April 15, 2019

So, I just finished Sara Donati's Into the Wilderness

Oh my GOSH! I fell in love with the wilderness, frontiersmen, sassy heroines, and reading all over again! Truly, this book is one of the best I have ever read - but then it had all the things I love - the wildernes...

March 20, 2019

Every now and then, I realize I have not . . . gasp . . . read a particular author.

Well, maybe not so now and then. After all, I have yet to read Debbie Macomber or Diana Gabaldon. (But the former IS on my bookcase now!) 

And I have never read Francine Rivers...

August 8, 2018

Oh my gosh - I LOVED this book! 

It reminded me of Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney all rolled into one, and if you know me at all - you know I cut my teeth on those authors growing up.

It was replete with a decaying mansion on an island that is cut off by a high tide,...

June 26, 2018

So, I wrote about Book I of this series, titled Only The River Runs Free, here. I really liked that book. It is the story of Joseph Connor Burke as he comes home to claim an inheritance, as Lord Burke, that was stolen from him. He had planned on being a priest, but he...

May 1, 2018

In a short few words - I loved this book!

I have never read the Thoenes (pronounced  Tay-Nee) before, but needless to say, I already have the next three books in The Galway Chronicles coming to my local library. 

Only the River Runs Free is aptly titled, for no one, not...

January 31, 2018

And dreamed not yet

of hands turned white;

like lilies,

If you have read my previous blogs, or talked to me in person, you know Catherine Cookson is my all-time favorite author. I cycled through every book I could find while in late junior high and early high school. When...

August 6, 2015

Blurb from Amazon.

A decade after surviving a brutal attack, a mercantile owner’s daughter begins her life anew in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A gifted craftsman wishes to leave the lumber camp and seeks employment at her new store. When his presence dredges up memories...

June 11, 2015

Emily Burns is an orphan, so when she receives news she has inherited a Mississippi Plantation by the name of Ironwood she is stunned. Grateful for the fresh start selling the plantation will give her, she never considers staying in Mississippi. That is, until she make...

October 3, 2014

I grew up reading both Cookson and Holt from a young age.  I have literally read all of their books, some twice. They were, without a doubt (and along with Phyllis Whitney) my favorite authors as a high school teen and beyond. Holt’s ability to create a world of gothic...

September 26, 2014

In Rowan’s Lady, the first in her Clan Graham Series, Suzan Tisdale has created the poignant story of two lost souls.

Rowan Graham’s wife, Kate, died four years ago in the Black Death that decimated Europe and Scotland. Although theirs was an arranged marriage, Rowan fe...

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