Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Exclusive Excerpt-Cowboy Boots for Christmas by Carolyn Brown- Review

Title: Cowboy Boots for Christmas
Author: Carolyn Brown
Genre:  Cowboy Romance
Rating: * * * * *
Publishers: Sourcebooks Casablanca 
(Oct 7, 2014)
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN: 978-1402296055
FTC Disclosure: ARC from Net Galley

'Tis the season for...
Frolicking And...
All he wants for Christmas 
is peace and quiet...

After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O'Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.

But that's going to take a miracle...

Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide...
Burnt Boot
1. Cowboy Boots for Christmas (2014)
2. The Cowboy Clash (2015)
3. The Trouble with Texas Cowboys (2015)

Exclusive Excerpt

Callie was halfway across the yard when her feet went out from under her, and strong arms caught her as she grasped for anything other than snowflakes to break her fall.

“Whoa, darlin’,” Finn drawled.

One second she was about to land on the ice, the next he had pulled her up to a standing position and help her to his chest. She could feel his heart beating beneath all those tight chest muscles and hoped that he attributed the extra thump in her to almost falling.

He traced her jaw line with the back side of his fist, opening up his hand when he reached her lips to outline them with his calloused forefinger. She hung in limbo for his next move, wanting him to kiss her so bad that she moistened her lips with the tip of her tongue.

His blue eyes bored into hers, unblinking, going all dreamy and soft as thick dark lashes fluttered shut and rested on his high cheekbones. Then his lips met hers in a long, lingering, passionate kiss that made her knees go weaker than ever before. His big hand held her head firmly as he deepened the kiss.

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Carolyn Brown is a New York Times bestselling author with more than sixty books published, and credits her eclectic family for her humor and writing ideas. Carolyn was born in Texas but grew up in southern Oklahoma where she and her husband, Charles, a retired English teacher, make their home. They have three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

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I've read several of Brown's books in the past and enjoyed this one enormously. I'm still not sure if I cried or laughed the most while reading what has to be Carolyn Brown's crown jewel in her magnificent selection of cowboy romance novels. The main characters, Finn and Callie, were people that I would give my eyeteeth to have as friends and the assortment of secondary characters (and they certainly were characters) could only be found on an episode of Andy Griffin. Toss in a couple dogs, a kitten and a bird that could swear like a sailor and a few kids and this book was bursting with life and hope for the upcoming Christmas season. I've read several new Christmas books recently and have several more to read but doubt any will top the "Christmas story" of love and hope that Brown was woven for us in Cowboy Boots For Christmas.

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