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Kingdom Come - An Elizabeth Harris Mystery, #1

Jane Jensen has written “Kingdom Come” the first in the Elizabeth Harris series. Detective Harris is a former NYPD homicide detective. After her husband was murdered during a robbery, she resigned her position there and returned to her old...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jane Jensen
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Thin Ice - Men of Valor, #2

“Thin Ice” by Irene Hannon is definitely a fast-paced thriller. I was so irritated when something came up and I couldn’t keep reading it. I will most certainly be looking for anything Ms. Hannon writes. The characters in her books are so re...

4 Stars
  • Author: Irene Hannon
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Revell

Finding Promise - The McBride Brothers, #2

The McBride Brothers series by Scarlett Dunn is well worth your time. I read the first book in the series and liked it very much. I have just finished the second book in the series “Finding Promise”. This book hits the ground running and ne...

4 Stars

The Defiant Bride

I really used to love reading novels set in England in the early medieval days. I don’t think they are my favorite genre anymore. Leslie Hachtel’s “The Defiant Bride” is a novel set during the time of Henry VII and Henry VIII. It is about a...

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Away in a Manger - Molly Murphy Mysteries, #15

Rhys Bowen’s Molly Murphy Mystery Series books can always be counted on to provide an interesting story. “Away in a Manger” is no exception. I love Ms. Bowen’s style of writing. It is descriptive, entertaining and humorous. I enjoy peeking...

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The Scent of Secrets - Clara Vine, #3

“The Scent of Secrets” by Jane Thynne was a book that I label “a keeper”. Not only is the novel’s plot in my favorite genre, a World War II historical theme, but it is expertly written to bring out the characters’ innermost strengths and we...

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Hester on the Run - Hester’s Hunt for Home, #1

“Hester on the Run” by Linda Byler was an Amish novel with a different twist. This book was set in Pennsylvania in the 1700’s, earlier than most Amish stories that I’ve previously read. The story about a Lanape baby foundling taken in by a...

4 Stars
  • Author: Linda Byler
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Amish, Historical Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Publisher: Good Books

Web of Deceit - An Ella Marconi Mystery

I love a good mystery and I found one reading “Web of Deceit” by Katherine Howell, an Ellen Marconi Mystery. This book is set in Australia, which gave it a different feel. The phrases and names for objects were sometimes different than I am...

4 Stars

Christmas Bells

I was so excited to be able to review “Christmas Bells” by Jennifer Chiaverini. I have always been impressed with Ms. Chiaverini’s writing because of wonderful plots, developed characters and descriptive prose. However, this book left me wa...

3 Stars
  • Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult

Promises Kept - The McBride Brothers, #1

Victoria Eastman is desperate. She has two young boys to care for and is making little wages as a cook for a boarding house. She places an ad for a mail-order husband. What’s the harm? Men place ads for mail-order brides all the time. Of co...

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  • Author: Scarlett Dunn
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Inspirational, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue - Gaslight Mystery, #17

I love a good mystery and found one in “Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue” by Victoria Thompson. Ms. Thompson has written seventeen more mystery novels known as the Gaslight Mysteries. After reading this one, I will certainly keep finding her n...

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  • Author: Victoria Thompson
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Huckleberry Hearts - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #6

I fell in love with Annie “Bananie” and Felty Helmuth, characters in Jennifer Beckstrand’s “Huckleberry Hill” series. The latest one to catch my fancy is “Huckleberry Hearts”. This was written with a twist because Annie and Felty are matchm...

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  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Who Let the Dog Out? - An Andy Carpenter Novel, #13

David Rosenfelt’s “Who Let the Dog Out?” is an Andy Carpenter mystery. Andy is a lawyer, married to his investigator, independently wealthy, who doesn’t have to work very hard for a living. He is drawn into defending cases only when he is f...

4 Stars

The Enemy Inside - A Paul Madriani Novel

“The Enemy Inside” is a fast-paced thriller, written by Steve Martini. Some ideas in the story take technology as we know it and use it for evil. A young man is involved in a fatal car crash. The dead woman is known to him, but he cannot re...

4 Stars

The Last Midwife

I love all of Sandra Dallas' books. However, this book was one of her best. I was so entranced with her use of the backwoods mountain vernacular in the dialogue that I hated for the book to end. It was so good, one that will be a keeper for...

5 Stars

Spirit of the Valley - Green Valley Series, #2

When I read the teaser for the next book in the “Valley” series by Jane Shoup, I knew I had to read it. I had read the first book in the series and was so intrigued by Ms. Shoup’s writing that I definitely wanted to read each book in the se...

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The Amish Heart of Ice Mountain - Ice Mountain, #3

Kelly Long has written a series of books about the Amish of Ice Mountain. “The Amish Heart of Ice Mountain” is the latest that I have read. All the books were very entertaining and had a good storyline. My only problem with her stories is t...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kelly Long
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Willow Vale

I thought this book was really wonderful. It had everything. I especially liked that it was set after the World War 1. Francesca and little girl and second husband left the old country of Austria/Italy to find a new life in America. She was...

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  • Author: Alethea Williams
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Sweet, Western
  • Publisher: C. A. Williams

Down In the Valley - Green Valley Series, #1

Jane Shoup is a very good writer. I just finished two of the books in her “Valley” series. The first one is “Down in the Valley”. Miss Emeline Wright left Green Valley, West Virginia to go to college. While there, she met a very nice man wh...

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Lawyer for the Dog

“Lawyer for the Dog” by Lee Robinson is written with an interesting premise. A judge appoints his ex-wife, a lawyer, to be the court representative for a dog being fought over in a divorce case. As interesting as I think this plot is, I was...

3 Stars

After the Storm - A Kate Burkholder Novel

Linda Castillo has written a gripping mystery novel, “After the Storm”. I had read another book by Ms. Castillo, “The Dead Will Tell”, which was very good. I especially like reading about Kate Burkholder the Chief of Police in Painters Mill...

4 Stars

The Other Daughter

Transport yourself to another time by immersing yourself in Lauren Willig’s book, “The Other Daughter”. Rachel Woodley was raised in a small village in the English countryside by her mother, a widow. Rachel is a governess for a rich family...

4 Stars

The Innocent - Harmony Hill

I always enjoy reading books by Ann Gabhart. “The Innocent” is no exception. I have read her Shaker novels and enjoyed reading each one. This particular book is full of romance, tenderness, and drama. Carlyn had nowhere else to go. Her husb...

4 Stars
  • Author: Ann H. Gabhart
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Revell

No Place to Hide

“No Place to Hide” was written by Susan Lewis, an author living in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Even though this novel is a contemporary British novel, I was surprised and pleased that this English author chose my home state of Indiana...

4 Stars

For the Love of Mike - Molly Murphy Mysteries, #3

“For the Love of Mike” by Rhys Bowen is a Molly Murphy Mystery. This is the third book in the series and I really wish I had started with the first one. Although this is a stand-alone book, I would like to have read about Molly before. She...

4 Stars

No Comfort for the Lost - A Mystery of Old San Francisco, #1

No Comfort for the Lost is a novel about post-Civil War San Francisco and the Chinese immigrant situation. Chinese girls’ parents were paid a certain amount so that those girls could come to America. However, once they were on U.S. soil, th...

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  • Author: Nancy Herriman
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

Blossom - The Blossom Trilogy, #1

“Blossom” by Christopher Lentz is a novel of Chinatown, Nob Hill and San Francisco before and during the big earthquake of 1906. Brock St. Clair and Clarissa Donohue are to be married in less than a week. Clarissa requests that Brock go to...

4 Stars

Lorie's Heart - A Wells Landing Romance, #3

Since I am a fan of Amish fiction, I was glad to review “Lorie’s Heart” by Amy Lillard. Most Amish-themed books I have read glorify the ideals and beliefs of the Amish community. The simple way of life, the shunning of all worldly invention...

4 Stars
  • Author: Amy Lillard
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Gone without a Trace - Logan Point, #3

In Patricia Bradley’s book, “Gone Without a Trace’, Livvy Reynolds is taking some time off to get herself together after a shooting which happened on her watch as a police detective. She visits her Aunt Kate whose daughter vanished more tha...

4 Stars
  • Author: Patricia Bradley
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Revell

You Can Trust Me

Livy is attending a party with her husband Will, given by his boss. Livy’s best friend, Julia, tries to reach her, texts her, and leaves messages, but Livy can’t answer her phone, because she is too busy checking out the woman her husband h...

4 Stars

Ever After - Nantucket Brides Trilogy, #3

Jude Deveraux’s book, “Ever After” is a good read. As with most of Ms. Deveraux’s books, there are very explicit sexual descriptions in the text. I liked the beginning of the book because it gave a great introduction to the characters. This...

4 Stars

The Story of Us

I thoroughly enjoyed reading “The Story of Us” by Dani Atkins. After her bachelorette party, Emma and her two best friends, Caroline and Amy, are on their way home. A chance encounter with a deer in the road causes a horrific accident in wh...

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Change of Heart - A Keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel, #1

Molly Jebber has written “Change of Heart”, a novel set in Ohio, 1899. Becca Yost’s fiancé has left her literally at the altar. In order to get away from all the well-meaning comments and platitudes from members of the community, Becca deci...

3 Stars
  • Author: Molly Jebber
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Invisible City - Rebekah Roberts Novels

I really did not think that I would like “Invisible city” by Julia Dahl, but I signed up to review it and had to read it. Actually “had” is not the right word. I was hooked after the first chapter. The story concerns Rebekah, a fledgling re...

4 Stars

The One That Got Away

“The One that Got Away” by Bethany Chase is a complicated love story. Sarina thinks she is in control of her life. She has had a five year boyfriend and is confident that he will ask her to marry him. All signs point to that end. However, S...

3 Stars

Huckleberry Harvest - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #5

“Huckleberry Harvest” is the fifth book in the Huckleberry Hill Series by Jennifer Beckstrand. I have read all but “Huckleberry Christmas” and enjoyed each one. The books revolve around Felty and Anna (“Annabanana” to Felty) Helmuth’s on-go...

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  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Amish, * Romance: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

One Mile Under - A Ty Hauck Novel

Andrew Gross has written a real thriller, “One Mile Under”. Ty Hauck is a former detective who is recuperating from being shot while on a case. His god-daughter Dani Whalen is a white-water guide in Colorado. While taking a tour down river,...

4 Stars

The Spring Bride - Chance Sisters, #3

I used to read Regency romances all the time, but got away from that for a while. So, it was with misgivings that I started reading “The Spring Bride” by Anne Gracie. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Not only was it humorous, witty and roman...

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  • Author: Anne Gracie
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Berkley

A Sticky Situation - A Sugar Grove Mystery, #3

Jessie Crockett has written another Sugar Grove Mystery novel. “Sticky Situation” in a mystery novel set in Sugar Grove, New Hampshire during the sugar tapping season. Dani Greene belongs to the family who runs Greener Pastures and is a pil...

3 Stars
  • Author: Jessie Crockett
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Killer in the Kitchen - Murder, She Wrote

I was always a fan of the television show “Murder She Wrote”. I never missed it, and loved Angela Lansbury in the title role. “Killer in the Kitchen” by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain is one of forty-two books in the Murder She Wrote seri...

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  • Authors: Donald Bain, Jessica Fletcher
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

The Happy Hour Choir

Beulah Land (yes, that’s her name) plays jazzed-up hymns along with other music in a bar. Across the street is a Methodist church with a new preacher. Luke, the preacher, doesn’t like for classic hymns to be played in anything other than a...

4 Stars

An Amish Man of Ice Mountain - Ice Mountain, #2

The Amish Man of Ice Mountain by Kelly Long is a story of two brothers from Ice Mountain, Pennsylvania who are working on an oilrig in West Virginia. They are working there because opportunities in their hometown are not so great. The story...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kelly Long
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Amish, * Romance: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Mistress Firebrand - Renegades of Revolution, #3

I very seldom read historical fiction about the Revolutionary War period. However, “Mistress Firebrand” by Donna Thorland seemed to be, from the previews, a very interesting story about that time. There were so many tidbits that, although I...

4 Stars
  • Author: Donna Thorland
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: NAL

When Grace Sings - The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, #2

When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the second book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. In this series, the family secrets keep coming out. Secrets from both the past and the present revolve around the novel’s characters. It seems tha...

3 Stars

A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge - Samuel Craddock Mysteries

Terry Shames is the author of “A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge”, the fourth book in the Samuel Craddock Mystery series. I offered to review this book for Night Owl Reviews, but put off reading it because the title just didn’t call my name....

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A Foolish Consistency

I love reading about good things happening to good people, even after tragic events might make their lives difficult. “A Foolish Consistency” by Andrea Weir is such a book. Even though the storyline was not a new one, the problems encounter...

4 Stars

Mean Business on North Ganson Street

I just finished reading “Mean Business on North Ganson Street” by S. Craig Zahler. While the story held my interest as a thriller, it was far too “blood and guts” graphic for me. I would put a disclaimer on this novel that persons under a c...

3 Stars

Huckleberry Spring - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #4

“Huckleberry Spring” by Jennifer Beckstrand is the fourth novel in this series. I have also ready “Huckleberry Hill” and “Huckleberry Summer”. Each book is a story about the matchmaking escapades of Felty and Anna Helmuth. Anna is determine...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Harvest of Blessings - Seasons of the Heart, #5

I am always excited to begin a new book and was even more anxious to start “Harvest of Blessings” by Charlotte Hubbard. I began reading and although the book is very interesting and well written, I felt as if I were missing something. There...

4 Stars
  • Author: Charlotte Hubbard
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

A Fickle Wind

Elizabeth Bourne was a child during the London Blitz and World War II. After the armistice, England was still reeling from the effects of the war. There were still ration cards. Commodities were scarce because production ceased in favor of...

4 Stars

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