A Heart Most Certain

A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears My rating: 5 of 5 stars An unabashedly Christian story that isn’t preachy, unrealistic, or predictable. The characters are flawed, not perfect, and not every loose end winds up in a tidy bow. Well done, Melissa Jagears! Lydia King comes from what we’d call today a “dysfunctional” familyContinue reading “A Heart Most Certain”

To Follow Her Heart

To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino My rating: 4 of 5 stars The final book in The Southold Chronicles, “To Follow Her Heart” wraps up the story of the Horton family. I highly recommend that you read these stories in order. “A Place in His Heart” and “To Capture Her Heart” are books oneContinue reading “To Follow Her Heart”

Honor Redeemed

Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another enjoyable historical romance by Christine Johnson! This is book two of her “Keys of Promise” series. One doesn’t need to read “Love’s Rescue” to enjoy “Honor Redeemed,” but since the characters of the first book reappear in the second, it will give moreContinue reading “Honor Redeemed”


Courageous by Dina L. Sleiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another exciting adventure from Dina Sleiman. This is book three of her “Valiant Hearts” series and I’m hoping we’ll see a book four. (Because we need to know what’s happening to Sadie next, right?) The first is “Dauntless.” The second is “Chivalrous.” All areContinue reading “Courageous”

Like a River From Its Course

Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are so many single words that can describe this book. Deep. Gripping. Raw. Powerful. It’s all of those things. This is the type of story that brings history to life in a way we comprehend it at its mostContinue reading “Like a River From Its Course”

No Way Up

No Way Up by Mary Connealy My rating: 5 of 5 stars Typical Mary Connealy book … which is to say that I loved it! Sadie Boden is the boss’s daughter but she doesn’t want to live on the family ranch. Neither does her oldest brother, Cole. But their father is calling the shots. Sadie,Continue reading “No Way Up”

Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hannah Dandridge has always been the dutiful daughter, raising her young half-siblings as her own when their mother died. Leaving her beau behind when her father moved them all from Mississippi to Texas. Doing what was expected of her. But now her fatherContinue reading “Chasing the Sun”

Bride by Necessity

Bride by Necessity by Linda S. Glaz My rating: 3 of 5 stars When Payton Whittard’s parents are killed in a carriage accident, she’s lost all the family she knows. When their cottage is burned to the ground. She’s lost everything. Jonathon Lambrick, as master of Kent Park, feels responsible for his long-time tenant’s daughter.Continue reading “Bride by Necessity”

From This Moment

From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m a big Elizabeth Camden fan. I’ve loved all of her books to date. But I just couldn’t get into this one from the start. The characters didn’t appeal to me. I’m not even sure why, but they didn’t hold my interest. IfContinue reading “From This Moment”

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”