Charleston Green by Stephanie Alexander – Book Review

Charleston Green by Stephanie Alexander is one of the wonderful books I read in the recent times. I can only imagine how beautiful this new color Charleston Green is after reading this book.

Tipsy Collins is a beautiful soul, an artist and strong and independent at heart. Tipsy arrives at her new home with her three kids to live at a new house after going through a rough divorce. She manages her work at her best friend’s art gallery, paints and also takes care of her kids all by herself. 
Tipsy gets to put her supernatural skill to use to help two new ghost friends that she found at the new house. Jane and Henry who have been stuck at that home for a long time find answers to the questions that have been hanging between them since their deaths. 

The climax twist was unexpected. The pace is excellent. The story is witty, lovely, romantic and awesome. I must admit this is the funniest ghost story, didn’t terrify me at all and made me think I might need a ghost friend for myself. 

I don’t want to mention Tipsy’s ex-husband Ayers whom I thoroughly hated while reading the story. I also liked how the author used the divorce law in North Carolina and certain other states to explain the troubles faced by many women who tolerate emotional and physical abuse. I’m sure this story definitely gives hope to many a women to stay strong and do what their heart encourages them to do. Just stand up for yourselves! Author has smartly put the marital issues from a century ago and the present day in one story and takes the reader on a wonderful fictional ride.

I received the copy of Charleston Green from NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you BooksGoSocial for sharing the copy with me. The book is going to be published on 14th of April, 2020. I know you all are stuck at homes quarantining. Don’t miss a fun ride to Charleston through this book. You can buy the book here

REVENGE by George Lockie – Book Spotlight


Join us for this tour from January 6, 2020 to January 17, 2020!

Book Details:
Book Title
Revenge by George Lockie
Category:  Adult Fiction, 178 pages
Genre Thriller
Publisher Austin Macauley
Release date:   December 2018
Tour dates: January 6, 2019 to January 17, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13 – M: 
 This is an action thriller involving special forces military. There are scenes of violence, including torture.

Book Description:
Rory Glassen is selected to join an elite SAS cell. They are sent to Libya to seek retribution for the near-death torture of two of their SAS troopers, at the hands of a medieval-run empire led by a despotic Sultan. What was to be a milk-run operation turns sour, as a battle of wits to survive soon develops between two warring factions. Sultan and Rory lock horns, trying to outwit each other and prevent any more deaths. It is only when a most unexpected ally emerges from Rory’s distant past, and offers the cell information, that a solution appears. Like worms, they burrow into the catacombs of the old Roman Fort on which the Sultan’s Palace is built and seek their revenge.

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Meet the Author:
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1941. Married in 1964 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Wife’s name is Avril. Has two children, Darren (52) and Vanessa (47). Enjoyed six years’ service in the Parachute Regiment in the British Army from 1960 to 65, mainly in the Middle East and Europe. Migrated as a family to Australia, in 1965, seeking new challenges and a different lifestyle in a more exciting environment. Traveled extensively worldwide whilst employed by a major Australian International Packaging Group, as National Operations Manager, a senior management role from 1986 to 2003. Started writing in 1995, as he felt that the Army relationships and strong emotional bonds that are created in life-threatening experiences in the field, had not been exposed, or described adequately, in the novels he had read. His first novel tried to cover that. It takes place post-WWI through to post-WWII. The second novel, a follow-up military story, again covers a subject not exposed as a problem before. His third novel covers a criminal gang and its unique way to produce huge profits from the saddest moments in human life; yet a boon to the medical world. The fourth exposes the world of computer hacking, with a clever killer achieving his aim of executing a crime boss in revenge for his wife’s death at his hands. 1st: Eye of the Hunter (Thriller, suspense.) 2nd: Chameleon (Suspense, thriller, crime.) 3rd: Miracle Cure (Military, Crime, Police.) 4th: Furtive Shadows (Military, SAS, MI6) All novels are linked by a common major character, Rory Glassen – a ruthless, dedicated soldier with extraordinary senses and physical attributes gleaned from his childhood upbringing alone in the Scottish Glens.

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Tour Schedule:
Jan 6 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 6 – Ruvi – book review / giveaway
Jan 7 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 8 – My Reading Journeys – book review / giveaway
Jan 9 – The Clipped Nightingale – book spotlight / guest post
Jan 10 – Life as Leels – book review
Jan 13 – Four Moon Reviews – book review
Jan 14 – I’m All About Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 15 – Turning the Pages – book review
Jan 16 – A Fountain of Books – book review / author interview
Jan 17 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
Jan 17 – fundinmental – book review / author interview / giveaway

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Run With It by ML Nystrom – Book Review

Run With It by ML Nystrom is the first book of A McAteer Brothers book series. I’ve read every single book of Dragon Runner MC Series by this author, from Mute to Brick and I must say, she is one of my favorite authors. I totally enjoyed every single book.

Now, after reading Run With It, I cant wait to read the next books in the series. Ms Mystrom has a way of gripping the reader from the first page till the last. This book is particularly close to my heart where she tells the story of a single mother Beverly Archer who is struggling to make the ends meet and be there for her kids all by herself. Connor McAteer is the neighbor who is always there for Beverly and her four children in every way. 

It takes really long time for the both of them to look past their friendship and realize their love for each other, but, in the end, they have their happily ever after. The female leads are strong and independent in Nystrom’s novels and the male leads definitely hold a special place in my heart. The way they treat their women brings tears to my eyes. They never leave the hand of their love and family, no matter what. 

Being a single mother myself, I know what it is like to raise a child all by yourselves, meeting the financial needs and emotional needs of the kids. I loved the dedication in the beginning from the author and I fell in love with her all over again. Its a beautiful book.

Theresa Oliver’s blog tour for The Billionaire’s Bride


Author: Theresa Oliver
Title: The Billionaire’s Bride
Series: Whiskey River Brides, #6
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2019
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: RMGraphX

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 She’s running away from a life of false assumptions. He’s running toward the life he’s always wanted. When their paths cross, identities and ideas clash as their destinations become unexpectedly entwined.

Millie Martin is tired. Tired of her reputation as the town flirt. Tired of going nowhere in her life. Her solution? To get out while she can. But there’s a snowstorm on the way.

Wanting time off from his life, billionaire Charles Whitfield boards a train just before Thanksgiving. His destination? Whiskey River, his favorite place in the world. In Laramie, he takes great care to hide his identity and heads out. But on the way, he meets a damsel in distresshis greatest weakness.

Each are excited to start their lives anew, but the weather has other plans. Snowed in and trying to conceal their identities, will two weary souls find love while a snowstorm rages, or will their hearts turn to ice as danger lurks in the shadows?

In the midst of mayhem and memories, return to the snowy banks of Whiskey River as two hearts discover danger, desire, and what matters at the most magical time of year.

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Before long, the snow covered everything. Luckily, the demarcation of the road was still visible, but it was impossible to see details. Unfortunately, no one else was close by, so if anything were to happen…
For the first time since she embarked on this journey, she wondered if she had made the right decision by not waiting. But she had been so eager to leave, to finally get away from Whiskey River, that she didn’t think. And if she would have waited until spring, she feared that she never would have left.
Suddenly, the buggy lurched, sinking down sideways into the road, jerking to a complete stop, nearly dumping her out onto the road.
Heart racing, she looked up to assess the damage and realized the buggy was pulling down sideways on Butterscotch. Millie tried to steady the load before Butterscotch got hurt, but it was getting the best of her.
She draped the reins over the front bar and hurried down from the buggy. “Don’t worry, girl. I’ll have you loose in just a minute.”
She struggled a bit on the harness, but soon Butterscotch was free. Millie led her off the road and tied her reins to a tree.
“Now, don’t be getting any bright ideas about running off,” Millie instructed. “I know we don’t know each other yet, but I don’t intend to chase you all over kingdom come.”
Butterscotch nodded and whinnied as if she had understood every word.
“Oh, no, I won’t either,” Millie threw over her shoulder, traipsing through the snow back to the buggy.
Butterscotch bobbed her head in response.
Millie placed her hands on her hips. “Well, one thing’s for sure. We won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.” She motioned toward the buggy. “Not in this, anyway.”
All of a sudden, Millie heard the pounding of horse’s hooves, muffled against the snow-covered road, coming up fast from the Laramie side. Luckily, it sounded like only one rider.
Millie searched for a place to hide, but there wasn’t any. She could have darted behind a tree, but with Butterscotch there and the buggy, she’d look like an idiot who was just trying to hide. Knowing she had to face this head-on, she straightened the coat over her dress and just hoped that whoever was coming was respectable and a gentleman.


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 WHISKEY RIVER BRIDES SERIES 

Whiskey River
book 1
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Mail-Order Husband
book 2

Whiskey River Princess
book 3

The Preacher’s Bride
book 4

The Banker’s Bride
book 5
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An educator, writer, mother, and free spirit, Theresa Oliver’s love affair with the written word has spanned decades. An Indiana native, Theresa began the foundation of her writing career as a child. Her love of reading, writing, and creative expression guided her to seek a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, News Editorial sequence, from the University of Tennessee at Martin; and then continued on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, Early Childhood Education sequence, from Armstrong Atlantic State University. 

Her foundational experiences in childhood led her to want to create meaningful, positive experiences with reading and writing for future generations, and inspire the same love of creative expression that has been such a rewarding force behind her career and life. 

Theresa has dedicated her life to the world of writing and the creation of novels that span all levels and genres. First and foremost a mother, her greatest loves are her three beautiful boys, to whom she dedicates the success and longevity of her prolific career. Theresa currently resides in Kissimmee, Florida with her beloved husband and children.

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The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals by Becky Mandelbaum – Book Review

The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals by Becky Mandelbaum is a literary fiction. The story is about The Bright Side Sanctuary in St Clare run by Mona. The story has a wonderful way of bringing a buried sensible side of the reader. Mona and her daughter Ariel whose relationship is ruined after Ariel decides to leave the sanctuary six years ago, get a second chance to fix the damage. 

Mona’s love for animals makes my heart ache. Ariel who is living a different life with Dex in Lawrence, comes back after hearing about the fire at the sanctuary. The mother daughter relationship is beautiful in a unique way. Ariel’s first love Gideon and the current love Dex who are complete opposites become friends in strange circumstances. 

The story is basically the contradiction Ariel is experiencing between her current life and her life at the sanctuary. There is love, friendship, hope, forgiveness and letting go. If you are an animal lover, this book brings new meaning to your love for animals. I loved the author’s way of putting a bigger picture in front of the reader. I totally enjoyed reading this book. 

Thanks to Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster for sharing the ARC copy with me. The book is releasing on August 4th, 2020.