Monday, August 21, 2017

TO KILL A HUMMINGBIRD


To Kill a Hummingbird (A Bird Lover's Mystery) by J.R. Ripley

To Kill a Hummingbird (A Bird Lover's Mystery) Cozy Mystery 4th in Series Lyrical Underground (July 11, 2017) Print Length: 247 pages ASIN: B01MPVNVR5
For Amy Simms, owner of Birds & Bees, nothing is more important than impressing her old professor, but this odd bird is about to fall to earth . . .
When her favorite ornithology professor comes calling, Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms hangs six hummingbird feeders around the shop to welcome Professor Livingston with a flock of his favorite flying creatures. But Amy soon finds that the sugar water in the feeders brings more than a swarm of hummingbirds. It also attracts murder.
Professor Livingston is just as friendly as Amy remembers, but something seems to be troubling him. When Amy pays him a visit that night, she finds the professor slumped over a table with a pair of scissors buried in his neck. And standing over his body is Rose Smith, the local bookseller, who claims she killed him. But while the police believe they have a bird in hand, Amy thinks the real killer may still be in the bush . . .

 This book was good old fashioned amateur sleuth FUN!
The author takes a risk by giving a tease at the front where one character confesses straight out.
Of course that is so ridiculous, you KNOW she is covering for and protecting someone else.
Everyone has opportunity but what could be the motive? 

The victim seems to be a popular book author with an unusual topic - hummingbirds. Not exactly controversial. He is invited to this small town by a former student who owns a bird supply store and he'll do a book signing at the local non-chain bookstore. How could he have enemies within the community? 
Of course, maybe it was a crime of opportunity by someone suspected of random burglaries to local businesses who leave their doors unlocked. Or someone who took a dislike to his giant red birdhouse on wheels?

Besides tracing down a killer, our heroine must deal with the regular tensions of living and running a business in a small town where everyone is in everyone else's business. Plus having to learn about chicken care. 
Settle in and get set to enjoy a fun read with interesting and kind of goofy characters.
You may learn a few things about birds along the way.

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J.R. Ripley is the pen name of Glenn Meganck, the critically acclaimed author of the Tony Kozol mystery series. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, he has chaired the Edgar committee for Best Original Paperback novel and served on the Best Short Story Committee. As a member of the International Association of Crime Writers, he has served on the Hammett Award committee for Best Novel. When not writing books, Glenn is writing songs, often singing them to the consternation of his audience and neighbors, or involved in one of his many passions, none of which have involved any of the dead bodies that seem to keep cropping up in his mysteries. For more information about him, visit glennmeganck.com.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dear Maggie by Rachael Brownell



Dear Maggie
Love Advice series
by Rachael Brownell
Lauren Norton has never been in love. When it comes to relationships, she’s far from the expert her new job demands she becomes.  
Smart and witty, Lauren takes control of the situation, signing up for a dating website to conduct a little research. She may have been thrust into her situation, but she’ll fake it until she makes it… or fail miserably should someone realize the real Maggie isn’t offering her usual wit and wisdom.

Kyle Long is still healing after his fiancĂ©e left him at the altar last spring. Headed further down the rabbit hole, his sister, Hope, steps in and takes control of his love life. Her first move? Ask Maggie, the local expert on everything love related. To get his sister off his back, Kyle promises to give Maggie's advice a chance, no matter what it is. 

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A light hearted romance that rises from the ashes. It starts with two main characters that have never had luck with love, one having been jilted at the alter. Neither one's life is going according to plan, even though each enjoys a deal of success. Fortunately for each, they have a strong, sometimes overbearing, support person. 
Lauren thinks she has landed a dream position only to find herself the anonymous author of advice to the lovelorn. She admits the irony. She decides to re-enter the dating world for experience and empathy. The description of her dates is both painful and hilarious. 
Kyle has removed himself from real life and involvement with people altogether. At least when forced to take action he finds the strength to put his true self out there. All is not happily ever after or smooth sailing just by taking that first risk. It was enjoyable to watch them both stumble and recover.

You will laugh and cry as you care about each character. You'll eagerly await each new letter knowing it could reflect something happening in Lauren and Kyle's relationship. Possibly even your own life.


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Rachael Brownell was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she currently resides with her husband and son. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where she studied Advertising and Public Relations. 

When she’s not working, building Lego’s or writing her next book, Rachael enjoys scrapbooking, photography, is learning to golf and is an avid reader.

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Elephant and Pinky Moon Author: Lilac Mills




Twenty-eight-year-old Nina lives a quiet, unassuming life, happy (ish) with her job, maybe not quite as happy with her non-existent love-life (but who has everything) and content to trundle along with her nice, predictable daily routine.

That is, until her octogenarian grandmother talks Nina into accompanying her on holiday.

Nina envisages sedate walks along the promenade, afternoon naps by the pool, and bingo in the evening. What she actually gets is too much vodka, adult games of "pin the tail on the donkey" and dancing on a bar whilst flaunting her knickers - and that's just her gran!



‘Too dark,’ one parrot announced, after disappearing down one of the women’s very ample cleavage, and popping back up again.
‘Too light,’ it said, after investigating the chest of a lady who had much less up top.
The parrot-trainer scoured the audience for his next victim, opening his eyes a little wider when they skimmed over Flossie. His gaze came back to her in a hurry, as if he couldn’t quite believe what he saw. Flossie, aware of the attention and loving it, stuck out her bosoms and put her hands on her hips.
‘Come,’ he gestured to her, holding out a hand.
Flossie scrambled out of her chair, hauling her body onto the little stage with a bit of difficulty (the other ladies had hopped up – well they would, wouldn’t they, being fifty years younger an’ all, Nina thought meanly). A man sitting nearby was forced to place his hands on the old lady’s backside and push.
It all made for hilarious viewing, and even Nina might have found it amusing if it hadn’t been her grandmother up there, making a show of herself.
‘What’s your name, sexy?’ Parrot-Man said.
Flossie, deadpan, replied, ‘Sexy.’
She went down a storm. The man who’d manhandled her backside, shoved two fingers in his mouth and whistled, stamping his feet.
‘Your name is “sexy”?’ Parrot-Man said, and Flossie played to the crowd, waggling her hips and doing a little dance. Is this the sort of thing they got up to at the Salvation Army, Nina wondered. Was this kind of behaviour considered normal in geriatric circles?
‘Don’t you believe me? Are you saying you don’t think I’m sexy?’ Flossie cried, exaggerating a hurt look.
‘You are the most sexy woman I see in all my life,’ Parrot-Man said, knowing he was onto a good thing. Nina wondered if she could rent Flossie out to him for the duration of their stay, so Nina could find a nice, quiet corner and not have to endure many more evenings like this. She sincerely hoped the hotel hadn’t booked a fire eater…
He sent the parrot down Flossie’s cleavage.
It took a while to come back out, Gran chortling all the while, wriggling like a kid needing a wee, at the sensation of having a bird down her bra. When it eventually emerged, the poor thing looked rather ruffled.
‘Just right,’ it screeched. ‘Goldilocks tits.’
The crowd went wild.
Nina wished she was anywhere but here – in a boring meeting, at the dentist, being chased by wild animals…




Nina agrees to accompany her octogenarian grandmother on an adventure trip of a lifetime.
Satisfied with her routine life as a teacher, Nina has relegated her dreams to the back burner. Her mother and grandmother knew Nina needed a nudge out of her comfort zone. 
Flossie isn't your cookie baking sort of grandma. Nina doesn't discover how far from that stereotype her Gram until they spend one on one time together and share a hotel room.
Flossie adds life to every gathering and keeps the party hopping. Not afraid to speak her mind, with no desire to whisper, she makes sure Nina does not miss any opportunity, welcomed or not.
She is both the best pal you want on your side and the most embarrassing relative ever.
Can love, a granddaughter's love, conquer all?

A story about love, learning about those who mean the most to us, appreciating living in the moment and taking action on dreams before time passes away. All neatly wrapped in a fun, romantic book.
A perfect summer, beach or holiday read even for those not specifically chick Lit fans.

Lilac spends all her time writing, or reading, or thinking about writing or reading, often to the detriment of her day job, her family, and the housework. She apologises to her employer and her loved ones, but the house will simply have to deal with it!
She calls Worcester home, though she would prefer to call somewhere hot and sunny home, somewhere with a beach and cocktails and endless opportunities for snoozing in the sun…
When she isn’t hunched over a computer or dreaming about foreign shores, she enjoys creating strange, inedible dishes in the kitchen, accusing her daughter of stealing (she meant to say “borrowing”) her clothes, and fighting with her husband over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Zenka
Alison Brodie
Publication date: November 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Thriller
“She’s the one to die for”
Zenka is a seductive Hungarian pole-dancer with a stubborn streak. When London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not.
“How can you be my guardian angel,” Jack scoffed. “You’re only five foot two.”
Zenka shrugged, “So vat? I am small, but a grenade is also small.”
Jack receives a letter saying he has a son, Nicholas. Nicholas is a wimp, bullied by his flatmate, pussy-whipped by his girlfriend and terrorised by his elderly patients.
Jack is delighted to be a dad, but he has to tread carefully. People are out to harm him and those close to him. Can he use his wealth, wiles and tough-guy contacts to make a man out of this mouse – before his enemies turn him into mincemeat?
Zenka takes charge. She’s going to “bring out the gorilla” in Nicholas. And she succeeds!
Nicholas transforms from pussycat to mad dog, falls in love with Zenka, and finds out exactly where the bodies are buried – because he buries them. He’s learning fast that sometimes you have to kill … or be killed.
As family ties become more disturbing, questions have to be asked:
How do you tell a mob boss you don’t want to be his son?
And is Zenka really who she says she is?
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ZENKA is a black comedy/crime thriller/romance set in gangland London in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
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Praise for ZENKA: “ZENKA is top of my list for best fiction this year. If Tina Fey and Simon Pegg got together to write a dark and hilarious mobster story with a happy ending, ZENKA would be the result!” -Lauren Sapala, Book Reviewer and Writers’ Coach
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Alison Brodie is an internationally-published author. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING chose her debut for their Pick of the Paperbacks. The Scottish Daily Mail reviewed 'Face to Face': "Vain but wildly funny leading lady."
Alison has a criminal record for busking/disturbance of the peace in Piccadilly Circus; speeding in Spain and hustling in Athens. She lives in Biarritz, where she can be found speaking unnintelligabuble French.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

A Spoonful of Grace by Annette Hubbell



Book Details:

Book Title: A Spoonful of Grace: Mealtime Blessings in Bite-sized Pieces
Category: Christian Living; 444 pages
Genre: Family devotional, Children's devotional
Publisher: Credo House Publishers
Release date: Feb 2017
Tour dates: Aug 7 to 25, 2017
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Just 2 minutes each day can change your family meal time for a lifetime.

A Spoonful of Grace is a collection of 366 evening meal graces taken from all 66 books of the Bible and designed to provide meaningful exposure to prayer and the Bible at a most opportune time: the family evening meal.

The Scripture/grace devotions are inviting, can be grasped at several levels, and are brief enough (about two minutes) to hold the attention of hungry kids. Here's why:
  • Each day has an application section called Grace Notes: ideas and quotes to further illustrate the message and stimulate conversation.
  • Sundays are for Story Graces. These 52 devotions are a bit longer to afford the suspenseful, engrossing reading of stories such as David and Goliath, Daniel in the lions’ den, and Jonah and the big fish.
  • Special Graces are celebrations such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays.
  • Each grace:
    • Supports discussions of God’s attributes and of faith-based values, offering moral examples like forgiveness, friendship, honesty, trust, even table manners. 
    • Creates curiosity about the Bible and ways in which Scripture can be applied to today’s issues. 
    • Demonstrates how the act of praying together lifts one’s own spirit; fosters praise; and increases mutual feelings of appreciation, gratefulness, and accountability. 
    • Teaches without overt instruction, similar to hiding extra veggies in the spaghetti sauce. 
    • Remind us that our food, as well as God’s countless other daily blessings, is a gift.

Endorsements for "A Spoonful of Grace":

The dining room table is a key place to connect with your children. It's time to put down the phones and pick up this book instead.” --Arlene Pellicane, speaker and author of “31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom”

"...beautiful, winsome and creative...will spark meaningful discussion and thoughtful reflection. This book will nourish both heart and mind.”--Dr. Mark L. Strauss, Vice-Chair, The NIV Committee on Bible Translation and University Professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary

"Annette Hubbell has made this powerful family life rhythm and tradition SO MUCH EASIER! Give your family the gift that will last for generations to come—‘A Spoonful of Grace!’” --Pam Farrel, author of 45 books including best-selling “Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti,” “10 Best Decisions a Parent Can Make”, and “A Couple’s Journey with God.”

"Wonderfully composed and chock-full of wit and wisdom. I wish I’d had this book when my husband and I were raising our four children.” --Susan Meissner, Award-winning author of “Secrets of a Charmed Life”



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Annette Hubbell earned her undergraduate degree in Marketing from San Diego State University, her M.B.A. from Cal State University in San Marcos, and a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. She has been featured in over 160 performances, and starred in the DVD, “Witness to Gettysburg” edited by 33-time Emmy Award winner, Robert Gardner. She was awarded Presenter of the Year twice at the Civil War Round Table of San Diego, and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Hubbell lives in San Diego, California with her husband of 33 years, Monte. They have a daughter, Amy. She and her husband Scott live in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit www.AnnetteHubbell.com or www.SpoonfulOfGrace.com.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pride: The Abcynians Book II

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They have lived for centuries. An ancient, secretive race of were-panthers faced with near extinction. To assure their survival they must conceal their identities and abilities, while protecting mankind from an unimaginable, primordial evil.
Pride: The Abcynians, Book II
Plagued by headaches and memory loss after a life-threatening injury, Rhiannon has spent years confined behind the walls of a decrepit castle. When a loathsome earl attempts to earn her favor with an extravagant painting, she is inexplicably drawn to its depiction of an ancient, mythical race. Believing the Florentine artist could be the key to unlocking her past, she and her maid escape, hoping to enlist his aid. Upon reaching the Piazza della Signoria months later, she is unaware that the handsomest man amongst the lavish merchants is the one she seeks. Dante Luciano is considered the most renowned artist of his time. His patrons are wealthy and powerful. His charm and prowess with women legendary. Yet, as the adopted son of the king of his kind, he must guard his secrets. For he possesses the heart and soul of a panthera prince, therefore, able to shift into a lion. Taken by the discovery of a rare Abcynian female nearby, he recognizes her as his destined mate. Discovering Rhiannon is stricken with debilitating pain, he takes her home, providing the remedies, protection, and knowledge she needs to survive. While she heals, they fall in love, beginning to plan a future together. However, when her memory returns, imminent danger looms. It’ll take all of Dante’s abilities and the Abcynians to save Rhiannon from a vicious, beastly foe.

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frances stockton photo My love for storytelling began in kindergarten when I created my first fictional characters. Though I’d given them simple nicknames, I’d convinced my family that Red Henry and Green Henry were identical twin brothers in my elementary school. They were mischievous, rarely did their homework, had trouble with math and spelling, experienced heartbreaking losses, and yes, they even had girlfriends! It wasn’t until the Henry twins mysteriously moved to a different state that my family realized that they were entirely fictitious and my mother suggested I write the stories down. A few years later, I began to write, completing my first manuscript at age thirteen. I confess the heroine was a cross between Nancy Drew and a contemporary Laura Ingalls Wilder, who happened to be dating one of the Hardy Boys. But when I’d written ‘the end’ on the very last page, I’d known I had more stories to tell. Of course life intervened, but whether I was in high school, becoming part of a local theater and dance company, working as a Veterinary Technician, earning a degree in History and Secondary Education, or teaching, I was always writing and reading romances. Finally, I met and married the love of my life and moved from Maryland to Massachusetts in 2001. Shortly after, I proudly joined Romance Writers of America and the New England Chapter, and I’ve been writing faithfully ever since. I love to hear from readers, connect with me through Facebook, Twitter or by email.
 

The Quiet Child

The Quiet Child
by John Burley

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GENRE:  Thriller


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From the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, comes a gripping and darkly psychological novel about family, suspicion, and the price we are willing to pay to protect those we love the most.

It’s the summer of 1954, and the residents of Cottonwood, California, are dying. At the center of it all is six-year-old Danny McCray, a strange and silent child the townspeople regard with fear and superstition, and who appears to bring illness and ruin to those around him. Even his own mother is plagued by a disease that is slowly consuming her.

Sheriff Jim Kent, increasingly aware of the whispers and rumors surrounding the boy, has watched the people of his town suffer—and he worries someone might take drastic action to protect their loved ones. Then a stranger arrives, and Danny and his ten-year-old brother, Sean, go missing. In the search that follows, everyone is a suspect, and the consequences of finding the two brothers may be worse than not finding them at all.

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Instead, Michael closed the door, waited for Sean to walk around the rear of the vehicle and join him on the driver’s side. Behind them, along Gas Point Road, the traffic was light. A battered Ford pickup backfired once as it drove past, heading toward the highway, its brake lights winking as it approached the access ramp. On the opposite side of the street, a man in a tan jacket hustled across the empty pavement in its wake.

“Pick out a flavor,” Michael said as they headed inside.

“How about two?” Sean asked, hopeful.

“Two then,” he replied, “but make one of them strawberry for your mother. And get some coffee and sugar while you’re back there.” His right hand went to the breast pocket of his shirt, fingers retrieving his pack of Camels, tapping one out, placing it in the corner of his mouth. “Evening, Stan.”

“Michael,” Stan Eddleworth greeted him from behind the counter and stubbed out his own cigarette in the ashtray on the shelf to his left. The man turned, placed his thick hands on the glass in front of him. At sixty-two, Stan had hair that was more silver than gray, the metallic sheen enhanced by his styling pomade and the pale, granite blue eyes that seemed to observe the world through a light haze of smoke. The market’s proprietor leaned forward, his posture canted to the right, his good leg supporting most of his weight. He’d lost the other one during the First World War, a casualty of infection from his time in the trenches. What was left of it merged with a wood and leather prosthesis just south of the knee. If the leg bothered him, as Michael imagined it must, Stan never mentioned it. And despite the black wooden stool behind the counter, he always seemed to stand, keeping vigil, a remnant perhaps of the duties he’d been relieved of long ago.

“How’s Kate?” Stan asked, glancing toward the back of the store where Sean had gone to fetch the ice cream.

“Doing well, thanks,” Michael said, snapping his lighter closed and returning it to his pocket. He inhaled deeply, tilted his head upward slightly as he blew out a thin train of smoke. He turned to study the rack of newspapers, picked up a copy of the Chronicle—Eisenhower signs communist control act the headline read—and placed it on the counter. “Shame we need a law,” he commented, tapping the paper.

Stan nodded. “Hoover says it’ll just force subversives deeper into hiding—make the FBI’s job more difficult.”

“Right. But now Senator Watkins and his committee are taking a hard look at McCarthy. Ike must be happy about that.”

Sean emerged from the aisle with two cartons of ice cream in hand, the coffee and sugar balanced on top. He set them down on the counter and walked over to the rack of comics in the shop’s entryway. A dying glimmer of sunlight spilled through the door’s window, illuminating the back of the boy’s head, a hint of scalp visible beneath the dusky blond crew cut, the tan neck bent slightly to study the illustrated covers.

“Is he back in school yet?” Stan asked, and Michael returned his attention to the man in front of him.

“Supposed to start up again tomorrow. Me too,” he added, thinking of the roster of students he’d been assigned at Anderson Union High this year, how the first few weeks were always a struggle against the inertia that had set in over two months of summer vacation. “It’ll be fifth grade for Sean. Seems hard to believe.”

And Danny? Stan could’ve asked, but didn’t. And that was how it was with Michael’s younger son, as if the boy’s silence gave people the right to ignore him, to pretend he didn’t exist. He was a ghost, a quiet child the townspeople referred to only in whispers.

 “That’ll be a dollar eighty-two,” Stan said from behind the register. Michael blinked, and looked up at the store owner. Stan smiled back at him blandly. The two cartons of ice cream, coffee, sugar, and a newspaper sat waiting in a brown paper bag. In the parking lot outside, a car ignition turned over irritably a few times before springing to life.

The cogs of the Ferris wheel turned, lifted them into the night. Kiss her before it’s too late, Michael thought to himself. Hold on to this girl in the pale blue dress and the thrum of her heartbeat against your ribs. Let her know that she’s yours.

He dug into his back pocket for his wallet, retrieved it, and pulled out two singles. “Sean, do you want a comic?” he asked, turning toward the shop’s entrance.

The last syllable of his sentence ended as a click in the back of his throat. From the parking lot outside, he could hear tires on gravel—not slowing to a stop, but speeding up, spinning slightly as the driver gunned the engine.

“Sean?” Michael called, taking a step toward the door and the abandoned rack of comics, his tongue suddenly dry and gritty.

“Think he went outside,” Stan commented, his voice sounding alien and distorted in the small confines of the store.



John Burley is the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, honored with the National Black Ribbon Award, and The Forgetting Place. He attended medical school in Chicago and completed his emergency medicine residency at University of Maryland Medical Center and Shock Trauma in Baltimore. He continues to serve as an emergency medicine physician in Northern California.





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In My Mate's Sight Cassidy K. O'Connor

In My Mate's Sight

Cassidy K. O'Connor





Man’s best friend also happens to be woman’s best mate.


Caeden Shepperd is new to town, and being the only dog shifter around makes things a little awkward and sometimes difficult for him, but working for the sheriff’s department helps. When a protection case comes in as a favor to a fellow employee, Caeden is up for the job, but he wasn’t expecting to be that type of companion. But one look and he knows he’ll do anything for her.


After witnessing a murder with the killer still at large, Koira Scott’s mom immediately calls Koira’s aunt for help. Koira lost her sight at an early age, which her mother thinks puts her at a disadvantage, so she moves her far away in hopes of protecting her. What Koira wasn’t expecting to find in the new town was the handsome deputy, or the department’s seeing eye dog, Thumper, but both make her feel safe.


When Koira’s past comes after her, Caeden’s loyalty knows no bounds. He’ll stop at nothing to protect her. When her eyes are opened to the truth, will it make a difference? Or is she too far in to let go?
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I am a born and raised Floridian who loves to travel but never forgets where my roots are. I married my high school sweetheart, have 3 kids and a crazy dog. Travelling and reading are my two favorite hobbies. I love all things Ireland and have been lucky enough to visit twice. I hope to one day watch a Major League Baseball game in every stadium in the country.


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Under the Parisian Sky by Alli Sinclair

UNDER THE PARISIAN SKY

Release date: 25 July, 2017
Print and ebook
Kensington Publishing Corp.


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In the City of Light, one dancer must confront her fears about love and loss before she can step into a brighter future . . .
Lily Johannson has returned to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, with two goals in mind: to overcome the grief surrounding her fiancĂ©’s death, and to make amends with her estranged sister, Natalie, also a ballerina. But when Lily meets charming composer Yves Rousseau, he is convinced she has a third mission—as his muse . . .

Struggling to finish a score about an infamous Ballets Russes dancer from 1917, Yves believes Lily is meant to help him. Despite her resistance, she is swept once more into the exhilarating arms of the dance—and into Yves’ passionate embrace. But when her sister is cast as the infamous dancer and begins to imitate her tragic life, she soon goes missing. Now Lily and Yves must set out to find her—and along the way face their own demons, while also discovering that art, like love, should not be abandoned so easily . . .

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Rich in historical detail, this story is told from two eras in time, one from the early 1900’s, the other present day in Paris. 
Once again the author demonstrates a talent for beautifully descriptive narration that will take you away to another place and time. An intense and emotional read that will draw you deeply into the characters lives.
A life choice made by Ballerina Viktoriya Budian in 1917 impacts generations to follow.
In present day, Australian dancer Lily Johansson returns to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her career. with the intention of rebuilding a relationship with her bitter and estranged sister, Natalie.
Difficult choices must be made and life examined.


Author Bio:
Alli Sinclair is a multi award-winning author of books that combine travel, mystery, and romance. An adventurer at heart, Alli has climbed some of the world’s highest mountains and immersed herself in an array of exotic destinations, cultures, and languages. Alli’s stories capture the romance and thrill of exploring new destinations and cultures that also take readers on a journey of discovery.
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