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May 27, 2013
Stealing the PreacherStealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is a fun read with interesting characters.  Loved the pluckiness of Joanna and Crockett's steady character.  More character than plot driven, they include a flirty young woman, a grouchy old woman, the young scamp of a neighbor boy, and Joanna's father - the ex-outlaw and his gang-members-turned-ranch-hands.  How they all mesh together after a less than cordial start makes for a good story.  Through it all runs a deep thread of faith that binds them together.  Well worth the read!  Suitable for any age.
May 20, 2013
A Noble GroomA Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A could-not-put-it-down ending. Loved this reverse Cinderella story. My mother's family were German immigrant farmers in Michigan, so the whole story hits close to home. But it's also a well written, heart-thumping romance.

Carl Richards can't ever tell the German immigrants who have taken him in who he really is when the soft and spoiled son of nobility finds himself down-and-out in a foreign land. Annalisa Werner's first marriage wasn't ideal, or even happy, but she's willing to marry the man her father chooses for her sight unseen. Until Carl arrives. Annalisa must learn to trust, but can she trust a man with a shady past?

Highly recommended and a book I would read again - it's that good.




May 15, 2013
Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, WisconsinLove Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin by Pamela S. Meyers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Meg Alden wants to make it in a man's world. She bucks tradition, her father, and her boss to wiggle her way toward the glass ceiling. But when a report's position opens at the small press in Lake Geneva, the job goes to a stranger - a man - who steals more than just Meg's dream job.

Suitable for all ages, this is a fun read that allows a peek into the vastly changing world of America in the 1930s.



May 10, 2013
Every Hill and MountainEvery Hill and Mountain by Deborah Heal

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Engaging story with a high-tech paranormal element.  This is the third book in the series and I highly recommend reading the books in order.  I read this one first and struggled to connect to the characters and sort out the references to past action.  Once that clicked, I was caught up in the story as it unfolded.

The concept is a computer program that can take you into the past to virtually experience the lives of others.  An invaluable research tool, it could also be a disaster in the wrong hands.  Abby and her friends set out to learn more about Kate's family tree but in the process, they uncover a dark secret that has shadowed a small town for over a century.

This book is not suitable for young readers.  There are some adult scenes and references to rape and brutality involving slavery.  Not an overtly Christian book, it does contain a solid moral message.  I recommend this one to readers who enjoy history with some paranormal or fantasy elements.



May 6, 2013
Broken TrustBroken Trust by Sharon Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nice story about redeeming relationships tucked into an action packed agenda. At times it stretched credibility - but the characters are so engaging that I could overlook those. A female sheriff and a handsome Federal Agent reopen an old romance while working to uncover a subversive group tucked into the rugged wilds of Montana. Worth the read.