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”

D. Wayne

D. Wayne: The High-Rolling and Fast Times of America’s Premier Horse Trainer by Carlo DeVito My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you love horse racing and have for some time, this is a MUST READ book. It’s an older book, released in 2002, but it was a wonderful stroll down memory lane for me.Continue reading “D. Wayne”

My Grandfather’s Son

My Grandfather’s Son by Clarence Thomas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. Just … wow. What an inspirational story. Clarence Thomas’s life is truly an amazing testimony to family and faith. He doesn’t hold anything back. He’s clear about his own failings, his bad decisions, and his fight against anger and radicalism in hisContinue reading “My Grandfather’s Son”

Tidewater Bride

Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of Laura Frantz. I’ve read all of her books and there isn’t a clunker in the bunch. However, this one is easily in the top four. I think she hit her stride here in the Tidewater. Wonderful characters,Continue reading “Tidewater Bride”

Veiled in Smoke

Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars I bought this book *months* ago, but I’m so behind on my reading. I don’t know if it’s Covid or what, but I have read fewer books this year than any year I can remember. Here’s hoping 2021 reverses that trend! A goodContinue reading “Veiled in Smoke”

The Thief of Blackfriars Lane

The Thief of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle GriepMy rating: 4 of 5 stars My favorite thing about this book is the characters. Kit is spunky and independent, as non-conformist as they come. Jackson is straight-laced and loyal, with a heart for justice. They come together with all the sparks you’d imagine. Their banter is wittyContinue reading “The Thief of Blackfriars Lane”

Lessons on Love

Lessons on Love: 4 Schoolteachers Find More Than They Bargained for in Their Contracts by Susanne Dietze My rating: 5 of 5 stars Four novellas with school teachers for the heroines, but all four are very different stories. I enjoyed all of them!

Blackout

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation by Candace OwensMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I’d seen Candace Owens on TV a number of times, and she struck me as smart, honest, and tough. This book proves she’s all of that and more. What hit me as I readContinue reading “Blackout”