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by Killarney Sheffield
Heather Haven - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: A Courtesan's Desires (Kindle Edition) This story pulls you in from the first paragraph. Any tale about a young girl on the threshold of womanhood tossed around by the politics, religion, and social mores of the time is always an intriguing read. A Courtesan's Desires - and yes it can be titillating -- is well-written by an author who knows how to use the turn of a phrase. With only a few words, Ms. Sheffield can create visual images that trigger the emotions in the most jaded of us. She has created a protagonist who is likeable and believable, one you are concerned about and root for all the way. My thought is the novel might be expanded upon and if so, could become a literary piece of no little importance. At 47K plus words, the subject matter and world we are taken to have much more to offer us. However, take what you can get, and going where we go with Ms. Sheffield is a satisfactory journey. This is a very fine story written by an accomplished writer who can weave an exceptional tale.
— Heather Rating 5.0
by Killarney Sheffield
R. A. Rach "Rosemary Morris" (Hertfordshire, England) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: A Courtesan's Desires (Kindle Edition) Killarney Sheffield chose a young Hutterite girl, Rachel Sholis, for her heroine. The Hutterite community, which I had not heard of until I read A Courtesan's Desires, is an offshoot of Anabaptists who, like the Amish and Mennonites, originated in the radical reformation in the 16th century, To find out more about the life of a Hutterite girl, like her heroine, Killarney Sheffield spent a day at Red Willow Hutterite Colony in Stettler, Alberta. Undoubtedly this experience enriches A Courtesan's Desire. Nothing in Rachel's innocent, God-fearing life prepares her for the brutality to follow when she embarks on a ship with her family and other Hutterites to found a new colony overseas. Ship-wrecked she ends up in England in Newgate Prison. After her release is purchased Rachel is trained to be a courtesan, whose only objective is to please men, by her master. I admit I found it difficult to believe that an English Duke, who becomes Rachel's protector, would be connected with the Pinkerton Agency but, as this is crucial to the plot, it did not matter, and neither did a few historical inaccuracies because the story swept me along until I reached the last page and sighed with satisfaction.
— Rosemary Rating 4.0
by Killarney Sheffield
Review
Good story easy to follow well developed characters. Not sure of the correct time the story took place in early American history with some strange things going on. Would say read it for the enjoyment. 4 stars.
— See Amazon Kindle Rating 4.0
by Killarney Sheffield
Amazon Review
Inventing love is a daring, amusing, and sometimes dramatic adventure, set in the wild west, with engaging and contrasting characters. I had to get used to the liberties steam punk takes when it comes to historical realism. Once I'd settled in, I enjoyed the ride on the killing machine. 4 stars.
— Amazon Kindle Rating 4.0
by Killarney Sheffield
Debut novel review
Guilty Kisses by Killarney Shefield, Review - © Wendy Laharnar 2011. Guilty Kisses, the story of a young gentlewoman unhappy in her arranged marriage and a rakish comté, transported me to a bygone age: the England of George III and the France of Napoleon Bonaparte. In England, Cassie, the daughter of a parish pastor copes with charm and grace in her role as Lady Everton, wife of an old and obnoxious earl. She is self-sacrificing and we want her to find the love and respect she so deserves. Cassie is a lovely, endearing character. Comté Cohen Ashton, admired and honoured by Napoleon, is a young scoundrel infatuated by Cassie from the moment he sets eyes on her. He is the perfect contrast to the earl and he makes us smile, but there is much more to Lord Ashton. His goal to make Cassie his own is an impossible task because of Cassie's moral convictions and the earl's possessiveness. So, too, is there more depth to Killarney Shefield's charming dilemma. The story of Guilty Kisses is a beautifully crafted love story in which the sensual scenes are balanced by fast-paced action, danger and page-turning suspense. Cassie's plight was my plight. At no time did I feel outside the story. I particularly relished the unexpected twists and gems of intricate detail. A thoroughly absorbing experience.
— Wendy Rating 5.0
by Killarney Sheffield
Another review for Debut novel
08-28-11 Guilty Kisses, Killarney Sheffield Or Not Proper Etiquette for a Barbeque Guest When Lady Cassandra is visited by a thief in the dark of night, she finds her body awakened in a way that her husband's touch has never stirred her desires. However there are consequences for even a brief stolen night of passion that leave Cassie in dire straights. She turns to the only one she thinks can help her...but will he come before it is too late? Comte Cohen Ashton's mission is to retrieve a priceless artifact and return it to its former country of origin. He doesn't expect to have his heart stolen by his sworn enemy's lovely young wife or to discover a treasure of his own making that is more valuable than any other. In the midst of a war between England and France, Cohen must save them both from their folly and Cassie must forgive herself her own sins. Can they prevail or will their fates be sealed by guilty kisses? Killarney Sheffield it’s all your fault. I was only going to read for an hour until we left for the barbecue. But because of you I did not spend the evening hanging out with my daughter and her boyfriend offering advice on how to put together the grill she and the kids bought him for Father's Day. Because of you, I did not tell them how to cook the steaks. Because of you, I did not hang out with the teenagers. Because of you I sat on the couch and read Guilty Kisses! Between Cohen (who somehow I forgave for having his way with her), and Cassie (who kept going when I would have just… ) Read the book! I couldn't put the darned thing down! Especially not after the thing with the ship to France. You should put a warning not to start the book on a holiday. I just HAD to finish it! I highly recommend this page-burning read. And have tissues ready. This is not only a five rose book, it’s a five tissues book. No—it’s a whole box of tissues book.
— Rochelle Rating 5.0
by Killarney Sheffield
review for 2nd novel
Killarney Sheffield delivers an entertaining and memorable romance when she throws her characters Mistress Sarah and Lord Byron Cobbett together. She introduces us to London’s squalor, the highwayman’s desperate plight, the thrill of a midnight ride, storms, passion, betrayal, violent death, trust, the King’s business, embezzled monies, prison, corporeal punishment, family intrigue and betrayal… and weaves them into a fast paced journey. Oh, and her heroine is as feisty as she is determined to succeed, and her hero must decide if there is something to live for in life other than his grief. The twists to this plot provide more than just the expected romance traits, giving a deeper level of complexity and drama to a risky relationship.rnKillarney tells a gripping tale. Mistress Sarah and Lord Byron Cobbett make great characters to bring to life the gritty reality of life on the streets of Regency London and the tightrope tension of living under the scrutiny of the King.
— Rosalie Rating 5.0
by Killarney Sheffield
Review
Okay, I LOVE Killarney book's to start out with the review. I sat on the couch reading this book on my Kindle. I couldn't put this book down and really didn't want to stop even at bed time. I had so many emotions. At the time when they were both in two different countries. I just wanted to throw my Kindle down my hall way....But the hubby told me to keep reading and it will get better. And it did....loved the ending.......MUST READ!!!!! 4 stars.
— Melissa Rating 4.0
by Killarney Sheffield
review
Well, I started this book and I wasn't sure I would like it. But as time went on I loved it. I think I was sad, mad, happy, and even cried reading this book. The author does a great job of telling a love story. If you love a great love story this book is for you. 4 stars.
— Melissa Rating 4.0
A Connecticut Christmas A Connecticut Christmas
by Gail Sattler

Gail, I just finished, Snowbound for Christmas. and I loved it. It was such a sweet story, and so easy to read. That is the kind that I like. I couldn't put it down, and it was short enough to finish at one setting. Every year at this time I start looking for Christmas stories to read. I bought 9 books. When I finish them I will be ordering books from your web site. Thanks for making it easy to contact you and get a peek at other books that you have written. I am so glad I found your stories. I also loved the four short stories set by different authors in the same town. Loved is the correct word. This was my first 4 different stories in one town book. I think it is great.
Thanks,
Carol A. Glasscock

— Carol A. Glasscock (Anchorage AK)
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
4 stars–“A captivating love story”

“With A Knight’s Reward Catherine Kean brings a medieval town to life that is occupied with everyday characters that makes way for a captivating love story. With the well developed characterization of the hero and heroine the author lures the reader into a lush blossoming romance which contains warmth, tenderness and is laced with subtle passion . . . Catherine Kean has a gift to write about the essence of romance.”

— Leontine, Realms on our Bookshelves Rating 4.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
“A poignant, meant-to-be, ballad-worthy romance”

A Knight's Reward is a beautifully balanced love story that has the happy ending readers crave, and expect, from the genre. Catherine Kean's writing is romantic and fiery and filled with the clash and clang of sword fights and the flash and fire of a poignant, meant-to-be, ballad-worthy romance.”

— Cheryl Jeffries, Heartstrings Reviews
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
“A classic historical romance”

“Ms. Kean has crafted a well-told story in A Knight's Reward that reads like a passionate fairy tale. Full
of mystery and misunderstandings, it will keep the reader on edge until the very end, when all is finally revealed...Grab a box of tissues with a glass of wine and sit down to enjoy a classic historical romance in
A Knight's Reward.”

— Sabine Maurier, NovelSpot
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
“A beautiful romantic tapestry”

“Catherine Kean presents well-developed characters that you will care about. Her attention to historic detail (the towns, houses, customs, clothes, foods, weapons, manners, speech, etc.) makes her novels
rich and textured. . . Once again, Kean weaves together a beautiful romantic tapestry with her newest novel, A Knight’s Reward.”

— Leslie Halpern, Suite 101.com
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
“A rewarding book of medieval history and romance”

A Knight's Reward is truly a rewarding book of medieval history and romance. Catherine Kean pulls you into the story and won’t let you out until you have “slain the dragons” alongside Gisela and Dominic.”

— Amy Lavora, NovelTalk
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
4-1/2 hearts—“A touching romance”

“I was unable to put this one down as I was drawn in with Ms. Kean’s descriptive writing and compelling story. . . Gisela is such a strong character. She fights for the ones she loves and protects them at all costs. And where Dominic is her true knight, she's his savior and the love of his life. I would highly recommend this one to anyone who loves a touching romance that will leave them wanting more.”

— Sandra, The Romance Studio Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
5 stars—“A romantic historical tale”

“Talented Catherine Kean pens a romantic historical tale that transports her readers to days of yore during a perilous time that requires strength and trust. The passion of her characters and her beautifully worded prose easily captures and entertains her readers. I sincerely recommend A Knight’s Reward, a five star read from Catherine Kean and the second book in her Knight’s Series.”

— Donna Zapf, SingleTitles.com Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
“A must read”

“Ms. Kean has done it again with her talent to capture the reader’s attention with all the elements of a must-read. The opening pages are filled with a wonderful tension that sets the stage for a great story.”

— Margaret Ohmes, Fresh Fiction
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
4 stars—”Compelling”

“Kean starts off with a great hook—a married woman on the run from her husband—and doesn’t stop there: The plot thickens with thievery, lies and danger. The setting is perfect for a warrior and his love, and readers will enjoy this pleasant blend of conflict and resolution.”

— Faith V. Smith, Romantic Times Book Reviews Rating 4.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
4-1/2 blue ribbons—“a suspense-filled, emotionally riveting historical”

A Knight’s Reward is a suspense-filled, emotionally riveting historical novel. Watching as Gisela tries to keep her son and Dominic safe without regard for herself and still maintain her secrets will keep readers on the edge of their seats. This is the first novel I have read by this author, but I look forward to reading Ms. Catherine Kean’s future endeavors. A Knight’s Reward has found a place on my ‘recommended read’ list.

— Dottie, Romance Junkies Rating 5.0
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The Narrow Path

by Gail Sattler
The Narrow Path

CAN TWO PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT WORLDS FIND LOVE SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE?

Miranda feels like she’s been transported back to Little House On The Prairie, and Ted’s head spins when Miranda reads her Bible on her cell phone. Yet Miranda Klassen and Ted Wiebe must find a way to make peace to meet their common goal to open the doors of Ted’s Old Order Mennonite church and community. Will they also find love...

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