Come, Bitter Poison

The mystery intrigued me enough to keep reading to find out whodunit. I found it rather implausible that the sex symbol movie star couldn't talk to Maggie without the paparazzi chasing them, but he had a secret life that he had kept hidden. Finding out the murderers was disappointing--not who this reader wanted to be…

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Texas Secrets

A typical category romance. More sensual than my preferences.

Jazzy Girl

Christian romantic suspense is my favorite genre, and I enjoy novelettes and other short reads. So this had all the makings of a favorite. I really enjoyed it, but I wondered why Canden was so persistent in pursuing a woman who was so prickly toward him. The ending seemed a little rushed, but that is…

Corporate Husband

The marriage of convenience happened very quickly. I enjoyed Louisa's character development, but Justin seemed a little too good to be true throughout the book.

Crossroads

This could have been a depressing book because it deals with leukemia, bulimia, betrayal, and someone who refuses to believe in God because of her hellfire and brimstone upbringing. While it does bring tears of sadness at points, overall it is uplifting. I loved seeing someone hostile to faith become a believer, and the five-year-old-going-on-twenty-five…

Night Stalks the Mansion

This was supposed to be a true story about a normal family who lived in a haunted house. However, it seems the author's family was noted for supernatural experiences, so I have a healthy skepticism about the whole thing. I was interested enough to read to the end to see if they found out the…

The Last Verdict

Although the purpose of this novella is obviously to promote the abolition of the death penalty, it is still an engrossing read. The author convincingly portrays the emotions of the two main characters--the mother of a murdered girl and the mother of the man sentenced for death for the murder. The story touches the emotions…

Gift of the Magpie

A sweet story of two people who had a past, brief though it was, that required maturity and forgiveness to overcome. I enjoy the Gift of the Magi allusion and how their gifts revealed how well they understood each other.

Safe Haven

There were several elements that were implausible, notably that someone could come up with a simple, affordable treatment to reverse Alzheimer's and get it into production with the only "trial" being her sister giving it to their mother. However, other aspects were so plausible that I could suspend disbelief and accept the implausible. Having cared…