About Carpool Crush

carpool crush

She’s bad at reading signals. He’s sent all the wrong ones.

Jenny… Of course Noah would come back, and right when my life is a mess. I swear we had the best carpool friendship. Until he asked me out, then changed his mind, and then asked me out again, only to ghost me. I hate him so much. Almost as much as I love him and miss him—the old him before he became the worst ever.

I don’t know what to think, but I know what I’m going to do. I’m locking my heart in a vault where he can’t reach it. My crush on him may have been obvious and embarrassing, but now that he’s in carpool again, I’m making sure the only thing getting crushed around here are his hopes for a do-over.

Noah… I’m the worst. I chose my job and my assignment over the best person I’ll ever know. I have so many secrets I might as well be an international spy. Except there’s nothing glamorous about me. Especially my career. I’m working in phone support just to be in Jenny’s carpool again.

It’s not a great plan, but at least it’s taking me in the right direction—towards a future with Jenny. This time, I’m not going to screw everything up. Hopefully.

My review

I loved I Hated You First so much! So when I saw this new book by Rachel John, I knew I needed to read it. And I’m so glad I did! It made me happy to see Lauren and Clay, even just a little bit in this one.

Jenny and Noah are really funny together. They both like the other, but aren’t willing to let that show, especially at first. Noah has his reasons for that. And those reasons are hid from Jenny for much of the book. I thought he should just tell her up front and let things hopefully work out a little faster. But…he didn’t. And that led to some pretty funny situations.

Jenny…she made me laugh. She’s not really a good judge of character. And she ends up with this roommate. This girl was awful. Smelly and sleepwalking. Those parts made me laugh and feel terrible for Jenny. But the solution opens up some new options for her, and that was good.

I loved their carpool. It’s got Dan, he’s really funny! And Sadie. I’m not exactly sure of Sadie’s story, she seems to hate everyone. But she’s there for Jenny when Jenny needs her the most. I can’t wait to read her story and see this whole group again!

I was sent an e-copy of Carpool Crush as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About How to Ruin the Holidays

How to Ruin the Holidays

After a disastrous family Thanksgiving, all I wanted was to avoid anything holly and jolly this year, so an unexpected business trip seemed like the perfect escape plan . . . until I landed smack dab in the middle of a freaking winter wonderland, otherwise known as Carole Cove, Montana. It’s merrier and brighter than the North Pole. The town even comes with its own Mr. Holiday—Noel Holiday, that is. Not only is he holly and jolly but he’s hotter than the lattes he sells at his café. And for some reason he would love nothing more than to share the magic of the season with me.

Unfortunately, this little trip of mine isn’t exactly filled with good cheer. But Noel’s kisses have a way of making me believe in Christmas miracles. And a miracle might be exactly what it takes to keep the holidays from being ruined forever.

My review

This is my last Christmas book for this year. And my last post for the year as well. I hope you all have a Happy New Year this weekend.

I loved reading this one by Becky Monson! Her characters made me laugh. And I loved the people of Carole Cove. It was just like a town in the Hallmark movies I love to watch and that was a great thing. This book goes hand in hand with The Holiday Ex-Files by Jennifer Peel. I loved the way the two books connected. Make sure to read them both.

This one features Mara. She is sent to Carole Cove by her dad to bid on some land. She’s a fun character. She likes to crotchet when she’s mad, I loved that about her. I had to laugh when she kept ending up under the mistletoe with Noel. It just kept happening and it was more and more funny with every time. Mara realizes very quickly after getting to Carole Cove that she needs to not tell people why she is there. The townspeople don’t want the outsiders there to bid on the land. And they aren’t very accommodating of them.

I loved Mara and Noel’s love story. They keep getting thrown together and things between them just get better and better. Just like a Hallmark story!

The characters in this book were so great! I loved the way the whole town are part of Noel and Mara’s story. If you’re looking for a great rom-com to read, look no farther than this one!

I borrowed a copy of How to Ruin the Holidays with my Kindle Unlimited subscription. All opinions are my own.

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About The Holiday Ex-Files

The Holiday Ex-Files

Once upon a time people called me the holiday queen. But catching my husband under the Christmas tree with another woman kind of did something to me. Like make me digitally crop him out of all our wedding photos and post them online. Who knew that post would go viral? Thanks to all the requests I received to do the same for other jilted partners, I started a new business called, the Holiday Ex-Files. And I couldn’t be happier. Well . . . at least I’m not unhappy.

Then along comes my ex-husband’s best friend, Noah Cullen. Yep, like the vampires. He’s extremely gorgeous like them too. He has a plan to help me believe in the magic of holidays again. But the more I’m around him, I begin to think he’s the magical one, and that perhaps I picked the wrong best friend to begin with. Maybe, just maybe, it will be a very merry Christmas after all.

Get ready for a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming holiday rom-com, perfect for any season, by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Peel.

My review

I haven’t read a book by Jennifer Peel in a long time. But I remembered why I loved her books while reading this one. I love the way she writes her characters. They are so great! And her plot line, and the sizzle. This was a great book.

Cami was one of my favorite things about this book! The whole story is written through her point of view. Sometimes when books are written this way, it seems like the reader misses the other point of view. That was not the case with this one, the author did a great job that way. I love the way Cami was snarky, but she had another side, that she called, Miss Sparkly, who wanted to come out. And she had conversations with her the whole book. I LOVED that!

Noah is a great guy. I really loved the way he went about trying to win Cami over. Cami had been hurt, so he had to be a bit careful. And he did a great job. I especially loved the scenes with him, Cami and his nephews.

This book made me laugh. I love a good rom-com. And this one is! Make sure you read it.

Content warning: This book is a closed door romance. There is some language in it. So if you’re sensitive to that, you may want to steer clear.

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About Sweet Right Here

Sweet Right Here

Twice jilted, I’ve sworn off love forever.
But Miller James might be the one man to change my mind.

Newly un-engaged, I’ve returned to Sugar Creek to the welcoming arms of my family to make a fresh start. While I have a reputation for being unlucky in love, I’ve just scored the career coup of a lifetime—to work at Hope Farms, a therapy ranch for military veterans. The problem? The owner is the arrogantly handsome Miller James. He might be an old friend, but Miller’s all grown up now and made it clear I’m not welcome. I’ve got six months to make my program a success, but it’s hard to help others heal with Miller’s interference—and the return of someone from my past.

Miller’s got some secrets of his own. After a family tragedy rocked his world, the entrepreneurial genius left his first class life behind to open Hope Farms. And maybe everything Miller touches does turn to gold, but when my sisters recruit him in their pursuit of my next Mr. Right , Miller gets a little too involved. The lines are blurring between work and romance, and my boss has ideas that make me question his strategies—and his heart.

Can two broken people mend enough to heal together? Nothing’s fair in love and farming, but can Miller James and I harvest our own happily ever after?

My review

This book was so great! I loved so many things about it, from the small town of Sugar Creek, to Hattie, her family and Miller James. So many great things!

I loved Hattie. How one woman can find so many losers was a little crazy! It was so sad how her fiancé dumped her at her almost brother-in-laws funeral. But it did bring good things for Hattie. I loved watching her with Miller’s nieces, especially Ava. Hattie did so much good for her.

Miller is a great guy too. He goes out of his way to do things for Hattie. And the way he cares for his nieces was one of my very favorite things. I really loved the way that he tried to help Hattie with her dating. He tried to tell her which guys she should date and which ones weren’t worth her time.

Hattie’s family really brings the book to life, especially Sylvie. That is her grandma. She is a force! I loved the way she insists on being called Sylvie. She’s just a bit irreverent. And she made me laugh the whole book. I think we all need someone in our lives like her.

This was such a great book! I can’t wait for more.

I was sent an e-copy of Sweet Right Here as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About Saving the Secret Prince

Saving the Secret Prince

Ever heard of love at first sight? What about love at first push?

Because I may have hurtled Topher to the ground so that car wouldn’t hit him, but I’m pretty sure I’m the one who fell that December day.

How could I not? There’s just something about him.

It’s not just that he’s drop-dead handsome, like Henry Cavill and Chris Hemsworth had a baby.

Or that he talks in a delicious British-like accent and calls me “love” (swoony swoon swoon, am I right?!).

Or that he’s impeccably dressed all. the. time.

He’s also mysterious. And I feel like he really gets me, even though we’re so different.

Like he…sees me.

Which is kind of terrifying for a girl whose past keeps her off social media and out of the public eye—for good reason.

But as long as we stay in our little bubble, I feel safe with Topher.

As long as he’s just an average Joe and I’m me, absolutely nothing can tear us apart.

My review

I loved everything about this romantic comedy! I loved the characters, the setting, the N’sync, and of course, the redemption at the end of the book.

Lauren is the main female character. She’s the kind of girl who does a little of everything, loves N’sync, and she has big hang ups from her past. I had to laugh when she knocked Topher down, and that may have happened repeatedly. She kind of gets tongue tied and clumsy around him. It was charming.

Topher was charming too. I could imagine his accent, and it was lovely! These two had such great chemistry. My favorite scenes all had the two of them together. It was fun how the reader wasn’t let in on his secret until Lauren was, even though it was something that was easy to guess.

I loved the plot of this one. It kept me entertained and wanting to know what would come next. The ending was all I hoped for. And I also enjoyed the epilogue from one of Lauren’s roommate’s point of view.

This one was so great! It’s part of a series, but it stands alone very well. I’m going to need to read the rest soon!

I was sent an e-copy of Saving the Secret Prince as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About Keepsake Christmas Stories

Keepsake Christmas Stories

This commemorative collector’s edition celebrates twenty years of the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s beloved Christmas show—an annual tradition enjoyed by millions, both live on stage and through its holiday season broadcast on PBS stations, where it has earned Grammy and Emmy awards and nominations. Each year the show is hosted by a distinguished special guest, including Jane Seymour, Tom Brokaw, Kristin Chenoweth, and Hugh Bonneville. These holiday story adaptions have ranged from The Gift of the Magi to the story behind the writing of the hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul” to the inspiring tale of “The Candy Bomber”—an unlikely American WWII hero who dropped candy from his airplane to the children of Germany.

This coffee table edition is the perfect holiday keepsake for all ages and features photographs of the stage productions alongside the stories, which also includes a weblink to hear the stories from every performance.

My review

Hi friends! This will be my last post before Christmas. I’ll be back next week. I hope you all have an amazing and joyful Christmas!

It doesn’t seem like Christmas at our house until we’ve seen a Tabernacle Choir Christmas special. They bring the spirit of Christmas to our home in a remarkable way. I have loved hearing the stories that they tell in each one of them. This special book talks about many stories. I enjoyed reading each of them.

The Tabernacle Choir uses music and words in a special way to bring these stories to life. It really is so special. There have been many times I’ve been brought to tears when watching, listening to or reading the stories.

This book is such a great Keepsake or gift. This is one of those books you could put out in your living room at Christmas time to have people read or be a conversation piece. I loved the way there were full page pictures included in this one. It really makes it seem special.

If you haven’t watched or read any of these stories, you really should!

I was sent a copy of Keepsake Christmas Stories as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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December 7th: Launch

December 8th: Nancy Campbell Allen – The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart


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Et voila! A new Victorian series was born, featuring three cousins who live in London and are determined to become modern Women of Independent Means. My books almost always feature a healthy dose of mystery along with the romance, and I believe people who have enjoyed my work in the past will not be disappointed here!
 
 December 9th: Rachael Anderson – Five Kisses


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The dark-haired man pushed away from the bookcase and pointed to the shelf above her head. “I’m guessing you used the stack of bibles as a stool to reach this shelf here.” He patted the place where Frankenstein once stood. “Is there a book I can get for you so you can climb down from your perch? People are beginning to stare, and I doubt the proprietress would appreciate seeing any book, especially a bible, being used as a stool.” 
 
December 10th: Sarah M. Eden – The Merchant and the Rogue


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I set this story, a mystery filled with creepy scenery and disconcerting characters, in the real-life Museum of Natural History in Dublin, Ireland. This museum was opened in 1856 in a stately Dublin building, and very little about it has changed since. It is often described as “a museum of a museum.” Walking through this piece of Dublin history is like stepping back in time. And it is one of the most wonderfully creepy places I have ever had the joy of visiting.
 
December 11th: Arlem Hawks – Georgana’s Secret


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She wiped the moisture from her eyes and watched the bright moon above them. He
ignored the moon and the way it tripped across the waves. Tonight he forgot the ocean. He
watched her.
 
His heart pounded between his ribs, and he nearly let it push him forward to kiss that
contented smile. How would it feel to have Georgana Woodall’s soft lips caressing his own? To
be wanted by someone like her would be a wondrous thing.

December 12th: Jess Heileman – The Nabob’s Daughter


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My palms were clammy within my gloves, and I mindlessly rubbed them against my middle. Did I truly have the tenacity to enact such a preposterous scheme? It wasn’t too late to simply comply with Papa’s demands and marry Lord Denhurst’s son. I wavered between two seemingly detestable options. Then an image of India filled my mind’s eye. If I abandoned my plan now, I would likely never see my home again. Once Papa was in England, he would see me married, just as he said he would. That would not do. No, I needed to convince Lord Denhurst to revoke his offer, thus adhering to Papa’s admonition that I would not make him break his word, and to be on my way home before Papa arrived.  

December 13th: Krista Jensen – Miracle Creek Christmas


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Miracle Creek Christmas was originally titled, “Hold on Forever” after the song by Rob Thomas, who I adore. The song so perfectly expresses the way Riley and Mark come to feel about each other–“Lay down all your troubles end to end, they could reach up to the stars. So many roads, you don’t know where you’ve been, but you still know who you are . . . Just fall apart if you need to. I’m here and I won’t leave you now. Don’t look down. Hold on forever…” Such a great song for these two.  

December 14th: Jen Geigle Johnson – A Christmas Kiss


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Evaline carefully wrapped a black band around her arm. “Remy, could you help me tie it tight enough that it will stay?”
“Certainly, my lady.” Her loyal lady’s maid cinched it and applied a pin at the back for good measure.
“Excellent. Mother deserves longer than the small three hundred and sixty five days of mourning no matter what Father or Aunt say.”
 
December 15th: Josi S. Kilpack – Love and Lavender


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Josi’s Top 10 Christmas list, in very particular order:

10. The Christmas Season
9. Singing Christmas songs at church
8. Wrapping presents
7. October 15th, when I buy all the presents online . . .
 
December 16th: Carla Laureano – Discovered by Love series


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Romance novellas are short and sweet, and they focus exclusively on the falling-in-love butterflies between the main couple, without much distraction from outside plot or secondary characters. Setting adds a necessary texture and interest to an otherwise straightforward story, and it can either act as a main feature in the couple’s burgeoning romance or as a source of conflict that threaten their happiness. So with that kind of importance in the story, why not make it a great one? 
 
December 17th: Sarah L. McConkie – Meet Me Under the Kissing Bough


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This book is a retelling of A Christmas Carol. Most of the character’s names are some kind of spin-off of the original, or found somewhere in the book. It was fun figuring out a way to make past, present, and future work through letters and not ghosts!
 
December 18th: Carol Ross – His Hometown Yuletide Vow


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“I didn’t even know you were participating in the auction until I saw the program tonight. Before I could find you myself, a friend introduced me to Todd, and Todd asked if I’d be willing to meet you…” Derrick’s mouth pulled up on one side like he was trying not to smile. He was all boyish innocence and every bit as appealing as Anne remembered as he added, “He, uh, he actually asked me if I’d flirt with you a little.”

Anne choked out a surprised laugh. “Thank you for sparing us both that awkwardness.”

Grinning, he assured her, “It wouldn’t be awkward for me.”
 
December 19th: Nichole Van – Brotherhood of the Black Tartan series


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“Dinnae mock a fine kilt, Peter. The kilt swish is no’ tae be underestimated.”
“The kilt swish?” Lady Jane’s tone dripped with scorn.
“It’s a well-known fact that the lasses appreciate watching a man’s passion pleats swish as he walks.”
“Particularly from the backside,” Kieran helpfully clarified.
 
December 20th: Anneka R. Walker – Brides and Brothers


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It didn’t bode well if thoughts of dating again had distracted him to the point of nearly burning down his house. While he loved living in a bachelor pad with his brothers, a guy could only live off frozen food for so many years before he cracked. If getting married could change this, dating might be worth it. With a sigh of disgust, he rinsed the charred hot pad under water. He let it drip dry before he opened the drawer next to the oven and threw it in. 
 
December 21st: Camron Wright – Christmas by Accident


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In the story I pay subtle homage to many Christmas classics, perhaps borrowing a line of dialogue from one or including an obscure quotation from another. While some references are obvious, others are subtle. A fun game as you read is to see how many you can find.
 
December 22nd: Julie Wright – A Captain for Caroline Gray


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Women really did cross oceans to finds husbands. They were called the Fishing Fleet women. The Fishing Fleet began at the end of the seventeenth century when the East India Company began shipping women from England to India to marry their officers. The title of “Fishing Fleet women” is used as an insult as it was used to refer to women who had to go out “fishing” for husbands.

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About The Christmas Pact

The Christmas Pact

Noelle Allred used to love Christmas, but not anymore. Not since her gran-gran passed away a year ago. She’s completely skipping Christmas this year.

Jack Meadows has always skipped Christmas. But his sister is a single mom going through cancer treatments this Christmas, and she wants Jack to make the season magical for her son.

Jack can’t stand Christmas, but he’d do anything for his nephew. So he seeks help from Noelle, his employee and the woman he’s secretly been in love with for a year and a half. Spending time with her is risky, but it’ll be fine because he’d never let his feelings about her be known. He’s her boss, so a relationship is entirely off the table.

No matter how desperate for help her good-looking but very Grinch-like boss seems, Christmas is too much for Noelle.

But everything changes when a mysterious package shows up on Noelle’s doorstep with a postmark of North Pole, Alaska, that is somehow from her gran-gran, and she agrees to help Jack.

As Noelle and Jack show his nephew all the Christmas magic a tight-knit community provides, along with the magic of Noelle’s large, loving, and very enthusiastic Christmas-celebrating family, sparks fly and they can’t deny their attraction for each other. Can they overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacle standing in the way of their relationship?

My review

I’m loving the Christmas books right now! This one by Meg Easton was so great! This author always does a great job with her characters, plots and settings. That makes it very hard to put her books down and do something else.

Noelle. I loved her character. It made me a little sad just how much she missed her Gran-gran. That’s what made the Christmas season hard for her. Christmas was something she had shared so much with Gran-gran. The two of them were the very best of friends. This is the first Christmas that Noelle will be navigating it without her. So when her boss, Jack, has a special paid project he needs done, Noelle is in. She volunteers without even knowing what she’s volunteering for.

Jack needs someone to help him give his adorable nephew, Aiden, the best Christmas ever. Only he doesn’t know how. That’s why he was happy Noelle was willing to help. It was fun to watch the two of them trying to get through a Christmas that they both knew was going to be hard, for whatever reason. I loved the way they helped each other out. And the way they were together, so great!

This book has such a great plot. I didn’t want to stop reading for anything. You need to grab this one, you’ll love it!

I was sent an e-copy of The Christmas Pact as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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A Captain for Caroline Gray
By Julie Wright
Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 291 Pages
March 2, 2021 by Shadow Mountain

Caroline Gray would rather be daring and intelligent than demure and insipid, which is why she is still unmatched after her third season in London. Her family’s threadbare finances leave Caroline with only one choice to secure her future: sail with the Fishing Fleet to India, where the son of a family friend is willing to consider an engagement to her.

Captain Thomas Scott loves the open sea as much as he despises the three-month, twice-yearly trip his ship makes as he ferries young English girls across the ocean. He can’t imagine what family would allow an innocent young woman to be matched up with the Englishmen of questionable reputation who work and live in India.

But when Miss Gray boards the HMS Persistence, all of Captain Scott’s plans are upended. Miss Gray’s fiery spirit can’t be contained, and he is shocked and secretly delighted at her boldness—and her beauty. But the rest of his passengers aren’t so kind.

Caroline finds herself an outcast among her peers, but Captain Scott becomes an unlikely ally. They share the same passions and interests, creating an undeniable attraction. But they both know any relationship between them is impossible. After all, Caroline has obligations to fulfill in India.

Caroline has until the end of the voyage to decide if she is going to marry a man she has never met or be brave enough to love a sea captain who just might break her heart.

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1. Women really did cross oceans to finds husbands. They were called the Fishing Fleet women. The Fishing Fleet began at the end of the seventeenth century when the East India Company began shipping women from England to India to marry their officers. The title of “Fishing Fleet women” is used as an insult as it was used to refer to women who had to go out “fishing” for husbands. By the time of this fictional setting of 1820, the East India Company had removed itself from the business of finding husbands for their officers, but women still made the journey when their prospects at home were slim. There is a lot to admire about a woman with the courage to leave home and country to find her future in a distant land.

2. Working on this book required a lot of nautical know-how. My naval-captain-father, Walter Peterson (who plays the character of Lieutenant Peterson), was only too happy to impart his knowledge on a grateful daughter. Anything that might be wrong in regards to the ship is not the fault of the captain, but of the author.

3. There is a hidden Nathan and a hidden Alison in every book I write. Sometimes they get big characters to play and sometimes they only get a single mention. It’s always fun to hide the Nathan and Alison and to get feedback from readers when they find them.

4. A Captain for Caroline Gray is the first regency novel I’ve ever written, but I have been an avid fan of the genre for many years. I loved being able to move into the time and language in a setting that is not often used in the regency genre!

5. Living on a ship makes for tight quarters, but they sure do utilize every inch of space they are given! They even have a carpentry shop and a doctor’s cabin for when repairs of ship and crew were necessary.

6. Caroline’s ability with art allows her to get into spaces a lady would not normally be allowed which gave her opportunities to become friends with members of the crew and allows the reader little glimpses into those lives that are sometimes not thought about in the regency time.

7. Captain Scott might seem gruff and unrelenting when it comes to a person’s word by modern day standards, but this is at a time when one’s word was their honor and one could be challenged to a life-threatening duel over something as “trifling” as a man’s word. Not saying that deceptions didn’t occur, because of course they did. These are people we’re talking about here, but there is something admirable about a person who values the honor of their word.

About the Author


Julie Wright has written 25 novels, is a two-time Whitney Award winner for best romance, and is a Crown Heart recipient. The American Library Association listed “Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me” in their 2020 top ten best romances and A Captain for Caroline Gray in their 2021 top ten best romances. She loves writing, reading, traveling, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.


Tour Schedule
(Posts go live on the day they’re scheduled.)

December 7th: Launch
December 8th: Nancy Campbell Allen – The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart
December 9th: Rachael Anderson – Five Kisses
December 10th: Sarah M. Eden – The Merchant and the Rogue
December 11th: Arlem Hawks – Georgana’s Secret
December 12th: Jess Heileman – The Nabob’s Daughter 
December 13th: Krista Jensen – Miracle Creek Christmas
December 14th: Jen Geigle Johnson – A Christmas Kiss
December 15th: Josi S. Kilpack – Love and Lavender
December 16th: Carla Laureano – Discovered by Love series
December 17th: Sarah L. McConkie – Meet Me Under the Kissing Bough
December 18th: Carol Ross – His Hometown Yuletide Vow
December 19th: Nichole Van – Brotherhood of the Black Tartan series
December 20th: Anneka R. Walker – Brides and Brothers
December 21st: Camron Wright – Christmas by Accident
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About High Heels and Big Deals

high heels and big deals

What person in their right mind goes into the Piggly Wiggly to get bread and milk and comes out engaged?

It all started when the deal of a lifetime came knocking at my door. I never imagined that my shot at fame and fortune would come with such outrageous conditions. I’ve been dreaming of a music career ever since I was old enough to hold a guitar. I have no idea what to do. Oh, did I mention that things aren’t so great with my boyfriend and manager? Alden thinks I’m a moron for even questioning the music label’s demands. He’s too starry eyed over the big, fat record deal to think about what might be best for me.

Just when I think my life can’t get any more complicated, I find myself in a freak snowstorm. Fate must be having a heyday with this one because who rescues me? The guy I love to hate—Beau Primrose! Yeah, the rough and tumble firefighter is as hunky as ever with his crooked grin and piercing blue eyes. I’ve got his number though. The player broke my heart in middle school, and I have no intention of letting him hurt me again. I can remain immune to his charm … I think. Good Gollie, Miss Mollie, did I actually kiss him … AGAIN?

Love and laughter collide in this zany holiday romcom about an unlikely couple who just might be the perfect fit.

My review

I LOVE a good romcom! This one by Jennifer Youngblood was one of those books I could tell I would love from the very first page. It had so much going for it.

One of my very favorite things was the main female lead, Presley. She’s a upcoming country singer. Just trying to break into the big time. And she’s given the chance of a life time. If she’s willing to wear a barely there dress and sing a trashy song. I loved the way Presley didn’t want to sacrifice what she believed in to be a big star. She seemed to think she was torn about this, but it was obvious to me as a reader that she really wasn’t.

And she runs into Beau just when she needs him most. Beau is a firefighter and he finds her after she’s gotten into an accident on snowy roads. It was so funny how he didn’t remember Presley, but she remembered him. I loved how Presley was with him. These two were witty and fun with each other from the start.

I loved the plot of this one. It had one of my very favorite tropes in it. And I loved the whole thing. This author knows how to make a place come alive. The little town of Comfort, Alabama jumps off the page in a big way.

This was one I didn’t want to put down! You’re going to want to read it.

I was sent an e-copy of High Heels and Big Deals as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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