Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – Reviews and a selection of FREE books by Sally Cronin


A wonderful holiday gift from Sally Cronin- #Free books!

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I know that your TBR piles are in danger of collapsing with all the books that you have bought over the year but, if you would like to add a few more to the list waiting to be read then I would like to offer you one a selection of my eBooks for FREE.

Would I love some more reviews, of course, but there are no strings attached with these books, if you can drop me a line to let me know you have enjoyed at some point then I am more than happy.

There are nine Kindle (mobi) and Epub for other devices books included in the offer   … all you have to do is email me on sally.cronin@moyhill.com and let me know which book and which version you need.

You can check the books out and their recent reviews: My books and reviews 2019/2020

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ROMANTIC PICKS #HOLIDAYREADS #HOLIDAYROMANCES Plus #Giveaway


Thank you to Romantic Picks for highlighting Mistletoe Inn!

ROMANTIC PICKS

51Wc5HM8dyLMISTLETOE INN ~ $0.99

Fall in love this holiday season!

A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love in this heartwarming holiday romance.

Molly McCarty is in need of a new beginning after a disastrous divorce. When the opportunity to invest in a bed and breakfast appears online in Christmas, Michigan she’s intrigued.
A snow storm derails her travels and leaves her at the mercy of a grim stranger- who turns out to be her new partner!
Noah Kincaid loses his parents in a tragic fire that leaves him scarred inside and out. He’s raised by a great-aunt and is devastated when cancer takes her life. But vowing never to care about anyone again is hampered by his troublesome new partner and her son.
Will a Christmas miracle bring three lonely hearts the gift of love?

51m+mt5MAKLWOLFE BROTHERS CHRISTMAS ~ $0.99

Spending their first Christmas together in years, the…

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Book Review Tuesday: Serang @Virgilante, If Darkness Takes Us @bsmithnovelist, My Baby Wrote Me a Letter @JacqBiggar


A lovely review from Mae Clair on My Baby Wrote Me a Letter- thank you, Mae!

From the Pen of Mae Clair

Warm and cozy window seat with cushions and a opened book, light through vintage shutters, rustic style home decor. Small cat on window seat, along with coffee cup by pillow, Words Book Review Tuesday superimposed over imageHello, and welcome to my first Book Review Tuesday of December! Bear with me, because I plan to share several books I read in November today and next week. After that, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve pop up on Tuesdays and I know many people go offline until the first of the year. Because I want to ensure the authors have exposure for their hard work, I won’t be reviewing on those days. Hopefully, that makes sense. 🙂

I’m pleased to say all of today’s books earned 5-Star reviews from me. Now, let’s get started!


Book cover for Serang by C. S. Boyack shows young female monk with shaved head in martial arts poseSerang
by C. S. Boyack

A vivid story that follows an orphan’s path as she matures from a child adrift, to a confident young woman and warrior. Serang is a character from Boyack’s popular Voyage of the Lanternfish tale, but you needn’t have read that book to enjoy this story. It stands on…

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#BookReview- The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr #WomensFic @RCarrWriter


#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr delivers an emotional and triumphant novel about the fierce power of a mother’s love. A summer rental, a new beginning… Hannah Russell’s carefully crafted plans for her life have been upended without warning. When her best friend died suddenly, Hannah became guardian to a five-year-old named Noah. With no …

#BookReview- Through the Nethergate by @RobertaEaton17 #Suspense


Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather's ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own.In the town of …

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic WINDOW #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense​ share lines every Sunday with Sneak Off and Read. This week’s theme- Windows.

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about the topic WINDOW

Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.


 At the counter in her studio Melinda continued to stare out the window after Jake and Louie left her studio to apply for their warrants.

Marian Lanouette


He lumbered on then swung himself onto the roof jutting out below the window. Despite the cold temperatures, sweat ran down his face and soaked the shirt under his jacket.

Marsha West


Hearing someone outside whistle “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” while I worked, I turned my gaze to look out the storefront window where I spied Jack, who rounded the corner. A pizza box from Mamma and Pappa’s Italian Bistro was perched on three of his fingers.

Vicki Batman


The velvet sky made a beautiful background for the barn, dressed like a grand…

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Parties, Prizes and More! #HolidayReading #AuthorsHelpingAuthors


Photo by Jonathan Borba on Pexels.com Christmas is such a busy time of year and often can get overwhelming with all that we need to do- so how about taking a break for some fun? Giveaways I'm taking part in a couple of holiday giveaways with some fabulous prizes, check them out; HOLIDAY WISHES ROMANCE …

We All Need Role Models


A wonderful letter of thanks to our own Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord Blog! Pete has put into eloquent words what we all feel- you’re the best, Sally!

Pete Springer

I’ve been blogging for less than a year; I’d like to think I’ve learned a couple of things during that time. One thing that has jumped out at me is the similarity between my former life (teaching), and one of my newer pursuits (writing). Both endeavors are primarily individual pursuits, and yet the support of others around us is the fuel that keeps our engines going.

When I came out of college, I was only partially ready for all of the challenges that awaited me in the classroom. I had certain advantages that many others did not, having worked as a teacher’s aide for several years. While many of my teacher prep classes focused on learning theory, the best education took place through my practical experiences in elementary classrooms.

When I was starting my teaching career, I learned that many educators were willing to take the time to help. I…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Collection – #Verse #Short Stories – Life’s Rich Tapestry : Woven in Words by Sally Cronin


Life’s Rich Tapestry is a #NewRelease by Sally Cronin- a collection of verse, microfiction and short stories that explore many aspects of our human nature and the wonders of the natural world.

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Delighted to share the news of my own new release today. Life’s Rich Tapestry : Woven in Words is a collection of verse, micro fiction and speculative short stories.

About Life’s Rich Tapestry

Life’s Rich Tapestry is a collection of verse, microfiction and short stories that explore many aspects of our human nature and the wonders of the natural world. Reflections on our earliest beginnings and what is yet to come, with characters as diverse as a French speaking elephant and a cyborg warrior.

Finding the right number of syllables for a Haiku, Tanka, Etheree or Cinquain focuses the mind; as does 99 word microfiction, bringing a different level of intensity to storytelling. You will find stories about the past, the present and the future told in 17 syllables to 2,000 words, all celebrating life.

This book is also recognition of the value to a writer, of being part of…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic SEX #RSsos #RomSuspense


An attention-grabbing topic for Sneak off and Read on the Sisterhood of Suspense #blog today- SEX!

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about the topic SEX

Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.


She was wearing exactly the same clothes as he was, but it made her look sexy as hell. What was it about a dead serious-looking woman wearing a shoulder holster that was so damned hot?

Kathryn Jane


He said it was part of their sex game. Like that book that came out last year on bondage.”

Marian Lanouette


A couple of women she knew in Fort Worth had a fireplace in the bathroom. They’d told her it did a lot for their sex lives; not an idea she needed right now.

Marsha West


Sarah hadn’t been lying when she’d told him it’d been a long time since she’d had sex. But, honestly, it wouldn’t have mattered when the last time was because no…

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Book Promo: No Time to Read? Try Distorted Loyalty by @StacySEaton #Audiobook #Romance


Emergency room doctor Rachel Wilde and detective Grant Murphy meet by chance and it takes only one glance and a simple, gentle touch to ignite their senses.  When Grant's wife is in a tragic accident, Rachel goes above and beyond the call of duty to save her life. It is the moment she faces Grant …

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Poetry/stories Dorinda Duclos, #Familysaga Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Mystery/Ghost Teagan Riordain Geneviene


I’m in a great company of writers on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord blog with a review for Married to The Texan

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Welcome to this year’s Christmas book fair where I will be sharing the books of all the authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore with their most recent review in the last six months. I will be selecting authors at random so that there is something for everyone in the post.

And the first author today certainly knows how to raise the temperature in our Northern climates with her bestselling romance novels. Reviews are in for Jacquie Biggar’s most recent release, a box set – Gambling Hearts with a bonus story Married to the Texan.

About Gambling Hearts

Captivating chance encounters, sizzling second chances, unforgettable attraction

3 full-length heartwarming romances plus one bonus short story from USA Today Bestselling Author Jacquie Biggar

All your favorite alpha heroes and independant heroines!

Sweet, sexy romance. The perfect reading deal for your Kindle! Grab a cool drink and curl up for…

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