Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Amish Quilter by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould

Loved this book, love the authors!  This is definitely a great book.  There was some romance, some mystery, all wrapped up together. It was very enjoyable to read.  The authors did an excellent job on this, the 5th book of the series. Although I haven't read the previous one, loved this one on its own.

And what a nice cover. 

So happy to have read this book.

I received an ebook copy from NetGalley.  All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Home on Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand

It was great to read the next book in the Huckleberry Hill series.  This one was really different than those I've read in the past.  Instead of making a match for one of her grandchildren, Anna Helmuth attempts to fix a marriage and goes all out to do so.

This warm-hearted story shows the love of family bonds and also the trials that come when an Amish couple no longer gets along as one might hope they do.  The obstacles that poor Mary Anne has to work through are many as the people from church let her know how they feel about the whole matter. 

Written in Beckstrand style, this book held my attention throughout.  I am planning on reading whatever I can find from this author. 

I received an ebook copy of this book from NetGalley.  All thoughts are my own.

The Amish Christmas Kitchen by Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand, Lisa Jones Baker

This book consisted of 3 Christmas novellas.  I always enjoy Jennifer Beckstrand's comedic relief in all her Huckleberry Hill books.  The 3 stories were clean and nicely written.  I have not read anything previously from Lisa Jones Baker.  It was an enjoyable story. 

Although not Christmas time, I grabbed this one at the local library and enjoyed it.  It was a quick read and enjoyable.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Wedding at Rocking S Ranch by Kathryn Albright

This was the first book I have read from this author.  It won't be the last.  Kathryn Albright was a very engaging and entertaining author.  I really enjoyed this book and it was hard to put down.  The story line was good and the progression was well-paced and developed. 

As Cassandra Stewart fulfills her late husband's last request, she finds a new adventure and many unexpected surprises.  Nice story, clean and well-written!

I received a copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

A Love For Leah by Amy Lillard

This is book 2 of this series by Amy Lillard.  In this story, Jamie Stolzfus moves from his home with his nephew in order to start a new life away from the memories. His nephew, Peter, has been involved with a tragedy and is no longer able to speak, . 

Jamie is Amish and meets Mennonite Leah.  But this is a relationship that is not to be.  They don't get along at all and in fact there is a lot of controversy going on.  It's difficult for Leah to deal with Jamie's very strict Amish lifestyle.  Leah is a free thinker and full of energy.

The story is a captivating one and it's hard to put the book down.  It's a great read and I know you will enjoy this one!

I received a copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Lawfully Redeemed by Lorana Hoopes

This was a part of the Lawkeeper Series by Lorana Hoopes.  It was a novella length and a quick read.

I enjoyed the book about a K-9 officer, Dani who is on her first case and meets Calvin, brother of Chris, the person who she is investigating.    Chris is in trouble with the law and Calvin tries to help him make things right.

This was a sweet, clean romance and fun to read.

I received an ebook copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison

Somehow, I can't see a bishop's wife quite like the character in this book.  I wasn't convinced.  It was interesting, but not really accurate in the way she viewed some things.  I give it 3 stars.  It kind of left me feeling that something was off...

Friday, June 8, 2018

Jenny's Dream by Linda Weaver Clarke

I have really enjoyed Audible books.  I can listen while working, while traveling and while relaxing.  This series by Linda Weaver Clarke is a wonderful historical set of books that I have enjoyed so much.  

The narrator Carolyn Kashner has an easy going and relaxing way of speaking with lots of voice changes as the book characters speak.

This was book 3 of the 5 part historical fiction Bear Lake Family series.  It is always nice to read one of Linda Weaver Clarke's books which are always entertaining, factual and clean reads.  

This, as the title indicates is the story about Jenny, daughter of Gilbert and Melinda, the couple that blended their lives and family together.A wonderful story that takes you back in time and let's you visualize what life was like as people forged their lives in an untamed land.

As Jenny's dream of her future began to come true, she discovered that sometimes dreams can change with time. And sometimes surprise you.

It was a great read and I recommend it along with the previous 2 books in the series.  It has adventure, romance and historical elements which make a great combination.  I know others will enjoy this story as much as I have.  

I received an Audible version of this book for my honest review which I have given.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper, An Amish Mystery by Amy Lillard

This was a really fun and entertaining Amish mystery.  Amy Lillard knows the Amish people and always has a good story to tell.  Loved the interaction between Amish Kappy and former Amish Edie, who have remained friends despite the bann on Edie.

What appears to be a tragic accident may not have been as Kappy and Edie put their heads together to resolve what really happened to poor Sally June Esch.  This is a great cozy mystery and keeps you reading to see "who dun it".  I hope Kappy and Edie have some more mysteries to solve!

I was given a copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Guarded Prognosis by Dr. Richard L. Mabry M.D.

Dr. Mabry's latest book was so good!  It was a real page turner and I had a difficult time putting it down to do the things I had to do!    There was a lot of mystery, suspense, adding up to an absolutely great book.  The subject matter was very contemporary, very believable and certainly something that might be a real occurrence in the life of a doctor.

There was also just a little touch of "romance" perhaps.  This book is a book that you won't want to miss, especially if you like to read mysteries, which I definitely do!

I liked the fact too, that there was some religious intonations which showed that we all can do many things on our own, but can do all things with God.  That we should trust and remember Him and that it's never too late to turn our lives around.

All in all, a great book and I am very happy that I had the chance to read it.

I received an ebook copy from the author. All thoughts are my own.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

A Widow's Hope by Vannetta Chapman

I could hardly wait to read this new book by Vannetta Chapman.  It was really good.  I enjoyed how two hurting people were able to help each other both physically and emotionally.

The book is a sweet part of the Indiana Amish Brides collection.  It also is a good example of the care and love of people who are in need.  It's about family caring for one another and help from God as well as trust in Him.

I recommend this book!  It was good!

I received an ebook copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Giveaway on Vera's Blog

    Vera has a book giveaway on her blog.  Hop on over to her blog by clicking  Here!