A MOST NOBLE HEIR by Susan Anne Mason

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A MOST NOBLE HEIR  by Susan Anne Mason

My first book to read by Mason and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It is well written with strong believable characters, so believable you would like to clobber some of them. I like the era and setting, mid 1800’s, where you had Lords and Ladys and “below stairs” maids, housekeepers, scullery maids, cooks, stable hands, butlers… etc. A stable lad, happy with his life planning to marry the maid he has loved for years. Then suddenly his whole life changes……..there is much excitement, twists and turns, upheaval and mystery. So many ups and downs to keep you turning page after page. Through it all there is true love and love for doing what would please the Lord…………Thank you so much to Bethany House for the chance to read and review this book!

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Where the Fire Falls: A Vintage National Parks Novel……. by Karen Barnett

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Where the Fire Falls: A Vintage National Parks Novel……. by Karen Barnett

Yay,…. I got to travel to Yosemite National Park through this novel set in the late 1920’s. I  viewed the Majestic granite mountains and the rushing waterfalls. The nature trails and the bustling campgrounds. Also the grand hotel and the park guide and rangers. You get to see Yosemite through the eyes of Clark, the park guide and Olivia, the water color artist. Barnett has written a very informative and interesting novel of intrigue, mystery, suspense and romance wrapped in a beautiful setting of God’s beautiful creation…….I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.

The Road to Magnolia Glen (A Natchez Trace Novel) by Pam Hillman

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The Road to Magnolia Glen (A Natchez Trace Novel) by Pam Hillman

Another great read in this second book of Hillman’s Natchez Trace novels. This book opens up on a ship sailing to America from Ireland.  We find the main characters aboard, Quinn O’Shea and his two younger brothers who are to join their elder brother, Conner {from the first book } in America. Kiera Young sailing to marry a man her brother in law has arranged, along with her two younger sisters. Sparks fly when the uppity Kiera meets Quinn and demands he keep his younger brother away from her sister.  But things quickly change when they reach their destination. Things are nothing like it was supposed to be…….there is so much excitement in this romantic historical novel to keep you turning the pages to see how it will all end.  Hillman has written another great read filled with the joys and sorrows of a time in the history of early Natchez in the late 1700’s.  I thoroughly enjoyed The Road to Magnolia Glen ………….   I received a complimentary advanced reader copy from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review.

Beneath the Surface { Dive Team Investigations Book # 1 } by Lynn H. Blackburn

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Beneath the Surface { Dive Team Investigations Book # 1 } by Lynn H. Blackburn

What a book! My first time to read this author and it won’t be the last. Blackburn is an excellent writer. The plot was great and the suspense was nail biting and filled with action. Her characters were so real it was as if you were right there during the whole ordeal.  She writes in things that have nothing to do with the story, yet adds so much to it and her characters. This book grabs your interest from page one and keeps you turning them to find out who the culprit is. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would give it more than 5 stars if I could. I predict that Blackburn will soon be a favored mystery/suspense/romance author right up there with the greatest authors of suspense. ………..I appreciate Revell allowing me to read and review this great novel.

Her Place in Time: A Time Travel Romance Novella….. by Stephenia H McGee

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Her Place in Time: A Time Travel Romance Novella….. by Stephenia H McGee

McGee is a wonderful writer…..I love to read stories from the civil war era…..two story antebellum homes with the lovely gardens and towering oaks. Ladies with the flowing dresses with hoops and the rugged handsome heroes. Her Place in Time has all this and SO MUCH MORE……A dying modern  young lady is transported back in time to the civil war era. You will find yourself rapidly turning the pages, eager to read all the happenings of this most interesting novel.  Of course this is fiction but McGee has done a delightful interweaving of the past and the present day. You will certainly enjoy reading this Time Travel novel……… McGee entrusted me to read and review her book and I am most happy to leave a positive review.

Together Forever (Orphan Train Book #2) by Jody Hedlund

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Together Forever (Orphan Train Book #2)  by Jody Hedlund

Jody Hedlund is an author who keeps you turning the pages. This is the second book about the orphan train which was in the mid 1800’s. The Children Aid Society would gather up the homeless street urchins and the orphans in the orphanage and put them on the orphan train in the hopes that they would be adopted at the different towns they would stop at. Some would be adopted by childless couples but often it would be people that would take them because they needed extra help in the home or fields. Hedlund brings the children to life and also the adults who would oversee them on their train ride. There is humor, excitement, sadness and even danger on the westward Orphan Train. Oh yes, there is even romance…….I received a copy from NetGalley and this is my honest review,

The Captured Bride: Daughters of the Mayflower by Michelle Griep

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The Captured Bride: Daughters of the Mayflower by Michelle Griep

Michelle Griep is a great writer and this book is no exception, I loved it. Book 3 in the brides of the Mayflower series is a great historical novel, well written and very interesting. If you like stories of forts, wars, Indians and the wild untamed land, then you too will loved this one………A half breed woman, more Indian than white because she was raised by the Mohawk tribe and a condemned traitor paired together as scouts through hostile territory, on a dangerous mission. This book will keep you turning pages. Suspense, danger and romance, a potent combination, I was captivated right from the start, there wasn’t a dull moment, . ……My thanks to Barbour Publishing for a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.

Shadows of Hope by Georgiana Daniels

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Shadows of Hope  by Georgiana Daniels

This is my first book by this author and I found it very interesting. Daniels is an excellent writer. Colin and Marissa are having a tough time, being they want a child so badly that their marriage has become stressed to the limit. Marissa works at a crisis pregnancy center and unknowingly becomes best friend and confident to her husband’s pregnant lover.  I kept turning the pages to see how this would end. When we have faith to believe that “God’s got this” it may not be what we think it will be at all. Can this marriage be saved?  Can there be complete forgiveness for all the parties concerned?………I received a complimentary copy from Barbour and was under no obligation to leave a review.

John David’s Calling (The Revivalist Book 1) by Caryl McAdoo

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John David’s Calling (The Revivalist Book 1)  by Caryl McAdoo

This is the beginning of a new series by McAdoo, but some characters from her other books are brought in. It is helpful if you read the previous books, but this one can stand alone. This book centers on David who is the son of unwed parents raised by his staunch sedate unbending grandfather, who is his mother’s father. He is also the grandson of a holy roller preacher on his dad’s side. When he becomes eighteen he takes on his father’s name which is Nightingale. John David feels a calling to the spirit led ministry style of his father who wasn’t in his life much as a child. He wants to obey God at any cost, but does not want to disappoint his grandfather, who is against the holiness church.  Then there is his teenage sweetheart, Hannah, who he has loved for years and intends to marry when she finishes school. She wants to marry now and tries to temp him every way she can so they will have to marry.  Then there is temptation of being easy to make money and make friends. Can this young man withstand the various pulls to lure him away from his calling……..McAdoo always writes down to earth books with believable characters to give God glory and this one definitely does. I AM HAPPY TO LEAVE A POSITIVE REVIEW.

Keturah (The Sugar Baron’s Daughters Book #1) byLisa T. Bergren

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Keturah (The Sugar Baron’s Daughters Book #1) byLisa T. Bergren

WOW, what a book! This is book one in the  Sugar Baron’s Daughters series, I do hope I get to read the others in this series. Lisa Bergren is an excellent writer and this book is filled with excitement from the very first. Three British women sail to their inherited sugar plantation without male protection. If you love danger on the high seas  amidst the roiling waves and the ship in danger of coming apart. Landing in the West Indies, among slave ships and slave auctions and cruel overseers.  Storms bringing mudslides that cover the newly planted sugar cane. Thrown into this mix is hostile and resentful neighboring sugar Barons, yellow fever and many other obstacles. Oh yes and romance, THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK AS MUCH AS I DID……….I received a complimentary book from Bethany and I am pleased to leave a review.