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”

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”

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”

Boulevard of Confusion

Boulevard of Confusion by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Author Sandra Merville Hart did a great job with this sequel to Avenue of Betrayal. In fact, I liked this one better! (But you need to read these in order, for sure.) Bea – Annie’s sister from book one – travels toContinue reading “Boulevard of Confusion”

The Librarian’s Journey

The Librarian’s Journey: 4 Historical Romances by Patty Smith Hall My rating: 4 of 5 stars A historical romance collection themed around the packhorse librarians of the Great Depression. It’s a fun read. My favorite was For Such a Time by Patty Smith Hall. That story introduced the real-life character of Cason Callaway! (Great LakesContinue reading “The Librarian’s Journey”

Avenue of Betrayal

Avenue of Betrayal by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sandy Merville Hart’s Avenue of Betrayal is a look into Washington City—now known as Washington D.C.—during the early days of the American Civil War. It was a city divided, with people who were staunchly pro-Union living side-by-side with those who were fiercelyContinue reading “Avenue of Betrayal”