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The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep

Title: The Innkeeper’s Daughter Author: Michelle Griep Genre: Christian Historical Romance Era: Regency (1808) Setting: Dover, England Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Source: from Netgalley (in exchange for honest review) Overall Rating: 3/5 stars The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes […]

Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee

Title: Broken Branches Author: M. Jonathan Lee Genre: horror/paranormal Setting: English countryside Publisher: Hideaway Falls Source: from the publisher Overall Rating: 3/5 stars Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, […]

June 2017 Mini Reviews

Today I’m going to be reviewing six lovely books. Most of them are historical romances. Okay, all but one are historical romances. *hides* Sorry, guys … I tend to stick to one genre most of the time. And then get behind reviewing them because I read them for pleasure, not for review. *shrugs* On other […]

The Lucky Hat Mine by J.v.L. Bell

Title: The Lucky Hat Mine Author: J.v.L. Bell Genre: Historical Mystery/Romance/Comedy Era: 1860s Setting: Idaho Springs, Colorado Publisher: Hansen Publishing Group Source: from author (in exchange for honest review) Overall Rating: 3.5/5 stars (one star was removed for content issues) The Lucky Hat Mine by J.v.L. Bell A recipe for true love or murder? Ingredients: one […]

Diamond by Paul Willis

Title: Diamond Author: Paul Willis Series: The Greywood Files, #1 Genre: mystery (detective stories) Era: contemporary Publisher: Paul Willis Source: from author (in exchange for honest review) Overall Rating: 5/5 Diamond by Paul Willis When Detective Greywood gets a midnight case from a forgetful friend, he thinks it’s just another robbery. But when he learns […]

A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter

After thinking it over for a while, I decided to review A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter in a slightly different way. In honor of the Miranda/Marsh letters, this review will be in epistolary style. First, a brief introduction the subject material: Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs […]

The Innocent by Willowy Whisper

Title: The Innocent Author: Willowy Whisper Series: Hills of Innocence, #1 Genre: Historical Mystery/Romance Era: probably late 1800s (Old West) Setting: the Old West Publisher: Willowy Whisper Source: from author (in exchange for honest review) Overall Rating: 4/5 The Innocent by Willowy Whisper “I wonder who would shoot a girl so young…?” The question haunted […]

Beyond the Horizon by Jesseca Wheaton

Title: Beyond the Horizon Author: Jesseca Wheaton Genre: Fairytale Retelling/Christian Fiction/Romance Age-Range: 12+ (upper middle grade/young adult) Era: late 1930s (pre-WW2) Setting: Austria Publisher: Jesseca Wheaton Source: from author (in exchange for honest review) Rating: 4/5 stars Content: 1/5. I can’t think of a lot. I, personally, had no content problems whatsoever. I guess the ‘evil […]

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

Title: A Study in Scarlet Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Series: Sherlock Holmes, #1 Genre: Classic Murder Mystery Age-Range: 14+ (young adult/adult) Era: Victorian Setting: London, England and Utah, America Source: mother owns a copy Rating: 5/5 stars Content: 2/5. Some violence and a murder, obviously. It’s not too graphic, though there are mentions of a […]

Five Fall Favorites, Day 1: Mystery and Christian Fiction

The blog party has begun! Find out more about the blog party here! Yep! We’ve got some awesome stuff being given away. I’m very jealous of you. You at least get a chance of winning … I don’t. 🙁 😉 Anyway, today I’m going to be telling you about my top five favorites for the […]

The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd

Title: The Heiress of Winterwood Author: Sarah E. Ladd Series: Whispers on the Moors, #1 Genre: Historical Romance Age-Range: 13+ (young adult/adult) Era: 1814 (Regency) Setting: Darbury, England Publisher: Thomas Nelson Source: library Rating: 2.5/5 stars Content: 3/5. I’d say thematic elements (fights, guns, knives, semi-detailed … nothing gory or overdone) and then some kissing […]