500 Miles from You by Jenny Colgan

I love Jenny Colgan books! 500 Miles from You takes place in Scotland where a mild-mannered community nurse, Cormack, changes places with a “big city” nurse, Lissie, in London. I loved this sweet romance of the two, engaging in each other’s patients and becoming friends by constant communication between the two. This story is realistic and endearing! Definitely put it on your summer reading list!

A Cottage Wedding by Leigh Duncan

A sweet Hallmark Publishing romance is the best way to beat the summer heat! Tara is a journalist who works for a wedding publication and is sent to Heart’s Landing, a popular wedding destination to write a story on the quaint little town. She is escorted around the town by a handsome descendant of the founders, Jason Heart. Love is in the air in Heart’s Landing and hopefully, Tara and Jason find that special bond!

The Colonel and The Enchantress by Paulette Golden

Lady Mary falls in love at a very young age with Colonel Duncan Starrett. He leaves to go to war and Lady Mary pledges to wait for him. The story becomes complicated when the colonel returns with severe injuries that cause him to feel unworthy of his lovely Mary. The characters were steady and realistic and combined with a great story line, this book is perfect for historical romance buffs to add to their summer reading list!

Olive the Lionheart by Brad Ricca

This true story tells about the adventures of Olive MacLeod, a thirty year old Scottish woman who decides to go to Africa to find her fiance who has been reported missing. Olive handles all the difficulties and invisible dangers that she has to deal with in her quest in 1910 Africa. She was so bold and courageous with her encounters that it makes the reader proud to hear of such a woman in that time of history. This is definitely a four star read for anyone with an adventurous soul!

Thursday’s Bride by Patricia Johns

This extraordinary story revolves a young Amish widow and her twin daughters living with her in-laws. She has to deal with old secrets, past loves and the idea of marrying again. This book was just a delight to read. The author developed the characters in a deep and realistic way that has the reader thinking that she not only “knows” the characters but understands the way they think! She has woven a sweet story that is guaranteed to delight anyone who loves to read an endearing tale!

The Last Diet by Shahroo Izadi

I really enjoyed reading this book because it was not a strict plan that you have to follow in order to lose weight. I appreciated reading about the author’s own weight lose and her ideas about breaking old habits in order to eat in a healthy manner. I guess that’s what it all goes down to; figuring out things in your eating habits that need to be changed and having the will and determination to make those changes. A great companion for anyone who is facing the tough job of changing your life to benefit your body and health forever.

Relentless in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell

Gil Sanchez was once a huge success on the rodeo circuit but now he is fighting to retain his sobriety and continue healing his body after the injury that ended his career. Gil is fighting to continue his independence when he runs into Carmelita White Fox. He is instantly drawn to her and the feeling is mutual. This contemporary romance is moving and intense. Strong characters and a good story make this a great summer read!

Constable on the Hill by Nick Rhea

Police constable Nick Rhea and his family move to the quaint village of Aidensfield, said to be one of the most beautiful spots in the country. Their home is perched high on the moor with a lovely view of the countryside. This cozy mystery is a delight to read! Constable Nick is always poised to help out anyone, no matter if it is a clever horse or an unclothed lady! I recommend this entertaining book to give you plenty of chuckles as well as hours of fun!

Healing the Rancher by Mary Sue Jackson

Carter has had a terrible accident on a horse that has left him with debilitating injuries. He hires Willow, a physical therapist, to live on his ranch and help him rehabilitate. Willow brings along her young son who has issues from seeing his crazy father abuse his mother. I know that this probably sounds like just all the other romances but that’s not the case. Author, Mary Sue Jackson, does a phenomenal job of developing her characters and writing a story that was endearing, interesting and kept me up reading into the night. Yes, it is steamy but it was just a good story that I found to be very engaging and I really loved it!

Promise at Pebble Creek by Lisa Jones Baker

A sweet story about a young, Amish woman, Hannah Lapp who runs the town’s “Amish Eatables”. She has a new, Englischer customer, Marcus Jackson, who has just become a Christian and is very eager to make friends. He ends up renting a place on Hannah’s family land and their friendship becomes closer as they begin to explore the possibility of making their relationship last. I enjoyed this very endearing story of Hannah and Marcus. I would recommend it to anyone who loves this type of romance.