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”

A Powerful Secret

A Powerful Secret by Kevin Leman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Wonderful middle story of this trilogy! I liked it even better than the first book, “A Perfect Ambition,” BUT you need to read them in order. And I’m already looking forward to book 3 coming out in the fall. Sean is the middleContinue reading “A Powerful Secret”

A Perfect Ambition

A Perfect Ambition by Kevin Leman My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I picked “A Powerful Secret” to review, I didn’t realize it was book two of a series. I read the opening chapters and knew I had to back up and read book one. “A Perfect Ambition” is book one. Will Worthington wasContinue reading “A Perfect Ambition”

A Treasure Concealed

A Treasure Concealed by Tracie Peterson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Emily Carver wants what most young women in 1895 want, a husband and a home of her own. She’s disenchanted with the life she’s grown up in, following her father from mining camp to mining camp in search for a treasure of goldContinue reading “A Treasure Concealed”

The Red Door Inn

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I couldn’t put it down. The story was a roller coaster of emotions. Three hurting people brought together by their individual losses to build a dream. Marie Carrington is hurting and lost when Jack Sloane meets her at the ferry landing. HeContinue reading “The Red Door Inn”

Joshua’s Mission

Joshua’s Mission by Vannetta Chapman My rating: 4 of 5 stars The publisher calls this novel a romance, but it has a lot more in it than the typical romance does. Many of the main characters are Amish, but it’s not your typical Amish book either. I found it very refreshing! Joshua Kline’s younger brotherContinue reading “Joshua’s Mission”