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Three Books That Guarantee a Good Read

by Maxine Davis

It’s time for another break, and I took advantage to relax and read.  I found some books you will definitely want to put in your TBR stack.  All are available on Amazon.

Invisible Prison

Invisible Prison (Invisible Recruit Series) is a page-turner with a story you have to finish and characters that beg to be read in the next book.  Everyone knows Mary Buckham’s wonderfully helpful books on writing and you know she’s great at helping writers create a book that will sell, but this book is another example of not only can she teach, but she’s got the rules down pat and creates a great story and characters.  Alex Noziak is a character I love–strong, but with a vulnerable side she keeps hidden, almost.

Alex, Native American with magic thrown in, is perfect for the fantasy world created by Mary Buckham.  It keeps you glued to the book and ready to read the next.


Her Unexpected Family by Carol Burnside.

Former bad boy, Travis Baxter, has a reputation to live down, a job to do fast, and one woman he can’t seem to avoid. He’s starting a 24/7 renovation flip on

Claire’s beauty salon when a surprise appears at his door . . . a three-year-old son. Immediate custody brings Travis a major problem. He needs a nanny.

Her Unexpec Family

Claire Larkin glimpsed a rare and appealing side of Travis during one ill-fated date, but her personal policy is no involvement, no strings. Not even a pet until she’s pronounced cancer free. Claire pitches in to help the grieving little boy and stunned father. Despite her best efforts to resist, she and Travis succumb to their attraction.

Carol Burnside does not let you down!  This is a feel-good story, after a few tears, that I thoroughly enjoyed.  It is her second in the Sweetwater Springs series, but it is a stand-alone novel.  I fell in love with the town.  Who wouldn’t want to live there. And her heroine is someone I like.  Strong, feisty, purple hair, and not afraid to be a little different.  Her hero – sexy, with a loving side that he does not show to just anyone.  I think you will really enjoy this love story, crisis and all.  I hope there is another “Sweetwater” soon.


Highland Song

Highland Song by Tanya Anne Crosby

A tale set in Medieval Scotland.  You can see the “majestic beauty and passion of the highlands” (RT Book Reviews).  This is a sweet love story that does not spare the passion.  Ms. Crosby knows the Medieval Scottish terms, and I loved reading this book.  A wonderful read with all the right ingredients.  I could not put it down.


Marilyn Baron - February 27, 2014 - 12:12 am

Thanks for the great reviews.

Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn - February 27, 2014 - 1:31 am

Maxine, thanks SO much for the review. These days we Indie authors are competing with so many books, it’s very difficult to get a good number of reviews for others to check out. I appreciate you doing this and am beyond happy that you enjoyed Her Unexpected Family!

Pam Asberry - February 27, 2014 - 7:42 am

Thanks for the titillating reviews, Maxine! Carol’s book is at the top of my TBR pile; it looks like I need to add the other two to the collection, as well!

Susan Carlisle - February 27, 2014 - 8:49 am

Thanks for the wonderful reading list. I have already read Carol Burnside’s and can’t say enough good about it. I will certainly give the others a look.

Connie Gillam - February 27, 2014 - 9:35 am

Thanks for the review, Maxine.

I know Carol’s book is great. I’ll have to check out the other two.
Mary’s book is particularly interesting since my next release takes place on an Indian reservation.

Maxine - February 27, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Hi Marilyn, Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

Maxine Davis - February 27, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Carol, You are so very, very welcome. I enjoyed the book! Keep ‘em coming.

Maxine Davis - February 27, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Pam, Thanks for commenting. I need to stop reading so much and get to writing! But it is fun, to read others’ books.

Maxine Davis - February 27, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Susan, I haven’t forgotten you. A review of one of yours is soon to appear. And it was fabulous!

Maxine Davis - February 27, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Connie, Thank you for commenting today. You will enjoy Mary’s book. She is a great writer.

Walt Mussell - February 27, 2014 - 9:37 pm


Thanks for the reviews. I’m going through one of Mary Buckham’s writing books at the moment. I haven’t read enough of her other books.

Mary Buckham - February 27, 2014 - 10:21 pm

Wow Maxine! What a lovely, lovely surprise. Thank you for taking the time to read and your uber thoughtful words. You take my breath way!!

Cheers and hugs to you and all the Petit Fours and Hot Tamales (especially Walt for making sure I didn’t miss the party!)

~~ Mary B :-)

Maxine - February 28, 2014 - 9:49 am

Mary!, So glad you stopped by. I apologize profusely for not telling you myself that the review was up. Believe me, if it makes me write as good as you do, I’m looking for every How To book you write!

Maxine - February 28, 2014 - 9:51 am

Hi Walt! Thank you for commenting. You can’t go wrong with Mary Buckham’s books or workshops!

Sandy Elzie - March 4, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Hi Maxine,
Thank you so much for sharing these three books with us! I’ve read two out of three of them….I’ll have to make it 3 of 3.

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