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Beauty in Battle

Beauty in Battle (Beauty in Flight #3)Beauty in Battle by Robin Patchen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Be sure to first read “Beauty in Flight” and “Beauty in Hiding.”

Here’s the thrilling ending to the series! Harper’s secret is out and Jack is standing by her side, but Derrick is still lurking “out there” somewhere and there’s another someone from the past who could be even more deadly. You don’t want to miss this last installment of the “Beauty in Flight” series! Robin Patchen is the master of writing bad guys. It’ll keep you glued to your chair.

 

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Beauty in Hiding

Beauty in Hiding (Beauty in Flight #2)Beauty in Hiding by Robin Patchen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Beauty in Hiding” picks up right where “Beauty in Flight” left off. Harper and Jack are thrown together more, and Jack is suspicious and intrigued by the beauty and her confused grandfather. Tensions ramp up as Derrick’s life is threatened by his evil cohorts. The race is on to find his grandfather – and Harper – and make them pay. . .one way or another. This one will keep you up past your bedtime!

 

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How to Stir a Baker’s Heart

How to Stir a Baker's Heart (Cadence of Acadia, #2)How to Stir a Baker’s Heart by Candice Sue Patterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you know me or follow my reviews, you know I don’t read many contemporary novels, but I *always* read them if Candice Sue Patterson is the author. And this one didn’t disappoint. Lively, touching, humorous, and heartfelt, this book is an emotional rollercoaster of a ride. You’ll find yourself cheering for both Blake and Olivia as they find their way through that thing we call life. Plenty of reasons to keep turning the pages on this one!

 

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Sand Creek Serenade

Sand Creek SerenadeSand Creek Serenade by Jennifer Uhlarik
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A deeply moving story set against the backdrop of a tragic moment in U.S. history. Even amid turmoil, however, love can blossom. When a young female doctor meets a Cheyenne brave, both their worlds expand. However, it’s a dangerous time to be on the plains. Blood has been spilled from both sides. Tensions are impossibly high. Some men aren’t to be trusted–even men in positions of authority. How can two people from such polar-opposite backgrounds find common ground that will allow them to help those who are hurting the most? Read this one and find out.

 

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Les Misérables

Les MisérablesLes Misérables by Victor Hugo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

How can anyone give just three stars to a classic like Les Misérables? When it takes an avid reader almost six weeks to slog through it. Yes, I love the story! Who doesn’t? But the writing is not only old-world writing, it’s positively sloggy. For instance, there are four or five chapters that simply describe the sewer system in Paris and its history. Okay, Jean Valjean must walk through the sewer, but we don’t need chapters of description. (Tell us what time it is, don’t tell us how to build a watch.) There were also multiple chapters describing the street talk of the homeless youth of Paris. And – no – the reader didn’t need to know any of it. So while the story is excellent and the characters are fascinating, digging them out from amid the dross is a flat-out chore. Even for me … and I love reading the classics.

Now I’m ready to watch the new PBS Masterpiece Theater adaptation and I’m sure I will positively love it!

 
 

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Songbird and the Spy

Songbird and the SpySongbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesielski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Romance with a healthy dose of intrigue that will keep you turning the pages. A young American music student is caught behind the lines in occupied France during WWII. Her French relatives try to shield her, but she winds up alone and afraid until a kindly brother and sister take her into their home. They run a local pub, and she sings for her supper–literally. They pass her off as a French girl. When a certain German captain catches her eye, she does everything in her power to avoid him, but he won’t go away. The German captain isn’t what he seems either, and that revelation starts a whole new round of tension, conflict, and danger. A wonderful story by the same author as “Among the Poppies.” Well worth reading!

 

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Summer Plan and Other Disasters

Summer Plans--And Other DisastersSummer Plans–And Other Disasters by Karin Beery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fun story! Love the setting (a lighthouse!) and the humor. The characters were engaging and relatable while still having some deep-seated issues they needed to work through. Wonderful debut novel for this author. I’m looking forward to more Karin Beery books!

 
 

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