The Newcomer

The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Newcomer picks up right where Anna’s Crossing left off. I highly recommend you read these books in the order they were written. We meet again with Anna Konig, Bairn Bauer, his younger brother Felix, and the rest of the exiled church fromContinue reading “The Newcomer”

The Mark of the King

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars Could not put it down. Jocelyn Green once again delivers a story that deserves the word “epic” to describe it. Filled with twists and turns, she takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of 18th century New Orleans. She makesContinue reading “The Mark of the King”

The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill

The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love this type of historical. It’s not romance, although there is some romance in it. It’s a much broader and richer story than you can get in a romance novel. This is more like a PBS period drama. Think DowntonContinue reading “The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill”

Legacy of Love

Legacy of Love by Christine Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another cozy romance with characters who will warm your heart from Christine Johnson. Set in the same era as Downton Abbey, her stories take you back to a time more simple – or was it? A touch of suspense keeps you guessing untilContinue reading “Legacy of Love”

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”