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”

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”

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”

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”

A Heart for Freedom

A Heart For Freedom by Janet S. Grunst My rating: 5 of 5 stars A beautiful follow-up to “A Heart Set Free.” This non-traditional romance follows the married couple, Matthew and Heather Stewart. Their happily-ever-after is challenged by the turmoil of the American Revolution. Can they and their marriage survive in the midst of suchContinue reading “A Heart for Freedom”

Everything She Didn’t Say

Everything She Didn’t Say by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Classic Jane Kirkpatrick! A well-written tale of a strong woman and the extraordinary life she lived. This one is unique in that it includes actual journal entries of Carrie Adell Strahorn. The story is a roller coaster ride of human emotions, theContinue reading “Everything She Didn’t Say”

River to Redemption

River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars First note: Revell has this marketed as a historical romance. It’s not. It’s historical with a strong romantic element. There is a difference, so be aware if you’re picking this up expecting a formulaic romance. It’s not. It’s better. The story dipsContinue reading “River to Redemption”