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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Times Arrow

Times Arrow, my time travel historical has been contracted by WRP! :D

Based in Headley Cross in 1841, the story contains the train crash from Woodley of the same year. I changed events slightly to fit my story line - the train is going in the opposite direction at a slightly different time of day. But the death toll etc is true to the real event.

Sonning Cutting is perhaps half a mile from where we live. We often drive over the bridge, stop and watch the trains pass by underneath on the main Reading to London line.

Blurb:
Touching a milestone, Joni Peterson is catapulted through time into a world both familiar and strange. Finding herself in Victorian England, she discovers love in the most unexpected place— at the feet of the man whose carriage knocked her down.

Lord Sebastian Tyler needs to remarry, but preferably not a woman of his mother’s choosing. The woman his carriage runs over both irritates and fascinates him. Could she be the answer to his prayers?

Will the arrow of love find them both before time runs out and the portal to the present reopens?

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

review Just the way you are

Just the way You Are by KM Daughters

RELEASES: July 29th

BLURB:

After surviving a fire, Noelle Walker is finished with undergoing unsuccessful operations to eliminate facial scars and to restore the use of her hand. Her neighbor, owing his life to Noelle's selfless rescue, finances her Valselo pilgrimage where she might experience the living presence of the Mother of God. Noelle silently prays to receive the miracle of self-acceptance so that she might live normally despite her gnawing self-consciousness about her appearance.


When she meets the handsome Shane Thompson, his avid, romantic attention makes Noelle believe that perhaps miracles do happen in the quaint Adriatic village. The renowned maxillofacial surgeon doesn't seem to care that her hand is crippled and her face is scarred-that is until he claims he can give her "her miracle."

Noelle survived the fire, but will she survive her broken heart after concluding Shane's interest is conditional on fixing her appearance?


Will Shane acknowledge that only God can perform miracles, and can he convince Noelle that he loves her regardless of her scars, and not because of them?


MY REVIEW:

Noelle and Shane’s story is lovingly and beautifully told in volume 2 of the Gospa Journeys. Injured saving her neighbours life in a fire, Noelle is left with severe scarring. All she wants is a miracle, to be able to accept the way she is now. Shane, an eminent plastic surgeon, falls for her the instant he meets her, and is convinced he is her miracle.

KM Daughters have penned another wonderful story of love, faith and hope. We catch up with characters we already met, and meet new ones, all set in amazingly detailed scenery. Proving that God knows best and works miracles in His own way, this story is not to be missed.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

review - Hearts Communion by Marianne Evans

Hearts Communion by Marianne Evans.

PUBLISHED: Aug 26th

BLURB:

Jeremy "JB" Edwards dreams of one thing: Having a loving wife and children of his own. Not a surprising ambition, since he was raised at the heart of a large, tight-knit family.

Monica Kittelski spends her days at Sunny Horizons Daycare Center pouring her heart and faith into other people's children. But Monica harbors one impossible dream: Having children of her own someday.

JB and Monica seem the perfect match, but what will come of their electric, sassy relationship when Jeremy learns of Monica's infertility?

Hopes and reality collide when they must confront the idea of finding God's plan and following His will when a dearest hope is destined to remain unfulfilled.

Can these two loving, passionate hearts survive a communion of dreams and reality?


The third in the Woodland Series, Heart’s Communion tells the story of JB and Monica. JB, from book one, comes from a large family and wants nothing more than to leave his business to his kids. Monica, on the other hand, knows a family is not on the cards and throws herself into running her daycare centre and ballet school and pouring her love on those children in her care.

Dealing with the hard hitting issue of infertility, Ms. Evans has penned a novel that doesn’t hold back the punches. Affecting a vast number of couples, yet never spoken about, infertility has rocked Monica to the core. How can she follow God’s plan and yet fulfil her own ambition and keep the man she’s fallen for?

Not to be missed, this book keeps you reading, smiling and crying til the last page.

Review - the floating palace by JoAnn Carter

The floating palace by JoAnn Carter

AVAILABLE July 15, 2011

ELLIE DUNKLING’S life long dream has been to work on one of Lake Champlain’s steamboat, the Ticonderoga. There’s only one problem. Men, not women, are hired to work on ships. Ellie, however is determined to change that. After all, it is 1923 and far from the dark-ages.

Captain PHILIP LAWHORN is a man’s man. When Champlain Transportation Inc. informs him a woman has been hired to work on his ship as stewardess, he’s anything but pleased. First, he doesn’t appreciate the fact someone’s hired on his twenty-eight-member crew without his knowledge. Secondly, how is he supposed to handle this company mandated—sure to be—disaster?


EXCERPT

"Excuse me, captain?"

Philip whirled on his heel. A petite woman with a creamy complexion stared at him with wide, hazel eyes. "Yes?" The lady hesitated then put one foot into his room. She held out a gloved hand, which he took automatically. No matter how glad he might be for a distraction, passengers weren't supposed to be in his quarters. He made a mental note to have a word with his crew later. For now, he had to find an inoffensive way to get rid of this interloper.

"What can I do for you, miss?"

She withdrew her hand and lifted her chin. Determination sparked in her eyes, and Philip hoped what he'd heard about redheads wasn't true. The last thing he needed right now was a hot-tempered, stubborn woman -- however beautiful she may be -- to upset things even more. He took a step closer and held out his elbow. "Let me escort you back to the purser's desk to find someone to help you locate your stateroom."

The woman frowned as if he spoke a different language. Finally, she smiled. Her whole face radiated warmth that enveloped him. "I don't think you understand. I'm Ellie Dunkling, your new stewardess."

"My... my what?" So much for distracting him, she was the distraction.

"Your new--"

He cut her off with a wave of his hand. "I heard you, but I don't agree." He wheezed, "You are not a steward."

Her arched brows drew together. "There must be some misunderstanding. Mr. Trembley said you were expecting me."

Expecting her? Not hardly.

"Lady." He shook his head. "You have no idea." The situation was so ludicrous he was tempted to pinch himself. However, the only thing he was sure to wind up with was a bruise for his efforts. Before him stood an elegant woman in a long, drop-waist garment, insisting she had a place of employment... here.

If there had to be a stewardess, shouldn't it be a frumpy, gray-haired spinster with thick round glasses and a substantial waistline? At least then he wouldn't feel as uncomfortable about the dirty, difficult responsibilities she would need to carry. Nor would he have half the worry over the reputation of his crew and boat, or even the state of his heart for that matter.


MY REVIEW
5 stars

In this wonderful romance by JoAnn Carter, the reader is plunged into the world of 1923, where a woman may work but definitely not on a hectic steamboat surrounded by men. With three dimensional characters and a gripping storyline, this novel is a page turner and a kindle keeper. Fist in a new series, Ms. Carter once again doesn’t disappoint. She leaves the reader wanting more and eagerly anticipating the rest of the books in the series.



Saturday, 16 July 2011

Busy Day

This morning I did the race for life - 5k in the pouring rain around a park in Reading. 52mins was
my time.

Then this afty the cover fairy came a calling. Done by Nicola Martinez.

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isn't it lovely :)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sigh

is seriously considering running a contest for UK ppl only.

oh wait... no one in the UK reads this....

problem solved then.

Goes back to her WIP once more having the fact she lives the Wrong Side of the Pond shoved down her throat!