This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite
Elly Macauley finds herself driving a “tricked out geriatric golf cart” in Shannon Ridge, Texas after her fiancé leaves her. She flees her Dallas high rise in favor of a mobile retirement community to take care of her granny’s broken ankle while mending her own broken heart. In Bluebonnets for Elly, Sandra Nachlinger throws the handsome yet jaded Derek White into Elly’s path, a man who has his own relationship demons to battle. Returning to his hometown after the mysterious disappearance of his wife, Derek is determined to become part of the town again and get his life in order. What neither Elly nor Derek planned on was each other. The attraction is instant, despite the hesitancy of both to take it further; they can’t resist each other, despite a certain mystery lurking just beneath the surface.
Sandra Nachlinger has given us some great characters in Bluebonnets for Elly, especially in Granny Macauley. She dyes her hair, flirts shamelessly, and reads naughty romance novels with print too small for her aging eyes. The retirement village is filled with nosy neighbors and of course the ‘Geriatric Gestapo’ ruling the village with an iron fist. I loved that in this story both Elly and Derek were wary of another relationship and both had perfectly valid reasons, which just made it more delicious to scream at them to look at what they had! When the past rears its ugly head, Derek and Elly have to decide if what they have is worth it, and boy the ride was a fun one. This was a well written romantic comedy with a hint of mystery and enough kooky characters to keep you interested right from the beginning.