LINDA'S ROMANCE NOVEL REVIEWS AND AWARDS
"Linda Style writes an intriguing, fast-moving intelligent story. I'll be on the look-out for more!"
-- Linda Lael Miller
A SOLDIER'S SECRET - another Spirit Creek story
Five Stars - A warm and touching love story…
A great read! It's a touching and well developed love story between two people who like being with each other and know each other's idiosyncrasies. I especially liked the way post traumatic stress disorder is handled. It was realistic and sensitively written. It will give the reader a greater understanding of what our returning soldiers may have to deal with. A warm and touching love story! --Amazon reviewer C.S. Jones
Five Stars – A heartfelt story with an unforgettable climax!
This story is realistic and moving, emotional and satisfying. One of my favorite romance authors, Linda Style, again delivers the strong conflict, compelling characters, and realistic danger that keep her books on my must-read list. I recommend highly, this journey of the heart, where readers will fall in love with a ready-made family that is comprised of imperfect people. Loved it. Five stars!
-- Eve Paludan, author of Taking Back Tara and Letters from David
Five Stars – Exceptional quality romance
I do not usually read contemporary romance, (I prefer lots of action in my books) but this one intrigued me because of the soldier connection. The writing is stellar, the emotions gripping, and the action flashbacks realistic. Highly recommended for anyone with a heart.
-- Amazon reviewer Vijaya Schartz, author, Blasters, Guns, Swords, Romance with a Kick.
Five Stars – Beautiful story
A Soldier's Secret is a wonderful book… Linda Style's portrayal of the heroine's conflict and agonies is both skillful and powerful. A must read.
--Amazon reviewer Susan Vaughan
THE PROMISE HE MADE - from the Spirit Creek stories
4 STARS - Romantic Times Bookclub
THE MISTAKE SHE MADE – the first book in the Spirit Creek stories
4.5 STARS TOP PICK – Romantic Times nomination for best Superromance of the year. An original story – wonderfully compelling characters
Style offers an original story and wonderfully compelling characters. Linc is attractive in both his strength and his need, while Tori is remarkably complex in her desire to overcome her past.
--Romantic Times Magazine
Five Stars! A fine second chance at life thriller
THE MISTAKE SHE MADE is a fabulous romance starring a heroine who knows she cannot take back her error but wants to do whatever she can to make it easier on her victim. Linc is simplified by his condition, but the tormented Tori more than makes up for it with her anguish. The story line has a neat twist involving what really happened and a condemnation of states quick to convict with while ignoring DNA evidence as is Linc's case (until another criminal offered additional information). Fans will relish this second chance at life between the accuser and the accused.
Five Stars - Linda Style's best book so far. A must read!, the originally drawn characters are empathetic, refreshing, tender, and compassionate… the plot is quite a page-turner, with danger as a thread humming through the whole book… Six paragraphs from the ending, I read one of the best lines that I have ever read in a romance novel, something that you can carry with you, into your real love life. Well, you'll have to read it for yourself because it is not just about the destination. It is about the journey. I don't know when I have ever loved a hero and heroine as much as these two...There's nothing better in a romance novel than a double redemption that is completely manifested by the power of love.
--Author/Reviewer Eve Paludan
Five Stars - Hope, Trust, forgiveness - characteristics of lovers in a growing relationship. What if emotions are tainted with guilt, regret, and remorse by new partners? Prepare for the twists and turns that develop in an emotionally charged ending. A love story you'll want to read.
--Author/Reviewer – Sharlet Liebel
GOING FOR BROKE
An emotional story of second chances -- the chemistry is palpable and keeps the reader guessing. The richly drawn characters and sense of place and allowed this reader to feel a part of River Bluff, Texas. A lovely story I will recommend to friends and family.
--Lettetia Elsasser, NovelTalk reviews
THE MAN FROM TEXAS
Four Stars - Deep characterization and an original plot make Linda Style's THE MAN FROM TEXAS a winner!
--Romantic Times Bookclub
Five Stars - Great Story, absolutely loved it!
The Man from Texas was a treat to read. It grabbed me from page one, and took me for a wonderful ride. The story is fast-paced, and it is hard to put it down. The way the story plays out is exhilarating- as is the undeniable spark between these two. The ending is definitely a shocker, but wonderful. Every character in the story seems real, and I absolutely loved this book. Linda Style has written another great one!
--Amazon reviewer Theresa Ryan
HUSBAND AND WIFE REUNION -- COLD CASES, L.A. series (book 3)
A top notch book that keeps the reader engaged from the first page. Ms. Style creates a sharp, tight read that does not let go until the last page, and then the characters still stay in the head. Ms. Style incorporates a great plot in a well-written story that is extraordinary in every way and deserves 5 cups!
--Cherokee, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
4 1/2 STARS! Creative force Linda Style ends her dynamic COLD CASES: L.A. series with a riveting story. I felt the tension building and the urgency with each revelation until I finally closed the book with a sigh of satisfaction. Linda Style has done it again!
--Donna Zapf, Cataromance reviewer
FOUR STARS! A Riveting Story! HUSBAND AND WIFE REUNION by Linda Style is a riveting story with fresh plot appeal! The characters have depth, and the serial killer story provides an interesting background for the reconcillation of Julianna and Luke.
--Romantic Times Bookclub
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL -- COLD CASES, L.A. series (book 2)
Reviewer' Choice Award Nominee - Cataromance.com
Linda Style's novel, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, is a gem of an addition to the Cold Cases, L.A. mini-series. Brilliantly creative, Linda Style delivers an engrossing read of romance and suspense with strong characters and a beguiling plot. The conclusion had me gasping in surprise. AND JUSTICE FOR ALL is a stand alone book, but don't deprive yourself of the added enjoyment of reading the rest of the Cold Cases: L.A. Thank you, Ms. Style, for your mesmerizing books.
--Donna Zapt, Cataromance reviewer
HIS CASE, HER CHILD - the first book in the COLD CASES: L.A. series
Winner -- Orange Rose Award - Best Book of the Year
Nominated for the Golden Quill Award
"A riveting read that will leave the reader glued to the pages until the ending. Ms. Style has a flair for suspense. There were several times where I held my breath! It takes great talent to pull a reader so completely into a read that they feel a part of it! This is a push/pull relationship and two more opposite people could never be matched...but still their romance is believable...perhaps because of the different things that they have to tackle before a happy ending is found. This is the first in her new series and if this is any book to judge from, it will be a series you won't want to miss."
"Tense, suspenseful and full of surprises. The pages seem to turn by themselves When a story engages my mind as well as my emotions, then I know I am hooked. Style does a great job of both. For a good reading experience that mingles romance and a very well-written suspense story, pick up HIS CASE, HER CHILD and enjoy the ride."
-- The Romance Reader
"Exceptionally talented Linda Style has created a new series, COLD CASES: L.A., with HIS CASE, HER CHILD as the powerful premier book. I couldn't help but be partial to the no-nonsense Detective Rico Santini and feisty child advocate Macy Capshaw. Their story is fresh and contemporary and could be found in today's headlines. I was especially impressed by the way Style handles the sensitive topic of adopting and reuniting children with birth parents. I suggest you start COLD CASES: L.A. series with your own copy of HIS CASE, HER CHILD by Linda Style." --CataRomance reviews
"Great story! So intense. With strong feelings of love and betrayal. Mystery and danger...another couldn't put it down story you'll really love."
THE WITNESS -- NOMINATED FOR THE GOLDEN QUILL AWARD (book 3 in the WOMEN IN BLUE continuity series)
FIVE STARS! - Exciting police procedural - This exciting police procedural romance is the latest in the "Women in Blue" sisterhood tales. Mini-series fans will appreciate this fabulous contemporary that looks deep into the mean streets of Houston from the perspective of compassionate individuals fighting an uphill battle while finding love. -- Harriet Klausner
FIVE HEARTS! -- My immediate reaction at the end of this book was, WOW! I found the investigation intriguing and the romace touching. I have been reading this series and this is the best so far. Because each book is about a different case, it stands alone quite well. I would love to see Alex and Crista in a further story. --B. Kathy Leitle, The Romance Reader
A story you won't soon forget! Wonderful story, rich in family values, culture and tradition with love on several levels, while the characters come together to build a moving, unforgettable story. -- Rendezvous Magazine
THE WITNESS by Linda Style could easily be taken from today's headlines. The wtness is a dynamic story with a strong caring heroine and a perceptive understanding hero. Linda Style presents inner city life of gangs and police corruption in a very personal way. Accolades go to Linda Style for the very insightful book. My appetite has been whetted for more and I whole heartedly recommend THE WITNESS as a book for your keeper shelf. -- Donna at Cataromance.com reviews
Linda Style's THE WITNESS has welcome depth thanks to its focus on Crista's family life, her past and the portrayal of several classes of Latino culture. -- Romantic Times Bookclub
WHAT MADELINE WANTS
Readers will be swept away by this novel by Linda Style, who incorporates the plight of migrant workers into her romance.
-- Romantic Times Bookclub
THE MAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH
A tale of striking intensity...a compelling romance! From California to Chicago, and through the jungles of Costa Rica, author Linda Style leads the reader through a tale of striking intensity in THE MAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH. Style has a gift for creating intriguing settings and characterizations that allow the reader to escape to a world of danger, intrigue and passion. THE MAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH comes highly recommeneded. --Cindy Penn, Midwest Book Review
An exhilarating romantic suspense! Linda Style provides an exhilarating romantic suspense novel that keeps readers wondering until the end. The story line is action packed, the cast makes the plot hum, especially the return of Jillian from her role in DADDY IN THE HOUSE. The audience will feel satiated by a strong intrigue. -- Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews
Once again, Ms. Style writes with Style! If you'd already read SLOW DANCE WITH A COWBOY and DADDY IN THE HOUSE, you know Ms. Style writes highly original stories that include characters with great depth. This book is no exception. It's an exciting, heart-stopping reading experience you won't want to miss. It proves, once again, Ms. Style 'writes with style'. --Suzanne Tucker, Old Book Barn Gazette
DADDY IN THE HOUSE --
Winner of the 2002 DAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Long Contemporary of the Year.
Nominated by Affaire de Coeur for the best long contemporary of the year
Nominated for the Golden Quill Award