Reviews - Contemporary

For A Smile

"For A Smile" is a collection of ten short stories by Lydia Jones. It is the perfect gift for the reader that hasn't the time for one's favorite two hundred page romance nor the patience for the titillating scenes of a four hundred page erotic epic. Ms.

Lucky For Her

Lana is pregnant, alone and fleeing her abusive ex-husband.  Desperate to keep the pregnancy a secret until she is safe, Lana keeps a low profile. Finally, Lana’s sister convinces her to attend a hometown party of an old friend.  While there, she meets the most amazingly handsome man!  Lana’s past tells her she can trust no one, but with Lucky, her walls seems to crumble.

The Honeymoon Cottage
Barbara Cool

Camilla just lost her job, has been arrested and it turns out that her fiancée Dennis Henning is a con-man now wanted by the police!  He disappears with her company’s payroll, leaving her with a lot to answer for along with his 8 year old son Oliver to care for.  The police let her go when they realize she’s been conned but she feels it’s her duty to get the money back she was responsible for. 

Hot Number

Professor Sadie Bligh has been passed over for the prestigious mathematics award, the Eagleton Mathematics Prize... again.  In an effort to forget about that and her father’s disappointment she goes (where else?)  to Sin City.  Sadie is resolved-she’ll have fun, throw caution out of the window and make great memories, because really… what happens in Vegas...

Santa Fe Fortune

Traveling from North Carolina, Gwendolyn Marsh is keen to sell her oil paintings through the Holbrook & Holstein gallery in Santa Fe. A school teacher and aspiring artist, Gwen is desperate for funds. She’s in financial straits, as is her sister whose husband has left her with a brood of children and debts.