As you probably know, Christian Historical Fiction is my favorite genre hands-down. More specifically, stories with a traditional western setting during the 1800s are my go-to choices. So Amanda Cabot’s writing is always appealing to me, and when I saw that her new series entitled “Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing” is set in a little Texas town where love grows even as mysteries threaten to divide, I knew I wanted to give it a try! Continue reading
A Compelling Conclusion to a Tumultuous Tale – Guest Review by Hayley
As the last of “The Blackstone Legacy” novels, “Hearts of Steel” delivers quite an epic conclusion to the series.
In “Hearts of Steel” we finally get a deeper look at Liam’s story, and the person he has become after being reunited with his family after decades apart. Also, Maggie is quite a different heroine than the others in this series have been, as she comes from a poverty-stricken family rather than the Blackstone clan. Continue reading
Deep… Challenging… Inspiring!
I have decided that it is literally impossible for Kimberly Duffy to write a novel that is light, easy to read, or uninspiring. She simply can’t do it! And I mean this in the most admiring way possible…. “The Weight of Air” is a masterpiece that combines so many elements together into a novel that is deep, challenging, and awe-inspiring to the utmost. It is unusual and complex, and probes the depths of human nature with themes such as what it means to be strong, where our worth comes from and who defines it, and how love can be portrayed in so many different ways – but not all of them true. Continue reading
The “Colorado Cowboys” Series Concludes
The final story of Jody Hedlund’s dramatic and memorable “Colorado Cowboys” series has finally been released! “The Last Chance Cowboy” tells us the story of the last McQuaid brother, Dylan, who has what just may be the most redemptive story of all five siblings. Dylan, you see, is a changed man – he’s the sheriff of Fairplay, doing his best to redeem his past and move forward into an honorable future. But one day his past catches up with him in a most unexpected way, which leads to a story that I certainly found surprising and unique! Continue reading
What A Gem From Roseanna White! – guest review by Hayley
Roseanna White is one of my very favourite authors. Dual-time novels are some of my favourite books to read. A dual-time novel by Roseanna White? Well, it was destined to be fantastic from the very first page. Continue reading
Just What My Heart Needed – Guest Review by Hayley
Fans of Regency Era fiction will be eager to pick up Julie Klassen’s latest release, “The Sisters of Sea View.” As the beginning of her new series “On the Shores of Devonshire,” this book is a delightful read. Continue reading
Another Wonderful Series Reaches The Conclusion
I’ve immensely enjoyed Jennifer Delamere’s “Love Along the Wires” series from the very beginning, and am so happy to at last read the third and final story entitled “Holding the Line”. Here we discover the secrets of Rose Finlay’s unhappy past, and watch with delight as she encounters her own happily ever after in a most unlikely place. Continue reading
It Drove Me Crazy! (In The Best Sense :)
Wow, did this book ever drive me crazy – in all the best ways possible! “In Love’s Time” by Kate Breslin is the type of story that snatches your imagination from the first page, and holds it captive right until the very end. The twists and turns, the agonizing misunderstandings, and the beautifully drawn-out love story set in war-torn Europe were all written in such a way that I felt as though I were right in the midst of it all – and biting my nails as I witnessed it unfold! Continue reading
A Captivating Conclusion to “Secrets of the Canyon”
I adore any book with Kimberley Woodhouse’s name on it, and her “Secrets of the Canyon” novels have been some of my very favourites from the start. “A Mark of Grace” is the third and final book in the series, and brings the saga to a beautiful and memorable conclusion. While I was reading, I found myself thinking often about this story as I went about my daily tasks – and after I finished the book I was still pondering it for days afterwards! That, in my opinion, is a sign of a well-written book. Continue reading
What A Ride!
Deep sigh…. We can all move on with our lives now, since at long last Susan May Warren’s “Sky King Ranch” trilogy has been completed! Each of the Kingston brothers has told their stories, and all of the loose ends have been tied up. “Sundown” was a nail-biting page-turner that kept me wondering at the outcome right until the end, and surprised me in ways I was not anticipating. Continue reading