publisher.

A Love like Ours by Becky Wade

This is a wonderful story of learning to overcome and to live again.  Jack and Lyndie reconnect as adults and she works to help him  overcome some issues that he has.  I liked seeing how they learned to work together to overcome the obstacles and how it worked out.  I liked seeing how Lyndie was able to keep persevering even when things got tough.
     I received this book free from the publisher to review.

Love's Rescue by Christine Johnson

I enjoyed this tale of coming home and trying to please others.  Elizabeth  comes home to find things are not as she expected or wanted.  She has a hard time fitting in at her home and feels torn between deciding to choose someone she wants or someone her father wants.  I liked how Elizabeth comes to terms on her own and learns how to be the person she want to be.
     I received this book free to review.