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Waiting on Wednesday: Dangerous Refuge

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth Lowell

Publication Date: April 9, 2013

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Synopsis: On the surface beautiful, quiet Shaye has little in common with dark, dangerous Tanner have little in common. He’s a suspicious big city cop come home to the historic Davis family ranch to settle his uncle’s estate. She’s working for an environmental conservancy that acquires and protects old ranches-and she wants to preserve the Davis homestead.

When the suspicious death of Tanner’s uncle at his ranch throws the two opposites together, tempers flare and sparks fly. While they have trouble seeing eye to eye, Shaye and Tanner agree on one thing: they need to uncover the truth.

Combining their unique skills-Shaye’s low-key approach and local connections and Tanner’s experience as a homicide detective-the unlikely pair share long nights in the pursuit of justice. Before they know it, the friction they generate turns to heat, igniting a burning love neither ever expected to find.

They believe passion this intense cannot last. But when Shaye becomes a killer’s target, Tanner realizes he’d give up anything to protect her-including his life.

Personal Thoughts: Ohh a new one from Elizabeth Lowell! I can’t wait! 🙂 Her books always have a lot of suspense and romance mixed in together which is a great mix.

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A Dedication To The Library

I want to dedicate this post to all the libraries that exist around the world. They could be really small or they can be really big. Without the existence of the library I would be lost, and broke. Throughtout the years, I have been able to discover so many different authors and writing styles,  travel to so many worlds that I did not know existed and discover a group of people that are just like me. Reading might be a solitary activity, but what comes after is far from it.

I still remember when I went from just a casual, (do I have to read this book) to a voracious (the next one is coming out next year? I can’t wait that long!) reader. It was back in the summer of 2002. My mom gave me a book to read and keep myself occupied. It was Elizabeth Lowell’s Where The Heart Is. I took it with reluctance and began to read. The afternoon turned into evening and evening turned into night. I finished it the very next day and something happened. To this day, I don’t know what happened to make me want to read and read, for enjoyment and pleasure. But whatever it was, I am greatful for it.

Being a teenager, I didn’t have a lot of money  and the library was a haven for me. I  could take out whatever books I wanted and how many I wanted. Sometimes I took out 10 or 15  at a time and it was just a dream. I was in heaven. As time passed and I blossomed into an adult, I still used the library frequently.  I bought books as well, but if I bought all the books that I have taken out from the library, I think I would need a separate house just to put all the books there.

So to all the libraries that I have ever frequented and the ones that I haven’t, yet, thank you. You have been my saviour more than once when I thought my life was over. Keep on inspiring others to become readers and giving them the gift of a different world and literacy.