Reviews - Contemporary

Christmas at Tall Pines
Darlene
Deluca
Melanie Beck chooses to spend Christmas at Tall Pines Lodge in the mountains of Utah, which offers holiday festivities, music, and other traditional activities. Grieving the loss of her parents, Melanie hopes Tall Pines will provide the Christmas atmosphere she misses.
Kyle Dillon thought he had put the past behind him. But when his girlfriend discovers information about his past, he is forced to relive trauma he’d rather leave buried. Rebecca loves Kyle, and for the first time in a long time, she feels as though she is doing something worthwhile in writing her blog - a blog that she writes under an alias due to its delicate nature.
Secret of the Sonnets
Samantha
Hastings
Miranda Hatch is no ordinary Regency heroine. She’s in her mid-twenties and would likely be considered a spinster. However, marriage was never as important to her as her education. Fortunately, she has parents who encourage her pursuit of knowledge, rather than dissuade her from it.
Kelsey O’Henry’s annual Halloween costume party is just around the corner, but it’s the first year she’s hosting it since her husband’s passing. Kelsey’s already got enough on her plate on top of running the bar, including caring for three children, watching over her alcoholic mother, and making sure she keeps up with paying the bills.
Cause for Elimination
Marla A.
White
Emily Conners’ whole world flips upside down when she finds her boss in a stall with her head smashed in. Emily had already been through enough after her life-altering horse- riding accident, and now she must deal with the trauma of this too.

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