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Lady in the Mist

Lady in the Mist (The Midwives, #1)Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has moldered in my Kindle for years – literally – and I finally opened it. So glad I did! I enjoy stories about midwives, and this one didn’t disappoint. Set shortly after the Revolutionary War, it’s full of angst and distrust between the Americans and the British with the British Navy stealing American men and pressing them into service to the Crown. Good story!

 

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Practically Married

Practically MarriedPractically 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 set in Florida as well. Another thing I loved was that the author brought in multiple minor characters of all ages. Kids go a long way toward making a story real and relatable. I lost sleep for a couple of nights. It was very hard to put down.

 

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Legacy Restored

Legacy Restored (The Legacy Series, #2)Legacy Restored by Robin Patchen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Classic Robin Patchen! Plenty of unexpected things happen when an ex-con and an artist team up – accidentally – to bring down a murderer. Loved the characters in this one. He’s broody and temperamental, the quintessential artist. She’s independent and insecure, an interesting combination. Together, they’ll keep you turning the pages.

 

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The Wood’s Edge

The Wood's Edge (The Pathfinders, #1)The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t know why it took me so long to read a book by Lori Benton. But I’m glad I finally did! This story is a rich tapestry of the era peopled with characters who will draw you into their world. Benton does a very credible job – and it’s a difficult one – of balancing the relationship between white settlers and natives. Too many authors want to make the former all evil and the latter all saints. Benton didn’t do that. Her characters are all true-to-life with warts and all. That’s what makes it easy to slip into sync with them as you read. I highly recommend this on to all readers who enjoy historical romance at its best.

 

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Fire by Night

Fire by Night (Refiner's Fire, #2)Fire by Night by Lynn Austin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I always enjoy Lynn Austin’s books, so this one was no surprise. It wasn’t her easiest book to get into, it wasn’t that it started slowly, but more that I had a harder time connecting with the main heroine. She wasn’t very likable. But stick with her because her character arc is really something! I absolutely loved her by the end. The other main female character was more fascinating from the start. They are as different as chalk from cheese, but both really interesting characters. So worth reading!

 

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America’s First Daughter

America's First DaughterAmerica’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very interesting and entertaining story! Based on true history, there is – of course – quite a bit of filling in between the lines of what is known. But the authors did a great job of keeping the story moving through all the historic bits.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2019 in Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

 

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The Witness Tree

The Witness TreeThe Witness Tree by Denise Weimer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fascinating and engaging story about a historic time and place that isn’t often showcased in fiction. I was captivated by the characters from the very start. The lifestyle of the Moravians is something I knew just a little about. Their interaction with the natives – both positive and negative – kept me reading until late into the night. And – of course – the romance didn’t hurt either!

 

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