A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

I am beginning to love reading books about WWI and this was a great one to read. It was fun to read how Penny and Alex meet and then get to know each other. Some of the historical bits were great also. I loved learning a little about the Zeppelins and other things with planes at that part of time. There was a little suspense in the story and a lot of romance. It was nice to see the difference in living in London or in the country. It was smart for people to send the children into the country if they could. This was a wonderful edition to the Highland Hall series. I received a copy of this book from Bloggingforbooks for a fair and honest opinion.  The Great War shakes the world of a spirited young woman and the brave British pilot she loves, taking her from London to her family s magnificent country estate, and sending him into the war-torn skies over France. Penny Ramsey has always considered Highland Hall her home, but when Britain becomes involved in World War One she travels to London to assist her sister Kate with the eight orphan children she and her husband Jon have taken into their home. Doing her part for the war effort takes priority over Penny s dreams of romance until she meets Alex Goodwin, a Royal Naval Air Service pilot in training. Alex is determined to prove his worth and do his part to defend his country. Knowing he is heading off for the dangerous assignment of chasing Zeppelins across the front line in France, he feels it s unwise to form any romantic attachments. But he can t help admiring the pretty, warmhearted Penny and wondering what it would be like to find her waiting when he returns home from the war. As Penny writes to Alex, their friendship blossoms, and she becomes his tie to home and normalcy as he faces the hardships war. But being an RNAS pilot means confronting the enemy, and the fallout form those experiences push Alex beyond Penny s reach. Can God mend the brokenness left by the losses of war? Will faith and forgiveness bring them together again?” 

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Desperate Escape by Lisa Harris

This book had really good suspense and great romance. I loved Dr. Mad die Gilbert who is kidnapped and Grant Reese who races to rescue her. They were friends growing up and when Grant hears from her parents that she had been kidnapped he drops everything to rescue her. There are a little t of twists and turns and it is a great read. I received this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion..  

The Heretic by Henry Vyner-Brooks

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to enjoy this book at first because it seemed to start a little slow in the beginning and I was confused as to all the characters but then all of a sudden it all came together for me and I couldn’t put it down. I loved the characters once I figured out who everyone was. Get through the first few chapters and then you will love the suspense and the romance in this historical fiction book during Reformation England. I hope to read more books by Henry Vyper-Brooks. I received this book from book fun.org for a fair and honest opinion.  In 1536 it seems the entire known world is changing–strange new lands are discovered and the Reformation is challenging Rome and its power. In England the king’s declaration of a new church and dissolution of the monasteries overturns the customs and authorities of centuries. In the new world order, spies abound and no one can be trusted.

To Brother Pacificus of the Abbey of St. Benet’s in Norfolk, it looks like his abbey alone will be spared dissolution. But this last Benedictine house is mired in murder and intrigue. Then when Pacificus falls under suspicion, more than his own dark past comes to light, while the body count keeps rising. Pacificus’s fate becomes entwined with that of three local children after their parents are arrested for treason and heresy. Protected only by this errant monk, a mysterious leper, and a Dutch eel-catcher, the children must quickly adjust; seeking their own identity, they soon find that neither parents nor protectors are quite what they seem.manages a large estate in the Lake District, a task which he combines with his work as an assistant pastor in a local church. 

Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz

This was one of my favorite books I have read by Jayne Ann Krentz. I loved how these two girls were such good friends at one time and then torn apart due to tragedy. This book then gets them back together due to mother tragedy but they are still close even though they haven’t seen each other in many years. I loved the suspense and the romance. I read this really fast because I couldn’t put this down. I received this from the firsttoread program for a fair and honest opinion.https://www.thereadingroom.com/book/secret-sisters/9572787Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters—until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves. They knew his name, the man who tried to brutally attack twelve-year-old Madeline in her grandmother’s hotel. They thought they knew his fate. He wouldn’t be bothering them anymore…ever. Still their lives would never be the same. Madeline has returned to Washington after her grandmother’s mysterious death. And at the old, abandoned hotel—a place she never wanted to see again—a dying man’s last words convey a warning: the secrets she and Daphne believed buried forever have been discovered. Now, after almost two decades, Madeline and Daphne will be reunited in friendship and in fear. Unable to trust the local police, Madeline summons Jack Rayner, the hotel chain’s new security expert. Despite the secrets and mysteries that surround him, Jack is the only one she trusts…and wants. Jack is no good at relationships but he does possess a specific skill set that includes a profoundly intimate understanding of warped and dangerous minds. With the assistance of Jack’s brother, Abe, a high-tech magician, the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the truth….

The Midwife’s Tale by Delia Parr

So wonderful. This is the first book in a new series called At Home in Trinity. Martha is a midwife from generations of midwife’s. She figured her daughter would follow in her footsteps when she runs away and joins a traveling troupe of actors. She goes off to try to find her and when she comes back to town without her daughter she is troubled to find that a new doctor is in town and trying to take her patients. She has many trials and tribulations before she might find happiness. I received this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest opinion.  
Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives who have served the families of Trinity, Pennsylvania, for generations. A widow with two grown children, she’s hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, but when Victoria runs off, Martha’s world is shattered. Worse, a new doctor has arrived in town, threatening her job, and she can’t remember a time when her faith has been tested more. Still determined to do the work she knows God intended for her, Martha is unprepared for all that waits ahead. Whether it’s trying to stop a town scandal, mending broken relationships, or feeling the first whispers of an unexpected romance, she faces every trial and every opportunity with hope and faith. Praise for “The Midwife’s Tale” “Fans of Jan Karon’s Mitford series should love Parr’s work.”–“Philadelphia Inquirer””This story has every good thing–believably flawed characters, romance, humor, and even a bit of mystery.”–Julie Klassen, bestselling author of “The Secret of Pembrooke Park” “I was reluctant to say farewell to my new friends from Trinity.”–Bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher “This book has plot twists that are rarely predictable and yet always plausible. Compelling.”–“Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel”

Change of Heart by Molly Jebber with giveaway

I loved this book. I read it while my husband was in surgery. Usually I can’t read much during his surgeries but I had trouble putting this one down. I loved Becca and Dr. Matt Carrington from the moment they met. I laughed and cried during this story. I am glad that I had little troubles with my mother-in-law. She has always been very nice to me. I liked reading about the Amish during the late 1890’s. Will they be able to get passed his mother-in-law and her prejudice. I received this book through Celebration Lit Blog tour for a fair and honest opinion. Come to my blog at https://bigreadersite.wordpress.com for a chance to win a free copy of this book.  The author is providing a book to win.  Please leave some form of  comment  with your contact information.  Also you could like my blog for an extra chance to win.  Please tell me if you liked.Information to share:

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A modern new century brings a young Amish woman an unexpected new life—and a chance to discover love’s true way home…
Ohio, 1899. Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith’s strict rules—until her fiancé jilted her before their entire community. She’s never been away from home, but the bustling Englischer town of Massillon, Ohio, is a welcome unexpected refuge. Especially when she goes to work for Dr. Matt Carrington, who shares her passion for healing those in need. His outgoing spirit and gentle strength show Becca a surprising new world of choices—and irresistible love. But there is one formidable obstacle: Matt’s wealthy mother is determined her son will marry a society woman.
With her newfound resolve challenged, Becca decides that she and Matt must not be destined for each other after all. She accepts that she will have to forge a life alone—until a wrenching crisis and life-changing revelations teach her that true faith lies in all things, especially impossible second chances .
About the Author
Molly Jebber is an educational, motivational, and Women’s Christian Connection speaker. She was raised in a small town in the Midwest, and insists if you had blinked twice, you would’ve missed it. She loves God, her family and friends, sunshine, swimming and traveling to the Amish communities. Creating historical Amish characters and throwing them into difficult situations and joyous times has been challenging and fun for her. The greatest reward she’s experienced in becoming an author is meeting wonderful people from all over the world who’ve been encouraging and supportive.celebratelitlogoblur1.png

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