#BookReviews- End of November Highlights #amreading @UviPoznansky @SarahBrentyn @Sandra_Cox


The first week of Love, Me’s release went well! I managed a pretty orange Amazon ribbon and some wonderful reviews, so thank you for your support!

I’m now working on two very different stories. One is a thriller about a woman stalked by a serial killer, and the other is a YA women’s fiction. Two sisters must learn to work together after the deaths of their parents or lose their young brother to the foster care system.

For reading, I started with a war story, then a collaboration of short stories, a post-apocalyptic suspense and finally, an unforgettable western.

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From USA Today Bestselling Author, Uvi Poznansky, comes a passionate wartime love story:

Lenny goes as far back as the moment he met Natasha during WWII, when he was a wounded warrior and she—a star, brilliant yet illusive. Natasha was a riddle to him then, and to this day, with all the changes she has gone through, she still is.

Uvi Poznansky

Uvi Poznansky is a USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” Her romantic suspense box set, Love Under Fire, made the USA TODAY bestselling list, as did her medical thriller box set, Do No Harm; and her romance box set, A Touch of Passion, was the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards.

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My Review

Lenny fell in love with the beautiful Natasha from the moment he saw her on a stage performing for soldiers shortly before the devastation of Pearl Harbor.

She was young, but even then, the lure of her smile and magic of her music drew him like no other, but she was an up-and-coming star while he was a private in the army- their situation was untenable. Then, thanks to a well-meaning friend’s interference, he and Natasha became pen pals, met, and fell in love.

Much like Natasha’s haunting ballads, their love story is a series of highs and lows, but there is never any doubt of their devotion to one another.

The story moves from the present when Natasha is battling Early Onset Alzheimer’s and the stress it puts on their relationship, to Lenny’s memories of the past, including many heart-wrenching scenes from wartime events.

Favorite Lines:

Looking at me through the mirror she asks, “So? What about this woman? D’you like her?”

I turn her around to face me, simply to prevent her from talking to herself again. “It’s you I care for,” I say, brushing my fingers through her unkempt hair. “Only you.”

The Music of Us- Uvi Poznansky

Her fingers awakened something in the belly of the instrument, in my guts, in the hearts of everyone present. A prayer for peace.

The Music of Us- Uvi Poznansky

This is an emotional read that will remind you to value the time you have, the future holds no promises.

WE ARE ALL PART SHADOW

Life promises joy and sorrow. Alongside the light, there will always be traces of darkness. It is the nature of being human.

In this anthology of short fiction, we explore relationships—how they sculpt us, hurt us, help us, and reveal our deepest desires.

Sarah Brentyn

Sarah Brentyn is an introvert who believes anything can be made better with soy sauce and wasabi.

She loves words and has been writing stories since she was nine years old. She talks to trees and apologizes to inanimate objects when she bumps into them.

When she’s not writing, you can find her strolling through cemeteries or searching for fairies.

She hopes to build a vacation home in Narnia someday. In the meantime, she lives with her family and a rainbow-colored, wooden cat who is secretly a Guardian.

You can find her online at http://www.sarahbrentyn.com

My Review

This is an anthology of short stories created by eight of the best authors in literary fiction.

Each story centers around compelling feelings of betrayal, doubt, and mistrust that can happen in a relationship.

We all have stories.  The ones we imagine. The ones we tell. The ones we hide.

Brentyn, Sarah. The Shadows We Breathe (Volume 1) (p. 1). Kindle Edition.

I was taken by the depth created within the boundaries laid out for this set; flash stories of 500 words, micro stories totaling 50 words, and micro-bursts at only 10 words.

Skin is the gateway between outside and me, the barrier that protects when the external becomes too real, too brutal.

Between- Ali Isaac
Brentyn, Sarah. The Shadows We Breathe (Volume 1) (p. 2). Kindle Edition.

Short. Powerful. Enthralling.

Danger brings together two guarded hearts in a battle for survival in this irresistible story from New York Times bestselling authors Linda Howard and Linda Jones.

Linda Howard

Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.

My Review

A slow burn romantic suspense read!

Divorcee, Sela Gordon is content operating her small store/gas station and caring for her aging aunt and niece. When a solar storm knocks out the world’s telecommunication networks panic ensues and Sela is forced to step into a leadership role if she wants to keep her family alive and save her community.

Veteran, Ben Jernigan likes his loner existence. He learned through hard experience life is short and then you die. He refuses to allow himself to care about anyone else he could lose. But when the solar flare destroys power grids and puts people into survival mode, he discovers he’s made connections with the locals, like it or not.

Thanks to Ben’s advice, the valley is coping. When people are hurt, Sela goes to Ben for help. Their attraction grows. Then a brush with danger teaches the damaged lovers that life is to be lived.

Alexandria O’Malley is on the run and must be able to disappear at a moment’s notice. When she hires on to the cattle drive, she doesn’t expect the powerful attraction between herself and her trail boss or the response of her treacherous body.

Sandra Cox

Sandra is a vegetarian, animal lover and avid gardener. She lives with her husband, their dog and several cats in sunny North Carolina.

Her novels consist of All Things Western and More. She is an Eppie finalist, award winner and category best-seller.

My Review

An epic love story for the ages!

On the run from a dangerous man, Alexandria O’Malley poses as a young boy and joins a cattle drive on the Chisholm Trail- and tries to stay out of the foreman’s way.

Brandon Wade doesn’t need a snot-nosed kid on a dangerous cattle drive, but his conscience won’t let him send the boy on his way, either. Determined to keep an eye on the young sharpshooter, he slowly gains respect for Alex’s hard-working ethic and talent with animals.

When a lightning storm causes a stampede, Brandon and Alex are separated from his men and must ride out the storm together where Brandon learns his trailhand is a woman! Suddenly, his strange fascination with the ‘boy’ begins to make sense. Angry at being duped, Brandon can’t deny his attraction to the O’Malley and determines to make her his bride.

Alexandria is torn between running before Brandon gets hurt by the devil on her tail and giving in to the feelings she has for the foreman. Before she can make a decision, Alex is captured by Comancheros and taken to their mountain hideaway by their darkly compelling leader who plans to sell her to the highest bidder- if he can keep his hands off her.

Brandon swears revenge and trails the group, defying the odds to make a daring rescue. With Alexandria in his arms again, Brandon takes her home to Silverhills and urges her to pick a date for their wedding. But the past is creeping up on them and the two lovebirds will be tested in ways neither could have expected.

“What am I going to do with you, O’Malley?”

“I don’t see the need to do anything with me.” Her back ramrod straight, she stared at the stone fireplace on the far side of the wall. “Don’t misunderstand me, Irish,” he continued as if she’d never spoke. “I admire your courage and your grit. What I don’t admire,” his voice hardened, “is your blatant stupidity, your mule-headed stubbornness and your stiff-backed pride.”

Silverhills- Sandra Cox

This is a sweeping romance filled with larger-than-life heroes, a villain with character (and one without), in an unforgettable Texas setting. Silverhills would be an epic movie!

Have you read any of these? What’s on your list? Let’s talk…

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23 thoughts on “#BookReviews- End of November Highlights #amreading @UviPoznansky @SarahBrentyn @Sandra_Cox

  1. Great reviews. I was taken with Sara’s line–“anything can be made better with soy sauce and wasabi.” It got me thinking what two things would I spotlight that made everything better.

    And Sandra’s book, Silverhills–read it, wish I could again, can’t wait for her next Western!

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  2. Jacquie, superlative reviews and love that you share lines here and there to give us a flavour of the writing and story. Good luck with your new projects and I’m intrigued by your YA women’s fiction – great storyline. Happy Writing!😀

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