The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection

The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection: 9 Historical Women Win More than a Blue Ribbon at the Fair by Cynthia Hickey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another Barbour collection full of engaging characters and fun stories, these all set during a county or state fair. Having spent a good deal of my growing up yearsContinue reading “The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection”

The Hero of Shenandoah Hearts

Jacob Owens, the hero of Shenandoah Hearts, is a prosperous merchant, owning and running a Philadelphia shop. He’s had the wonderful ladysmith, Madga Sehler, working with his family for years. But the Sehler family is relocating to the Shenandoah region of what is today Virginia. This backcountry area was dangerous. Beautiful but dangerous. Far fromContinue reading “The Hero of Shenandoah Hearts”

My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring

My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love Mackinac Island. (Pronounced Mack-en-naw) I’ve been going there since I was a child. And who didn’t fall in love with the island watching “Somewhere in Time”? It’s a magical place. So I couldn’t wait toContinue reading “My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring”