The review of books on this site, are my own opinions. I have either bought these books, borrowed these books or been given an advanced reader's copy to review. I never receive any money for my personal reviews.

Monday, October 21, 2013

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Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley
Miranda Hunt is a detective with the Pinkerton Detective Agency. She is going to go undercover as Annie Beckman and answer an ad for becoming the heiress for the Last Chance Ranch. There are train robberies occuring in the Arizona territory in the 1890's and it is feared that the phantom train robber may be hiding on the Last Chance Ranch property. The train that is bringing Miranda to her new assignment is held up by the robber and his associates. One of the robbers, possibly the Phantom robber, steals her dead father's watch. Not a great start for Miranda or is it? The man who robbed her had blue eyes and he was seated but then there he was with his face half hidden and taking her father's watch and putting it in his own pocket, not with the other stolen items. When the train arrives at it's destination, the authorities catch the three thieves, and some of the passengers call for a hanging, but the bad guys are hauled off to jail. Miranda heads off to her job interview but more unforseen problems begin after she arrives.

This was such a very enjoyable book to read. I've never read any of Margaret Brownley's othestories, but I do want to get them all and read them. My meager review gives you just a taste of the story. The book will grab you and pull you into the days of cowboys and the lives of the strong women who all made a place for themselves way back in the 1890's. 

This book was provided to me to read and review by Litfuse Publicity.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Letters is a story that you will wish you could keep reading beyond the end of  the book. The story follows Rose Schrock after her husband dies and she has moved in with her mother-in-law. She needs to repay the debts that her husband has left. Rose comes up with the plan to convert the basement into an inn.  The Inn is a success and we meet new characters who each add their own personalities to the story.  Galen is the next door neighbor who might just be a love interest for Rose. They just need a little encouragement and nudges from others to take the steps needed to open their hearts to the other. The Letters has many other stories within the main story and they all add to the fullness of another great book from Suzanne Woods Fisher. I highly recommend this book.

I received this book free of charge from Litfuse to read and review.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Quarryman's Bride

The Quarryman's bride by author Tracie Peterson tells the story of love between two people who have been seperated by circumstances beyond their control. Emmalyne Knox and Tavin MacLachlan have always loved each other and planned to be married. Family obligations and a very strict father kept Emmalyne at home with her mother instead of with Tavin and building their own family. Years go by and then Emmalyne and Tavin meet once again. Will they finally marry and will their families respect their wishes? Nothing in life is ever that easy, but the problems that we face make us stronger.

This story is a really great read and you won't be sorry to buy this book and enjoy every word for yourself.

This book was provided to me by Bethany House  Publishers.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Time and Again by Deborah Heal

Time and Again by author Deborah Heal is the story of Abby and Merrideth. Merri is a teen aged girl with parental And personal problems. Her parents are divorced, with her mother working hard to take care of herself and Merri. Abby is a college aged young woman who takes on the job as a tutor, as part of a service project to help Merri who's school work has deteriorated along with her family structure. At first things are difficult between the teacher and her student, but things begin to get very interesting with inter-actions with various neighbors and a very odd computer program on the household computer.
This book was written for young adults but readers of all ages will really like the story and the many real characters from the 1800's in the USA and Illinois in particular. Abraham Lincoln is one character that everyone will enjoy reading about. The underground railroad is brought to life with the telling of some stories from several characters whose stories were similar to real experiences from real people who took their lives and freedom into their own hands and into the hands of the people who helped them to go north.

I recommend this book to everyone, it really has something for everyone.