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”

Toward the Sunrise

Toward the Sunrise by Elizabeth Camden My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a charming novella about a woman who gets herself into a “situation” and the unexpected hero who helps her out. I really liked both characters and enjoyed how they played off each other. The author did a great job of writingContinue reading “Toward the Sunrise”

The Deepest Sigh

The Deepest Sigh by Naomi Dawn Musch My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. I don’t know what I expected in this book, but I was engrossed from start to finish. The characters didn’t let me go even after I’d shut the book. They are deep, complex, and achingly human with their hopes, dreams, faults,Continue reading “The Deepest Sigh”

A Southern Season

A Southern Season: Stories from a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yikes! I can’t believe I didn’t review this when I read it. Well … slap me with a wooden spoon! Better late than never. 🙂 I’m a huge fan of Linda Yezak’s writing. Her humor, herContinue reading “A Southern Season”

The Regency Brides Collection

The Regency Brides Collection: 7 Romances Set in England during the Early Nineteenth Century by Michelle Griep My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a nice collection of stories set during the same time frame, but vastly different in many other ways. I enjoyed the collection, but the stories that really stuck out atContinue reading “The Regency Brides Collection”

A Musket in My Hands

A Musket in My Hands by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 5 of 5 stars A unique look at the War of Northern Aggression from the standpoint of a pair of southern sisters left in destitute circumstances. With dismal prospects – and limited food – they set out to disguise themselves as soldiers and joinContinue reading “A Musket in My Hands”

Mist O’er the Voyageur

Mist O’er the Voyageur by Naomi Musch My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is in the middle of my wheelhouse. I love everything Great Lakes and historical Great Lake settings are my favorites. The added plus is that it takes place during Colonial Times. Yeah. Win-win-win for me. The author does a superbContinue reading “Mist O’er the Voyageur”

The Cumberland Bride

The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the first book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series that I’ve read. Having read a couple of novellas by this author, I was happy to dive into this novel. It didn’t disappoint! I was transported back in time to theContinue reading “The Cumberland Bride”