The Black Moon

The Black Moon by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my favorite of the Poldark books so far. It was written twenty years after book 4, and the author had obviously grown in his craft. Writing styles were also changing during this time, so the book reads a bit more likeContinue reading “The Black Moon”

The Lost Lieutenant

The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch My rating: 4 of 5 stars A delightful tale of a man who has both a title and a wife thrust upon him by forces beyond his control. Both of the main characters in this book were interesting and engaging. The setting was brought to life in detail thatContinue reading “The Lost Lieutenant”

The House at the End of the Moor

The House at the End of the Moor by Michelle Griep My rating: 3 of 5 stars A good story set in 1860s England. It’s told from three points of view, the hero, the heroine, and a villain, which makes it different from most romance stories. The heroine is written in 1st person point ofContinue reading “The House at the End of the Moor”

An Appalachian Summer

An Appalachian Summer by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yet another wonderful story from Ann Gabhart! In this book, she takes us back to Hyden with the Frontier Nursing Service. This time we meet a debutant fresh from her coming-out ball who winds up mucking stalls in the Appalachian Mountains whileContinue reading “An Appalachian Summer”

The King’s Mercy

The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. The subject matter was all over the place with Scottish Jacobites and Colonial America, slavery and Native Americans. I had a little trouble following it all in the beginning, but once past that, itContinue reading “The King’s Mercy”

Dakota Peace

Dakota Peace by Megan Kinney My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the third contemporary book I’ve read this year – I’m generally a history-only gal – but I really enjoyed Dakota Peace. The setting is part of its charm. You don’t find too many books set in the Black Hills. Megan Kinney doesContinue reading “Dakota Peace”

Books You May Have Missed Mid-Pandemic

It’s been a disheartening few months for many reasons. A pandemic really puts a damper on life. But the publishing industry carried on, albeit in a very muted fashion with bookstores and libraries closed. However, there were some good releases that came out during the pandemic. Listed below is one of my own and severalContinue reading “Books You May Have Missed Mid-Pandemic”

Warleggan

Warleggan by Winston Graham My rating: 4 of 5 stars I still love this series, but this book really annoyed me at the end. It doesn’t have “an ending,” it just quits. I hate that! Thankfully, I’ve watched the entire TV series that Masterpiece Theater did so I know how it was supposed to end.Continue reading “Warleggan”

Popp’s Journal

Popp’s Journal, 1777-1783; by Stephan Popp My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was expecting something with … details. This is as minimalistic as possible. However, I did find one fact I was looking for to corroborate a historical fact I needed to research. So it was worth it. But seriously, it’s very shy ofContinue reading “Popp’s Journal”

One More River to Cross

One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Disclaimer: I love Jane Kirkpatrick’s books! I haven’t read a clunker yet. She writes about real historical people who survived incredible hardships to settle America’s far western states. Her stories are gritty, realistic, and I can get lost in them inContinue reading “One More River to Cross”