Beneath the Bending Skies

Beneath the Bending Skies by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Classic Jane Kirkpatrick story with an in-depth look into life as it used to be. Jane brings history alive as few can. Beneath the Bending Skies adds an extra layer. It digs into the relationships – both family and interracial – andContinue reading “Beneath the Bending Skies”

A Cord of Three Strands

A Cord of Three Strands by Christy Distler My rating: 5 of 5 stars Stories set in Colonial America are few and far between anymore, and books featuring Quakers are even rarer. If you enjoy either or both, you’ll need to read this book! The author immerses readers into the time and culture while weavingContinue reading “A Cord of Three Strands”

Under the Tulip Tree

Under the Tulip Tree by Michelle Shocklee My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought this book a while ago knowing that I enjoyed this author’s writing. However, I’m not a huge fan of 1st person point-of-view OR dual timeline novels. So it just mulled around in my TBR pile for a while. Boy amContinue reading “Under the Tulip Tree”

An Uncommon Woman

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought this book right after it came out – two years ago! It was the beginning of the Covid shutdown, and I’d stocked up on a stack of paperbacks I wanted to read. And I always enjoy Laura Frantz’s books! But whenContinue reading “An Uncommon Woman”

The Rebel Bride

The Rebel Bride by Shannon McNear My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read most of Shannon McNear’s books, but I think this one is her best. The setting, the characters, and the tension derived from split loyalties during the Civil War lead to a real page-turner. I enjoyed the story, even the secondary charactersContinue reading “The Rebel Bride”

Byway to Danger

Byway to Danger by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a lovely conclusion to the series showcasing a pair of dedicated and compassionate people who risk everything to help end the war and slavery. We first met Meg in book one – so do read this series in order –Continue reading “Byway to Danger”

Songbird and Other Stories

Songbird and Other Stories by Jennifer Lamont Leo My rating: 5 of 5 stars A fun collection of 1920s stories that compliment the author’s two novels, You’re the Cream in my Coffee and Ain’t Misbehavin’. If you enjoy the Roarin’ 20s and the age of Downton Abbey – but in America – you’ll enjoy theseContinue reading “Songbird and Other Stories”

When the Meadows Blooms

When the Meadow Blooms by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m a loyal Ann Gabhart fan. I’ve read ALL her books! If this one isn’t her best, it’s just as good as. Calla and Sienna Rose spend two years in an orphanage – even though they aren’t orphans. Their mother isContinue reading “When the Meadows Blooms”

Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved Elizabeth Camden’s early novels, but then I read a few that didn’t interest me much. This book was a choice I picked from a reading challenge on Goodreads. I’m so glad I did! It’s a well-written story about a woman fromContinue reading “Carved in Stone”

Season of My Enemy

Season of My Enemy by Naomi Dawn Musch My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book! It’s a beautiful picture of the world of WWII seen from the American home front. Most WWII books have to deal with the battles and/or people in Europe caught in the fighting. This story is about theContinue reading “Season of My Enemy”