Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Perfect Blend by Trish Perry

Don’tcha just love a good romantic comedy??

Trish’s characters are fun and her story well-crafted. This is a light read—playful and romantic. And at times, laugh-out-loud funny.

The teashop setting is delightful. What’s not to love about teas, scones and a quaint little shop of quirky characters?

Steph left everything to elope with Rick. But when she arrives in town to meet up with him, he has bailed. She breaks down directly across from Millicent’s Tea Shop. And Milly comes to the rescue. She can offer the town’s newest resident a temporary job, enough to get her started on her new life. And Milly happens to know a couple of young women who are looking for a roommate. Pretty soon, Steph is set. For now. She still needs a more permanent job. And then there’s that void in her love life.

Enter Kendall—handsome owner of the Fox and Hounds inn. But Steph isn’t in a position to consider a new relationship after being jilted. And just to mix it all up, Rick comes back.

No surprise to me, (I've loved her earlier books) Trish’s latest novel is a delight. Lovers of romance, tea and comedy will enjoy this cheery ready. I'm looking forward to more books in The Tea Shop Series.

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Christian Fiction Releases: November, 2010

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW website.

1. A Daughter for Christmas; Helping Hands Homeschooling Series by Margaret Daley -- A Romance from Steeple Hill. Can Dr. Max Connors make his dream of a family come true when he must tell the widowed mother of the daughter he never knew he had who he really is?

2. A Suitor for Jenny; Rocky Creek #2 by Margaret Brownley -- A Historical from Thomas Nelson. Jenny Higgins is determined to find husband for her two younger sisters and nothing, not even a handsome marshal, will stand in her way.

3. Behind the Scenes; Tabor Heights, Ohio Series by Michelle Levigne -- A Romance from Desert Breeze. Surrounded by crises, best friends transition to life partners, to their own surprise and the amusement of those who love them most.

4. Betrayal in the Badlands by Dana Mentink -- A Suspense/Mystery/Thriller from Steeple Hill. Isabel Ling and Logan Price must battle an enemy more deadly than the mighty Badlands.

5. In All Things, Sequel to “No Other” by Shawna K. Williams -- A Historical from Desert Breeze. Jakob and Meri never imagined that the tragedies of their past would one day be transformed into something wondrous and beautiful.

6. Lassoed in Texas by Mary Connealy -- A Romance from Barbour. A three-in-one of romantic comedy with cowboys.

7. Long Time Coming by Vanessa Miller -- Women's Fiction from Abingdon. Two women from different worlds find hope together in this heart gripping story of faith, forgiveness and reconciliation.

8. Mail Order Cowboy; Simpson Creek Brides by Laurie Kingery -- A Historical from Steeple Hill. A small-town Texas spinster finds love with an unlikely mail order groom.

9. Masquerade Marriage by Anne Greene -- A Historical from White Rose. When Lady Megan MacMurry chooses a husband from a secret list, she opens her broken heart to a Highland warrior's fight for life.

10. Soaring Home by Christine Johnson -- A Romance from Steeple Hill. A small-town girl plans to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.

11. Tales of the Dim Knight by Adam Graham and Andrea Graham -- A Sci-fi/Fantasy/Futuristic from Splashdown Books. Mild-mannered janitor and superhero fanboy Dave Johnson gets all his wishes at once when an alien symbiot gives him supernatural powers.

12. The Blacksmith's Bravery; #3, Ladies' Shooting Club
by Susan Page Davis -- A Historical from Barbour. A former saloon girl proves she can drive a six-horse hitch--and drive her boss crazy.

13. The Silent Order by Melanie Dobson -- A Historical from Summerside Press. A Cleveland detective pursues the Mafia family responsible for murdering the woman he loved until he meets an Amish woman with a secret that changes his life.