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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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Wow, I just loved this book, these stories were so enjoyable to read once I started I had a hard time putting this book down. Three women one dress are all connected in the journey of Love. Three different times in our history these women tell us their story the dressmaker, Rose in 1958 Paris, Joanie in 1982 and finally Rachel (Rocky) in 2020. This sweet nostalgic book is about how we are all different but still the same and how the love of an iconic dress can affect the lives of the ones that wear it.

I am must say I was more intrigued with Rose and Rocky's stories more than Joanie for a reason that I will not say so I will not give anything away to the reader. There were many facets to this book from mother & daughter relationship, unrequited love, loss, grief, love, hope, self-...

February 18, 2020

Book six and I am still enjoying every story Christina Butrum is giving us about the Mitchell family.  In this book, we get to see more of Carter Mitchell who is the brother too  Clayton "It Takes Two", Cara "Coffee for Two", Charlie "RSVP for Two", Catie "Room for Two", Cassie "Lesson for Two".

And we can not forget there matchmaking Aunt Fran from the coffee shop who gives her little piece of love to them all as they find there one true love.  One plus Two will truly give you them oh so sweet feeling when Hannah Michaelson finds herself with car troubles on the side of the country road outside Maple Glen in a snowstorm.

Hannah is not alone she has a six-month-old little girl named Grace with her.  Why has she left Chicago in a snowstorm with a baby on board?

Help is on its way when Ha...

January 29, 2020

A nice short novella about new beginnings and hope for a better life. I was drawn to the book cover some time ago and was very happy to find the story within just as appealing. This is my first read by Lucy Appadoo and I look forward to reading more very soon.

Set in Australia in 1965 when Valeria Allegro was shipped off to a new country by her parents to marry a man she had never meet. Roberto Morandi lived in Melbourne with his sister and her husband to which he would live with his new wife.

Valeria had thought she had escaped the meanness of her father in Italy but her new life was becoming more dangerous than the past. The neighbour and friend to Roberto was no what he seemed to all.

How can she face her life as a wife in a new country with a man she does not know and one that does not tr...

January 19, 2020

This is the debut novel for this author Heather Reyburn, I must say she has done very well as she has covered some great topics facing life for women in the Australian outback.

The characters were interesting and the plot had you wanting more. Grace was a strong character that you could not help to care about and wish her well. I loved the connection she had with Tom. The story told the true hardships of some woman that choices to live in the outback the isolation and hard life on the land. This was all shown in the author's words as we get to share the journey of Grace to reconnect with her marriage in the Queensland outback station fo Tullagulla.

There are many characters we meet along the way that sounds like they also have a great story's to tell and I hope that this being book one of th...

November 4, 2019

I am so glad I had the chance to read this wonderful book for many reasons.

One – I love San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.  The history throughout the books was great even though I have been to the bridge and read all the information around the iconic bridge.  It was wonderful to read it from the workers and families point of view.

Two – A strong female character that wanted to help everyone and to make her family proud of her.

Three – History.  The book is set in 1936 during the great depression.

Four - A new author for me to explore.

So thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read Amy Trueblood’s great story.

The book is in Wilhelmina “Willa” MacCarthy point of view at 18-year-old young Irish Catholic girl with dreams.  But her dreams and her parent's dreams are...

October 22, 2019

It’s so wonderful to be back in Maple Glen again with the Mitchell family as we follow the stories of this community. In this book, the story is about Charlie Mitchell and Autumn Martin but like all the books in this series, we will get an update about the other characters we have already fallen in love with and the ones that have yet to tell us their story. This is a feel-good sweet romance that will leave you wanting more of these people and the town. It can be read as a stand-alone but to get the full effect I would suggest you read the series to appreciate the author's intent to share these wonderful characters with us.

Christina Butrum has given us a small town that to me I can in visioned with characters that feel real in situations that most of us can relate to in this crazy world we...

September 30, 2019

I was sitting on the edge of my seat a few time during this read as my emotions were fighting for the safe and happy ending. This is my first read by this author Rebecca Hartt, Christian romance is not my goto genre but this one had my total interest from the start to the very end. It was full of sweetness, grief, forgiveness, hope, danger, doubt, trust, military, suspense but most of all love.

Jonah Mills has literally returned from the dead after being missing for the last year after a Navy Seal op that went completely wrong. But he is returning home to a home he can not remember, a Wife he can not remember, a step-father to a daughter he can not remember and a dog he can not remember. But his wife can remember all too well the man he was when he went missing and presumed dead.

Eden Mills...

September 3, 2019

Wow-what a fantastic story this book was, it had me to the very end. This family will find a place in your heart and also make you think about your own life as you read their current journey of there life on the land. Three generations of woman all at very different stages in their lives tell their story as we explore the family dynamics of the Kings.

Natalie; a wife, teacher, mother and woman who always places her family first.
Milt: husband, father and a man of the land.
Olive; mother-in-law, grandmother and demanding matriarch of the family.
Kate; wife, daughter, sister, lives away from family and works with in-laws business.
Laura; daughter, sister, unemployed, unhappy, searching for more.
Bree; daughter, sister, girlfriend, slave labour to her father on the farm.

Natalie comes across an...

What a great romantic comedy this book was, I was a bit unsure at the beginning but it quickly grabbed my attention. This enemies to lovers romance is full of so much witty banter between the characters and the dialogues is utterly hilarious you will be LOL as I was.

Clara Montgomery has been down on her luck of late as she has lost her publishing job in New York, is living with her younger brother on his couch and has had to resort to cleaning out storage units to make ends meet. Can she get any lower???

It's crazy the things you find in forgot storage units, but one thing that Clara and her BFF find will lead Clara down a very different path and make her look at life a little bit differently.

The sexy British actor, Caspian Tiddleswich gets a voice message that will bring his past back to...

What a lovely book by a First-time Author to me this was even though I have had a few of her books sitting on my Kindle for some time.  It has always been her book covers that draw me into her books even without reading a word before.  You can rest ashore I will be reading more of her books now that I have the first-hand experience of her writing and storytelling ability to draw the reader into her wonderful land of the late 1880s.  This book is told by many different POV's but I love that about this book as I feel the story had more depth and knowledge by her writing in this format.

This Victorian Historical Romance will have you busy keeping up with all the characters and dramas that will unfold in Brightshire Kent England.  Duke of Brightshire. Beranger and Duchess Emma have ar...

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