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Life is meant to be lived; cherish the exciting moments, and relish in those all too brief moments of relaxation. Reading for the love of books serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what books inspire my interest and enjoyment  So, sit back, relax, and read on scroll down to see what I have to offer you.

Hi everyone my name is Ann-maree and I have a great love of reading.  I can read most types of books but romance is at the top.  I have been happily reviewing books for some time now.  If you like any of the books I have reviewed please click on the cover photo to be directed to its link page.



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What is it that fuels each and every one of us in this world? For me, it is Reading for the love of books. Since I got started as a blogger back in 2017, I have found such a sense of fulfillment in my own life. I enjoy composing and reviewing about my passions for books while helping Authors sell their books from my recommendations. With each passing day, Reading for the love of books gains more followers, and with that, even more, success. Books bring the universe to you without having to run anywhere, and then it enables all people to see beyond their lives and to see things and places that they may not have learned if not for books.

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December 15, 2018

I know this is only book one of this new series, but I am really going to enjoy this whimsical twist of a holiday romance that this wonderful author had brought to us to enjoy.  If a live Christmas nativity scene does not get you into the holiday's spirit with talking animals holding a meeting about their human owners nothing else will do the job.  I was excited to learn that the main animal in this first book was a camel as only a few months ago I had ridden one for the first time and they are a lovely and very caring animal. I received an ARC copy and this is my honest and voluntary review.

Cedar Haynes had taken her life back into her own hands and left her high demanding job and home in the city for the quiet town of Faraday.  Her parents never celebrated Christmas, she will learn...

November 13, 2018

Any time is a great time to read a Shanna Hatfield book but a Christmas book in November is just the best to get you in the Christmas spirits.  I just love a romance with an older couple and this one is one of the best I have read as it as, humour, wit, friendship, caring, family, must most of all love.  Love knows no age in this story about two neighbours that find themselves attracted to each other.  A wonderful holiday romance that will melt your heart and reunite us with Brooke and Blayne again from “Blown Into Romance”.   I received an ARC copy of this great book and this is my honest and voluntary review that I would highly recommend to any romance reader.

Jess Milne is a rancher how lost his beloved wife a few years ago but has found as time goes by he has recover...

September 27, 2018

Wow this book had my attention to the very end with it warm loving story, mixed with a bit of history, you won’t want to put this one down.  In a time of war, decisions and action are different from the norm with many lives changed. As this is set in the1940’s the author had captured the essence of the time period exactly as I believed it would have been.  The 1940’s come alive in the words and as each page went by the more I felt for these wonderful characters in this wonderful wartime romance.  If you have read the other books in this series you just might remember some of the characters that pop back up in this one again to entertain us again.  I received an ARC copy of this book and this is my honest review that I write voluntarily and would highly recommend.

Nurse B...

My very first visit to Baker City was Lightning and Lawmen (Book 5) where I just fell in love with this town and the characters that live there.  I do not always start a series at book one and this is one of those times when the title and cover grabbed my attention while roaming through my kindle a day or two ago.  As I find with most of Shanna Hatfield's book they leave you with a real feel good feeling at the end and has you wanted to read another one to learn more about the town and town folk.

I love Maggie Dalton’s character as she is a strong and independent woman that has made a life for herself since the death of her husband.  She sees no need for a man in her life as she has the friendship of her best friends in Baker City and her striving business as a dressmaker.  But of lat...

What a lovely story this book was it will have hooked to the very end.  Shanna Hatfield is one of my favourite authors and this book will not disappoint you. This is book two of the series but the first one I have read, I do have “Valentine Bride” sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read.  I just love the residence of the Golden Skies Retirement Village.  This book will warm your heart and if you read it on a cold winter night like I did you are totally going to enjoy it.  I received an ARC copy of this great book and this is my honest and voluntary review that I would highly recommend to any romance reader.

Sage Presley has only one purpose in life and that is to provide a loving home and up bring to her brother Shane.  She loves him so much she will forsake her over happines...

WOW I think this may be my favorite Shanna Hatfield book I have read so far.  The wonderful descriptive words had me almost smelling the wonderful flowers in Delilah’s garden and had me strolling down the streets of Baker City like a local.  This is the first book of this series that I have read and I will be going back to book one to read about all the fanatic characters I read throughout this book to discover their full stories.  This book had a strong female character, drama and a bit of suspense, a love triangle, loving friendships, a mystery, but most of all it had a beautiful romance.  I received an ARC copy of this great book and this is my honest and voluntary review that I would highly recommend to any romance reader.  The author has a very gifted writing style with delightful sto...

December 10, 2017

This is a wonderful historical Christmas romance that will have you mouth-watering with all the sweet talk of baked goods.  This is the first Hardman Holiday series of books that I have read but after meeting some of the characters in this book I really would love to read more about this great little town.  Shanna Hatfield has such a way with words and her description has you feeling like you can taste and smell the delicious food being described during this story.  Her characters are full of interest and history that will keep you turning the page to learn more and more.  I have received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary and honest review that I would highly recommend to others to read.  I have read a few of Shanna’s books lately and have enjoyed everyone as they alway...

December 3, 2017

Shanna Hatfield has captured our hearts again with this very sweet and lovely story of love and hope.  How she makes you feel with her words and characters in every book she writes is still a wonder to me as I do read a lot of books each week but hers have a small place in my feel-good heart?  This is book two of this lovely twelve-book series of the 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides in which each book is released each day from the start on December 1st.  I love the idea of this series and even though I was given an ARC copy of this book that I am voluntary and honestly reviewing, I will be taking a further look at the other books in this wonderful series.

The series is based around the little town of Noelle, Colorado in 1876 that is hoping to get the railroad to it litt...

November 14, 2017

I think this might be my favorite Shanna Hatfield book so far for me, I just loved every page.  This Christmas book is about a Cowboy who accidentally found himself married just before Christmas.  It’s a very sweet read and the Author has given us an emotional roller coaster ride between these two great characters.  It was only a publicity wedding for the rodeo rider Chase Jarrett to the winner of the competition Jessie Pierce, which was run by his PA/ Cousin.  She was entered by her friend and talk into going along for the free weekend is Los Vegas.  What could possibly go wrong with a free trip?  I received an ARC copy of this book and have voluntary and honestly written this review in which I would highly recommend this book for a heart-warming and enjoyable read.  The characters were s...

Shanna Hatfield has melted my heart yet again with her latest book “Home of her Heart”.  This WWII  romance story of Love, Loss, Duty and most of all Hope with fill you such warmth and admiration for the people of this time in our history.  I have not read the other Hearts of the War book “Garden of her Heart” or all of the Pendleton Petticoats Book series where this current book is also set in.  It is a completely stand-alone book but if you are a great fan and have read these series I am certain you will find characters you have met before.  If you have not picked up one of Shanna Hatfield books before I believe this is the one to you must read.

I just loved this book it had me hooked I didn’t want to put it down even though I had to get up for work at 3 am the next da...

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