Subject: MY FIRST 2012 REVIEWS
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:43:01 -0500
From Now Until Forever by Sherry GloagSweet Contemporary Romance/ Romantic SuspenseLength: 21203 wordsPublisher: Astraea PressBlurb: For Prince Liam, families meant bad news, unwanted commitments, and the loss of his personal freedom. Love spawned white picket fences, slippers at the hearth with a wife and kids making demands, so why did those images disappear when he met Melanie Babcot?
Melanie Babcot fought hard to escape the horrors of her youth and vowed to remain single and free, so when paid to protect Prince Liam from insurgents why did her personal pledge fly out the window?When I first started to read it I was a little confused on what was going on, it was a little hard to follow. I also didn't really feel any connection with the characters. I am happy it was a clean read. I will give it *2 1/2* starsTitle: The Painted LadyAuthor: Felicia RogersPublished in January 2012 by Astraea PressGenre:Inspirational RomanceLength: 283 pagesPublisher's web site: www.astraeapress.comBlurb: John Tillman, a simple man, has died. His wife seeks justice. By pure happenstance, Bruce Malone, a famous criminal attorney, receives the case. Unfortunately, it's going to take a miracle to win. But that's just what he gets.Elizabeth Smith is a preacher's daughter. An "ugly Betty", she transforms her look like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis. Because of her change in appearance, her position of employment changes and she becomes the 'miracle' Bruce Malone needs. Not only for the case, but for the salvation of his family and his own soul.I am a very picky reader and it can be hard to keep my attention if the first chapter is not interesting. I was happily surprised that when I first read this book it kept my attention. I give it *3* starsTitle: Aegean IntrigueAuthor: Patricia KiyonoGenre: Contemporary Romantic MysteryLength: 84 pagesRelease Date: 2-1-2012Buy Link: http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid%3acategory%3d662245%26mode%3dproduct%26product%3d8347324Blurb: Someone has been stealing priceless Greek artifacts and it's Alex Leonidis' job to uncover the thief. His prime suspect is beautiful archaeological graduate student, Francie Vasileiou. His plan is to join in an archaeological dig and catch her in the act. All he has to do is keep his mind on his job, and not on the way his lovely suspect warms his heart. He's learned the hard way not to trust fragile-looking women who seem to need his help.
Francie wants to get her PhD and become an archaeologist, like her famous father. The sudden invitation to participate in a dig on the beautiful Greek island of Paros is a wonderful opportunity. She has no time for distractions like Alex, the handsome Project Director. Experience has taught her to stay clear of handsome, charismatic Greek men.On the shores of the Aegean Sea, Alex and Francie work together, searching for treasures from Greece's past. While pursuing their goals, they discover some of the truths they had believed to be carved in stone may have been flawed.I liked this book. I wish it wasn't a short story, I also loved the location. In the future I would read more books from this author. *3 1/2*stars