Inspirational Romance

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Dawn at Emberwilde

When I picked this book for a blog I was writing on Inspirational Romances I wasn’t sure what to expect. The author was one I had never read and while the cover was lovely, the back blurb described a standard historical romance plot. Dawn at Emberwilde proved to be much more than just a typical ro ...

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An Elegant Façade

I’m generally wary of Inspirational Romances. While I certainly appreciate faith as an integral part of the lives of many, I have found too many inspirational romances to be saccharine and overwrought. An Elegant Façade, however, is neither of those. Ms. Hunter deftly handles the integration of h ...

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Broken Ground

Few stories can possibly be as timely as this one. Broken Ground shows us President Herbert Hoover’s Repatriation Act put into action, a law which involved the forced deportation of Mexican migrant workers. It’s a frightening look at the effect government policies can have on real people and how ...

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Amish Sweethearts

I don’t believe in “the one” - as in your one and only true love and soulmate. Sure, I’ll buy the fated mates argument in a paranormal or science fiction story but in a contemporary novel I find it is often used to explain angst of the annoying variety. Most times the hero or heroine will pi ...

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Calico Spy

This is the third book in Ms. Brownley’s Undercover Ladies series and like the other two it turns the Wild West into a fun, funny and romantic place to be. Of course, there’s plenty of danger and hard work as well as serious subjects such as homicide. However, the writing and main events of the ...

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With This Ring?

Anthology
Westerns, romance and humor seem to go hand in hand. From 1938’s The Cowboy and the Lady to 2014’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, movies and books love to blend a look at the Wild West with a pretty lady, a clueless cowboy and a lot of laughs. With This Ring? is an anthology of Inspirational ...

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The Rancher's Christmas Proposal

The adventures of the classic Spaghetti Western combine with a very mild message of faith and a sweet romance to tell us the story of a rancher and his marriage-of-convenience bride. Tessa Spencer thought she had finally settled down and settled in when she spots a member of the Fulton Gang in town ...

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The Lost Heiress

Albert Einstein is credited with saying that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Which proves that I’m a little bit crazy about Downton Abbey. It seems that every time someone uses the term “for fans of Downton Abbey” I ...

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Told You So

Let me preface this review with the announcement that Told You So was my first real experience reading an inspirational romance. I picked it up because I’d heard Kristen Heitzmann had earned good reviews at AAR in the past and figured there probably wouldn’t be a better time to make my first for ...

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The Girl From the Train

In five years and close to 400 books reviewed this will be my second F. This book is supposedly an international best seller so maybe the fault is mine but I found it a complete mess and an excruciatingly difficult read. World War II may be drawing to a close but Jakób and the rest of the Polish ...