Showing posts from August, 2020

A Dazzle of Diamonds by Liz Johnson

ABOUT THE BOOK Best friends Penelope and Tucker have faced their share of challenges. But finding a lost treasure in time to clear his family's name and win him an election may uncover something they never expected. Quote from the book: “Because this wasn't about the plans she made but the ones God had in store for her. Knowing she could trust him with her future was better than any list she could make, any task she could check off.” MY BOOK REVIEW Liz Johnson blew it out of the park with her book "A Dazzle of Diamonds".  This is book 3 of the Georgia Coast Romance series. I have not read the first two books and was able to follow along really well. The first two books of this series are on my list to read since I really enjoyed book 3 in the series.   Johnson takes us into Caroline's diary from the Civil War days and cleverly put present-day throughout the book with Penelope and Tucker's life. Caroline's diary helps give Penelope and Tucker clues to help

A Life Once Dreamed by Rachel Fordham Book Review

ABOUT THE BOOK Six years ago, a shocking secret sent Agnes Pratt running in search of a new start. She found it in Penance, a rugged town of miners and lumberjacks in the Dakota Territory, where she became Miss Aggie, a respected schoolteacher and confirmed old maid. But the past has a way of catching up with people.  When childhood friend and former sweetheart James Harris accepts a position as the town doctor, Aggie's pleasantly predictable days suddenly become anything but. James wants to know why Agnes left behind the life they had dreamed of creating for themselves- but he is the one person who can never know.  In the shadows of the Black Hills, can a healing light be shed on the past? Or will the secret Agnes can't seem to outrun destroy her chance at happiness?  MY BOOK REVIEW I was so excited to get a copy of "A Life Once Dreamed" as you know I love historical fiction series. This book takes us back to the 1880s frontier land  "A Life Once Dreamed" i

These Nameless Things by Shawn Smucker Book Review

ABOUT THE BOOK Before Dan opened his door to find a wounded woman who had escaped from the tormentors in the mountain, his life had become rather quiet. He and the eight other people in the mostly abandoned town had become friends. They spent peaceful evenings around the campfire and even made vague plans to journey east one day and leave the ominous mountain behind. But the woman’s arrival changes everything. Who is she? How does she know so much about Dan’s brother, who is still held captive in the mountain? Why are long-forgotten memories rising to the surface? And why does Dan feel so compelled to keep her presence in his house a secret? Visionary writer Shawn Smucker is back with an unsettling story that invites us to consider two challenging questions:  To what lengths will we go to assuage our own guilt?  and  Is there a limit to the things we will do for the people we love? BOOK REVIEW  This is the second book I read by Shawn Smucker. My first book was "Once We Were Strang