Minding the Light: fiction review

It’s not often that I utilize a digital book. I just prefer to have the book in my hands. That being said, after reading Phoebe’s Light the first in the Nantucket Legacy and so thoroughly enjoying it I just couldn’t say no when the format offered to me was digital. Read my review of Phoebe’s […]

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Firestorm: book review

I escaped to spend a little time at the beach last week finishing Firestorm by Laura V. Hilton. Ran to our local Post Office and then hit the beach. A cool Pacific Northwest morning with my coffee, slippers, and the sand. Delightful. I really enjoyed the book and I’ll tell you why. I also much […]

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Sons of Blackbird Mountain: book review, a favorite

Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof was interesting, inspiring and I just couldn’t put it down. First, I will say that it is an absolutely dynamic story and is filled with challenging relationships, life’s hardships, and loaded with hope. I will also say that the storyline is not a thriller, but it’s ebbs an […]

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The Heart’s Appeal: review and Starbucks GIVEAWAY

The Heart’s Appeal by Jennifer Delamere is the second in the “London Beginnings” series and while I loved The Captain’s Daughter (read more here) this book is even better. Some of my favorite things about this new installment are the same as the factors that made me love the first. Delamere entwines the history and fiction so beautifully, […]

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Choosing Donald Trump: a book review

While I do not typically read political nonfiction, I am glad that this was the second in my adventure to do so. Read more about what I thought about “The Gatekeeper’s here.” I will begin by saying that I selected Choosing Donald Trump  by Stephen Mansfield knowing that Mansfield and I would not agree politically. I […]

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Keturah: a book review

Lisa Bergren wrote a thoughtfully researched and completely engaging story set in the West Indies. Despite a crazy busy, beautifully full life I just kept returning to Keturah becoming completely engrossed in the story and invested in the lives of the the three Banning sisters. Keturah, Verity, and Selah are just different enough, have just enough conflict between […]

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His Risk: Amish Fiction Review & Giveaway

The fourth book in The Amish of Hart County series His Risk is no exception to the delightfully, thrilling series. This installment does not disappoint and what I love most is that Gray writes about the beautiful Amish culture and community in a modern day setting. I have a love for Amish fiction and even the […]

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Phoebe’s Light: Quaker Fiction Review & a recipe

Suzanne Fisher Woods is a master of story, paying considerable attention to historical accuracy and details. The tandem storylines in this book draw you in and keep you on the edge of your seat as you see how they intertwine and connect. What a precious and interesting gift Phoebe receives when she turns 18 and […]

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Their Daring Hearts: book review and giveaway

Their Daring Hearts by Sharlene MacLaren was such a perfect book for me to read. I have a real interest in the Amish Faith and lifestyle, I have since teenagehood, and the Quaker elements to the story are just as interesting if not more so since I know less about the group. It’s also such a […]

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