In the Shadow of the River

In the Shadow of the River by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well… Ann Gabhart has done it again. Another page-turner with wonderful setting, well-rounded characters, a bit of a mystery, a bit of danger, and just the right amount of romance. It’s not my all-time favorite of hers, but thisContinue reading “In the Shadow of the River”

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars It took me forever to get through this book because life kept getting in the way of reading time, but it was well worth making the time to finish it. So many books about our Colonial beginnings obviouslyContinue reading “Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War”


Rebecca by Shannon McNear My rating: 5 of 5 stars This one releases on June 26, 2023, and wraps up the series. Rebecca is the perfect finish for Shannon McNear’s Daughters of the Lost Colony series. McNear explores the possibilities of what may have happened and intertwines it with the history we know to weaveContinue reading “Rebecca”


Paper Dolls Priscilla by Kara R. Hunt My rating: 5 of 5 stars We met Priscilla in Hunt’s first book of the series, and she was a difficult character to connect with for several reasons – read book one and you’ll understand. But her personal growth throughout that book set up beautifully for what happensContinue reading “Priscilla”

The Real James Herriot

The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father by Jim Wight My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m always leery about reading books written by the son or daughter of a famous person. So many tell-all books seem to delight in bringing the parent down in the eyes of the public. Well… this isContinue reading “The Real James Herriot”

Borne by Love

Borne by Love by Jericha Kingston My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was able to read an early copy of this Jericha Kington novel. It’s romantic suspense with a huge twist – a surrogate pregnancy. Something I knew nothing about that until I read this book. Beautiful story, wonderful characters, and enough suspense toContinue reading “Borne by Love”

The Rose Keeper

The Rose Keeper by Jennifer Lamont Leo My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s no secret… I’m a huge Jennifer Lamont Leo fan! Her books always take me deep into the characters and introduce me to an era in American history that I’m not overly familiar with. The Rose Keeper is no exception. It’s aContinue reading “The Rose Keeper”

One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus My rating: 3 of 5 stars The premise of this book is very interesting, it’s a “what if” story playing on an event in history that didn’t happen, but what if it had? The characters were well-defined – not a small feat withContinue reading “One Thousand White Women”

As Silent as the Night

As Silent as the Night by Danielle Grandinetti My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is my first time reading something by author Danielle Grandinetti, and I would definitely read more by her. This novella is well-written and engaging. It showcases a historical period I’m not very familiar with, the end of prohibition in 1933Continue reading “As Silent as the Night”

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”