Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Latest 5 Star Romance Novel Reviews:
Special Edition 2

This week I'm posting part two of this special edition of "Find a Great Romance." I've gone through all my files for the last year and gathered a list of the best of the best from the Wild Rose Press. Each novel has received three (or more!) 5 star reviews from official review sites. Twelve were posted last week, and the final twelve are posted this week.

I'm sure you'll find a great romance novel to read here!

Losing Patience, by Kara Lynn Russell ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Shaun Thiesen’s jealous nature and quick temper drove his wife Patience away. Since then he’s been through counseling with Pastor Isaac and gotten involved with the church. Now he’s just waiting for his second chance. When he learns Patience is visiting her parents for Thanksgiving, he thinks this may be it. In only a few precious days he has to win back his wife, and suddenly the stakes are raised when Patience tells him he’s going to be a father. Can Shaun show convince her they deserve a second chance?

Losing Patience is a romance with a difference. Sweet and inspirational, this story runs the full gamut of feelings from despair to love.” – Orchid, Long and Short Reviews …full review

“Ms. Russell has scored another winner with
Losing Patience….I highly recommend this book, as well as this author, as one of the best. This is definitely not to be missed.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio …full review

“Ms. Russell writes a story with such emotion that it’s hard not to fall in love with her story and her characters.” – Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance
…full review
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Love, Lilies, and the Unbroken Straw,
by Teri Wilson ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sweet

Christabel Wilde’s life has just turned upside-down. With little more than the clothes on her back and her newly rescued Chihuahua tucked under her arm, she makes a pledge to start over and applies for a job as a groom at a horse rescue farm. Nevermind that she’s never been up close to a horse before, she has a bigger secret to hide. More…

“A wonderful romance with a dash with of magic, LOVE, LILIES AND THE UNBROKEN STRAW is a great read….Kudos to Teri Wilson.” – Raakhee Suryaprakash, WRDF Reviews …full review

Love, Lilies, and the Unbroken Straw is a sweet, sensitive story which shows the full range of Christabel’s feelings for her amazing gift, the horses and most of all Declan.” – Orchid, Long and Short Reviews …full review

“I loved the sweet, tender way that the characters treated both each other and the animals under their care while still being able to have fun, tease and (please forgive the pun) horse around.” – Crystal, CK2S Kwips & Kritiques …full review
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The Making of a Country Doctor,
by Patrice Moore ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sensual

It’s hard to attract doctors — and women — to rural areas. Physician Ben Taylor, temporarily confined to a wheelchair after a motorcycle accident, desperately needs help running his medical clinic in remote Jasper, Idaho. But he never expected his new Resident Doctor, Julia Chambers, to be an exotic beauty. Julia is traumatized after losing a maternity patient during her emergency room rotation in Portland, Oregon, her trauma compounded by the desertion of her fiancĂ©. She is seeking a place to hide and recover from her ordeal. She has no interest in developing a relationship with Ben. More…

“Ms. Moore tackles the topic of running scared with ease and humor. You can’t help but identify with Julia and her troubles. There are moments where the story takes a dark turn, but Ms. Moore’s emotional writing keeps the reader entertained and glued to her seat.” – Tiger Lily, Long and Short Reviews …full review

“Ms. Patrice Moore has penned a great story with a spellbinding plot….The ending of the book was quite surprising. I highly recommend this book for anyone regardless of age or preferred genre.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
…full review

“I loved how Ms. Moore told the story and weaved messages of hope, love and renewal throughout the pages. I highly recommend this story and it’s a definite keeper in my library.” – Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance
…full review

The Making of a Country Doctor is a very good book.The characters grew and matured, and the plot was well paced and satisfying.” – Jade Ryan, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Out of Her League, by Kaylea Cross ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Christa Bailey is one cut away from making the Olympic softball team when threats from an obsessed fan jeopardize her dream, and her safety. Forced to put her life on hold, she reluctantly turns to ERT officer Rayne Hutchinson for help, praying the police catch her stalker before she is cut from the team or does something stupid, like fall in love with her unattainable protector. More…

“The author provides lots of tension and edge-of-your-seat action. The final resolution is a true nailbiter.” – Lynn Bushey, The Romance Studio …full review

“I was so impressed by the depth of the story and how each different layer was carefully pulled together in the end. Truly one of the most remarkable stories I have read.” – Laura, Simply Romance Reviews
…full review

"Ms Cross writes well, with smoothness and polish and her ability to create sub plots means that she makes a rather hackneyed theme refreshing. Go for it- this is a super read." -- Vasiliki Scurfield, WRDF Reviews
...full review
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Rogue’s Challenge, by Jo Barrett ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal (Time Travel), spicy

He made a vow to fetch the woman back through time. 'Twas a task not taken lightly. But he had not predicted her stubbornness or her beauty. More…

“Jo Barrett has written such a fun story. The constant banter between these two great characters kept me turning the pages to find out what their next battle of words would be about and who would win this round.” – Sandra, The Romance Studio …full review

""Rogue's Challenge", the sequel to "Highlander's Challenge", is a great all around read. The story of Jenny Maxwell and Ian Southernland is so well written I was disappointed when the book ended." -- Magnolia, Long and Short Reviews ...full review

Rogue's Challenge also received a 5 star review from "Simply Romance Reviews," but that website has apparently closed down.
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Said the Spider to the Fly, by Miss Mae ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, sweet

Mona Murphy returns to Copper Springs to attend her grandfather's memorial service. His passing appeared ordinary enough—the official report stated he'd tripped and fallen down the staircase. Yet Preston Hitchcock, the insurance agent who'd sold a half million-dollar policy to Mona's grandfather days before the old man died, isn't convinced, especially when bloody towels are discovered in the backyard. More…

“I loved this little romance mystery!... The story had an old fashioned feel to it that made me think of a small town “genteel” era.” – Martha E., You Gotta Read Reviews …full review

“Miss Mae has skilfully woven a web of intrigue and danger that draws you in and introduces you to characters who may or may not be what they seem.” – Andrea, WRDF Reviews …full review

“At first, this book appeared to be a sweet romance with nothing out of the ordinary to make it special. Not so!” – Orchid, Long and Short Reviews …full review

“This is a nifty little puzzle with a shocker of a solution.” – Lynn Bushey, The Romance Studio …full review
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Saving Grace, by Patrice Moore ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Detective Patrick Hess is on a mission to find Margo, the missing ex-wife of a powerful man in Buffalo, New York. His search takes him to rural Oregon, where he focuses on a woman named Grace McNeal. Circumstantial evidence makes him believe that Grace is the woman he is seeking?but he's not quite sure. If Grace is indeed Margo, then she's done a remarkable job of altering not only her circumstances but her appearance as well. More…

This overwhelming tale of heartache, spousal abuse, betrayal, and trust pulls the reader deep into the lives of Grace and Patrick, and holds firmly long after the story is over. They will live in my heart always.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews …full review

"Patrice Moore has created a wonderful, suspenseful tale of survival in the face of astounding odds." -- Sandra, The Romance Studio
...full review

"I Joyfully Recommend
Saving Grace because of the detail, sensitivity, and compassion intricate to Grace’s experiences as a victim of abuse and the hardships she faced on the road to recovery." – Beth Anne, Joyfully Reviewed ...full review
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The Sweetheart Dance, by Patti Ann Colt ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Although Echo Falls high school teacher Meg Applegate aches to belong to Bret Cara body and soul, he maintains a hands-off policy. She is wife material and violates his no relationship philosophy based on years with combative parents. But when a practical joker spikes Meg’s drinks at the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance, Bret comes to her rescue – and she astounds him with a hot, sensual kiss. Assisting the police department in tracking teen felons, Meg takes the opportunity to snag the handsome cop’s attention and they launch an affair based on Bret’s ‘no strings’ rules. But each searing encounter conflicts with her beliefs and dreams. She cannot maintain More…

“I quickly fell in love with the town of Echo Falls and the family of Meg Applegate, a high school teacher who longs for police officer Bret Cara…. The Sweetheart Dance is a wonderful story that I have no reservations about recommending.” – Lilac, Long and Short Reviews …full review

The Sweetheart Dance is well-written and full of interesting characters that I hope to see again in the future.” – Jacquelyn R. Ward, The Romance Studio …full review

“A Top Read, THE SWEETHEART DANCE is a simple plot that packs a solid punch.” – Raakhee Suryaprakash, WRDF Reviews
…full review
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There’s Only Been You,
by Donna Marie Rogers ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Malicious lies, drugs and a videotape are the reasons young lovers Sara Jamison and Mike Andrews have spent the last eight years apart, each believing the other betrayed them. Sara has no clue where Mike's been all these years, but she knows where she's been busy raising their son. More…

“A well-thought-out story with an all-too-appropriate title, There's Only Been You has enough twists and turns to throw readers for a wild ride, but authoress Donna Marie Rogers does an excellent job of making it flow and keeps us turning pages one right after the other with her effortless prose and heartfelt characters.” – Sweet Pea, Long and Short Reviews …full review

“Saying that I enjoyed THERE’S ONLY BEEN YOU would be putting it mildly. Especially when I stayed up half the night to finish it, glued to the story.” – Ali, Wild on Books …full review

“Donna Marie Rogers has another hit. You can’t miss THERE’S ONLY BEEN YOU!” – Becky Gaede, Dark Angel Reviews …full review
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A Trail of Love, by Bess McBride ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (later life), sensual

Kerrie is on the run from a painful past, and she hides in plain sight as a summer employee in the majestic setting of Glacier National Park. Lonely and isolated from the family and friends she left behind, she dreams of the day when a kind and gentle man will say to her: “I fell in love with you the first time I saw you across the room.” More…

“This was an awesome read, filled with a great mixture of romance and suspense.” – Dawn, WRDF Reviews …full review

"I can’t recall the last time I read a book that left me on the edge of my seat, shushing my kids and husband, dying to find out how each of the characters would react to the twists and turns that molded them into who they are." -- Laura, Simply Romance Reviews ...full review

"Ms. McBride wrote this story from the heart and she even had me laughing at loud during some of the scenes." -- Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance ...full review
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A Train through Time, by Bess McBride ☆☆☆☆☆
Vintage, sweet

College teacher Ellie Standish thinks she’s on a sleek modern train heading to a conference on women’s studies in Seattle, but she awakens from a night’s doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. When the leader of the group—one handsome, green-eyed Robert Chamberlain—finally convinces her the date is indeed 1901, a skeptical Ellie decries any eccentric theories of time travel and presumes she is smack dab in the middle of a very interesting historical dream. More…

“For this mix of historical detail, romance, and suspense, this reader found reading A Train Through Time a thoroughly enjoyable experience.” – Whitney, Fallen Angel Reviews …full review

"Bess McBride brings the past to life in her fabulous rendition of a time travel story where love conquers all." -- Rebecca Savage, WRDF Reviews ...full review

"Ms. McBride did a wonderful job of transporting me back and forth through time with Ellie." -- Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance ...full review

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The Valentine Edition, by Robin Lee Shope ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

The last place in the world Jodi Williams wanted to live was Turtle Creek, Wisconsin, but when her stepdad refused to put in a good word for her at the Chicago paper, she had no other choice than to accept the first job offer that came her way. Josh Thomas was Turtle Creek's veterinarian, but he also happened to be single and quite handsome. His life was pretty peaceful until a pretty, young stranger came to his clinic with a dog that had been hit by a car. More…

“I can’t wait to read the other books in this series if THE VALENTINE EDITION is typical of the Turtle Creek Editions.… A definite keeper!” – Raakhee Suryaprakash, WRDF Reviews …full review

The Valentine Edition is a real treat, better than chocolates in a heart-shaped box - well, almost.” – Kara Lynn Russell, Novel Editions …full review

“Robin Schope did a beautiful job in this inspirational romance….The Valentine Edition is a great book and definitely shows that people do deserve a second chance whether in love or in life.” – Melinda, Night Owl Romance …full review
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