donderdag 24 september 2020

Op de vlucht van Nora Roberts

Een boek waarin spanning en liefde mooi met elkaar verweven zijn  


Al wordt een ontvoerde tiener weer teruggevonden, haar beproeving is nog lang niet voorbij

Caitlyn Sullivan, een dochter van Hollywoodberoemdheden, is op haar tiende al een ster, en nog steeds gek op verstoppertje spelen met haar nichtjes in het grote familiehuis in Big Sur. Het is tijdens een van die spelletjes dat Cate verdwijnt. Ze blijkt te zijn ontvoerd, maar ze is een slimme overlever, en ze slaagt erin te ontsnappen. Tiener Callan Cooper is geschokt als hij het bont en blauwe, doodsbange meisje vindt, in elkaar gedoken in een uithoek van de ranch waarop hij woont. Als hij en zijn familie haar verhaal horen, bieden ze haar bescherming en onderdak en regelen ze de hereniging met haar dierbaren.

Maar Cates beproevingen zijn nog niet voorbij: ze ontdekt het verraad van iemand die ze vertrouwde. Ze vertrekt naar Ierland, waar ze weliswaar veilig is, maar waar ze toch door rusteloosheid wordt geplaagd. Uiteindelijk keert ze terug naar Los Angeles, in de hoop af te kunnen rekenen met het trauma dat haar leven heeft bepaald. Wat ze nog niet weet is dat er lang geleden twee zaadjes zijn geplant: een van liefde en een van wraak.

maandag 21 september 2020

Man From Ireland by Michelle G. Charrier

Man From Ireland by Michelle G. Charrier

Her athletic ambitions kicked off a new romance. But when her training partner vanishes without a trace, how far will she go to find him?Maddie St. Laurent’s marriage is beyond resuscitation. And what starts out as a way to breathe life back into her fifties, finishes with her rescuing a charming Irish cyclist. But after five intimate days and a surprise proposal, she’s shocked when her charismatic companion mysteriously disappears.When he never makes contact, she assumes she was seduced by a con artist. Consumed by curiosity, she digs into the charming man’s past only to uncover a dangerous connection to Ireland’s underworld.Will the Irish Mafia steal the couple’s last breath, or will they live to make a fresh start? Man From Ireland is the first novel in a suspenseful contemporary fiction series. If you like adrenaline-pumping page-turners, intriguing love stories, and vivid settings from around the globe, then you’ll adore Michele G. Charrier’s uplifting tale.

Technical Details

Published on 28/29 April 2020
Publishers: Archives Canada. 

The Book

Althouth these kind of books aren't my normal reading genre, I really liked
it. "Man From Ireland" was easy reading and the characters were very good.
I certainly wanted to know the end of the book. 

So "Man From Ireland" certainly is a great-read. 

The Author

The author: Michele G. Charrier has written other books too: The Race,
The Stone of Greed and Sfumato. 


I received an advanced copy for free, and I'm leaving this review voluntarily.
I want to thank BookSirens to give me the chance for reading this great book.

Source picture: Book cover

maandag 14 september 2020

Tides of Love by Tracy Sumner

A true love story 

Tides of Love

(Seaswept Seduction Series #1)

Tracy Sumner (Goodreads Author)
 3.64  ·   Rating details ·  421 ratings  ·  64 reviews
A provocative novel that will leave you breathless as it explores the heartaches and triumphs of love. Can a woman's love really stand the test of time?

He left all he loved behind...

Will he be able to return and win her heart?

An earth-shattering secret revealed in his recently deceased mother's diary causes harsh words between Noah Garrett and his brother. Desolate and totally bewildered, Noah leaves Pilot Isle and has no contact with his family or even Elle Beaumont, the girl who has been his shadow all through childhood.

Now, ten years later, Noah is a renowned biologist and returns to Pilot Isle to head up a research lab. Coming back home opens up old wounds and uncovers buried feelings. Hoping to have a few days to cope with all the old emotions welling up within him, Noah really isn't ready to face anyone yet. However, it's just his luck that the first person he literally bumps into is Elle. The only difference is, Elle is no longer a thin red-headed mischievous imp who is constantly in trouble and always needing to be rescued. This Elle is a gorgeous, passionate young woman who sets Noah's blood on fire.

Marielle Claire Beaumont has loved Noah since she was a child. As a sad little girl who'd recently lost her mother and couldn't speak English, Elle met Noah when he saved her from taunts at school. Ever since then Elle has loved Noah unconditionally and followed him around like a little puppy. Her world was shattered when he left so suddenly. His silence all these years has been very difficult, and Elle is stunned when she slams into him so unexpectedly. It's not long before she's disrupting Noah's life again as sparks of passion fly in every direction between the two.

The Book

Sometimes I wonder why I postponed reading this book. When I started reading Tides of Love by Tracy Sumner, I immediately liked it very much. 

One of the reasons I liked the "Tides of Love" was the strong characters. I also enjoyed the easily reading and it was written very well. 

The "Tides of Love" is to be recommended if you like true love stories! 

The cover

I never thought the cover of a book was important for me, but yet I must admit: a beautiful cover attracts! The cover of the "Tides of Love" is really very nice and with a lot of pink 😍 ! 

The Author

Tracy Sumner is a great story teller with amazing and strong characters. She wrote several books and more work from her is coming. I certainly want to read more books from this author. 

Please do check the website of the author on this link


Thank you very much BookSirens for giving me the chance for reading this wonderful love story. 

I received an advanced copy for free and I'm leaving this review voluntuarily. 


Tides of Love
published by Tracy Sumner 
first published in paperback by Kensington Publishers 
I read the 2018 ebook version

Source picture: book cover

zaterdag 12 september 2020

The Secret of Rosalita Flats by Tim W. Jackson

 Cal’s a hapless watchmaker. Marina’s a beautiful scuba instructor. They were friends as kids. Now, not so much. Together they’ll solve the secret of Rosalita Flats. If the sharks don’t get them first.

The Secret of Rosalita Flats is about a man trying to unload the football-shaped house he inherited, while dodging the backwater Blacktip Island’s quirky collection of con artists, smugglers and other ne’er-do-wells: an ornery housekeeper who refuses to be fired, a rum-soaked attorney with his own agenda, a chair-wielding resort manager who thinks he’s an avenging angel, and a self-styled psychic who may be able to see the future. There’s also a mysterious someone—or something—trying to scare Cal off the island. Cal has to figure out what his old man was mixed up in, fast, if he’s to sell the house and get off the crazy little rock alive.

Written with Hiaasen-esque humor, The Secret of Rosalita Flats is a beguiling mystery for anyone who’s ever dreamed of chucking it all and running off to the Caribbean. From the author of the award-finalist Blacktip Island.

vrijdag 11 september 2020

Untamed by Glennon Doyle


Glennon Doyle (Goodreads Author),
Glennon Doyle Melton (Goodreads Author)
 4.18  ·   Rating details ·  89,999 ratings  ·  9,937 reviews
There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this?

Four years ago, Glennon Doyle, author, activist and humanitarian, wife and mother of three—was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. Soon she realized that they came to her from within.

Glennon was finally hearing her own voice—the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. She vowed to never again abandon herself. She decided to build a life of her own—one based on her individual desire, intuition, and imagination. She would reclaim her true, untamed self.

Due to publicity on Facebook and other social media this book was recommended as a must-read. Even Adele was a big fan of it. So, I decided to buy the book. I read it in Dutch with the title
'Ongetemd leven'. 

It clearly is a beautiful memoir from the author herself and she wrote very honestly about her life. I liked that very much. I also admired the positive way she put things down on paper. 

However I started several times to try to read the book but too soon I stopped reading. Was it annoying? No, it wasn't just my cup of tea. 

I expected more of the book, but for the honest writing of the author, I would give her three stars on five. 

I read Untamed as an ebook, bought via 

Source pictures: book cover + titelpagina 
I really liked both covers

vrijdag 4 september 2020

Golden Gate Jumper Survivors Society

The Book Golden Gate Jumper Survivors Society proves that short stories really are amazing to read. 


Golden Gate Jumper Survivors Society

Ross Wilcox (Goodreads Author)
 4.50  ·   Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  11 reviews
A battle of wills emerges when one of the suicide survivors in the Golden Gate Jumper Survivors Society turns the meetings into a yoga class. A small town is gripped by a lawn ornamentation craze. A woman dresses up as Paul Bunyan to rob banks to pay her ailing mother’s exorbitant nursing home bills. A married couple decides to 3-D print a son…and his entire childhood.

Golden Gate Jumper Survivors Society is a funny and poignant story collection about everyday people confronting everyday challenges with escalating absurdity. Reminiscent of the work of Aimee Bender, Ross Wilcox’s stories will make you view the mundane in an entirely new way.

The Book

With the Golden Gate Jumper Survivors Society we stayed in San Francisco with the book reviews. 

This time there were no poems or thoughts but short stories. The book really proves again that I really do like short stories. Not a single one is the same! They were bizarre, funny, extreme and excellently written by the author. 


The Author

Ross Wilcox is a brilliant author and I really want to see and read more work from him. 


I received an advanced copy for free by BookSirens and I'm leaving this review and this blogpost voluntarily. Thank you for this opportunity! 

Source picture: book cover