Hey everyone! I’m guest blogging over at “Over the Backyard Fence” today. Join me. It’s my first post and I hope it’s well received. Let me know what you think! The link is to the left. See ya there!
It’s been way too long since I last posted to my blog. Way too long! Well, I’m back and I’m going to try to post at least once a week. We’ll see how that goes! I’m not supposed to be typing, but that’s a long story. So I’ll keep this short and sweet and hope you all find your way back here just like I did!
Until next time…
This review for That Taste of Orange appeared on December 17, 2009 on Dark Diva Reviews. I’ve been waiting for a review by this site ever since my first release, Her Last, came out in July ’09. Her Last–not being a romance–did not qualify for a review from this popular review site. :( But I got my wish when my Christmas-themed romance was released. 🙂
So…here it is!
Kathy’s Review: This Christmas tale goes a long way to dispelling the myth that Christmas is always a time of joyful celebration. What happens when a couple, married a number of years, has let other concerns take over their lives?
This is the basis behind Sabrina and Chas’s story. Valerie J. Patterson has, in That Taste of Orange, given us a timely reminder that we need to consciously appreciate what we have and the people in our lives. And that a marriage, regardless of the love between the couple, needs a lot of TLC, especially when stress levels are high. This is a lesson that both Bri and Chas have to learn and we are treated to a wonderful story about the magic of love, family and Christmas.
I am always amazed at what I’ll find on the ‘Net if I look long enough! I was scouring the ‘Net looking for reviews of That Taste of Orange to continue posting them here when I found a link for ny.insiderfood.com with my title beside it. Curious as to why a New York City food website would be interested in my book, I clicked the link. To my surprise and delight there beside a list of foods that are orange, have orange in them, or are flavored orange was the cover to my book along with a buy link! How cool is that?
Anyway, without further delay, here is the third review for That Taste of Orange, which appeared on The Pen and Muse on December 7, 2009.
Reviewed by Denisse Alicea
What I liked: What more could you want with a Christmas story! Ms. Patterson, gets it right with her exceptional story. A story of love. Something we all need during the holidays.