Thursday, November 16, 2017

My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate Utah by Angie Dicken

Product DetailsThis is the story of forbidden love in a time when Greek mine workers were thought of as less than scum. It is all about two lonely widowed souls caught in the web misunderstanding and class distinction. Leanna McKee is a widowed schoolteacher in the mining town of Castle Gate Utah.  Her husband, Jack McKee, wooed her away from her life of privilege in Boston.  They thought they would make a difference for others.  The difference was Jack's gambling addiction and his lack of making Leanna happy. 

Alex Pappas is a Greek immigrant who lived and worked in America for many years.  He saved enough to send for his entire family to emigrate to the land of opportunity.  They are the proud owners of a successful Greek restaurant in town. He has been passed over for promotions because of his Greek heritage.  He was Jack McKee's friend.

Leanna's life after Jack's death was filled with teaching the town's children and trying to survive without Jack. It was when Alex's sister-in-law Penelope's pregnancy kept her on bed rest that he knocked on Leanna's door for help.  He needed to hire her to escort his niece and nephew to school.  Accepting the extra job allowed her to turn her grief into purpose.  It didn't take long for her to become attached to the children and in turn the family.  What neither she nor Alex counted on was the undeniable attraction to each other.

The times dictate many of the customs of society and just like other towns with growing industry and immigrant workers, the long time citizens resented the newcomers.  Mining in 1910 was hard and dangerous and not exactly with the benefits Greek workers were lured to from their homeland and families.

It was inevitable that Leanna and Alex would receive backlash from the mainstream community. It was through their faith, perseverance and tragedy that things began to change for them. 

Many areas of our country were settled by people willing to farm, build railroads and mining for a vast array of ore. Many immigrants came legally to work these jobs.  It wasn't easy for them but they learned English and became American citizens and they raised their families.  But, it took a lot of hard work and effort to make the American dream come true.

I received this book from Barber Publishing Group through NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Love's Thankful Heart A Collection of Romantic Novellas for Thanksgiving.


If you don't have a Thanksgiving reading collection now is the time to start one.  I am excited to take part in this blog tour & GIVEAWAY for Love's Thankful Heart,  a timely collection of novellas to get you started.  Thanksgiving is often overlooked when people leave Halloween treats behind to start scouting Black Friday sales. Yet Thanksgiving should give us pause to relax, reflect and remember.  

About the Book  



Author: Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Thomas Nye
Love's Thankful Heart by [Celebrate Lit Publishing, Hilton, Laura V., Good, Rachel J., Nye, Thomas]Genre: Amish Thanksgiving Collection
Publisher: Celebrate Lit Publishing
Release Date: November 1, 2017

Gingerbread Wishes 

As Thanksgiving approaches, Becca Troyer finds herself overwhelmed with an abundance of winter squash and pumpkins that she isn’t a bit thankful for. Desperately trying to sell them at a farmer’s market so she won’t have mountains to can, she’s surprised when a mime drops to his knee in front of her and proposes marriage.
Yost Miller is helping the volunteer firefighter raise funds at the city park when he notices his long-time crush Becca selling vegetables. Drawn across the grass, he spontaneously proposes marriage. But afterward, Yost isn’t sure how to proceed to show her that his feelings are real.
Just as he begins to find solid footing, confidence is yanked away, leaving him floundering. Will he lose Becca to another man? Or will this Thanksgiving be a season of blessings and wishes come true?

Thanksgiving Strangers

Faithe Beiler believes God wants her to feed the poor at her family’s restaurant, but when she mistakes Crist Petersheim for a homeless man and gives him a free breakfast, he’s offended. Yet he can’t help being intrigued by this pretty waitress with a giving heart.
Crist blames God for the tragedies in his life, so the last thing he wants is to get involved with an Amish girl, who trusts God in all circumstances. He fears for Faithe’s safety, though, when she invites every homeless person in the neighborhood, including drug dealers and criminals, to a free Thanksgiving dinner. Street savvy, Crist risks his life to protect her from danger.
As Crist’s heart softens toward God, Faithe finds herself falling him. Then she discovers his deception, and her world is shattered. Can she ever trust him again?

The Thanksgiving Frolic

Monroe has the prettiest girl and the fastest horse— but pride goes before a fall.
Monroe’s girlfriend, Rosemary, and her family organize the Thanksgiving Frolic, a service project to help Amish folks who have fallen on hard times. Monroe wants to go along but his dad won’t let him. Furthermore, Monroe’s dad thinks Rosemary’s family should clean up their own messy farm before they try to help others. Will the contrast between Monroe’s and Rosemary’s families end their relationship for good? Rosemary’s grandpa tries to offer words of wisdom, but people don’t take him seriously. The Thanksgiving Frolic heats up to a fever pitch, before a moment of silence changes everything.

About the Authors

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New.

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.
When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.
Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster, PA, the setting for many of her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends special time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farm and attending family events. Rachel is the author of several Amish series, including Sisters & Friends (Charisma), Love & Promises (Grand Central), and two books in the Hearts of Amish Country series (Annie’s Book Club). In addition, she has two Amish Quilts Coloring Books as well as stories in several anthologies, including Springs of Love (CelebrateLit).
Thomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend. Walking a mail route for the U.S. Postal Service keeps Thomas close to nature and affords him many quiet hours which he uses to dream up novels. Over three decades of friendships with Amish neighbors has revealed a simple wisdom that he weaves into his writing. To find out more, visit: amishhorses.blogspot.com

My thoughts....

Gingerbread Wishes is a sweet romance, giving the reader another look at characters introduced in The Christmas Admirer
a book I recently read. Becca Troyer and Yost Miller are a younger couple, silently admiring each other. the previous Christmas, Becca tried the popular Gingerbread love potion on Yost to get his attention but it didn't seem to work. Shy Yost couldn't seem to get his courage up to ask her out but wearing a disguise he was able to pluck up the courage to let his feelings be known.  I enjoyed this story.  It is hard to let others see us as we truly are.  It takes courage to know that they do want to know us as we are instead of how we think they do.  

Thanksgiving Strangers is a story of hidden identity, unconditional love and forgiveness.  I enjoyed this story for the depth of character displayed of the characters in a novella.  Faithe Beiler and Crist Petersheim both had inner struggles yet the masks they wore were effective costumes. She was always positive and it was her unwavering faith in God that she could be so accepting and generous to others.  Crist's outward appearance allowed him to keep others at bay.  While this was effective for his work, it also hid the hurt he kept buried in his heart.  The author uncovered many layers to get to the heart of these characters.  I will be looking for more of Rachel J. Good's books for my reader.

The Thanksgiving Frolic by Thomas Nye is a story of pride, humility and the wisdom to be quiet and listen.  While this story is about a young courting couple, I was intrigued by Monroe's father. He was a difficult man who was hard to please yet his son loved him enough to help him when he needed it the most.  It was his change of heart that inspired me the most in this well written story.  

Gratitude and love for fellow man are wonderful ingredients for Thanksgiving.  I recommend this heartwarming novella collection for anyone who enjoys Amish fiction. I appreciate the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.

Blog Stops

Quiet Quilter, November 4
Carpe Diem, November 5
Karen Sue Hadley, November 6
Pursuing Stacie, November 7
Mommynificent, November 8
Blogging With Carol, November 10
Bibliophile Reviews, November 11
Splashes of Joy, November 11
Jeanette’s Thoughts, November 13
Texas Book-aholic, November 14
Mary Hake, November 14
Bigreadersite, November 15
A Greater Yes, November 15
Vicky Sluiter, November 16
Janices book reviews, November 17

Giveaway!


To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away a Kindle Unlimited 6 month Subscription!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c403












Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Intrigue & Suspense Await In Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon

Dangerous Illusions (Code of Honor Book #1) by [Hannon, Irene]We all have favorite authors and Irene Hannon is one of mine.  Whether she is writing one of her famous thrillers or a romantic story on the Oregon Coast, she just doesn't disappoint me.  A case in point, I read Dangerous Illusions over the weekend!  In fact, I couldn't put this suspense filled novel down. 

The story is set in St. Louis, Missouri and our heroine is a quiet, uassuming teacher.  Trish Bailey moved back home three years ago to care for her invalid mother following the death of her husband and father.  Both died in an automobile accident that left her mother with life threatening injuries.  Their life was settling into a semblance of routine when her mother's untimely death rocked Trish's world once again.

Eileen Coulter's death didn't seem out of the ordinary. Or was it?  Detective Colin Flynn is ready to report the death as a heart attack until some things just don't add up.  Is it possible Trish accidentally mixed up some of her mother's medications? There is a sizable charitable foundation her parents left for her, an only child, to manage.  Or is she just an innocent woman succumbing to a build up of stress after dealing with three years of unimaginable pain and loss. 

Satisfied the death was an accident, Colin was ready to put the case to rest. In a perfect world, Trish could just go about her life without her beloved mother.  Between the pages of this book, however, more and more things pop up in her world to make life one sinister event after another.  There is also an undeniable attraction between Colin and Trish that keep the pulse of the story going.

The plot is filled with intrigue that can only be written by a master story teller.  As I turned each page, new facts came to life that kept my mind wondering how this story could possibly be tied up neatly in the end.  The illusions painted in this story by a masterful criminal add up to one good mystery. My curiosity kept me up until the wee hours of the night to finish.  It was well worth it.

Dangerous Illusions is book one in Irene Hannon's new Code of Honor series.  I give this book five stars and look forward to the second book in this series. 




Sunday, November 12, 2017

Nobody Can Be More Mysterious Than the Christmas Admirer


About the Book


Name of book: The Christmas Admirer

Author: Laura V Hilton

Genre: Amish Romance

Release Date: September 5, 2017


The Christmas Admirer by [Hilton, Laura V.]Amish romance fans will love this heartwarming holiday story, perfect for gift-giving.


Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but when his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, he was now the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters. What woman would want to put up with that? Still, against his better judgment, he can’t help leaving her a gift now and then, anonymously addressing her name in big block print, just to catch a smile. Roses one month, maple syrup candy another; and maybe this time, something special for Christmas.


Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, but now the clock is ticking. Her father is selling his glass-blowing business, remarrying in January, and moving to Iowa with his bossy wife-to-be. Angry and frustrated, Susanna realizes she’s left with three options: one, go with Daed to his new home with a new mom; two, stay in Jamesport, Missouri, as an old maid; or, three, the best yet, flush out her mysterious secret admirer. But how could she be with anyone else when her heart is still with Benaiah?
Click here to purchase your copy.

My thoughts: This is my first book by Laura V. Hilton I enjoy Amish fiction and this seasonal story didn't disappoint me.  We collect unique pieces from our favorite glass blowing studio on the Oregon Coast.  It's no wonder I found this story of an Amish man with a glass blowing studio intriguing!

Susanna King has had one blow after another.  The love of her life broke things off ten long months ago.  As Thanksgiving approaches, her heart can't help remembering how happy she had been. Assured her love for Benaiah was true, she dreamt that this year, they would be spending their first Thanksgiving as a married couple.  Now facing her father's upcoming nuptials, she is determined not to leave with him when he starts his new life. Who is this secret admirer? She wishes with all her heart that Benaiah is her secret admirer who left those wonderful notes written in block letters such as "I have loved thee with an everlasting love." (Jeremiah 31:3)  

Benaiah Troyer loved Susanna with all his heart. He couldn't ask her to marry him and share his responsibility for three sisters and aging grandparents. Seeing her every day when he came to work and sharing meals with her and Peter made it harder to hide his feelings. If he could buy her father's business he would have a good life to offer her.  The way things stood, Benaiah would lose his job and his girl.  It seemed as if nothing good would  happen again.  Faith, love and more faith sprinkled with a little gingerbread is what is needed to see this through!

If you are looking for a good story to get you into the mood for Christmas, pick up a copy of The Christmas Admirer.  One for you and one for a gift.

About the Author


Amish fiction lovers responded positively and immediately to Laura V. Hilton’s debut novel, Patchwork Dreams, when she burst on the scene in 2009 with her unique series, The Amish of Seymour, set in the tiny town of Seymour, in Webster County, Missouri. Fans of the genre immediately recognized Hilton’s insider knowledge, not only of the Webster County community, but Amish culture in general. Her natural speech and writing patterns, she says, are uniquely “Amish,” acquired from her Amish maternal grandparents. The Amish of Seymour, includes Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. Her second series, The Amish of Webster County, is comprised of Healing Love, Surrendered Love, and Awakened Love. A stand-alone title, A White Christmas in Webster County, was released in September 2014. The Amish of Jamesport includes The Snow Globe, The Postcard and The Birdhouse. In spring 2016 she released The Amish Firefighter with the setting in Jamesport, MO, the same as for The Amish Wanderer.
Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer. Laura and her husband, Steve, have five children, whom Laura homeschools. The family makes their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

Guest Post from Laura V. Hilton

Glass Blowing and The Christmas Admirer


Right before my youngest son joined the Coast Guard we went on a short mini-vacation to Springfield, Missouri, actually going farther north almost to Kansas City to see another Amish community near there in Osceola. There is a cheese factory there and my son wanted to try some of their cheeses – such as a ghost pepper cheese. Too spicy for me.
But upon the return to Springfield, Steve read about a glass blowers shop in the downtown area. We found the address and went to visit it. It is owned by an older gentleman and his son. They had a display area set up where people could see their wares and buy them and then a work area where the son mostly worked, and talked about how the fire needed to be so hot, and showed us how he worked and made things. As we watched, he made a lovely flower, a lily, in different colors of glass, green, white, pinks.

It was fascinating.
And I got to thinking what if…
So I did some more research. Asked questions. Probably drove them nuts. But when Whitaker House indicated they’d be interested in a Christmas novel, I proposed one about a glass blower.

The story is set in Jamesport, Missouri, and while completely stand alone, it does have some continuing characters from other books I’ve written set in Jamesport. If you are interested, the books set there are:
Amish Books set in Jamesport, Missouri

The Snow Globe
The Postcard
The Birdhouse
The Amish Firefighter
The Amish Wanderer
The Kissing Bridge (part of Springs of Love collection)
The Christmas Admirer
Gingerbread Wishes (part of A Plain Thanksgiving collection–November 2017)

Love by the Numbers (February 2018)
I haven’t read any books about an Amish glass blower, but that’s not to say they aren’t out there. I haven’t read all the Amish books available. Jamesport is an area that is more tourist-oriented than the books set in Seymour / Webster County Missouri. They give buggy tours, have bed and breakfasts, open their homes for visitors to eat supper with them, and have businesses.
All Amish districts are different and the rules vary depending on the bishop and preachers. Some are more liberal and some more conservative. Some keep themselves distant and don’t welcome attention from non-Amish and some embrace it. While Jamesport is not as touristy as some districts in Lancaster Pennsylvania or in Ohio, it is much more so than others.


Susanna’s Cranberry Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed), chopped

  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained

  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows

  • 1 medium apple, chopped

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the first six ingredients until blended. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.

  2. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Just before serving, fold cream and walnuts into cranberry mixture.Makes 16 servings.

Susanna’s Cranberry Sauce

For on top of turkey sandwiches as Becca requested Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed), chopped

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water or orange juice

Directions

In colander, rinse cranberries. In sauce pan, add water or orange juice and sugar, boil until sugar is dissolved. Add cranberries and return to a boil. Lower to simmer and cook about 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries had burst. Let cool.

Susanna’s “Love Portion” Gingerbread

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 T baking powder

  • 1 T ground ginger

  • 1 t ground nutmeg

  • 1 t ground cloves

  • 1 t ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup shortening, melted slightly

  • 1 cup molasses

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ c water

  • 1 egg


  • 1 t vanilla

Directions


Shift together flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Set aside.
In mixing bowl, mix shortening, molasses, brown sugar, water, egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until they are absorbed. Divide dough into three pieces, pat down until about 1 ½ inch thickness, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for three hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut in desired shapes. Place cookies about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes in preheated oven. Cool on wire racks. When cool, decorate as desired.

Blog Stops

ASC Book Reviews, November 9
Books n Baubles, November 9
Janices book review, November 9
Have A Wonderful Day, November 10
A Greater Yes, November 10
D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, November 11
A Holland Reads, November 12
Simple Harvest Reads, November 12
Beck To Basics, November 13
Carpe Diem, November 13
Christian Bookaholic, November 14
Blossoms and BlessingsNovember 14
Baker Kella, November 16
Quiet Quilter, November 16
Karen Sue Hadley, November 16
Pause for Tales, November 17
Pursuing StacieNovember 17
For The Love of Books, November 18
Blogging With CarolNovember 18
Bigreadersite, November 19
Vicky Sluiter, November 19
SusanLovesBooks, November 19
Moments Dipped in Ink, November 20
New Horizon Reviews, November 20
Jeanette’s Thoughts, November 22
Daysong ReflectionsNovember 22
Splashes of JoyNovember 22

Giveaway


In honor of her tour, Laura is giving away

Grand Prize Package: The Christmas Admirer, “Unto Us a Child is Born” painting on decorative serving plate by Donna White, The Hearthside Collection, Inc., and commemorative Whitaker House/Anchor Distributors coloring book (not in photo).

1st Place Package: The Christmas Admirer and The Very First Christmas by Juliet David with interactive illustrations by Pauline Siewert (children’s book).


2nd Place Package: The Christmas Admirer and “The Woman Who Honors The Lord Shall Be Praised” myrrh-scented candle from abba Jerusalem!


Click the link to enter! https://promosimple.com/ps/c16f








Thursday, November 9, 2017

Nothing is Easy in A Plain Leaving


When Jessica Bachmann left her home in Lancaster County three years ago.  She left behind her family, the man she loved and her Amish way of life.  Starting over in the Englisch world, she worked her way up in her job at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.  Things in her life were settled until she received word that her beloved father had passed away from lung cancer.

A Plain Leaving (The Sisters of Lancaster County Book #1) by [Gould, Leslie]I wasn't surprised to get hooked right away into Leslie Gould's latest offering, A Plain Leaving.  This happens every time I pick up one of her books to read and like the others, I had a hard time putting it down.  I am excited to share that this is book one in her new The Sisters of Lancaster County series. 

Traveling home was almost harder than the day she left.  Her relationship with her mother had been distant. Her brother Arden and sister Marie were only to happy to show her a less than welcome homecoming. Baptized into the faith before she had left, she was shunned and felt the sting from her family especially at mealtimes.  All were content to leave it that way except Silas, her former boyfriend and her dear Aenti Suz.

Her Aenti Suz was a welcome relief in her grief and as Jessica sought her comfort, a parallel story unfolded about Ruby.  The Bachmann family had farmed their land for over 240 years and Ruby was the only daughter of the first Bachmanns to settle in America.  Aenti Suz shared enough of Ruby to keep Jessica eagerly coming back for the whole story.  I must admit that I, too eagerly waited for more of that story.

Jessica loved her family's land and worked  hard to assist with all the chores to help make their load lighter under difficult circumstances. They didn't appreciate her help although they accepted it.  She quickly got back into the routine.  However, she soon learned that her brother had plans for the land that her father would never have agreed to had he lived.  Her job at the Department of Agriculture uncovered information about oil fracking on several farms in the area. It seemed like a good alternative to farming if one didn't like that line of work.  It seemed her brother would willingly give up their livelihood to turn a profit. Jessica had to stop Arden from destroying the land and the family's legacy.  Could she truly leave her home once more after all that she has learned?

I liked this story for many reasons.  The author has a gift for creating characters the reader can identify with.  Forgiveness, unconditional love, loyalty, deceit, perfection and jealousy are just a few things that are woven into the story.  So too is hope and courage.  I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good story that will leave you looking for more.  Many thanks to Bethany House for the opportunity to read this wonderful book and to the author for beginning a new series that promises to be a good one.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

True Love Will Find a Way in The Captive Bride Collection!


The Captive Brides Collection: 9 Stories of Great Challenges Overcome through Great Love by [AlLee, Jennifer, Breidenbach, Angela, Davis, Susan Page, Franklin, Darlene, Hall, Patty Smith, Hickey, Cynthia, Pagels, Carrie Fancett, Thompson, Lucy, Welborn, Gina]The  Captive Brides Collection is a book of novellas written by nine noted Christian authors.  Each story is unique and gives insight to the many ways women were held captive by nature of their birth or upbringing.  These stories all have a happy ending yet each heroine went through many trials to escape their particular bondage. Whether they were born into slavery or paid for the crimes of their pare

Love’s Labour’s Found by Jennifer AlLee - Montserrat, West Indies, 1655
A woman answered an ad to be a governess only to be imprisoned and sold as a slave. Her future looked bleak for who would believe the story of  a woman prisoner.  

The Suspect Bride by Susan Page Davis - Oregon, 1890s
A crooked brother-in-law, a jealous would-be suitor and a handsome young attorney all tie together the fate of poor Verity.  When her brother-in-law disappears and is feared murdered, the sheriff takes her into custody with neither proof or positive evidence. It is only through the perseverance of Jack, the shy, handsome lawyer that the truth comes out.  

His Golden Treasure by Darlene Franklin - Barbary Coast, San Francisco, Cnts, greedy uncles or just being hungry and poor, each woman was held with seemingly no way to escape.  I was struck how hard their lot in life was and wonder how many women could have been in similar circumstances that never found reprieve!  Nine stories in one and here are my thoughts on a few.
A, 1873
A lovely young girl, born in a brothel, is about to come of age and her mother's madam has plans to exploit her. Goldie has been protected for most of her life, even after her mother's death.  Little does she realize  until nearly too late that her dreams may turn to dust.  Enter a handsome young preacher whose teaching and connections to rouse the madam who would sell her to the highest bidder. 

Love’s Escape by Carrie Fancett Pagels - Virginia, 1850  
Lettie's story takes us back to the underground railroad days where slaves traveled north, seeking freedom.  Her mother's death put her in dire circumstances and she must get away with her life.  Nathan and his father are conductors on this amazing railroad.  He is in love with Lettie who had no idea  of his participation until he convinces her to take a chance with her escape!  A wonderful plan executed in such a way to keep the reader hooked up to the end.  

Waltzing Matilda by Lucy Thompson - Sydney, Australia, 1821
We meet Matilda & her baby Charlotte as she escaped the Women's Factory and tries to hide among a herd of sheep.  She captured the heart of one handsome man who must convince her that she is worthy of his love.   As a woman who was used and abused, this is no small task but love will out in the end.

Other stories to read in this entertaining collection include:

A Score to Settle by Gina Welborn On the Missouri River, 1870
Through Stormy Waters by Patty Smith Hall - Atlantic Ocean, 1755
Moira’s Quest by Cynthia Hickey - New York, 1869
His Indentured Bride by Angela Breidenbach


Thank you to Net Galley and Barbour Books for the opportunity to read this book for review. I was not required to give a positive review but I did enjoy it!