Friday, May 29, 2015


Charmed, I’m Sure
by Lynda Simmons 



Laugh Out Loud Funny...With Just a Touch of Magic

One minute Maxine Henley is the happy bride-to-be and the next she’s the girl who gets dumped over the phone. Max has never believed in magic and fairy’s tales, but if wearing a love charm can warm her fiancé’s cold feet, she’s happy to stuff that little wooden heart next to her own and wait. The charm came with a promise that the right man will find her, guaranteed, but how can that happen when her teenage crush Sam O’Neal keeps getting in the way!



Sam scribbled the hamburger special on the board, carried his coffee through the front door and sat down on the step. He sent a nod across the road as the lights flicked on in Tracy’s beauty parlor. Raised his mug when Howard came out to change the pictures in the window of his real estate office, and lifted a hand to salute Jeff who was wheeling a third barbeque out to the front of his hardware store.

Over at Cy’s Deli, rumor was that Howard had his hair colored in Tracy’s back room. Some folks wondered what else went on back there, but Jeff swore everything was aboveboard, since Tracy was still carrying a torch for Stan over at the Kwik Way. Sam nodded at a passing pickup and the driver honked back. A typical Saturday morning in Schomberg, every face familiar, every name known. While it made privacy difficult and gossip a way of life, it also made it impossible to ignore the woman talking to herself in front of the post office. She wasn’t a crazy person and definitely wasn’t dangerous. She was just Molly, who had wandered off again to sit under the statue honoring Schomberg’s war heroes and read the names of her two sons, Albert and Walter. No one was surprised when Cy took her into the Deli for a coffee because everyone knew Molly’s family would be around to collect her soon enough, and she wasn’t hurting a soul.

Sam rose with his empty cup, still finding it odd that the very things that had driven him away years ago were the same things that had drawn him right back. He’d taken a risk in moving to Schomberg, gambling everything he had on a town that was still small and unsophisticated, and had only recently recognized its own charm. Subdivisions had sprouted in areas he’d last seen as farms and orchards, while outlet malls and shopping centers drew even the old-timers away from Schomberg’s main street. Yet there were people like him trying to breathe new life into the town with shops like the Looking Glass down the road and the Peanut Gallery near the highway. And of course there was the Tap Room, the most ambitious of all, with the most potential for disaster. Still, he couldn’t name a single regret or find any way to make Maxine Henley understand why.



Charmed, I'm SureCharmed, I'm Sure by Lynda Simmons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Extremely amusing, light hearted, soaked in romance, and with magic under the moonlight.
This was such a fun reading!! I literally devoured the book in a couple of hours, the plot flows with the magic that surrounds the story, both characters, Sam and Max could easily be your neighbors, they're down to earth, real and with great personalities, their chemistry is strong, you find yourself wanting to read how, when and where they're going to kiss!! The secondary characters are charming, especially Max's mother, each one brings funny and crazy situations into the story.
This is the kind of book that you read on the beach, on a lunch break or in a cloudy day with a cup of coffee and chocolate.
Highly recommended!! Grab a copy...Oh, and you're welcome *Wink-Wink*

*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lynda Simmons is a writer by day, college instructor by night and a late sleeper on weekends. She grew up in Toronto reading Greek mythology, bringing home stray cats and making up stories about bodies in the basement. From an early age, her family knew she would either end up as a writer or the old lady with a hundred cats. As luck would have it, she married a man with allergies so writing it was.

With two daughters to raise, Lynda and her husband moved into a lovely two storey mortgage in Burlington, a small city on the water just outside Toronto. While the girls are grown and gone, Lynda and her husband are still there. And yes, there is a cat – a beautiful, if spoiled, Birman. If you’d like to read the legend of Birman cats click here. If you’d like a link to allergy relief, click here.

When she’s not writing or teaching, Lynda gives serious thought to using the treadmill in her basement. Fortunately, she’s found that if she waits long enough, something urgent will pop up and save her - like a phone call or an e-mail or a whistling kettle. Or even that cat just looking for a little more attention!



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  1. Thanks for hosting, Julia, and for the fabulous review! What a great way to wrap up the week and the tour! Cheers

    1. Hi Lynda!! Thank you for your lovely comment!!! I really enjoyed the book, it's wonderful!! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

  3. Honestly, raising my daughters to be independent, thinking women has been my greatest life challenge and my greatest joy. As far as work is concerned, every accomplishment is simply a step to the next one, whatever it might be. That's what I love about writing-- the freedom to explore new avenues and areas I haven't even thought about yet. It's one of the few fields where a woman can get older and not find herself instantly irrelevant and out of work!

  4. Great review! This book sounds good. Question to the author, what inspires you? Kate.

    1. Hi Kate! Thanks for stopping by! Good luck

    2. To answer Kate's question, I'd have to say that human behaviour is what inspires me to write. Whether I find myself aghast, amused or delighted, I am never bored by the things that drive human beings to behave the way they do. Even as a little kid, I was always creating stories about people and situations, especially about the neighbours. I grew up in the city so you can imagine that my neighbourhood was filled with, shall we say, interesting people that gave a kid with a vivid imagination plenty to think about. And some of them feature prominently in my books! Cheers

  5. Love the review! I'm definitely one clicking this one. It sounds great

    1. Hi Nicole! You're not going to regret it!! Click that button!! Lol, thanks for stopping by, good luck!

    2. I agree with Julia! Click away, and please do let me know what you think of the book. Visit my website and drop me a line. There is nothing better than hearing from readers! Cheers