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I'm a librarian by day, a writer by night, and a reader and amateur photographer in between. I love to share books and other things that interest me. My own book - The Marshal Meets His Match - released January 2013. You can also find me at www.facebook.com/ClariDees

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dee Henderson


Dee Henderson is one of my all-time favorite authors. I have everything she's written, and I've read most of them more than once. To be honest, I've read a couple of them so many times I've lost count. She is extremely talented at weaving edge-of-your-seat suspense/military novels with romance, and creates characters that are remembered long after the book has been put back on the shelf.

But I've missed her lately, because it's been a few years since her last book. However, according to her website, Dee Henderson , she has a new book coming in October. I consider this a personal birthday present! Yay!

I'm so exited she has another book on the way, that I've decided to re-read one of her other books to tide me over. And what do you know? Amazon has one of my favorites FREE for Kindle right now.
Hurry up and grab your copy for your Kindle or your Kindle app because I don't know how long this deal will last! I already have a copy on my bookshelf, but now I have one on my Kindle device to travel with me! :-)

Happy Reading!

Monday, March 26, 2012


Spring has arrived. It's several weeks early, but it is here, and I am absolutely loving it! I took a few snapshots around our neighborhood this week. The air has a sweet smell from all the different blooms.

The lilacs bring a favorite childhood book to mind. Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott. ...the lilacs nodded over the high wall as if they said, "We could tell fine secrets if we chose,"

Monday, March 12, 2012

They that go down to the sea in ships...

After five days on a cruise ship, Psalm 107:23-31 has new meaning to me.

  They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

 (We had 40mph winds and strong waves several times during the trip and had trouble walking because the boat was rocking so hard.) 

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 

Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Three at once...

Okay. It's been a crazy month. I've had a big project I've been working on (more about that down the road), coworkers have been sick making my work schedule crazier than usual, and spare time has been spent working on music for an upcoming singing trip (have I mentioned my sister and I sing?).

Anyway, I haven't had free time to post, because any free time was used for...what else...reading! ☺ So, since I'm still running short on time--an open suitcase needs packing--I'll give you the last three reads I've enjoyed in one posting.

First up, Protecting the Princess by Rachelle McCalla, number two in the Reclaiming the Crown series. Review for first book here

After Princess Anastasia's family's motorcade is ambushed, she is forced on the run with only Royal Guard, Kirk Covington, for protection. Anastasia grew up with Kirk and believed him to be her and her brother's best friend, but when her brother disappeared, Kirk was tried for his death. Since there was no body, there was no crime, but Anastasia knows he's hiding something.

How can you trust the man everyone believes killed your brother?

What choice do you have when he's the only one standing between you and an assassin?

Check out Protecting the Princess. It's another intriguing, suspenseful read from Rachelle McCalla, and another step in figuring out who is after the Royal family. Looking foward to book three, Prince Incognito ,which, according to Amazon, comes out in June.

Next up, The Lawman's Legacy by Shirlee McCoy, the first book in Love Inspired Suspense's six-book, multi-author Fitzgerald Bay series

When Dr. Fitzgerald's nanny is murdered, the town begins to murmur about a cover-up. After all, the Fitzgerald family comprises the majority of the police force and the mayor's office.

Police captain Douglas Fitzgerald refuses to let his brother go down for a crime he did not commit, but the town is getting antsy for results, and his prime witness is not cooperating. Merry O'Leary knows more than she's telling, but how does he get her to talk? And who is trying to kill her?

Can he protect her and get answers without losing his heart to his only suspect?

This was a quick read because it was hard to put down. I like Shirlee McCoy's writing and this one did not disappoint.

And finally...The Rookie's Assignment. Book two in the Fitzgerald Bay series.

Keira Fitzgerald is the rookie on the Fitzgerald Bay police force, but she's determined to prove to her new parter, former Bostonian Detective Nick Delfino, that her brother is not a murderer.

Nick Delfino is really an undercover Internal Affairs officer. He's in town for more than just a pair of fresh eyes on the murder case, he's here to find out whether the police force is corrupt and covering up evidence.

Can he keep his cover while working with an attractive new partner? Can he protect his impulsive new partner from the threat that seems to be dogging their steps?

I don't always enjoy multi-author series, but the first two books of this series are familiar authors, and the books have been enjoyable. I'm looking foward to the next book in the series next month, The Detective's Secret Daughter by the author I reviewed at the beginning of this post, Rachelle McCalla.

Each author has dropped clues, and I have some suspicions as to the bad guys, but I'll have to wait and see if I'm correct.

I've been hooked on suspense the last couple of weeks, and these have been right up my alley. If you're looking for a good read, check out one, or all, of the above.

Happy reading!

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