Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Romance P.C. Zick, #Fantasy Jim Webster, #Thriller Stevie Turner, #Poetry Balroop Singh

Welcome to this year’s Christmas book fair where I will be sharing the books of all the authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore with their most recent review in the last six months. I will be selecting authors at random so that there is something for everyone in the post.

The first author with a wonderful selection of romantic novels that would make excellent gifts is P.C.Zick. With new fabulous covers and the final book in the series with recent reviews. Love on Holiday – (Book 7 – Rivals in Love)

About the book

The couple who started the whole Crandall clan face a crossroads as their fortieth wedding anniversary approaches. As their six children plan a surprise party, the couple struggle to stay together through the holidays.

Nolan and Sofia Crandall have remained in love and together for forty years despite their differences. He’s Irish. She’s Italian. He comes from a working-class family. She was raised as an heiress to a meat packing dynasty. He’s a Republican senator. She’s a staunch Democrat. In the past, they had worked through the differences. But a rift develops between them even as all their dreams as parents are realized with a houseful of grandkids on the way.

Their six children, facing their own issues, look to their parents as an example of how a marriage should work, until things begin to fall apart right before the surprise party on Christmas Day. The six siblings work to save their parent’s marriage for the sake of their own. During the Christmas holidays, they all come together to help their parents find their way back to one another or face a divorce of gargantuan proportions.

Love on Holiday brings back all the characters from the six previous books. Readers will learn how the “happily ever after” couples are faring in this seventh book in the Rivals in Love series.

Love on Holiday is the seventh and final novel in the Rivals in Love sweet contemporary romance series. Rivals in Love showcases the Crandall family siblings who are all in successful careers. But they forgot one thing while becoming rising stars. They forgot all about love. Their father, a U.S. Senator, aspires for high office, but their mother, the heir to a fortune, only wants her children married and with children.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Now that all the kids are matched and it’s truly an empty nest, the matriarch and patriarch of the Crandall family have their story told. Mom and Dad have always lived joint but somehow separate lives, with her staying home and raising the kids and him going to work. Typical in many cases, but the last 18 years he has spent a lot of time in D.C. He decided to do that on his own. As All wives know, that is where trouble starts. Why do men think they can make life changing decisions without asking for the input from their pardner? Can talking really help? If you haven’t read the series it is okay to start here, but I would recommend reading the entire series in order. Worth reading. Clean. BTW, happy ever after is really just happy right now. Any of the couple’s in Crandall family may face hardships tomorrow, but who wants a book or a movie to end in the middle of trouble. So it’s HEA or death in the end. What happened here? You need to read.

A small selection of other books by P.C. Zick

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US

And : Amazon UK

Read more reviews and follow P.C. Zick on :Goodreads

Connect to P.C. Zick via her Website

If you enjoy beautifully crafted worlds then Jim Webster has a bookshelf filled with gifts for you this Christmas.

About the book

In his own well chosen words, Tallis Steelyard reveals to us the life of Maljie, a lady of his acquaintance. In no particular order we hear about her bathing with clog dancers, her time as a usurer, pirate, and the difficulties encountered when one tries to sell on a kidnapped orchestra. We enter a world of fish, pet pigs, steam launches, theological disputation, and the use of water under pressure to dispose of foul smelling birds. Oh yes, and we learn how the donkey ended up on the roof.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Maljie is indeed a Lady Par Excellence. From mountain climber to pirate, currency inventor to financial genius, balloonist to Temple Warden, and more – much, much, more…
The female reader will want her as a best friend, the male reader would be wise to exercise extreme caution if he knows another lady like her.

A small selection of other books by Jim Webster

 Read all the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK

And: Amazon US

Read more reviews and follow Jim on: Goodreads

Connect to Jim via his Blog:  Jim Webster WordPress

Stevie Turner adds a new thriller to her existing eclectic range of books and fresh off the press on December 7th with an early review.  Examining Kitchen Cupboards.

About the book

Jill Hayes discovers that not all is as it seems in her new post as a college examinations administrator. When she turns whistle-blower and tries to report her findings to the authorities, she is horrified to discover that some people will stop at nothing to ensure her silence.

For readers’ information: Although the characters and college are fictional, the actual exam question that sparked Jill’s nightmare is a genuine one from 1999.

An early review for the book on Goodreads

Nov 16, 2019 D.G. Kaye rated it it was amazing

Stevie Turner never disappoints. From her fictional family sagas to her nonfiction, and mystery/thrillers, she knows how to keep a reader engaged. In this telling book, Turner takes us into a story, which begins with Jill Hayes – a college examinations admin whose curiosity leads to her discovery that something is awry with the exams given to high school students for their college entrance exams – the questions are much too junior for the high school age level students, making it a cinch for them to get accepted to college. As Jill delves deeper into the basis for such juvenile questions, her life becomes threatened and we’re taken into a whole other world of corporate greed at the expense of student’s education and government funding.

Jill’s personal investigations lead right to the higher ups involved in the ring, and through the unveiling of her findings, we are led into the private lives of these criminals and colorful characters, spreading beyond the discoveries into international crime, lies, affairs and ultimately, murder.

Based on a factual occurrence of the exam findings, this book had me engrossed on the topic itself, but Turner takes the situation to a whole new level with the plot and intrigue created in this story. A fun, short and engrossing read for a cozy thriller reading escape.

A small selection of other books by Stevie Turner

Read all the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

Follow Stevie Turner on: Goodreads

Connect to Stevie via her blog: Stevie Turner on WordPress

If you are looking for lovely poetry and wise words then you will find those in the collections and books of Balroop Singh. And as an example here is her most recent released poetry collection Moments We Love

About the collection

Moments of fragrant love that stand frozen in time, of dreams that dare not unfold, of passion that fleets by, of erratic joy that we meet at the crossroads of life, butterflies of time that add color to our dark moments to scare the demons away – I have gathered all of them in this book. Some of them whisper softly to create a magical aura while spring of life sings with them, trying to wipe silent tears. Mother Nature steps in with all her grandeur to breath quiet messages of tranquility.

Each poem would soothe your emotions with élan and add a dash of color to your life. Life – that doesn’t halt for your sad moments; that just floats by. You just need to dive in to soak in myriads of moments to discover how it could ignite positive tones. All the poems in this collection are imaginary but inspired from people around me, some of whom chose to share their frustrations and tremors with me. Sometimes I could read between the lines to pen my thoughts down.

Memories and moments merge here
Today when I return to share
The glow of rainbows
Embers of emotional entreaties
And smoldering debris.

One of the recent reviews for the collection on Goodreads

Nov 01, 2019 Lisa Thomson rated it Five Stars
One for the home library!

Balroop Singh’s latest book of poetry, Moments We Love, is absolutely wonderful. Her best book to date, I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of poems. Balroop has her own unique style of writing and yet, each poem was very different from the one before, providing a lovely variety of emotion. As the title claims, it is about love but it is not simply about romantic love. Some of her poems are open to interpretation but many are definitively about nature, for example. Ms. Singh also shows an unexpected dark side to her poetry, surprising the reader in a challenging way.

I will return to this collection for comfort and for contemplation of the moments I love.

Also by Balroop Singh

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US

and : Amazon UK

Read more reviews and follow Balroop on: Goodreads

Connect to Balroop via her blog: Balroop Singh on WordPress

Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books under your arm…Sally


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