Her Darling Mr. Day

About the Book:

Title: Her Darling Mr. Day
Series: American Royalty #2
Author: Grace Hitchcock
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction

New Orleans’ most eligible bachelor insists he’s not on the market . . . but he couldn’t be more wrong.

Jilted in front of all New York, Theodore Day decides to lose himself in his family’s luxury riverboat business in New Orleans and compete against his brother to become the next company head. The brother with the most sales by summer’s end will win the position. Thanks to Theodore’s fame as a suitor in a socialite’s outlandish competition to find a husband, he has become very desirable royalty in Southern society and thus has an advantage.

It took Flora Wingfield’s best work to convince her family to summer in New Orleans, but with Teddy Day a bachelor once again, she’s leaving nothing to chance. Desperate to stand out from all the clamoring belles, Flora attempts a bold move that goes completely awry, only to find it’s her interior design skills that finally catch his notice.

But when Flora’s father’s matchmaking schemes come in the way of her plans, Teddy will have to decide where his happiness truly lies and what he is willing to sacrifice for it.

Book Review:

I am honestly not sure how I feel about this book. I was excited to read it because I heard a lot of good things about the first book, but it had a slow start. However, by the end of the book, I did end up enjoying Her Darling Mr. Day. Her Darling Mr. Day is the first book in Grace Hitchcock’s American Royalty series. 

Flora was an interesting character. She was complicated, and at first I found her a bit annoying, but I grew to understand her. She had fallen for Teddy Day long ago, and she was determined to win him over. But when she arrived in New Orleans, she found that she had had to fight for him to see her. Flora seemed immature at first, but I soon came to realize that she was just trying to find her place in this world. Her father hadn’t always seen her worth, and she just wanted someone to love her. Flora had to learn that her worth was found in Christ. She had to learn to face her fears and trust God. 

I am also not sure how I felt about Teddy. He had been jilted twice but he also did not really appreciate Flora. He was lost in his own issues. He did grow by the end of the book though. He came to see Flora for the kind woman she was. He had a lot to learn, and he had to figure out if love was worth fighting for. He had to learn what it meant to choose Flora. 

I liked that Flora and Teddy were friends first. Teddy’s brother was not as bad as I thought he might be. I also liked Flora’s cousin and some of her sisters, some of them were really immature. I wish that the sisters were closer. I also feel like this book reminded me of a teen TV show with so much drama. I was hoping that it would be different. However all in all, this was a good book. I am kind of looking forward to the next book too.

Her Darling Mr. Day was a good book and I would recommend it to those who enjoy historical reality TVness. It is clean and a little bit Christian. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Choices of the Heart

About the Book:

Choices of the Heart by [Sarah M. Eden]

Title: Choices of the Heart
Series: Hope Springs Story #7
Author: Sarah M Eden
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: January 11th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

The paths of life that brought them together are destined to tear them apart.

Burke Jones began his life as a nameless orphan, dreaming of one day being a renowned doctor with a home and family to call his own. Sophie Kingston, daughter of an influential East Coast family, was destined to be an important and beloved part of Baltimore Society.

Life has not gone quite as either planned.

Now living in the home of a family friend, Sophie joins the lady on a journey to the tiny town of Hope Springs in Wyoming Territory. It is unlike any place she’s ever known. And the resident doctor is a mystery as well. Burke knows he isn’t the success he’d always imagined he would be, and seeing it through the eyes of this newly arrived Society lady only drives that home.

As Hope Springs begins to weave its magic, Sophie discovers more than she’d ever imagined, in both the town and its doctor. And Burke, who has always guarded his heart, begins to wonder if there might be more to life than he has previously imagined.

Their futures, however, do not lie along the same path or in the same destinations. Fate has once again proven unkind.

Can Hope Springs work yet another miracle?

Book Review:

OMG! I was so excited for this book! I love Sarah’s books and this book is the latest in her Hope Springs series. I binged this series this year and am now waiting as she writes more! Choices of the Heart follows Dr. Burke, a relatively new addition to Hope Springs. From a childhood as a nameless orphan and dreaming of a career and a family, he has found himself in the small town of Hope Springs serving the people there. Sophie Kingston is the daughter of an influential East Coast family in Baltimore, but she finds herself not quite fitting in with Society. A family friend brings Sophie to Hope Springs which is unlike any place she has known, and Burke upon meeting the Society ladies sees the lackluster success to his dreams afresh. As Sophie finds more than she imagined and Burke finds that even if his life isn’t as he originally planned there might be more to it. However, as fate seems to pull them apart, will they find a future together?

Burke was so sweet! He is more reserved than most of the town and still not super confident of his place there. The arrival of Sophie and Mrs. Archer makes him consider his practice and the success of his work. Burke had overcome a difficult childhood and was searching for a sense of accomplishment and success in his work. Throughout the book, he learns about his influence and the effects of his work. It is lovely to see the town’s gratitude and care towards him. They all love and respect him so much. It was so cool to see Hope Springs through his eyes, and all the people who it was made of.

Sophie was another new character who came from the big city to Hope Springs. Baltimore had dampened her natural enthusiasm and made her uncertain about herself. Coming to Hope Springs, she found a welcoming family who took her in as one of their own. She felt like herself there. She was able to be useful and able to help the families while still keeping her joy and personality. 

It is always nice to read a series and see the characters you already know and love. Hope Springs has so many lovely characters who you still get to see as the books continue. This book continues to show the larger story of the town and the struggles of them all, though the focus is on Burke and Sophie. There is definitely a hinting or two at more books and I will be in line for them! 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required. 

The Smuggler of Cadem Cove

About the Book:

The Smuggler of Camden Cove (Ladies of Devon Book 5) by [Kasey Stockton]

Title: The Smuggler of Cadem Cove
Series: Ladies of Devon #5
Author: Kasey Stock
Publisher: Golden Owl Press
Release Date: January 12th, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction

Pippa Sheffield has a penchant for trouble. She doesn’t ask to be thrown into slippery situations, but they tend to find her. She has worked at maintaining good behavior—she owes that much to her sister—until her new neighbor, William Blakemore, moves in. Come to find out, he is nothing but trouble.

Book Review:

Pippa’s book is here! I have so enjoyed the Ladies of Devon series and was incredibly excited to read Pippa’s book. She was such a fun character when she was little, and it was so cool to see her all grown up. There is something so sweet about watching characters grow. Pippa still seems to have trouble following her even if she doesn’t look for it herself. However, for her sister, she has done her best to maintain proper behavior, until they gain a new neighbor. William Blakemore is nothing but trouble for her life and heart.

Pippa was a really cool character. She was confident, capable, but still figuring out her life. I liked her friendship with Lily and her relationship with her sister and family. She really loved and stuck by them. Having her thought process was nice because I felt like I was able to understand her. There were quite a few things that I related to her about! William was also a fun character. He was trying so hard to find the balance of supporting his family, but making a life of his own. He felt a lot of obligation toward his father and brother, but at the same time, it was dragging him down. He was ready to make a new life for himself, but was still being held back. Pippa and William were so sweet together. They were really able to talk and balance one another.

The story moved pretty quickly, and there were quite a few twists. However, it was a bit hard for me to really get engaged. I kept pausing reading. I liked the story and the ending though I would have liked to see the other Ladies a little more! Mabel and her family were adorable too! I loved reading about them and how they brought William in. This was a really cool historical fiction clean romance. It was interesting to learn a little more about smuggling too! I would definitely recommend this book, but it might be more fun if you read the other books first!   I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

To Treasure an Heiress

About the Book:

To Treasure an Heiress (The Secrets of the Isles Book #2) by [Roseanna M. White]

Title: To Treasure an Heiress
Series: The Secrets of the Isles #2
Author: Roseanna M White
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction

1906

Beth Tremayne has always been drawn to adventure. During her childhood, she fed that desire by exploring every inch of the Isles of Scilly. Now, after stumbling across an old collection of letters and a map buried on her family’s property, she’s found more adventure than she ever anticipated in the hunt for pirate treasure. But in order to discover where the clues lead, she must search alongside Lord Sheridan, a man she finds insufferable.

Sheridan has spent years pursuing whatever archaeological interests pique his imagination. And when he discovers that Beth’s search connects with one of his far-removed pirate ancestors, he can’t help getting involved. Plus, he finds her irresistible, even though she insists he stole a prized possession of hers.

As they work together following different clues and drawing closer to danger, they start to piece together a story of tragic love and piratical adventure. But which treasure will bring the greatest surprise–the one they find in each other or the one just out of their reach?

Book Review:

This was such a fun book! I loved the banter between the characters. To Treasure an Heiress is the second book in Roseanna M White’s The Secrets of the Isles series. Okay, so I loved this book! It was so funny and interesting!

Beth Tremayne has been searching for an adventure since she was a child, she dreamed of finding love in London’s ballroom. Now she dreams of finding a lost treasure. However, her dreams are interrupted by her family’s guest, Lord Sheridan. Lord Sheridan enjoys pursuing whatever archaeological interest catches his imagination. When he learns that Beth’s search for lost treasure connects to one of his favorite pirates of history, he can’t help but get involved. He also found Beth irresistible and even finds himself falling for her. As Sheridan and Beth search for treasure, they start to piece together a story of tragic love and practical adventure, but they never expected to find each other. 

Sheridan was a crack up. Iloved him in this book! He was kind and funny, and I loved his little quirks. He was an Earl, but he never used his position to lord over others. He was such a sweet guy, and it was so funny to read from his perspective. I also adored his relationship with Libby’ brother, Lord Telford. Sheridan did have to learn to see those around him, and be willing to admit mistakes. He was such a real and fun character. I loved reading about his interactions with others, and it was so sweet to read about him falling for Beth. 

I was a little unsure about Beth at first because of the first book, but I came to really like her. Beth was stubborn and feisty, but she also loved her family. She was always seeking adventure, but she came to find pleasure in the little things, spending time with her family and those who love her. Beth was searching for a treasure, and she didn’t know how to let others help her. However, she soon came to see the value of her friends and family. It was sweet to read about Beth falling for Sheridan. She definitely didn’t see it coming. Beth had to learn how to trust God and not let her personal feelings lead her. 

Sheridan and Beth were so much fun to read about. They had great chemistry, and I loved their character development. They felt real and relatable. They were both human and they made mistakes, but they were also trying to learn from their mistakes. They had to learn what it meant to worship God and give him their best throughout everyday life. I really liked how White was able to weave in faith elements without taking away from the story. The characters’ faith felt real and yet it was not overpowering. 

 I also really enjoyed the side characters in this story. Sheridan’s valet was hilarious and I really enjoyed his moments, along with Telford (I hope he gets his own book). The storyline was really interesting and I could not put this book down. I was enthralled in the treasure hunt and seeing how everything would resolve itself. There are still some loose ends and I can’t wait to read the next book. 

To Treasure an Heiress was a great book! I would totally recommend it! It is even better than the first book, and it has made me even more excited for the next book. To Treasure an Heiress is a clean, historical, Christian book. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Her Unsuitable Match

About the Book:

Her Unsuitable Match (Supposed Scandal) by [Sally Britton]

Title: Her Unsuitable Match
Series: Supposed Scandal #3
Author: Sally Britton
Release Date: 
October 25th, 2021
Genre: Historical Romance

Lady Philippa must wed to gain her fortune and freedom. A former soldier wants only peace and seclusion. Marriage to each other is their best solution.

Lady Philippa Gillensford is three and twenty, an heiress, and sister to a penny-pinching earl. After rejecting every bachelor her mother approves of, Philippa is ready to take her future into her own hands. Though she doubts she’ll marry for love, she is more than willing to marry for freedom from her family’s influence.

Myles Cobbett has withdrawn from Society, content to remain alone after surviving the horrors of the Napoleonic wars. When a friend convinces Myles to attend a ball benefiting wounded veterans like himself, Myles meets the lively Lady Philippa. Shortly thereafter, to help Philippa avoid scandal, Myles rescues her from a complete cad.

Sensing a chance to escape her family’s control, Philippa convinces Myles he must marry her to save her reputation. In exchange for this favor, Philippa promises him the very thing he thought he always wanted: a quiet life, alone in the country.

While the two put on a show of marital happiness for their neighbors, both realize they want much more from this arrangement. Can they take a marriage of convenience and turn it into a love match?

Book Review:

Once again, Sally has written an amazing and sweet story! She is one of my favorite authors and this book was so good! Her Unsuitable Match is a clean historical fiction romance with a marriage of convenience story. Philippa’s London Season is becoming a disaster. With her mother and brother determined to marry her off, she finds her reputation in danger and her future uncertain. Her best option is to marry, but who can she trust? Myles’s life was upturned after he returned from the war. With scars on the inside and out, as well as limited means, he is hesitant that he will ever find his place. Can Myles and Philippa find their solution in each other?

This was adorable! Philippa or Pippa was very relatable and easy to understand. Her perspective felt very genuine and  endearing. She definitely had growing to do, but she was doing her best. It was sweet to watch her grow and interact with Myles’s family. They were so warm and loving. It was sweet to watch her try to be kind and loving to Myles and to grow as his wife. Myles was so swoony! I don’t usually use that term, but he was so sweet! I loved how protective he was and how much we did for Pippa. He had a lot of trauma from the war and he wanted to help others like him. He had to work through his own scars as well. His family was amazing though! I love family relationships in books and this one was so sweet. It was great to see the siblings’ loving teasing relationships and the parents’ wisdom and support. 

I think that it was also very cool how Sally showed the struggles that soldiers had returning from war and the ways that the characters sought to support them. It is not just a modern issue, so it was cool to read about it in a historical context. I also loved the cameo in this book! I am not going to spoil it, but there are cameos from characters in one of Sally’s other series, so be on the lookout if you have read her other series! Overall, this was a sweet clean historical fiction book, with mentions of PTSD. I highly recommend it and all of Sally’s books!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

An Alleged Rogue

About the Book:

An Alleged Rogue - (Georgian Gentlemen, #3) by [Sian Ann Bessey]

Title: An Alleged Rogue
Series:
Georgian Gentlemen
Author: 
Sian Ann Bessey
Publisher:
Covenant Communications
Release Date: 
November 8, 2021
Genre:
Historical Romance

Lord Adam Dunsbourne is a tyrant. At least, that’s what everyone says. The tales are shocking: accounts of a man who gambled away the family fortune and keeps his younger sister, Emily, captive in their home at Dunsbourne Manor. So when Adam and his sister make an unexpected appearance at a dinner party, the scandalized whispers cannot be contained.

New to the town, Phoebe Hadford hears the condemning rumors and determines to do all she can to help the baron’s oppressed sister. Upon entering Dunsbourne Manor, however, she quickly discovers that all is not what she has been led to believe. 

Adam, though unsure of whether he can trust the intentions of his beautiful neighbor, is quickly drawn in by Phoebe’s genuine nature. But even as his and Phoebe’s connection deepens, a dangerous enemy from his past reemerges. For years, Adam has hunted for the man who betrayed him, not realizing he had only to wait. His foe has returned, and this time, he will threaten everything Adam cherishes most—including the woman he loves.

Book Review:

Another author that I found this year and ended up loving! An Alleged Rogue is the third book in Sian Ann Bessey’s Georgian Gentlemen series. And it was amazing! I read it in one day, I could not put it down! I am loving the whole series and this was just a sweet addition to a great series. 

Lord Dunsbourne was a tyrant or at least that is what everyone believed. He gambled away the family fortune, and he keeps his younger sister, Emily, captive in their own home at Donsbourne Manor. However, when Adam and his sister make an appearance at a dinner party, people begin to talk. New to town, Phoebe Hadford hears of the rumors surrounding the Lord Dunsbourne and determines to help the baron’s sister. But as she spends time at Dunsbourne Manor, she finds all is not as the rumors said. Adam and Phoebe find themselves drawn to each other. When a dangerous enemy from Adam’s past reemerges, Adam finds everything he cherishes threatened including this new woman who changed his life. 

Phoebe was a lot of fun. I liked how kind she was to those around her. She did not allow rumors or appearances to stop her from reaching out to others. Although others warned against it,  Phoebe wanted to get to know Adam’s sister, Emily. I love how Phoebe worked hard. She saw past the outer appearances and tried to make her own decisions about people rather than listening to rumors. 

Adam was a sweetheart! I could tell that he loved his sister, and he wanted to make his parents proud. He was working so hard to give his sister a better life and catch the man who ruined his family. I adored Adam, and I loved getting to know him. He worked hard, and he was willing to do hard work to help his family. However, he was also struggling. He wanted to provide for his sister, but times were tight. He also wanted to avenge his father, but his thirst for revenge may make life difficult for him

It was just so fun to read about Adam and Phoebe working together. They were simply the perfect match. They understood each other. But they had to learn to work through their trust issues and what it meant to fall in love. Adam was not the trusting type, but Phoebe helped him see the good in the world again. Adam helped Phoebe look beyond herself and see the value of people again. 

Adam’s sister, Emily was also sweet and I adored reading about her. She was a lot of fun and she brought life into Adam’s life. She was also a great friend to Phoebe. I hope she gets her own book. Adam’s servants were also sweet and so was Phoebe’s maid. The side characters were lovely. 

I just really loved An Alleged Rogue! I would totally recommend it! It is part of a series but it can be read standalone. An Alleged Rogue is a clean historical romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

A Seaside Summer

About the Book:

A Seaside Summer (Timeless Regency Collection Book 17) by [Josi S. Kilpack, Martha Keyes, Heather B. Moore]

Title: A Seaside Summer
Series:
Timeless Regency Collection
Author: 
Josi S Kilpack, Martha Keyes, Heather B Moore
Release Date: 
September 28, 2021
Genre: 
Regency Romance

Summer on the seaside . . . a perfect place for romance.

Join us for three novellas in one collection:

The New Countess by Josi S. Kilpack
Diane knows why the earl asked her to marry him; he needed a mother for his daughter, an heir for his title, and a hostess to assist with his position in Parliament. With two sons of her own, and no security to speak of, she never thought twice about accepting his proposal. Summering at his holiday cottage at the sea was meant to be reward for a busy first year as the new countess, and a time for her to rest before their baby is born. She is expecting lazy days on the beach with the children, simple meals, and keeping her own schedule. When the earl surprises her with a visit, she does her best not to resent the intrusion. When she learns that he came for the sole purpose of being with her and getting to know her better, she realizes that perhaps this marriage can be more than she expected. Is she ready for him to know her and love her and explore this new possibility together? She wants to be, but it is not an easy thing to let go of expectations and open up to an entirely new way of life.

Mishaps and Memories by Martha Keyes
Judith Jardine’s one chance at a brilliant match is doomed from the start when she is ignored and then mocked by the ton’s most sought-after gentleman. Under a gloomy cloud of failure, Judith is exiled to a seaside cottage to spend the summer helping her sister—and living a life far below the one she experienced for her week in Brighton. When she discovers the man responsible for her misfortune unconscious on the beach, she heeds her better impulses and has him brought to the cottage to be seen to. But James Carlisle has no recollection of who he is, what happened to him, or how he has wronged her, and Judith sees the opportunity to teach him a valuable lesson—unless the deception and her feelings get the best of her first.

Moonlight Summer by Heather B. Moore
Oscar Rosewell’s life is not lacking in many things even though he lives on the fringes of society due to his father’s ruined reputation. He’s sworn off having any personal relationships with ton members—his only interest lies in keeping his business thriving. He’s content with his day-to-day anonymity, and business keeps his heart from getting exposed. It’s safer that way. Until Oscar meets Miss Dorothea Atkinson. A woman capturing his interest is a rare thing, but Miss Atkinson is nearly engaged to a man of her parents’ choosing. Would it be wrong to wish for something to go terribly wrong between the couple? Soon, Oscar learns that wishing can become a reality, but often, the price is an even heavier thing to pay.

Book Review:

A Seaside Summer is a collection of novellas by Josi S. Kilpack, Martha Keyes, and Heather B. Moore. I have enjoyed books by all of these authors and was excited to read these! Each book is set at the seaside and all are clean regency romances.

The New Countess by Josi S. Kilpack

Diane understood why she was chosen to marry the earl, he needed a mother for his daughter, an heir, and a hostess. Her acceptance was for her and her two sons’ security. Now, she has a holiday at the seaside to rest before the birth of their child. Days of lazy beach days with her children, simplicity of meals and schedule, is exactly what she wants. The earl’s surprise visit is not a welcome one, though she does her best to adjust. However, she is surprised when she realizes he has come to get to know her and spend time with her. Will they be able to move forward and create a true marriage? 

I really enjoyed this novella! It had a more formal feel, more like the writing of Jane Austen than a contemporary novel. It was nice to read a different sort of story as well. It was a very sweet story and I really enjoyed watching Diane and Michael get to know each other. It seemed very realistic. I also thought that the interactions with the children were so cute.

Mishaps and Memories by Martha Keyes

After Judith Jardine’s chance at a good match is ruined when she is first ignored then humiliated by the ton’s most popular gentlemen, she is sent to help her sister for the summer. At the seaside cottage, she is forced to work and live a life far below her previous hopes. The discovery of the man responsible for her misfortune unconscious on the beach is a shock to her. However, she takes him to the cottage for care, and soon discovers that he has lost his memory. So she decides to teach him a lesson, until the deception and her feelings begin to go too far.

This story was so fun! I was a little nervous, because I sometimes have trouble with deception. However, I did enjoy it. Judith was such a determined character. She really did not like James, but at the same time she had a hard time continuing to dislike him as she got to know him. It was really funny to watch James try to maneuver without his memories, especially with Judith’s meddling. I also liked how they were able to get to know each other, in a more unusual way for that time period. James was very sweet and I thought that they were very cute together! 

Moonlight Summer by Heather B. Moore

Oscar Rosewell is content with his life, even if it is on the outside of society. With his father’s ruined reputation, he only wants to keep his business and protect himself. However, meeting Miss Dorthea Atkinson changes his perspective, until he realizes that she is practically engaged to a man of her parents’ choosing. What can he do? 

This novella was also super cute! I really like both Dorthea and Oscar, they were relatable and really nice. I enjoyed reading their story, as they deal with the problems that are before them and their relationship. It was very intriguing too! I was not expecting some of the plot twists, which made it a very exciting read. 

Overall, I really enjoyed all of these stories and would definitely recommend it to Regency fans!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Heirs of Falcon Point

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About the Book:

Heirs of Falcon Point by [Traci Hunter Abramson, Sian Ann Bessey, Paige Edwards, A. L. Sowards]

Title: Heirs of Falcon Point
Author: Traci Hunter Abramson, Sian Ann Bessey, Paige Edwards, A. L Sowards
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: October 11, 2021
Genre: Historical Fiction

In the early days of World War II, the Lang family lost everything. Eighty years later, it’s time to take it back.

The Nazis have taken control of Austria, and wealthy widower Leopold Lang faces a difficult decision: join the ranks of the foreign power that has taken over his homeland or flee with his children to safety. Leopold makes his choice—but too late. His family is ripped apart, never to be reunited. But decades later, fate brings together the descendants of this broken dynasty in the place where it all began—Falcon Point.

Anna, Cole, and Tess have never met, each relying on fractured pieces of information to understand their Austrian heritage. But when unforeseen opportunities draw these Lang cousins to Falcon Point, they soon discover they are not alone in their quest to claim the coveted property and the fabled treasure hidden within. Unfortunately, another claimant, one with a much darker heritage, is determined to eliminate the Lang family once and for all.

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Book Review:

I was so excited to read this book especially because some of my favorite authors collaborated to write this lovely book! Heirs of Falcon Point is written by Traci Hunter Abramson, Sian Ann Bessey, Paige Edwards, and A. L. Sowards and it was such an exciting book!

Karl was on the run, he just wanted to protect his family. He and his two sisters, Anna and Ingrid were forced to flee their home but they never expected to be ripped apart by the war, never to be reunited. Anna, Cole and Tess have never met or even known of each other but they are searching for the past that their relatives had told them of. However there are some who don’t wish for the Lang family to find each other or find Falcon Point. Will the descendents of Karl and his sisters, Anna, Cole and Tess, be able to find each other and find their home. Or will those who wish to take the wealth of Falcon Point succeed?

This was such a fun and interesting book to read! There were so many things happening and I was really interested in seeing how it would end! The first person you really follow is Karl and his sisters as they escape their home. Karl was an interesting character to read from, he was loyal to a fault and he wanted to avenge his family. 

I adored all of the characters and I enjoyed reading from their perspectives. They were different characters and yet they were also similar. They each had their own ideas and the way they responded to difficult situations. 

Anna was also fun, I found her conversations with Beckett so sweet. She came to work at Falcon Point and it was sweet to read about letting Beckett back into her heart. I liked how strong and stubborn she was, it was cool. 

Tess wasn’t really searching for her past or to learn more about her heritage, but life had other plans. She was brave and I liked how she didn’t freak out when things got crazy. She was strong but she was also able to lean on her friends. Her romance with Bram was sweet! He was so nice. 

Cole was the “cool” one. It was really interesting to read about him and see how he was different from his cousins. He knew what he was looking for and he also knew how to take care of himself. I also enjoyed reading from his perspective. His side romance was also cute, just not as prominent. 

The whole story was interesting and I was on the edge of my seat reading this book. The bad guy was shockingly good at what he does. But the ending!! I would recommend this book to those who like any books by these authors. I am excited to read more by these authors. Heirs of Falcon Point was a clean, historical suspense romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

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Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas as well as the skills needed to survive her children’s teenage years. She loves to travel and enjoys coaching her local high school swim team. She has written more than thirty bestselling novels and is a seven-time Whitney Award winner, including 2017 and 2019 Best Novel of the Year. 

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Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, but grew up on the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales. She left her homeland to attend Brigham Young University in Utah, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in English.

She began her writing career as a college student, publishing several articles in the New Era, Ensign, and Liahona magazines. Since then she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children’s books. She is a USA Today best-selling author, a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and a Whitney Award finalist.

Sian and her husband, Kent, are the parents of five children and the grandparents of three beautiful girls and two handsome boys. They currently live in Idaho, and although Sian doesn’t have the opportunity to speak Welsh very often anymore, she can still wrap her tongue around, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch still rolls off her tongue.

Traveling, reading, cooking, and being with her grandchildren are some of her favorite activities. 

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Paige Edwards is an award-winning author of contemporary Regency romances with a side-order of suspense. Her stories have debuted in the number-one Amazon spot for Christian fiction and have received national five-star reviews by Reader’s Favorite and InD’Tale Magazine. Her novels appeal to a wide range of readers from Historical Romance to Mystery/Suspense. She holds a degree in interior design and has worked professionally in that field. Due to her strong British roots, Paige’s books are often set in the UK, and she hops the pond whenever she gets the chance. She Is the Lady Paige Edwards when in Scotland, but her favorite title is Grandma. When she needs a break from writing, she serves as president of her area’s Interfaith Community Council, she is fond of digging in the dirt (what some might call gardening), she bikes the battlefields, and she kayaks on the lake. 

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A. L. Sowards has always been fascinated by the 1940s, but she’s grateful she didn’t live back then. She doesn’t think she could have written a novel on a typewriter, and no one would be able to read her handwriting if she wrote her books out longhand. She does, however, think they had the right idea when they rationed nylon and women went barelegged.

Sowards is the author of multiple historical fiction novels, with settings spanning the globe from the fourteenth to twentieth centuries. Her stories have become Whitney Finalists and won a Whitney Award, reached the number one spot across multiple Amazon categories, received praise from the Historical Novel Society, and been loved by readers from a variety of backgrounds.

She lives with her husband and three children and has called Washington State, Utah, and Alaska home. She enjoys hiking and swimming, usually manages to keep up with the laundry, and loves it when someone else cooks dinner. She doesn’t own a typewriter, but she does own a pair or two of nylons. 

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Love and Lavender

About the Book:

Mayfield Family, Book 4: Love and Lavender (Proper Romance) by [Josi S. Kilpack]

Title: Love and Lavender
Series:
Mayfield Family
Author: 
Josi S Kilpack
Publisher:
Shadow Mountain Publishers
Release Date: 
November 2, 2021
Genre: 
Historical Fiction

Hazel Stillman is a woman of rare independence and limited opportunities. Born with a clubbed foot, Hazel knows marriage is unlikely, so she devotes herself to teaching at a private girls’ school.

When her uncle offers Hazel a substantial inheritance is he marries, she is offended. What kind of decent man would marry for her money? But when she learns the school might be sold, she knows she must consider all her options.

Duncan Penhale thrives on order and process. He has no interest in marriage, so when Elliott Mayfield, his guardian’s brother, offers him an inheritance if he weds, Duncan finds it intrusive. However, an inheritance means he could purchase a building and run his own firm.

Hazel and Duncan believe they have found a solution to both of their problems: marry one another, claim their inheritances, and then part ways to enjoy their individual paths. But then Uncle Mayfield stipulates that they must first live together as a couple for one year.

Over time, their marriage of convenience becomes much more appealing than they had anticipated. At the end of the full year, will they go their separate ways or could an unlikely marriage have found unsuspecting love?

Book Review:

Okay, so each of these books keep on getting better and better! Love and Lavender is the fourth book in the Mayfield Family series. I was so excited to see that Hazel had her own story especially after reading Harry’s book!

Hazel Stillman was born the oldest child, the older sister but because of her clubbed foot she was outcast. Left basically on her own, Hazel learned how to make a life for herself working as a teacher. However when she finds out that her school may be sold, she finds herself needing to consider other options. Duncan Penhale has a brilliant mind and a need for order and process. He has no expectations of his life changing. When Elliot Mayfield, his guardian’s brother, presents him with an inheritance if he marries a woman of social standing, he finds it interesting but unimportant. However with his inheritance he could purchase the building he was working in and run his own firm. Hazel and Duncan come together with a solution to their problems, they could marry each other, receive their inheritances and part ways. But Elliot Mayfields puts his foot down and tells them they must leave together as husband and wife for a year, Duncan and Hazel reluctantly agree. Will they learn to love each other at the end of the year, or will they go their separate ways?

Hazel was so different from the women of her time. She had to be independent because of her clubbed foot, however she was also lonely; she wanted someone to love her for herself. Life had not been easy for her and there were times when she struggled with life. I really enjoyed reading about Hazel and seeing her more. I felt bad for her, But I was also amazed at all she had done. However she was a little jaded, a little weary of those around her. She had to care for herself so she didn’t quite know what to do with Duncan. Would she be able to let Duncan into her life and ultimately in her heart?

Duncan was a lovely character, I liked reading about him and learning about him. He was different from those around him and he knew it but that was his life. He was a sweet guy, but there were some things that made life harder for him, he processed things differently. I liked his growth as a character as he learned how to live and care for Hazel. Hazel was a person that made him feel special and helped him learn to live. However would he be able to show Hazel his love and help her see how much she has come to me to him?

Hazel and Duncan were super sweet together. They were both different and yet they found their place in the world through each other. I liked reading about them interacting with each other and watching them fall in love. They had a lot to overcome as they figured out how to be married to each other and how to build a life together. Were they willing to change their life in order to find happiness together?

Love and Lavender was just as good as I had hoped! The characters were awesome and relatable. I was cheering them on as they learned to work out their relationship. I would totally recommend it! Love and Lavender is a clean marriage of convenience, historical romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Love on the Range

About the Book:

Love on the Range (Brothers in Arms Book #3) by [Mary Connealy]

Title: Love on the Range
Series:
Brothers in Arms
Author: 
Mary Connealy
Publisher:
Bethany House Publisher
Release Date: 
October 5, 2021
Genre: 
Historical Christian Fiction

Falling for someone who doesn’t want to get married is soon be the least of his concerns.

While his brothers and their new wives search for who shot him, Wyatt Hunt is temporarily bedridden and completely miserable. Somehow Molly Garner’s limited skills have made her the most qualified in their circle to care for Wyatt. But by the time he’s healed, she’s fed up with him and the whole ungrateful family. For even worse than his grumpiness were the few unguarded moments when he pulled at her heartstrings, and she has been long determined to never repeat her mother’s mistakes.

When alternate plans of finding her own independent life fall through, Molly volunteers to work for the Pinkertons and help investigate nearby ranch owner Oliver Hawkins. She signs on to be his housekeeper, hoping to find clues to prove his nefarious, and possibly murderous, past. Wyatt refuses to let her risk it alone and offers to act as Hawkins’s new foreman.

But when another Pinkerton agent gets shot, they realize Hawkins isn’t the only danger. The Hunt brothers will have to band together to face all the troubles of life and love that suddenly surround them.

Book Review:

The final book in the Brothers in Arms series by Mary Connealy, Love on the Range concludes the overarching story as well as telling Molly and Wyatt’s story. I love how Ms. Connealy’s series have larger stories across them, but still have individual stories within each book. The last book has usually been my favorite in her series, because of the characterization that has been done throughout and being able to see all the characters that you loved from the previous books. This series follows the Hunt brothers as they discover secrets about their father and establish a life for themselves in Montana. Wyatt was born and raised in Montana, but the revelation of two brothers who his father left shakes his world. Though he has mostly adjusted to the new arrivals and the revealed secrets about his father, some mysteries are still unsolved. After being shot and subsequently bedridden, Wyatt is left being cared for by Molly Garner whose limited skills make her the most qualified. Though by the end she is fed up with him, there are moments of gentleness that laeve her scrambling to guard her heart. For Molly has promised herself never to make the mistakes of her mother, she will not get married. Molly is looking for her independence, but when her original plans fall through, she volunteers for the Pinkertons. She is working as a housekeeper to investigate Oliver Hawkins on his possibly murderous past.  Following her, Wyatt becomes Hawkins’s foreman. But as danger approaches, it is more at stake than they know and the family must band together. 

I was so excited for this book! I had the opportunity to read the first two books and was waiting for Wyatt and Molly’s book! Molly had so much to her that we did not know about yet. She seemed really nice and had a lot of secrets. It is nice to finally hear her story and learn about her. She and Wyatt were really cute to read about. They were able to support one another, especially with the dangerous situation they found themselves in. It was cool how different each of the ladies in this series were, yet they all respected each other. Molly had a lot of domestic skills that allowed her to take the job to investigate. Wyatt was also very sweet. He was trying so hard to take care of everything that was happening and to protect Molly. The ranch was his home and where he wanted to be.

This story was very exciting! There were so many things that were finally revealed and it was cool to see some cameos from other series that I will not spoil. I liked the ending too, it felt like things were cleared up and tied up. There is some action, some light violence and reference to murder. Overall, I would recommend this to older teens and up. It is a clean historical fiction Christian book and the conclusion to a series. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.