Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Captured by Love (Michigan Brides, #3)Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Novel by Jody Hedlund-book #3 "Captured by Love"-series Michigan Brides

This story was written about Michilimackinac Island, sometimes referred to as Macanaw.  1814...
I visited this island not long ago and so while  reading this story of Pierre and Angelique..I could see them running through the wooded areas and imagine the fort that I saw.. looking like Jody wrote.

Childhood friends,Angel has always looked up to Pierre and followed he and his brother Jean all over the island.  Now all grown up the two have much to contend with.  Pierre was a fur trader and gone for long periods of time and Angel accepted Jeans proposal of marriage just before he left for the war that was going on between the British and Americans.  Angel knew she never wanted to live anywhere but this wonderful island.

We will see Love and War intermingled in this story and Jody does it well. Hunger as the war rages and supplies are low too.

 As Tensions mount and violence surrounds them, Pierre and Angelique must decide where their loyalties rest and how much they'll risk for love.  She is loyal to Jean and keeps telling Pierre she cannot accept his love although she aches with how she feels when he is near.

Thank You Jody for another wonderful story part fiction&part facts..I love to read your books and see the vivid characters you bring to life..along with your research of the setting of the story and how well we can feel we are there and sometimes if we are lucky we will have been already...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Iam now reading this book and getting to know Pierre and Angelique 

you must pick up a copy and  get to know them too....

Captured by Love

Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund

Michigan Brides Collection, Book 3

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It is 1814 and the British have taken hold of Mackinac Island and its fort…
American residents were forced to swear an oath of loyalty to the British crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a voyageur–a fur trader who left his family home to find freedom and adventure. He’s been gone five years and when he returns, his family’s farm is at the mercy of the British invaders.
Torn between the life he’s grown used to and guilt over leaving his brother and mother, he’s drawn back into the loyalist fight against the British–and into a relationship with Angelique Labelle, a beautiful local girl who’s been befriended by the daughter of the British commander. As tensions mount and the threat of violence increases, both Angelique and Pierre must decide where their loyalties rest, how far they will go to find freedom, and how much they will risk to find love.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Raina's Choice (Western Justice, #3)Raina's Choice by Gilbert Morris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series Western Justice-book #3 Raina's Choice by Gilbert Morris

I have read this author before so didn't hesitate to pick up this book and read knowing it would be a great story.
Raina was a very pretty girl and had lots of trouble while living with her sister and brother in law.  She worked hard with nothing to show for it and he was always bothering her to the extreme that she knew she must leave,but How???
When she learns there is a young man in town going to Ft Smith -Indian territory where she knew her father had been, she jumped at the chance to go with him. She has been wanting to find her father for some time.
Tyler Kincaid ends up in jail and when a pretty girl brings him breakfast and ask for his help he is willing to help.

You will enjoy their journey and all the perils along the way.
Ty has his own demons to face and meeting Raina and her father helps him sort out his life and he too makes a choice before the end comes.

we will see a little about cattle owners and shepherds raising sheep and how the two don't get along also in this story.
I was given this book by TheBookclub.org and publisher Shiloh Run to read and review.  thank you

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Friday, June 13, 2014

"Captured By Love" new book coming out by Jody Hedlund, I got my copy today and ready to read this weekend. great story from a gal that puts her heart into words as she writes for us, do yourself a favor and read one of her books and you will be back, she writes fiction based on facts.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Moment in Time (Lone Star Brides, #2)A Moment in Time by Tracie Peterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series of Lone Star Brides book #2 "A Moment in Time" by Tracie Peterson

I love to read about brides and their men so this book was just perfect for me.  Tracie is an author I like reading because she makes the characters so believable and lovable.
This is the story mainly of Alice but has little more of Marty&Jake from book #1 who was the lone star bride then.
Alice is being persued and has been hurt terribly that left a scar on her face, she is sure she will never have a man want to be with her but some men are worth more and don't notice outward appearances as much as the inner and Robert was just that man who came into her life after they moved to Texas.
You will enjoy meeting this big wonderful family of Robert's and seeing Texas through their eyes.  come read a great story that will take you to Texas near Dallas on a great ranch with cowboys a plenty.

Thanks to Bethany House publishers that gave me the opportunity to read this story for an honest review.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

The Forgotten SeamstressThe Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Liz Trenow writes "The Forgotten Seamstress"

New author for me and I loved the story, the emotion of the characters and the setting of another place I have never been...glimpses of Royal life was interesting too.

This is the story of Caroline Meadows and her meeting of Maria(Queenie).

Maria and Nora were just young girls living in an orphanage when someone from the Royal family came by to find a good seamstress.  They were lucky enough to be chosen and it changed their lives forever.

Caroline was helping her Mum sort through things in her home and found an old quilt that she had inherited from her grandma. This is the most interesting quilt that I have ever heard of as Caroline unravels how it was made and who made it. As Caroline pieces together the secret history of the quilt her life becomes intwined with that of Maria.

This is a must read Buckingham Palace, Prince of Wales, glamerous world and another that is being lived and  carried out downstairs in the servants quarters.  The ending will leave you surprised, I know it did me and wanting to read more of this author.

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