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Love and the Paranormal

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Man said it's all about what God can do for you?
 No! Its NOT! It's about our Love, devotion and the sacrifice of our lives in devotion on His altar! It is about what we offer to God! We give worship to Him His life of love is the Way, the Truth, His message and His life and He loves us! We must Sacrifice make the sacrifice of our lives submitted in Righteousness and in love and devotion to His plan, not our way but His Way, not our Truth but His Truth! & of our trying with all our hearts to live as righteous a life as possible because we love Him confessing our sins and devoting our lives to the Truth and submission to His Life of sinless living We are not perfect, won't be, but we are supposed to try for perfection! We won't make it, but we try because of the love for Him!
Sure God can do wonderful things for us but that's not what it's about! It's about our sacrifice to His altar of all we are; All we can ever be, and God help us what we were!
      Living water is not literal water it's the Holy Spirit! God help us the preachers are wrong! He said he(this preacher on tv) don't understand it! My point here is; then why are you preaching? You are preaching wrong! You don't preach unless you are called of God; if he wasn't called he should not preach; especially lies or the wrong message!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Title: One Heart to Win
Author: Johanna Lindsey
Genre: Historical Fiction in the Old American West
Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
    Tiffany Warren hasn't seen her father in fifteen years. She lives with her mother, Rose Warren in New York. Tiffany's father and brothers live in Montana. She has decided her father does not want or love her.    
   Tiffany was betrothed in infancy to Hunter Callahan, her father's enemies' son. Zachary Callahan and Franklin Warren have been enemies forever. The reason for the marriage between Tiffany and Hunter is to stop the feud.
    It is time for Tiffany to go West and meet her fiancée but she hates the thought of it. She also hates the thought if seeing her father.
    Before she arrives in Montana; she is subjected to all sorts of lawlessness and violence. She vows to go back to New York as soon as possible.
    She is offered a unique opportunity to observe everyone without their knowing. She takes the place of her father's hired housekeeper. She never did anything besides change her clothes and hairdo and shop. She has to learn how to clean, cook and be a servant. It is a very funny scenario with her being brought up to only be a Lady.
   This delightful tale leads you on a wonderful jaunt through the old West. Her problems seem insurmountable but she overcomes them one by one.
    Horrible as it seems; her fiancée is extremely handsome and delightful. Tiffany has a hard time reconciling her preconceived ideas to her present situation.
Romance is the name of the game with delightful twists and turns. You will think you have the mysteries figured out when the story goes a different route.
I loved it and as a Johanna Lindsey fan; I was so excited to say she does not disappoint. I wholeheartedly recommend this book and gave it Five Stars. I couldn't put it down. Enjoy the adventure!
Linda Hays-Gibbs
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Saturday, November 8, 2014

   Our Veterans Day Prayers
  When we as a nation stop our vigil we are lost. We must therefore keep up the fight to right what is wrong to rescue the hopeless and give help to the oppressed. It's hard to imagine the hardships that our fellow human beings suffer when we are so insulated from it ourselves. Even the elite in our country that try to be benefactors to the poor have no idea of the reality of their plight.
     It is certain that the poor and oppressed will always be with us but it's also certain that more could be done to help them. We think of ourselves as a country caring for the poor but the reality is we spend more money arming the poor than feeding them. Then the weaponry that we give so generously to the poor ends up in the hands of our enemies and they shoot the poor man that still has no bread to eat.
     I would rather we offer bread than bullets but such is the state of our civilization that someone must be killing someone in the name of some God or belief.
     God help us all for instead of helping and caring we are killing or maiming. Let us therefore pause and remember these heroes of the oppressed, the poor, the defenseless, and the nameless.

      On this Veterans Day take a close look at the thousands of young men ruined for life by the barbaric wars that rage around the world in the name of beliefs that were supposed to unite us in love.
    Think a minute if that were you would you be filled with joy over a parade or would you want better medical treatment and assurances of it continuing for the rest of your life?
     Would you want pats on the back for a job well done or help getting to the bathroom and someone to hold you when you cry into the night? I am sure both would be good though.
     A grateful nation and people to help them, but we do need to do more for these people that have suffered so much to keep the battles far away from us. We want the insulation and the assurance that we will be safe and warm and secure in our ideals, so let us do more for these lovely wonderful men and woman that have suffered so much for us in reality. Remember also the ones with no outward signs of injuries but who inwardly are a painful site, raging with injuries we can't see.
    I salute them all and I am proud to be an American that is from the same country as these wonderful men and women. God love them all and give them pride that we adore them and honor their love and sacrifices for us. Now let us stand up and unite to make sure they are treated in medical facilities that are the best with fast service and the best doctors and treatments. Let us give to make sure these wounded warriors have what they need and more; an assurance that this is going to continue. That we will make sure they are never mistreated and forgotten ever.That we will stand by them for the rest of their lives.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

     Girls recruited online for ISIS should be prosecuted as traitors or deported. People that launch attacks should be shot and families deported!
     We need to make sure our citizens know what we stand for and if they don't appreciate what they have then they should lose it and their parents. Deport Traitors!
    If we do not tell our story about our freedoms and how we love and enjoy our country, Then we fail. Let them live the lives of a sex slave or be killed. I'm tired of moodily coddiling them. Realize the reality!
    Show and tell kids what America stands for! Tell them what is wrong and right! Preach your religion.They ban Christianity or  any other religion from being preached over there!
     Why? Because it's a better way! They are afraid of a Good and Righteous people! They are afraid of the words in the Bible or the Torah! Our beliefs have power to persuade! Use them preach them tell it online make web pages and tell about what we believe and love! Do this or lose it because this IS a war of words and beliefs!
Preach about Jesus! Preach about freedom! Be proud of the privileges you have before you lose them to Barbarians that care nothing for your feelings! Care nothing about right and wrong but are thugs hiding behind words that have no meaning when they only murder and rape !

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sometime ago I think I started Tweeting about news topics that upset me. Now I'm just horrified by what is happening and feel I need to just tell you what I see!
     From the first I was against bringing the first Ebola patient into America. I was always taught that from Ellis Island, that  people were held in quarantine until we knew they were not carrying a deadly disease. One reason for LEGAL immigration. They looked for TB and Typhoid to name two but we just let people steam across our borders now. This is a very big concern with new strains of TB popping up, even leprosy.
     This Ebola disease is relatively new and we know nothing about it. Quarantine seemed the safest way to me but we just brought it into our country like we were immune. I don't understand this. I know the missionaries needed treatment but why didn't we send help to them? Why put all the citizens of our country in harm's way?
     Next instead of centralizing treatment at one facility with our best and brightest, we send them to Nebraska and Atlanta and Dallas and etc. What's up with this? It's like scatter them out so we can get to the whole population easier to start an epidemic.
     Then we don't seal our borders? This is ridiculous! I'm sorry but what happened to a little common sense. We are talking about our lives here! Don't worry about ISIS coming this is biological warfare at it's best! Our enemies couldn't ask for a better scenario. Excuse me but where are our officials? Obama plays golf while the world burns so I'll forget him. What about our Surgeon General? Oh yes, we don't have one. Our healthcare system has gone through the worst overhaul in two centuries. Doctors quit! Hospitals closed. Now we have no one overseeing our healthcare because that is what a Surgeon General does for us, but we have none. This is either a conspiracy or the worst idiotic thing that could kill us ever!
     Someone is definitely against us because this was not well done. We have children dying with the new virus that restricts breathing and acts like polio! What? Yes! Still we have no help with this Ebola threatening to infect more and more while Obama says "Nothing!" That is scary! If you aren't scared then you are stupid.
     As an added problem ISIS is winning. These people are getting mechanized and strong financially and with each win. We gave up everything that we sacrificed our children to gain. He let prisoners of war go free to fight with ISIS. When we have lost so much will you like losing your country to these people. They are a serious threat!
     First our economy was assaulted and I've never seen so much money go out of our coffers to everybody! Ridiculous.
     Our borders should be sealed from Mexico as well as West Africa. These problems are serious people. This all is not coincidental. Something is wrong here!
   Back to Ebola, we need this stopped first then we need to get rid of a government that doesn't care about us! Enough!!We pay them and they get raises all the time but we are not protected!
Enough! Call everybody you know and tell them Enough! We must start now!
Love is a blood virus deep in the reddest part of the hemoglobin that filters out the cancerous component of hate and invigorates the heart

Friday, October 10, 2014

Title:  Captured by the Pirate Laird ( Book one Highland Force Series)
Author: Amy Jarecki
Genre: Historical Fiction Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
Exciting Romantic Adventure 1559
    We open with a poor maiden being sold into marriage slavery to a fat old Baron. Lady Anne is only nineteen and married by proxy to Baron Wharton, fifty-eight. She has no say in the marriage arranged by her mother the Countess of Southampton and her uncle the Earl. She leaves her home and all she knows, to go on a ship to her new husband, alone. Her new husband is too tight to hire a chaperone. She is feeling quite betrayed and miserable on the Flying Swan heading toward her doom. She thinks things can't get worse when cannons fire and her bedroom door is blasted aside and a terribly handsome Scottish pirate finds her.
     It just gets started here and you go on a magic adventure through Scotland and onto an island called Raasay with the handsome Scot, Laird Calum MacLeod.
   With Anne's proxy marriage keeping these two apart even besides the sparks flying everywhere, it gets awfully hot in the chilly Highlands anyway.
    Calum was not expecting to have a beautiful prisoner to ransom. He soon found that his heart needed to be ransomed too.
     Calum's sweet caring sister, Mara and her loving husband John are great characters too and give the story more body. They help the hero and heroine a lot.
     Anne finds her courage and Calum his heart. They are a perfect match but alas she is already married.
    I will not give away all the spoilers but I say I laughed and cried. It kept me intrigued. I just loved it.
    I did have a few points I must mention but they in no way diminished my pleasure in this book.
    There were some typos and omitted words. There was also something I'd like to mention of historical value that might help Miss Jarecki. I found you referred to the Kepe as Keep and you had the Scots wearing their kilts while riding horses. Trews were better for riding. The Highlands did not have horses for a long time so kilts were grand but without pants of some kind a horse could ruin you quick. Just a note for future reference.
   It was however; a wonderful book and I really...really enjoyed it. I just thought you might consider that.
Thank you so much for the pleasure of reading your novel. It was delightful.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Title: All A Lady Wants
Author: Connie Crow
Genre: Historical Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
     Lady Sarah Evanston was living with Aunt Hortense, the Countess of Breckenridge in her townhouse in London, England. Sarah comes into her money soon and she plans to move out to her country estate.
     Lade Sarah is in love with Lord Reggie Guilworth, who is in line to be the Fifth Duke of Guilworth. The poor girl recently lost both her parents and it's imperative she choose a husband this season.
    Lord Reggie was interested in Sarah but was working for the government and under the spell of a courtesan. He finally realizes that he was not the love of the courtesan's life. In fact she was busy with several paramours.
     Reggie knows that Sarah loves him but he is afraid to put her in danger as he is in service with the government.
    Sarah decides she must select a man this season or be a spinster.
     She is pursued by several men but one Lord Marten has made his intentions known.  Sarah comes into her own money and estate and wants to live in the country alone with her aunt. All her fiends seem against this. Sarah is determined and moves to her estate and plans her own ball.
    There are French spies, intrigue, murders, and love interests galore. It is a very interesting time they have in the country.
     Reggie can't seem to get the nerve up to tell Sarah how he feels, that he realizes he loves her.  The Frenchman makes Reggie jealous and Lord Marten lets it be known his intentions to ask for Sarah.
     Sarah has almost given up on a husband that she will love and who will love her. She will marry so she isn't a spinster. Lord Marten is the one she decides to accept though she still loves Reggie.
    French aristocrats must meet in emergency to find out who the traitor in their mist is? The house is guarded but spies still get through. Reggie is trying to keep Sarah safe.
It is an exciting adventure. I give it Five Stars for content and Characters. Jamison the butler, the cousins, Emile Drew, Janette and staff are all so interesting and fleshed. It felt more like a large family. They all cared about each other. I enjoyed this interesting romantic adventure.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Title:  Written in the Cards
Author: Lauren Linwood
Genre: Historical Fiction (Western, 1868)
Review Rating: Four Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
     Ben Morgan has his share of bad luck. His wife and baby were killed by Indians and now he's a gambler. The problem is the guy he's playing cards with is cheating and his brother, Black Tex Lonnegan is a hired killer. If He don't call Jimmy Lonnegan out for cheating he will lose money, but if he does call him a cheat, his brother may kill him.
     Finally, he can take no more and he calls the guy for cheating. He draws killing another fellow before Ben kills him. Needless to say Ben leaves quickly. He joins a cattle drive to head to Abilene, Kansas hoping the killer won't follow.
     Margaret Rutherford is about to march down the aisle when she finds out her fiancée only wants her money. He's deep in debt from his father and her money is his only hope. She leaves out the back door with him standing at the alter. Her brother, Marcus Rutherford, head of Rutherford Publishing left a car out front of the church for her.
     Next, years later in Abilene a bunch of cowboys come off the Chisholm trail. Margaret wants to interview one of them for her latest book. She sees the most handsome scrumptious specimen and goes directly for him. She doesn't waste time in getting her interview and information but before she leaves he grabs her and gives her the most delicious kiss ever. She is smitten and doesn't  know what has hit her.
     Maggie's near marriage was nothing to the feelings Ben Morgan makes her feel. Her books are selling. She never wants to go back to New York or marry but this new man has her going in circles.
     Ben leaves to visit his brother and finds him at death's door. He was in an accident saving his daughter from a runaway carriage. The girl Jennie can't hear because of having mumps now and didn't hear the carriage coming. He saved the girl but he wasn't so lucky.
 Rebecca, Jennie's mother is nursing Ben's brother Adam but he dies. Ben promised his brother he would see about Jennie and the new baby that was coming. He works at his brother's store and helps his brother's family.
     Maggie turns up in Easton to see her friend Frank Stansel. Seeing Ben there surprised her. She has an accident and they all take care of her. She falls more deeply in love with Ben.
     This is an endearing story of love in the old West. It was exciting and all together lovely. There was only one thing that I had a little trouble with and it was that Maggie traveled alone. Maggie acted completely against the conventions of the times. It was hard for me to see a woman acting like she did in that day and age. It was just highly improbable. That kept me a little twisted and some of the language was off too. I just don't think they talked that way then. Of course, if you can ignore that it is a delightful take of romance in the West.
      I gave this fine author Four Stars and look forward to reading more of her work. She is unique, insightful, and very interesting.  I think her characters were completely fleshed and interesting and her plot true.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Title: How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days
Author:Laura Lee Guhrke
Genre: Historical Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
   Edie Anne Jewel snares Stewart, The Duke of Margrave at a Ball by following him to the garden and proposing. Her proposal offered her million dollar dowry to his debt ridden estates. He can continue living carefree in Africa and she will take care of his estates and people. It was the answer to his prayers. They marry and he leaves but after five years he comes back.
Edie is appalled that he returns. All her plans and freedom are in jeopardy.
     She must get rid of her Duke so she proposes a new deal. If she doesn't kiss him in ten days, he will let her have a legal separation so she can leave him.
   Stuart sets out to capture her heart not realizing her heart is scared and shriveled by her past. He had cared little for her reasons to her first proposal because it offered him all he desired then but now all he desires is Edie.
     Can he win her heart or will she win the bet and gain her freedom. What dark secrets are in her heart and why does the Duke suddenly care? Can he make his wife love him?
    This love story is charming and enduring fraught with the pitfalls of practicality versus love. There are always reasons why people do the things they do. These characters are deep, disturbing and human. I thought both Stuart and Edie were inspirational. Edie has deep secrets and fears that affect her life. The thing she wants is not what she needs and she's a lucky girl because somebody cares enough to find out what is underneath the problem finally. Stuart decides Edie is worth the effort.
The little sister Johanna is a lovely addition. She acts just like a little sister should with love for her older sister. I love that she wanted her sister to be happy.
    This is a lovely romance with deeply flawed characters that make this a very interesting and fulfilling romantic tale.
     I highly recommend this book if you love romance. I gave it Five Stars and an added plus sign.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Title: Never Less Than A Lady
The Lost Lords Series
Author: Mary Jo Putney
Genre: Historical Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
     Two broken people with scars on their bodies and in their hearts find each other and believe there may be a chance for happiness. This is a struggle through dark places but the goal is to live again in the light.
     Alexander David Randall sells out of the army to answer the call to duty as the heir to the Earl of Daventry. He was thinking of going home anyway so he is happy to leave the war. His Uncle was never fond of him but he doesn't want his linage to die so he urges him to take a wife, immediately.
     Julia Bancroft is a midwife that Alex can't get out of  his mind. He determines he might check on her and see if she has thought of him.
     Julia is kidnapped by ruffians and is assured she will die. Alex hears about it and sets off to rescue her. The problem is her kidnappers were hired by Alex's uncle.
    This story is a long journey through two lives that were shaped by extreme cruelty and bleak prospects. The thing is how can love triumph over such horrible circumstances?
It is a love story of epic proportions.
     I gave the author Five Stars. The characters were flesh and blood people who come alive on the pages. It was a wonderful page turner that was delightful.
I heartily recommend this love story to all who love romance. Oh...If we could all have an Alex! Thank you Mary Jo Putney.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Title: Hawk's Gift
Author: Mary M. Forbes
Genre: Historical Romance
Review Rating: Four Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
     Roberta (Bobbie) Taylor is caught in a very precarious position. She is being auctioned off as a virgin at a house of ill repute. She seems too naive for words. She doesn't know how this could happen when she went to this place to interview the Madame about her brothel. She's forced onstage and everyone seems drunk.
     Damien Larocque is a Métis Indian enjoying his liqueur when he sees the beautiful girl with long blonde hair being auctioned on stage. He decides in his inebriated state that he will bid for her even though he has no money. He will simply fight his way out of the place with the little thing under his arm.
     Needless to say he carries her away and gets carried away .she is a high born rich lady and he is a wild heathen. He remains carried away and savage throughout this lovely romance.
    The characters have myriad flaws to overcome and obstacles to overcome in their war torn world. In a world where the beautiful wilderness of Canada is described and the battles between whites and Aborigines are waging a miracle happens.
Boy meets girl and love blossoms.
    I was amazed at the History and circumstances of the across the border happenings with the US and Canada too. I love finding out new perspectives and information in my romance novels.
    Mary Forbes delights me in all aspects except for some typographical errors and the ending. I wanted more. I wanted to know what happened between the fighting forces. I wanted to know about their friends, Marie and Pierre, her father and brother, and I wanted to see the couple's future a little more. It ended too abruptly for me. It is just such a great novel and not really short but with so much happening...maybe there is a sequel. I do hope so. I did thoroughly enjoy the writing, characters, plot and problems.
I thank the author for a wonderful exciting erotic engaging read.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

The Call to Help the Christians
     I lived in Saudi Arabia for five years. I'm an American and went with my American husband to have a better future, more money, better schools, etc. Although, none of that happened I will say at least I gained a new perspective of things I hardly knew existed. This was in the 80s and 9/11 not even a thought. My eyes however; were opened to the facts: that Americans were not loved; no matter how much money you give it's never enough; and they are insulted by our gifts; they hate Israel as well as US; Palestine and Israel are obsessions; it's a highly restrictive environment of egotistical men who think they and their beliefs are superior and use any means to achieve their agenda. Reminds me of Hitler.  
  Women are cattle that sit in the back of the truck with goats wherever they come from (America, Italy, Germany etc.) Four wives are common. They have riches that we poured into them with which; they can buy the world; a presidency would not be hard. They are of one mind and that is the destruction of any freedom unless it is their own male elite freedom; Annihilation of Israel and their rule is their dream.
   If you think this is harsh, you don't know the half of it. The poor Christians left in ISIS or Muslim Brotherhood  or any silly name they want to call their murdering selves path by our troop withdrawals will be killed with relish and pride! We as a Christian Nation should be yelling our heads off at a President so deaf to the cries of his (Fellow) Christians dying (or is he Muslim as he acts; actually bowing on TV to King of Saudi when he met him).
We must protest! Scream, yell, write emails, tweet, Facebook, (whoever, whatever) with our protests but no we allow a show like "Leftovers" on the air when a man crapped on the figurine of Jesus from a Nativity set. It's not funny and highly offensive but if it was a Quran, Koran it would have been death threats to all. If it was against a black person or a gay it would be terrible consequences but not for Christians who try to help everyone. They might not agree with you but they will fight to the death your right and mine to agree or disagree.
    We must stand up and shout our protest! If you want your way of life of political correctness or acceptance of all to continue with no Christians left you will find no acceptance for all different people are not tolerated in their world.
I saw more heads cut off than I can count. Every Friday mosque. Their own relatives holding them. If you were gay, commit adultery, of a different mind, you won't last long; thieve's hands cut off and other horrible deaths. No rights, no constitution or lawyers none!  Christians will be there with the Jews marked for death. They hate us!
     I didn't know why back then but I knew it was a deep bone chilling hate of enormous proportions so you should be afraid, very afraid. I don't know if our kids or grand kids have a chance if we don't stop them now. This is an extinction of Christians I am talking about. While our President raises alarms about Ukraine and Gaza he gives not even a word of sympathy for them. These sane Christians and Jews are the only reasonably sane people in ME. The rest don't know how to make a true statement to save their own lives. They had rather lay down and tell a lie than stand up and tell the truth. It's a different way of thinking. If they can fool you then they are smarter than you. It is taught they can and should lie to infidels and we are infidels to them.
     I did find a kind of innocence to most over there; a dependence on the group mentality to do what others expect them to do. They are ruled by pride of rule. You can't lose face type deal. You rule your wives, your family, your city and you are Male don't forget; women are cattle. Their rule is absolute!
Help the Christians! Don't wait like the World did in WW2! Do it now! Before you have a death count you can't live with!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Title: Lord of Temptation
Author: Lorraine Heath
Genre: Historical Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
    This is the second in the Lords of Pembrook Series. I read them out of order but still enjoyed them.

    Lord Tristan Easton is an emotionally flawed Lord but living a life on the sea. He has his own ship; calls himself Crimson Jack and commands his men. A man not to be trifled with as he takes nothing from anyone. Into a bar he is enjoying walks a vision. He can't believe his eyes; a Lady in a dockside bar. He immediately wants her
     Lady Anne Hayworth is desperate for someone to take her to her betrothed, Walter in Scutari. She will pay handsomely and was told she could trust Crimson Jack. She tries to offer him 200 pounds but he will not bargain with her for money. He wants her in his bed.
     Lady Anne is furious. How dare he insult her? She will hire another.
    Crimson Jack pays all Captains twice what she offers to refuse her. Soon she returns to him and confronts him.
    She stalks back to him but she is furious. He decides not to push it and says he will settle for a kiss when he wants it. His own timing.
     Finally she agrees and they are off into a grand and glorious adventure.
    I must tell you I loved this. I read Rafe's story, another brother before this one and knew the boys were scared emotionally as well as physically.
    It was a wonderful romance with Tristan and Anne's problems; they really needed each other. I was rooting for them from the first but it would take a lot to melt Tristan's hard heart.
    I won't give away too much of the story but all the characters are full bodied and the author makes you feel for them till the end. I thought the story was headed in one direction but it was different and exciting. It had erotic moments and the beautiful story of romance was all as it should be.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Title: Lord of Wicked Intentions
Author: Lorraine Heath
Genre: Historical Romance/Sexy
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
     In Yorkshire, England, Lord Rafe Easton waited on his brothers. They fled for their lives ten years earlier; splitting up to survive. He was the youngest only 10 years old. He felt abandoned and now ten years later he felt the same. His life was riddled with pain and suffering.
    Four years later they show up. Tristan and Sebastian were sorry but he wasn't buying their excuses. He was left alone while they had each other and he had suffered unspeakable things.
    Evelyn Chambers lost her father, the Earl of Wortham. He spoiled her terribly before he died and sheltered her from the world. She was the daughter of his mistress and he never wanted her hurt because she was illegitimate. He had made his son, Geoffrey promised to take care of her on his deathbed.
     When he died Geoffrey locked her in her room not even letting her go to the funeral.
   After the funeral he tells her to get dressed and meet some gentlemen friends of his. She thinks it is to meet a prospective husband. In actuality it is to sell her to the highest bidder.
The men are talking of sampling her when Rafe jumps up and declares he will take her and no one will argue. Rafe is terrifying to all of them. He has her brother bring her to him the next day.
     This story is so very interesting because Rafe has so many problems. He is dangerous in so many different ways. I fell for him myself. He is just scrumptious even with all his hangups. Evelyn has some problems too but nothing like Rafe. I was rooting for this hero villain the whole time.
I think he was so very deep and interesting. I enjoyed this sexy tale and recommend it to one and all with Five Stars. It was a very deep mesmerizing sexy tale.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Friday, July 18, 2014

Title: Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman
Author: Lorraine Heath
Genre: Historical a Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
   Stephen Lyons is a notorious man with the ladies but he promises them nothing except pleasure; which he delivers in spades. He swears he will never marry. He has two brothers that both have titles and money. Stephen has no money but he swears to be the best lover in all of London. His brothers are not amused and want to make him grow up. They buy him a commission and put him in the middle of a war with Russia in the Crimea. He is reported dead.
    Mercy Dawson, a nurse from the Crimea arrives at Stephen's brother's, estate and presents him and Stephen's mother with a three month old baby. She swears it is Stephen's son. She only wants to be his nanny but her father insists money should be paid. Duke Ainsley, the brother listens to her story. His mother says the boy does look like Stephen. Ainsley says let's ask Stephen and calls for his brother.
     Mercy almost feints from the news he is alive. She is afraid. Afraid her lies will be uncovered but Stephen doesn't expose her. She is confused about his behavior. She finds she still loves him more than ever and will do anything for him.
     Stephen has a secret though a very big secret.
     I will tell no more about this wonderful story except to say it is well worth the reading. It is an excellent and steamy escape. I gave it Five Stars. I highly recommend it. The characters had very real problems to overcome and sometimes you are sure all is lost!
   It leads you around some difficult problems and I love the ending. It's a wonderful steamy romantic escape. I couldn't put it down

Linda Hays-Gibbs

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Title: Uncommon Vows
Author: Mary Jo Putney
Review:Genre Dark Ages /Historical Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
    What an outstanding romance from the dark ages. I couldn't stop till I devoured the whole thing. I love Mrs. Putney's work and she did not disappoint.
     It's hard to write romantically about the dark ages. Most of the men had to be brutes to survive and women were not treated well. This story does the impossible. It takes two people in a savage age and land and makes them real people with genuine problems filled with exciting emotions.
This romance opens in 1137 with a girl about to take vows to be a nun and a boy ready to be a monk. There world is war torn and savage but their religious beliefs have protected them.
    Tragedy strikes the boy, Adrian de Lancey. His whole family is slaughtered except his base born half brother Richard Fitzhugh.  Richard goes to the Abbey and tells his brother he is now the heir and cannot take his final vows. Adrian leaves to take up his responsibilities at fifteen.
   Later years, after a battle Adrian sees a beautiful little nun that stirs his heart as he and his men stop for rest after a battle. He feels very guilty about it too,  since she is a nun. She is so beautiful to him and he doesn't forget her even after years of warfare.
     Ten years later, Mariel de Vere is out flying her falcon when her horse is almost gored by a wild boar. She is thrown from her horse and left alone.
     Adrian finds her and won't let her go. He takes her back to his castle. Meriel loves her freedom. She couldn't become a nun because it was so confining. She can't stand being held against her will.
   Things come to a head and Meriel fights with Adrian with horrible results.
There is enough guilt to choke a horse in this tale from both of them. There is also a lot of lustful tension as well as adventure.  I think it all keeps the action engrossing.
     I loved the characters. They lived before my eyes. It was like I could see it all happening like a movie.
    I won this book in a contest and was thrilled to read it. If you haven't had the pleasure of reading this book I heartily recommend you do. I gave it Five Stars for excellent plot and characters. I loved it. Thank you Mary Joe Putney for a wonderful, exciting, and engrossing read.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Monday, June 30, 2014

My Native Land by Sir Walter Scott

My Native Land

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd,
As home his footsteps he hath turn'd
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung.
--Sir Walter Scott

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Title: Saving Grace
Author: Sandy James
Genre: Historical Romance
Review Rating : Four Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

   This story has a few switches in time but it starts out in San Francisco in 1881. Grace Riley is trying to find out where her brother (spoiler, really her son) is. She tries to get the needed information through Stephen Shay, the man that raped her twenty years ago.
     Stephen Shay has hounded her since she was fourteen and she has stayed on cattle drives with her brother to keep out of his reach. Shay uses detectives to find her and he is her last hope to find her brother.      Grace is tormented by Shay and he thinks Grace
loves him when all she can feel is loathing and hate.
Grace gets the information but,  of course Shay wants more from her.
    She brought her pistol and shoots him. Now she runs for her life from the law.
     Grace knocks on the door of the address Shay gave her. She has literally walked to Montana and the last miles especially. She's soaked from rain and frozen.
     Twin Springs Ranch outside White Pines. Montana; a soaked and desperately ill Grace knocks on Adam Morgan's door. She stumbles in and asks for Jake Curtis; then proceeds to collapse into his arms. Adam is frantic to save her and soon (spoiler) falls in love with her. She fights for her life and in her nightmares tells Adam what she never would while awake.
    Adam brought the boy Jake home with him when he was starving on the streets. He raised him and he is married now. Adam cannot get Grace to tell him her story and this worries him.
     Grace is sure she will be arrested at any moment but frantically wants to see her brother (spoiler, son) before they take her away. She takes weeks to heal. Adam wants to be sure she isn't out to hurt Jake,
   Mathew Riley shows up searching for his sister and meets Adam's daughter, Victoria Morgan. They have an immediate attraction and hatred for each other.
     This story has so many twists and turns it keeps you guessing and turning pages. The characters are so endearing and real to you. Grace suffers and you suffer with her from her past to the present. She is a brave woman and soon you love her too.
     I gave this story Four Stars only because I found there were a few typos and inserted words. These can be fixed with another edit. If this is done correctly, it would be easy to give her the Five Stars I want to give now. It is a marvelous tale. I think anyone would enjoy the adventure. It is worth the read. Thanks to the author for a wonderful story.
Linda Hays-Gibbs


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Writing is a special thrill for me. It is very fulfilling in so many ways but I have found another passion too. Reviewing the work of other authors inspires me to do better work. I love reading and this gives me an unlimited supply of great author's works to peruse. It is a happy day for me when I receive two or three books to greedily inhale. It's such a pleasure. If there are romance authors that want their work reviewed I would love to read it. I review for The Romance Reviews but I can do reviews on my own too. As an author I know how hard it is to get reviews sometimes so this should help some aspiring authors.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.  ~Daniel Webster

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Remember your Moms on Mother's Day! Give them kisses and flowers! Take them out to eat! Cherish them while you have them with you. Mine was taken from me so very long ago. I wish I had her here now to spoil her.
Title: The Earl, a Girl, and a Promise
Author: Kate Rothwell
Genre: Historical Fiction
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
    Paul Denton visits his uncle the Earl of Latterly on his deathbed and discovers that he is not the new Earl upon his death. He promises the Earl he will search for this other relation.  He has a cousin in America that should inherit and his uncle kept this marriage secret from everyone including the woman he was presently married to. Paul travels to New York  to check out this new information. 
     While he is investigating; a naked woman runs into him scattering his brains into a lust filled obsession. He cannot stop himself from wanting her and having her. He hopes the episode is over and continues searching for his cousin.
     Finally; with a street urchin named Tad he finds his cousin Johnny Smith. He is bailing him out of jail when the beauty from last night walks in. He finds she is his cousin's half sister and he is appalled by the amount of lust he still has for her. He tries to control himself but finds he must reeducate the new Earl. He removes Tad, Johnny, and Emma, his beautiful seductress to the country to further educate them in the proper deportment of an Earl. There he meets their mother Rita, a loud out spoken woman with no refinement.
     Paul tries to control himself around Emma but when her old beau, Mr. Bishop shows his interest in Emma; Paul goes crazy. His father had a mental breakdown and he is convinced this is the start of his demise.
     The new cousin that is set to inherit is a loud mouthed street trained pick pocket and all around scoundrel. However; on Johnny's credit Paul finds he has a good heart and is eager to learn. Johnny is quick to learn and wants to do right by his family but is no good at pretense. He sees that his half sister and Paul have an intense interest in each other and thinks it a grand development. His mother is so outspoken and irreverent she didn't care that people thought her an unwed mother when all along she was the Earl's rightful wife. 
     Paul is having a nightmare thinking how all this will be accepted by London's aristocratic society especially the Tun.
     Emma thought she was the only one keeping them from starving and was trying a job out singing at a club when a brut tried to take advantage and literally ripped her costume off. That was the state she was in when she ran into Paul. Now she has to swallow her humiliation for her brother's sake and pretend she doesn't want Paul with all her heart.      
    There are so many twists and turns to this story it keeps you guessing. They go to London and Paul tries to teach them all to behave. He has a hard time making himself behave around Emma though.
     I loved each and every character because they were so human and funny, fully fleshed and enchanting.
    This story is hilarious and endearing with a great love story too. 
     I laughed out loud at parts and kept turning pages for the rest of the book. It was a delight to read.
      I gave it Five Stars and wish I had more to give. 
Linda Hays-Gibbs
Title:The Perfect Game
Author: Jenn Langston
Genre:Historical Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

     Greyson Thorpe, Viscount Merrick was a gambler and a bastard, but his father loved him and left him his heir. The problem was he wanted to be accepted by London society as his title should. He was a great card player so he decided to gamble with a respected Duke for his support in society. He had to pauper the Duke and strike a deal to return his estates and IOUs for respectability. It took Greyson over a year to maneuver the Duke into this position but he finally succeeded. The Duke had a daughter and a marriage with her would seal his fate into society.
     Hammond Everett, Duke of Donetic was the perfect mark for Greyson. The game went well and they agreed. Greyson would marry his daughter and he would get his estates back.
    Willimena Abigail Everett was the Dukes daughter and punching bag. He beat her at least once a week and her mother knew too. The supposed grand Duke was an unholy horrible man. Abigail wore extra padding and armor to keep her father from making her marry for all men were brutes. She also wore black powder on her hair since a child because he hated red hair and would become enraged when he saw it.
   This is an interesting scenario a she is abused by her fathering and assured by her mother that she will be abused in marriage.
Abigail become throughly confused by her suitor and tries to continue her masquerade into their marriage. It is confusing to her new husband too.
Abigail has a lot if hang ups that are hard for her to overcome. Greyson is a vet patient man and realizes she needs time but becomes frustrated several times with Abigail's persistence.
Their personalities are suited though you wonder if Greyson is winning or losing at times. He has a hard time trying to prove his love.
    You find yourself rooting for Greyson and praying that Abigail can overcome her father's abuse. The people in this story are very real to you. I know of people in this day and time that have similar hang ups. This only increases your sympathy for them both.
     This is tragic and funny and throughly enjoyable.
I gave it five stars for the personalities of the characters and the determination of the hero. Thank God for heroes.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Monday, May 5, 2014

Remember Your Moms
My mother was fearless, relentless, 
powerful, loving, honorable full of integrity, 
a petite&beautiful lady, compassionate&smart.
I loved her!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Standing Tall
     I want to stand for something not fall for anything! You do realize that what is good is being called bad and what is bad good these days? If you don't you should!
     I know in the most secret and center of my being that Masons are good faith loving, God fearing and upright righteous men. My father was a Mason and my grandfather and as far back as I can remember, it was about doing good. They were about serving the greater good.
      Our founding fathers were Masons. How can you call the people that wrote our Constitution bad? It's like everything else the far right or left want to tear up everything.
     We should not tear down! We should be building up. Our country is at stake. Stop the tearing apart of the fabric of what made this great country great. Thank God for our founding fathers! Thank God for our Constitution and our freedoms  and fight for it. Stop laying down for every lunatic that comes along and says this is bad. Use your brain and your heart, and research.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Please tell me that the mandate to register Jews in Ukraine is a dirty joke and a lie. I can't believe that these things would happen after the Lessons from the past. Has the world completely gone insane again. Tell me I am not hearing echoes of Hitler! Stop this outrage now! It is intolerable to even imagine. Have they completely gone insane in Russia or is this Putin's madness? Tell me the world will not stand still for this! Please tell me!
I really find the torture the relatives of Flight 370 are enduring quite unacceptable. It's like pulling out fingernails for me and I'm not a relative. I have no child or loved one on that lost plane but my heart constructs in agony for them. It just seems to never end. I hope and pray that they will soon have the answers they so rightly deserve.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Go  See " Heaven is for Real" playing at your local theaters. This is a wonderful show! All should see this movie!

Love Quote:
"Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable." – Wizard of Oz

Love Quote:
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever." – The Notebook
Love Quotes:

"My heart is, and always will be, yours." – Sense and Sensibility

Love Quotes:
"Love means never having to say you’re sorry." – Ali MacGraw, Love Story
Love Quotes:
It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it." – Tom Hanks, Sleepless In Seattle
Love Quotes:
"No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." – Gone with the Wind

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Why is Obama trying to bankrupt America? Why does he hate Democracy and this wonderful country and our Constitution that he swore to protect and defend? If he or anyone else don't like it... LEAVE! It's still a free country!
  Hurting for Flight 370 

  It really hurts me about this missing flight 370. It hurts me for the poor families and friends, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, and children. Oh that hurts, the thought of the terror for a child. It hurts. I cannot imagine the pain and suffering of losing your loved ones like that but to not know? To be completely cut off from seeing them again, but to not know even what happened and where? 
  Was it this part of the ocean or that or where?
I mean this is horrible.
    I grieve with them. I offer my profound apologies for the ineptness of all these people that are trying to help. I know nothing can really help but a little closure would be good.
   I wish I could help. I wish I could change it all, but I'm as helpless as everyone else.
   I only say this. If some sinister plot is involved here, to just capture an aircraft, would you guys please just buy one. If you have to do deadly deeds, know that you will answer for it. If not in this world, then in the next, and it will not be a nice cozy heaven for your deluded mind but hell's fire for eternity. I firmly believe that. Do be ready to burn cause no fire retardant undies will help you. You will just be in torment forever.
  How could this happen to all those innocent people? I don't know but I wish I did. I wish I could change it and bring all those loved ones home safe and sound 
   Since I can't do that, I say again how very sorry I am that this horrible thing has happened and to tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I do care.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The question from Mr. Crawford at Crawford broadcasting was, "Do you care?"
My answer is, "Yes! I do care but I asked what can I do?" 
     Well, I cannot be silent any more. I must speak and say how I feel before that freedom is taken away.
So here goes.
    Our country is suffering! Our people are suffering and we ask why? We have trusted others to lead us up rightly and they have failed! They failed because we left our first love! Our first love is our God! This country was dedicated to God, a Christian God that loves us more than we can imagine. We care for everyone, other religions, different races, different types, all are loved by my God. He doesn't discriminate.
  "One nation under God!" A God of love!
   We failed Him. We took our God out of our schools protecting our children. Now they have no protection. Why? Because without God they are losing. Our education systems are in the crapper because the children are Godless. They neither honor their parents, our flag, our nation, family, teachers, or God! They want and worship fun, drinking, taking drugs, sex, and doing their own thing; which is increasingly turning criminal.
Why? Without a sense of right and wrong, without honoring anything, without the proper direction and love of God; they are lost! Our babies are lost. 
    The thing that is increasingly hurting me is, the ones that do care about their family and God are going to war. They are  dying for it or coming back terribly hurt, missing arms, legs, and a sense of peace. They are haunted by fear.      Fear is of the devil. Confusion and disorder are of the devil. 
   So we have confusion and disorder in our schools. Our children are afraid. Afraid because God is not there to protect them and we are not protecting them. Most teachers are housing them. They are not teaching. They are not devoted to caring because its a paycheck and a poor paycheck at that. The teachers need God too. 
    I remember my teachers. We prayed before lunch. We prayed when something bothered us. When President Kennedy was assassinated, we ALL cried and prayed for his family and him. 
    We had assembly every Friday morning and there would be a different preacher from a different denomination to give us a message. The message was about honor, integrity, loving your neighbor, and most of all loving God, country and family. We took that away. We took that gift away from our children, from our country, from our God!
     Give it back! Somehow, someway! We must get our children back on track, to learn, to honor, to love. 
   This country is failing because no one cares and no one cares if God is not in it. Enough of not caring! We owe it to our children to care. Put prayer back into our schools now!
   King James Bible
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Monday, March 17, 2014

Title: Dancing with the Duke
Author: Suzanna Medeiros
Genre: Regency Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

Romantic Fantasy

     Alexander Thompson, the Duke of Clarington  must dance with Charlotte Grant at Almacks of all places. He has dodged the marriage mart for years but his mother the dowager Duchess is sponsoring his sister Lucy's friend Charlotte. Charlotte is in love with Alex since; she was a baby and would love just to fall into Alex's arms.
       The problems are multiple. He needs to take care he's not trapped in a marriage he doesn't want. Charlotte wants to marry but wishes it would be Alex.
His sister thinks if he will dance with Charlotte at Almacks; it will assure her of a successful season. Alex remembers the awkward friend of Lucy but is surprised by the beauty that enters Almacks. 
   What a great romance! Loved every minute of it and you will too. This is a must read. I gave it Five Stars!
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Title: Lynna's Rogue
Author: Kitty Margo
Genre:  Regency Romance in America and Historical Fiction
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

A Very Different Kind of Tale
     Captain Joshua Jordan is asked to care for the richest man in France, Nathan Rhodes' daughter, Lynna Rhodes on his ship, as she journeys to her Aunt Julia's in America.
     Nathan is terrified his daughter will be kidnapped; since several attempts were made to get Lynna, and his wife was kidnapped and killed.
     Captain Jordan will receive a huge sum of money to care for her and deliver her safely. He thinks its a great deal and will share with his crew but he has not see her yet.  When he sees her beauty and innocence; he is completely undone. He is tempted beyond his control.
    Lynna is so innocent that she doesn't  know she is compromised until someone tells her. She is hurt and disillusioned by Captain Jordan and vows to never see him again. She goes to her Aunt's but does not hear from her father. She pines for Josuah.
     Joshua pines for her but will not admit it. His father becomes ill and he must return to his estate and leave the sea. He finds Lynna close by.
   This story weaves around your heart and mind. It is a very different kind of Regency with it based in America. I gave it Five Stars for originality and tension between the hero and heroine. It's a must read; if you love Historical Fiction.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Title: Intentions of the Earl
Author: Rose Gordon
Genre: Regency Romance and  Historical Fiction
Review Rating :Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

     Exciting and Different
    The poor and desperate Andrew Black the Earl of Townson is recruited to ruin a young girl from the Banks family by Benjamin Collins, the Duke of Gateway. 
     The Duke was rejected by Miss Brooke Banks and the Duke is determined to make the whole family suffer. He wants them all to leave and return to the states. He has the deed to a piece of property that the Earl wants. They strike a bargain and the Earl is off to the Banks family residence to choose among the three daughters: Liberty, Madison and Brooke. Andrew sets his sights on Brooke immediately and becomes fascinated by her. Brooke falls for the poor Earl and determines she will have him so when he kisses her she allows him liberties and soon finds herself ruined. 
     Andrew isn't sure about the agreement any more when he becomes enamored with Brooke, but it seems it is already too late for Brooke's reputation. 
     This is an exciting Regency and I found it different and intriguing. I enjoyed reading it. I give it Five stars for character development and plot. This was a different kind of regency where the heroes were not very heroic looking because of their schemes. I was glad that the hero finally woke up. 
I recommend this Regency read to everyone who loves regency romance.