Thursday, July 9, 2015

Welcome Lynn Lovegreen

Gold Nuggets 
Lynn Lovegreen


 YA historical romance

In the shadow of Denali, she has a home, and he finds adventure. Charlotte Cooper wants to stay near her parents' home in Alaska. But her dreams of being a writer call her away to college or work, and she has to choose her own path in life. 

Henry Reeves is a wealthy New Yorker seeking a summer adventure when he travels to Kantishna near the proposed Mt. McKinley National Park. He discovers two passions, one for Charlotte, and the other for keeping Alaska wildlife from being wiped out like the buffalo. 


Charlotte and Henry find an attraction they can’t deny, but can they build a new life together between the wilderness and high society?


About the author:  Lynn Lovegreen grew up in Alaska, and still lives there. She taught English for 20 years before
retiring to make more time for writing. She enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and family, and hitting targets with a cowboy action shooting club. Her young adult historical romances are set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters. 

See her website at www.lynnlovegreen.com

You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest. Her novels Fools Gold, Quicksilver to Gold, Golden Days, Gold Nuggets, and novella Worth Her Weight in Gold are available through Prism Book Group or your favorite book vendor.

My Review:  Once again Ms. Lovegreen takes us to Alaska to visit the breathtaking landscape and the raw nature of this forming frontier.


Charlotte, who loves her Alaskan home, isn’t sure where her future will take her, but wants to become a writer and to accomplish that she must either find a job in Fairbanks or go to college in the East. While the family is preparing for Charlotte’s sister’s wedding, they have an unexpected visitor, Henry, who passes through their small town.

He has heard about the land at the foot of Denali and he wants to visit. He is enthralled by what he sees and has aspirations to become part of the political movement to save the land and its wildlife by with the creation of McKinley National Park.

When Henry leaves, Charlotte can’t stop thinking about him. She’s all he thinks about on the trip into the wilds. They’re from different worlds and different backgrounds but they both want to save the Alaskan wilderness and both secretly hope they can do it together.

I have very much enjoyed this series from Lynn Lovegreen. Her well-written prose wraps the reader into a grand view of Alaska. The tundra, the wildflowers, bears, caribou, and even the mosquitoes make for an interesting adventure. The historical aspect of the novel brings a heart rendering glimpse at how the people might have felt when they thought they might lose what was most precious to them. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

I'd like to welcome Sharon McGregor for another visit.

Sharon's latest release:

Fiona's Knight of Dreams  

Blurb-
The good ladies of 1947 Timber are ready to find a wife for their new single minister.  Charles has ideas of his own when he meets Fiona, the lovely accident-prone and outspoken part-time librarian. Fiona, on the other hand, is holding out for a knight on a white charger to carry her away from her humdrum small town life. Fiona and Charles are thrown together as they begin to solve an old mystery which has turned up in a library book. Will Fiona's white knight ever show up to sweep her away? Will Charles ever run out of invitations for cream cakes and lemon slice? Fiona might just discover the sound of hoof-beats when she least expects it.

My Review-
Ms. McGregor has brought another glimpse of yesteryear in the endearing story of Charles and Fiona.
           
He’s the town’s new minister. She’s a part-time librarian whose mishaps keep the ladies’ afternoon teas laughing about her klutziness.   The couple find some old notes in a library book which has them acting as amateur detectives, and Fiona misses Charles’ company when the writer of the notes steps forward.

While the ladies of Timber set their minds on finding Charles a wife, he has ideas about Fiona, but she doesn’t see the obvious as does everyone else.

McGregor has brought us a heartwarming light romance which is a delightful read. The characters are evocative and well-balanced, and McGregor’s description of days long past give a warmth and enchantment of how life used to be. 

BIO-
 Sharon McGregor is a prairie girl who has been working her
way west to escape the cold. She now lives on beautiful Vancouver Island. She hasn't escaped her roots, though, as her romances are set in small town North America. When not writing or reading, she operates a shave ice concession with her daughter and follows her grandchildren's athletic endeavours. She has a constant battle with her cat Zoey for control of her computer keyboard. Sharon loves to write romance, mystery and humor, if possible all three at the same time.


Media-
Web page-             www.sharonmcgregor.com
Blog-                     www.sharonmcgregor.com/blog
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Buy Links-
Fiona is on a three month exclusive to Amazon so these are the only links:
Amazon- http://goo.gl/B7NRDW
Amazon.ca- http://goo.gl/ZOuiB5
Amazon UK- http://goo.gl/5E9CR5