Stars of Alabama

Stars of Alabama by Sean Dietrich My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love Sean Dietrich’s blog posts. They are insightful, touching, and well worth reading, so I was excited to be able to preview this upcoming release. It’s typical for his style of writing. While it is a full book, it reads a lotContinue reading “Stars of Alabama”

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”

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”

Les Misérables

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo My rating: 3 of 5 stars How can anyone give just three stars to a classic like Les Misérables? When it takes an avid reader almost six weeks to slog through it. Yes, I love the story! Who doesn’t? But the writing is not only old-world writing, it’s positively sloggy.Continue reading “Les Misérables”

The Blessed

The Blessed by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve enjoyed all of Ann Gabhart’s shaker books and couldn’t believe I’d missed one … but I had! So I grabbed a copy and read it in a couple of days. As usual, it was full of the characters who had not alwaysContinue reading “The Blessed”

A Bound Heart

A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another wonderful story by Laura Frantz. This one lands the readers on Scotland’s craggy coastline and then sweeps them out to sea to find hope on distant shores. A delightful blend of cultural norms and national loyalties that clash with the harsh realitiesContinue reading “A Bound Heart”

The Deepest Sigh

The Deepest Sigh by Naomi Dawn Musch My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. I don’t know what I expected in this book, but I was engrossed from start to finish. The characters didn’t let me go even after I’d shut the book. They are deep, complex, and achingly human with their hopes, dreams, faults,Continue reading “The Deepest Sigh”

Mist O’er the Voyageur

Mist O’er the Voyageur by Naomi Musch My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is in the middle of my wheelhouse. I love everything Great Lakes and historical Great Lake settings are my favorites. The added plus is that it takes place during Colonial Times. Yeah. Win-win-win for me. The author does a superbContinue reading “Mist O’er the Voyageur”

A Heart for Freedom

A Heart For Freedom by Janet S. Grunst My rating: 5 of 5 stars A beautiful follow-up to “A Heart Set Free.” This non-traditional romance follows the married couple, Matthew and Heather Stewart. Their happily-ever-after is challenged by the turmoil of the American Revolution. Can they and their marriage survive in the midst of suchContinue reading “A Heart for Freedom”

The Captured Bride

The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep My rating: 5 of 5 stars Those who follow my reviews know that I absolutely love the books by Laura Frantz and Jocelyn Green. Now it’s time to move Michelle Griep into that top tier of favorite historical/historical romance authors. She hit this one completely out of the park.Continue reading “The Captured Bride”