Monthly Archives: April 2012

Reunited Hearts

Love Inspired romance, Reunited Hearts, by Ruth Logan Herne is a simple story of love, forgiveness, and hope.

Alyssa Langley returns home to help with the family business while her dad recovers from a heart attack. She’s been gone for twelve years and carries a load of guilt about past choices she made.

After a stellar military career Trent Michaels moves back to his home town in the hope of stimulating the local economy by generating military contracts. But the surprise that awaits him is beyond imagination when he comes face-to-face with the son he didn’t know he had.

Reunited Hearts, is a good reminder that with God all things are possible. To see more books by Ruth you may visit her web site at


Courting Miss Amsel

Historical romance, Courting Miss Amsel, is the first book I’ve read by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I really enjoyed the pacing of this entertaining story and almost read the entire 346 pages in one day.

At twenty-eight, Edythe Amsel, the new schoolmarm, craves the life of a single career woman. But life as a school teacher isn’t exactly all she expected.

Joel Townsend is raising his two nephews after their parents are killed in an accident. Although he’s not looking for a wife, the new schoolmarm has caught his attention. But Edythe makes it clear that she is not interested in a ready-made family.

Courting Miss Amsel follows Edythe’s first year teaching and all the ups and downs that she experiences, including the realization that she needs to turn control of her life over to God and trust Him to take care of her.


Romantic Suspense, Nightwatch by Valerie Hansen grabbed me from the opening line.


How great is that? I had to keep reading to see what had happened and then I was hooked.

Fire captain Mitch Andrews saves three children from a raging fire, but is unable to save their parents. This is personal for him as these people were his friends. The kids even call him Uncle Mitch.

Foster mother Jill Kirkpatrick is taking care of the children whose parents were killed by a bomb. When the youngest goes missing from her crib, best friends Jill and Mitch join forces to protect the children and in the process discover what it’s like to be a family.

I really enjoyed this fast read and will be watching for other books by Valerie Hansen in the future.

Highland Sanctuary

Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor had me hooked from page one. I didn’t know this about myself until recently, but I love books set in Scotland back in the 1400’s. This is the third book I’ve read set in time period and I can’t get enough of them.

At birth Serena Boyd’s life took a sad turn when her father discovered she had fits (seizures) and declared she was demon possessed. From that point on Serena and her mother live in fear that people will discover her ailment. They escape her father and flee to the village of misfits where people with abnormalities are accepted.

Gavin MacKenzie and his brother along with fifty of their clansmen have been hired to protect and restore Braigh Castle. Along the way to the castle they find a young woman who has fallen and struck her head. This woman is Serena. Gavin takes an immediate like to Serena.

You’ll have to read the book to find out for yourself the rest of the story. I think it’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed. As I stated already I really enjoyed Highland Sanctuary. The theme of accepting others for who they are, no matter what they look like or what abnormalities they may have is one we all need to be reminded of from time to time.

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Race Against Time

Christy Barriett’s new romantic suspense Race Against Time has the perfect balance of romance and suspense.

A serial killer is loose in a small Virginia town and he is fixated on widowed, single mother Madison Jacobs.  But fortunately Police Detective Brody Philips was jogging by her house at just the right moment to save her life.

Detective Philips thought he left big city crime behind him when he moved to York County, but when someone tries to kill his beautiful  neighbor he realizes no place is safe from crime.

From the start this book held my attention and I zoomed through it in two days. I would’ve finished Race Against Time faster, but life got in the way.

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