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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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Fran Cooper knows how hard it is to find love in the small town of Maple Glen. She knows it’s even harder to recover from the pain of lost love when it doesn’t work out.

As the town’s matchmaker, she’s dedicated her life to finding love for its residents, but can she do the same for herself?

Curt Dixon is no stranger to the sting of loss. When he returns to Maple Glen to aid his ailing father, falling in love again with the beautiful yet formidable Fran Cooper is not in his plans.

But as Fran and Curt both know, sometimes plans are made to be broken.

In this sweet, second-chance Christmas romance, the town matchmaker will find a match all her own.

We finally get Fran's story I was so excited about this book, the town's matchmaker get her love story.  I am always excited when the romance is...

This is a wonderful book of three stories from Fern Michaels, Donna Kauffman and Melissa Storm. I have had the pleasure of reading books by Fern Michaels and Melissa Storm in the past to which I have always enjoyed but it a first time read by Donna Kauffman. Each story is about a Homecoming of different types but the main message in each was the love of home and family no matter how you have lived your life until now.

THREE’S A CROWD - Fern Michaels ****
Samantha Stewart has not been home in over 3 years, but she finds it time. Time to face the past and live for the future in the place she calls home. These last three years have been wonderful, eye-opening, scary, frightening but she would not change a single thing about who her life has a war correspondent.

Its Mother's day weekend as she r...

December 20, 2019

It was wonderful to read a new book by Anne Stone again, I was looking forward to reading this book. I did struggle with parts of this book during my read but was hooked to the very last word. I believe my struggle was with Ashley herself as at many time I could not connect with her character and her decisions she was making. I also felt that some parts of the story we're given to much attention and other not enough, the follow was a bit up and down while I was reading it. But this is just my thoughts and every reader is different.

Morgan and Tony where two characters that I enjoyed to get to know throughout the book. They had a wonderful friendship with each other. This book is not a quick read as its full of suspense, drama, sadness, tennis and LOVE...

There will be many twists and turn a...

September 16, 2019

I love when I learn something from the books I enjoy to read, this was an interesting Amish story of Faith, Hope and Love. Not just romantic Love but sibling love and the love you have for people that are willing to lend a helping hand when you require it the most. I have read many Amish books before never by this author, I must say this is one of the best I have read.

The only issue I have with this book is the title as most of the book takes place from the second half of the year I felt it was not a Christmas story, as It just ended at Christmas time. I learnt as I was about to write this review that this is book two of a series of book with the first book being about Holly Ivy's sister, this in no way affected the way I read or understood this book.

Would you be willing to risk your beli...

September 12, 2019

What a loving and inspirational story this book was as the author took us on a journey of heartache, grief, secrets, loss, forgiveness, regrets and compassion. This is book four in the Redemption Ranch series of books to which I have not read any before this one, also the author is new to me. I found their storytelling to be great as it had me happily reading every page to learn more about these wonderful characters. A very sweet and moving Christian romance with many lessons to think about.

Arianna has been faced with a dilemma that will affect more than just herself but this must be a secret she never tells. She has offered her help to her late sister's husband to look after her nephew who has just recently been diagnosed will autism at eighteen-month-old. She has worked with many childre...

August 10, 2019

What a wonderfully sweet romance read this book was for me. This is book two of the Sisters in Bloom series but only book one for me. I will have to go back to read this book as I have fallen in love with all the wonderful characters in this series and need more of this lovely family and friends

Marigold Scott and Butch Johnson have been best friends since the sandbox. They are so completely different from each other but as they say, opposites attract.

Mari is a free spirit with very creative abilities, so owns her own flower shop that suits her perfectly. Mari has an unconventional approach to her life and business but she is trying to take it all a bit more serious.

Butch was regimental in his approach of life and business as a builder. Everything had its place and its order. He had a plan...

The saying you can pick your friends, but not your family is very applicable during this read as family drama will play a large role in Maddy Monroe's life and love life. This the first time I have read anything by Denise Hunter but I have had the pleasure of watching her Hallmark movie "The Convenient Groom". I can see this as another great Hallmark movie of Love, Family, God and struggles. We see the characters go from seemingly happy lives in total despair over the disappearance of their beloved Grams to family secrets unfolding in a stream of heartache.

We find Maddy, Nora and Emma three estranged sisters coming together at their Grandmother's home, whereas children they spend their happy family summers. That was before everything went wrong one summer to pull this family in different d...

It’s great to be back in Maple Glen again, it’s a small town that I would love to visit or live in as the author has created such a wonderful array of characters you will just fall in love with. This is book two of the Maple Glen series and I must be honest to say was not a great as the first one, this story but a bit more predictable with no real drama to get my reading mojo full hooked. It is still a great read and I love the author’s style and writing. I look forward to the next book in this series.

Cara Mitchell has returned home to help her Aunt Fran out with her coffee shop but she is missing her job as a Photographer and her business partner and best friend. It’s almost time to leave and return to her real life and the job she loves.

Vince Bradley is the local deputy in town who is a...

WOW, what a delightful book this was!  This is book two of the Mommy’s Little Matchmakers series to which are just getting better with each book.  Two 10-year-olds best friends take trickery to a whole new level to bring their parents together is this lovely sweet romance that will have you laughing to the end with the meddling girls with help from a Grandmother and a very lovable dog called Boomer.  I received an arc copy of this wonderful book and this is my honest and voluntary review.  I highly recommend this book as well as this series if you enjoy a sweet, heartfelt, heart-warming tale of love and misfit.

Cameron Baldwin is a single mother to her daughter Lizzie after her husband left 8 years ago to climb mountains as being a father was not for him.  Cameron was still t...

January 29, 2019

This is book one of a new series called the No Brides Club where 6 friends make a deal to not let love get in the way of their careers.  It was very nice to be reading on of Raine English story again as it’s been a while since my last read of her wonderful stories.  I am looking forward to the rest of this series and to learn more about the other women and how they will find the one true love to fight for their attention other than their careers.  This is a delightful and charming sweet story that I received an ARC of to which I have written my honest and voluntary review of.  I love learning new information at the animals in this book and found these animals endearing to read about.

Kinsley King lives in New York City here she loves her high-end lifestyle and her high demand...

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