Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Want Ad WeddingWant Ad Wedding by Cheryl St John
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

LIH triolgy by three authors."Cowboy Creek", #1 by Cheryl St John with Want Ad Wedding.

I loved this little part of Kansas, Cowboy Creek was settled by three veterans after the war, two had been lifelong friends and the other met in the war Noah.
Noah along with Daniel and Will started and this story will tell how they grew over the years.
Now the men know they need women to make their community grow so they put a want ad to draw them.
Fate or divine intervention, who should be on the first "Bride Train", Leah who had grown up with Daniel and Will. I choose to think it was God's plan for these three to be together again.
I loved reading this story and know if you like LIH stories you will too. we will get to see the men find wives and the women coming that need a second chance come together as only God can plan.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Midwife's Dilemma (At Home in Trinity, #3)The Midwife's Dilemma by Delia Parr
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Delia Parr writes series "At Home in Trinity", book #3, The Midwife's Dilema

Martha Cade has been midwife for some time and has decided it is time to pass her chores on to someone younger and stronger,This season of change promises even better things to come as she has let Thomas Dillon know that when she has found someone -they can be married.
Thomas has waited a long time patiently for Martha to say yes and for them to start their lives as a married couple.
Life is hard in Trinity in the mid 1800's , sometimes going out on a call can take days before she is home again. Martha lost her horse and when another shows up at the back door,at first it seems a blessing until it is discovered that it does not like women. She was thrown the first time she tried to ride the beautiful horse. Now she must depend on others to make her calls.
Martha has a son and daughter and when they both come home again she is thrilled to be able to spend time with them.
I enjoyed reading this story that I received from Baker Publishing-Bethany House to read and review, thank you.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Flirtation WalkFlirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Siri Mitchel write a novel "Flirtation Walk"

I did not know much about West point and cadets and the demerit system they lived by. I do now.
The story Siri tells is of a con man and his daughter, when she believes him to be dead she goes to find family near the fort. Lucinda Pennyworth has always done what her father ask of her and waited for him when he would leave her in finishing schools for a time.
Now she is older and knows what they did was wrong , she wants to start anew and put the past behind her. Finding her family and learning how to do things right helps a lot. She meets some of the cadets and begins to think -to marry one would make her respectable.
Seth Westcott, a cadet of high regard is beside himself when his mother dies and he is denied the chance to go home and help his sister. When he finds out that his sister was conned out of money from selling the property, he knows he must go help her but How...

When a woman trying her best to be good meets a man determined to be anything get the most demerits and fall so low that a plan to help his sister is in sight, How will the two lonely hearts be comdemned to casual flirtation. Is their Hope for them.

I was given this book by Bethany House publishers to read and review,thank you.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Joshua's Mission (Plain and Simple Miracles #2)Joshua's Mission by Vannetta Chapman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vannetta Chapman writes series Plain and Simple Miracles,Book #2 is Joshua's Mission

This is the story of two brothers...a Hurricane on the gulf coast -devastation and rebuild-amish volunteers.

Joshua is a little older then his brother Alton and the younger one is going trough what is call Rumspringa in their community. sowing his wild oats.

The Bishop learns of the rebuild and volunteers needed on the coast -he suggest that Joshua and his brother go help along with Becca and Sarah from the community.

Charlie and his dog Quitz from the gulf have lived through the hurricane and also help with the workers. Charlie has a friend that he met in the area and has sort of adopted them as his family and one of the homes rebuilt is to go to them, a grandmother raising her daughter's two children.

Becca had wanted to get to know Joshua better and this gives them perfect opportunity to do so. Many in the community have worried about Alton and they are hoping this will help him to grow up. which seems doubtful for quite some time.
I so enjoyed reading this story and seeing the changes from amish living help all involved.
Upon returning many changes have helped all involved and life as they had lived is now different. Joshua wants to court Becca and they are so happy,Alton has matured and Sarah too has become closer friends with all.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Amish Sweethearts (Neighbors of Lancaster County, #2)Amish Sweethearts by Leslie Gould
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series Neighbors of Lancaster County. book #2 by Leslie Gould

I read the first book in this series but had I not , the story would still have been a good one to read.
As children Zane Beck and Lila Lehman were neighbors and best as they grew up there was a strong friendship that was slowly turning into something that frightened them..The reason? He was not amish and she was, this makes a lot of difference to a amish father.
Lila was torn knowing her father and the community wanted her to start courting a good amish boy one who was son of the Bishop that she had grown up with also. She did admire him and knew she never wanted to leave her faith. Her heart was so confused.
You will enjoy reading this story and seeing how it all comes out.

I received this book from Bethany house publishers to read and review,thanks so much.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

At Love's Bidding (Ozark Mountain Romance #2)At Love's Bidding by Regina Jennings
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series Ozark Mountain Romance #2"At Love's Bidding" by Regina Jennings

A painting was sold that should not have been and so begins an adventure that takes Miranda Wimplegate far from Boston to the Ozark mountains in a search with her grandfather.
You will meet many colorful characters and see the mountains and the beauty of it as only Regina could tell it.
An auction house was bought sight unseen by Grandfather in an attempt to get this painting back before anyone knew of how important it was. A mystery ensues of the man it was sent to.
Wyatt has yearned his whole life to know who his parents and their family were, The Ballentines took him in when his parents were killed on a wagon train going west. They gave him their name and raised him to be their son. Yet Wyatt never felt he quite measured up and was always competing with his brothers.
From an auction house in Boston to one in the Ozark mountains you will find many new adventures from these characters that you don't want to miss.
A High society Miss and a country bumpkin, when the two find they kind of like one another, and wonder why? What can come from these feelings and where is the elusive painting?
I so enjoyed reading and reviewing this book by Regina Jennings and you will too.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January is my Birthday month

This one is monumental in that I will be 75...
Who would ever have thought when they were growing up that one day you would be old.
~Not I~
I grew up in Ky where the days were long and satisfying for the most part.
I had 8 siblings, it seemed as if the oldest 4 were gone by the time I was aware of my life
Two sisters getting married and leaving home still in their teens.
Two brothers joining the service and leaving home.
next was my sister Pearl who being just a little older,it seemed we were always doing things together
Below me was a brother and two sisters,Bill Sue and Linda.

My friends were school classmates and ones from church along with neighbors.
We were not allowed to venture far from home.
I spent many days playing with my siblings in our home or yard.
I just knew life would be so much better when I was grown.

! graduated-left home and moved to Texas ,
Big sister lived here and I soon found a job
Galveston island was so different from Ky.
This is where I met my first husband
He was a sailor and so cute in that uniform.

I married him too quickly,hardly knew the guy 
spent the next 20 years regretting my too quick decision.
The only happy part was having two sons that I adored.
Husband spent many years with the ups and downs of alcoholism.

My second part of life was after a divorce and few years later
met and married a retired army guy in Savannah Ga.
He treated me so special when we first met
just knew this would be a happier time

I am not a good judge of men it seems....