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Shady Cross

Shady Cross by James Hankins is a book about Stokes, a small time criminal in the little town of Shady Cross, Indiana, who happens upon a kidnapping and ransom plot. For once in his life, he is determined to do the right thing and save a li...

4 Stars

Love Me Tender - A Caribou Crossing Romance, #5

“Love Me Tender” by Susan Fox is a contemporary romance novel from the Caribou Crossing Romance Series. This is the story of Dave Cousins, proprietor of the Wild Rose Inn, and Cassidy Esperanza, a hitchhiker, who literally falls into his bu...

3 Stars

Paper Love - Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

I was excited to begin reading “Paper Love” by Sarah Wildman, published by Riverhead Books. I found the beginning of the book to be quite interesting and informative. The book deals with the time before, during and after World War II as liv...

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A Promise to Protect - Logan Point, #2

A Promise to Protect by Patricia Bradley is a murder mystery set in a small town where everyone knows each other. Leigh Somerall has been gone from town for a very long time, was married and is now widowed with a small son. She calls Ben, a...

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

Texas Mail Order Bride - Bachelors of Battle Creek, #1

I’ve always enjoyed westerns with a bit of romance and this book is no exception. Delta Dandridge has been duped into coming to Battle Creek, Texas to marry a rancher. She answered an ad in a newspaper and began a correspondence with Cooper...

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Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

I have been reading novels by Jennifer Chiaverini for many years, including all of her Elm Creek Quilt series. I recently read “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” and was captivated by it. This latest novel, “Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival” is as wonderful a...

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  • Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Plume

Hope Rising - Of Love and War, #2

“Hope Rising” by Stacy Henrie is a novel about World War I in France. It is the second book in the “Of Love and War” series. The United States Army Nurse Corp, established in 1901, had approximately 10,000 nurses serving overseas. If these...

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  • Author: Stacy Henrie
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Forever

The Dead Will Tell - A Kate Burkholder Novel, #6

“The Dead Will Tell” by Linda Castillo was an interesting read. Because of the subject matter, it held my interest throughout. The story begins thirty-five years earlier as a young Billy Hochstetler is awakened in the middle of the night by...

4 Stars

Through the Glass

This review of “Through the Glass” by Shannon Moroney is a really hard one for me to write. The first chapter begins, while Shannon is at a convention, with a knock on the hotel door as Shannon is writing thank you notes for gifts received...

4 Stars

The Remedy for Love

After reading some of the reviews on the cover of this book, I was anxious to read “The Remedy for Love” by Bill Roorbach. A romance novel written by a man would certainly have a different slant than those written by most romance novelists....

3 Stars

Hounded - Andy Carpenter Novels, #12

I like to read almost every kind of novel, including mysteries and thrillers. “Hounded” by David Rosenfelt is an “Andy Carpenter” mystery, one of thirteen written by Rosenfelt. I was not familiar with Rosenfelt’s novels previously and so wa...

4 Stars

Letters from Skye

“Letters from Skye” by Jessica Brockmole was a beautifully written love story. It takes place in the form of letters between an American and a woman, a poet actually, who lives on the island of Skye. The story begins innocently when the Ame...

4 Stars

The Darkest Hour

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like if the Nazis had won the Second World War? What if they had invaded England and continued their reign of terror, especially focusing on the Jewish population? “The Darkest Hour” by Tony Sc...

4 Stars

When Mercy Rains - The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, #1

“When Mercy Rains” by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the first book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. The secrets of an Old Order Mennonite family threaten to destroy them. Suzanne, a 17 year old girl finds herself in trouble. Her mother sends her...

4 Stars

Emma Blooms At Last - One Big Happy Family, #2

I liked reading this book because I love reading about a simpler life. The community spirit among the characters was heart-warming. “Emma Blooms at Last” by Naomi King is a novel about the Amish community at Cedar Creek. Emma Graber, always...

4 Stars
  • Author: Naomi King
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Amish, * Romance: Inspirational
  • Publisher: NAL

The Amish Bride of Ice Mountain - Ice Mountain, #1

“The Amish Bride of Ice Mountain” by Kelly Long was different from other books I’ve read in the same genre. While the Amish influence and dictates were somewhat the same, there seemed to be a genuine concern and appreciation for the “Englis...

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

Out of the Depths - An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The story of the sinking of the U.S.S Indianapolis during the Second World War has always fascinated me. I never could imagine that the ship went down without the Navy launching a search for her. She had delivered her highly sensitive cargo...

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The Secrets of the Notebook - A Woman's Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family Secret

In “The Secrets of the Notebook”, Eve Haas has chronicled her search to uncover her great, great grandmother Emilie’s romance and marriage to Prince August of Prussia, a member of the Hohenzollern ruling family. She is really trying to dete...

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Nowhere to Turn - Hidden Identity, #2

“Nowhere to Turn” is the second book in Lynette Eason’s Hidden Identity series. I really enjoyed reading the first book in the series, “No One to Trust”, and was sure I would be entranced by her second book. I was totally hooked after the f...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lynette Eason
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Revell

Desperate Hearts

Rosanne Bittner has written many novels and I have read quite a few of her works. In fact, I wonder that she can come up with new story lines. However in “Desperate Hearts” she has done just that. Although it’s a classic tale of a runaway h...

4 Stars

Cavendon Hall - Cavendon Hall, #1

“Cavendon Hall” by Barbara Taylor Bradford is a novel of the aristocratic Ingham family and the Swann family members who have served them for centuries. The Earl of Mowbray, Charles Ingham and his family, wife Felicity, daughters Deirdre, D...

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The Daughters of Mars

“The Daughters of Mars”, written by Thomas Keneally, a prolific author who wrote “Schindler’s List”, was a very good novel about the nurses of World War I. This particular novel was written about two Australian sisters, both nurses, who sig...

4 Stars

For All Time - Nantucket Brides Trilogy, #2

“For All Time” is a new novel by Jude Deveraux. I have read most of Ms. Deveraux’s books, but will admit that it’s been a few years since I’ve read one of her novels. I was looking forward to reading this one. However, I was unable to finis...

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It Takes a Scandal

Sebastian Vane is a broken man. He returned from Waterloo with a shattered knee, a mad father, and a lost inheritance. He had no funds to recoup his losses. His father was raving mad and rumors abounded that he was also a thief. His best fr...

4 Stars
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books

The Sweetness

“The Sweetness”, a novel by Sande Boritz Berger kept me interested until the end. The story starts in Vilna, Lithuania in 1941 as the Polish Jews are being herded into the woods to their death by the invading Nazis. The Kaninski’s are a fam...

4 Stars

I've Got You Under My Skin

Mary Higgins Clark’s novels are always favorites of mine. I just finished “I've Got You Under My Skin” and loved it. I enjoy books whose words convince me to read quickly and turn pages until I find out “who done it”. I liked this book beca...

4 Stars

Caroline's Secret - Wells Landing, #1

“Caroline’s Secret” by Amy Lillard is a good story about a Swartzentruber Amish woman from Tennessee who harbors a secret. She has left her family and come to Wells Landing, Oklahoma where she is thought to be a young Amish widow with a del...

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

A Simple Hope - A Lancaster Crossroads Novel

“A Simple Hope" by Rosalind Lauer, is a novel in the “Lancaster Crossroads” series. I was very interested in this book because the story told of overcoming physical obstacles and going on with your life. Rachel King has loved James Lapp for...

4 Stars

Where the Horses Run - The Heroes of Heartbreak Creek, #2

“Where the Horses Run" by Kaki Warner, is the third book in the series “The Heroes of Heartbreak Creek”. I enjoyed the book quite a bit. It was a look into the differences between the American West and Scotland and England in the late 19th...

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  • Author: Kaki Warner
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Berkley

Christmas in July - Christmas, Colorado, #2

I really enjoyed the book “Christmas in July" by Debbie Mason. It is the story of a soldier who is MIA in Afghanistan and the wife and baby he left behind. Jack Flaherty has been missing for almost 18 months and his wife Grace has just abou...

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  • Author: Debbie Mason
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Forever

Huckleberry Summer - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #2

I read and reviewed “Huckleberry Hill” by Jennifer Beckstrand, and have just finished her novel “Huckleberry Summer”. I was pleasantly taken back to Felty and Annie Helmuth’s home. I very much enjoy the humerous banter between Felty and Ann...

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

Hope at Dawn - Of Love and War, #1

“Hope at Dawn" by Stacie Henry, is the first book in the series “Of Love and War”. I very much enjoyed the book because of the subject matter and because of the way it was written. This story takes place during the Great War – World War I –...

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  • Author: Stacy Henrie
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Forever

In Want of a Wife

“In Want of a Wife” by Jo Goodman was a good read. I also read Ms. Goodman’s “The Last Renegade”. I really loved both books and will be looking for more from Ms. Goodman. Morgan Longstreet was a newcomer to town, having bought a large ranch...

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  • Author: Jo Goodman
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Berkley

A Single Breath

“A Single Breath” by Lucy Clarke was a very interesting book. I felt so sorry for the young widow, Eva, and was hopeful that her trip back to her husband’s boyhood home would help her grieving. Nothing she finds there corroborates what she...

4 Stars

Susanna's Dream - The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley, Book Two

I am a fan of novelist Marta Perry. I have read many of her novels and just recently enjoyed "Susanna’s Dream", the second book in the Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley series. I enjoy Ms. Perry’s books because her writing is so believable. S...

4 Stars
  • Author: Marta Perry
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Amish, * Romance: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Berkley

A Shocking Delight

I was delighted with Jo Beverly’s novel, “A Shocking Delight”. I have read her books before and always enjoy them. I am usually not a fan of Regency novels, but I must say that this one kept me interested all the way to the last page. I lik...

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  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Signet

The Hidden Child

I have just finished reading “The Hidden Child” by Camilla Läckberg. It is a story about a crime writer and her policeman husband who are trading child-care responsibilities for their one-year-old daughter for a while. Erika Falck and her h...

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  • Author: Camilla Lackberg
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Pegasus

The Quilted Heart Omnibus - Three Novellas in One

"The Quilted Heart" by Mona Hodgson is a collection of three novellas in one printed book. I enjoyed this collection very much. I have family who live in the St. Charles, Missouri area and I always enjoy reading about areas of interest to m...

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  • Author: Mona Hodgson
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Inspirational
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press

An Affair of Vengeance - Affair, #1

The first few sentences of “An Affair of Vengeance” by Jamie Michele were so intriguing that I just had to keep reading. At first I wasn’t sure who the bad guy was and I was afraid that Evangeline would get trapped with the wrong man. Olive...

4 Stars

The Memory of Lost Senses

“The Memory of Lost Senses” by Judith Kinghorn is a story of a countess who has returned home to England after living abroad for many years. She is much older and is living in her memories of her life before. These memories are being writte...

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  • Author: Judith Kinghorn
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: NAL

A Nation in the Red - The Government Debt Crisis and What We Can Do About It

“A Nation in the Red” by Murray Holland is not the typical book that I read. For one thing, it is a non-fiction book about our nation’s problems and how they began. I chose this book because I am increasingly worried about our nation’s futu...

4 Stars

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

“The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn” by Lori Benton is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. The story takes place in Morganton, North Carolina, on the eastern side of the Appalachian Mountains. Tamsen Littlejohn is basically on t...

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An Affair of Deceit - Affair, #2

“An Affair of Deceit” by Jamie Michele started out with a bang. I could not keep up with all the twists and turns of this spy thriller. Anything that seemed normal wasn’t. The relationships among the characters, main and supporting, were ve...

4 Stars

Through the Smoke

I very much enjoyed reading “Through the Smoke” by Brenda Novak. Ms. Novak is one of my favorite authors and I was not disappointed in this latest work. The Earl of Druridge wanted an heir. He married Katherine who was unfaithful from the s...

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A Simple Faith - A Lancaster Crossroads Novel

“A Simple Faith” by Rosalind Lauer was a very good book to read during the Christmas season. Although it had nothing to do with Christmas it did convey the spirit of giving and receiving as well as trying to have faith and hope when the odd...

4 Stars

The Smuggler Wore Silk - A Spy in the Ton Novel

I read “The Smuggler Wore Silk” by Alyssa Alexander in one day. I kept turning pages and saying to myself, “I’ll just read to the end of this chapter”. However I just kept on reading because this book was one you can’t put down because you...

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  • Author: Alyssa Alexander
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Berkley

Single by Saturday - Weekday Brides Series, #4

I read the novel “Single by Saturday" written by Catherine Bybee. I was expecting to read the same old romance novel, but this story was totally different from what I expected. I don’t want to give away the story line because it will ruin i...

4 Stars

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

Fannie Flagg has a winner in “the All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion”. I loved “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” and “A Redbird Christmas”. This novel is fast-paced and so very funny. I laughed out loud throughout the boo...

5 Stars

Amanda Weds a Good Man - One Big Happy Family, #1

“Amanda Weds a Good Man" by Naomi King, and published by Penguin was a very fast novel to read. The story is about a widow with three children who marries a widower with five children and the problems and promises that come with that merger...

4 Stars
  • Author: Naomi King
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Amish, * Romance: Inspirational
  • Publisher: NAL

Huckleberry Hill - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #1

“Huckleberry Hill" by Jennifer Beckstrand, and published by Zebra was a refreshing novel. I very much enjoyed the book and recommend it for an easy read. The story is about a young woman who is sent to help out elderly family in another loc...

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

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