Thursday, July 22, 2010

Catch a Great Book with Romance Novels from Hatchette Book Group

I love to curl up with a great book, but with the kids at home this summer, finding that quiet time is quite rare. I have found that while the kids are playing outside, that I can take advantage of the shade and my lounge chair and read a great novel in just a day or two. Thanks to the Hatchette Book Group, I was able to review three very different, very alluring romance novels.

Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn is the first in the Children of the Mist series, and is a fast paced romance novel loaded with a rich story line and enjoyable characters. The plot is thick with anticipation as the two main characters relationship develops, and the risk for Davina's safety increases. The story flows smoothly and keeps you flipping pages, eager to see what happens next. The details in the historic time period are spot-on, and the romance and passion that develops along the way is enticing and engaging. I loved the accents, and the story; I cannot wait to see what the future installments have in store for its fans. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy a brogue and a "knight in shining armor"-er, kilt- to come rescue a damsel in distress & win her heart.


Montana Destiny by R.C. Ryan is the second in the Montana series. Although I did not read the first book, I did not feel lost reading this novel. The characters were well developed and I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style of Ms. Ryan. I enjoyed reading how the relationship between Wyatt, (a wild cowboy who drives a Harley), and Marilee, (an independent, strong-willed EMT), developed and why a lunatic that has it out for them. Is it the gold? Is it the family curse? Fun and exciting, this novel is a quick and easy read. I am excited to read the first in the series, and the future Montana Glory. I would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a little mystery and excitement to their romance novel.


Still the One by Robin Wells is by-far my favorite of these new releases. Although I loved all three of these books, I truly fell for the characters in this novel. Love- in its purest form, in its truest form, and in its eternal form is the basis of this novel. After Katie's husband died in Iraq, she functioned, but barely. After she was reconnected with her childhood sweetheart, and something very special that they shared together, her life changed in a most drastic way. As the story progressed, the love, the pain, and the loss that Katie goes through truly pulls at your heart, and you feel her emotions as the chapters fly by. You hope and wish that Zack and Katie can make it- that he can get over his fear of commitment and that she can let go of her past and move to the future. This southern romance novel brings 'summer love' to a whole new level. A must read!

I cannot stress how much I enjoyed all of these books.. so different, yet all so appealing. Our friends at Hatchette Book Group have offered a chance for 4 of our readers to win this summer romance collection for their own library.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

The first four numbers in our sequence are 18, 47, 31 and 10 and correspond to comments made by: GALENA, catss99, Louis, and malinda. Please refer to our WINNERS PAGE for more information on how to claim your prize! If the winners do not claim their prizes within a reasonable time period, we will proceed down the list. Thank you for participating, and CONGRATS to our winners!!


Edited on 7/25:
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65 comments:

slb3334 July 22, 2010  

I have a lot of down time at work so I read a lot. I am reading Wicked Prey by John Sanford.

coliebear July 22, 2010  

I am reading Lover Mine by J.R.Ward.
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Nicole C. July 22, 2010  

I make sure to make time for reading every day! That is my hobby and what I love, so i am a better parent if I make time for it each day! Right now, i am reading Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers!

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souldolphindream July 22, 2010  

I take the kids to beach and while they are playing in the water or building a sand castle I sit in my chair with my feet in the water and read.
I am reading right now evermore by alyson noel

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Jenn S. July 22, 2010  

I read at night after the kids go to bed. I am currently readying Tsunami Blue by Gayle Ann Williams

Gale July 23, 2010  

I keep a paperback in my purse and read any time i am WAITING, And I just finished "My Sister's Keeper". Thanks!

malinda July 23, 2010  

I like English Chick Lit. Katie Fford and just easy happy books. I keep a book in my car and while wating I read

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Sueberry July 23, 2010  

I love to read. I usually ready during "quiet time" for the kiddos or after bedtime. Right now I'm reading The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean.

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Denise S. July 24, 2010  

I read in bed after the kids are asleep. I am currently reading Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson.

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GALENA July 24, 2010  

i am reading my bible daily read some many pages then i am off to do what ever but i am single watching tv alone gets me down hence i dont. i read. follow diffrent authors an always seeking a new author an my next read. i read 3 to 10 books a week just finished debbie macombers christmas wishes and linda lael millers the man from stone creek

Meredith July 24, 2010  

I just finished reading family ties by danielle steele. It was great!

Tracy July 24, 2010  

I usually have my book with me, but mostly after the kids are asleep. Right now I am reading Pride and Prejudice. For some reason I have never picked it up before. Seen the movies, but haven't finished the book yet. Also, browsing through Martha Stewarts guide to sewing and fabric

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Karen A. July 27, 2010  

I take a book to work to read during my lunch break plus I try to read a few chapters before going to sleep. I am now reading Dean Koontz's "By the Light of the Moon"

Misusedinnocence July 28, 2010  

Insomnia. I'm reading Sense and Sensibility And Sea Monsters.

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Louis July 28, 2010  

I set aside an hour each day before bedtime to read
right now I am reading "The Mountain Between Us" by Charles Martin

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Melissa B. July 29, 2010  

I read on my lunch break. I'm reading To Sin With A Scoundrel.

shirley July 29, 2010  

I can not remember the last time I read anything over 13yr level, with 9 kids around here this summer I gave up. My sister would love to have this, she has one 17 yr old and reads alot.
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Daniel M,  July 29, 2010  

only have a small amount of time to read before going to bed, currently reading warbringer - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anonymous,  July 29, 2010  

I read before bedtime; I am currently reading "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick.

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catss99 July 30, 2010  

i read at night before bed. i just finished the girl with the dragon tattoo
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I find time to read at night when my children are in bed. I'm ready Sleeping With The Deveil

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FDP 4 Life July 30, 2010  

i find time to read when i'm waiting for appointments and things like that, right now i am reading fever dream.
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js22 July 30, 2010  

I read when everyone is in bed including me! I just finished Susan Isaacs "As husbands go : a novel" and just started "The whisperers : a Charlie Parker thriller" by John Connolly.

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SalanderServant July 30, 2010  

I read at every spare moment, always such a fine escape in the summer or any time. Currently reading Black Friday by Alex Kava.

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Auriette July 30, 2010  

I just finished Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher. I usually read for a few minutes every morning, while my husband is in the shower. Every few pages gets me further along and it's a way to relax before starting the day.

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