Sunday, April 1, 2018

Romances in Several Genres


All these books are Sweet Romances for both young and old alike. Even though some are the first in a series, they can be read separately.

HISTORICAL / ROMANCE

Melinda and the Wild West: BOOK 1 from A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho
Award: Semi-Finalist for Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award
Synopsis: Melinda Gamble wants to make a difference in the world. Without hesitation, she accepts a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho. She has many challenges such as trying to help a rebellious student, coming face-to-face with a notorious bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and finding herself in a terrible blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But it’s a rugged rancher who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared—love.
Review: From the first page I was captivated by this book. I had to continue reading, rushing to turn the page, I had to see what next adventure would catch up with Melinda. The plot is interesting: mixing history with fiction, adventure with romance. Ms Clarke, this is a piece to be proud of, well done!” -Debra Gaynor, Reader Views

The Rebels of Cordovia: BOOK 1 from The Rebel Series
Synopsis
--> Set in the late 1700s, Robin’s Rebels realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the people survive the oppression. In this battle for freedom, a love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?
Review: “There is nothing like a nice, simple love story to put a smile on your face. And that is one of the things that Linda Weaver Clarke does. She will also have you laughing out loud, make your heart race and speed up your reading! It’s a story about a man that is smitten with a young lady during a time where men were complete gentlemen and the ladies were very proper. Once you start reading this book, the story will take you away. The Rebels of Cordovia is like a fresh breath of air.” –Missi’s Book Review


FANTASY / ROMANCE

The Treasure of Isian: BOOK 1 from The Isian Series
Synopsis: Prince Garin is a brave, proud, adventure-seeking prince. Elani is his most trusted servant and she would do anything for him, even die for him. Their quest to find the mystical Treasure of Isian is immediately interrupted and they find themselves confronted by angry giants, soul-stealing elves, bewitched dragons, a vengeful water-witch, battling foes, and a mysterious kingdom. Elani must face her greatest fears to save her prince and her kingdom. Garin must decide what the most important things are in his life. Will they be able to make a great sacrifice to save the kingdom? And will Elani find true love?
Review: I love the mix of adventure and prophecy in this novel. Clarke takes readers away into an unforgettable and magical fantasy world with descriptions that paint the world in vivid colors. The magical creatures and diverse peoples that we meet kept me enthralled. All the while, the exciting and emotional plot was unforgettable. This is a book that I really had fun with.” -Jonel Boyko, Confessions of a Bibliophile


The Alliance of Isian: BOOK 2 from The Isian Series
Synopsis: Isian decides to make an alliance with their long time enemies in order to defeat a common enemy. So Isian sends a proposal, offering their daughter to the prince, in order to ensure an alliance. Princess Gabrielle and Prince Alec must learn to work together and trust each other in order to triumph in the approaching war. With a mysterious beast attacking the kingdom, their lives in danger, and overcoming their vast cultural differences, will love grow despite their trials?
Review: “I love a good story with an arranged marriage in it--especially if it involves royalty. How could I not love this one? I loved how kind and gracious this couple was and how they worked together to find a solution to the problems at hand. I really liked the first book, but I loved this one! So far, they just keep getting better!” -Katie’s Clean Book Collection


ROMANTIC COZY MYSTERY

The Bali Mystery: BOOK 1 from Amelia Moore Detective Series
Synopsis: Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, traces missing persons, checks people’s backgrounds, and protects them. With the help of Rick Bonito, a cunning and crafty man, her business is flourishing. When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul.
Review: “Linda Weaver Clarke paints a beautiful portrait of the island of Bali. In fact, she made me wish I were there. Amelia and Rick were very realistic to me. I thought Rick’s Bucket List gave readers a great insight into his character. Throughout the book you couldn’t help pulling for these two to realize they were more than co-workers. The mystery and romance flowed beautifully through each page.” -- Socrates Book Reviews

Her Lost Love: BOOK 5 from Amelia Moore Detective Series
Synopsis: Julie Anderson feels a need to find the man she fell deeply in love with during her youth. When Julie went off to college to become a lawyer, she lost contact with her high school sweetheart. She now wants to know what became of Joey and why he stopped writing to her? This is an assignment that intrigues Amelia. The thought of finding a long-lost love seems quite romantic.
Review: “These are some of my favorite cozy mysteries and I know exactly what I'm getting with them--a fun, unique mystery that isn't too intense, mingled with a sweet, clean romance. I think Amelia and Rick compliment each other perfectly, both professionally and personally. Of course, since I'm a romantic at heart, I love the romantic moments in the story.” -Katies Clean Book Collection


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6 comments:

Angel's Guilty Pleasures said...

I like The Rebels of Cordovia & The Bali Mystery. I usually don't got for HR, but the Rebels sounds nice with the leader of Robin’s Rebels being a women. I also liked Bali Mystery. I'm always keeping an eye out for fun cozy mystery romances.
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binabug said...

The Bali Mystery: BOOK 1 I would pick a mystery as I like those as well binabug gmail

BookLady said...

The Alliance of Isian and The Rebels of Cordovia sound fascinating. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Casey Garvey said...

Awesome giveaway. Ive been wanting to try an audiobook. Caseygarvey62@gmail.com

Mayor Sonni said...

The Bali Mystery: BOOK 1 from Amelia Moore Detective Series

I would choose this because the setting caught my eye. A mix of romance and mystery sounds like a good read.

Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed to win!

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Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Thank you to all who were interested in this giveaway. I have emailed each one of you and sent you a code for a free ebook or audiobook. I hope you enjoy these fun stories.