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Murder on the Moor - A Drew Farthering Mystery Book #5

“Murder on the Moor” by Julianna Deering is a novel about friendship, clandestine activities, village eccentrics, and murder. The dialogue reeks of Britain. I found this very enjoyable. This novel takes place in the Yorkshire moors in the v...

4 Stars

All By Myself, Alone - A Novel

“All By Myself, Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark, an international best-selling author, is another mystery in the “Queen of Suspense” list of novels. Celia Kilbride has been hired to lecture on precious gems on the maiden voyage of the Queen Ch...

4 Stars

Cicada Summer

I think that “Cicada Summer” by Maureen Leurck is a novel about hope, love, perseverance, starting over, and second chances at life. In more ways than one, Ms. Leurck gives the reader a glimpse at obstacles that can be overcome and the endu...

4 Stars

Murder in Mayfair - An Atlas Catesby Mystery, #1

D. M. Quincy has written a series debut novel. “Murder in Mayfair” is an Atlas Catesby Mystery and the first one in the series. The story takes place in 1814 in England, where Atlas and friend have stopped at an inn for some sustenance. Aft...

4 Stars

A Touch of Frost

Jo Goodman is one of my favorite western novelists. “A Touch of Frost” is the sixth book that I’ve read. I love her novels because not only are the plot and the subplot involved and appealing, the dialogue among the characters is humorous a...

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

Rachel's Dream - Hope Chest of Dreams, #3

“Rachel’s Dream” is the third book in the Hope Chest of Dreams series by Lisa Jones Baker. It is an Amish tale about a young woman who has dreams of her own. She is usually involved in some sort of mishap and makes her parents crazy with he...

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  • Author: Lisa Jones Baker
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

A Death in the Dales - A Kate Shackleton Mystery, #7

“A Death in the Dales” is the first book by Frances Brody that I have read. I wasn’t sure that I would like a British mystery, especially because the colloquial speech of Britain is so different. Phrases and words were foreign to me and for...

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An Extraordinary Union - The Loyal League, #1

“An Extraordinary Union” by Alyssa Cole was a very intriguing book about people of color working with the Union as spies in the South. Ellie Burns, a former slave, has the ability to remember with astonishing accuracy things, conversations,...

4 Stars

Marrying Jonah - A Wells Landing Romance, #6

Amy Lillard has written six books in the series, The Wells Landing Series. “Marrying Jonah” is the sixth book. These stories written about the Wells Landing community and its Amish residents portray life within the confines of the Amish rel...

4 Stars

The Devil's Country

“The Devil’s Country” by Harry Hunsicker is a murder mystery, thriller, crime novel about a former Texas Ranger. Arlo Baines is roaming Texas by bus, or by hitchhiking. All he wants to do is be in peace and read his books. Trouble seems to...

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In Farleigh Field - A Novel of World War II

Rhys Bowen is one of my favorite authors. She wrote the Royal Spyness Myusteries, the Constable Evans Mysteries, and the Molly Murphy Mysteries. I have read most of these and you will fine reviews on my blog. I have just read “In Farleigh F...

5 Stars

Titus Returns - A Wells Landing Romance, #5

“Titus Returns” by Amy Lillard tells the story of an Amish man who is sentenced to prison for five years. He was the driver in an accident that killed two friends and sentenced another to life in a wheelchair. Although he has not told the t...

4 Stars

Death Among Rubies - A Lady Frances Ffolkes Mystery, #2

“Death Among Rubies” by R. J. Koreto is set in Edwardian England and spotlights Frances Ffolkes, the sister of a Marquis. She is very active in civic organizations and a suffragette, which dismays her brother tremendously. She is very indep...

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In the Shadow of Lakecrest

I read an advanced review copy of “In the Shadow of Lakecrest” by Elizabeth Blackwell. The novel begins in 1928 as two passengers are returning amongst many to the United States from Europe by ship. One is a man from a purported wealthy fam...

3 Stars

The Paris Librarian - A Hugo Marston Novel

“The Paris Librarian” is a Hugh Marston crime fiction book by Mark Pryor. I had not read his books before and so found this novel to be appealing. I enjoy crime fiction and found that this setting in Paris with all the accompanying Parisian...

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Inheriting Edith

“Inheriting Edith” by Zoe Fishman was for me a study about accepting challenges and forging a way to resolve or live with them. Maggie Sheets is a house cleaner who lives with her two-year-old daughter. Years before she cleaned Liza house....

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Woman in the Shadows - Clara Vine, #2

“Woman in the Shadows” by Jane Thynne is the third book in the Clara Vine Series that I have read. Jane Thynne has become one of my very favorite authors. Not only is her subject matter one that I love to read about, but her style of writin...

5 Stars

Winter Sky

Chris Stewart has written a very good novel, “Winter Sky”. I always gravitate toward books set during World War II, especially those written about the French Resistance, the Malice, and what the people had to endure and how their homelands...

4 Stars

Death on the Sapphire - A Lady Frances Ffolkes Mystery, #1

R. J. Koreto has been a financial journalist and some of his work has appeared in mystery magazines. “Death on the Sapphire” is his first novel and highlights Frances Ffolkes, the sister of a Marquis. She is very active in civic organizatio...

4 Stars

Home for Christmas - Sanctuary Island, #4

“A Refuge at Highland Hall” is book three in Carrie Turansky’s Edwardian Brides series. After reading this I will definitely be reading the first two books. Set in England during World War I, this novel gives a glimpse of what it was like f...

4 Stars

Moral Defense - Samantha Brinkman, #2

I had heard about Marcia Clark’s books, but had never read them, so I was excited to do a review of “Moral Defense”. As a former prosecutor, I was interested in her writing style in this genre. The beginning of the novel vividly describes a...

3 Stars

Christmas at Dove Creek

Lucky for Thorpe Turlow that Lily Starr was a crack shot and was in the right place at the right time. Indian braves wounded Thorpe as he was travelling across Missouri in 1868. Not only was she a good shot, but was determined to make sure...

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  • Author: Scarlett Dunn
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Rom: Inspirational, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Honor Redeemed - Keys of Promise Book #2

I was very excited to find that I was selected to receive “Honor Redeemed” by Christine Johnson for an unrequired review. I usually enjoy most books by this publisher. This story is about a young woman, Prosperity Jones, who is engaged to m...

3 Stars
  • Author: Christine Johnson
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Revell

The Lost Deposition of Glynnis Smith McLean, Second-Class Survivor of the RMS Titanic - A Historical Novel

“The Lost Deposition of Glynnis Smith McLean” by Scott Stevens is an historical novel based on fact. Glynnis was a survivor of the RMS Titanic disaster. She and her new husband were sailing from Ireland to America to start their new life. S...

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Stalking Ground - A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, #2

“The Stalking Ground” by Margaret Mizushima is the second novel in her Timber Creek K-9 Mystery series. Like the first novel, “Killing Trail”, Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called on to solve the mystery of a missing woman. The w...

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Among the Wicked - A Kate Burkholder Novel

“Among the Wicked” was written by Linda Castillo and is one book in the Kate Burkholder series. One of her novels was adapted into a Lifetime original movie. I have read her work before and knew I was destined for a long time on the couch r...

5 Stars

In the Land of Milk and Honey - An Elizabeth Harris Novel

Jane Jensen is the author of “In the Land of Milk and Honey”. This is a crime novel and well worth the time spent reading it. This novel is set in the Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Harris is a detective with t...

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

The French War Bride - Wedding Tree, #2

Robin Wells has written a book in my favorite genre, historical fiction set in the 1930’s and 1940’s. “The French War Bride” is a book set in Paris, France and America. The story begins in 2016 with Kat Thompson visiting Amélie O’Conner at...

5 Stars
  • Author: Robin Wells
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

The Devil's Cold Dish - Will Rees Mysteries

If you like reading historical mystery novels, you will enjoy “The Devil’s Cold Dish’ by Eleanor Kuhns. This novel is set in Maine in 1796 on the farm of weaver Will Rees. Rees is an itinerant weaver moving from town to town weaving cloth f...

4 Stars

To Follow Her Heart - The Southold Chronicles, #3

Rebecca DeMarino’s Southold Chronicles series began with “A Place in His Heart”, which was set in England in the 1600’s. Because of religious persecution, the Horton’s leave England for the New World and freedom. “To Follow Her Heart” is a...

3 Stars
  • Author: Rebecca DeMarino
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Revell

Chasing the Heiress - The Muses' Salon Series

Rachael Miles has written quite an adventure in “Chasing the Heiress”. This novel is set in the time after the Napoleonic War. Lady Arabella Lucia Fairborne worked with her officer father on the battlefields tending the wounded soldiers. Co...

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The Pursuit of Pearls - Clara Vine, #4

“The Pursuit of Pearls” by Jane Thynne is book four in the Clara Vine series. Not only is the novel’s historical World War II setting my favorite setting but it is expertly written. This is a spy novel at its best. The main character is act...

5 Stars

At the Edge of Summer

“At the Edge of Summer” by Jessica Brockmole is a novel set in 1911 France. It is the story of a fifteen year old girl, Clare Ross, a Scottish lass, who has been left alone since her mother left and her father died. A friend of her mother’s...

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The Devil You Know

I have read quite a few books by Jo Goodman and have enjoyed each and every one. “The Devil You Know” is no different. I love the way Ms. Goodman develops the characters in her novels. The dialogue is refreshing and humorous and is what mak...

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

Remember the Ladies

“Remember the Ladies” by Gina L. Mulligan was quite an interesting novel. I was not prepared to be as interested as I was. I thought that this would be just another story of an orphan who wanted to be successful. Instead, I got an education...

4 Stars

The Mechanic

I was expecting a very different book from the one I read, “The Mechanic” by Alan Gold. This book was difficult for me to read because of the subject matter. It begins as Theodore Broderick’s family comes together for his funeral. Justice B...

4 Stars

Promise Lodge - Promise Lodge, #1

Reading “Promise Lodge” by Charlotte Hubbard brought to mind the strength and determination of women who have set their minds on accomplishing something worthwhile. The Bender sisters have each known heartache and tragedy in their lives and...

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

The Memory of Us

“The Memory of Us” by Camille Di Maio is the story of a girl from a family in post-war Britain beginning in 1937. The young socialite, Julianne Wescott, decided to apply to nursing school to try to make a difference and also to irritate her...

4 Stars

Radio Girls

I was anxious to read “Radio Girls” by Sarah-Jane Stratford and I was not disappointed. The novel is based on the birth and first years of the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company. This is an historical novel, but the contents depict the c...

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  • Author: Sarah Jane Stratford
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

One Way or Another

I anticipated reading this novel as soon as I read the first chapter. It really piqued my interest. I was looking forward to finding out who would have murdered the young woman with the luscious red hair. I anticipated following the story a...

3 Stars

The Secrets of Flight

“Secrets of Flight” by Maggie Leffler was a surprise novel for me. I wasn’t enamored of the book at the beginning, but as I read further I found that I was drawn in to the story of Mary Browning. Knowing that at her age anything could happe...

4 Stars

In Dublin's Fair City - Molly Murphy Mysteries

“In Dublin’s Fair City” is book number six in the Molly Murphy Series by Rhys Bowen. It is always helpful to follow the series in order because previous novels lend understanding to the current one being read. In this novel, Molly Murphy is...

4 Stars

The Edge of Dreams - Molly Murphy Mysteries

The Molly Murphy Mystery series by Rhys Bowen is one of my favorites. This series blends the history of a by-gone era with the tenacity of a young woman as she gets herself into all kinds of trouble. In “The Edge of Dreams”, someone is comm...

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Time of Fog and Fire - Molly Murphy Mysteries

“Time of Fog and Fire” by Rhys Bowen is a Molly Murphy mystery. It is set in New York City and San Francisco in 1906. Captain Daniel Sullivan is asked to take on an assignment by the Secret Service. Molly does not know where Daniel is durin...

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Killing Trail - A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, #1

Margaret Mizushima has written a great action novel, “Killing Trail”. This is her debut novel and I hope the first in a long line of novels about Mattie Cobb and Robo. I liked the fact that Mattie is her own person and can stand up to the m...

4 Stars

Silence in the Dark - Logan Point, #4

Patricia Bradley has written a very good mystery-thriller in “Silence in the Dark”. I assumed that there had been a previous novel written about the Adams family of Logan Point since there were allusions to a previous story. That did not bo...

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

Promised to the Crown - Daughters of New France, #1

Aimie K. Runyan has written a wonderful debut novel about the early settlers in Quebec, Canada. “Promised to the Crown” tells the story of three young ladies who have been selected, due to different circumstances, to travel to Canada to be...

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The Dinner Party

“The Dinner Party” by Brenda Janowitz was a thought-provoking novel. The plot involves a dinner party given as a Seder Supper. Rebecca Gold of Greenwich has been dating Henry Rothschild for about three months and asks her mother if she may...

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Lost Among the Living

I normally do not enjoy ghost stories of any kind, so when I received “Lost Among the Living” by Simone St. James from www.NightOwlReviews.com I was a bit skeptical that I would enjoy reading it. I was very surprised because almost from the...

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  • Author: Simone St. James
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

Paris Is Always a Good Idea

“Paris Is Always a Good Idea” by Nicolas Barreau is a wonderful love story. Set in Paris, this romance made me feel bright and light as a butterfly. I enjoyed the description of the Paris streets and shops, gardens and savory smells that th...

4 Stars

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