The Moonlight School

The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods Fisher My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love stories with real history and real historical characters woven seamlessly throughout the story. This is one of those! I had to stop myself from turning to the back to see if this or that was fact or fiction. I preferContinue reading “The Moonlight School”

Tidewater Bride

Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of Laura Frantz. I’ve read all of her books and there isn’t a clunker in the bunch. However, this one is easily in the top four. I think she hit her stride here in the Tidewater. Wonderful characters,Continue reading “Tidewater Bride”

Lessons on Love

Lessons on Love: 4 Schoolteachers Find More Than They Bargained for in Their Contracts by Susanne Dietze My rating: 5 of 5 stars Four novellas with school teachers for the heroines, but all four are very different stories. I enjoyed all of them!

The Black Moon

The Black Moon by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my favorite of the Poldark books so far. It was written twenty years after book 4, and the author had obviously grown in his craft. Writing styles were also changing during this time, so the book reads a bit more likeContinue reading “The Black Moon”

An Appalachian Summer

An Appalachian Summer by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yet another wonderful story from Ann Gabhart! In this book, she takes us back to Hyden with the Frontier Nursing Service. This time we meet a debutant fresh from her coming-out ball who winds up mucking stalls in the Appalachian Mountains whileContinue reading “An Appalachian Summer”

The King’s Mercy

The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. The subject matter was all over the place with Scottish Jacobites and Colonial America, slavery and Native Americans. I had a little trouble following it all in the beginning, but once past that, itContinue reading “The King’s Mercy”

Warleggan

Warleggan by Winston Graham My rating: 4 of 5 stars I still love this series, but this book really annoyed me at the end. It doesn’t have “an ending,” it just quits. I hate that! Thankfully, I’ve watched the entire TV series that Masterpiece Theater did so I know how it was supposed to end.Continue reading “Warleggan”

Jeremy Poldark

Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s official. I’m hooked on this series! This one, like Demelza, was followed very closely by the TV series. I could “see” the actors in the scenes as I was reading. But it goes deeper – as books do – into the thoughts behindContinue reading “Jeremy Poldark”

Demelza

Demelza by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars I liked this book even better than Ross Poldark, the first book in the series. That may be because the TV series followed this book more closely, but for whatever reason, it was wonderful. There are differences between the TV series and the books, mostlyContinue reading “Demelza”

Ross Poldark

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved it! Such a great way to finish off watching the Masterpiece Theater series. There are differences between the two, most notably, there are many more characters in the book version. And – of course – no matter how Winston Graham described Ross, he’llContinue reading “Ross Poldark”