Rescued Hearts, Natalie Replogle author, is a pleasant, low-voltage book that makes a good choice for that time when readers await an appointment call or wait for the kids to finish a lesson.
Yvonne Lehman has written a predictable pleasure read that won’t do readers a lot of damage. With a casual Christian foundation, this easy-to-read romance includes some interesting descriptions of architecture and geographical situations. The angst is gentle and the drama low-key. Major characters are already dead when the story begins, reducing the dialog. Because of… Continue reading Southern Gentleman, Yvonne Lehman, author
Joy Ross Davis writes inspirational, angelic stories that often take us to Ireland and historical times. But her history has been more focused on modern issues for the country that is a favorite place for her. In this volume of Bitty Brown, we visit an intriguing time in Ireland and find some familiar characters from… Continue reading The Beggar’s Miracle — Joy Ross Davis, Author
Enjoy LIn Stepp’s descriptions of the colorful Smoky Mountain countryside while reading how a family overcomes adversity to become stronger and closer. Flinch free pleasure reading all the way.
Supernatural or Supertech? In a story for the teen/tween set, B.J. Robinson ventures into newer territory for her story, Ebony. She writes with twists and turns about a high school girl and her graduation gift from her parents. The give is a grand new car which Alisha names Ebony referring to the shining black color.… Continue reading Ebony — Supernatural Dream Car?
A sweet love story — two nice faith-filled people have known one another professionally, but not moved into a relationship. When circumstances take leadership to get them together with dignity, love flames up pretty quickly. A pleasant read for a quiet afternoon (maybe while the guys are out hunting or watching football)! Romantic, but delightfully… Continue reading Let It Snow — A Speedy Love Story — B J Robinson, author.
A peek into the lives of people, both Confederate and Yankee, who endured the American Civil War. This story is based around family history, but is pleasant fiction. There were ‘every day’ things that went on in the lives of people who were around the battlefields. They were affected by everything that went on during the war — shortages, hostility, feuding — without having actually been in battle.
There is more than one hero in the book — both men and women. Prejudice is examined with some scary scenes reminding us of events that should not be forgotten, even though forgiven. The trauma of being a severely wounded warrior adds one of the author’s famous ‘twists’ to the story. The story takes every sad event and brings it full circle to peace for the families who live in a small Mississippi town. When there is a need for a field hospital, another need to preserve a plantation home is met as the home becomes a healing place for some of the wounded.
Through the misery of war, true love sprouts and takes root. I like the way the author doesn’t make everything come out syrupy even for all of the characters. Some die, some are not the romantic love focus, but become the focus of greater love for souls and community. Some characters are mean and nasty, others hope filled and ambitious for their future after the war.
This is not an afternoon, speed read, but not difficult to stay with either. The author has opted to write about the people and their hearts, leaving battlefield logistics and statistics to others. There is no unnecessary or unseemly violence. No graphic sexual content written to fill more pages. This author favors at least one twist in a story so that just when you think you have it all figured out, something different happens, but she does the twisting gently and doesn’t wreck the flow of the story. You can read, lay it down and come back when you get another chance to read. Excellent for digital reading.
True love comes on with incredible speed, but with a summer pleasure read, you don’t need details that put you to sleep. The details lie in descriptions of the tropical island resort, the shopping, the historical places to visit and the gourmet food.
The author has brought another romance of the South with her favorite twists and turns, along with gentle, inspiring Christian content.
Joy has taken an incident of the Civil War and given it dramatic color and character.