The Lady and the Mountain Man

Leah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fiancé’s plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana Territory. But when Leah arrives at the mountain ranch, she learns her intended husband was killed by a grizzly, leaving behind a bitter older brother and a spunky younger sister.

When Gideon Bryant finds an eastern lady standing in his log cabin, his first thought is to send her back where she came from. He’s lost too many people to the wild elements of these mountains––his parents, his wife, and now his brother. His love for this untamed land lives on, but he’s determined not to open his heart to another person.

But when an accident forces Leah to stay at the ranch for seven more months, can Gideon protect his heart from a love he doesn’t want? Has Leah really escaped the men who seek her life?

This is the perfect story for princess meets the wilderness! Refined Leah seems like she would be out of place for Gideon’s rough and tumble world, but in the end is she truly a perfect fit ? This touching story showcased how sometimes the best laid plans get thwarted for even better ones ! I love this love by accident story as it is sweet, uplifting , and hopeful !

When Lisette Pelletier answers an ad to become a physician in the frontier town of Willow Wood, Idaho, she knows her life will change forever. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love with the U.S. Marshal whose life she saves on her way to town.

Federal Marshal Grayson Dutton spent his career protecting pioneers, chasing down bandits, settling disputes before they erupted into gunfire, and returning fire when needed. None of it prepared him for dealing with a feisty lady doc who can’t see when she’s in over her head. 

When Grayson hears the gang of outlaws that attacked the stagecoach that brought Lisette to Willow Wood have targeted the lady doc, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her. Lisette doesn’t want to give the lawman the reins to her life. She came west to serve the people of Willow Wood, not hide under her bed in fear at the first sign of danger. 

She certainly didn’t plan to fall for a long-legged lawman whose kisses make her dream of marriage, babies, and happily-ever-after, all the things that conflict with her call to medicine. Can she find a place in her life and her heart for love? Can Grayson tame the wild filly before she gets both of them killed?

This novel blends romance , intrigue, and mystery coupled with a strong heroine matched with a strong yet tender hero . If you like a story filled with adventure , the Wild West, and a courageous swoon worthy hero, and a feisty and courageous heroine then this story is for you . It’s all about opening up and realizing that real life might play out better than your plans !

A Bride Of Convenience

Unemployed mill worker Zoe Hart jumps at the opportunity to emigrate to British Columbia in 1863 to find a better life and be reunited with her brother, who fled from home after being accused of a crime. 

Pastor to miners in the mountains, Abe Merivale discovers an abandoned baby during a routine visit to Victoria and joins efforts with Zoe, one of the newly arrived bride-ship women, to care for the infant. While there, he’s devastated by the news from his fiancee in England that she’s marrying another man.

With mounting pressure to find the baby a home, Zoe accepts a proposal from a miner of questionable character after he promises to help her locate her brother. Intent on protecting Zoe and frustrated by his failed engagement, Abe offers his own hand as groom. After a hasty wedding, they soon realize their marriage of convenience is not so convenient after all.

This book is the third book in the Bride Ships Series by Jody Hedlund ! I thoroughly enjoyed this book . The chemistry between the Abe and Zoe was so palpable and the conflicts in the story were resolved in a very satisfactory way . This story will tug at heart strings and keep readers guessing with its twist and turns till the very end as well as having the readers rooting for Abe and Zoe to follow their hearts for their own happily ever after !

Rahab

Some biblical scholars maintain that Rahab, the woman who hid Joshua’s two spies, was a harlot or prostitute. So how did she become one of the ancestors of Jesus Christ? Wouldn’t the Father ensure a pure lineage for His Son?
In this historical fiction, author Diana Wallis Taylor offers a beautiful story of intrigue that suggests Rahab was a descendent of Ephraim, one of the ten lost tribes of Israel. With no available Jewish men in her town, she marries Radames, a young Egyptian officer who is the new governor of Jericho. When the Israelites approach Canaan with their army, pharaoh sends word that he is withdrawing his troops. Radames fabricates a story to tell Jericho’s king, but Hammurabi doesn’t believe it…and he has his eye on the beautiful Rahab.
What will happen to Rahab after the lecherous king poisons her husband? How can she save her family from the invading Israelites? God parted the waters of the Jordan River for them—will He likewise provide miracles and blessings to her Ephraimite clan if they can rejoin their people?

This riveting novel is full of the essence of redemption and beauty from pain . It showcases God’s providence and interweaves a true biblical story with heart pounding romance and intrigue that will stay with you long after you leave it’s pages .

When Valleys Bloom Again


As war approaches in 1939, Abby Stapleton’s safety is under threat. Her father, a British diplomat, insists she go back to America until the danger passes. Abby vows to return to her home in London—but where is home? With her family facing mortal danger so far away and feeling herself isolated, she finds it hard to pray or read the Bible. Did she leave God behind in war-torn London too? Abby becomes friendly with Jim, a gardener on her uncle’s estate. Jim can’t get Abby out of his mind. Did she have a sweetheart in England? Was it foolish to think she’d consider him? He curses his poverty, and the disgrace of his father’s desertion and drunkenness haunts him. Can he learn to believe in love for a lifetime and to hope for a happy marriage? Abby couldn’t know the war would last a long time, nor that she would fall in love with Jim—soon to be drafted by the US Army—or that she’d have to confront Henri, a rejected suitor, determined by his lies to ruin her reputation and destroy her faith in God’s providence. Will she discover the true meaning of home and find happiness with Jim?

This lovely novel really transports the reader back in time and gives vivid descriptions of a historic war that shaped history . I loved the characters and the chemistry created between Abby and Jim . This story is poignant and well-crafted and the historical descriptions coupled with vibrant characters really shine creating an unforgettable journey readers will want to revisit again and again .

Storing Up Trouble

When Miss Beatrix Waterbury’s Chicago-bound train ride is interrupted by a heist, Mr. Norman Nesbit, a man of science who believes his research was the target of the heist, comes to her aid. Despite the fact that they immediately butt heads, they join forces to make a quick escape. 

Upon her arrival in Chicago, Beatrix is surprised to discover her supposedly querulous Aunt Gladys shares her own suffragette passions. Encouraged by Gladys to leave her sheltered world, Beatrix begins working as a salesclerk at the Marshall Field and Company department store. When she again encounters Norman on a shopping expedition, he is quickly swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract. 

But when another attempt is made to part Norman from his research papers, and it becomes clear Beatrix’s safety is also at risk, they soon discover the curious way feelings can grow between two very different people in the midst of chaos.« Less

This delightful novel features sizzling chemistry, a mysterious and swoon worthy hero and a spunky, fun loving and witty heroine . I loved the verbal wit in this book and the sense of fun that Jen Turano infuses into her characters . What is always amazing to me is her ability to match the personality of the hero and heroine to develop both conflicts and attraction along with hilarious situations that truly makes for laugh out loud comedy . This book will endear readers to the lively hero and heroine and will keep you engrossed in the novel till the very end .

Tatiana


Tatiana Bergman views life through a different lens than most. She says and does what she likes without regard for hurt feelings on the way. Living in the 1840s in rural Pennsylvania, her passionate, impulsive behavior confounds her sisters and appalls her peers.
Life only gets more complicated when Tatiana befriends Jonny Creek, a mischievous young man whose Native American blood puts him on the fringes of society. Jonny is trouble; Tatiana is intrigued. Together they spell out disaster. From being chased by wolves, to bashing around fancy gatherings, the unlikely pair get into one scrape after another.
When tragedy strikes the Bergman family, Tatiana is compelled to leave the security of her childhood home to live in the bustling city of Philadelphia. There, she is forced into adulthood as she deals with a mysterious young coworker and an unsavory employer.
Tatiana struggles to subdue her wild spirit and keep her heart pure while making the right choices and wrestling with her own woman she finds herself in a battle of her will between two young men and the God she serves.

Tatiana is the youngest daughter of three sisters and has a fiesty and adventurous spirit! This a charming story chronicles her journey from a precocious 10 year old to a young woman of 17. This story includes her personal journey that intersects with issues of prejudice, and a love triangle that comes to a riveting conclusion.

It was lovely to journey with the heroine from childhood to womanhood and watch her grow into a mature, confident woman that still has liveliness balanced with wisdom . It was truly an enjoyable read!

The Runaway Bride

Arabella Lawrence has scars on her body and even deeper scars on her heart . After running away from her family to escape an impending horrible marriage, she runs into even more turmoil for her heart when she she meet Richard Drummond and Peter Kelly, two very different suitors vying for her affections . One certainly thinks himself worthy of her hand , but who is worthy of her heart ?
The Runaway Bride is a compelling, stirring and romantic novel you won’t want to put down . Jody Hedlund has a knack for writing heart pounding romance that will stay on the pages of your heart long after the novel has ended .

Babel by Brennan Mcpherson

A sweeping, epic retelling of the story of the Tower of Babel. . . 

More than a century after the worldwide flood, Noah, now the forefather of the living world, works peacefully in his vineyard until tragedy tears apart his relationship with his son, Ham.

Years later, dark prophetic dreams inextricably link him with a young man carrying scars from a painful past, and a young woman who longs for acceptance yet harbor secrets darker than either of them imagine.

Will Noah face the role he played in the slow unraveling of his family? Or will everything collapse when they meet the evil attempting to swallow the world at. . . the Tower of Babel?

This heart-pounding Biblical novel is an engaging look at one of the Bible’s most fascinating characters, and gives a window into one of the great mysteries that have permanently affected civilization today… the infamous Tower of Babel! This novel gives some context to the relationship between Noah and his children and the power of prophecy and the ability for a word to set the course of history in motion.

While this is fiction, it does a wonderful job of framing the Biblical narrative . Brennans writing is truly captivating and is hard to put down. It also sheds light on an aspect of Biblical history that not much detail is known about . To find out more about the author please visit brennanmcpherson.com

Until Next Time,

Happy Reading

A Loyal Heart

FEBDA79D-76E0-4B43-BDEB-A6A7F5023FDAWhen the lovely, fiesty, Lady Olivia and her beautiful, gentle sister are captured by Sir Aldric at the command of Lord Put, it’s not weapons, but sparks that fly between the two amidst a dangerous situation that could cost the two and those they love their very lives ! This swoon worthy , heart pounding medevial romance will leave you breathless . It’s a page turner you won’t want to put down .

I love the chemistry that develops between the characters . It’s very believable and balances  desire with restratint and passion with self – control!

Here is one of my favorite quotes :

AB4881A8-F61A-4DBA-9ED2-D75FA3EC2FF8This book is a gem you will want to return to again and again 🙂

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