Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pretending You Are Mine

Pretending You Are Mine
Book One in the "Patriots Saga"
Marie Higgins

     Mercedes Maxwell and Katherine Braxton are identical twins.  One sweet, gentle, kind, and loving.  The other evil, sadistic, coniving, self-serving and insane. 
     When Katherine dies in and insane asylum, Mercedes is heartbroken and angry.  Katherine has told her about William Braxron and the horrific husband he has been to her and his children; that she believes him to be a traitor to the crown and has made Mercedes promise to seek justice for and prove her right.
     Mystery, intrique,murder, love, family, freedom, lust...the unknown.  This book has a bit of everything and will keep you page turning to answer question after question.  Follow Mercedes, William, little James, Lizzy, Matthew and others and see how each learns about true love, trust, freedoms worth, family. 
     I enjoyed this book immensely.  Each book of Marie's that I read is better than the last. I recommend this book to young adults and older who enjoy historical mystery, intrigue, fight for freedom, clean romance.  This is the book for you.

About the Author
I'm a mother and grandmother and wife. I work full time for the state of Utah. I write full time. I love my religion!  My interests are writing romance, reading romance
and going to church. Spending time with my family and grandkids is a MUST!

Please email me with any questions or suggestions. I'd love to hear from you!

Copyright ©2011 by Marie Higgins
Cover Design by Marie Higgins

Look for more of Marie Higgins’ books on Kindle . . .
―Pretending You Are Mine‖ – Colonial Romance (book one in Patriot‘s Saga)
―Falling In Love Again‖ – Colonial Romance (book two in Patriot‘s Saga)
―The Sweetest Kiss‖ – Regency-set Romance
―Secrets After Dark‖ – Historical Paranormal / Suspense (coming soon)
―Winning Mr. Wrong‖ – Romantic Comedy
―Heart of a Hero‖ – Historical Romance
―Hearts Through Time‖ – Paranormal / Time-travel Romance
―It Must Have Been The Mistletoe‖ – Contemporary Romance (short story

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bailey's Book of ranDOMness

Bailey's Book of ranDOMness
Bailey Adams

Is today the tomorrow you worried about yesterday?
Once my gerbil was picking his nose!
When life gives you lemons, do the impossible. Make root beer!
I want popcorn off an apricot tree!
I wish I had bacon scented deodorant!
The truth is everything looks and taste better when it's not yours!

These are some random thoughts from the new book written by 14 year old Bailey Adams daughter of J. Adams.  Bailey attended a teen writer's conference with her mother this year and came away determined to write a book of her own.  Spending the next few months, she wrote down some random thoughts and came up with 95. She drew some of the most adorable stick figures and with the help of her dad who edited and set it up for her, she came up with this cute and adorable book of random thoughts.
I loved this little book and read some of the thoughts to my oldest daughter who thought they were funny, cute, adorable, and so sweet.  They reminded me of some of the things my grandchildren come up with that make me want to write. 
If you want a short read with some refreshing thoughts through the eyes of a young person, then this is the book for you.
I would recommend it to all ages.

Copyright © 2011 Bailey Adams
 Illustrations by Bailey Adams
Jewel of the West Publishing

About Bailey
Bailey is 14 years old and lives in West Point, Utah
She would love to hear from you!

Adams, Bailey (2011-11-12). Bailey's Book of Randomness (Kindle Locations 162-163). Jewel of the West. Kindle Edition.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

That Kind of Love

That Kind of Love
A Legacy Novella
J. Adams

Cisely and Adagio St. John are back, but not like you think.
     Evangeline Patton is a beautiful young blind black girl who was adopted by wealthy parents who thought more of how they could use her for their gain rather than loving her for her.  Using her as a pawn in a merger to create a bigger empire for themselves and she wonders what her real worth, if any, is to them.  Now that her finacee in an arranged marriage has died she is free to choose what she is going to do with her life.  A choice that angers her abusive father beyond anything she ever could ever imagined.  All she knows is she wants someone to love and someone who loves her and values her for what she is worth.
     Dagio(Adagio) St. John III, is burying his grandparents, Cisely and Adagio St. John, who have died within months of each other.  His parents have urged him for years to marry, but he wants the kind of love and marriage his grandparents had; the kind of marriage his grandparents always encouraged him to find.  "Never settle" was their counsel to him.   He vowed he never would.
     Would Dagio find the same kind of love as Cisely and Adagio?  Would Evangeline find the love and self worth she desperately sought and needed?
     I really did enjoyed this book.  The use of Cisely and Adagio's diaries made me want to continue reading without putting the book down.  I love reading old diaries and this made the book more intriguing for me.
     I recommend this book to young adults and all who are young at heart and remember what falling in love is all about. 

This book furnished for review at no compensation by J. Adams.

Copyright © 2011 Jewel of the West
All Rights Reserved.

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Other books by J. Adams
Guardian of My Heart
The Legacy
The Wishing Hour
Tears of Heaven
Place in This World
The Journey
Against the Odds
Mercedes' Mountain
That Kind of Love
EbooksThe Wishing Hour
The Legacy
Tears of Heaven
Place In This World: The Sequel to The Journey
The Journey
Mercedes' Mountain
For Love of Angel (PDF only)
Elise's Heart (PDF only)
The Shelter of His Arms
What the Heart Sees
Still His Woman-Against the Odds Novelette
That Kind of Love
Children's BookForbidden Portals: The Quicksilver Project

All Books Are Also Available in Kindle and Nook Versions (Elise's Heart and Mercedes' Mountain excluded

Still His Woman - An Against the Odds Novelette is available in Kindle format on Amazon! The paperback will be available in a couple of weeks:-)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tiny Angel Hands

Tiny Angel Hands 

As my one year old granddaughter lays in my arms drinking her afternoon bottle and getting ready for her nap, she reaches up and lays her tiny, precious little hand against my face and gently pulls my head down to meet hers. I sigh a sigh of complete restful contentment and feel a love that is like no other.  It suddenly comes to me that this tiny, precious little hand gently pulling me close to her and the love I feel must be like the love Christ feels for us when we pull him close to us.  It was like being enfolded in the warmth of his loving arms; of feeling the peace and safety that comes when we lay our burdens at His feet and allow Him to carry us.  The words from a hymn "Where Can I Turn for Peace" come to mind:

Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?
Who, who can understand?
He, only One. 

Where is that quiet hand? Who can understand?  How can we feel that complete, restful contentment and a love that is like no other?  By turning to Christ in our times of joy, happiness, trials and tribulations. What better feeling than a tiny precious little hand pulling you close.