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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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falling like snowflakes
falling like snowflakes

Falling Like Snowflakes

I think any reader who enjoys a sweet romance with a bit of tension, action, suspense and the ambiance of a Maine winter tale will like "Falling Like Snowflakes."
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Crown
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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Season of Salt & Honey

"season of Salt & Honey" would appeal to those who like emotional fiction with a dash of romance. But, really, the focus is on relationships. I would recommend it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hiding Places

Overall, I was disappointed in the read.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Trial Run Cover
Trial Run Cover

Trial Run

"Trial Run" asks a lot of speculative questions and does an excellent job of following those questions down the proverbial rabbit hole.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Beth Vogt's books carry me away to another place, with characters that climb into my heart right away and become like family.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Murder Freshly Baked-Vannetta Chapman
Murder Freshly Baked-Vannetta Chapman
Murder Freshly Baked-Vannetta Chapman

Murder Freshly Baked

Chapman just has a way of writing a mystery that keeps me guessing all the way to the end.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Water from my Heart
Water from my Heart
Water from my Heart

Water From My Heart

Martin’s multi-dimensional characterization is nothing less than brilliant. All the personalities within the storyline are multifaceted and are portrayed with a depth that is rarely communicated in any genre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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To Win Her Favor

I quickly fell in love with the characters and really enjoyed following them through this difficult time period.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huckleberry Harvest-Jennifer Beckstrand
Huckleberry Harvest-Jennifer Beckstrand
Huckleberry Harvest-Jennifer Beckstrand

Huckleberry Harvest

The book is hysterically funny and touching at once, perhaps the best one in the series yet.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Huckleberry Spring
Huckleberry Spring
Huckleberry Spring

Huckleberry Spring

I love the characters and the stories. What can be funnier than a pair of Amish senior citizens matchmaking for their grandchildren?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then Sings My Soul
Then Sings My Soul
Then Sings My Soul

Then Sings My Soul

To sum up the story in one word: beautiful. This is about a family, mainly the father and daughter, who have issues with letting people be too close to them.