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Book Review: Sanctuary by Beverly and David Lewis

I’ve enjoyed numerous Beverly Lewis books, but this one in collaboration with her husband, David, missed the mark with this reader. Continue reading “Book Review: Sanctuary by Beverly and David Lewis”

Book Review + Giveaway: The Write Man by Lisa Ricard Claro

Lisa Ricard Claro has quickly become an author that I stalk on social media because I’m eager to hear about upcoming releases. I’m happy to be chatting with you today about her latest, a novella, which is part of Roxanne St. Claire’s Barefoot Bay Kindle World.

Kid-lit author Merry Sunjoy and syndicated sports columnist Nick Brubaker meet on the beaches of Mimosa Key, where both have come to work on their latest book. However, Merry doesn’t know that Nick is also her detested online nemesis, Scurvy Rickets, a writer of raucous pirate stories for kids. Neither are looking for love but …

Let’s talk about the title first. Two authors on a path to love – isn’t The Write Man the PERFECT title? As an avid reader, I can’t think of anything much more fun than two authors falling in love.

This is the fourth work of Ms. Claros that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Like her other stories, this too left me feeling good, light hearted and simply happy that I spent time in the world Claro created for me. Merry and Nick are believable and likeable together. They were fun and their story heartfelt but filled with hardship they had to work through. I found their story satisfying and the epilogue the perfect conclusion that answered all my questions. Fans of The Princess Bride will love the references to the movie in The Write Man.

Until the next Claro title releases, you’ll find me continuing to stalk her social media accounts 😉 Why don’t you see what I’ve been talking about and grab a book by Claro. You can’t go wrong with this title or her Fireflies series.

Copy of this book provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.

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Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The Write Man

Author: Lisa Ricard Claro

Release Date: December 8, 2017


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Book Review: 180 Seconds by Jessica Park

A heartbreaking story, but one that holds much beauty too. Continue reading “Book Review: 180 Seconds by Jessica Park”

Book Review: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

After their mother’s death twelve years ago, the Carlisle family unraveled. One by one, all but one of the four siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to blame their father for their mother’s death, but nobody will talk about that tragic day. Their father’s failing health and financial concerns finally bring the Carlisle siblings back home. Continue reading “Book Review: The Things We Knew by Catherine West”

Book Review: Bountiful by Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen’s True North series is one of my favorites. It has my combination of a few amazing qualities – heart, humor, well developed characters, and a solid world that I can get lost in quite easily. The previous three books were ones that I’ve adored for individual reasons. Each book had things that I either connected with or was so well written that I immediately needed to tell other to read so I could discuss. Bountiful is the latest addition to the True North family and it’s really no different – in a great way. Continue reading “Book Review: Bountiful by Sarina Bowen”

Eve Dallas and Harry Potter: Why I Love Them

I’m assuming I’m one of the few people out there who hasn’t read every book of the In Death series by J.D. Robb or the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. If there are still a few of you out there that haven’t given either of these series a chance, keep reading. I’ll tell you my story and try to convince you it’s time to give these books a try. Continue reading “Eve Dallas and Harry Potter: Why I Love Them”

St. Martin’s Press Holiday Romance Releases

St. Martin’s Press is rolling out holiday romance stories this month from authors Kieran Kramer, Donna Alward, Emma Douglas, Manda Collins, Nancy Naigle, Donna Grant and MORE. Bookish Devices is pleased to showcase them here today. The authors even sat down for a Q&A, so sit back and allow us to start off the holiday reading season for you 🙂

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Book Review: The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain’s latest, The Stolen Marriage, didn’t grab me with both hands at first. Once it did – what a story it turned out to be! Continue reading “Book Review: The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain”

Book Review: Seeds of Intention by Andrea Thome

Seeds of Intention is the second installment in the Hesse Creek series and even better than book one, WallandContinue reading “Book Review: Seeds of Intention by Andrea Thome”

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