Monday, May 3, 2010
Title: Spanish Eyes
Publisher: Bookstrand Publishing
Not even disguises can deceive the heart.
In a world when women must fight for every right, Rebecca Wakefield is determined to become a Pinkerton Detective. Her plan? Capturing the notorious thief, Anton Carerra; a man known as much for his womanizing as he is for his brilliant criminal mind. Will he steal her heart, too?
Lady’s man, Anton Carrera is smitten with Rebecca from the very beginning. He wants nothing more than to seduce the stiff Miss Wakefield, until he learns she is investigating him for a crime he didn’t commit. She is innocent and naïve; convinced he is the villain her superiors have painted him. But her over-zealous determination places both of them in danger and he is forced to play the honorable rogue.
Sweeping her away to Padre Island off the coast of Spain seemed like a clever idea at the time. But how can he protect them both from his own uncle’s murderous games when Anton’s heart falls victim to a woman as full of independence as she is desire…
What I liked of All of Them: What is there not to like about Phyllis Campbell's books?! There is romance, action, adventure, and suspense. Those who love historical romances, these books are going to be the ones for you! In Spanish Eyes, we meet Rebecca and Anton, who find in each other in the most interesting of places. Rebecca thinks she has the man that she is after, but does she know the entire story behind Anton? You will have to find out. I loved the characters, the setting, and the dialogue. I love Rebecca's story and her quick, witty, and passionate spirit. Anton is everything a woman should want and more.
Queen of Hearts is the story behind Cecilia and James, two different paths leading to a similar destination. Campbell certainly brings the past to life in this one along with passionate and caring characters who are a pleasure to read. Belong to Me is another favorite as Campbell takes on a journey of a confused and hurt heroine, Charlotte to try to divorce her husband. Little does she know she still has a spark for the man who saved her, but also stole away her heart. Will she stay with him due to what she felt that night when she seduced him or will she take her divorce and be on her way? I won't tell.. you will have to pick all of these to find out. Campbell has a way to telling a story that wraps you around completely to her characters and makes you invest and root for their futures. Campbell also teaches us that in love, anything is possible and it's worth the risk. Campbell proves time and time again that the pen is mightier than the sword.
Queen Of Hearts
Publisher: Bookstrand Publishing
Dr. Cecilia Ashby is forced to disguise herself as a man in order to practice medicine in a small Southern town after the Civil War. When she stumbles across an injured gambler in an alley one night, will her ruse get the better of them both? Especially when she finds herself attracted to him.
Gambler James Lawrence has played his last hand and finally has enough cash to buy back his family's plantation that the carpetbaggers took from him…until he's blindsided, robbed and left for dead. After an interesting stay with the town doctor, he finds his stolen earnings in the hands of the young thief and his sister, Cecilia Ashby, now residing on his plantation.
James and Cecilia both want the plantation, but do they want a long lasting love even more? Battling deceit, betrayal, and disguises, the two must confront their biggest challenge yet – themselves.
Belong To Me
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
A masked ball—a night of seduction.
Tired of being without her wayward husband, Charlotte Hamilton travels to New York to find him. She discovers him at a masked ball. Her revenge on him is that he doesn’t know who she is, so she seduces him. He talks her into a bargain—to stay as his wife for a month and then if they don’t suit, he’ll grant her a divorce. What she uncovers about his life is far more than she bargained for. In addition to the disguises in his closet from his investigative business, she stumbles across secrets. Those of which she wished she’s never known.
Swept into a whirlwind of mystery, passion and adventure, Charlotte must discover the truth of her own heart before it’s too late for them both.