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THE HEART LEADS HOME
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Sarah Pendleton, a first grade teacher in Portland, Oregon, feels duty-bound as she returns to her hometown of Mistletoe Valley--and to her conflicted past. While growing up in her small, rural community Sarah lived with her grandparents, who served their community well--especially her grandfather, a pastor. Yet Sarah despised being the “perfect preacher’s kid” in a small town where everyone knew everyone's business. Rebellious, she fell for a stereotypical “bad boy” during high school and after graduation, they married. When they learned she was pregnant, he left her for parts unknown. Unable to support the baby, Sarah gave her up for adoption, yet ever since, guilt has consumed her. She believes she doesn’t deserve to have a second chance at being a mother again.

Now a decade later, she is the sole inheritor of her grandparents’ estate. She must decide whether to sell the property, or make the painful choice of staying in a town where folks remember her rebellious past.

She meets the strikingly handsome real estate agent Rich Stevens. He also works as a youth pastor at the church where her grandfather had served. Her attraction to Rich is immediate and powerful, but she’s faced with not one, but two prickly thorns: He is a grieving widower, and his 8-year-old daughter, Carly, is grieving too. He believes that there can never be another woman in his life, and he can succeed in raising his daughter alone.

Sarah grapples with her own push-pull feelings for Rich. Should she hire him to sell her grandparents’ property, knowing full well he’s more than just a business acquaintance to her? Should she stay in Mistletoe Valley, or go back to her job in Portland? The truth is, if she were to fall in love with him, a man of the collar, she’d be right back to where she started as a child—struggling in vain to live up to others’ expectations. Worse, Rich’s daughter, Carly, is the embodiment of the baby she left behind, and if Sarah allows herself to get too close to Carly, that would only complicate her feelings for Rich.

Can Sarah and Rich overcome their personal demons and making a lasting commitment to each other? Can the two of them—plus Carly--become a forever family?



DUMMY & ME
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Fifteen-year-old Deanna Lambert is miserable. She can't find her niche with the popular kids at school and believes she is ugly. Then too, after her mother deserted the family to pursue an acting career in New York City, Deanna's father has grown distant and embittered. Now Deanna is saddled with most all the chores at home—and she and her dad barely communicate. Yet Deanna's one happy escape is her volunteer work at the nearby Children's Hospital. There the activities director convinces her to get back into her ventriloquism, a creative skill Deanna's grandfather had taught her years earlier. Deanna and her puppet, Ramblin' Roy, entertain and delight the young hospital patients, but Deanna is worried. What if the kids at her school discover what she's doing? Will they think she's just “a baby” who still plays with dolls? Deanna takes the risk, but one problem soon leads to another. Can she ever gain true acceptance at school, especially from Jason, the guy whom she has a major crush on? And most of all, can Deanna embrace her gift of ventriloquism, and in so doing, come to terms with her mother's leaving?

REVIEW:

By Dil at Tome Tender Book Blog http://tometender.blogspot.com/

Author Sydell Voeller's "Dummy & Me" is a short, but sweet read about a fifteen year old girl who is struggling with not feeling like she fits in anywhere! Her mother left to 'follow her dreams' as an actress, her father has become a stranger and she can't seem to find her niche at school or get noticed by the boy she is crushing on. Thankfully, Deanna finds joy in volunteering at the local children's hospital using her talent as a ventriloquist to brighten the lives of the young hospital patients. Instead of being proud of her gift, she now worries about what the kids at school will think of her if they found out.

"Dummy & Me" is a warm, coming of age story filled with the insecurities of a young girl who learns that by reaching out to others, she finds her own inner peace and strength. I found this to be a warm story that will resonate with tweens on up without getting too bogged down in the message it delivers!

I was provided with a copy of this book by the author in exchange for me honest review.



DAISIES ARE FOREVER 
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April Heatherton, history teacher and volunteer firefighter, is determined to protect the land she holds dear, particularly the grave of an unknown pioneer woman who once trekked the Oregon Trail. Proposed logging operations are encroaching, and April soon finds herself organizing a local task force to try to stop them. Yet when April meets handsome Matt Spencer, son of the owner of Johnson BrothersLogging Company, she must reckon with her escalating attraction to him. Matt, one of a growing breed of displaced loggers, is also determined to fight for his beliefs - the right to make an honest living harvesting the timber. Can April and Matt overcome their differences? Or will their convictions forever keep them apart?

REVIEW:

Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Readers Favorite

April is a high school history teacher. She lives in the country by a forest and enjoys walking in the forest for relaxation. There is a pioneer woman's grave in the forest that April calls her special spot. She goes there to think, read poetry and just commune with nature. One day she is visiting the grave when she hears Matt and his father talking about trying to win a contract to cut down the timber in the forest. April tries to make Matt see that the grave should be preserved no matter what. But, Matt only sees that their workers have been without work and need the job to take care of their families. Both April and Matt work to stop a forest fire, April as a firefighter and Matt driving a Cat to make breaks. Just when they realize they are falling in love each feels there is too much conflict between them for them to have a lasting relationship.

Matt and April are both interested in preservation in their own way. Matt's solution shows the love he has for April and what is important to her. A tender love story about two very different people who seem so right for each other.

FREE TO LOVE
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One year after Joanna Sullivan's husband Kyle, a fireman, dies after saving two young children while fighting a house fire, Joanna makes a desperate attempt to start over. She moves to a new town, embarks on a new career as a field guide at the local coastal aquarium, and attempts to refurbish the dilapidated duplex she's purchased. Then Austin, her husband's brother, visits unexpectedly. He offers to stay and help her with the much needed repairs. Joanna soon discovers, however, that Austin's presence is proving more disturbing than helpful. His resemblance to Kyle is uncanny, thwarting her resolve to put her husband's memory to rest. Worse, she is strongly attracted to Austin. Austin, a veterinarian, shares Joanna's love of nature, and the two find much common ground as they team up to help clean up the beaches and save the native birds and wildlife from the encroachment of civilization. Can Joanna let go of her grief and love Austin in his own right? Or will he always remain the ghost of her husband?

REVIEWS:
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Pardon me while I dine on a healthy dose of crow. Normally, (and I've never hidden the fact) I dislike the "I'm in love with my brother-in-law" trope. And yet...Sydell Voeller did the impossible. She made me love her characters and believe they belonged together. It's a testament to the emotional pull she created that I couldn't stop turning pages. Joanna is a plucky heroine in a tough situation: her firefighter husband, Kyle, died saving kids from a fire. She's now moved to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to rebuild her life and create a new normal. Enter Kyle's brother, Austin, who made a promise to his brother he's intent on keeping, despite the difficulty of being in close proximity to Jo.
The author makes these two work hard for their HEA and there's an underlying reminder to the reader about the fragility of nature and mankind's often senseless destruction.
A wonderful love story, told with sensitivity and intelligence.

By S.A. Martin  (Miami, Fl)

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Anyone who reads any of Sydell Voeller's romances is aware of several things. One is that she is an outstanding writer. Her characterizations are excellent, not to mention she has a special way of appealing to the senses. The reader feels as if she is there. I've never been to Oregon, but after reading Ms. Voeller's story, I want to get on the next plane and visit.

"Free to Love" is the story of Joanna, who lost her firefighter husband Kyle in a deadly fire. When Kyle's brother comes to visit, she develops an attraction for him but fights this attraction. She feels that it would be a betrayal of her love for her husband to develop any warm feelings for his brother, Austin, who is a veternarian. Joanna and Austin share a love for Oregon sea life, and this brings them together. But the more circumstances bring Joanna and Austin together, the more she finds herself drawn to him.

This romance cleverly reveals the conflict between Joanna and Austin, but above all, the reader sees the enduring power of love.



A HOUSE DIVIDED
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Rebecca Lorenzo, the young widow of a Hollywood actor who was killed by a crazed fan, is struggling to raise their young daughter, Wendy. Rebecca is embittered that God allowed her precious husband to die. She has turned her back on Him. Rebecca and Wendy move from L.A. to Rebecca's hometown on the Oregon coast. Due to a miscommunication, Rebecca mistakenly believes she can buy a Victorian house there. She hopes to cocoon herself in the security of her "safe" hometown. Rebecca meets the handsome, enigmatic homeowner, Mark Simons, and learns of his plans to tear down the house. Mark, a psychiatrist, is attempting to raise money to build a halfway house on the property, and he is admittedly a workaholic. He believes this project is God's will for him. Mark refuses to budge when Rebecca approaches him about selling the house. As Rebecca and Mark struggle to battle their individual demons from the past, they also struggle to resist their growing love for each other.

REVIEWS

Rebecca Lorenzo left her hometown of Freemont, Oregon when she met and fell in love with actor/film star August Lorenzo. When he is cruelly murdered by a crazed fan, she returns to Freemont with their young daughter, Wendy, where she plans to buy the home where she met the love of her life. Planning to sell the movie company a sequel of their love story, her plans are upset by brooding Mark Simons.

Mark is the current owner of the house and has plans to tear it down to build a halfway house, per God's will. Struggling with the guilt of his mother's suicide, he plans to help his patients re-enter society through providing a safe haven for them. He must also convince the community of the merits of the halfway house; not an easy task, to be sure.

I was drawn into the story from the beginning, with very realistic characters and situations. Mark and Rebecca struggle with their respective pasts and their faith in a very positive way. The characters were well developed and personable. The plot moved along smoothly and was never boring. Their story was realistic and convincing. Bravo, Sydell Voeller!
~ Lettetia, Contemporary Romance Writers

A House Divided is a very touching and inspirational story. I found myself drawn into the story of this young mother trying to find her way in life after, as she sees it, God abandoned her. You go along with Rebecca as she learns more about herself and what God’s plan is for her and Wendy. Mark is also another intricate part of this story. Mark is doing what he feels is something that he has to, in order to make up to God for something he feels he did wrong. You with the couple as they see if the could have a life together and live with their pasts.
~ Lydia Funneman, Writers Unlimited Reviewer


HER SISTER'S KEEPER
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Logan Corbett, registered nurse, suddenly becomes the guardian of her 10-year-old sister, Kim. A former prizewinning gymnast, the girl was seriously injured in the same plane accident that killed their parents. Logan admits she's overly protective of Kim, but only wants what she thinks is best for her. Dr. Zachary Dellinger, a pediatrician at the hospital where Logan works, suggests that Kim should attend a summer camp for children with special needs. Logan agrees, but on one condition--that she will volunteer to be the camp nurse so she can keep a close eye on Kim. Under starlit skies and breezy summer days, Logan struggles with her growing attraction to the handsome pediatrician--all the while, battling the urge to hold on too tightly to Kim. Will Logan ever be able to let go enough to allow love into both their lives?

REVIEWS

Her Sister's Keeper is a wonderful story of sisterly love and devotion. Delightfully written characters are a key part of this believable and enticing tale...a hightly recommended read for contemporary romance readers...
~ Penny, Fallen Angel Reviews

A wonderful tale of the ability not only of the adult, but definitely for the children to survive life's foibles. You will gain a better understand of overcoming adversities whether you are young or old.
~ Rendezvous Magazine

SUMMER MAGIC
formerly titled Three-Ring Romance
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When her fiance' calls off their engagement, veterinarian assistant Lisa Prentice joins the circus in hopes of escaping the everyday grind. But life under the big top isn't quite what she expected. None of the veterinarian's former assistants managed to please their short-tempered boss, and Lisa fears that her days are numbered, too.

REVIEWS

This breezy romance follows Lisa Prentice, a veterinarian assistant, as she begins her new job traveling with the Jessell and Stern Circus. She is interested in continuing the care of an Arabian horse named Ebony that she helped to save while the circus was on a layover in New York. Of course, she has other reasons for "running away with the circus". Her fiance', a prominent lawyer, has recently dumped her for another attorney. Lisa wants to heal by concentrating on her career. Enter Michael Figaro, the star aerialist with the circus and the son of the circus owner. Immediately, there are sparks between the two. However, Michael also has a jealous twin, a trapeze artist named Claudette, and Rita, the pretty aerialist who would like his attention. When Claudette begins to fall in the ring, Michael begins to spend more time with Rita, training her for Claudette's position. Will romance blossom between the two, or will his love for Lisa prevail?

This book is an example of the perfect romance. I enjoyed Ms. Voeller's ability to switch between the point of views of Lisa and Michael. I felt I knew all the characters very well. There were a few side plots beyond Lisa and Michael's romance, and I found that they only enhanced the feeling of the story. This is a great story to read in one sitting and spend a few hours swept away in the magic of the circus.
~ Bethany Payne, Round Table Reviews


THE FISHERMAN'S DAUGHTER
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Psychology professor Vanessa Paris receives word that her father has disappeared from his fishing boat in Puget Sound and rushes to her childhood home in the San Juan Islands to try to help find him. Tragedy has been no stranger to Vanessa--years ago her mother died and more recently, her brother. The possibility of losing her father now is almost too much to bear.

But when Vanessa arrives at the family owned tourist lodge, she meets Lowell Maxwell, who offers to help her search for her father. Back in high school, Vanessa harbored a secret, unrequited crush on Lowell. Now, he's a tough, jaded cop on leave from L.A., working for her father as a carpenter on a temporary basis, and even more dangerously appealing.

Vanessa and Lowell are like sunshine and darkness. Despite her losses, she focuses on positive action and the good in people. Lowell, however, chases down the bad guys, flirts with danger, sometimes even death--and he's determined he'll soon return to the force in L.A.

Is there still a chance of finding Vanessa's father alive and well? Can she take a chance on loving Lowell, risking the possibility of his dying too? And what is the dark secret that has driven him back home, a secret that has convinced him there's no longer any room in his heart for love?






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REVIEWS

Sydell Voeller has a magic touch with description. I could almost feel the sea spray misting my face as Vanessa Paris sailed across Puget Sound and hear the splash of water as the crab pots were hauled in and the day's catch tallied. Oh, yes, and the rustic mailboxes with wild blackberries growing nearby. What a lovely place to live. And I got to visit there for a while.

~ Kathy Ishcomer, Under the Covers Book Reviews

A romantic suspense that does a good job keeping the reader guessing who did it. Fisherman's Daughter has opened my eyes to a whole new avenue of fresh romance stories. I know I'll try another and I highly recommend all readers do too.
~ WCRG on AOL Reviewer Board

Ms. Voeller has chosen a great setting for her book, and takes the reader there with her knack for subtle details. I could easily picture the wild and rugged Tawanya Island and the eclectic assortment of people who inhabit it.
~ Rhapsody Magazine

The mystery surrounding Vanessa's father's disappearance was nicely done. Author Voeller set up why and whodunits very neatly. Suspense, tension, and then resolution followed each other right on cue.
~ Teri Dohmen, Crescent Blues Book Reviews

I read The Fisherman's Daughter in one sitting. It was a page turner for sure. The unexpected mix of heated romance and heart-wrenching intrigue made for an unforgettable e-book that I would recommend to any romance afficionado. Reunited friends Vanessa Paris and Lowell Maxwell have the perfect amount of tension between them that is only augmented by the disappearance of Vanessa's father. Set in Puget Sound, the beautiful description of this seaside town will have you longing for salty air and sunset sailing. This is definitely a must read.
~ Trinch Books

Sydell Voeller has created a sweet romance full of passion and mystery. Ms. Voeller is a talented author and I look forward to reading her future works.
~ Sadonna Grandstaff, Word Museum


SANDCASTLES OF LOVE
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When Logan Becker's family embarks on a summer "house swapping" vacation in a beach town in Oregon, Logan is overjoyed. Similarly, Tricia Merrit, the daughter of the other family, is thrilled to be in the farm belt of Minnesota.

Logan falls in love with the beach boy surfer of her dreams, but soon she discovers he's Tricia's boyfriend. Logan's dreams are shattered. Meanwhile, there's another boy who is attracted to Logan—the totally uncool Grant Duncan who is busy trying to launch a campaign to clean the local beaches. Can Logan come to realize that true love often reveals itself in unexpected ways?

REVIEWS

A wonderful story of a summer romance with interesting twists and turns...
~ Michelle Poulson-Vick at Sharpwriter Reviews

Ms. Voeller's talent is superb, and I was impressed with her ability to write as if she were the actual teenager in the book. Sandcastles of Love is a light-hearted young adult romance that's attention grabbing, well-written, and charming.
~ J.B. Leese, A Story Weaver

Young readers will enjoy Sandcastles of Love, particularly ones who love the beach. If you know a young reader who loves the Beach Boys, sand, and surf, get her a copy of Sandcastles of Love. The story will transport her to the beautiful Oregon coast and offer her a taste of summer romance. Ms. Voeller’s descriptions of the Oregon coast are wonderful, as are the scenes where Grant teaches Logan to build sand castles. Well-written, interesting, and delightfully romantic, they made me want to grab a bucket, take off my shoes and start digging...
~ Carrie Masek, Scribes World Reviews






SKATEBOARD BLUES 
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JessicaWilliams wishes she were anywhere other then her small town in Oregon. All the kids are the same except for the few skateboarders who her father cannot stand. Life is pretty dull for Jessica until Cam Easton moves into her neighborhood.

Cam is practically a skateboard pro. Though he's a transplant from California and a born leader, he's not your typical high school junior. Cam wants to help improve the skateboarders' image in Preston, Oregon and spearhead the construction of a skateboard park there.

But when Cam teaches Jessica how to skate, and her father runs for mayor of Preston, her involvement with the skaters poses a threat to her father's campaign. Can the skateboarders prove themselves worth of the community's support? And most of all, can Jessica and Cam resolve their differences and discover the true meaning of love?

REVIEWS

Skateboard Blues helps promote reading interest by presenting a sweet, romantic suspense story that uses real true-to-life characters and events. It appears to take a light-hearted approach to life but conveys a serious message without preaching. I found it absolutely delightful because it brought back happy memories of my teenage years.

This is a cute story about a young girl, Jessica Williams, a freshman at Preston High School. She is bored to death at the moment, until her new neighbor, Cam Easton, moves in next door. He is the most handsome hunk she's ever seen.

However, as always in life, a problem develops: Cam's a skateboarding enthusiast. Jessica's father is running for Mayor and along with the rest of the citizens is definitely against skateboarders. Because of the accident, involving Mrs. Winthry and a careless skateboarder, the citizens of Preston want a law banning skateboarders.

Will Jessica's pursuit of skateboarding ruin her father's chances of becoming Mayor? Will Jessica and Cam be arrested for illegal skateboarding and for the graffiti painted on some buildings. Is Cam using Jessica as an ally to get skateboarding legalized in Preston, as some of the football players suggest or is he dating her because he cares about her and not her connections? This doubt about Cam's true intentions and whether he still has a girlfriend from his previous location in California overshadows their romance.

Skateboard Blues, by Sydell Voeller, is an excellent title for this lively, contemporary, Young Adult love story. Any young girl on the verge of discovering her feelings for the opposite sex would find it helpful in explaining typical relationships not only within a family but also with the ups and downs first loves both go through. The author uses lots of picture words that place the reader right into the scene and realistic happenings that create suspense and keep even the youngest reader reading. At the same time it's a fun read that also points out responsibilities towards family and the law. It shows how young people can make good things happen if they go about it in a logical orderly fashion and seek the help of the proper authorities.

SKATEBOARD BLUES is a spirited young adult romance book that is sure to grasp any young teenage girl's attention. Ms. Voeller has captured the art of suspension, realistic dialog, as well as well-established characters. Her entertaining story teaches the reader the responsibilities that teenager's have regarding family, friends, the law, and themselves.
~ Review by Jennifer LB Leese, A STORYWEAVER'S Book Reviews 

"The best thing about this book was the characters. They acted like themselves all the time; their emotions, their speech, the list goes on. Adults and young adults will like this one."
~ Mandy Ramaglia, age 10 

MOM'S NOTE: I found the story charming and believable, reminding me of a favorite movie from my own teen years-a 2000 version of FOOTLOOSE, with skateboarding exchanged for dancing. Your daughters will enjoy this, mine did, and with all the skateboarding and such, the boys just might like it too, despite the "mushy girl/boy stuff."
4-1/2 Stars! ~ Scribes World Reviews 

"SKATEBOARD BLUES is a story of young love, believing in oneself and others. There is teenage angst and joy sprinkled throughout. The characters are believable in their struggle to get the community to listen to them. The reader comes away knowing that anything is possible when people listen to each other and work together. Sydell Voeller's SKATEBOARD BLUES is an uplifting story and one I would highly recommend for young readers!"
~ Carol Durfee, Romance Communications

“Skateboard Blues shows how kids can overcome adult biases. The romantic relationship between Jessica and Cam gets a little shaky at times, due to a misunderstanding, which adds suspense and realism to the book.”
~ Review by Elle, Young Adult Books Central


Excerpt from last scene of Chapter 6:

The rest of the day was absolutely super! After we left New World Skates, we wandered hand-in-hand from one street vendor to the next at the Saturday Market. Then we lingered a while, stopping to admire the peppy music of an accordion player and sample mouth-watering Greek tarts from one of the concessions. The delicious smells of fried foods carried on a gentle breeze. All the while, we laughed and talked as if we hadn't a care in the world. I never dreamed being with him could be so wonderful.

Was it merely my imagination that I caught Cam sending me tender little glances throughout the afternoon? My emotions were on a crazy roller-coaster. One minute, as I remembered the lunchroom scene at school, new doubts crowded in. The next moment, I loved Cam so much, there was no way I could believe he was taking advantage of me.

Later that evening, bundled in the warm jackets we'd retrieved from the Mercedes, we sat on a bench in Waterfront Park. The lights of the city reflected off the Willamette River like shimmering fireflies and a tour boat paddled by. To our left, a bridge arched over the dark river. The whole scene appeared as if it had leaped right out of a romance novel.

"I've had a terrific time today," I told Cam wit a sigh. "And I'm glad that you got the job." I looked over at his perfectly chiseled profile, watched the breeze ripple through his wheat-colored hair. He was even more gorgeous than the first time I'd seen him from the privacy of my room.

Above us a flock of geese flew by in an arrow formation, their honking sounds fading into the noise of cars and busies and people rushing by.

I've had a terrific time, too." I could feel his breath fanning my forehead. "Know something, Jessie?"

"What?"

"When we get that skate park in Preston--we will get it you know--I'll really teach you some rad tricks. There's nothing like the rush you get when you drop into a half-pipe or zoom off a twenty-foot slide."
"And what makes you so sure we'll get a skate park?" I asked, pulling away a little. If only I could let go of my doubts.

"Shh! Jessie. You ask too may questions." Cam drew me close again, then silently traced his finger down my cheek.

My heart sang as his lips pressed against mine.





STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT

by Books We Love Ltd., formerly Avalon Books

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BO83YPE/ref=cm_sw_su_dp



When Chyenna Dupres and her young daughter move from Portland, Oregon, to the small town of Prairie Valley, Chyenna leases a historic inn there. She plans to turn the inn into an upscale eatery, despite strong resistance from some of the locals. Her most vocal objector is cattle rancher Blair Westerman, who has relocated from L.A. to protect his own daughter from the "evils" of city life. Moreoever, he is determined to guard Prairie Valley from outside influences, especially tourists who might decide to stay.

From the moment they first meet, Chyenna and Blair can't seem to leave each other alone. They get under each other's skin, and race through each other's thoughts. Their opposing goals for Prairie Valley and their push-pull feelings for each other keep tensions high--especially when their match-making daughters become close friends and decide to run away together.

Chyenna and Blair may have acted like children, but now it's time to come together for the good of their own children, and realize just how far apart they've let their differences push them.

REVIEWS

Sydell Voeller creates a story so loving that a smile will remain on your face during the entire reading of STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT. Her characters seem like old friends and the girls are typically mischievous. As for the setting, Ms. Voeller describes the wide open spaces and the heavenly beauty to perfection. For a light hearted read that will have you hugging your own family close, STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT by talented Sydell Voeller is the ideal choice.
~ Donna Zapf at Cataromance 

By meadowridge
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read other stories by Sydell Voeller and this one is as good as the others- great fun and fast paced, with a feisty leading lady and best of all, a big dollop of romance! Loved it.


UNLIKELY DAD 



Published by Montlake Romance (Amazon), formerly Avalon Books
Amazon e-book Kindle--also available in print

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Rachel Dillion treasures living in the small town where she raises her young son Michael and owns a bed and breakfast. She feels content knowing that the B&B is a wonderful way to give back to her community and that small-town life affords Michael some much needed security. Because of Rachel’s divorce from his father, Michael has suffered emotionally and is failing in school.

Chad Merrick, Rachel’s old boyfriend, returns home to help his mother sell her property. Once again, Rachel is powerfully attracted to Chad, yet she is also cautious. Chad is a renowned international wildlife photographer who loves wide open spaces. She can’t imagine that he would ever settle for the humdrum small-town life. She’s convinced, as Chad is, that his visit is temporary.

Chad begins tutoring Michael and soon fills in as his dad for a community Boy Scout project. While Rachel is grateful for Chad’s help, her caution meters skyrocket. Before she knows it, Michael has become too attached to Chad. Can Rachel protect her son from further hurt and abandonment? And most of all, can she allow herself to fall in love with Chad-this time forever?

REVIEWS:
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book. Living in the Pacific NW I recognized many of the location references which was nostalgic for me. I fell in love with Mikey! What an adorable little boy. I knew it would have a happy ending but I like the way it worked it's way out. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a sweet love story.

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I loved this sweet story. You can tell by the title that it's going to be good and it exceeded my expectations. I would recommend this book to anyone.


LOVE ON A HIGH WIRE,  formerly MERRY CHRISTMAS, MARCIE, by Books We Love, Ltd www.bookswelove.net  Young Adult Romance


Amazon Kindle e-book:  http://amzn.com/B0115FJU6S




Marcie's attraction to Ivan sparked the very moment they met. But they lived in totally different worlds. She was a local high school student leading an everyday life and working after school for the local veterinarian. He was a dashing trapeze artist traveling with his circus family, and he would soon be back on tour.

Was it only a fleeting romance? A romance that would vanish the moment Ivan left town? Had he fallen for her, or would he always remain an elusive dream? 

REVIEW

Format:Kindle Edition
Face it, at some point we all love a sweet romance. Remember being a teen and noticing boys? One boy would stick out and you get all gushy inside, imagining being boyfriend and girlfriend? I don’t know about you, but just imagining some boy acknowledging me was pretty heady stuff. Why not let that innocent time come alive again for your teen? Sydell Voeller’s Love on a High Wire is a trip through young innocence and first love that will warm your heart while being “clean” enough to share the mystery of romance with a young teen.

Marcie is a young woman to be proud of; she is smart, responsible, talented and caring. While helping the local Vet with a sick circus animal, she meets Ivan, a young circus performer who is part of his family’s act. Quiet, reserved and from a background as different as night and day from Marcie’s, there is something about Ivan that is special, something that draws her to him. A crush? Infatuation with someone who will be a memory when the circus moves on? Or could these two teens have that special connection that could last a lifetime? Who knows, for Marcie, this is a fantasy boy come to life. For Ivan, it’s a chance to feel like a normal teen, if only for a while.

Because Sydell Voeller wrote it, you can be assured that there will be no surprises or overly mature scenes for a young teen, as she paints a wonderful picture of young love still filled with the innocence of youth. Marcie is a great role model and Ivan’s only claim t being the proverbial “badboy” is his family’s transient lifestyle, which far from being bad, makes him like a fantasy or a daydream.
  • I’m seriously thinking this would make a perfect gift of reading for young teens on up! Even MY mom would approve of this one!



CARELESS WHISPERS (Sweet Dreams, No 216) Bantam Books, July 1994

Ignoring her friends' warnings that Scott Tyson is into drugs, Tralain Martinson dismisses the local gossip and his strange behavior until she discovers mysterious pills in his car and learns that the boy she loves has epilepsy.

REVIEWS:
By Lorena on January 22, 2003
Format: Paperback

Although I read this book a while back I remember really
 enjoying it. Since it was a while back I forgot the names
 but a girl meets a guy who she is really falling for but she hears
 he has a drug problem. She does not want to believe it. The ending is  really
great and was unexpected for me. I recommend it!

Available in paperback on Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/careless-whispers-sydell-i-voeller/1000417779


Love Forever After Boxed Set (by Books We Love, Ltd.)


Four complete novels. One Low Price. Contains four romances, all 4 and 5 star reviews from award winning romance author Sydell Voeller.  A great addition to your e-book boxed sets!








Love's Sweet Magic Boxed Set (by Books We Love, Ltd)

Three Complete Romance Novels in One. One Low Price.  A great addition to your boxed sets!




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