On Our Shelves: New Romance for March

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Hot, sweet, tender, wild – romance any way you like it!

Historical:

The Devil Takes a Bride – Julia London

Highland Guard – Hannah Howell

A Sinful Deception – Isabella Bradford

Morrow Creek Runaway – Lisa Plumley

What A Devilish Duke Desires – Vicky Dreiling

Earls Just Want To Have Fun – Shana Galen

His Wicked Reputation – Madeline Hunter

The Bedding Proposal – Tracy Anne Warren

The Tempting of Thomas Carrick – Stephanie Laurens

Married To A Perfect Stranger – Jane Ashford

I Loved A Rogue – Katharine Ashe

Diary Of An Accidental Wallflower – Jennifer McQuiston

 

Romantic Suspense:

Where Secrets Sleep – Marta Perry

The Black Widow – Wendy Corsi Staub

Contemporary:

The First Kiss – Grace Burrowes

First Time In Forever – Sarah Morgan

Every Little Kiss – Kendra Leigh Castle

And I Love Her – Marie Force

Secret Harbor – Anna Sullivan

Catching Cameron – Julie Brannagh

Wild Horses – B.J. Daniels

Running Blind – Cindy Gerard

One Wish – Robyn Carr

How To Kiss A Cowboy – Joanne Kennedy

Kiss Me Hello – Grace Burrowes

Back In The Game – Lori Wilde

Paranormal

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The Immortal Who Loved Me – Lynsay Sands

Linda reads: Cowboy Take Me Away by Jane Graves

After surviving a horrific childhood, Luke Dawson leaves Rainbow Valley, Texas determined to forget the past, including a childhood friend, Shannon North.  Luke becomes a bull rider and is destined for the world championship.  He decides to come back to town for the funeral of his father and maybe some closure on his past.

Shannon North left a high power, high paying job as a CPA to return to her roots in Rainbow Valley and take over the Rainbow Valley Animal Shelter.  She worked there during her teens and it holds a special place in her heart.  The shelter is now run down, overcrowded and dependent on donations.  Shannon is hoping her experience in the finance world will help pull her beloved shelter from ruin.  She and Luke have a past that ended badly, and she avoids his father’s funeral.

Luke’s plans are to leave town as soon as the funeral is over, but decides to take a look at the property and home his father left behind.  Maybe if he goes into the house, he can erase some of the demons plaguing him.  But as he tries to take that first step onto the worn porch, he crashes through and injures his knee.  Luckily, Shannon drives by and suddenly they are thrown together whether they like it or not.

What follows is a painful, inspiring, hopeful journey where both Luke and Shannon have to overcome obstacles from their past and try to build on the feelings they reluctantly still feel for one another.   Luke grows from an obstinate, juvenile delinquent to a charismatic, caring adult.  He’s determined to show everyone in town that he is not his father’s son.  Shannon struggles with her perception of him (helped along by an overbearing mother) and some of her own issues from her past.  You can really feel this couple’s pain and will find yourself holding your breath for a happy outcome.

This story also includes some wonderful secondary characters in the towns’ people, an interesting legend, and the animals that are housed at the animal shelter bring an added extra dimension to the story.

This book fits in perfectly with the popularity of small town romances.  It is heartwarming, inspiring and very entertaining.

There’s Just Something About A Cowboy!

Contemporary Western Romances  have become very popular reads.  That cowboy drawl, the tight jeans, the muscular body, the slightly long and unruly hair, chaps,  the “yes ma’m, thank you ma’m”, the tough exterior with the soft and gentle heart – it stirs a woman’s heart!  The Cheshire Library has many titles to choose from that will get your heart afluttering.  Listed below are some of our most popular.

Cowboy Take Me Away by Jane Graves.  This is the first in her new series Rainbow Valley, Texas.   She also has several other titles on our Romance paperback shelves, including the very popular series Plano, Texas featuring Hot Wheels and High Heels, Tall Tales and Wedding Veils, Black Ties and Lullabies, Heartstrings and Diamond Rings.

Katie Lane has a popular series, Deep in the Heart of Texas.  Titles in this series include: Trouble In Texas, Catch Me A Cowboy, Going Cowboy Crazy, Make Mine A Bad Boy.

Carolyn Brown’s final book in her Spikes and Spurs series, Cowboy Seeks Bride, will be out in August (we’ll be ordering it when the new fiscal year starts).  The other books in the series are: Love Drunk Cowboy, Red’s Hot Cowboy, Darn Good Cowboy Christmas, One Hot Cowboy Wedding, Mistletoe Cowboy and Just a Cowboy and His Baby.

C H Admirand has a hot cowboy series – The Secret Life of Cowboys.  Titles are:  Tyler, Dylan and Jesse.

Emma Cane has a cute series – Valentine Valley.  True Love at Silver Creek Ranch is the latest.  A Town Called Valentineis the first.

Cardwell Ranch Trespasser is book number 3 in B. J. Daniels series Cardwell Ranch.  Book one is Unforgiven.  Book two is Redemption.

Joanne Kennedy’s newest cowboy book is Cowboy Tough.  She also has several other titles on our shelves.

Laura Moore has a new series, Silver Creek.  Book one is Once Tempted.  Her Rosewood Trilogy was very popular.  Book one is Remember Me.  Book two is Believe in Me.  Book three is Trouble Me.                                                                            cowboy sunset

Other popular authors that write Contemporary Western Romances are:  Janet Dailey, Joan Johnson, Jodi Thomas, Debbi Macomber, Kat Martin, Linda Lael Miller, Diana Palmer and Jodi Thomas.  Come  in and check out our extensive collection in the Romance Paperback section of the library.

BOOK REVIEW – Redemption by B.J. Daniels

This is an entertaining, fast paced, contemporary western, romantic suspense thriller.  It is book two in the Beartooth, Montana series.  The books do not have to be read in order.

The story centers around cowboy Jack French, who spent two years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.  On his first night home, he comes to the rescue of a woman who is being assaulted in an alley.

Kate Lafond is the mysterious new owner of the Branding Iron Cafe.  When not working at the cafe, she is secretly looking for buried lost gold.  When a stranger helps save her from an assault, she rudely tells him she doesn’t need or want his help.

Jack wants to clear his name and find out who framed him for the crime he was sent to prison for, but he can’t get the lovely, secretive Kate out of his mind.

No one knows how Kate became the new owner of the Branding Iron Cafe.  She keeps to herself which leads the residents of Beartooth wondering what is behind the elusive Kate.  She, like Jack, is trying to resolve some issues from her past.

The author weaves an intricate tale of intrigue, romance, lies, murder, cattle rustling, and treasure hunting.   You are kept guessing the outcome of the two main characters while being introduced to some of the other town residents.  The secondary stories are just as intriguing as the main story, the characters just as complex.

This was a very enjoyable journey that highlights the wild, wild west in modern times.