Veiled in Smoke

Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars I bought this book *months* ago, but I’m so behind on my reading. I don’t know if it’s Covid or what, but I have read fewer books this year than any year I can remember. Here’s hoping 2021 reverses that trend! A goodContinue reading “Veiled in Smoke”

Lessons on Love

Lessons on Love: 4 Schoolteachers Find More Than They Bargained for in Their Contracts by Susanne Dietze My rating: 5 of 5 stars Four novellas with school teachers for the heroines, but all four are very different stories. I enjoyed all of them!

The Four Swans

The Four Swans by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars I think Winston Graham’s writing just gets better and better in these books. This one had more setting than some of the other books did. I really enjoyed that aspect of it. The characters were alive and intriguing. I could “see” the TVContinue reading “The Four Swans”

Dorothy and Jack

Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis by Gina Dalfonzo My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you enjoy either or both of these authors, this is a book worth reading. Their friendship was unique, deep, and occasionally contentious when their opinions on a subject clashed. But asContinue reading “Dorothy and Jack”

Socks a la Carte

Socks a la Carte: Pick and Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Way by Jonelle Raffino My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve been knitting socks for *years,* but I bought this book because the idea of it was intriguing. I bought a used copy for a good price … and was glad I did.Continue reading “Socks a la Carte”

The Black Moon

The Black Moon by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my favorite of the Poldark books so far. It was written twenty years after book 4, and the author had obviously grown in his craft. Writing styles were also changing during this time, so the book reads a bit more likeContinue reading “The Black Moon”

The Lost Lieutenant

The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch My rating: 4 of 5 stars A delightful tale of a man who has both a title and a wife thrust upon him by forces beyond his control. Both of the main characters in this book were interesting and engaging. The setting was brought to life in detail thatContinue reading “The Lost Lieutenant”

The House at the End of the Moor

The House at the End of the Moor by Michelle Griep My rating: 3 of 5 stars A good story set in 1860s England. It’s told from three points of view, the hero, the heroine, and a villain, which makes it different from most romance stories. The heroine is written in 1st person point ofContinue reading “The House at the End of the Moor”

An Appalachian Summer

An Appalachian Summer by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yet another wonderful story from Ann Gabhart! In this book, she takes us back to Hyden with the Frontier Nursing Service. This time we meet a debutant fresh from her coming-out ball who winds up mucking stalls in the Appalachian Mountains whileContinue reading “An Appalachian Summer”

The King’s Mercy

The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. The subject matter was all over the place with Scottish Jacobites and Colonial America, slavery and Native Americans. I had a little trouble following it all in the beginning, but once past that, itContinue reading “The King’s Mercy”