Sunday, August 12, 2018

Unforgettable by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

This book!  I loved it.  I also love the cover.  Past/Present and a beautiful German city.

The tragic story of the WWII time period and how a man was killed and lost to the World.  The story brings us quickly to a contemporary time period and with the dying wife of Ulrich, the man who was killed and her great granddaughter, Haley. 

This story takes me back to my mother's WWII life in Germany and lots of memories come to me as I read the events of the story and a mystery that needs to be resolved.

Great story.  I couldn't put it down!

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Erica Vetsch, Suzanne Dietze, Rita Gerlach. Kathleen L. Maher, Gabrielle Meyer, Vanessa Riley, Lorna Seilstad, C. J. Chase

Love reading these novella collections  Which I seem to be happily collecting btw!  There are 9 stories set in the 1800 time frame and nice Christmas stories.  But great even for warm summer days!  There were several new authors for me.  And I enjoyed their style, their stories making for a wonderful reading collection.  It would be nice to see some of these stories developed into a full length book.  Great stories!

These were happy stories that leave you happy that you were able to read them.  Because of the time period involved, I am sure much research time was involved in the writings so that they would be true to the time.  And they were.

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

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Rancher's Redemption by Melinda Curtis

This is book three of the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series. It is a good stand alone as I can tell you, because I have not yet read the first two books.  But am planning on doing just that!

Fighting over water rights and hard feelings between rancher's and responsibilities of family and ranch can cause serious problems and that's just what they have done in this book.  How will they resolve the problems that have festered for years?  Ben Blackwell has some things in his past that he wants to change about himself. But it will be difficult for him to resolve the issues without causing more difficulties.

This is a sweet romance and a very interesting, real-life type of book. With real-life problems to resolve.  I really liked it and hope to read many other books from this very good author. 

I received an ebook copy from the author and chose to review.  All thoughts are my own.

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Still Small Voice by Lorana Hoopes

This was a book that kind of makes you think.  If you are Christian, it is a good reminder to listen to the promptings that come to you when you are in tune, and listening for answers.  I found it very interesting and it was an enjoyable read. 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hearts of the Fathers by Darryl Harris

This book was one that I checked out of the local library where I live.  The synopsis in the back sounded like part of my life.  My mother lived in Germany at this time and experienced or witnessed many of the type of events that are written about in this book.  As did my father, who was drafted into the Hitler Jugend.  I actually got this book for my mom to read, and I wasn't sure if she really "liked" it, because she said it brought back too many memories.  But for me it was a most fascinating book. 

The book also talked about the hidden church records in the salt mines of which I have heard much, being a professional German genealogist and studying about the history of the War and what transpired with the many church books.

To me, it was a most interesting and captivating book.  Couldn't put it down. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

I definitely enjoyed reading this book by Kimberley Woodhouse.  It was a great combination of fictional and real historical characters.  She did a great job of combining the two very well.  As supporters of the Patriot cause Faith and Matthew make a great combination.  Although times are hard, they continue to forge ahead in a most worthy cause.

I am sure you will really enjoy this book.  And I am looking forward to the next in the series!  I have loved everyone of them so far!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Miracle Tree by Davalynn Spencer

This second edition by Davalynn Spencer did not disappoint.  The book had all the good feelings you like in a sweet romance.  It was a fun read and also had lots of parts that wouldn't let you close the book until the last page was turned.  I loved the faith inspiring parts.  As that is also an important part of my life and like reading about it and am happy to know others are too.  I have enjoyed the stories from this author.  You can always count on something entertaining and good to read.

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