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Love on Laird Avenue - Not To Be Missed!!!

posted Feb 10, 2012, 4:12 PM by Cindy A Christiansen   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 4:14 PM ]

Love can blossom out of the strangest of things, such as home renovation. "Love on Laird Ave" tells of Tatum Stewart, who is making her own way in life in her own new home. But some things aren't going as well, as she calls in a renovation expert. They hit it off all too well, but greed and old owners come around after her and may make her cozy new home a little bit of hell. "Love on Laird Ave" is a fine and much recommended read, not to be missed.

Midwest Book Review
Helen Dumont – Reviewer

Love on Laird Avenue: Funny and Heart-warming

posted Feb 10, 2012, 8:55 AM by Cindy A Christiansen   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 8:55 AM ]

This author has done a fine job of offering readers a plot that's filled with fun, plus a bull mastiff puppy that you will never forget.  This story has some extremely funny and heart-warming scenes.  Although this is a very tender romance, the plot also serves up some surprises.

Romantic Times Book Reviews
Amy Lignor

Love on Laird Avenue: Finest Comedy in a Long Time

posted Feb 3, 2012, 11:43 AM by Cindy A Christiansen   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 6:30 PM ]


This is one of the finest comedies I’ve read in a long while. The wit flows naturally from the characters. And though this book is written with a whimsical voice, the social message is nonetheless poignant to the times. I highly recommend it. This is definitely a keeper.



Tatum Stewart struggles against her rich domineering father to prove her own self-worth in a profession not dear to her heart. In her heart she yearns to be a painter, although her father convinces her she has no natural talent.  In her determination to make him proud of her, she buys a 1911 bungalow in which to begin her own computer business.

Ryan Bulldarren, the renovation specialist, the well-built handyman, the Adonis, she hires to reconstruct her recently purchased dream house, cum nightmare, drives her to distraction. She realizes he is a gifted man at what he does… except in the eyes of his overly criticizing older brother.

While his brother recovers in the hospital from a skiing accident, Ryan is left to run the restoration business of older homes on his own. He has his talents, but paper work is not on the list. He struggles to make a viable bid on Tatum’s proposed work. His biggest problem is that he can’t think straight when confronted by his new, sexy employer.

To top off their independent struggles to succeed, is a mysterious someone trying to locate a treasure hidden in the basement of the one-time Prohibition bootlegger. This suspenseful seamlessly crafted book is a delightful read. I know you’ll love it.

Conger Books Reviews

JoEllen Conger

Love on Laird Avenue: Keeps You Hooked

posted Feb 3, 2012, 11:39 AM by Cindy A Christiansen   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 6:31 PM ]

Love on Laird Avenue is a romantic comedy that is a great piece of work by the up and coming author Cindy A. Christiansen. Love on Laird Avenue follows two characters, Tatum Stewart and Ryan Bulldarren, through a comedic and increasingly romantic chain of events that circulates around what appears on the surface to be simply a series of household repairs and these two people trying to escape the oppressive influences of family members with quite a bit of comedy and some potential romance but beneath this is actually a series of events that threatens Tatum’s safety as a gangster tries to direct and control them so that he can claim what he feels is his rightful inheritance of prohibition period riches hidden by his mob boss grandfather in the basement of Tatum’s rustic home. Ryan turns out to be more than a talented repair man; he becomes Tatum’s only source of hope and protection as events unravel around her. The characters are almost instantly at each others throats in frustration, passion, and eventually love in what is a well written and fun story.


Overall this story has a good basis for its comedic nature and for me just the right amount of romantic/love interactions (for some this may not be enough). The story has the right amount of complexity to be funny and interesting, and the characters are continually changing, humorous, and fun to follow to see what will happen next. Also great is that the book isn’t really predictable and keeps you hooked with each new twist and turn.


This is a great book, and worth the read if you enjoy the romantic comedy genre.

Christopher A. Williams

The Book Reviewers

Love on Laird Avenue: Great Book!

posted Feb 3, 2012, 11:36 AM by Cindy A Christiansen   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 6:31 PM ]

Love on Laird Avenue is truly a comical story from beginning until the end. I loved that the author included a history to the house especially a little gangster mob story. Ryan is so funny in so many scenes it is hard to not like him. He’s funny, adorable and gorgeous; everything Tatum needs in a man to love her. Great book.

Manic Readers Reviews

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