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Buried Secrets by Margaret Daley

Maggie Slater doesn’t want to believe Zach Collier’s tale about lost Aztec treasure putting them both in danger, but events push aside her doubts. Can this duo put aside a bitter family feud to discover a lost treasure?

The feud and conflicting dreams push this duo apart. Being equally stubborn, loyal, and smart pull them together. Prayer gives Maggie strength to overcome fear and helps Zach keep things in perspective. Zach’s aunt Evelyn and sheriff cousin Hawke are brave and loyal allies. Dangerous run-ins with enemies and feelings of danger create suspense. Buried Secrets offers a Christian romantic suspense tale of a duo who seek treasure and might find love too.

Want more books like Buried Secrets?

Brooke Ramsey makes an alliance with a treasure hunter to find a lost painting and save her father’s reputation in Lost Legacy by Dana Mentink.

Allison Winchester joins forces with an injured cop when a secret code threatens her life in Shattered Haven by Carol J. Post.

Cobie MacBride’s only chance at finding the connection behind her father’s death and a lost treasure is to trust a man she dislikes in Submerged by Elizabeth Goddard.



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Hot Point by M.L. Buchman

Mechanic Denise Conroy and pilot Vern Taylor are surprised when a connection sparks between them. Their relationship blossoms as they work together battling wildfires. When disaster hits during a classified assignment will it end their chance at happiness?

Denise and Vern’s romance is tender as they get to know and help each other. (Their romance also is steamy in places.) Both are excellent in their fields and equal to each other. Buchman uses everyday and interesting details to make firefighting, Seattle, and Honduras feel real. Hot Point offers a couple who helps each other, passionate romance and suspense.

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Captain Morgan Borland and SEAL Jake Ramsey’s Afghanistan mission will bring them together or tear them apart in Down Range by Lindsay McKenna.

Pilot Penelope Chestnut and daredevil Wyatt Sinclair find deadly secrets and love as they seek the truth behind the death of Wyatt’s uncle in Kiss the Moon by Carla Neggers.

Diver Kate Donnelly and investigator Holden Cameron unite to save a Caribbean treasure project beset by mysterious accidents in Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell.





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A Brother’s Bond by Lee Tobin McClain

Karen Smith wants the truth behind her brother’s death. Adam Calloway wants to protect his sister’s sanity. When threats against Karen bring them together they find a connection they can’t ignore. Is a relationship possible when everything is against them?

Karen and Adam are both compassionate, loyal to their families, and lonely. They feel drawn together but are also cautious not to leap into togetherness. Attacks on Adam’s isolated home and in town cause suspense and confusion about who their enemy is. The Christian element comes from Karen and Adam seeking guidance in dealing with obstacles. Brother’s Bond offers Christian Romance and Romantic Suspense.

Want other books like A Brother’s Bond?

An artist’s quest to clear her father’s name brings her danger and a protective detective in Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon. (Click here to read my blog entry about Lethal Legacy.)

A DEA agent battles the past and a dangerous killer while protecting a single mother in Murder Under the Mistletoe by Terri Reed.

A medical examiner’s secret could unmask a killer if she can learn to trust the FBI agent working with her in When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason.

Note: I found A Brother’s Bond in Amazon’s free Kindle books section.

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The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake

The Sweet Spot (Sweet on a Cowboy, #1)Their young son’s death shattered Charla and JB’s marriage. JB wants to regain her trust and love but is it too late?

JB and Charla’s story has depth because both have mistakes they must face. The grief they must work through, compassion, and dashes of humor provide a heart wrenching and heart warming tale. The secondary characters, including a sarcastic ex-New Yorker Charla befriends,  show people are more than they seem in first impressions. The Texas bull riding and ranch aspects add the West and a small town vibe to contemporary romance. The Sweet Spot offers second chance contemporary romance.

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A cowboy returns to his hometown to solve a mystery and win back the woman he left behind in The Maverick of Cooper County by R.C. Ryan.

When a divorced couple must take a cross country road trip the result will be love or disaster in My One and Only by Kristan Higgins.

When he finds out their annulment didn’t happen a reformed bad boy is determined to win his wife’s love in A Taste of Sugar by Marina Adair.




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Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz

Trust No OneGrace Elland is horrified when she discovers her murdered boss and begins receiving frightening emails. Returning to her childhood home doesn’t solve the problem, but does bring wealthy ex-Marine Julius Arkwright into her life. Julius understands painful memories and his skills could save Grace’s life. Can they save Grace from the hidden enemy who stalks her?

Grace and Julius are opposites in attitude but have hidden depths which attract each other. They both have had to cope with psychological trauma. Their shared desire to find intimacy causes them to bond before having a few short steamy scenes. Suspense is built as the motive for the murder must be discovered and the stalker strikes again. Trust No One offers lightly steamy romantic suspense.

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A journalist who was once almost killed by a serial killer joins forces with an FBI agent to bring the killer to justice in The Broken by Shelley Coriell.

Kate Donnelly returns to her family’s diving business and teams up with a former miltary diver to uncover the truth behind mysterious events in The Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell.

Geologist Elizabeth Banner tried to put her mother’s murder behind her but when her life becomes in danger she must team up with her ex-husband to find the truth in Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd.

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Saint’s Gate by Carla Neggers

Saint's Gate (Sharpe & Donovan, #1)

FBI Agent Emma Sharpe goes to a convent to appraise art but finds murder. Undercover FBI Agent Colin Donovan shows up to help for reasons of his own. Attraction pulls the agents together but mistrust keeps them apart. Can they survive the truth?

Emma and Colin are both independent, have secrets, and are stubborn. All of the characters have secrets causing tense wonder over what happened and who can be trusted. Neggers provides a look into three occupations -undercover work, art restoration, and convent life- that most people do not get to experience. The charming southern Maine coast and ancient beauty of Ireland also pull the reader into the story. Saint’s Gate offers lightly sensual romantic suspense.

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An oceanographer holding a deadly secret isn’t sure who she can trust in Fatal Tide by Iris Johansen.

A bush pilot and an FBI agent face attraction and an arsonist in Inferno by Karen Harper.

FBI agent Quinn Star’s mission to protect the First Lady of the United States is complicated by not knowing who to trust in The Real Deal by Fern Michaels.

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The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

The Governess of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides, #1)

Missionary Julia Foster becomes governess at Highland Hall in order to support her family. Highland’s master, William Ramsay, attracts her with his determination to survive a troubled past and uncertain future. When Highland’s survival seems dependent on the two being separate what will be their fate?

Julia Foster is endearingly outspoken to the Rochester-like Ramsay. Their loyalty to their families could push them apart but also makes the reader root for them. Two other minor romances also draw the reader into the story. The strict social and class restrictions are shown well. Details of 1911 like dress, the beginning prominence of cars, and the ‘death tax’ show the time period. Highland Hall is a vivid world which could represent an Edwardian English aristocratic household. The Governess of Highland Hall could be for those looking for Christian or sweet romance, the enclosed world of an English estate, and/or Edwardian England.

Want other books like The Governess of Highland Hall?

Life in Ashton Park will never be the same as WWI begins and the children of English lord Sir William search for love in Ashton Park by Murray Pura.

An heiress disguises herself as a servant at Fairbourne Hall and learns about that life while falling in love with  the hall’s master in The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen. (Click here to read a post I wrote about the book.)

Books such as Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney provide information about life during this time period.

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