Suitor by Design

Suitor by Design by Christine Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This Love Inspired Historical includes a bit of suspense, making it a fun read all the way around. Minnie Fox wants to marry a “swell,” a guy with money and connections. Even though Peter Simmons loves her, he knows she’ll never settle forContinue reading “Suitor by Design”

Waves of Mercy

Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Could not put it down. This story – although it’s actually two stories told alongside each other – gripped me from page one and had me wishing it didn’t end at page 376. I think Lynn Austin left the door open for aContinue reading “Waves of Mercy”

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 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”