When the Meadows Blooms

When the Meadow Blooms by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m a loyal Ann Gabhart fan. I’ve read ALL her books! If this one isn’t her best, it’s just as good as. Calla and Sienna Rose spend two years in an orphanage – even though they aren’t orphans. Their mother isContinue reading “When the Meadows Blooms”

Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved Elizabeth Camden’s early novels, but then I read a few that didn’t interest me much. This book was a choice I picked from a reading challenge on Goodreads. I’m so glad I did! It’s a well-written story about a woman fromContinue reading “Carved in Stone”

Season of My Enemy

Season of My Enemy by Naomi Dawn Musch My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book! It’s a beautiful picture of the world of WWII seen from the American home front. Most WWII books have to deal with the battles and/or people in Europe caught in the fighting. This story is about theContinue reading “Season of My Enemy”

Boulevard of Confusion

Boulevard of Confusion by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Author Sandra Merville Hart did a great job with this sequel to Avenue of Betrayal. In fact, I liked this one better! (But you need to read these in order, for sure.) Bea – Annie’s sister from book one – travels toContinue reading “Boulevard of Confusion”

The Librarian’s Journey

The Librarian’s Journey: 4 Historical Romances by Patty Smith Hall My rating: 4 of 5 stars A historical romance collection themed around the packhorse librarians of the Great Depression. It’s a fun read. My favorite was For Such a Time by Patty Smith Hall. That story introduced the real-life character of Cason Callaway! (Great LakesContinue reading “The Librarian’s Journey”

Avenue of Betrayal

Avenue of Betrayal by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sandy Merville Hart’s Avenue of Betrayal is a look into Washington City—now known as Washington D.C.—during the early days of the American Civil War. It was a city divided, with people who were staunchly pro-Union living side-by-side with those who were fiercelyContinue reading “Avenue of Betrayal”

Angelina’s Resolve

Angelina’s Resolve by Cindy Ervin Huff My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed this “what if” story. Author Huff explains that the idea came about from “what if” Horace Greeley’s “Go west, young man!” had been answered by a group of women. And while it could have been a typical “I’m as good asContinue reading “Angelina’s Resolve”

Lumberjacks & Ladies

Lumberjacks & Ladies: 4 Historical Stories of Romance Among the Pines by Jennifer Lamont Leo My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was a really fun collection to be a part of. First, I got to write with some of my favorite authors! Second, I got to set my novella in the collection right inContinue reading “Lumberjacks & Ladies”

A Heart Adrift

A Heart Adrift by Laura Frantz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another lovely Colonial America story set at the beginning of the French and Indian War. There is nothing of the war itself in the book, but that geopolitical event is a large part of the tension for the characters. A second chance atContinue reading “A Heart Adrift”

Lost in Darkness

Lost in Darkness by Michelle Griep My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read quite a few of Michelle Griep’s books, and I have to say, this is my 2nd favorite. It’s very different, and I think that’s part of why I liked it so much. It’s not the same-old/same-old that historical romance can sometimesContinue reading “Lost in Darkness”