This was a nice collection of stories set during the same time frame, but vastly different in many other ways. I enjoyed the collection, but the stories that really stuck out at me were Amanda Barrett’s “First Comes Marriage” and MaryLu Tyndall’s “The Highwayman’s Bargain.” If you enjoy clean romance reads with engaging characters and a touch of old world charm, you really can’t go wrong with any of these novellas.
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This book is in the middle of my wheelhouse. I love everything Great Lakes and historical Great Lake settings are my favorites. The added plus is that it takes place during Colonial Times. Yeah. Win-win-win for me.
The author does a superb job of setting this story among the rough-and-tumble world of the French Voyageurs. You’ll feel the strain of the canoe paddle in your hands, the spray of Lake Superior against your face, and the turbulent waves battering your fragile vessel. Truly an experience across the pages.
Don’t miss out on this one!
This is the first book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series that I’ve read. Having read a couple of novellas by this author, I was happy to dive into this novel. It didn’t disappoint! I was transported back in time to the backcountry of Kentucky, surrounded by the magnificent landscape, and immersed in the lives of those brave pioneers who risked it all to settle the land.
Author McNear didn’t sugar-coat the experience. She drags the reader into a river, over a mountain, and keeps them looking over their shoulder for hostile natives. She also does a very good job of balancing the differences between those natives and the settlers. And one of the things I really like is the author’s notes and historical notes at the end. I love learning how much of the story was true.
Classic Jane Kirkpatrick! A well-written tale of a strong woman and the extraordinary life she lived. This one is unique in that it includes actual journal entries of Carrie Adell Strahorn. The story is a roller coaster ride of human emotions, the mountain tops and the valleys, the joys and some very candid disappointments as Carrie and her husband join the pioneers who settled the west. Well worth reading.
First note: Revell has this marketed as a historical romance. It’s not. It’s historical with a strong romantic element. There is a difference, so be aware if you’re picking this up expecting a formulaic romance. It’s not.
It’s better. The story dips into multiple points of view – not just the hero and heroine of the traditional romance – and it’s deeper and richer for it. As always, Ann Gabhart does a beautiful job fleshing out her characters and walking the reader alongside them.
The devastation of one town, the sole person who kept going through adversity such as most of us will never experience, and the way it impacted an entire town is truly amazing. A touching story based on a true historical event, you can’t go wrong picking up a copy of this book.
Those who follow my reviews know that I absolutely love the books by Laura Frantz and Jocelyn Green. Now it’s time to move Michelle Griep into that top tier of favorite historical/historical romance authors. She hit this one completely out of the park. Excellent writing. Excellent history. Excellent characters. Excellent story. Quite possibly the best book I’ve read in 2018. There’s no point in rehashing the story here, just trust me, read this one. It’s part of the “Daughters of the Mayflower” series, but you do not need to read the other books to enjoy this one. The books each stand on their own. READ THIS ONE.
This was one of those moments when I smack my forehead and wonder if there are any brain cells left. I downloaded this ebook THREE YEARS AGO and never read it. Why? Because I honestly thought I had. Then flipping through the Kindle a few days ago, I took a closer look at it. Nope. Never read it. And from one of my most-favorite authors too. #feelingstupid
Laura Frantz didn’t disappoint. (She never does.) A wonderful tale set in Colonial America with believable, likable, and relatable characters. From extremely varied backgrounds – as was often the case in Colonial America – these characters survive in a world that is still developing, still evolving, still unsure and uneasy in many ways. Lots of tension, lots of secrets, and plenty of pluck to see it all through. Thoroughly enjoyed it.