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”

This Road We Traveled

This Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another wonderful story based on real pioneers who suffered to build the United States of America. Jane Kirkpatrick brings these characters to life in her own insightful way. The reader journeys with the characters, surviving things we present-day hot-house lilies would not.Continue reading “This Road We Traveled”

The Lazarus File

The Lazarus File by Donn E. Taylor My rating: 4 of 5 stars Political intrigue isn’t generally my favorite read, but this one caught my eye. It’s set back in the 1970s, so that’s a bit of a twist. No cell phones. No computers. (Anyone else remember this as the good old days?) Back whenContinue reading “The Lazarus File”

The Bonfires of Beltane

The Bonfires of Beltane by Mark E. Fisher My rating: 4 of 5 stars This story is set WAY BACK in time, before the Middle Ages, in ancient Ireland. The hero, Taran mac Teague, rebels against the Druids and their demonic gods. He’s banished from his clan’s island and set adrift to die at sea.Continue reading “The Bonfires of Beltane”

A Heart Most Certain

A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears My rating: 5 of 5 stars An unabashedly Christian story that isn’t preachy, unrealistic, or predictable. The characters are flawed, not perfect, and not every loose end winds up in a tidy bow. Well done, Melissa Jagears! Lydia King comes from what we’d call today a “dysfunctional” familyContinue reading “A Heart Most Certain”

To Follow Her Heart

To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino My rating: 4 of 5 stars The final book in The Southold Chronicles, “To Follow Her Heart” wraps up the story of the Horton family. I highly recommend that you read these stories in order. “A Place in His Heart” and “To Capture Her Heart” are books oneContinue reading “To Follow Her Heart”

Honor Redeemed

Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another enjoyable historical romance by Christine Johnson! This is book two of her “Keys of Promise” series. One doesn’t need to read “Love’s Rescue” to enjoy “Honor Redeemed,” but since the characters of the first book reappear in the second, it will give moreContinue reading “Honor Redeemed”


Courageous by Dina L. Sleiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another exciting adventure from Dina Sleiman. This is book three of her “Valiant Hearts” series and I’m hoping we’ll see a book four. (Because we need to know what’s happening to Sadie next, right?) The first is “Dauntless.” The second is “Chivalrous.” All areContinue reading “Courageous”