Releases: April 1, 2011
When Sadie Walela decided to pursue her childhood dream of owning a restaurant, she had no idea that murder would be on the menu.This looks really interesting, doesn't it? I'm still in the mood for mysteries and The American Café from the Arizona University Press catalogue caught my attention as soon I saw it. I like the different setting and characters, plus the story looks meaty enough for me.
In this second book in the Sadie Walela series, our Indian Country heroine follows in the footsteps of her great-aunt Vera and discovers life as an entrepreneur is not easy. On her first day she is threatened by Pearl Mobley, the town's resident crazy woman, and then Goldie Ray—the former owner of the American Café—turns up dead and Pearl confesses to the crime before killing herself, leaving too many unanswered questions.
Depending on the intuition and perseverance drawn from her Cherokee ancestry, Sadie sets out to get the answers. She reunites with an old friend, Lance Smith, who has just been hired as second in command on a two-man police force. Sadie and Lance—together with an unlikely cast of characters, including a mysterious Creek Indian named Red who always seems to be underfoot, the police chief whose radio handle is Deputy Dawg, Pearl's angry Marine son just home from Iraq, and Goldie's grieving sister and alcoholic niece—all come together to create a multilayered story of denial and deceit.
Uncovering motives like stories of rape, a stolen baby, and under-the table adoption, Sadie strives to untangle old relationships and family secrets, eventually discovering she is untangling far more than a murder.
Releases: April 5, 2011
Gambling man Lewton Paterson wants to marry into a respectable family. After fleecing a train ticket, Lewt makes his way to Whispering Mountain. But seducing a well-bred woman is hard, and Lewt realizes that to entice a McMurray sister, he'll need to learn a thing or two about ranching-and love.I have a few books from this series in my pile of books to read, and others in my list of books to buy, but for some reason this book caught my eye and I'll probably read it first!
As a change of pace Jodi Thomas and a western romance might be the best way to get me in the mood to read western historicals again. :)
Releases: April 6, 2011
A family learns that time can erase mistakes when the heart remains true- from a refreshing new storyteller.Oh and I've been waiting for Slow Dancing on Price's Pier for over a year! As soon as I read the book summary I wanted to see how she tackles this story line. I enjoyed Ms. Dale's first two books, really like her writing, and the way she combines women's fiction and romance. This is one book I'll definitely read as soon as it releases.
Fifteen years ago, Garret Sorensen's family, trust, and heart were destroyed when Thea Celik betrayed him and married his brother. Now they are divorcing. Garret's ready to finally mend his relationship with his brother. But being back in Newport, Rhode Island, triggers a lot of memories-all leading back to Thea.
Thea's not ready to let go of the Sorensens-even if it means being around Garret. As they cautiously circle around each other-finding themselves drawn together-they realize following their hearts could cast them adrift.
Releases: April 26, 2011
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS . . . DOESN'T ALWAYS STAY THERE.I loved See Jane Score! So, how could I pass up reading this book? I couldn't. There's always room for a good sports contemporary romance in my reading schedule.
Autumn Haven's Las Vegas "to-do" list said to catch a show and play the slots—not wake up married to a sexy jerk like Sam Leclaire. The first moment she saw him eyeing her like a luscious piece of the dessert buffet, her usually responsible self told her run. And she did—right into the wildest fantasy weekend of her life. But Monday morning jolted her back to reality and before she could say "pass the coffee" Sam was gone.
Now a successful wedding planner, Autumn hasn't clapped eyes on the heart-breaking hockey superstar for over two years... until she organizes his teammate's "Special Day," where Sam makes a BIG play to pick up where he left off! But she has vowed any man of hers plays for keeps. Is Sam the man for her or does she banish him to the sin bin forever?
Well, these are my highlights for the month. What books are you looking forward to reading in April?