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”

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”

The Scarlet Pen

The Scarlet Pen by Jennifer Uhlarik My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a true-crime story woven into a historical fiction novel. I’m a fan of author Jennifer Uhlarik, so no surprise that I liked it, but there was a lot to like. The characters were believable and relatable, not perfect. The Christian faithContinue reading “The Scarlet Pen”

Bent Tree Bride

Bent Tree Bride by Denise Weimer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love this type of story! Lots of real history, a healthy sprinkling of historical characters, and woven all through it, a beautiful love story filled with all the angst and danger and difficulty that keeps the reader turning each page. A clashContinue reading “Bent Tree Bride”

Undaunted Hope

Undaunted Hope by Jody HedlundMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved this story! Full disclosure, I’ve been to this lighthouse and love the setting, so it would have had to be a real goose egg for me not to like it, but I more than liked it. The characters are diverse and interesting, the plotContinue reading “Undaunted Hope”

A Dance in Donegal

A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is Jennifer Deibel’s debut novel and it won’t be the last of hers that I read. A delightful tale full of the textures of Ireland. The author has lived there – obviously – and really brought the reader onto its emeraldContinue reading “A Dance in Donegal”

The Moonlight School

The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods Fisher My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love stories with real history and real historical characters woven seamlessly throughout the story. This is one of those! I had to stop myself from turning to the back to see if this or that was fact or fiction. I preferContinue reading “The Moonlight School”

Tidewater Bride

Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of Laura Frantz. I’ve read all of her books and there isn’t a clunker in the bunch. However, this one is easily in the top four. I think she hit her stride here in the Tidewater. Wonderful characters,Continue reading “Tidewater Bride”