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The Ringmaster’s Wife

This novel had to be a great deal of work with a huge amount of research. There is so much within the pages that reflect upon the time period. It holds fascinating facts and a solid story overall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lilac

Lilac Girls

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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On This Foundation

Apart from dense information which slows down the narrative and a flat ending, "On This Foundation" is an engaging and entertaining read.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Serafina and the Black Cloak

really hope that Beatty is going to fill more pages with adventures for Serafina. His well woven threads of mystery, the fantastic, suspense and heart touching story has captured my attention and I can imagine so much more.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Crown

My Brother’s Crown

The book is geared toward Christian women who like historical fiction and contemporary romance with a little mystery thrown in.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty

"Bathsheba" is a fascinating retelling of a biblical story which shows that God’s mercy is greater than the gravest of sins.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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day of atonement
day of atonement

Day Of Atonement

With its rich historical setting and incredible conflict, "Day of Atonement" has potential. However, because of its uneven plot and gratuitous violence, it is average.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Curiosity Keeper

All in all, this was a pleasant book to read. It was not as gripping from a mystery or suspense standpoint as I had hoped. Regardless, the characters and the writing style made it enjoyable.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cactus Creek Challenge-Erica Vetsch
Cactus Creek Challenge-Erica Vetsch
Cactus Creek Challenge-Erica Vetsch

The Cactus Creek Challenge

I enjoy reading Western Romances with its familiar settings, action, and dialog with full hope that I would enjoy this one as well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Irish Meadows
Irish Meadows
Irish Meadows

Irish Meadows

The characters are so richly developed that I instantly cared about them and then was angry at their father for causing the other characters so much unhappiness.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Refining Fire-Tracie Peterson
Refining Fire-Tracie Peterson
Refining Fire-Tracie Peterson

Refining Fire

Peterson's writing remains fresh and the stories vary, so I never feel like I'm reading something that I have already read a dozen times before.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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West for the Black Hills

This book filled a need I didn't know I had for a good, old-fashioned western adventure.
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Amish Clockmaker
The Amish Clockmaker
The Amish Clockmaker

The Amish Clockmaker

The aspect of generations on this one piece of land touches something in me and makes the story all the more relatable.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brides of the Old West
Brides of the Old West
Brides of the Old West

Brides of the Old West

What I expected to find in these five different heroines was some courage, spunk, drive, determination, and independence. I found that most of the stories fit my expectations.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beyond the Ashes
Beyond the Ashes
Beyond the Ashes

Beyond the Ashes

Gerald, Ruby and Patrick all came alive on the page as well-developed characters with real hopes, dreams, and fears. None of them were perfect people (although Patrick came close!).
 
 
 
 
 
 
Love's Rescue
Love's Rescue
Love's Rescue

Love’s Rescue

I love it when a book takes a slightly different tack and changes things up from what might be the typical genre formulation.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Undercover Bride-Margaret Brownley
Undercover Bride-Margaret Brownley
Undercover Bride-Margaret Brownley

Undercover Bride

It was a unique storyline that needed to have the elements of the 1880s time period, the southwest setting, and The Pinkerton Detective Agency to work. It was so well developed, I'm sure I could draw out the main street to town...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now and Forever
Now and Forever
Now and Forever

Now and Forever

Once again Connealy came up with a book idea that hasn’t been done before. I love the unique situations she puts her characters in and reading about how she gets them out!
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Worthy Pursuit
A Worthy Pursuit
A Worthy Pursuit

A Worthy Pursuit

Witemeyer never lets me down with her familiarity of the time period she sets her characters in, a flowing storyline with a solid theme and very human characters with self-image problems, fears and flickers of hope ignited by f...
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Midwife's Tale-Delia Parr
The Midwife's Tale-Delia Parr
The Midwife's Tale-Delia Parr

The Midwife’s Tale

This novel brings an edgy realism to the genre that I do not often see. I prepared for dry and predictable. What I received was anything but.