Reviews by Pat Henshaw

B+
Night Hawk

If you read historical romance in order to learn history in a more congenial setting than a classroom, then Jenkins’ new book is for you. If you’re curious about marginalized groups in the settlement of the American West, then Jenkins’ book is for you. If you like feisty heroines clashing and ...

B
Give Me a Texas Outlaw

Anthology
When I want to be introduced to a writer I’ve never encountered, I like to read anthologies. If the compilation has a story I enjoy by a new author, it’s like an extra cherry on a sundae. Fortunately, that sums up this anthology for me. ...

B+
The Creed Legacy

The last of the Creed trio, this one featuring good-old-boy Brody, the rodeo champion, who collects winner's belts and women’s hearts, is the best of the bunch as far as this cowgirl’s concerned. At least he’s more approachable than his twin brother Connor or his cousin Steven, even though Bro ...

B
Finding Forgiveness

At the end of this book, I reread the title and wondered why anyone would call Kit, the main male character, a rogue. He might be many things, but there isn’t an ounce of roguishness in him. Instead, the title of this Christian Regency should be something akin to Saving the Spy because Chase explo ...

B+
Cheri on Top

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Contrary to the title of Thomas Wolfe’s classic novel, you can go home again—just be prepared to weather the memories, heartache, and family that will ambush you, Donovan’s novel advises. After accountant Cherise (AKA Cheri) Newberry and her best friend Candy Carmichael escape ...

D
To Have the Doctor's Baby

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”What’s love got to do with it?” Tina Turner asked the world, and she might have been asking about Southwick’s book. Fundraiser Ryleigh Evans returns to Mercy Medical Center after her amicable divorce from Dr. Nick Damian and presents a proposition to him: Be the other half in her conceiving ...

A-
Too Hot to Touch

Yowza! There’s nothing like romance in the kitchen to get juices pumping and hearts pounding, especially when the writing sizzles like it does in Edwards’ latest. When his mother phones black sheep Max Lunden and asks him to come home to the family’s Greenwich Village steak house, he’s in T ...

B-
The Protector

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Having populated Jacob’s Crossing, Ohio, in the first book in this series, The Caregiver, Gray now adds nuance to a series that deals with aspects of modern life not usually discussed in terms of the Amish. At the end of the first book, Ella Hostetler’s mother had recently died ...

B-
The Counterfeit Bride

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Women have never had it easy when they strike out on their own in a society dominated by men. Titan-haired Lillian who’s saved up her hard-earned money to buy her own store finds this out the hard way, having been shut out of mining towns previously. She isn’t going to make the same mistake in S ...

B
The Pursuit of Jesse

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When two characters with a long string of baggage collide, sometimes it results in a happily ever after. Usually, however, it takes a lot of opening the baggage and sorting through the contents before two burdened people can even get close to each other. When Jesse Taylor, brother o ...