Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Rancher of Convenience by Regina Scott - Review of the third book in the Lone Star Cowboy League




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Sweet mail-order bride Nancy Bennett can't believe it when her husband is exposed as a cattle rustler--and killed. And when the banker holding the ranch's mortgage questions whether she can run the ranch on her own, the pregnant widow has nowhere to turn. Until steady foreman Hank Snowden proposes marriage...

Racked with grief about his role in Lucas Bennett's death, Hank resolves to do right by theman's wife and child. So it's natural for him to step in as Nancy's newly minted husband. But the marriage of convenience may become more than a mere obligation...if only Hank and his bride can brave the first steps toward elusive true love.


MY  REVIEW
I have enjoyed many of Regina's books and this one was just as enjoyable. I loved the story line and how she told the story. You get pulled into the book and want to read quickly. There are a few twists to keep you interested. I can recommend this as a good read if you like Inspirational Historical Romance books.

I was given this book by Regina as a member of her review team for an honest review.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer - Review of the first book in the Ladies of Harper's Station




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She Trusts Him for the Job,
But Can She Trust Him With Her Heart?

Men are optional. That was the credo Emma Chandler's suffragette aunts taught her and why she established Harper's Station, a women's colony that offers a fresh start to females in need. But when a dangerous and shadowy assailant tries repeatedly to drive the women out, Emma is forced to admit they might need a man after all. One who can fight. And there is only one man she trusts enough to ask.

Malachi Shaw has finally earned the respect he's always craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma's telegram arrives, he rushes back to Texas to repay the girl who once saved his life. Only she's not a girl any longer. She's a woman with a mind of her own and a smile that makes a man imagine a future he doesn't deserve.

As the danger intensifies, Emma, Mal, and the ladies of Harper's Station must choose safety or whether to risk everything to fight for their future.


MY  REVIEW
Karen is one of my favorite authors and with this book, she reminds me why. Have you ever heard of an all woman town in historical times, I hadn't, and it makes a great story. All I can say is, if you haven't read any of Karen's work, give this book a try. I'm guessing who the next book will feature so I'm anxious to see if I'm right!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Plain Threats by Alison Stone - Review




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Rebecca Fisher's life was turned upside down when her husband was accused of murder and died in prison. Now, more than a year later, someone is reminding the Amish widow that all hasn't been forgiven. But Rebecca isn't about to pay for the sins of someone else's past. So when the threats escalate and her rebellious stepson starts keeping secrets, Rebecca turns to former army ranger Jake Burke for help. She knows the Englisher is an honorable man, but being around him rattles her traditional community. Before long, Rebecca senses Jake is the only person she can trust with her safety...and wit her fragile heat.


MY  REVIEW
For me, I had a hard time getting into this book, I think because there was talk about drugs. I know it is a part of our lives and we all have, or know, someone close that has a problem with them. Putting that aside I kept reading and was soon interested in what the ending would be. A good read and the mystery is there!

Married in Sugarcreek - A Simple Amish Romance Boxed Set by Anna Fisher, Emma Palmer and Bethany King - Review




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(copied from Amazon.com)

1) The Lonely Deacon
Living a loveless life was easy for Mark... until he met Miriam.

42-year-old Deacon Mark Miller was living a good but lonely life as the well-respected deacon of his Sugarcreek community. Being unmarried had always allowed him to focus on his work, and for 12 years, that had been enough. But through an unexpected turn of events, two completely different women are about to enter into his life, and for better or for worse, they will change his life forever.

Experience the romance, the hard decision-making, and the life of an Amish deacon in The Lonely Deacon - A Simple Amish Romance,and find out if Mark will notice true love when he sees it, or if he's destined to remain as the lonely deacon.

2) Blind Sight
How do you move forward after an accident destroys your entire life?

Four years after the accident that left Beth Price blind, she has finally been able to find peace in her life. But, when Jeremy Adler, the boy who helped cause the accident returns to Sugarcreek after almost four years, Beth's ability to forgive and move forward is put to the test.

Live the romance, the heartache, and life through the eyes of a blind Amish girl in Blind Sight - A Simple Amish Romance, and find out if Beth and Jeremy are meant to be, or if the pain of the past is too much to allow them to move forward.

3) The Sugarcreek Fishing Club
When you've been alone your entire life, how do you find love?

Elizabeth Troyer is content with her life? She fishes alone, she reads alone, and she has her family to rely on. But on her 21st birthday, she's thrust into joining a club for her rumspringa. She decides to join the Sugarcreek Fishing Club - a club filled with all boys, whose members seem bent on not letting her join, with the exception of their leader: Mark Fisher, who is drawn to Elizabeth.

Can Elizabeth overcome the odds of being accepted by an all-boys club? Will her community accept her fishing alone with boys? And will anything develop between her and Mark along the way? Experience the joy of the Sugarcreek Fishing Club, and see where Elizabeth's journey takes her!


MY  REVIEW
I found all three of these stories very enjoyable and with a twist from the normal Amish stories. When I picked this set to read I had not read anything by any of the authors, I love it when I find new authors to follow. I can say that I would recommend this set of books to those that enjoy reading Amish stories.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Plain Pursuit by Alison Stone - Review




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When her brother is killed in a small Amish town, Anna Quinn discovers she's an unwelcome outsider. But the FBI agent investigating the case is right at home--because Eli Miller was born and raised in Apple Creek's Plain community. Eli left his Amish faith behind long ago, but his heart is rooted in a local cold case he can't forget--a mystery with strange connections to Anna's loss. Desperate to uncover the truth, Anna and Eli are faced with stony silences and secrets...secrets that someone wants to keep buried in the past.


MY  REVIEW
What a heart wrenching story Alison is telling here. The things a brother will put himself through for a sister are visible here. By the end, I was getting more and more anxious, and in more fear for Anna, that I wasn't able to put the book down until I found out what happened. Oh yes, a must read for mystery and/or Amish readers.

Monday, July 4, 2016

A Dark Amish Night by Jenny Moews - Review




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(copied from Amazon.com)
Hannah's whole world collapses when her husband, Eric, is found dead with her young son inside their buggy nearby. Sheriff Quinn Ramsey searches for a killer in a town full of secrets and lies while he deals with his own dark past. A budding romance threatens to consume and destroy both their lives. Can Quinn find Eric's killer before Hannah is cast out of the only community she has ever known and save her son before the killer strikes again? Find out in this thrill-ride mystery romance.


MY  REVIEW
Jenny is a new author, not only for me but I think this is her first book as I can't find anything else she's written. With that being said, I was really impressed with this book. It was a good mystery with a lot of twists, turns and secrets. I do hope to see some more books written by her. My only problem, and I don't blame this all on the author, are the errors you have to overlook. Like misspellings, added words, etc. This is not the only e-book I've had this problem with so I am blaming it on the auto-correct as far as spelling and grammar go. The story was great though!