Like a River From Its Course

Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are so many single words that can describe this book. Deep. Gripping. Raw. Powerful. It’s all of those things. This is the type of story that brings history to life in a way we comprehend it at its mostContinue reading “Like a River From Its Course”

No Way Up

No Way Up by Mary Connealy My rating: 5 of 5 stars Typical Mary Connealy book … which is to say that I loved it! Sadie Boden is the boss’s daughter but she doesn’t want to live on the family ranch. Neither does her oldest brother, Cole. But their father is calling the shots. Sadie,Continue reading “No Way Up”


Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel My rating: 3 of 5 stars Interesting look at the problems of navigation regarding finding longitude in the mid-late 1700s. I learned quite a bit from this book, mostly that I knew very little aboutContinue reading “Longitude”

Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hannah Dandridge has always been the dutiful daughter, raising her young half-siblings as her own when their mother died. Leaving her beau behind when her father moved them all from Mississippi to Texas. Doing what was expected of her. But now her fatherContinue reading “Chasing the Sun”

Bride by Necessity

Bride by Necessity by Linda S. Glaz My rating: 3 of 5 stars When Payton Whittard’s parents are killed in a carriage accident, she’s lost all the family she knows. When their cottage is burned to the ground. She’s lost everything. Jonathon Lambrick, as master of Kent Park, feels responsible for his long-time tenant’s daughter.Continue reading “Bride by Necessity”

From This Moment

From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m a big Elizabeth Camden fan. I’ve loved all of her books to date. But I just couldn’t get into this one from the start. The characters didn’t appeal to me. I’m not even sure why, but they didn’t hold my interest. IfContinue reading “From This Moment”

Always, Abby

Always, Abby by Linda S. Glaz My rating: 4 of 5 stars This story follows “With Eyes of Love” by Linda S. Glaz, but it reads nicely as a stand-alone as well. Barbara’s younger sister, Abby, writes to Will Judge the entire time he serves in WWII. Letter by letter, she falls a little moreContinue reading “Always, Abby”

Murder Comes by Mail

Murder Comes by Mail by A.H. Gabhart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another fine mystery from Ann Gabhart! The characters from Hidden Springs are back for another round of who-done-it. Deputy Michael Keane is wondering why he ever thought Hidden Springs was a sleepy like town. He saves a man from jumping off aContinue reading “Murder Comes by Mail”

The Quieting

The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher My rating: 4 of 5 stars Abigail Stoltzfus is not your typical Amish girl. She’s blunt, one-track minded, overly-organized, and certainly too literal for most. But there’s someone for everyone, even if Abigail doesn’t realize it … yet. David Stoltzfus needs help. His church is crumbling, his house isContinue reading “The Quieting”

Hearts Tightly Knit

Hearts Tightly Knit by Jodie Wolfe My rating: 4 of 5 stars Twin sisters Ellie and Mae have been through a lot. Orphaned at a young age, they were split up a couple of times, but always came back together. As a result, they pledged to never be separated again. But neither expected a handsomeContinue reading “Hearts Tightly Knit”