Beauty in Battle

Beauty in Battle by Robin Patchen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Be sure to first┬áread “Beauty in Flight” and “Beauty in Hiding.” Here’s the thrilling ending to the series! Harper’s secret is out and Jack is standing by her side, but Derrick is still lurking “out there” somewhere and there’s another someone from theContinue reading “Beauty in Battle”

Beauty in Hiding

Beauty in Hiding by Robin Patchen My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Beauty in Hiding” picks up right where “Beauty in Flight” left off. Harper and Jack are thrown together more, and Jack is suspicious and intrigued by the beauty and her confused grandfather. Tensions ramp up as Derrick’s life is threatened by his evilContinue reading “Beauty in Hiding”

How to Stir a Baker’s Heart

How to Stir a Baker’s Heart by Candice Sue Patterson My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you know me or follow my reviews, you know I don’t read many contemporary novels, but I *always* read them if Candice Sue Patterson is the author. And this one didn’t disappoint. Lively, touching, humorous, and heartfelt, thisContinue reading “How to Stir a Baker’s Heart”

Songbird and the Spy

Songbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesielski My rating: 5 of 5 stars Romance with a healthy dose of intrigue that will keep you turning the pages. A young American music student is caught behind the lines in occupied France during WWII. Her French relatives try to shield her, but she winds up alone andContinue reading “Songbird and the Spy”

Summer Plan and Other Disasters

Summer Plans–And Other Disasters by Karin Beery My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a fun story! Love the setting (a lighthouse!) and the humor. The characters were engaging and relatable while still having some deep-seated issues they needed to work through. Wonderful debut novel for this author. I’m looking forward to more Karin BeeryContinue reading “Summer Plan and Other Disasters”

A Rush of Wings

A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heitzmann My rating: 4 of 5 stars I don’t read many contemporary novels anymore but this one was recommended to me, and I enjoyed it. It has a nice mix of suspense, mystery, and romance. I connected with the characters pretty well, and the author kept me guessing asContinue reading “A Rush of Wings”

The Blessed

The Blessed by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve enjoyed all of Ann Gabhart’s shaker books and couldn’t believe I’d missed one … but I had! So I grabbed a copy and read it in a couple of days. As usual, it was full of the characters who had not alwaysContinue reading “The Blessed”

The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection

The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection: 9 Historical Women Win More than a Blue Ribbon at the Fair by Cynthia Hickey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another Barbour collection full of engaging characters and fun stories, these all set during a county or state fair. Having spent a good deal of my growing up yearsContinue reading “The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection”

I Heard the Bells

I Heard the Bells by Angela K. Couch My rating: 4 of 5 stars A good Christmas story with a heartfelt message. Perfect to pick up and read this holiday season. The novella is a quick read that will stick with you after you’re done. Angela Couch is a wonderful author who brings her charactersContinue reading “I Heard the Bells”

A Bound Heart

A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another wonderful story by Laura Frantz. This one lands the readers on Scotland’s craggy coastline and then sweeps them out to sea to find hope on distant shores. A delightful blend of cultural norms and national loyalties that clash with the harsh realitiesContinue reading “A Bound Heart”