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Travis

“Travis” by Georgian Gentry is one of a series of books called “The Texans”. It is the story of a Texas Ranger who is injured in a gunfight and is not able to shoot with precision any more. Violet is a dance hall girl who is trying to get o...

4 Stars
  • Author: Georgina Gentry
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

A Magical Christmas

Heather Graham has written another “keeper”. I read “A Magical Christmas” and it was truly that. This is the story of a marriage in trouble. A family with Mom, Dad and three kids, none of whom are on the same wave length. They have grown mi...

4 Stars
  • Author: Heather Graham
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

Twin Willows

“Twin Willows” by Kay Cornelius takes place in the Northwest Territory around 1782. It begins in 1764 with the birth of twin girls to a Delaware Indian woman, Silverwillow, and her husband, a white Scottish trader named Ian McNight. Silverw...

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Orders from Berlin

When I read, I inadvertently put myself in the story as I follow it in print. I begin to feel the cold, the mist, the rain, the sun and other elements of the narrative. I also put myself in the time and place where the story takes place. I...

5 Stars

Reconstructing Jackson

“Reconstructing Jackson” by Holly Bush was a great historical fiction novel. The story gave an excellent portrayal of life in post-Civil War Missouri. Reed Jackson is a lawyer who fought for the south in the war and subsequently was wheel-c...

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  • Author: Holly Bush
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: BookBaby

Rosemary Opens Her Heart - Home at Cedar Creek, Book Two

“Rosemary Opens Her Heart” by Naomi King is another of my Amish novels. For some reason I gravitate towards this kind of book. Rosemary Yutsy is a young widow with a daughter who lives with her father-in-law and keeps house for him. Even th...

4 Stars

A Prescription for Love - The Oklahoma Lovers Series

“A Prescription for Love” by Callie Hutton did not start out to be one of my favorite stories. I am not particularly in tune with novels about weak women and I was sure this book would be that. Heidi Lester runs away from her overprotective...

4 Stars

An Amish Gift - A Novel

“An Amish Gift” by Cynthia Keller is a wonderful Christmas book. It’s the story of a down-on-their-luck English family who inherits a home and business in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Their troubles have led to disillusionment and distress among...

4 Stars

Return to Willow Lake - The Lakeshore Chronicles

“Return to Willow Lake” by Susan Wiggs was a quick read for me. I very much enjoyed the premise of the story. Sonnet returns to her childhood home for the marriage of her step-sister. While there she runs into an old friend who has never le...

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  • Author: Susan Wiggs
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: MIRA

An Amish Holiday - Two Heartwarming Tales

“An Amish Holiday” by Cynthia Keller is an anthology featuring two Amish Christmas stories. The first, “An Amish Christmas” should be required reading by all pre-teen and teen youngsters. It is the story of a well-to-do family, who enjoys t...

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Grace's Folly

“Grace’s Folly” by Kathleen Lawless was an historical western romance. It’s the story of Grace Abbott, who against her father’s wishes, has become a doctor and practices medicine in small towns in the west. She is always moving from town to...

3 Stars

Innocent Heart

“Innocent Heart” by Millie Ledford Lee was an historical romance set in Kentucky. I really enjoyed this book. It’s the story of Faith Boone, her dictatorial father, Jedidiah, is a preacher who mysteriously and quickly moved himself and Fait...

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Becoming Clementine

Wow! I just finished a barn-burner of a book. “Becoming Clementine” by Jennifer Niven is a wonderful book set in England and France during World War II during the summer of 1944. It’s the story of a WASP (Women Air-Force Service Pilots), Ve...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jennifer Niven
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Plume

Fire Creek - K.T. Randal, #1

“Fire Creek” by Anne Patrick was a very intriguing book. I was caught from the beginning of the story. There was just the right amount of romance, suspense and tension to keep me reading until I finished the book. The characters were so bel...

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Pitch Perfect - A Cricket Creek Novel

“PitchPerfect” by LuAnn McLane did not fulfill my expectations. I liked the characters, but the premise of the story was lost on me. Mia is the daughter of a very rich man and decides that she needs to prove herself capable of handling her...

3 Stars
  • Author: LuAnn McLane
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Signet

She Can Tell - She Can, #2

“She Can Tell” by Melinda Leigh was a wonderful read. I was so enthralled with the story line that I read this book in two days. Rachel Parker returns to her home in Pennsylvania after a riding accident causes her to forego her career. She...

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The Temptation of Mrs. Emily Templeton

“The Temptation of Mrs. Emily Templeton” by Naomi Dathan is the best book I have read so far this year. I lost myself in it and couldn’t put it down before finishing. This book has it all…horror, romance, fear, kindness, selflessness, and m...

5 Stars

Autumn Winds - Seasons of the Heart, #2

Charlotte Hubbard has written a series of books called Seasons of the Heart. I just finished reading “Autumn Winds”, the second book in this series. I really enjoyed this book and the story of a quaint little town in Missouri where there ar...

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

The Last Renegade

“The Last Renegade” by Jo Goodman was a page-turner for sure. It begins on a train traveling through 1888 Wyoming Territory where a man is murdered. Kellen Coltrane just happens to be on the same train and helps the victim, Nat Church. Or w...

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

The Mad Lord's Daughter

“The Mad Lord’s Daughter” by Jane Goodger was a most interesting book to read. It seems that Melissa has been locked away in her suite of rooms her whole life by a father who was scared to death that his daughter would contract some disease...

4 Stars

Wild Texas Rose - Whispering Mountain

Jodi Thomas has written a series of books called the Whispering Mountain Series. I have just finished reading one of these, “Wild Texas Rose”. I loved this book. I didn’t know what to expect when reading the first chapter, but as I read fur...

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  • Author: Jodi Thomas
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Berkley

Her Amish Man

I just finished reading “Her Amish Man” by Erin Bates. This is a novel that is a cross between an Amish romance and a murder mystery. I really enjoyed this book. I thought the characters were believable and perfectly depicted. I was not fon...

4 Stars

Blackstone's Bride

“Blackstone’s Bride” by Kate Moore is a wonderful historical romance novel. Set in England in 1825, this novel has it all. I loved the hero, who was dashing, debonair, devilish, and determined. Lyle Massing, the Baron Blackstone had been ca...

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  • Author: Kate Moore
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Berkley

Honor O'Flynn - A Search for the True Will of God

I chose to read “Honor O’Flynn” by James Bailey because I really enjoy reading about historical themes. I was drawn to this novel because of the title and because of the synopsis that I read before requesting this title. At first I was a li...

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The Gifted

I love to read novels about the Amish and Mennonites. I think it brings a sense of peace to me to share in the simple way of life that these two communities of people live. I had not read anything about the Shakers, however, until I read “T...

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

High Stakes

“High Stakes” by Chad Strong was a really great book. I had my doubts when I started it because I thought it would have a plot like so many other books I’ve read, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Curt Prescott is a professional gambler...

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Patchwork Hearts

“Patchwork Hearts” by Cindi Myers was set in the time right after the Civil War in Texas where emotions still ran high for anyone who was perceived to be a traitor to the Confederacy. Trace Abernathy, a Virginian who fought for the North, c...

4 Stars

Shunning Sarah

I finished reading “Shunning Sarah” by Julie Kramer and was disappointed that I reached the end. This book was intriguing and frustrating at the same time. I always enjoy mysteries, especially when they take place in an Amish or Mennonite c...

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The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter is a delightful book about an Amish widow who decides to offer quilting classes in her home to supplement her meager income so that she won’t be a burden to her children. Emma Yo...

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What You Do To Me

I started to read this ebook with high hopes. The synopsis sounded great. At first, I really liked Kelin's spirit and her tenacity in caring for Emily-Mae. I was less impressed with Henry Quartermaine. He seemed to be a self-serving, egotis...

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  • Author: Kendra Mei Chailyn
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books, Romantic Elements, * Romance: Sweet
  • Publisher: Devine Destinies

The Search - Secrets of Crittenden County, #2

The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book Two is called “The Search”, written by Shelley Shepard Gray. This book is a sequel to the first book of the series, “Missing”. I really enjoyed this book. It is set in a little eastern Kentucky town in...

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  • Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Amish, * Romance: Inspirational, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Avon Inspire

Emily and Einstein

When I started “Emily and Einstein” I was a little apprehensive about reading a dog story. However, after I read the first chapter, I was hooked. This is a story about a marriage more than a story about a dog. It’s the story of a very self-...

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The Scarlet Bride - School For Brides, #3

I really liked this book. The story kept me on the edge the whole way through. I thought that the interaction between Laura and Simon was funny and serious at the same time. I loved the different characters who were in the sub-plot. This my...

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Dancing With Velvet

“Dancing with Velvet” by Judy Nickles is a story set in San Angelo, Texas during the late 1040’s. Celeste is a young woman living with her father. She has graduated from high school and works as a bookkeeper at the local Woolworth’s. Her fa...

4 Stars

The Lawman's Surrender - Calhoun Sisters, Book 2

In this story of the Old West, we find Suzannah Calhoun at a dance given by her sister and her husband. She meets U.S. Marshall Jedidiah Brown. Sparks fly between them, but neither of them seem too keen on each other. I must say that the fi...

4 Stars

Hunter's Heart

“Hunter’s Heart” by Laurel Natale is a book of romance, suspense and intrigue set in the Old West. Kate Melrose and her brother Toby and their big wolfhound are being pursued by unknown men for unknown reasons. Thankfully a good looking str...

4 Stars

Death of an Artist

“Death of an Artist” was a thrilling story by Kate Wilhelm. I was so taken in by the descriptive explanations of the art work that I could actually picture it in my mind. I was also caught up in the interaction among the grandmother, Marnie...

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Miss Shaw and the Doctor

First of all, I really liked the premise of the book. It had a little different story line than others like it. I really liked the doctor. I had a hard time with Miss Shaw, however. She couldn't seem to make up her mind about marrying the g...

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So Pretty It Hurts - Bailey Weggins Mysteries

I thought this was a great mystery novel. I read this book in two days and would have been done sooner, but I work an eight-hour day too. The plethora of suspects in the death of a super model kept me guessing all the way to the end. I was...

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Married at Midnight

I usually do not like regency romances. However, this book was really good from start to finish. I especially liked the main character, Roxanne. She was not the little demure hot house flower most regency heroines seem to be like. I liked h...

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Missing - The Secrets of Crittenden County, #1

"Missing" by Shelley Shepard Gray was a very good book. It was interesting in that the contrast between Englischers and Amish was noted throughout. This story held me with moments of intrigue, glimpses of romantic interest and heartwarming...

4 Stars
  • Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Amish, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Avon Books

Where Lilacs Still Bloom - A Novel

Jane Kirkpatrick has written a great novel. I just fiished "Where Lilacs Still Bloom" and was so sad that I had finished the book. I loved this characterization of Hulda Klager and her family's story. Hulda was an inspiration to all who hav...

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Stone Heart's Woman

I finished this book in about a week. I liked the book, but had a hard time keeping interested. There were so many things that happend to Stone Heart and Aiden from the beginning page that it was hard for me to keep up. I really liked the s...

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A Rainbow for Christmas

"A Rainbow for Christmas" started out just fine for my taste. The story line was one that I really enjoy - wagon train heading westward - damsel in distress - that sort of thing. Meg and her little niece were traveling alone to Denver via w...

3 Stars

Mr. Monfort's Marriage

I really enjoyed this book. I especially liked the spirit of Lady Verity. She overcame so many adversities with dignity and grace. I was rooting for her the whole book. Matthew was an interesting man. His problems stemmed from a long ago sl...

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Love on the Range

I enjoyed the book after I read a few chapters. I was less than enamored by Gracelynn at the beginning of the book, thinking she was a spoiled little brat, but by the end of the story, I really liked her. I thought the premise of the story...

4 Stars

Brazos Bride - Men of Stone Mountain, #1

I found this book to be very entertaining. I read it in one afternoon because I had to know who was trying to murder Hope, the heroine. Her interaction with Micah and their relationship was the heart of the story. I really got into the stor...

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Forbidden Son

This book is a keeper. During the first chapter, I didn't think I would like this book at all. However, reading about Tripp and Honey Belle's romance drew me into their lives. I'm sure the storyline has been written about before, but this w...

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Jake's Revenge

I first started "Jake's Revenge" and thought that this was a book I would like. However, the shortness of the story left me wanting a great deal more. There was just so much more that could have been written. I was truly disappointed in the...

3 Stars

Christmas Stranger

I loved this book. This story gave me such a warm, cozy feeling as I read it. I love stories like this where I can curl up on the couch and read contentedly. The heroine was so lovely and her character was so creative and inventive. I loved...

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