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”

The Highlanders

The Highlanders: A Smitten Historical Romance Collection by J’nell Ciesielski My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you enjoy stories with a Scottish tang, then these four novellas are your next “must read.” Two are set in the old country, and two on America’s shores, but all of them include a Highlander you’ll be sweptContinue reading “The Highlanders”

Misleading Miss Verity

Misleading Miss Verity by Carolyn Miller My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed a lot about this book. The characters are interesting and believable, the setting is beautifully written, and the writing is good. The ending, however, fell apart for me. That could very well be just a personal preference, so I’m still givingContinue reading “Misleading Miss Verity”

Lady in the Mist

Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book has moldered in my Kindle for years – literally – and I finally opened it. So glad I did! I enjoy stories about midwives, and this one didn’t disappoint. Set shortly after the Revolutionary War, it’s full of angstContinue reading “Lady in the Mist”

The Wood’s Edge

The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t know why it took me so long to read a book by Lori Benton. But I’m glad I finally did! This story is a rich tapestry of the era peopled with characters who will draw you into their world. Benton doesContinue reading “The Wood’s Edge”