The Refuge

The Refuge by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m a huge fan of Ann Gabhart’s Shaker books. I’ve liked them all. This one, however, might be my favorite. Ann does a great job of making the Shakers real in her stories. It would be so easy to make them cartoonish withContinue reading “The Refuge”

Lord of Her Heart

Lord of Her Heart by Sherrinda Ketchersid My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love a good medieval read! What’s more romantic than knights, fair ladies, and castles? Sherrinda Ketchersid nails all of that, plus a bit of mystery, a dash of danger, and a hearty sprinkling of humor. This is not a dark, gothicContinue reading “Lord of Her Heart”

Beauty in Battle

Beauty in Battle by Robin Patchen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Be sure to first┬áread “Beauty in Flight” and “Beauty in Hiding.” Here’s the thrilling ending to the series! Harper’s secret is out and Jack is standing by her side, but Derrick is still lurking “out there” somewhere and there’s another someone from theContinue reading “Beauty in Battle”

Beauty in Hiding

Beauty in Hiding by Robin Patchen My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Beauty in Hiding” picks up right where “Beauty in Flight” left off. Harper and Jack are thrown together more, and Jack is suspicious and intrigued by the beauty and her confused grandfather. Tensions ramp up as Derrick’s life is threatened by his evilContinue reading “Beauty in Hiding”

Sand Creek Serenade

Sand Creek Serenade by Jennifer Uhlarik My rating: 5 of 5 stars A deeply moving story set against the backdrop of a tragic moment in U.S. history. Even amid turmoil, however, love can blossom. When a young female doctor meets a Cheyenne brave, both their worlds expand. However, it’s a dangerous time to be onContinue reading “Sand Creek Serenade”

Songbird and the Spy

Songbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesielski My rating: 5 of 5 stars Romance with a healthy dose of intrigue that will keep you turning the pages. A young American music student is caught behind the lines in occupied France during WWII. Her French relatives try to shield her, but she winds up alone andContinue reading “Songbird and the Spy”

The Midwife’s Tale

The Midwife’s Tale by Delia Parr My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed this tale by Delia Parr, an author I haven’t read before. The characters are engaging, the setting is very well done, the research into the topic was obvious but didn’t overpower the story. It included a twist that I sort ofContinue reading “The Midwife’s Tale”

Beauty in Flight

Beauty in Flight by Robin Patchen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Robin Patchen has brought out another book that kept me turning the pages! Harper isn’t someone I could identify with in any way other than Patchen’s magic in bringing such a character to life. A woman who has made so many truly terribleContinue reading “Beauty in Flight”

A Rush of Wings

A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heitzmann My rating: 4 of 5 stars I don’t read many contemporary novels anymore but this one was recommended to me, and I enjoyed it. It has a nice mix of suspense, mystery, and romance. I connected with the characters pretty well, and the author kept me guessing asContinue reading “A Rush of Wings”

A Cast of Stones

A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book has been in my to-read ebook file for almost 4 years. I think I dragged my feet on it because I knew it was the first of a series, and I never felt I had the time to devoteContinue reading “A Cast of Stones”