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Amish Outsider by Marta Perry

Amish Outsider by Marta Perry is the first novel in the River Haven series.  Michael Forster and his daughter, Allie are returning to the Amish community where he grew up and left as a teenager.  Michael’s wife, Diana was murdered eight months ago, and the police focused their investigation on him.  He is hoping this will be a fresh start for the two…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on June 25, 2019 at 1:59pm — No Comments

The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White

The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White is the first novel in The Codebreakers series.  Margot De Wilde works as a cryptographer in Room 40 in the Old Admiralty Building in London where she concentrates on breaking the enemy’s codes so they can decipher their intercepted communications.  The Great War has been raging in Europe for the last three years…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on June 25, 2019 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Recipe for a Husband by Anne Greene

Recipe for a Husband by Anne Greene

Recipe for a Husband by Anne Greene takes readers on a journey to 1940 in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Nessie McDonald has been managing the lighthouse plus taking care of her blind mother since her father, the lighthouse keeper, passed away.  She tried to hire help locally, but no one is willing to work for what Nessie can afford.  She needs a husband by Thanksgiving (before winter sets in) to help with the chores since she must climb the one hundred steps to the lighthouse twice a…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on April 22, 2019 at 2:22pm — No Comments

With Winter's First Frost by Kelly Irvin

With Winter’s First Frost by Kelly Irvin is the final book in An Every Amish…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on March 23, 2019 at 1:45pm — No Comments

The Forgiving Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Forgiving Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter has us returning to Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Sara Murray is returning to her grandparent’s farm for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The dentist she worked for recently retired and Sara would like to relocate to Strasburg to be closer…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on February 22, 2019 at 2:54pm — No Comments

My Review of Avoiding the Mistletoe by Anne Greene

Avoiding the Mistletoe by Anne Greene takes us to 1865 in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Darcy Davenport wants to become one of Asa Mercer’s mail order brides and travel to Seattle, Washington.  She refuses to go, though, without her sister, Olivia Rose Baker.  Olivia is a widow who did not find marriage agreeable thanks to her abusive husband, but there are…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on December 28, 2018 at 1:49pm — No Comments

An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White

An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White is the third book in Shadows Over England series.  Barclay Pearce has given up a life of crime and now uses his talents to help his country win the war.  Barclay’s latest assignment is clockmaker, Cecil Manning who has an invention that would give England’s flying men an edge over Germany’s pilots.  On the way to…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on November 7, 2018 at 6:28pm — No Comments

The Light Before Day by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Light Before Day by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the third story in Nantucket Legacy series.  Henry Macy has returned to Nantucket after being gone on a whaling voyage for three years.  He learns that his grandmother, Lillian Coffin has passed away leaving him and his twin sister, Hitty her estate, but she placed restrictions on the vast inheritance.  If the twins do…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on November 5, 2018 at 3:22pm — No Comments

The Sound of Distant Thunder by Jan Drexler

Good Day!  Jan Drexler is the author of Journey to Pleasant Prairie series, The Amish Nanny's Sweetheart, A Mother for His Children and An Amish Courtship. 

The Sound of Distant Thunder by Jan Drexler is the first story in The Amish of Weaver’s Creek series.  Katie Stuckey is seventeen years old in 1862 and lives with her family on their farm near Millersburg, Ohio. She is ready to marry Jonas Weaver, but her father wants her to wait until she is eighteen.  Jonas begins work…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on October 8, 2018 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Delayed Justice: Third Novel in the Hidden Justice Series

Delayed Justice by Cara Putman is the third book in the Hidden Justice Series.  Jaime Nichols is a public defender in Virginia.  It has been twenty years since her uncle, Dane Nichols abused her, and Jamie has decided it is the time to press charges against him.  The next day it is announced that Dane is up for a promotion to a one star general and Dane is not going…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on September 30, 2018 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Lacey and the Law by Anne Green

Lacey and the Law by Anne Greene will sweep you back to 1924 in Chicago, Illinois.  Lacey Fairchild wants to break free of parent’s rigid Victorian ideas and rules.  She wants to have fun, enjoy life and find romance.  Lacey and her best friend, Patricia Hanover begin their makeover to flappers by bobbing their hair.  After a shopping spree for cosmetics and high…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on September 24, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Christmas Prayer by Wanda Brunstetter

The Christmas Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter takes us back to April 15, 1850.  Cynthia Cooper along with her mother, Mabel are embarking on a journey to California via wagon train.  They are going with Cynthia’s fiancé, Walter Prentice.  They are late arriving in Independence, Missouri and the wagon train they were joining has already departed.  Instead, they link up…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on September 23, 2018 at 2:38pm — No Comments

A Crazy Optimist by Anne Greene

Good Day!  Anne Greene writes sweet Christian romance stories set in different time periods. Some of her books include Her Reluctant Hero, Mystery at Dead Broke Ranch, Texas Law, Lacey and the Law, Red is for Rookie, and Avoiding the Mistletoe.  

A Crazy Optimist by Anne Greene is a Christian novella.  Sparkle January has been living in New York City for five months and her pet taxidermy business has yet to take off.  She is hoping her latest enterprise will be a money maker. …

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on September 21, 2018 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Return to Paradise

Return to Paradise by Barbara Cameron is the first book in The Coming Home series.  David Stoltzfus left Paradise, Pennsylvania a year ago.  He left without a word to fiancé Lavina Zook.  She knew that his home life was difficult because of…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on February 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

At Love's Bidding

At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings is the second book in the Ozark Mountain Romance series and it is set in 1873.  Miranda Wimplegate is used to staying in the…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on January 15, 2016 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Rising Darkness

Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl is the third and final book in the…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on December 27, 2015 at 3:56pm — No Comments

An Amish Year

An Amish Year by Beth Wiseman contains four novellas.  The four stories are Rooted in Love, A Love for Irma Rose, Patchwork Perfect (my favorite), and When Christmas Comes Again.  In Rooted in…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on December 21, 2015 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Whispers in the Reading Room!

Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray is the third book in The Chicago World's Fair Mystery series (though the fair is over in this book).  I have read all the books in the series, and this one was my favorite (probably because I could relate to the…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on November 11, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy is the third book in the Wild at Heart series.  Fire and Ice is set in Aspen Ridge, Colorado in 1866.  Bailey Wilde has built her home so it blocks…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on November 6, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Passing through Perfect

I just finished Passing through Perfect by Bette Lee Crosby.  It the third book in The Wyattsville Series.  It is 1946 and Benjamin Church has just returned to Twin Pines from the war.  He has returned to his father’s (Otis Church) farm (they are sharecroppers) to…

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Added by Kristina M. Anderson on October 31, 2015 at 5:49pm — No Comments

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