Love Happens at Sweetheart Farm

Love Happens At Sweetheart Farm by Dalyn Weller My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a sweet romance with engaging characters, a beautiful setting, and is suitable for anyone who enjoys a lighthearted story. But it also delivers deeper truths while touching on some timely societal issues. Lexi is a young woman with determinationContinue reading “Love Happens at Sweetheart Farm”

Journey to ChiYah

Journey to ChiYah by Kimberly Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Let me say upfront, if you assumed from the title that this book is a fantasy about an alternate China, it’s not. Yeah. That threw me too. Journey to ChiYah is an allegory, like a modern-day Pilgrim’s Progress. Admittedly, not my normal typeContinue reading “Journey to ChiYah”

The Scarlet Pen

The Scarlet Pen by Jennifer Uhlarik My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a true-crime story woven into a historical fiction novel. I’m a fan of author Jennifer Uhlarik, so no surprise that I liked it, but there was a lot to like. The characters were believable and relatable, not perfect. The Christian faithContinue reading “The Scarlet Pen”

Butterfly Cottage

Butterfly Cottage by Carrie Fancett Pagels My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you enjoy women’s fiction that is uplifting instead of gloomy, this is your book. Told in three points of view, it explores the lives of a grandmother, a daughter, and a granddaughter with their generational differences, challenges, and goals. It’s heartwarming andContinue reading “Butterfly Cottage”

Avoiding Marriage

Avoiding Marriage: A Practically Married Novella by Karin Beery My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a fun read! I love it when minor characters from one book are brought back and fleshed out into their own stories. It’s even better when a not-so-admired character comes back to redeem themselves. You don’t need toContinue reading “Avoiding Marriage”

Bent Tree Bride

Bent Tree Bride by Denise Weimer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love this type of story! Lots of real history, a healthy sprinkling of historical characters, and woven all through it, a beautiful love story filled with all the angst and danger and difficulty that keeps the reader turning each page. A clashContinue reading “Bent Tree Bride”

Undaunted Hope

Undaunted Hope by Jody HedlundMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved this story! Full disclosure, I’ve been to this lighthouse and love the setting, so it would have had to be a real goose egg for me not to like it, but I more than liked it. The characters are diverse and interesting, the plotContinue reading “Undaunted Hope”

A Dance in Donegal

A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is Jennifer Deibel’s debut novel and it won’t be the last of hers that I read. A delightful tale full of the textures of Ireland. The author has lived there – obviously – and really brought the reader onto its emeraldContinue reading “A Dance in Donegal”

The Moonlight School

The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods Fisher My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love stories with real history and real historical characters woven seamlessly throughout the story. This is one of those! I had to stop myself from turning to the back to see if this or that was fact or fiction. I preferContinue reading “The Moonlight School”

Tidewater Bride

Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of Laura Frantz. I’ve read all of her books and there isn’t a clunker in the bunch. However, this one is easily in the top four. I think she hit her stride here in the Tidewater. Wonderful characters,Continue reading “Tidewater Bride”