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Margaret gets you straight into this story by chapter one. Once you read this book, you will not be able to put it down. Kyra Morgan has her own business, which is why she is Flamenco Bay to get some relaxation and sun. She has been so busy doing her business thing, that she really needs some time in the sun and not thinking about work or all that it entails.

As she is enjoying the quietness of the beach, a body comes to her and tells here that a man is after them. Kyra grabs her gun and chases after where they were. She comes across a young woman who isn’t hurt but is very upset and she takes off running. She continues chase but losses him in the swamp. As she returns to the original crime scene, she sees her once secret crush working as a doctor., Michael It turns out that Michael’s sister is one of the survivors and know what is going on.

As Kyra starts along this journey of trying to help Michael find his baby sister, Amy. Kyra will do anything to get Amy and her friend Laurie away from the bad men and help them get resolved what needs to be. It turns out that Amy, Laurie, and their boyfriends saw something that they should’ve. The guy is willing to kill them and all connected to them to keep this a secret.

As the heat crakes up on this case, so does the connection between Kyra and Michael. Can this throw them together or will they both wind up dead?

I loved this story. I finished it in a day and felt that all the issues I had built, had been resolved, I did NOT read the end of this book first, although it I did die a little inside. I would recommend this story to so many people. It was clean and fun and something that everyone could read! Enjoy!

You can read an excerpt here.

Guardian Inc. Series:

Christmas Bodyguard

Protecting Her Own

Hidden in the Everglades

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Title: Hidden in the Everglades

Author: Margaret Daley

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 216

ISBN: 978-0373444571

Publisher: Steeple Hill

Release Date: Sept. 6, 2011

Available for purchase: Amazon, eHarlequin

Reviewer: Jocee

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

A Prarie Christmas Collection is a collection of 9 novellas all set in the 1800s on the Prairie of North America. The stories cover everything from a young woman leaving home for the first time traveling to a distant city to become a teacher to an unruly group of children to a spinster woman forced by impoverished circumstances to move from the city in with her brother to work for a widowed preacher. The stories are all great stories that warm the heart about finding love and forgiveness at Christmas time.
I am not going to review each individual story but I am going to mention a few things, several of the authors included traditional recipes with the story. One of my favorite of the collection was Christmas Cake by Janet Spaeth, it is a cute story about a newlywed couple and their first Christmas together. The wife, having heard her husband reminisce about the fruit cake his aunt would make each Christmas decides to take some of her precious saved money to buy the ingredients to make a fruit cake only to have the mice get into the ingredients before she can make it. What she goes to in an attempt to make this cake is humorous and her husband’s reaction to the horribly made cake is a great example of what Christmas is all about.
This time of year I find myself looking for the Christian Romance Anthologies, my mother used to purchase them at this time of year and my sisters and I would pass the stories around. Now that my mother has passed on I find myself picking up the same novels to share with my sisters. It wasn’t until I sat down to write this review that I realized that it has become a tradition in our family.  It is always great to be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas when it is so easy to get caught up in the commercialism of the holiday season. A Prarie Christmas Collection is a great reminder of how good we have it in this day and age and how Christmas can be celebrated with the ones we hold dear regardless of the amount of money we do or do not have.
The Collection of Stories are:
Take Me Home by Tracey V. Bateman
One Wintry Night by Pamela Griffin
Image of Love by Joann A. Grote
The Christmas Necklace by Maryn Langer
A Christmas Gift of Love by Darlene Mindrup
God Jul by Tracie Peterson
Circle of Blessings by Deborah Raney
Christmas Cake by Janet Spaeth
Colder Than Ice by Jill Stengl
You can read an excerpt here.

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Title: A Prarie Christmas Collection: 9 Historical Christmas Romances from America’s Great Plains

Authors: Tracey BatemanPamela Griffin, Joann A. Grote, Maryn Langer, Darlene Mindrup, Tracie PetersonDeborah RaneyJanet Spaeth, Jill Stengl

Format: Paperback

Page Nos.: 448

ISBN: 978-161626004

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Release Date: September 2010

Available for purchase: Amazon.com,  Barbour Publishing

Reviewer: Jessica

**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

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