Spotlight on: Boots Under Her Bed

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas and acclaimed authors Jo Goodman, Alison Kent and Kaki Warner present novellas about rugged men of the West and the women who want them.


Callie has done a lot of crazy things, but it’ll take one more to prove she isn’t nuts: find a husband, fast! Her only requirement: he has to be taller than she is and swear not to have her committed during their ruse of a marriage. . .

“Count on Jodi Thomas to give you a satisfying and memorable read.”—New York
Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson

BOOTS UNDER HER BED Release date: January 7, 2014 Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 978-0-425-267844 Retail price: USA $7.19

Readers can  pre-order copies of BOOTS UNDER HER BED at!books/cnec.


Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of 39 novels and 12 short story collections. A four-time RITA winner, Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

For Love and Honor by Cathy Maxwell, Lynne Hinton, Candis Terry

Title:  For Love and Honor

Authors: Cathy Maxwell, Lynne Hinton, Candis Terry

Genre: Romance anthology

Published: June 2012 – Avon

My take:  For Love and Honor contains three separate novellas with the common theme of soldiers. The first, The Bookish Miss Nelson, is a historical romance. A soldier gets into a fight and his punishment is to accompany the daughter of a superior officer home through enemy lines. This is not the type of mission he signed up for but he accepts his assignment.

The second novella is Letters From Pie Town by Lynne Hinton. One of Pie Town’s own has been wounded in Afghanistan and is recovering in Germany. The novella is made up of letters of encouragement from the small New Mexico town’s citizens.  Even though I haven’t read the original book I was brought up to speed on several characters through the letters.

The third novella, Home Sweet Home, is about a soldier feeling guilt for being the only member of his team to come home. He doesn’t feel he deserves any happiness and wants to cut himself off from his girlfriend and others. His hometown takes matters into their own hands and find a way to start him on the road to his future.

Of the three, I’d say my favorite was Letters from Pie Town. I liked the quiet, cozy feel of the small town people and their letters. I will definitely seek out other books by Lynne Hinton. If you’re a contemporary romance fan you may like Home Sweet Home for the usual reasons but I liked it because it included information about reuniting soldiers with their dogs (and other animals). There’s an actual group that brings the animals to the States from wherever the soldier served!

Source:  Avon

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