Review: The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

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About The Girl in the Red Coat

Costa Book Award for First Novel finalist
Dagger Award finalist

Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go

And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdoor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone.

Shattered, Beth sets herself on the grim and lonely mission to find her daughter, keeping on relentlessly even as the authorities tell her that Carmel may be gone for good.

Carmel, meanwhile, is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own—to a totally
unexpected place that requires her to live by her wits, while trying desperately to
keep in her head, at all times, a vision of her mother …

Alternating between Beth’s story…

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“Starfish Island” by Deborah Brown

The twists and turns of this book will keep you guessing ’til the end!

I loved reading this novel. It was a fabulous combination of romance, mystery, and deception. This one definitely left me in suspense all throughout. I was rooting for Michael and Nicole’s romance, but as the characters unfolded, each chapter left me questioning who was being genuine and who was deceptive.

With each Chapter I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. As Nicole faced her frustrations regarding the events that were occurring, I was curious as to how she would get to the bottom of everything.

I love novels that exude suspense and make you question the sincerity of the characters.
It was a thrilling and well-written story. I can’t wait to read more from this author!

I was provided with an e-copy of this book to review.
Opinions expressed are my own.



After a bad break-up, Nicole Alexander is ready for a change. When she inherits a house on Starfish Island from a grandmother she never knew, it seems like the perfect opportunity for starting over. But soon after moving in, Nicole receives a cryptic message warning her to leave immediately. 

Determined to get to the bottom of the hauntings, Nicole starts an investigation. When things get hot and heavy with one of the island’s most charismatic residents, Michael Edwards, Nicole begins to suspect his amorous attention might be a cover for dark motives. 

Will Nicole discover the reason for the island’s hostility before it’s too late? Can she fall for a man she doesn’t exactly trust? 

STARFISH ISLAND is best-selling author Deborah Brown’s first romantic suspense novel. If you love the charm and fast pace of her popular Paradise series, then you’ll love this engrossing romantic mystery.

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About the Author

I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer… and then run out and tell their friends about it.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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“The Howling Heart” by April Bostic

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This is a riveting story!

Before I started reading it, I was a little unsure if it would be my type of book because I hadn’t read much of this genre.  I am pleased to share that it truly began nourishing my imagination from the very first Chapter. The characters and story-line immediately captured my focus and attention.  I simply could not put this book down.

Throughout the novel there were many twists that I hadn’t expected.  I became intrigued with the wolf pack hierarchy, their way of life and survival.  I was enthralled with the love story unfolding between Riley & Paige; theirs was an undeniable love.  I never knew if it would work out, and without revealing the end, I have to say this book kept me guessing with each page I turned.  I wondered if Trevor and Paige’s mom would interfere with their relationship.  I wondered if Riley’s dad would accept Paige’s presence in the town.  I wanted to hear more about how these two different worlds could possibly co-exist.  I kept wondering; “can their love survive all of these obstacles?”.

It was heart-warming that Riley & Paige had never forgotten about each other since their chance encounter in the woods when they were just kids.

Now I am left wondering if Riley can survive in her world?  I hope there is a sequel to this book; I want to hear more about their life after this novel.


Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack. Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

“As far as paranormal stories go this makes it to the top of my lists. I loved how Alpha-males were involved.”

“I love the interaction between these two characters and how and where the author takes us.”

“The chemistry between Riley and Paige is blistering hot. I loved how this was a new take on werewolf’s and their lifestyle.”

About the author

April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled A Rose to the Fallen.

Her first short story, Right Here, Right Now, released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&amp;M. The following year, she released two more short stories–a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled Eros, My Love, and a sexy romantic comedy entitled Love Addiction.

After five years, she released her second novel, The Howling Heart, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April also released her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled A Dark Scandal.

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“I’m Yours” by Carolyn Menke

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When I began reading this story, I quickly became enveloped in the time period and tremendously intrigued with the characters. I especially loved how Audrey wanted to pursue her career; she was a strong and determined woman. The story line kept me guessing as to what would become of Audrey and Edward’s relationship. Every line left me wanting more; I didn’t want this story to end.

It was very romantic how Edward pursued Audrey and was determined to make the relationship work. This unfortunately created some conflict with her career aspirations. The unexpected twist at the end kept my attention. I cannot wait to read what happened with Audrey & Edward in the next book.


I was provided with an E-copy of this book for reading & review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my time, nor for the review itself.
This review reflects my genuine personal opinion.


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