This is a riveting World War II story that takes the reader back in time to a historic and horrific era. Abby Stapleton leaves her home in London to reside in the United States at the insistence of her father, who sees the dangers of impending war in Europe. She falls in love with Jim, an employee on her aunt and uncle’s estate, who is drafted into the U.S. Army and is sent to the battlefront. While Jim faces the peril of possible death, Abby is threatened with the loss of everything dear to…Continue
Jessie’s Hope, as the title implies, is a story of hope, but it goes far deeper than that. The main character, Jessie Smith, has been paralyzed from a young age in an auto accident which also took her mom’s life. Jessie dreams of the perfect wedding to her fiancé, Matt Jansen. Jessie’s desire to connect with her alcoholic father, who abandoned her after the accident, leads to bitterness, disappointment, and the revelation of secrets long buried.
The story delivers a strong message of…Continue
This story takes place mainly on a therapeutic ranch for abused children, Break Away Acres, owned and operated by Danny Solomon. Danny has a history of severe abuse himself, which allows him to be highly sensitive to the feelings of others who have similar backgrounds. When Phoenix Nichols takes a job as a trail guide, Danny immediately perceives the depth of her troubled past.
The slow pace adds to the intensity of pain and emotional damage the characters struggle to…Continue
Butterfly Dreams by Bonnie Engstrom is a delightful and refreshing romance between two people who find love later in life. Told in first person by main character Betsy, the story brings out the joys and pitfalls of taking a new relationship along on the journey to our senior years.
Love interest Noel can be the most charming, and yet the most frustrating man to ever catch Betsy’s eye, who was really not even looking in the first place.
I especially enjoyed the…Continue