The Long Winter Ends

The Long Winter Ends by Newton G. Thomas My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bought this book to do some research on Cornish miners who immigrated to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to work in the copper mines. It’s a wonderful book for that research, with dialogue written in the full Cornish brogue so the readerContinue reading “The Long Winter Ends”

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”

The Cautious Maiden

The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book #4 in “The Everstone Chronicles” won’t disappoint the romance readers waiting for it. Full of heart-pounding romantic tension, the story unfolds to give some closure to the bad-boy of the Everstone family, Vance. Dawn Crandall did a great job of turning thisContinue reading “The Cautious Maiden”

Before the Apocalypse

Before the Apocalypse: A Young Adult Christian Suspense by Taylor Jaxon The only reason this book is classified as YA fiction, is because of the age of the main characters. But don’t kid yourself (pun intended), this book is also a great read for adults. Lots of suspense, a bit of romance, and a solidContinue reading “Before the Apocalypse”

The Bucket List Dare

The Bucket List Dare by Angela Breidenbach My rating: 4 of 5 stars A collection of stories involving four friends from college who agree to check something off their bucket lists before they turn thirty. What a fun concept! It’s hard to review collections, so I’ll do what I usually do and pick one ofContinue reading “The Bucket List Dare”

Where Two Hearts Meet

Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the second in the “Prince Edward Island Dreams” series. The first is “The Red Door Inn.” It’s not essential to read them in order, both serve well as stand-along books, but it never hurts to know more of the backstoryContinue reading “Where Two Hearts Meet”

Waves of Mercy

Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Could not put it down. This story – although it’s actually two stories told alongside each other – gripped me from page one and had me wishing it didn’t end at page 376. I think Lynn Austin left the door open for aContinue reading “Waves of Mercy”

Tangled Webs

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon My rating: 4 of 5 stars The last in the “Men of Honor” trilogy, “Tangled Webs” is a nice wrap-up of the McGregors brothers series. Plenty of drama, tension, and personal struggles to keep the reader turning each page. A little bit predictable, but worth reading for the insight intoContinue reading “Tangled Webs”

Mattie’s Pledge

Mattie’s Pledge by Jan Drexler My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ll admit I’m growing a bit weary of Amish books in general, but Jan Drexler has gone back in time and gives us an account of the Amish in the mid-1800s. “Mattie’s Pledge” continues the story started in “Hannah’s Choice.” There are a lotContinue reading “Mattie’s Pledge”

A Lady Unrivaled

A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White My rating: 4 of 5 stars Great finish to the series! I enjoyed seeing all the previous characters come back for a final appearance. “Ladies of the Manor” is definitely a series to read in the proper order. “The Lost Heiress”┬áis first, then “The Reluctant Duchess.” In “AContinue reading “A Lady Unrivaled”