Archives for November 2, 2017

* Review * COWBOY ON CALL by Leigh Riker

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * COWBOY ON CALL by Leigh RikerCowboy on Call by Leigh Riker
Series: Kansas Cowboys
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming on November 1, 2017
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He needs to stop running from his mistakes.

Cowboy or doctor? Sawyer McCord has been wrestling with that question since he came home to the Circle H after fleeing his remote clinic in the Himalayas. A tragedy there has him doubting his medical skills, but his reception on the ranch has been chilly at best. Sawyer can't blame his family—or Olivia Wilson, his brother's ex—for their anger. So why does Olivia's opinion of him suddenly matter so much? Sawyer has unfinished business here and at his clinic. If he's ever going to redeem himself, he needs to start by making amends to the one woman who might never forgive him.


Can you ever come home again? With the third book in her Kansas Cowboys series Leigh Riker brings us Sawyer’s story. He’s suddenly back at the Circle H after years away and struggling to see if he fits in there anymore. The overall tone of the story is forgiveness … it’s hard to do, and easy to refuse but powerful motivators can guide even the most hard-headed person into giving it a try. Olivia is the perfect example … she wasn’t easy to like. She came off as being a fairly cold and rigid person when she thought someone had done her wrong, but love and experience shows her the path to easing her heart. A sweet story!

Sawyer McCord rode off into the sunset of his family ranch in Kansas many years ago and appeared to hardly ever look back. He distanced himself from friends and family alike to take medical care into destitute parts of the Himalayas. Now fleeing from the heartache of tragedy that struck his home away from home, he’s back on the Circle H trying to see if he still fits in. Is he still that doctor that he wanted so much to be, or should he just settle in and enjoy being a cowboy again?

Olivia Wilson is far from happy to see Sawyer arrive back at the ranch. She’s still holding a grudge for his part in a tragedy that occurred there all those years ago. As she spends time around him and sees the pain in his eyes, she reaches out to find out what happened that has him so tortured. Will she be able to help him find peace with the past and look forward to a future?


* Author Spotlight * THE MORAL COMPASS by K. A. Servian


The Moral Compass (Shaking the Tree Book 1)

Florence lives like a Princess attending dinner parties and balls away from the gritty reality, filth and poverty of Victorian London.

However, her world comes crashing around her when her father suffers a spectacular fall from grace. She must abandon her life of luxury, leave behind the man she loves and sail to the far side of the world where compromise and suffering beyond anything she can imagine await her.

When she is offered the opportunity to regain some of what she has lost, she takes it, but soon discovers that not everything is as it seems. The choice she has made has a high price attached and she must live with the heart-breaking consequences of her decision.

This novel is part one in the ‘Shaking the Tree’ series.

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Is there a special memory that you have about when you decided you wanted to become an author?

Completing my first short story and realising (based on reader feedback) that it was actually pretty good.


Is there a particular author that you remember being the first that drew you into being a fan of the Romance genre?

Jane Austen. I love her heroines because they’re feisty and they follow their own paths, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t fall in love.

If you could visit one place in the world that you have never been, where would it be?

India – I love the vibrant culture

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

Sewing and pattern making (both doing and teaching) and getting out into nature with my camera and taking photos.

Is there a topic you’ve always wanted to write about that you haven’t had a chance to yet?

The suffrage movement. I’m inspired by the amazing women who risked everything to fight for their (and our) right to vote. I’ll be delving into this subject in my next novel, A pivotal Right.

Any future books or projects that you want to share with us to look forward to?

As I mentioned, the second book in the Shaking the Tree series, A Pivotal Right is my current WIP. I’m looking forward to continuing Jack and Florence’s story against the backdrop of social change in the late nineteenth century.

About the Author

An overwhelming urge to create led Kathy to pursue qualifications in both fashion design and applied design to fabric which were followed by a twenty year career in the fashion and applied arts industries and a crafting habit Martha Stewart would be proud of.

Kathy then discovered a love of teaching and began passing on the skills she’d accumulated over the years—design, pattern-making, sewing, Art Clay Silver, screen-printing and machine embroidery to name a few.

Creative writing started as a self-dare to see if she had the chops to write a manuscript. Kathy’s first novel, Peak Hill, which was developed from that manuscript, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Pacific Hearts Full Manuscript contest in 2016.

Her second novel, Throwing Light was published in February 2017 and her third novel, The Moral Compass is due out in late 2017.

Kathy now squeezes full time study for an advanced diploma in creative writing around writing the sequel to The Moral Compass, teaching sewing and being a wife and mother.

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