I became hooked on Pamela Morsi’s novels back in 1991 when she was an author of historical romances. I snatched up her books as fast as they hit the store shelves and devoured them in one sitting.
Then, in 2002, Ms. Morsi shifted from historical to contemporary romance. I admit, I was skeptical. In the past when favorite authors of mine switched from one genre to another, I discovered I didn’t particularly care for the books in the new genre. But since I loved Ms. Morsi’s writing so much, I gave in and bought Doing Good and all I can say is WOW! Ms. Morsi completely and totally blew me away with the emotional depth and amazing story line of Doing Good. To this day, she continues to astound me with her powerful and compelling stories and I still buy her books on release day, clear my schedule and sit down to read them cover to cover.
While I love all of her books, two recent novels of her stand out in my mind, and I heartily recommend them:
Title: Last Dance at the Jitterbug Lounge
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Relationships
Length: 448 pages
Jack and Claire Crabtree were once happily married, but separate interests have left each one dancing to their own tune. She refuses to move into the brand-new house he built for the family. He spends too much time at work with a colleague whom she considers a threat to any man’s fidelity. When Jack is summoned back to Oklahoma to see his ailing grandpa Bud, Claire only makes the trip at the last minute.
Bud and Geri Crabtree danced through life together for seventy years as friends, lovers and devoted spouses. They always knew what mattered most in life—and the laughter and tears come naturally when their family gathers together. And if Jack and Claire can remember the bond they once shared, they might be able to rediscover what’s wonderful about love.…
Title: Red’s Hot Honky-Tonk Bar
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Unruly Red knows she’s no one’s idea of a sweet old granny. But with one long-distance phone call, the fortysomething bar owner with the tattoos and tight jeans is suddenly responsible for two young grandchildren she hardly knows.
Red’s rowdy friends, late-night lifestyle and tiny apartment above her San Antonio saloon definitely aren’t kidproof. And Red’s pretty sure the hot young fiddle player she’s been dallying with will run for the hills when he learns she has a daughter, let alone grandkids.
But Red is about to learn that age doesn’t necessarily come with wisdom. That a nine-year-old girl can be as exacting as the strictest parent. That the school of hard knocks never had bake sales. And that her boy toy is more of an adult than she is.
If you haven’t discovered Pamela Morsi, you are missing out on a truly gifted writer.