Butterfly Cottage

Butterfly Cottage by Carrie Fancett Pagels My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you enjoy women’s fiction that is uplifting instead of gloomy, this is your book. Told in three points of view, it explores the lives of a grandmother, a daughter, and a granddaughter with their generational differences, challenges, and goals. It’s heartwarming andContinue reading “Butterfly Cottage”

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”

All Manner of Things

All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was given a copy of this book by a friend, so I had no expectations going into it. I haven’t read any books by Susie Finkbeiner before and didn’t even know what genre this was when I opened the cover. (IContinue reading “All Manner of Things”

Practically Married

Practically Married by Karin Beery My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book! It’s a modern marriage of convenience story that works because the characters are engaging, practical, and have their personal issues to deal with. Loved the setting of Northern Michigan – of course! – but part of the story was setContinue reading “Practically Married”

We Hope for Better Things

We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels My rating: 4 of 5 stars This story is actually the tale of three different women from three different times. Mary lives during the Civil War and deals with the fallout of an absentee husband, a farm to run, and helping escaped slaves. Nora lives during theContinue reading “We Hope for Better Things”

I Heard the Bells

I Heard the Bells by Angela K. Couch My rating: 4 of 5 stars A good Christmas story with a heartfelt message. Perfect to pick up and read this holiday season. The novella is a quick read that will stick with you after you’re done. Angela Couch is a wonderful author who brings her charactersContinue reading “I Heard the Bells”

Everything She Didn’t Say

Everything She Didn’t Say by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Classic Jane Kirkpatrick! A well-written tale of a strong woman and the extraordinary life she lived. This one is unique in that it includes actual journal entries of Carrie Adell Strahorn. The story is a roller coaster ride of human emotions, theContinue reading “Everything She Didn’t Say”

Generous Lies

Generous Lies by Robin Patchen My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is book three in Robin Patchen’s “Hidden Truth” series. They are all good! One of the things I love about this one is that it tackles the very timely – and scary for parents – issue of teenage drug addiction. Opioid addiction isContinue reading “Generous Lies”

Twisted Lies

Twisted Lies by Robin Patchen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Here’s “the rest of the story” on Nate Boyle from book #1, Convenient Lies. (Which is good, because I really, really liked him in that book.) In true Patchen fashion, the story peels back its layers amid intrigue, sometimes gut-wrenching emotion, and danger. AContinue reading “Twisted Lies”

Convenient Lies

Convenient Lies by Robin Patchen My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you like international intrigue with a strong romantic element, this is the book for you. It’s got danger, a handsome hero, a perplexing villain, a body count, and a heroine you’ll be cheering on throughout the book. Reagan McAdams returns to her oldContinue reading “Convenient Lies”