Inspirational Romance

B-
These Healing Hills

I'm a big fan of the TV show Call the Midwife, so, when These Healing Hills became available for review, I figured it would be right up my alley. It's set in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky right after World War II comes to an end, a time and setting I was sure I'd love, and for the most part, ...

B-
What Hope Remembers

What Hope Remembers is the final book in Johnnie Alexander’s Misty Willow trilogy that takes place in a small fictional town only a short commute from Columbus, Ohio. The focus of the story is Amy Somers, related to both AJ and Brett whose romances played out in the previous books. I had not read ...

C
Gladden the Heart

Gladden the Heart is the fifth novel in Olivia Newport’s Amish Turns of Time series. This loosely connected set of books examines key moments in the history of the American Amish church from the 1895 split over the teaching of Sunday school (Meek and Mild) to the issues surrounding the great depre ...

B
The Captain's Daughter

Many historical romances are full of high drama and characters whose daring and tragedy flood the page with emotion. The Captain’s Daughter comes to us from an author whose style is a dip into warm and calming waters.  I was immersed immediately in the flow of the writing and the struggles of peo ...

B-
A Rumored Engagement

I'm a sucker for second-chance-at-love stories. I have autobuy authors I love and certain settings catch my eye, but when I'm taking a chance on a new author, favorite plotlines will often call my name. And second chance stories are definitely near the top of my list, with friends-to-lovers being a ...

B
The One True Love of Alice-Ann

Given the steady-paced, un-romance-like beginning, I was prepared to place The One True Love of Alice-Ann in the general Inspirational Fiction category. After the first chapters, however, the romantic pace picks up and provides a lovely story of how a young girl learns to distinguish between affecti ...

B-
When Tides Turn

My parents were big fans of 1940s and 1950s cinema and those films hold a high nostalgia factor for me. I love the fashions, the glamour and glitz and the dramatized emotions. And the language: “Aw, shucks!” and “Gee, whiz!” spoken in place of “F” bombs but with equal fervor always bring ...

A
A Note Yet Unsung

I’ve enjoyed several of this author’s books, so I took a break from housework to read a chapter of A Note Yet Unsung. Within the first pages, I decided the housework could wait.  One chapter turned into another. The housework never got done, but the compelling story, vibrant characters, and dee ...

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A Portrait of Emily Price

After reading The Bronte Plot on a whim, I was impressed by the fantastic character arcs created by the author and I enjoyed the historical literary references sprinkled throughout the text. When Reay's latest novel, A Portrait of Emily Price showed up on my radar, I couldn't resist giving it a try. ...

B
An Amish Family Christmas

Christmas is a time for miracles, family, and happiness. This fourth book of The Charmed Amish Life series tells the story of bad boy Levi Kinsinger, who’s returned home in time to celebrate Christmas with his family - and the season has a miracle in store for him. When Levi’s father suffered ...