At Love’s Command

At Love’s Command by Karen Witemeyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars I bought this book to read after seeing the social media flap about it. I couldn’t imagine half of the vitriol I was reading was true. It wasn’t. Other than the book starts with the massacre at Wounded Knee, nothing about the storyContinue reading “At Love’s Command”

Hell-Bent on Blessings

Hell-Bent on Blessings by Heather Blanton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I grew up watching westerns on TV like The Wild, Wild West and Bonanza and Gunsmoke. If you did too, you’re going to enjoy Heather Blanton’s books. And if you didn’t – you young whippersnappers – you need to read a few andContinue reading “Hell-Bent on Blessings”

Behind Love’s Wall

Behind Love’s Wall by Carrie Fancett Pagels My rating: 5 of 5 stars Behind Love’s Wall takes the reader on a double journey of intrigue and romance on Michigan’s Mackinac Island. Author Carrie Fancett Pagels does a well-balanced job in this dual-timeline story. From 1895 to 2020, the setting of the famous Grand Hotel immersesContinue reading “Behind Love’s Wall”

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”

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”

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”

The Thief of Blackfriars Lane

The Thief of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle GriepMy rating: 4 of 5 stars My favorite thing about this book is the characters. Kit is spunky and independent, as non-conformist as they come. Jackson is straight-laced and loyal, with a heart for justice. They come together with all the sparks you’d imagine. Their banter is wittyContinue reading “The Thief of Blackfriars Lane”