Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Whispers in Washington

                    Burned once, twice immolated—or lucky at last?

Whispers in Washington by Jennifer Wilck

       Three years ago Naomi Reuben fled Washington DC after an ugly scandal that sent her marriage down the tubes and her husband to prison. The ex is where he belongs, and Naomi is where she needs to be: back at the scene of the crime to make a new home, with the perfect job, and a chance to put her fractured life back together. To heal, herself and her precious children.  

Max Bruder, former newspaper editor with ethics turned freelance reporter, is looking for the story that will put him on the road toward financial security. His new neighbor, the infamous Naomi Adelman—now Reuben—might just be the ticket to achieving his dream of writing the novel that’s rumbled around inside his head for the last couple years.

As he gets to know the real Naomi, who is nothing like the picture painted by political reporters years ago, he learns she is kind, brave and devoted to her children. If he writes the story of a lifetime it might very well bring her new life to a crashing end.

In turn, getting to know Max is a treat for Naomi as she spends time with someone who respects her for the person she is; doesn’t try to control her every move—and encourages her to soar.

 Our Review:  As with any Jennifer Wilck creation, the reader relies

on being served more than the standard goals, motivation and

conflict romance. This time we’re treated to lush descriptions of

various Egyptian foods, centuries of Jewish culture and traditions,

picturesque small towns common to the gorgeous Pocono

Mountains, the angst that goes hand in hand with long-distance

single parenting, and the struggle to start over after horrendous


 Whispers in Washington does not fail. On a scale of 1—5, it deserves a 6.

 Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews





Monday, September 28, 2020

A Kitchen Helper

 Something to solve the age-old dilemma:“What’s for Dinner?”  

The Super Simple Easy Cookbook, a 2018 release by Diana Stout.  

         Tired of fixing the same old, same old?

        Looking to help that young person in your life take an interest in nutrition? A new taste in food? Explore new roads to independence?

        Diana Stout’s Super Simple Easy Cookbook is the answer we’ve all been looking for. Separated into simple categories from breakfast offerings to intriguing sounding beverages [alcoholic or soft], this is a quick, easy helpmate in the kitchen. Options for substitutes are included—a wonderful aide to those of us who are challenged in the culinary imagination area.

        Plus. . . a terrific gift for the newly or about to be wed couple.  

 On a scale of 1-5, The Super Simple Easy Cookbook deserves a 5.

          Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews





Thursday, September 24, 2020

Star Smuggler: The Last Voyage by TS Snow

 He's a criminal. She's far from it. Together, they’re Earth's last hope... they just don’t know it yet.

           Sinbad sh'en Singh had everything. A thriving smuggling career, his hologram on wanted posters on eleven planets, and plenty of women. Then she walked into his life.
           Andrea Talltrees, member of a backwards cult not believing in space travel or anything else invented after the Twentieth Century. She wants him to find her husband, a fugitive accused of being an Albegensian spy, the planet currently at war with Earth.
           He doesn’t want anything to do with an Earther, but a massive culture clash and a heavy dose of instant attraction get in the way, sending good sense flying out the viewport.
          They'll brave some very unsavory characters, maybe even prevent a second interplanetary war...if they can stop arguing.

Our Review:

Sinbad sh'en Singh is the quintessential anti-hero: bold, brash and a devil inside or out of his airship. Andi Talltrees is brave and fearless, committed to home, hearth and the Naturals culture. When the chips are down and she must find her husband, she leaves home and hearth and often forgoes cultural mores in order to survive.

Funny how near death experiences, one after another, shows a woman—or a man—what's worth fighting for.

This sci-fi adventure will keep you turning the pages—it's that good. At times funny, then frightening, it is a heart warming experience. Give yourself a gift by picking this one up. It's a wonder.

On a scale of 1-5, Star Smuggler: The Last Voyage deserves a 7.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

Monday, September 21, 2020

To Heal A Heart by Jana Richards

                                                 Exactly who rescued who?

To Heal a Heart, Book 2, The Masonville Series written by Jana Richards and released out of the Wild Rose Press.

Veterinary tech Blair Grayson and wounded veteran Garrett Saunders tangle over an abused horse in the middle of an isolated North Dakota road. As words and emotions fly, it is not an encounter either forgets.

Both are rescuers; both are in grave need of being saved though for different reasons. Blair needs to forgive herself for long ago mistakes; Garrett struggles on a daily basis to forget things and events better left buried. Unfortunately PTSD manages to rear its ugly head at the worst possible moments.   

In the middle of their animal and human rescue endeavors, each finds redemption and love. And what a delight it is to watch it happen.

With her latest novel, author Jana Richards shows, once again, her gift for snappy dialogue, multi-layered characters and gut-wrenching emotion. This is not a book to pick up, thinking you’ll read for a few minutes before turning in. No no no.

To Heal A Heart is one of those page turners you will not forget soon. Book 3 in this heart-warming series cannot come soon enough.

 On a scale of 1-5, To Heal A Heart deserves a 7.

                      Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews





Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Rocked By Grace

 Is she his saving grace—or are some actions unforgiveable?  

Rocked By Grace, Book 1 in the Love And Chaos series, is a September 2020 release, written by M.J. Schiller.  

     26-year-old Zane Sanders, front man for Just Short of Chaos, hottest rock group in town, is treading a very fine line between success and hitting his own personal bottom. Too much booze, too little down time, and a ton of baggage hangs heavy and relentless on his thoughts. Until in the middle of a concert in Saint Louis he picks lovely Grace Prescott out of the screaming crowd and summons her to join him on stage.

Thereafter he believes she might just be his saving grace.

Grace Prescott struggles each day to make it through the next twenty-four hours. Her history with men is not one a mother would wish for her daughter; her choice of friends is, shall we say . . . eclectic. But one thing is for sure: she is devoted to Jamie, her much younger brother with special needs. As the only bright spot in her life, she will go it alone before again exposing him to danger, violence, or abuse.

Is Zane Sanders worth her taking a huge personal risk? She senses beneath the world-weary persona and braggadocio, there lies a heart as big as all outdoors and a need to take care of others. After creating magic on the concert stage—they decide to give Zane’s two-week hiatus from a grueling tour to see if this is a basic case of momentary lust—or the real deal, one touched by grace.

With this latest novel, M.J. Schiller again displays her knowledge of the KISS [Keep It Simple Sweetie] rule for writing romance. She creates a few, multi-layered characters, gives them a few warts, drops them into realistic situations any reader can relate to, then makes them fight their way out.

This first book in the Love And Chaos series shows the author’s skills to their max—and we weren’t disappointed.

 On a scale of 1-5, Rocked By Grace deserves a 5.

 Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews




Friday, September 11, 2020

Murder Unrehearsed by Roxanne Dunn

 Heather Shelton has man problems: an unfaithful lover, a mysterious stranger, and a psychopathic assassin.


     Murder Unrehearsed, a mainstream mystery, released by the Wild Rose Press, written by Roxanne Dunn.

      The story opens as a young, aspiring actress escapes the problems in her life, taking refuge in her family’s cottage on an isolated lake near Seattle, Washington. Within hours of her arrival she witnesses a brutal murder. Using her wits, a devoted dog, and a cast of local “lakers”, Heather uncovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had to save herself and those she loves most.

      In Murder Unrehearsed, Roxanne Dunn takes a familiar, comfortable second home, then tosses in murder and depravity. What does a woman do when she’s on her own, with little to no support, and a bunch of good guys who aren’t there when you need them most?   

      For a fast-paced ride in search of answers, pick up Murder Unrehearsed. It’s a winner.  On a scale of 1-5, it deserves a 6.

      Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews





Monday, September 7, 2020

The Haunted Purse

 . . . A fifteen-year-old throwaway and a thrift shop tote make their way in the world. . .

The Haunted Purse, a current YA paranormal release out of the Wild Rose Press, is written by Kimberly Baer.

Fifteen-year-old Liberty Dawson was thrown away by her mother long ago. Not to let things like little nourishing food, lack of parental guidance and serviceable well-fitting clothes get in her way, Libby has survived—and in her own way—survived well. Using what she has at hand, and with the help of a few eagle-eyed neighbors and friends, she does okay for herself. She’s bright, gutsy and motivated to get out of the slums and do something—anything to rise above what she has now.

Enter one of her frequent trips to her favorite thrift shop, she finds a purse/tote/backpack which seems to speak to her. And Libby listens. Watch out for a girl and her newfound bag. A match made in heaven.

Almost immediately the purse shows it has a mind of its own—and it’s confusing and scary at the same time. Libby and her best pal Toni start out on an adventure to find the girl who once owned the purse and the reason behind her disappearance twenty years ago.

Our Review:  Libby could be any of us—except there aren’t many fifteen-year-olds who have her innate survival skills. And guts. And generous spirit. And heart. She’s a joy and we’re so glad we got to meet her. You will be too. Promise.

On a scale of 1-5, The Haunted Purse deserves a 7.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

Sunday, September 6, 2020


 Gravity: a force pulling together people and hearts.

In Gravity, a 2020 contemporary women’s fiction, released by the Wild Rose Press, and written by Mona Sedrak, two complex characters, injured emotionally and deserving of love and attention for themselves, are drawn together immediately—almost by force of gravity. But will that often irresistible pull might just tear them apart.

     Mona Sedrak has rewritten the book for creating complex, layered characters then complicating the situations with emotional heartbreak and trauma. Having read and enjoyed Six Months, author Sedrak’s debut novel with the Wild Rose Press, we looked forward to her next venture. With Gravity, we were not disappointed. She only gets better and better. Do not miss this one. It’s a wonder.

On a scale of 1-5, Gravity deserves a 5.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews