The Founders’ Speech to a Nation in Crisis

The Founders’ Speech to a Nation in Crisis: What the Founders would say to America today. by Steven Rabb My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve been a little lax this year in reviewing books here on the blog that weren’t new releases. No excuse other than laziness, I guess. But not today! I receivedContinue reading “The Founders’ Speech to a Nation in Crisis”

Between Two Shores

Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book! An honest – often harsh – look at the impact of the French and Indian War. Divided families, divided loyalties, and heart-wrenching losses, but through it all, a beautiful exploration of the human spirit and the ability to adaptContinue reading “Between Two Shores”

Beneath the Bending Skies

Beneath the Bending Skies by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Classic Jane Kirkpatrick story with an in-depth look into life as it used to be. Jane brings history alive as few can. Beneath the Bending Skies adds an extra layer. It digs into the relationships – both family and interracial – andContinue reading “Beneath the Bending Skies”

A Cord of Three Strands

A Cord of Three Strands by Christy Distler My rating: 5 of 5 stars Stories set in Colonial America are few and far between anymore, and books featuring Quakers are even rarer. If you enjoy either or both, you’ll need to read this book! The author immerses readers into the time and culture while weavingContinue reading “A Cord of Three Strands”

Under the Tulip Tree

Under the Tulip Tree by Michelle Shocklee My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought this book a while ago knowing that I enjoyed this author’s writing. However, I’m not a huge fan of 1st person point-of-view OR dual timeline novels. So it just mulled around in my TBR pile for a while. Boy amContinue reading “Under the Tulip Tree”

An Uncommon Woman

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought this book right after it came out – two years ago! It was the beginning of the Covid shutdown, and I’d stocked up on a stack of paperbacks I wanted to read. And I always enjoy Laura Frantz’s books! But whenContinue reading “An Uncommon Woman”

The Rebel Bride

The Rebel Bride by Shannon McNear My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read most of Shannon McNear’s books, but I think this one is her best. The setting, the characters, and the tension derived from split loyalties during the Civil War lead to a real page-turner. I enjoyed the story, even the secondary charactersContinue reading “The Rebel Bride”

Byway to Danger

Byway to Danger by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a lovely conclusion to the series showcasing a pair of dedicated and compassionate people who risk everything to help end the war and slavery. We first met Meg in book one – so do read this series in order –Continue reading “Byway to Danger”

Songbird and Other Stories

Songbird and Other Stories by Jennifer Lamont Leo My rating: 5 of 5 stars A fun collection of 1920s stories that compliment the author’s two novels, You’re the Cream in my Coffee and Ain’t Misbehavin’. If you enjoy the Roarin’ 20s and the age of Downton Abbey – but in America – you’ll enjoy theseContinue reading “Songbird and Other Stories”

The Lucky Thirteen

The Lucky Thirteen: The Winners of America’s Triple Crown of Horse Racing by Edward L. Bowen My rating: 4 of 5 stars A very readable account of the thirteen exceptional horses who have won all three legs of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. I remember watching Secretariat in 1973, Seattle Slew in 1977, Affirmed in 1978,Continue reading “The Lucky Thirteen”