This is a very enjoyable story. How can you not like Abigail and Jeremiah. Though this is a different Jeremiah than Abigail thought. Abigail is a nurse during the end of the civil war and ends up marrying a dying soldier and than going to live with his family. Then one day she learns she did not marry their son but someone else.. What will they all do? There are some funny moments and some sad moments during this book but not a dull one. I received this book from.bookfun.org for a fair and honest opinion.
Monthly Archives: September 2015
The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz
I love reading about the time period of the American Revolution especially since not as many write about it. This one is so well done. It takes place after the war is over and has many twists and turns in the romance and a little bit of intrigue. It is very hard to put down and I did not want to. I loved the characters of Sophie, Seamus and his daughter, Lily Cate. This story makes you laugh and cry. I received a copy of this book from Revell reads for a fair and honest opinion. The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general’s past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre? Triumph and tragedy, loyalty and betrayal–readers find it all in the rich pages of this newest historical novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz. Her careful historical details immerse the reader in the story world, and her emotional writing and finely tuned characters never cease to enchant fans both old and new.
Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen
This is such a fun series. This one did not disappoint. I love reading about Lady Georgiana. She is so much fun but I would not have wanted to be an heir to a throne and have to worry so much about creating a scandal. It is always fun when she is sent to do something by the queen and then this helps her to eat. Keep these books coming especially because I need to find out how this one continues.
Ties That Bind by Cindy Woodsmall
This was such a fantastic story. It was so different than most of the other Amish stories I have read. What would anyone do if they found out their child was switched with another child at birth. This is so well done. It is going to be hard waiting for the next book in this series. I love all the characters. How will Ariana and Skylar handle trading places for a while. This would be hard for anyone. I received this book from Blogging for Books for a fair and honest opinion. 0 0 0
About This Book
Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world is about to unravel. Will holding tightly to the cords of family keep them together—or simply tear them apart?
Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family’s ever-expanding brood and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach.
Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.
Despite how things look, Quill’s goal has always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including the reasons he left. After returning to Summer Grove on another matter, he unearths secrets about Ariana and her family that she is unaware of. His love and loyalty to her beckons him to try to win her trust and help her find a way to buy the café—because when she learns the truth that connects her and a stranger named Skylar Nash, Quill knows it may upend her life forever.
Ties That Bind is the first novel in the Amish of Summer Grove series.
– See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=242924#sthash.qv8Vhyun.dpufCindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the Foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family. – See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=72213#sthash.IwoNXLmN.dpuf
Minute Zero by Todd Moss
This is a good thriller. I enjoyed the characters. There were many twists and turns in this story. This is best from the middle of the story to the end. The beginning dragged a little but the author made up for it from the middle to the end. I received this ebook through the firsttoread program for a fair and honest opinion.
Fear Not by Anne Baxter Campbell
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
I so hope that there will be many more books featuring Veronica and Stoker. They work so well together. What other adventures can they have together. Love this time period and the thrills are fantastic.I received this book from Firsttoread for a fair and honest opinion.
In her thrilling new series, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries, returns once more to Victorian England…and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.
London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England now gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.
But fate has other plans, as Veronica discovers when she thwarts her own abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron with ties to her mysterious past. Promising to reveal in time what he knows of the plot against her, the baron offers her temporary sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker—a reclusive natural historian as intriguing as he is bad-tempered. But before the baron can deliver on his tantalizing vow to reveal the secrets he has concealed for decades, he is found murdered. Suddenly Veronica and Stoker are forced to go on the run from an elusive assailant, wary partners in search of the villainous truth.
The End Game by Catherine Coulter
I think this is one of my favorite in this series. I love Nicholas and Mike. They are such a great team. It was great to get them and get Savich and Sherlock. They all work so well together. It was hard to put this book down. There were lots of thrills and chills. I received a copy of this book from Firsttoread for a fair nod
The Assassin by Clive Cussler
Daughters of the Heart by Caryl McAddo With giveaway
This was a wonderful western romance. I really loved the Buckmeyer family. This makes me want to read the first 4 books in the series. This one pretty much stands alone but the tidbits about the rest of the family from previous books makes you want to read them all. Should Henry(the father) allow his two older daughters that are at home to date the men that they like. This whole family is funny and wonderful. I really look forward to the next book to find out what happens to all the rest of the family. I received this book for a fair and honest opinion from the author. Link to purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1512273791
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God’s perfect plan is sometimes so hard to determine.
Gwendolyn, Cecelia, and the youngest, Bonnie, make a pact never to break their father’s heart like their big sister did. Then their determination is sorely tried when suitors show up, and he gets so pigheaded with his rules.
Will Henry survive his daughters coming of age? Will they endure and keep their promises to each other?
From one man asking to court her—who Daddy sends packing—Gwen goes to three! How can she ever decide? Cecelia knows exactly who she wants, but she’s still a year away from Daddy’s acceptable courting age. What if her beau doesn’t know or won’t wait? And Bonnie hates being the baby and wants to be grown-up more than just about anything…except her man. She is for sure and for certain in love.
In his life, Henry Buckmeyer has never been so beside himself. His little girls are so young, just babies, too young. He hates the whole idea of men coming to take them away and is inclined to shoot every one of them, but praise God for a level-headed, loving wife and step-mother! She helps keep him sane amidst the female chaos. Packed with fun, romance, deception, action, heartbreak and tears, this delightful Christian novel keeps the twists and turns coming.
Will the Buckmeyer home ever be settled and peaceful again? Will any of his daughters find true love…a man he’ll approve and to whom he can give his blessing?
About the Author
Caryl, praying her story gives God glory, loves writing for Christian genres–historical and contemporary romance, Biblical fiction, and mid-grade especially. In 2014, Simon and Schuster debuted VOW UNBROKEN, a historical Christian romance set in 1832 Texas, and Caryl followed with three additional novels. In April, LADY LUCK’S A LOSER (contemporary, mature, inspirational romance) September’s debut, HEARTS STOLEN (set in 1839-1844), book two of her historical Christian Texas Romances–a #1 Amazon Best-seller, and in November, A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS, volume one of her new Biblical fiction series, The Generations–also an Amazon #1 Best-seller.
For every good blessing – including ten children (four by birth, six by marriage) and sixteen grandsugars – she gives God the glory. Caryl lives a country-life with Ron, her high school sweetheart husband of forty-seven years and two grandsons, in the woods a few miles south of Clarksville, Red River County seat, located in far Northeast Texas with two grandsons Christian (16) and Benjamen (13).