ACROSS THE BLUE by Carrie Turansky

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ACROSS THE BLUE  by Carrie Turansky

This is somewhat of an historical book about the time airplanes were invented. Also  it is like two books in one…….. Isabella Grayson’s father owns several newspapers.  She has always longed be a columnist for one of those papers, but that’s an occupation a wealthy young lady did not aspire to during those times. Her parents want her to marry well, marry someone that is looked up to in society…… James is a poor handsome young pilot who has dreams of owning his own aircraft factory and winning the prize money offered for the first one to fly across the English Chanel. He lives with a man who took him in as a baby.  He never knew his parents and longs to find out who they were. He knows his mother is dead but hopes he can find something about his father and if he still lives. He also wants to win Bella’s father’s approval of her hand in marriage.  Tauransky  makes her scenes come to life….  you  can envision the mountain side with it’s cliffs and the sea below , airplanes and their crashes , the mansions with their ballrooms and a trip insides the newspaper building.   All of this makes  an interesting read…….. I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review,   But I am happy to do so.

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The Mayflower Bride: Daughters of the Mayflower (book 1) by Kimberly Woodhouse

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The Mayflower Bride: Daughters of the Mayflower (book 1)    by Kimberly Woodhouse

Woodhouse certainly did her research for this book about the Mayflower voyage. She created strong characters and brought them to life as we read of their perils on the ship that brought them to the New World. Our forefathers sacrificed much to come to America. So much danger to their lives, sickness, scurvy, pneumonia and loss of life. Babies were born on the voyage, some lived and others didn’t. So it is not difficult  to believe that young couples would meet and fall in love.  Enjoyed this historical read of the ocean voyage of the Saints and the Strangers. Also the landing and building of their community.  I received this book from Barbour Publishing and was not required to leave a review but am happy to do so.

Love’s Bright Tomorrow: Historical Christian Romance (Eagle Harbor Book 6) by Naomi Rawlings

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Love’s Bright Tomorrow: Historical Christian Romance (Eagle Harbor Book 6)  by Naomi Rawlings

Love’s Bright Tomorrow is the final book in the Eagle Harbor series by Naomi Rawlings. I’ve enjoyed reading about the inhabitants of Eagle Harbor and this is Isaac and Aileen’s story.  Isaac is very attracted to Irish Aileen Brogan since she moved from Chicago to Eagle Harbor and would like to court her but she has refused him and actually seems to be afraid of him. Aileen was brutally assaulted in Chicago by a wealthy man and felt she had no recourse because of who he was. She feels broken and unworthy of a descent man, therefore shies away from sheriff Isaac. This is such an interesting read with lots of dangers, smuggling, kidnapping even murder that will keep you turning the pages. God and His tender love is through out. Aileen learns that God can fix brokenness………”maybe that was the most beautiful part of God’s mercy. Not that it makes people perfect but that it could take broken people and make them whole again, and give them a happy bright tomorrow.”    I was gifted this by the author and happy to leave a positive review.

Angel Kisses and Riversong by Lynnette Bonner

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Angel Kisses and Riversong  by Lynnette Bonner

Bonner has written a delightful romance that features  old fashion attraction/love  between two people and also love and devotion for one’s family. Salem’s love for her grandmother who has dementia and giving her all to take care of her is to be commended.  Jett is a football player who’s been injured and looking to get away from it all, the media the disappointment of not knowing what to do next with his life. He ends up as the first customer in Salem’s bed and breakfast in Riversong Wa.  Right away they both feel a great attraction towards each other. Salem has had a broken relationship with her ex and has determined her heart will never be broken again. Jett is seeking God’s direction for his life and not a girlfriend. Enjoyed reading how they overcame the obstacles in their way to find true love…..I received a copy from the author and I am happy to leave a review.

 

A Song Unheard (Shadows Over England Book #2) by Roseanna M. White

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A Song Unheard (Shadows Over England Book #2) by Roseanna M. White

I loved the first book in the series Shadows Over England, but I must say A Song Unheard topped A Name Unknown……….this is the story of Willa, one of the street urchins from the “family” that was introduced in the first book. Willa is a complex character which from early on felt unloved and unwanted. When she is given another “assignment” she meets the great violinist Lukas De Wilde who she has admired from afar because of her love for music and the violin.  Story takes place during WW1 and we get to learn a lot about the history of that era. White definitely did research for this amazing book. The plot is great and the characters are lovable and some not so lovable, but oh so interesting. You will fall in love with the willful Willa, as your heart goes out to her…..Lots of intrigue and danger, twists and turns. I highly recommend this book, a great read…….I was given this book by the publisher and I am honored to leave this review.

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz (Author)

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The Lacemaker   by Laura Frantz (Author)

This is a beautifully written work by Laura Frantz who is unparalleled as a christian Historical author. It gives insight as a young America begins to break away from the Mother country. I enjoyed reading of Williansburg in 1775 with the politics, Tories , Patriots, the corruption that seems to worm it’s way into the people of all eras. The love that Noble and Liberty had for one another and what they endured for God and their country. You will be enthralled with the lives of the characters as you turn the pages. Though I warn you, have your tissue box handy. “Give me Liberty or give me death”  I loved it and highly recommend it as a great Historical Romance that brings in prayer and turning to God for the help that is needed. I was gifted this book by the author and NetGalley and I am pleased to leave a review.

SILENT HARMONY by Caryl McAdoo

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SILENT HARMONY   by Caryl McAdoo

Another great by McAdoo that centers around a little four year old girl named Harmony, that was born deaf. She lives in the home with her widowed mother and her two unmarried sisters. The mother Lucy, being the eldest makes most of the decisions for the three of them, plus keeping peace between the middle sister, Servilia and the youngest, mild mannered Melody. They are prone to many disagreements and sometimes resort to actually fighting…….. Reverend Ezekiel Sheffield is the new teacher for a boys school that is opening in the area and he knows sign language. He learned sign language because he stutters so badly, he is ashamed to speak. Melody so wants her niece to learn sign language that she agrees to take her niece to school one day a week and remain there all day. Besides she is smitten by the handsome teacher. Of course the sour sister Servilia, is totally against it. She feels it is a waste of time and Melody is needed to help gather in the crops. little Harmony loves Zeke at first sight and because of this Melody feels like Zeke and her sister should marry so little Harmony would have Zeke for a daddy…..but there is another who would like to be Harmony’s daddy. All of this together makes for an interesting read that will keep you turning the pages. Also the preacher prophesied a great storm was coming but no lives would be lost. You feel yourself riding terrified throughout a terrible tornado, but no life is lost…… I love how this story ends. All is well that ends well……… Thank you Caryl McAdoo for another lovely book.

This Treacherous Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 1) by Misty M. Beller

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This Treacherous Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 1) by Misty M. Beller

Suspenseful, dangerous, enlightening and of course treacherous  is this journey through the forested mountains with snow and at times a blizzard. A young widow with child and her twin brother have entrusted their lives to a morose mountain man who is a stranger to them and acts even stranger. What secret is he hiding? As they battle the mountain wilderness on their way to Canada, a lot is learned about this sad mountain man. He leads them onward , not counting the danger to his own life.  Danger from the elements, hostile Indians, attacks from wild animals and many uncertain decisions makes this book a most interesting read. Misty Beller has a great novel in this Christian Historical romance. I highly recommend this book, it was a pleasure to read and review it for the author.

SON OF PROMISE by Caryl McAdoo

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SON OF PROMISE  by Caryl McAdoo

Son Of Promise opens up in Texas in the very early 1950’s, McAdoo brings in some of the former characters from previous books, although it is a stand-a-lone novel. I loved the history of Texas during this era and especially the colloquialism. A child born from a one night stand when Travis Buckmeyer was just a young unmarried man is now introduced into his family. Cody an unwanted twelve year old in juvenile detention with nowhere to go and no one to claim him. It takes the Buckmeyer family a lot of faith in God and doing the right thing to go and claim him and take him into their home. This story shows that the love of God within can overcome all obstacles. Your past does not determine your future. Such a gentle story of Faith, love,forgiveness and yielding the sinful man to a higher power………McAdoo  has a special way in making her characters so real you can definitely relate to their lives. She ropes the reader in until the last word is written and you are looking forward to her next book.

Troubled Waters (Montana Rescue Book #4) Troubled Waters (Montana Rescue Book #4) by Susan May Warren

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Troubled Waters (Montana Rescue Book #4) Troubled Waters (Montana Rescue Book #4) by Susan May Warren

Warren is one of my favorites and she has delivered once again a most interesting read. Another great book with the characters of Peak Rescue. Mostly this is the story of Ian and Sierra. We get to share the sorrows, triumphs, disappoints and even tragedies of the PEAK characters. Also the romance that has been kindled among the different couples.  There is also much adventure and danger, at times you’re holding your breath. We even have this couple marooned on an uninhabited island in the Caribbean…….Loved it……….I was given a copy from Revell and this is my honest review.