July Book Reviews! @gmplano @Sandra_Cox



by Sandra Cox

When Brandon hired a new trail hand to help herd the Longhorns to market, no one knew it was a woman. I loved the characters and relationships. They were well developed and progressed at a natural rate. The fatherly role of Cookie, Brandon, and Alexandria/Alex or the friendships Alex developed were my favorites. The mystery of why Alex was in this situation kept me intrigued, and there were a few twists I didn’t expect because of that. The setting was detailed and beautifully described. I could imagine being back on the Chisholm Trail or Brandon’s ranch in Texas. My love of animals appreciated Alex’s devotion to her horse, dog, and cattle. I adored this romantic western adventure and highly recommend it!

The Choice: the unexpected heroes

by Gwen M. Plano, Harmony Kent  (Editor)

I loved the first book, “The Contract” and was eagerly awaiting “The Choice.” The story continued where the first book left off with action, conspiracy, and romance weaved in just as skillfully. The characters are believable, and I found myself rooting for budding relationships. The theme of love winning over everything and personal sacrifice for the good of many balanced out the fear of greed and power. The details of life on a base added layers to the story, not only increased my knowledge but an appreciation of the research. Although it unnerved me how this plot could become a reality in the current political situation, it left me with hope, too. I recommend this well-written book but start with “The Contract” first, so you don’t miss out on anything! I look forward to the third installment.


I hope you’ve been enjoying the RWISA tour as much as I have. I will post more this week and a very special edition blog from Sandra Cox, too.

I spent June reading, but not books I review. I consider it a break from reviewing when I don’t read Indie Authors, but I do rate the books. Here’s what I read: The Night Window (Jan Hawk #5) by Dean Koontz, The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind, and Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. All enjoyable reads and got four-stars from me for various reasons.

I will be out of town for a funeral at the end of this week. I’ll be checking in here on social media, but not as often as I normally do.

If I disappear for a few days it might be because our power company has promised to shut down the power “Public Safety Shutoff” if high winds kick up this summer. The prediction is outages could go on for up to five days at a time to prevent more fires. We have a generator, and I might get back online. I couldn’t last time we had an outage. See how this goes and pray we don’t have fires like last year.

Embrace your inner child this summer by reading a good book! D.L. Finn

31 thoughts on “July Book Reviews! @gmplano @Sandra_Cox”

    1. Sandra really can paint a picture of the old west. I’m looking forward to her upcoming release, too:) Yes, Gwen’s a good story and series:)

  1. Excellent reviews, Denise. Congrats to both of the authors. I was intrigued by some of the other titles you mentioned as well. Stay safe with those high winds and outages, and I extend my sympathies on the funeral. Take care!

    1. Thanks, Mae:) I finally caught up on a couple of books I received as gifts and one that I’ve been wanting to read.
      Hopefully it will be a calm summer!
      I appreciate that Mae. xo

  2. WOW, thank you so much for the thoughtful review. To see The Choice featured on your beautiful site warms my heart immensely. Blessings to you as you face weather challenges and the final earthly good byes to a loved one. ♥♥♥

    1. I’m loving your powerful spiritual and action packed books, Gwen. I hope more people get to enjoy them. Thank you. xo

    1. Thanks, Miriam:) I believe you will enjoy The Choice. Something about summertime reading. My list never stops growing.

    1. WP does that to me too! I don’t always notice right away and really depend on email notices. I go back into my subscriptions and have to reclick email notice or subscribe again sometimes. Not sure why it happens. No problem I completely understand:)

      Thanks, Staci:)

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Wow that’s amazing you can keep three books going at once to read. I’m impressed. I would get confused…lol. Here I only post the indie reviews and that is a bulk of my reading, but I do love the classics and some popular authors:) I just love reading!

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