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5 stars for General’s Holiday, part of Pets in Space 5 by @paulinebjones #petsinspace #bookreview

Title: General’s Holiday, part of Pets in Space 5

Author: Pauline Baird Jones

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Book Blurb:

It’s time for an escape! Pets in Space® 5 is back for the fifth amazing year! Escape to new worlds with twelve of today’s top Science Fiction Romance authors. They have written 12 original, never-before-released stories filled with action, adventure, suspense, humor, and romance that will take you out of this world. The giving doesn’t stop there. For the fifth year, Pets in Space® will be donating a portion of the first month proceeds to, a non-profit charity that supports our veterans and First Responders. If you are ready to forget the world around you and make a difference while you are having fun, grab your copy before it’s gone!


Project Enterprise Series Story

By Pauline Baird Jones

A lady, a frog, and the General that wanted to be Picard…

General John Halliwell, Commander of the Project Enterprise Earth Expedition, has spent most of his time in the Garradian Galaxy being shot at and shooting back. When a mysterious and intriguing lady arrives on Kikk asking for some non-shooting help, he is intrigued enough to listen.

All Naxe has ever known is a life of hiding and providing. With the end of the war, freedom still feels further than ever. Determined to end the stalemate that threatens her people, she will break all the rules—even the one where she asks General Halliwell for help.

Of course, she should have known better. Trouble—and the shooting—starts the moment she brings the general and his team to the Scoyfol ships. It won’t matter that the enterprising General Halliwell is the first man to remind her she is a woman if they are dead! Is it possible to end the stalemate, survive the shooting, and still find a happily ever after?


Proud supporters of, Pets in Space® authors have donated over $15,300 in the past four years to help place specially trained dogs with veterans and first responders. 10% of all pre-orders and the first month’s royalties of Pets in Space® 5 will again go to Open your hearts and grab your limited release copy of Pets in Space® 5 today so together we can continue to assist this worthy charity!

My Review:

“What would Picard do?”

This is the question General Halliwell asks himself when Naxe pleads for his help. The mission is complex and rife with peril, though ironically no firepower is required. He’ll need to use all his negotiating skills to achieve the ending Naxe and the others crave. But when he discovers Naxe’s giant frog sidekick is none other than the pilot, he realizes this mission is going to be an adventure of a lifetime. Can he embrace his inner Picard and bring peace to the region all while losing his heart to the beautiful Naxe or is he in over his head?

General’s Holiday is such a wonderful science fiction romantic adventure, you’d think Gene Roddenberry wrote it. On many levels, General’s Holiday is an ode to Picard. Halliwell is equal parts Wes and Riker. He’s charming around Naxe with self-effacing inner thoughts yet well-versed in the space travel rules and regs. I connected with him right away. The chemistry between him and Naxe is immediate yet grew into romance as the plot progressed. It didn’t feel rushed or take over the plot, as some do. The mission is front and center with the romance secondary. Pauline Baird Jones is a gifted author and has penned a story any sci-fi fan would love. Plenty of action and intrigue, not to mention witty dialogue, makes this a can’t put down gem. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

USA Today Bestselling author Pauline Baird Jones never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance. Loves chocolate, bacon, flamingoes, and mid-century modern anything.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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