Butterfly Cottage

Butterfly Cottage by Carrie Fancett Pagels My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you enjoy women’s fiction that is uplifting instead of gloomy, this is your book. Told in three points of view, it explores the lives of a grandmother, a daughter, and a granddaughter with their generational differences, challenges, and goals. It’s heartwarming andContinue reading “Butterfly Cottage”

Avoiding Marriage

Avoiding Marriage: A Practically Married Novella by Karin Beery My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a fun read! I love it when minor characters from one book are brought back and fleshed out into their own stories. It’s even better when a not-so-admired character comes back to redeem themselves. You don’t need toContinue reading “Avoiding Marriage”

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”

The Angry Tide

The Angry Tide by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This might be the best book yet in the Poldark series. It’s a looong book at 612 pages, but so worth reading if you’ve loved this series. This book corresponds with season four of the Masterpiece Theater TV series, but it goes soContinue reading “The Angry Tide”

The Duke and I (Bridgerton)

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn My rating: 2 of 5 stars People were gushing on social media about the Netflix (I think it was Netflix) show based on this book. I enjoy a good period drama, but I don’t have Netflix, so I borrowed the audiobook and listened. The story itself was fine,Continue reading “The Duke and I (Bridgerton)”

Undaunted Hope

Undaunted Hope by Jody HedlundMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved this story! Full disclosure, I’ve been to this lighthouse and love the setting, so it would have had to be a real goose egg for me not to like it, but I more than liked it. The characters are diverse and interesting, the plotContinue reading “Undaunted Hope”

A Dance in Donegal

A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is Jennifer Deibel’s debut novel and it won’t be the last of hers that I read. A delightful tale full of the textures of Ireland. The author has lived there – obviously – and really brought the reader onto its emeraldContinue reading “A Dance in Donegal”

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”

Knitting Yarns

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting by Ann Hood My rating: 1 of 5 stars This one was a real disappointment. It’s a book of essays by authors who knit. Or at least, that’s how it was billed. It’s not. Most of the essays – in the first half which is all I read – areContinue reading “Knitting Yarns”