Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Root of All Trouble by Heather Webber / Ebook Release of Historical Romances

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When a spring storm rolls through Freedom, Ohio, landscape designer Nina Quinn expects to get her hands dirty with the mess left behind.

But after high winds uproot a tree, revealing the corpse of a man inside its rotted hollow, Nina quickly realizes that cleaning up after Mother Nature’s fury is the least of her worries.

It soon becomes clear that there is no lack of suspects in the man’s untimely death. As a shady contractor and philanderer, he’d angered a lot of people before he disappeared, including some of Nina’s closest friends.

With the help of her police detective ex-husband, a mysterious coroner’s investigator, her formerly-felonious employees and her zany neighbors, Nina sets out to uncover a killer...before another victim ends up planted six feet under.

My Review: The trademark of Heather Webber/Heather Blake's wonderful mysteries is a multitude of sub-plots that make for a fast-paced read that is over way too soon. Then you're left waiting for your next chance to spend time with a cast of characters that have come to feel like your own friends and neighbors.

This 7th book in the delightful Nina Quinn series has it all...zany (yet loveable) friends, family, and co-workers, an engagement, a baby, a mysterious new coroner that bears a striking resemblance to a (dead) man from Nina's past, scary Midwestern spring storms....and oh yes, a local contractor found dead inside an uprooted tree. (I love it when murder victims in cozies turn up in unusual places!!!)

The ending is a doozie, and my next peek into Nina's life can't come fast enough! (And with every book, sweet little blind, deaf, incontinent chihuahua Gracie steals my heart a little more!)

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Last week was a huge one for Heather Webber fans, as in addition to this new Nina Quinn mystery, she also re-released her first three books (historical romances) in ebook form.

After her father's death leaves her family penniless and homeless, Alex Parker hopes to profit from her family's sole remaining possession, an aging steamboat called Amazing Grace. With the funds from this sale, she can buy back her family home. But she needs a captain and no one on the river wants to work for a woman. Needing help, she turns to Captain Matthew Kinkade, a man who wants the boat for himself, a man whose desperation drives him to agree to Alex's outrageous plan of marriage in name only.

The love Matt and Alex find aboard Amazing Grace is powerful, but is it strong enough to withstand her insecurities, his tragic past, and the violent acts of a man out to destroy them both?

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Shy, charming Lou Parker is keeping secrets. Secrets about who she truly is, her job, and what she desires from life. It's not until she falls for local Reverend John Hewitt that she realizes her secrets need to be shared...even though she risks losing him forever.

John Hewitt has secrets of his own, but none compared to the love he feels for Lou--until he discovers that Madame Angelique, a sultry, mysterious songstress his congregation considers "fallen," is actually Lou. John already has to deal with fickle churchgoers casting judgment on the Parker sisters for their riverboat "heathen" business without them wondering about his feelings for Lou.

When their fragile relationship is tested, with the revelation of their secrets, they must find the courage to overcome their past. Will they discover in time that true love can heal any wound?

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Eager to raise enough money to fulfill her dream of raising horses, rebellious beauty Jack Parker knows just how to do it - by playing poker, of course. Through her skill with cards, her devil-may-care attitude, and her growing winnings, she's well on her way to buying her own horse farm.

Only one thing stands in her way: Cal McQue.

Jack lost her heart to the mysterious gambler once and is determined not to let it happen again. Especially when she discovers that there's a dangerous side to Cal. Now she must not only keep winning at cards, but learn as much as she can about this man who still holds her heart. As the time to play her hand draws closer - and as she slowly learns of Cal's true motivations - Jack must make the call.

Will she trust her wild heart or gamble away love forever?

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Heather Blake Webber said...

Melissa, thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed the new Nina book--she's so much fun to write. And those historicals hold a little place in my heart. I adore them!

Heather Blake Webber said...

Love your new header, too! Adorable!