Between Two Shores

Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book! An honest – often harsh – look at the impact of the French and Indian War. Divided families, divided loyalties, and heart-wrenching losses, but through it all, a beautiful exploration of the human spirit and the ability to adaptContinue reading “Between Two Shores”

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”

Auschwitz Lullaby

Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a relatively short book, but within its pages you will find a lyrical, thoughtful, and heart-rending account of a German woman and her 5 half-Gypsy children who were interred at Auschwitz in 1943. Based on a true story, it’s a story ofContinue reading “Auschwitz Lullaby”

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”

Lumberjacks & Ladies

Lumberjacks & Ladies: 4 Historical Stories of Romance Among the Pines by Jennifer Lamont Leo My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was a really fun collection to be a part of. First, I got to write with some of my favorite authors! Second, I got to set my novella in the collection right inContinue reading “Lumberjacks & Ladies”

Hell-Bent on Blessings

Hell-Bent on Blessings by Heather Blanton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I grew up watching westerns on TV like The Wild, Wild West and Bonanza and Gunsmoke. If you did too, you’re going to enjoy Heather Blanton’s books. And if you didn’t – you young whippersnappers – you need to read a few andContinue reading “Hell-Bent on Blessings”

Along a Storied Trail

Along a Storied Trail by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another Ann Gabhart classic tale of adventure and love in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Ride along with Tansy Calhoun as she delivers books to those who live up in the hills as part of the Packhorse Librarians during the GreatContinue reading “Along a Storied Trail”

The Scarlet Pen

The Scarlet Pen by Jennifer Uhlarik My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a true-crime story woven into a historical fiction novel. I’m a fan of author Jennifer Uhlarik, so no surprise that I liked it, but there was a lot to like. The characters were believable and relatable, not perfect. The Christian faithContinue reading “The Scarlet Pen”

Bent Tree Bride

Bent Tree Bride by Denise Weimer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love this type of story! Lots of real history, a healthy sprinkling of historical characters, and woven all through it, a beautiful love story filled with all the angst and danger and difficulty that keeps the reader turning each page. A clashContinue reading “Bent Tree Bride”

The Stranger from the Sea

The Stranger from the Sea by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars Now I understand why the Masterpiece Theater series ended when it did. Book 8 – this one – takes a huge jump into the future. Jeremy is in this early 20s, Clowance her late teens. That would have been something toContinue reading “The Stranger from the Sea”