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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Book Blog Tour Stop - Maddie's Choice by Joyce Zeller

About The Book:

Romance writer Maddie Taylor is fed up with New York City. She is getting nowhere with her latest manuscript and does not believe true love exists outside of her imagination. When a friend, Jonah Spartman, dies and wills her half of his Arkansas cattle ranch, she sees the chance for a new beginning. Jonah has also left behind two orphaned great-grandsons desperate for affection and an accounting book in the red.

The other half of the failing ranch belongs to Gideon Spartman, Jonah’s grandson, who believes all capacity for love was torn from him during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. Rugged and sexy, Gideon is the enthralling physical manifestation of the hero in Maddie’s current manuscript. He is far from happy to be sharing an inheritance that is rightfully his. As she senses the need behind Gideon’s rough and unwelcoming exterior, Maddie acknowledges her own yearning for love and family.

Jonah’s will requires Maddie to stay on the ranch for three months. When that time is up, will she return to her comfortable but emotionally barren existence or embrace the challenges of her new life, which include cattle rustlers and drug dealers? Maddie’s choice proves to be far from simple.

My Thoughts:

Cowboys and rustlers in Arkansas?  I would have never imagined, but with the delightful novel, Maddie's Choice, author Joyce Zeller brings to life a working cattle ranch in the heart of Arkansas with her fun-filled story of romance and family.

I enjoyed every minute of reading this novel.  Zeller's characters, both main and secondary, are interesting and lively, the plot is fast moving and features a mystery as well as romance, and who could resist a chocolate-loving bull as a hero! 

I would love to see more stories featuring some of the secondary characters from this story - like with the hunky Australian former mercenary solider - just food for thought Joyce!

I highly recommend this charming novel!

About The Author:

Joyce Zeller has written articles for a magazine and a cooking column for a chain of suburban newspapers north of Chicago. She has written five books and published two, The Hidden History of Eureka Springs, and Accidental Alien, a work of science fiction, both available on Amazon. Her short story, “Love is a Seed,” is featured in Embrace: A Romance Collection, (2012 Goldmine Press).

Joyce has served in the United States Army. As a professional perfumer (School of Perfumery, London, England) and an aroma-therapist, she made custom fragrances in her store. Her creation, Mountain Air, was declared the Arkansas Sesquicentennial Fragrance in 1965. Her latest achievement was getting elected as Alderman to the Eureka Springs City Council.

Maddie’s Choice is a romance with her favorite theme, that being human is a lonely business, but for everyone there is somebody to love. It’s a matter of finding them. There will always be kids and animals in her books, and always, humor, “because life without humor is unthinkable.”

Joyce Zeller's Web Site: http://joycezeller.com/

Joyce Zeller's Blog:http://joycezeller.blogspot.com/

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My thanks to Tribute Books Blog Tours for providing the review copy and for including me on this tour!  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

I'm with you, Sharon! I'd love to see Joyce do a spinoff featuring Rooney. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for the review :)