5 STARS. Promise Cove is a tender story of love and redemption. It takes place on the idyllic central coast of California. The characters spring to life in this well drawn and believable tale.
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4 STARS In Irish Fling, Valerie Douglas treats her readers to a joyful ride through the Irish Countryside. Beautiful Ali, an American with Irish roots, is taking some well-deserved vacation when she meets and falls for Aidan’s good looks and charm. The plot is full of surprises which includes intrigue, danger and tear jerking events. A page turner from the get-go. Amazon link:
4 STARS. The Second Duchess, by Elizabeth Loupas is a captivating tale of a mystery murder that keeps the reader turning the pages. Inspired by Robert Browning’s classic poem, My Last Duchess, it takes place in the Italian city state of Ferrara. Filled with detailed descriptions of Renaissance court life, readers will warm to the not so beautiful Barbara of Austria and feel the coldness of her husband Alfonso, the Duke, as they embark on court intrigues to solve the mystery.
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