Glamorous Illusions – Around The World In 80 Books #4

The Grand Tour. Oh, to be among the wealthy in the days when parents sent to their children to England, France and Italy to complete their education in luxury, among the world’s finest cities. (Insert swoon here!) Lucky for us, Lisa T. Bergren takes us around the world on this very tour with Cora, a…

The Far Horizon – Around The World In 80 Books #3

After reading the first book in the Macquarie Series, I couldn’t wait to dive into the second, “The Far Horizon.” Beginning in Scotland and moving to Botany Bay (Sydney, Australia – before the country was called Australia), we get to see Lachlan Macquarie remarry, have a child and become governor of New South Wales, the…

By Eastern Windows – Around The World In 80 Books #2

I loved this novel! Never thought I would read something that would make me wish I could time travel back to Bombay, India in the late 1700’s, early 1800’s, but this book did. “By Eastern Windows” by Gretta Curran Browne follows Lachlan Macquarie through his early years in the British Army as he leaves his…

The Liberty Bride – Mary Lu Tyndall

There are two time periods I can’t get enough of when it comes to Mary Lu Tyndall’s novels – her pirates and her romances set during the War of 1812. Luckily for me, the sixth title in the “Daughters Of The Mayflower” Series, “The Liberty Bride,” was set in those turbulent times between America and…

Redeeming Grace – Jill Eileen Smith

Earlier in the year I read Sarai by Jill Eileen Smith and really enjoyed it, so I decided to dig into another one of her books, Redeeming Grace.  The Biblical story of Ruth is my favorite.  I’ve always viewed it like an ancient Cinderella, where loss and heartache turns into true love and the couple…

The Reckless – Mary Lu Tyndall

Frederick and Reena couldn’t be more different than night and day.  He’s a preacher, she’s a pirate and together, they make an odd couple.  Odd, because one is trying to follow God and the other is running as far away as they can from Him.  Throw in an old map that’s scattered among the Caribbean…

Carolina Gold – Dorothy Love

Carolina gold.  At first glance, you may associate the title with the golden beaches of South Carolina’s coast, or maybe a dazzling sunset over the Atlantic’s shoreline.  Though the title of this historical romance does not exclude those things in its meaning, you might be surprised to learn that the warm and fuzzy feeling the…

A Heart Most Certain – Melissa Jagears

I was scrolling through Facebook one day when I saw an author’s post – she was giving away a few copies of her new book to a random number of folks who commented on her post – and as any avid reader would do, I commented.  A little while later, I was tagged in a…

Summer of the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson

I don’t know about you, but I love a good spin-off series.  Every story has an end, but when an author takes the people around the main character in one book/series and develops their own story in another, we get to enjoy the characters we’ve grown to love a little longer. Recently, I finished reading…