A Heart Adrift

A Heart Adrift by Laura Frantz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another lovely Colonial America story set at the beginning of the French and Indian War. There is nothing of the war itself in the book, but that geopolitical event is a large part of the tension for the characters. A second chance atContinue reading “A Heart Adrift”

Lost in Darkness

Lost in Darkness by Michelle Griep My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read quite a few of Michelle Griep’s books, and I have to say, this is my 2nd favorite. It’s very different, and I think that’s part of why I liked it so much. It’s not the same-old/same-old that historical romance can sometimesContinue reading “Lost in Darkness”

To Rescue the Republic

To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 by Bret Baier My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve been fascinated by the Civil War since Jr. High. I’ve read widely on the subject, and so it’s always fun when I stumble across a new book that adds somethingContinue reading “To Rescue the Republic”

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”

Mysteries of the Messiah – GIVEAWAY!

Mysteries of the Messiah: Unveiling Divine Connections from Genesis to Today by Jason SobelMy rating: 4 of 5 stars If you love biblical numerology, you’re going to LOVE this book! But if you’re like me, numbers begin to sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher in your head, mawaw-waw-wawam. But there is plenty in here besides theContinue reading “Mysteries of the Messiah – GIVEAWAY!”

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”

Along a Storied Trail

Along a Storied Trail by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another Ann Gabhart classic tale of adventure and love in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Ride along with Tansy Calhoun as she delivers books to those who live up in the hills as part of the Packhorse Librarians during the GreatContinue reading “Along a Storied Trail”

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”

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”