Always, Abby

Always, Abby by Linda S. Glaz My rating: 4 of 5 stars This story follows “With Eyes of Love” by Linda S. Glaz, but it reads nicely as a stand-alone as well. Barbara’s younger sister, Abby, writes to Will Judge the entire time he serves in WWII. Letter by letter, she falls a little moreContinue reading “Always, Abby”

Murder Comes by Mail

Murder Comes by Mail by A.H. Gabhart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another fine mystery from Ann Gabhart! The characters from Hidden Springs are back for another round of who-done-it. Deputy Michael Keane is wondering why he ever thought Hidden Springs was a sleepy like town. He saves a man from jumping off aContinue reading “Murder Comes by Mail”

The Quieting

The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher My rating: 4 of 5 stars Abigail Stoltzfus is not your typical Amish girl. She’s blunt, one-track minded, overly-organized, and certainly too literal for most. But there’s someone for everyone, even if Abigail doesn’t realize it … yet. David Stoltzfus needs help. His church is crumbling, his house isContinue reading “The Quieting”

Hearts Tightly Knit

Hearts Tightly Knit by Jodie Wolfe My rating: 4 of 5 stars Twin sisters Ellie and Mae have been through a lot. Orphaned at a young age, they were split up a couple of times, but always came back together. As a result, they pledged to never be separated again. But neither expected a handsomeContinue reading “Hearts Tightly Knit”

Rumors and Promises

Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sophie Biddle has few expectations when she arrives in Stone Creek. She and 2-year-old Caira need a place to live and an income. Taking the job at a boarding house will fit both needs. Shelter, food, and enough money to purchase material toContinue reading “Rumors and Promises”

The Magnolia Duchess

The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White My rating: 4 of 5 stars The long-awaited third book in the “Gulf Coast Chronicles” does not disappoint. Beth White takes us back to the bayous during the end of the war of 1812. Lots of really good history in this one. Fiona Lanier lives with her uncle, brother,Continue reading “The Magnolia Duchess”

The Lost Heiress

The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White My rating: 5 of 5 stars An epic novel filled with marvelous characters and layers of story that keep you turning the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I’d read the second book in the series, “The Reluctant Duchess“, first. Loved that one too, but I wishContinue reading “The Lost Heiress”

The Singing Quilt

The Singing Quilt by Kathi Macias My rating: 3 of 5 stars Jolissa Montoya lives an isolated life with an uncle who is verbally abusive and a stammer than makes talking almost impossible. When her job is cut from full-time to part-time, she wanders into a local church for the first time and meets EvaContinue reading “The Singing Quilt”

The Reluctant Duchess

The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White My rating: 5 of 5 stars I thought I had read book one of this series, “The Lost Heiress.” In fact, I could have sworn I did! Nope. But it didn’t hinder my enjoyment of “The Reluctant Duchess” at all. This read just fine as a stand-alone novel.Continue reading “The Reluctant Duchess”

What Happened on Beale Street

What Happened on Beale Street by Mary Ellis My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the second book in the “Secrets of the South Mysteries” series. There are actually two mysteries to be solved in this one. Private investigator Nicki Price and her cousin/boss Nate Price are back on the job. When an oldContinue reading “What Happened on Beale Street”