Review of “A Valentine’s Day Return” by Brenda Minton

I really like books by Brenda Minton because they always seem so heartwarming. This book really touched my heart. Kylie was such an inspirational character especially in the way she handled the situation with her mother. The secondary characters in this book were also written so well. I could definitely see myself living in this town and hanging out with the people from this novel. I would love to spend time in Kylie’s coffee shop and go to the Valentine’s Day event. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes sweet romances.

Review of “The Letter from Briarton Park” by Sarah E. Ladd

This is the first book I have read by this author. It is a regency novel which is not my main genre that I read but I have found some of them to be very good. I found this novel to be really good because of the mystery that Cassandra Hale finds herself to be in regarding her family. Also, there are several interesting characters in this novel that just draw you into the story. I found myself wanting to stand up to the mother-in-law of the story because of all the drama she stirred up. The vicar was a well written character with a side of himself he tries to hide. I would totally recommend this book to anyone.

Review of “Embers in the London Sky” by Sarah Sundin

I really enjoy books by Sarah Sundin because they are usually set during World War II. She does an excellent job of bringing out the humanity in the characters and situations they find themselves in. She also does an amazing job of writing about difficult topics with compassion. In some ways, I could feel the heart of the characters jumping off the page. This book is no exception. I normally find historical books to read slow but the chapters in this book are short and help it feel like a faster read. The author has included quite a bit of mystery and intrigue which also helps it feel like a faster read. This book is a must read for those who love historical fiction with some romance weaved in.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. The opinions in this review are my own.

Review of “Never Fall Again” by Lynn H. Blackburn

I really like books by Lynn H. Blackburn.  I am also excited that this book is set in the North Carolina mountains.  Never Fall Again is the first book in a new series called Gossamer Falls which is also the name of the town the story takes place.  This is one of those slow build suspense books so the apprehensiveness does not start right away.    The two main characters, Landry Hutton and Callum Shaw, both seem to have secrets in their past that are not revealed to the reader at first so it makes the book have a very mysterious feel to it.  I found myself pulled into the lives of these characters right away.  The author did such a great job of bringing out the humanity of all of them.  I would definitely recommend this book.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. The opinions in this review are my own.

Review of “The Cowboy’s Christmas Compromise” by Jill Kemerer

I am a fan of books by Jill Kemerer. This book has the most unique trope that I have read. The two main characters of the book are Dalton Cambridge and Erica Black. They are connected because both of their exes cheated on them with the other. His ex-wife cheated on him with the ex-husband of Erica. On top of that both couples had a son that was effected by the divorces. Erica inherited a ranch from her aunt and needs the help of a really good ranch manager. She decides to hire Dalton as that manager. This book was such a great story of grace, mercy, and forgiveness. I also really enjoyed the side story with Gemma. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good romance.