Review of “Beneath the Bending Skies” by Jane Kirkpatrick

This is the second book I have read by this author. One of the reasons I am drawn to her books is because they are based on true stories. Her books also have beautiful covers. I was surprised at the short length of the chapters in this book but also very happy because it made the book feel like it read faster. Even though this book is historical fiction, it reads more like a diary or autobiography. This is definitely a coming of age story. Mollie Sheehan went through a lot over the years but she always seemed to keep her faith. I am amazed at how she pushed through some of the difficult things that happened in her life. I would recommend this novel to those who like historical fiction or novels based on true stories.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.

Review of “Worthy of Legend” by Roseanna M. White

This is the third and last book in “The Secrets of the Isles” series. This historical fiction novel has so many things that it will appeal to a wide variety of people. It has your romance and a mystery in the form of a treasure hunt. There are also some complicated relationships involving the main female character, Emily Scofield. I find myself wanting to jump in the book and help her out with both her brother and father. I would also really love to tell her mother to stop ignoring her own daughter. The treasure hunt is an intriguing part of the story but it is the human element to all the characters that really will grab your attention. Overall I would say that this book is extremely well written and is definitely worth reading.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.

Review of “The True Love Bookshop” by Annie Rains

This is a new author for me. I originally picked up this book for three reasons. One I love the cover. Two was the fact that the main female character owned a bookshop. And the last reason was that it is set in North Carolina. I had my reservations because it is not Christian fiction and I was unsure if it would be a clean read or not. However, this book was definitely a clean read and it was also a really good story. It is a good story about how important it is to let things that you cannot change go so they do not hold you back in life. It also shows the power of second chances. I would definitely recommend this book.

Review of “A Dream of Family” by Jill Weatherholt

This is the second book I have read by this author. I will say her books have a way of drawing me into the story to the point where I feel as though I am friends with the characters. The two main characters in this book own my two favorite places to go: a bookstore and a coffeehouse. They are side by side in what sounds like the downtown area. The two main characters have a past that they have to overcome in order for them to have any type of future. I thought this book was well written and a really great second chance story. It is also an awesome story of forgiveness. Their are so many great aspects to the book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.

Review of “Searching for Home” by Jill Weatherholt

This is my first book I have read by this author. At the start of the book, you find out that Meg has been left to take care of her nieces and nephew who have basically been abandoned by both of their parents. This causes her nephew to act out because he blames himself, but thankfully her high sweetheart, Luke, returns to town. The remainder of the plot is the interactions between Meg, Luke, her nieces and nephew. It is such a great heartwarming story. It is well written and I highly recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.