Review of “The Love Note” by Joanna Davidson Politano

This is my second book I have read by Joanna Davidson Politano and I have to say that she is definitely going to be added to my list of authors I like to read. She has such a way of writing her characters that they come to life and jump right off the page or maybe you jump in the book and join them. Because the love note that is brought up early in the book finds its way into many different hands, there are many characters who assume it is for them which brings to light that many of them have secrets. The suspense of these secrets as well as wondering who the note was really intended for and written by make it so this book is hard to put down. If you are into puzzles along with romance, then this book is definitely right up your alley.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.

Review of “While It Was Snowing” by Tari Faris

Welcome back to Heritage, Michigan. This is the Christmas novella that follows the second novel, Until I Met You, in Tari Faris’s Restoring Heritage series. If you like really great Christmas books that include romance and small-town charm, then this book is for you. The characters in this series are so lovable and relatable. And do not worry if you have read the previous novels in this series then you will remember Otis the Hippo and he makes an appearance in this one as well. This book is one that you really do not want to put down so make sure to carve out enough time to read it in one sitting. Also, even though you do not have to read the previous books in this series, I would recommend that you do because it makes this one even more enjoyable.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.

Review of “The Shepherd’s Wife” by Angela Hunt

This is my first biblical fiction novel by Angela Hunt. I have read several of her contemporary fiction novels and loved them. I have not read a lot of biblical fiction by any other authors either. Since I have liked several of her contemporary books, I thought I would give her biblical books a try because her writing style may be similar even in this different genre. I really like that not all the chapters in the book are really long because I feel like with this genre that could make the book feel like it reads slow. Also I enjoyed that the story was told from two different points of view. The two sisters are so different from each other that it makes the book that much more interesting. It also helps the book seem faster because you switch back and forth between the sisters. If you like biblical fiction or if you are exploring this genre then I would definitely recommend this book.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.

Review of “Nothing Short of Wondrous” by Regina Scott

This is my second book I have read by Regina Scott and it is also the second book in her “American Wonders Collection”.  Even though this is the second book in a series, you by no means have to read the first to be able to read and enjoy this book.  They are in no way dependent on each other. The first one was set in  the Grand Canyon in 1871.  However, this book is set in Yellowstone National Park in 1866.  They are the same series because they are both set in wondrous places of the United States.  As with the first book in this series, A Distance Too Grand, this book also has a strong female main character who holds her own as well as the military. Regina Scott does an excellent job of describing her characters and bringing them to life.  She also does an excellent job of describing the world to which the characters live and interact.  The romantic dynamic between the main female character, Kate Tremaine, and the main male character, Lieutenant William Prescott, is outstandingly good especially because she tells it from both points of view.  If you like to read historical romance novels, then I would say that you would definitely enjoy this book.  And if you have not read one before, then this is a good one to read for your first.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give a honest review.

Review of “Point of Danger” by Irene Hannon

Do you like to solve puzzles? Irene Hannon does such a great job of having several possible suspects to her crimes that it definitely feels like a complicated puzzle. Several people have possible reasonable motives in this book so you start to wonder if there is more than one suspect working together. Because of this, I am so drawn in and captivated by this story that it is hard to put it down. I will say that there are some topics in this book that lots of people will have strong opinions on or may bring up bad memories for some so if you are someone that gets upset when reading about difficult topics then this book may not be for you. There is also to me an underlying theme of the enemy coming after someone the more they try to do the right thing.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.