Category Archives: At the Library

Her Secret Valentine (The Brides of Holly Springs Book 5)

Once upon a time, Cal and Ashley Hartwere blissful newlyweds. But all of thatchanged when Ashley moved to Hawaiifor three years, leaving her oh-so-sexyhusband alone in Holly Springs. Theytold themselves it was for the good oftheir careers. And of course, there werethe weekends—fiercely hot, passionatemoments that left them both achingfor more….

Now Ashley has returned to Holly Springs—temporarily—to try to salvage their marriage. They still can’t keep their hands off each other, but Cal and Ashley are both hiding secrets that promise to affect their tenuous union .Can this Valentine’s Day bring two Harts together—forever?

Library Loan : Harlequin Friday

A very typical Harlequin romance with characters finding love again after being apart and falling love again.A great Valentine holiday romance…

Book Review : Be My Valentine: An Anthology

pub 2006 , Contempered romance, Throwback Thursday

My Funny Valentine Dianne Williams needs a man. But only for a night. The night of the community center Valentine dinner, to be precise. Exasperated by her children’s relentless efforts to get her a date, Dianne finds herself approaching a handsome stranger named Steve and making him an outrageous offer. An offer he doesn’t refuse. An offer that might lead to more than just one night.

My Hero Bailey York needs a man. But only on paper. She’s writing a romance novel and she’s having difficulty creating a hero. So she needs a real-life model for her story. Parker Davidson is perfect, everything a hero should be. But he wants to become the hero in her life, not just her book. And not just on Valentine’s Day, either!

From the Library :

This book touches many lives as it is about a woman who’s husband left her and she had no idea how to continue her life. She has 2 children who want her to date and she poo poos this idea. Then the town is having a Valentines day dance and she needs to attend…she does and with the help of her Mother finds the man of her dreams although she does not believe it…

This as well as all of Debbie Macomber’s books is an easy read and always romantic. Check more book at your local library!!! Lisa

Queen of the Mardi Gras Ball

As 1925 ends, spirited flapper Rosamond St. Rochelle encounters two men. Burke Boylan is rich and well-connected in New Orleans. Pierre Landry, a Cajun doctor, plans to return to the bayou backwaters to practice. Both would like to have Rosamond, the newly proclaimed Queen of the Mardi Gras Ball, at their side. But, Roz longs for a career of her own as one of the New Women of the Roaring Twenties.

A fateful encounter on Mardi Gras day changes Roz’s path in life. She must overcome personal tragedy and the forces of nature during the Great Flood of 1927 to discover the right man and the place where she truly belongs.

book review

Lynn’s colorful descriptions of time, place and characters makes this story thoroughly entertaining. As a Louisianan familiar with both Mardi Gras and the Cajun country, I always enjoy reading stories and dialects that so accurately depict our history, culture and language.Her grasp of Crescent City customs, particularly the social swirl surrounding Mardi Gras, is top-notch. Details such as making ‘pain perdu’ and certain characters speaking the patois of South Louisiana are flawless in pegging the culture in which her heroine, Roz St. Rochelle, struggles to find her place in life from the Roaring Twenties forward. Colorfully-written, engaging and often poignant, ‘Queen’ doesn’t let up until Roz gets things settled to her satisfaction. I particularly enjoyed the grace note of an epilogue in which we visit ‘Miz Roz’ near the end of her life.

Lisa Book Krewe : Pam

Introducing my friend : Pam : Wife, Mom and Boy Scott den Mom. And loves spending time researching family gemology.

My favorite reads: historical romance (Scottish/ Highland ), Time travel, paranormal but i will read anything.

My latest read :

For fans of Outlander, New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ newest installment of the Highland Brides series brings us a sweeping tale of passion as a laird’s swim in a loch leads to the love of a lifetime.

An invigorating swim in the loch was exactly what Calan Campbell, Laird of Kilcairn, needed after defeating his enemies in battle. What he didn’t need was a thief running away with his plaid while he swam. Calan gave chase and managed to catch the lad, only the lad turned out to be a lass, and obviously a lady. Having hit her head when he’d tackled her to the ground, the woman was now unconscious and couldn’t explain how she had ended up bruised and naked in his woods. He’d have to take her back to his castle and tend her wounds to learn that.

Kidnapped and forced to wed her clan’s enemy, Allissaid MacFarlane had risked death to escape. But after a struggle over a plaid she tried to “borrow,” she awakens in a strange bed with a strange man seated in a chair beside her. Unsure if he is friend or foe, she claims not to remember her own name or how she’d come to be in the clearing. However, the more time she spends with Calan, the more she falls for this strong, honorable laird. She soon decides she can trust him with her life. . . but can she trust him with her heart?

Why My pick and review;

More, Ms. Sands, more!! Your romances ring all the bells and then some. You just don’t write them fast enough for me. Laugh, cry, swoon, angst…all there. A master of dialogue, adventure, and the alpha men who know what they are about. Keep ‘em coming!

Book Review: Bullets and Beads 

Let the good times roll?

It’s Mardi Gras time and Fortune is looking forward to seeing the spectacle firsthand, but when a visitor to Sinful is murdered during the celebration there, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie can’t help but wonder what happened. As they start looking into the woman and the family in Sinful she came to visit, their investigation sends them to New Orleans, right at the height of the Mardi Gras celebration. But instead of relaxing a little and enjoying the festivities, Fortune can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched.

When she catches sight of her father in the Mardi Gras crowd, she knows why.

Unfortunately, her father’s presence in Louisiana has brought with it a host of terrorists, all with only one thing in mind—locate and terminate Dwight Redding. Can Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie manage to evade the killers long enough to figure out why Dwight has returned from the dead? And will knowing the answer make things worse or better?

Library Book review:

Gertie, Ida Belle and Fortune get involved in another murder plot. They end up going to Mardi Gras and enlist the help of Big Hebert and Mannie. Fortune’s long presumed dead father comes back to get her to get information to Director Morrow about a plot against national security for multiple international leaders. Lots of plot twists and turns and plenty og Gertie mishaps to keep you laughing.

Welcome to 2023 Mardi Gras season in Louisiana ! Join the Krewe and get ready for the Party!!! Lisa

Come Join: Lisa Book Krewe

Welcome to my Sunday here on my blog. Each Sunday I will introduce you to a member of my book Krewe in honor of Mardi Gras 2023. The parades have started rolling here -so you are invited to join the Book Krewe ….

How to join:

Introduce yourself : I am Lisa Thomasson Jung : Mom, Wife and Book lover.

My favorite Book’s : Romance of all kinds but I do read cozy mystery and Spy Novel/Suspense books.

What I am Reading ??? I won this early copy from Goodreads.

Desperate Acts (Pike, Wisconsin Book 4)

In Pike, Wisconsin, a small town full of deadly secrets, a woman searches for the truth about a long-ago night, while a killer prepares to silence her forever, in New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy’s chilling tale of romantic suspense. A must-read for fans of Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Mary Burton.

WILL SHE FIND THE ANSWER


Teenager Lia Porter shouldn’t have been anywhere near the railroad bridge that night. Sneaking home after a party in the fields outside Pike, Wisconsin, she glimpsed a woman in a leather jacket, running in terror. Lia puts the incident from her mind—until a body is found near the same spot fifteen years later, wearing the same jacket. The police rule it a suicide. Lia knows different. The woman she saw was trying to save her own life, not end it. But whatever she was fleeing from found her first . . .

BEFORE THE KILLER

The stranger who arrives at Lia’s store shares her suspicions. Hollywood stunt driver Kaden Vaughn has come home to Wisconsin to learn the truth about what happened to his brother’s fiancée years ago. The leather jacket, the timing—he believes the dead woman is Vanna, and that Lia may be the only person who can help. Together they retrace Vanna’s steps, but the more they dig, the darker the secrets become.

FINDS HER?

The killer is still out there, stalking the streets of Pike again, willing to do whatever is necessary to keep the truth locked in mystery. One by one, all those who know something about that night must be silenced, until there is no one left to tell . . .

This book and review will be released in February 21. So look out for my blog post… Lisa

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Drop me a comment or email to be featured on a Sunday Book Krewew post.. Lisa

Throwback Thursday : Weekend Warriors Sisterhood series

Welcome to my Throwback Thursday where i feature books published from years past. In this case I am spotlighting Book #1 of Fern Michaels Sisterhood series. You can find her newest book here on my blog.

Book #1 : August 15, 2012

First in the New York Times bestselling series featuring fierce female vigilantes—includes a bonus Sisterhood chapter and an interview with Fern Michaels!

Life isn’t fair. Most women know it. But what can you do about it? Plenty . . . if you’re part of the Sisterhood. On the surface, these seven women are as different as can be—but each has had her share of bad luck, from cheating husbands to sexist colleagues to a legal system that often doesn’t do its job. Now, drawn together by tragedy, they’re forging a bond that will help them right the wrongs committed against them and discover an inner strength they didn’t know they had. Growing bolder with each act of justice, the Sisterhood is learning that when bad things happen, you can roll over and play dead . . . or you can get up fighting . . . 

“Readers will enjoy seeing what happens when well-funded, very angry women take the law into their own hands.”—Booklist

This book started off this well loved series. Missed any of this series may are part of KU or Check your local Library ! Try Libby ….

Being the first book is any indication I am going to enjoy this series!
Women who have been hurt, ridiculed, paid for a crime they didn’t commit get together for revenge in a way they each request with the aid of an exMI6 gentleman and a very rich widow!
In this first book revenge is almost beyond belief but has actually happened!
Not going to give away the revenge so grab this book and have at it!

Do you have a favorite book or series ? Leave a Comment here !

Shielding His Christmas Witness : Book Review

A PROTECTOR FOR HER CHILD 

Days away from testifying in a bank robbery and murder case, witness Kari Danville’s safe house is breached, forcing her to run for her life. Scared, alone and pregnant, her only hope for survival rests in the protection of FBI agent Marc Callahan. With everyone in uniform a suspect, Marc goes rogue to keep her alive. Deep in hiding as the holidays approach, the vulnerable mother-to-be proves a dangerous distraction. But Marc can’t lose another witness on his watch. As the Christmastime trial draws near, the killer stalks ever closer. And Marc must find a way to shield Kari—and her unborn baby—long enough for justice to be served.

book review

A suspenseful and inspiring story about finding love while on the run from criminal forces. The Callahan Confidential members of law enforcement are facing the criminals who are responsible for one young woman who is in danger. This was a incredible story about Brotherhood and inspiring hope and faith. Loved every single minute of this story.

This Friday I am Celebrating Christmas with Harlequin! lisa

Book Review: Belle: : American Western Historical

A Kiss Sends Her Fleeing…Runaway Bride

Belle Bishop and her sisters, wealthy southern belles, are set to marry old men her guardian uncle has chosen for them. When the elder man kisses her, she knows it’s time to go. All three women sneak out of Savannah as penniless mail-order brides for a new chance at love and happiness in Mistletoe Falls, Montana.

Martin Keegan owns the local saloon and dreams of owning a ranch. He’s ordered a mail-order bride, hoping she will accept him as he is – a poor struggling working man. Will his new wife help support him until spring for them to move to the land he longs for? Or will his once-entitled wife desert him like his mother left his father?

Will Christmas bring them together or will Belle return to Savannah and wealth?

Western Holiday Romance:

Belle and Martin have a very rocky start, both are there because circumstances gave them no choice, both are keeping secrets and both are wary about opening their heart….
But their defenses gradually lower, a snowstorm strands them and an unexpected visitor causes tension, and Belle realises she may have been quick to make judgement and Martin really does have a good heart…once you find it! Martin realises falling in love is not a choice, it happens whether you are ready and willing or not!
I have enjoyed this trilogy, three sisters, written by three authors, a lovely festive read which I read on Kindle Unlimited.

Book Review : A Christmas to Remember


Curl up with this heartwarming Christmas collection!

Jill Shalvis, Dream a Little Dream: Melissa has kept every man at a safe distance-especially firefighter Ian, a sexy friend with sexy benefits. But Ian secretly longs for more. Luckily, ’tis the season for giving love a chance . . .

Kristen Ashley, Every Year: Holidays don’t come easy for Shy and his brother, Landon. But with the magic of Christmas, along with a little help from Tabby and her family, the Cage brothers are about to get the gift of a lifetime . . .

Hope Ramsay, Silent Night: Down on her luck and evicted from her apartment, single mother Maryanne hopes to start over in Last Chance. When the snow begins to fall, it looks like her baby might literally spend Christmas Eve in a manger. And Maryanne might celebrate the holiday with a handsome stranger.

Molly Cannon, Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas: Lincoln is a bachelor who’s set in his ways-until a professional organizer dressed up as Mrs. Claus changes his life, one tip at a time. . .

Marilyn Pappano, A Family for Christmas: War widow Ilena doesn’t mind spending Christmas alone. But when a new doctor blows into town with the winter wind, will she get her secret Christmas wish?

Library Loan : Series spotlight

I loved this book of short stories!! a few I wish were longer but that’s just because I loved them! some did end rather sharply and you are left thinking what? but all in all a great read. and my fav author is apart of it Kirsten Ashley.