A Perfect Weakness

A Perfect Weakness by Jennifer A. Davids My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this story from the moment I picked it up. It hits a couple of real-life issues – no spoilers – and includes the interesting twist of an American Civil War vet, a doctor, who inherits a title and property inContinue reading “A Perfect Weakness”

Of Rags and Riches

Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection: Nine Stories of Poverty and Opulence During the Gilded Age by Michelle Griep My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lovely collection! One of the better that I’ve read. Delightful heroines and dashing heroes by some authors I’ve read before and some I haven’t … but will again. The contrastContinue reading “Of Rags and Riches”

One Glorious Ambition

One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love Jane Kirkpatrick’s books. They always bring history to life. It’s not always neat and tidy. It’s not always pretty. It’s real history and real life … in all its messiness. This one threw me aContinue reading “One Glorious Ambition”

The Hero of Shenandoah Hearts

Jacob Owens, the hero of Shenandoah Hearts, is a prosperous merchant, owning and running a Philadelphia shop. He’s had the wonderful ladysmith, Madga Sehler, working with his family for years. But the Sehler family is relocating to the Shenandoah region of what is today Virginia. This backcountry area was dangerous. Beautiful but dangerous. Far fromContinue reading “The Hero of Shenandoah Hearts”

The Hero of Love’s Undoing

My story, Love’s Undoing, begins in what would one day become central Minnesota on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River in 1792 at a Scottish fur post. Abi is the daughter of a Scottish fur trader and an Indian mother. Henry is the second son of an English earl and has come to Montreal toContinue reading “The Hero of Love’s Undoing”

The Hero of A Heart so Tender

A Heart so Tender is part of The Backcountry Brides Collection which released on May 1st. Lieutenant Archibald Waters, of the 60th Regiment of Foot, ‘the Royal Americans’, does not want to be at Fort Niagara. Even more so when the great Sir William Johnson, Indian Agent for the Crown, and respected for his braveryContinue reading “The Hero of A Heart so Tender”

A Hero to Match the Heroine of Across Three Autumns

When you have a heroine patterned after a tall, red-haired, crack shot, Revolutionary War legend who earned the name “War Woman” from the local Indians, the need for a strong hero passes as an understatement. Jenny White had given up on love because she considered herself not attractive and feminine enough. She needed a manContinue reading “A Hero to Match the Heroine of Across Three Autumns”

Silas Marner

Silas Marner by George Eliot My rating: 3 of 5 stars A few weeks ago, I saw a copy of “Silas Marner” on the shelf in a used bookstore for $2.00. I hadn’t read it since high school when I wasn’t particularly thrilled with it. But … I wanted to read it again. And IContinue reading “Silas Marner”

The Scent of Lilacs

The Scent of Lilacs by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this story! It was different than the type of story I normally gravitate to. It is historical, but not as far back in history as I typically read. It’s the story of people who face real-life issues, real-life hurtsContinue reading “The Scent of Lilacs”

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny by Brian Kilmeade My rating: 4 of 5 stars The story of Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans will always be remembered by Johnny Horton’s song. If you’ve never heard it, check it out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL7XS… Brian KilmeadeContinue reading “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans”