Inspirational Romance

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Love Comes Calling

I’m a big fan of Siri Mitchell’s work. Moon Over Tokyo and Something Beyond the Sky are among my favorite contemporary Inspirational romances. This latest novel by her is sweet and fun, expertly capturing the zany humor of the slapstick movies so popular during the 1920s and 30s. While it was a ...

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Princess Ever After

My husband likes vanilla. I like chocolate. Neither of us can really explain why we like that particular flavor, we just know we do. With books I can normally tell you what makes it work or what makes it not work but every once in awhile I will find myself liking a style of story I typically wouldn ...

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Taken for English

E.F. Schumacher said “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” That is precisely what the heroine of our book has done – traded a complex, successful life in the English ...

B+
A Match Made in Texas

Anthology
I tend not to be a big anthology fan. Too often the stories are hit and miss, with more misses than hits. This anthology had three authors I had read and enjoyed before so I took a chance on it. I am so glad I did. ...

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The Dancing Master

There’s an old saying that tells us the road to hell is paved with good intentions. But you don’t need to go to that dark destination to realize that good intentions combined with bad actions can have devastating consequences. Regency pride and false morality make this tale about the sins of the ...

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Where Courage Calls

Back in my middle school and high school years Janette Oke was one of my favorite authors. Her books about the Canadian West contained fabulous characters, sweet romances and a subtle message of the Christian faith that transcended denominations and went straight to the heart. When I heard she was e ...

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Search the Dark

All the comforts of home. That saying serves to remind us that home is a place where many of us feel most at ease, most ourselves. But for some, home can have a far different meaning. Home can mean the place where you were abused, looked down upon, taken advantage of. For the hero of this story his ...

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Lydia's Hope

Through a relative's slip of the tongue, Lydia discovers that she has living sisters. After her family's accident in which her parents were killed, the three young sisters were split up, Lydia and her sister Susanna to Amish couples and her youngest sister Chloe to her English, non-Amish grandmother ...

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Winter in Full Bloom

The hero of this novel tells us, “You don’t really know people until there’s a tragedy. Even family. Suffering has this way of stripping us all bare of any pretenses. There can be no more pretending.” This encapsulates the essence of what the book is about: truth, what it is, and if we alway ...

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Rules of Murder

Every once in a while an author will flip a switch and turn on a specific part of my imagination. The language and scene settings in this novel flipped me to movies like The Thin Man and Sunset Boulevard. I “pictured” the novel in black and white and could see the characters in their glittering ...