5-Star Books

An ever-growing list of Five-Star books. Every book featured here has 25 (or more) Five-Star Amazon reviews.
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Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools

Chickens, Mules and Two Old FoolsWhen Joe and Vicky relocate to a tiny mountain village in Andalucia, they have no idea of the culture shock in store.

No idea they’ll become reluctant chicken farmers and own the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. No idea they’ll help capture a vulture or be rescued by a mule.

 

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The Medea Complex

The Medea Complex1885. Anne Stanbury. Committed to a lunatic asylum, having been deemed insane and therefore unfit to stand trial for the crime of which she is indicted.

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Stranger In The Room

strangerKeye Street, ex-FBI profiler and private detective, always looks out for those closest to her. But sometimes looking after herself is quite enough to handle.

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Belfast Girls

Belfast GirlsThe story of three girls – Sheila, Phil and Mary – growing up into the new emerging post-conflict Belfast of money, drugs, high fashion and crime; and of their lives and loves. Continue reading

Epiphany

EpiphanyFor all the times I’d witnessed the murders of other women in my dreams, I’d failed to see my own.

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Triple Dog Dare

Triple Dog DareWhen wealthy champion dog breeder Stu Hockersmith presents prize pup Lord Louis to lovely Bianca Jameson, he hopes to win her heart. Things don’t always go as planned. Bianca, oblivious to Stu’s amorous intentions, takes the adorable pooch back to California where she goes on to become a celebrated author, writing books about little Lo-Lou.

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Her Grace in Disgrace

Her Grace in DisgraceHer Grace in Disgrace: a Traditional Regency Romance in Kindle and paperback formats. Reginald Aiken, Duke of Warwick is dead and his young widow is not grieving…until the will is read.

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H10N1

H10N1A deadly influenza virus rages out of control. There is no easy-fix vaccine. No eleventh-hour containment. Only death.

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Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?

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seriouslynoemi‘Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?’ is the frank and charming story of a brave couple who risk everything to move to Spain to breed alpacas.

Their intention is to make a living, but first they must negotiate their way through the Spanish property market, local characters, rogue builders and the worst weather Andalucía has seen for 100 years.

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Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?

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seriouslynoemi‘Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?’ is the frank and charming story of a brave couple who risk everything to move to Spain to breed alpacas.

Their intention is to make a living, but first they must negotiate their way through the Spanish property market, local characters, rogue builders and the worst weather Andalucía has seen for 100 years.

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Rainbow’s End

RainbowsEnd_coverJoanie and Roz, widowed, septuagenarian sisters, moved to Pelican Key, twenty miles north of Key West, Florida to live together for support and companionship. From the beginning, Roz made the observation that living there made every day seem like Saturday, except Sunday.

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Stealing Jenny

Stealing JennyAfter three heartbreaking miscarriages, Tom and Jenny Callahan are happily anticipating the birth of their sixth child. Their neighbor, however, is secretly hatching a sinister plot which will find Jenny and her unborn baby fighting for their lives.

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Wildewood Revenge

Wildewood RevengeA knight. A witch. A Secret.

When Grace, a twenty first century heroine, is accidently transported through a time portal into the clutches of an impoverished medieval knight with one eye on her ransom, we are treated to a brilliant evocation of medieval England which heaves with corruption and intrigue.

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The Viscount’s Vow

The Viscounts VowHalf Romani, noblewoman Evangeline Caruthers is the last woman in England Ian Hamilton, the Viscount Warrick, could ever love—an immoral wanton responsible for his brother’s and father’s deaths.

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French Illusions

French IllusionsMost lies are told with the expectation that no one will uncover them. When I was twenty-one I told a monumental lie, fully aware mine would be discovered.

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Between Boyfriends

Between BoyfriendsAt first glance, twenty-one-year-old Jan Weston has it all: a gorgeous boyfriend, fun friends, and wealthy parents who take care of all those pesky credit card bills.

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Spellbound in his Arms

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00006] A mansion full of secrets… From the moment investigative reporter Jackie Alexander steps foot inside the mansion dominating the Demiris estate on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu, her suspicions are on high alert. This is no ordinary assignment… The life of her beloved cousin, Aphrodite, is in grave danger, as the heirs to the incredible fortune of Greek tycoon Andreas Demiris die one after the other, under mysterious circumstances…

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Masters at Arms

Masters at ArmsMasters at Arms is an introduction to the Rescue Me series, which needs to be read first. The book begins the journey of three men, each on a quest for honor, acceptance, and to ease his unspoken pain. Their paths cross at one of the darkest points in their lives. As they try to come to terms with the aftermath of Iraq–forging an unbreakable bond–they band together to start their own club. But will they ever truly become masters of their own fates? Or would fate become masters of them? (Book One in the Rescue Me series.)

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Arielle Immortal Awakening

Arielle Immortal AwakeningA mortal soul…

From the time college co-ed Arielle Lloyd had been young, she had been able to hear the thoughts and feel the pain of certain others, and those she comes to think of as her special group. One friend’s dabbling with spells and magic showed her the power of love that can endure beyond the grave. But another friend’s terrifying encounter with a warlock left Arielle wary of those who claim otherworldly powers. On holiday in the south of France, a chance encounter could change her mind. Or could cost her life.

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ALEX (a Psychological Mystery Thriller)

AlexOn 1st June, 2010, an unspeakable act of murder was committed—a crime so evil that its perpetrator, Alex Merton, could never be forgotten. He left behind not just bloody fingerprints staining the city, but also debate, confusion, and question upon question as to why he did it.

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Away with the Fairies

Away with the FairiesLucy likes to stare at the wall. Her mother thinks she is suffering from petit mal but Granny McCurdle says, “ Och, she’s away wi’ the fairies again.”

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The Posse

The PosseBeing a widow at the age of forty-four was never in Jude Hawthorne’s plans. After her husband’s death, she’s left with her family’s beach restaurant and two nearly-grown children. The last thing she’s looking for is another chance at love.

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Havana Lost

Havana LostOn the eve of the Cuban Revolution, headstrong 18-year-old Francesca Pacelli flees from her ruthless Mafia-boss father in Havana to the arms of her lover, a rebel fighting with Fidel Castro. Her father, desperate to send her to safety in the US, resorts to torture and blackmail as he searches the island for her. Continue reading

A Human Element

A Human ElementOne by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her special healing powers, there is nothing she can do to stop it. The killer haunts her dreams and leaves cryptic notes advising her to use her powers to save herself because she’s next.

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How to Avoid and Stop a Foreclosure

How To Avoid and Stop ForeclosureDirect and to the point! Straightforward answers are provided in plain English from a former mortgage / construction loan banker, to all the fundamental questions borrowers ask who are facing foreclosure. All available options to a foreclosure are presented. Various ways to protect you and your property are given. NO fluff – guaranteed!

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Murder Takes Time

Murder takes timeNicky Fusco thought he knew right from wrong, living by an oath of friendship & honor with his three best friends. But life took them down separate paths, and the oath was broken.

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Garden of Sorrow

Garden of SorrowAlexis Gordon has spent the last year trying to get over the loss of her sister. Then she goes to work on a normal day…and reality as she knows it…disappears.

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Two Old Fools ~ Olé!

Two Old Fools - Ole!

☆ New York Times bestselling author ☆

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Never believe that life in a tiny Spanish mountain village is predictable.

Vicky and Joe have finished fixing up their house and look forward to peaceful days enjoying their retirement. Then the fish van arrives, and instead of delivering fresh fish, disgorges the Ufarte family. The peace of El Hoyo is shattered. Continue reading

Dead Man’s Hand

Dead Man's HandWhat happens when the deck is stacked against you… From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy. …and the cards don’t fall your way?

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Twelve Months

Twelve MonthsDon DiMarco has a very good life – a family he loves, a comfortable lifestyle, passions and interests that keep him amused. He also thought he had time, but that turned out not to be the case. Faced with news that might have immediately felled most, Don now wonders if he has time enough. Time enough to show his wife the romance he didn’t always lavish on her. Time enough to live out his most ambitious fantasies. Time enough to close the circle on some of his most aching unresolved relationships. Summoning an inner strength he barely realized he possessed, Don sets off to prove that twelve months is time enough to live a life in full.

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More Ketchup Than Salsa

More Ketchup than Salsa “It was while holding aloft a not altogether pleasant-smelling mackerel that the decision was made. The March rain hammered on the rotting tin roof high above the market stall, where I had spent the last six months pushing out dubious trays of marine life at three for a fiver. After a two-week holiday in Tenerife Joy and I vowed that a life in fish giblets was not going to be our destiny and a life in the sun, was.

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The Merry-Go-Round

The Merry-Go-RoundWhen Lauren divorces her husband, she has one thought on her mind…stepping off the merry-go-round. However, her life quickly turns into a three-ring circus: her hypochondriac father moves in, her ex is using her shower when she’s not home, and her perky assistant is pushing her out into the fearsome dating world.

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A Bitter Veil

A Bitter VeilIt all began with a line of Persian poetry . . . Anna and Nouri, both studying in Chicago, fall in love despite their very different backgrounds. Anna, who has never been close to her parents, is more than happy to return with Nouri to his native Iran, to be embraced by his wealthy family. Beginning their married life together in 1978, their world is abruptly turned upside down by the overthrow of the Shah, and the rise of the Islamic Republic.

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Secret Sister

Secret SisterTo their friends, Nick and Cathy Chance have the perfect marriage. High school sweethearts who’ve been together for ten years, they’ve weathered challenges and are as committed as they were when they first fell in love. Cathy trusts Nick, Nick’s world revolves around his wife, and the future looks golden.

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Double Occupancy

Double OccupancyAll Casey Reynolds wanted was peace and quiet and a long vacation from covering the crime beat in Boston. That’s why she agreed to borrowing a villa in Mexico to rest, be alone and work on her novel.

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