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Books on Sale: More Contemporary Romance from Lori Wilde

Book The Sweethearts' Knitting ClubThe Sweethearts' Knitting Club by Lori Wilde is $1.99 right now. This is the first book in Wilde's Twilight, Texas, small town contemporary series – and many additional books in the series are on sale, too. If you're craving some contemporary romance, well, glom hard and glom often!

This book has a 3.72 average on GoodReads – and the other books in the series are all 3.8+ as well. 

 “Throw a penny in the fountain of the Twilight town square, and you'll be married to your first love . . . “

For ten years, pretty Flynn MacGregor has been turning down the same solid, upright man's marriage proposal. Her friends at the Sweethearts' Knitting Club tell her they're a match made in heaven, but Flynn knows there's only one dangerous reason why she keeps saying no: high school sweetheart Jesse Calloway. She was just sixteen when Jesse was forced out of town under a cloud of suspicion . . . but he's never left her heart.

Now Jesse is back, and every time she turns the corner he's there—gazing at her with his smoldering eyes and tempting her with his kisses. Jesse has never played by the rules, and he's made it clear that he's not going to now.

And Flynn, who's always done just what her family, friends, and fellow knitters have told her to do, must finally break free and claim the love that binds Jesse to her heart.

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Book The True Love Quilting Club

The True Love Quilting Club by Lori Wilde is $1.99 at Amazon, and $3.99 at Kobo and BN. The price matching fairies are probably going bowling to work this out.

This is the second book in Wilde's Twilight, Texas series. Readers loved the hero, who happens to be a charming single dad, but could have used more depth when it came to the overall story. The True Love Quilting Club has 3.9-star rating on GR.

“The pattern of a quilt will always lead you back home.”

Trixie Lynn Parks changed her name to Emma, shook the dust of Twilight, Texas, off her shoes, and vowed to make it big in the city. But after twelve years of shattered dreams, she heads back to the ladies of the True Love Quilting Club . . . and to her first love, Sam Cheek.

Some things—and some people—sure have changed. Sam has grown from a carefree boy to a single dad. And even though the chemistry between them sizzles hotter than ever, Trixie Lynn quickly discovers she must choose between the fame and fortune that have finally come her way—or the one true love who has the power to mend her patchwork heart.

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Book The First Love Cookie Club

The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde is $1.99 at Amazon (and $5.99 elsewhere – keep bowling, fairies!) and it's the third book in Wilde's Twilight, Texas series. Now a bestselling children's author, a woman returns to her hometown, hoping to flaunt her new local-girl-made-good persona while fulfilling the wish of an ailing fan. Talk about some feels. Readers liked how the sweet, sentimental story fit perfectly with the Christmas-y setting.

“On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.”

The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier—not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown-up, slimmed-down, bestselling children's book author “Sadie Cool”now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she'll never fall foolishly in love again!

But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she's shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl's father—unattached and hotter than ever. His smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas.

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Book The Welcome Home Garden Club

The Welcome Home Garden Club by Lori Wilde is $1.99 at Amazon ($5.99 elsewhere again). This is the fourth book in Wilde's Twilight, Texas series. With a bad boy turned Green Beret, this is likely to set off catnip alarms like nobody's business. Readers found the romance between the her and heroine, and their history with one another, to be believable, though some found that it didn't quite fit with the small town Texas setting. 

ETA: Emily A reviewed this book for the 2012 RITA® Reader Challenge, and gave it a C-, saying: 

Who are these people? Four books into a series and I barely know the main characters. While this book is also set in Twilight, Texas, only the members of the Garden Club and the Sheriff are familiar. Six of them are the ladies who are a part of every club in town and the three heroines from previous books. Since I actually read the whole series, I would have enjoyed a book that paid more attention to these ladies.  I already liked them.

Instead we get stuck with a bunch of people we don’t really know.

Have you read this one?

“Traditional meaning of Pink and White Roses: I love you still and always will.”

Caitlyn Marsh stopped believing in happily-ever-after when high-school sweetheart, Gideon Garza, left for Iraq. Now she raises her small son while her matchmaking gardening club members drive her crazy. Then Caitlyn's world turns upside-down when Gideon swaggers back to Twilight.

Gideon had left town in the middle of night with threats ringing in his ears. A lot of things have changed since then. This bad boy-turned-Green Beret bears scars from the war, the timid girl he loved is an independent mother, and the father who refused to recognize his son in life has, in death, left him a vast cattle ranch.

He still aches for Caitlyn, and now there's a dark-haired boy who looks exactly like Gideon did at that age. Could the child be his? And can this war-weary soldier overcome the scars of the past to claim the family he so richly deserves?

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Book The Christmas Cookie Collection

The Christmas Cookie Collection by Lori Wilde is $1.99. This is a set of four holiday novellas, which take place in the same setting as the Twilight, Texas series, with a few familiar faces. Readers definitely have their favorites and they appreciate the wholesome romances between the characters. The Christmas Cookie Collection has a 4.2-star rating on GR.

There's a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.

Carrie, Raylene, Christine, and Flynn are all members of the Christmas Cookie Club. Each has a story to tell, and each discovers the miracles of the season and the power of love.

Carrie: Reconnects with her high school sweetheart . . .the only man she's ever loved.

Raylene: Discovers that the daughter she gave awayat birth is living right in Twilight . . .

Christine: Has given up on love . . . until the man ofher dreams walks through her shop door.

Grace: It's Christmas Eve and Flynn and Jesse Calloway are thrilled to be expecting a new baby. Then Flynn's car hits a patchof ice, and Jesse must move earth . . . and heaven . . .to save her and their unborn child.

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  1. 1
    Emily says:

    You didn’t link to my review during the RITA challenge of 2012? Maybe it’s because I gave it a bad grade and review. I really like the Author and her work in general that book didn’t work for me.

    It really annoys me that you and Dear Author link to book sales featuring books you know nothing about. Hate to break it to you, but the main reason people READ REVIEW SITES VERSUS you know AMAZON is to have a point of view and possibly knowing going into reading a potentially really lousy book.  I keep wondering when there will be ethical discussion of reviewers pimping books they haven’t read or even authors and genres that haven’t read.

    Anyway here is my review for the Welcome Back Garden Club. http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/blog/rita-reader-challenge-the-welcome-home-garden-club-by-lori-wilde

    It should say “Psycho Daddy doesn’t [deserve] an HEA…”

    I also read the first four books listed here.  I like the first, but it may too cheesy for some readers. I like the second, but was annoyed with the initial people in NYC have no friends (Yeah, Right). It was still relatively cute, and yes that dog is a part of the story.

    I liked the third, but I didn’t buy their HEA exactly. I did think the couple was good together, but a few loose threads made me wonder how they would be in a few years. It’s also a very Christmasy read.

    The last book in the series is in my TBR pile for Christmas. Flynn is heroine of the Knitting Club.

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    SB Sarah says:

    @Emily A:

    First, my apologies for neglecting to link to your review. You’re right – I should have, and I’m sorry. I was searching for the wrong terms in the back end of the database, and missed it. I’ve added it to the review, and corrected the omitted word in the original. Thank you for reviewing it! I am not hesitant about featuring reviews with low grades, and it was a mistake on my part, but not deliberate.

    Second, you wrote:

    It really annoys me that you and Dear Author link to book sales featuring books you know nothing about. Hate to break it to you, but the main reason people READ REVIEW SITES VERSUS you know AMAZON is to have a point of view and possibly knowing going into reading a potentially really lousy book.  I keep wondering when there will be ethical discussion of reviewers pimping books they haven’t read or even authors and genres that haven’t read.

    I understand that you’re upset about the books on sale posts. I try to make it clear when one of us has read a book, usually by marking it RECOMMENDED and linking to the internal review (which I should have done in this case to yours, and again, my apologies).

    The goal with the books on sale post isn’t to feature only the books we’ve read that are on sale. The books on sale posts are to highlight specific books that are significantly discounted for a limited time that might be of interest to romance readers. We tend to read widely and beyond the romance fiction genre, so, for example, we link to nonfiction and academic books on sale, too.

    We try to represent as many different types of books to help the bargain hunting and budget minded readers among us and thus it’s not possible to only feature books we’ve read.  Plus, our reviews are usually really, really long – too long for a post that would feature more than one book.

    I’m sorry you don’t like the books on sale posts. I don’t have a way to customize delivery for you and eliminate them from your visits, and I apologize for that. But I can let you know that I try to post them between 10am and 12pm ET each weekday, if you’d like to try to avoid them.

     

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    jas says:

    I actually love the books on sale posts.  I have saved a lot of money on books I would have had no idea were on sale without them.

  4. 4
    Jenn says:

    I also love the books on sale posts.  It brings great sales to my attention.  I recognize that they’re not recommendations, but just alerts. I do my own research on the books before actually buying.

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    LML says:

    While it is true that many sale books brought to readers’ attention have not been reviewed on this site it is also true that frequently commenters join in with their impressions of the books.  I find these spontaneous comments often more illuminating than carefully crafted reviews.

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    Joanna says:

    Please keep the sale book posts coming – I enjoy seeing what’s available and often see unusual things I wasn’t aware of.  I also agree with LML that when commenters have read a book and give their impressions it is often very helpful.

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    LauraL says:

    What LML said. I try to give and take with the comments on the sale book posts. I find the comments helpful in finding new authors and books to read and I hope my comments do the same.

    Speaking of which, I read The Christmas Cookie Collection last year and it was a happy part of my holiday season as there were four shorter stories which each could easily be read after an evening of holi-daze preparations/nonsense.

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    TheoLibrarian says:

    I love the sale book posts! A little too much as my gigantic TBR list can attest. I do come here and Dear Author for the reviews but even more so for the community. Just like LML, I enjoy seeing what the community has to say about a book on sale. The lists would be much shorter if SBSarah and Jane only post deals for books they’ve read or had reviewed.

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    jody says:

    I LOVE the Books on Sale posts!  I don’t buy them all, but I’m always interested in reading the descriptions and comments from readers who’ve loved/hated them.  I like that you include books from other genres; I don’t think any of us reads one thing only.

    It’s always clear when you’ve read or not read a book, as well as when you or another contributor has a relationship with its author.  I visit SBTB enough to know who comments regularly and why.  I don’t always agree with SB’s assessment of a book, let alone the comments, but I’m always entertained, challenged, or amused.  Sometimes all three.

    Thank you, Sarah, for all that you do for readers. I can’t imagine the amount of time, energy, and patience it takes to maintain a blog and update it multiple times daily.  Please keep on keeping on.  Your efforts are appreciated!

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    Bea says:

    Sarah, please keep the books sales post coming! I love them. If there are no reviews of the books on the site and even if there are no comments on those threads, I usually click on the Goodreads link., plenty of reviews there. Books sales posts are awesome, even when my budget becomes colateral damage on more than one occasion

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    Laura says:

    @Emily: Whoa, girl.  Whatever soured your milk doesn’t need to be taken out on Sarah.  This site has-for years-provided a multitude of services and entertainment to romance readers. If it doesn’t work for you, flounce off to a site that is better tailored to your needs.

    @SB Sarah: Thank you so much for all the work you put into SBTB.  I visit here almost daily for whatever fun you are dishing out, be it reviews, cover snark, ferretting out plagiarism(see what I did there?), or posting links to books on sale.  I’m guessing many more visitors will be thanking you today as well.

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    Anne says:

    Count me as another fan of the daily books on sale post.  I thank you for introducing me to authors that I might otherwise not try.  However, I must confess that sometimes I curse you when I see that my gift card balances have dwindled away because I can’t resist a deal.  I do not agree with @Emily’s assertions about the deals posts.

    Personally, I like the fact that SBTB present Goodreads scores with the sale book (so I don’t have to check them) and a blurb.  If you or one of the SBTB reviewers recommend a book, I’m more likely to look at it more closely, even if the blurb doesn’t appeal.  Strangely enough, if you or one or the SBTB reviewers hated the book, I might buy it—just because some of the ranting reviews are so funny, I have to see what the fuss is about. 

    I don’t perceive the presentation of books on sale as “pimping” a book that hasn’t been read.  I think that you (and also Dear Author) make it clear that you are not endorsing or even suggesting that a book is good or should be purchased just because it is on sale. 

    I also appreciate the variety of books on sale—especially the cookbooks and other bargains that I might not otherwise see.    So, please continue with the book deal posts.  Those who don’t like them, always have the option to ignore them.

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    JacquiC says:

    Count me among those that love the books on sale post.  I have no trouble distinguishing between those that you have read and those that you haven’t and always check the comments to see if someone else weighs in on one of the selections (or provides a happy bonus reference to another book on sale that hasn’t already been mentioned!).

    My TBR pile is groaning under the weight of some of these sales (and, living in Canada, I don’t even benefit from half of them!), but I appreciate the ability to buy something at a heavily discounted price that I might otherwise hesitate to try at full price. And recognize that I might be taking a bit of a flyer in doing so.

    Keep it coming.  The sentiments of the first poster are not echoed by me at all.

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    Heather S says:

    I echo everyone (except the first poster here – please go back to bed and wake up on the right side of it, okay? There’s no need for such hostility.) and say: I love the books on sale posts!

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    Kelly S. says:

    These books sound like they are full of my catnip, especially the quilting book, but I’m hesitant.  I think it will be a library request first to try the series and then if I like them, I’ll pick them up on the next sale.  I’m also going to check and see if all these Texas series overlap so I can read them in the right order, because I’m rather obsessive about that.

    Thanks!

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    Tam B. says:

    What #11 Laura said!

    As much as my book budget may protest, I LOVE these posts.  I really enjoy feedback in the comments and the Goodreads rating.  I’ve tried books because they’ve been 99c or free or just a bargain, that I likely would not have based on their usual price point (or sometimes the love commenters have given them).  I like the variety not only across the romance genre but across all genres (hello cookie recipes!).

    SB Sarah please do NOT let the OPs comments affect these posts!  I’ve never thought you were pimping books/authors.  I’ve always seen these posts as the short cut to sales bargains. 

    Most importantly, it is always my choice to click buy.

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    Chris Z says:

    People enjoy different things. That is a basic fact of life.  I’m pretty much only familiar with Amazon policies, but guess what….. you can return a book that you don’t like.  7 days with no questions.  After 7 days, you have to request it in a more round about way.

    I love the books on sale posts.  Even if I don’t always agree with what other SBTB commenters recommend, the positive matchy-matchy far outweighs the returns.

    Thanks for all you do SB Sara.  I’m a daily visitor!

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    Emily K says:

    I like the books on sale posts too.  But my wallet doesn’t.  ;)

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    SB Sarah says:

    Y’all know the books on sale posts are just as dangerous for me, too, right? ESPECIALLY the cookbooks. I love digital cookbooks. I can bookmark and search by ingredient, and oh, gosh. Love.

    Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoy these posts. I really appreciate it!

    @Anne:

    Strangely enough, if you or one or the SBTB reviewers hated the book, I might buy it—just because some of the ranting reviews are so funny, I have to see what the fuss is about.

    You are not alone. At ALL. It even works on me – if RedHeadedGirl is ranting about a book, I am so tempted.

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    Jan says:

    Sarah. –  keep up the good work.  I love your site!  This is the first site I visit in the morning.  I never even remotely thought you pimped books.  Although, now that I think about it, you probably doubled the sales of that triceratops book because of your hilarious review.  I really enjoy the feedback and have ordered more books from the comments section than from the original post.

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    Wifeshee says:

    Love, love, love your books on sale post, I look forward to reading it and discovering new (to me) authors.  Thank you @SB Sarah for your research

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    SB Sarah says:

    @Jan:

    Thank you! I love that the comment area is a space where people feel welcome to talk honestly about books they liked and disliked. I order from the comments section – especially on the “Whatcha reading?” post. Oh, that comment thread is dangerous.

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    Samanda says:

    I too love your books on sale posts!  I’ve been a voracious reader for more than 60 years and only recently found your site.  I really like the mixture of genres on the lists and certainly never feel any pressure to buy things which don’t interest me.

    A year or so ago I looked around my house and realized that not only did I not have space on my bookshelves, but that I had no more space for new shelves.  Rather than stop adding to my TBR list, I bought a Kindle and now buy all my fiction digitally.  Since I’m Canadian, I have to check amazon.ca for sales prices and they often don’t follow the pricing of parent company in the US. I’ve still found lots of great reads from your sales lists and from the comments that follow them.

    Keep up the great work and know that it’s much appreciated even by retired librarians in foreign countries.

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    Heather says:

    Count me as another who really enjoy the sales posts.

    I like finding new-to-me authors and sometimes it feels like it’s always the same ones. Tessa Dare, whoever writes the Pennyroyal whatever series…they’ve appeared multiple times.

    But it doesn’t stop me from looking each day.

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