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A Southern Season

A Southern Season: Stories from a Front Porch SwingA Southern Season: Stories from a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Yikes! I can’t believe I didn’t review this when I read it. Well … slap me with a wooden spoon! Better late than never. 🙂

I’m a huge fan of Linda Yezak’s writing. Her humor, her characters, and her lively way of putting words on the page, so I’m going to concentrate on her story in this collection, “Ice Melts in Spring.” This one is different than Linda’s other stories, a bit more serious, a bit deeper in some aspects, but still the same lively writing that brings the reader right into the story. AND it has a dog in it. I’m a sucker for any story with a good dog in it. Buy it. Read it. Enjoy it.

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2018 in Book Reviews

 

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The Regency Brides Collection

The Regency Brides Collection: 7 Romances Set in England during the Early Nineteenth CenturyThe Regency Brides Collection: 7 Romances Set in England during the Early Nineteenth Century by Michelle Griep
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a nice collection of stories set during the same time frame, but vastly different in many other ways. I enjoyed the collection, but the stories that really stuck out at me were Amanda Barrett’s “First Comes Marriage” and MaryLu Tyndall’s “The Highwayman’s Bargain.” If you enjoy clean romance reads with engaging characters and a touch of old world charm, you really can’t go wrong with any of these novellas.

 

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A Musket in My Hands

A Musket in My Hands (Civil War Romance Series Book 3)A Musket in My Hands by Sandra Merville Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A unique look at the War of Northern Aggression from the standpoint of a pair of southern sisters left in destitute circumstances. With dismal prospects – and limited food – they set out to disguise themselves as soldiers and join the Confederate Army and the two men who hold their hearts. Any notion that they’ll be safe there is quickly squashed as they march their way toward Franklin, Tennessee.

Wonderfully detailed history that adds to the story without distracting the reader, an interesting and often overlooked sector of the population during this war, and a heart-warming love story all rolled into one.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2018 in Book Reviews

 

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Mist O’er the Voyageur

Mist O'er the VoyageurMist O’er the Voyageur by Naomi Musch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is in the middle of my wheelhouse. I love everything Great Lakes and historical Great Lake settings are my favorites. The added plus is that it takes place during Colonial Times. Yeah. Win-win-win for me.

The author does a superb job of setting this story among the rough-and-tumble world of the French Voyageurs. You’ll feel the strain of the canoe paddle in your hands, the spray of Lake Superior against your face, and the turbulent waves battering your fragile vessel. Truly an experience across the pages.

Don’t miss out on this one!

 

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The Cumberland Bride

The Cumberland Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #5)The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series that I’ve read. Having read a couple of novellas by this author, I was happy to dive into this novel. It didn’t disappoint! I was transported back in time to the backcountry of Kentucky, surrounded by the magnificent landscape, and immersed in the lives of those brave pioneers who risked it all to settle the land.

Author McNear didn’t sugar-coat the experience. She drags the reader into a river, over a mountain, and keeps them looking over their shoulder for hostile natives. She also does a very good job of balancing the differences between those natives and the settlers. And one of the things I really like is the author’s notes and historical notes at the end. I love learning how much of the story was true.

 

 

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A Heart for Freedom

A Heart For FreedomA Heart For Freedom by Janet S. Grunst
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A beautiful follow-up to “A Heart Set Free.” This non-traditional romance follows the married couple, Matthew and Heather Stewart. Their happily-ever-after is challenged by the turmoil of the American Revolution. Can they and their marriage survive in the midst of such chaos, danger, and uncertainty?

 

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Everything She Didn’t Say

Everything She Didn't SayEverything She Didn’t Say by Jane Kirkpatrick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Classic Jane Kirkpatrick! A well-written tale of a strong woman and the extraordinary life she lived. This one is unique in that it includes actual journal entries of Carrie Adell Strahorn. The story is a roller coaster ride of human emotions, the mountain tops and the valleys, the joys and some very candid disappointments as Carrie and her husband join the pioneers who settled the west. Well worth reading.

 

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