Amish Brides by Jennifer Beckstrand

A lovely collection of sweet, Amish love and marriage stories. Three stories by three different authors will warm your heart all the way through ! I particularly liked the first story, THE RELUCTANT GROOM by Jennifer Beckstrand. Ms. Beckstrand’s story was beautifully written as well as endearing and captivating! All of the sweet stories are excellent and I feel sure that readers will love this book as they visit the Amish American culture.

Amish Brides by Jennifer Beckstrand will be available May 29, 2018 from Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Gunslinger’s Vow by Amy Sandas

Alexandra Brighton had to get home to Montana. She left Boston knowing that she could never actually marry the stiff, perfectly-mannered Peter. She had to get away from her fiance and to her father but knew that she could never do it alone. Meeting Malcolm was a risk but he was only hope to find her father. His arrogant, rude demeanor didn’t hide his handsome, rugged exterior! Alex knew that she never would have anything to do with a gunslinger like him, or so she thought! Perfect character development and an adventurous plot make this one of my favorite historical romance books of the year. The author did such a great job on Malcolm, I even had a crush on him by the middle of the story! Highly recommended to lovers of western romance!

The Gunslinger’s Vow by Amy Sandas will be available June 5, 2018 from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird

Cathy Williams was born and raised as a slave in Missouri. Near the end of the Civil War, she becomes a cook for the Union Army. Naturally tall and athletic, Cathy decides to hide her gender and become a Buffalo Soldier in the U.S. Calvary after the Civil War. This powerful and fictionalized true story is totally engaging and fulfilling. Cathy is such a “huge” character that she literally steps off the page! I loved this story of a strong and capable woman who is aware of her roots and will never forget that she is the “daughter of a daughter of a queen!” Highly recommended for lovers of historical fiction!

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird will be available September 4, 2018 from St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash

Rachael has spent her whole adult life taking care of her mother as her health continued to fail. She spent ten years caring for her and at the same time, had to give up on attending university and her one, true love, Matthew. Now Matthew is getting married in Paris and she’s been invited. Is this the only way to finally get over him? Rachael thinks so and takes the all-expenses paid trip along with her best friend and other characters from her little farming community in Australia. Prepare yourself for a wonderful trip to the “City of Lights”. Excellent story and very well-written, I recommend this book to all.

The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash will be available June 12, 2018 from William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. An egalley of this book was made available from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan

This contemporary romance takes place on an island off the coast of Scotland, Flora runs a small cafe and has decided that Joel, an ex-boss of hers is who she loves. Joel works so hard as an attorney and never seems to stay in one place very long, including at Flora’s side. Flora’s brother is in love with Joel’s employer and her best friend is crazy about the new doctor who is trying to find the family that he left behind in Syria. The story-lines all revolve around a cast of quirky characters and ever-changing situations. A solid read that that is quite enjoyable!

The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan will be available May 22, 2018 from William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

Alison Weir’s Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen is the third book in her Six Tudor Queens series. This is the story of the third wife of King Henry VIII, Jane Seymour. The story begins with Jane at an early age and continues on to her entering the court and her marriage to the king. I think that most people who enjoy this type of historical book are enamored by reading about the Tudors and King Henry VIII. Ms. Weir’s historical novels are rich, descriptive and engaging. I recommend this excellent addition to her wonderful series.

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen will be available May 15, 2008 by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel

Abigail has been a mail order bride before, even though all of her attempts have failed in tying the knot! Her employer, Mrs. Bingham, is the owner of the mail order business and she gives Abigail another chance, but this time it’s to work for her in the negotiation of sixteen marriages. For this job, the ladies have to go to a town of bachelors in Kansas to teach the proper way to behave with a lady! Abigail meets Mack, a young bachelor who owns the hardware store. Mack wants no part of the mail order bride scheme but is drawn to the beautiful Abigail. A good plot that I found to be unnecessarily wordy and a little long. A good read with a sweet story.

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer is published by WaterBrook & Multnomah. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

It’s 1970 and the Vietnam War is raging. Carly is expecting a child and has suffered through the loss of her beloved husband in the war. She can’t wait to have this child that was conceived in so much love until she finds out that the child has a heart problem. This medical issue will not be able to be treated by doctors and Carly is told that there is no hope. Amid the devastation that Carly feels, her brother-in-law gives her an option that she never could imagine. At this point, I really don’t want to give away any more of the plot. I first began to read the book thinking that it was going to be a story of the 1970’s and the Vietnam War. I was blown away by the rest of the story! Diane Chamberlain is such a gifted writer who takes the reader anywhere or to any time that she writes about. As a mother, I was so empathetic toward Carly…..someone who would do ANYTHING to save her child. But, the real question is “How far would you go?” I highly recommend this amazing book!

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain will be published October 2, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

It’s 1970 and the Vietnam War is raging. Carly is expecting a child and has suffered through the loss of her beloved husband in the war. She can’t wait to have this child that was conceived in so much love until she finds out that the child has a heart problem. This medical issue will not be able to be treated by doctors and Carly is told that there is no hope. Amid the devastation that Carly feels, her brother-in-law gives her an option that she never could imagine. At this point, I really don’t want to give away any more of the plot. I first began to read the book thinking that it was going to be a story of the 1970’s and the Vietnam War. I was blown away by the rest of the story! Diane Chamberlain is such a gifted writer who takes the reader anywhere or to any time that she writes about. As a mother, I was so empathetic toward Carly…..someone who would do ANYTHING to save her child. But, the real question is “How far would you go?” I highly recommend this amazing book!

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain will be published October 2, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.