Tag: historical romance

Author Interview: Rachelle Rea

Author Interview: Rachelle Rea

Posted April 15, 2016 / 7 Comments

  It’s here! It’s here! What’s here, you may be asking? RELEASE DAY for The Sound of Emeralds, of course! I’ve been waiting with bated breath for this final episode in the Steadfast Love series by Rachelle Rea ever since I finished The Sound of Diamonds & The Sound of Silver, the first two books […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

Posted April 14, 2016 / 4 Comments

  Purchase your copy here. Will Fleeing the Scottish Highlands Only Leave Her in More Danger? Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she’s never felt good enough–not for her father, not for the man she thought she’d marry, not for God. But after a […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway): Jen Turano & Playing the Part

Author Interview (and a Giveaway): Jen Turano & Playing the Part

Posted April 6, 2016 / 47 Comments

Y’all.  I am overwhelmed by all the great authors who will be stopping by the blog this month – my blogiversary month! YAY! We’ve already visited with three of my faves – Ruth Logan Herne, Pepper Basham, and Cynthia Ruchti – and today JEN TURANO IS HERE! (In case you’re wondering, […]


Swooniest Heroes (a conversation with Pepper Basham)

Swooniest Heroes (a conversation with Pepper Basham)

Posted April 2, 2016 / 58 Comments

Heroes.

Just the word brings about images of tall, strong, and swoony men emerging into a story with enough testosterone to encourage a primal growl from the purist of prudes. Okay, so some heroes might encourage more of a quiet sigh as their tenderness, touch of tease, and/or quiet strength wrap around your heart like a constant hug…from nice strong arms.


Review (and a Giveaway!): The Bartered Bride by Lena Goldfinch

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Bartered Bride by Lena Goldfinch

Posted March 28, 2016 / 6 Comments

When Jem steps into Annie’s life, she’s not expecting anyone to save her. Mute from birth, she’s just using all her wits to survive. All she’s ever really wanted is a family of her own. For someone to see her. To look at her long enough to hear the things she can’t say.


Review: A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

Review: A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

Posted March 26, 2016 / 2 Comments

A strong heroine. A cheeky hero. Electric chemistry. A bit of Robin Hood-esque adventure. Add these to Jody Hedlund’s talent, and you have a fantastic new read for young adults! Adults too, for that matter. (I say this on good authority, as I have not been a ‘young adult’ in quite some time and I thoroughly enjoyed this read.)


Review (and a Giveaway!): Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Review (and a Giveaway!): Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Posted March 19, 2016 / 7 Comments

Playing the Part by Jen Turano is a 352 page book in the Christian historical fiction genre. It is published by Bethany House Publishers and was released on March 1, 2016. To purchase your own copy, click here. About the Book Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in […]


Review: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Review: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Posted March 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

World War 1 Flying Aces and German Zeppelins zoom across the pages of A Refuge at Highland Hall, the challenges of war meticulously researched and creatively conveyed. The beginnings of new love spark for two couples in this story, tempered by the separation of war – be it by deployment or internment – but allowing the power of the written word to fan the heart’s spark into a steady and enduring flame is truly the stuff of great romance! My favorite of the Edwardian Brides series, A Refuge at Highland Hall is best appreciated if read in context (the characters!!) though it can also be read as a standalone.


Review: Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

Review: Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

Posted March 16, 2016 / 3 Comments

Moonlight Over Paris is vibrant in setting and history. 1920s Paris comes alive under Jennifer Robson’s pen! The bond between an unlikely group of friends kept me invested in the story even when I found the main character herself difficult to relate to.


Review: The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

Review: The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

Posted March 11, 2016 / 6 Comments

Dawn Crandall masterfully crafts a story rich in vibrant setting, vivid characters, and sharp dialogue. Her scenes come alive, transplanting readers into Gilded Age New England and keeping them absorbed from the first word until the last. The characters she creates feel real and honest, and boy howdy can she write a kissing scene!


Review: The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham

Review: The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham

Posted March 5, 2016 / 15 Comments

Do you see me jumping up and down right now? Well, I am (and you should probably be glad you in fact can NOT see me as it’s not pretty.)

I am honored to be the final stop on The Thorn Keeper blog tour with Singing Librarian Books. I am excited to talk about this latest book by Pepper Basham. And I cannot WAIT to remind you all why it made my KissingBooks 101 Lesson 2 post.


Review: The Cowboy’s Bride Collection

Review: The Cowboy’s Bride Collection

Posted March 4, 2016 / 1 Comment

Jaime Jo Wright’s writing voice makes me smile, and the bits of humor she threaded through The Cowgirl’s Lasso made that smile even wider. From the dime novels to the spider attack – even the nod to pal Erica Vetsch’s The Legend of Obadiah Walker – you will find plenty of reasons to smile too!


Review (and a Giveaway!): Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall

Review (and a Giveaway!): Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall

Posted March 3, 2016 / 13 Comments

Every time I open a book by MaryLu Tyndall (which sadly hasn’t been as often as I would like), I am swept away from word one. Caught up in the story and unable – not to mention, unwilling – to tear myself from it. Charity’s Cross held true to this reader-kidnapping, freezing me in place with the very first sentence: “Charity killed her husband.”



Review (and a Giveaway!): The Express Rider’s Giveaway by Stacy Henrie

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Express Rider’s Giveaway by Stacy Henrie

Posted February 12, 2016 / 24 Comments

The Express Rider’s Lady by Stacy Henrie not only provides a sweet romance but also gives readers a compelling glimpse into the perilous conditions once common to cross terrain we now take for granted. Smooth writing, vivid settings, and heartstopping action bring the characters and the history to life. A quick read, as typical to the Love Inspired line, but very entertaining!





Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham

Review: The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham

Posted January 25, 2016 / 14 Comments

When I originally reviewed The Thorn Bearer, I was a couple weeks into this whole blog thing & I featured it as a Favorites Friday post. At the time, I said, “I’m sure I will still be thinking about The Thorn Bearer months from now…” Now several months later, I not only am still thinking about it as predicted, but I would also still feature it as a favorite because it’s just that beautiful.


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jody Hedlund **CLOSED**

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jody Hedlund **CLOSED**

Posted January 21, 2016 / 54 Comments

I am so excited to chat today with author Jody Hedlund! Her newest book, Undaunted Hope, tells the story of Tessa Taylor, a teacher in for an unwelcome surprise when she arrives at her new job. Set in 1870s Upper Peninsula, Michigan, it’s full of romance and vivid characters and history. With a little sass and suspense thrown in for good measure 😉 Watch for a review here in the next couple of weeks!