Carol Award winning writer, Melissa Jagears, is a homeschooling mom who writes Christian Historical Romance into the wee hours of the night. She’s the author of the Unexpected Brides Series with Bethany House. The prequel ebook novella, Love by the Letter, is her ACFW Carol Award winning novella and is free to try.
This book may just be my favorite of this author’s yet. It has all the elements that I love to find in a historical romance. The hero and heroine were both strong and likeable from the start, with obvious goals, and watching their relationship unfold was pure entertainment. And the historical details and romantic plot intertwined perfectly.
The story seemed to develop so naturally. The characters grew and changed, the obstacles in their way increased as well, binding me to pages. I had my guesses as to how the story would unfold, but I was pleasantly surprised as the chapters flew by. There is a certain intrigue over how these characters will work through their problems. Their willing, charitable hearts are courageous and inspiring. Read more ›
Where Healing Starts is a story that reveals a heartbroken family struggling to find their way in the world and with each other. Each sibling we meet has been scarred in their own way from past hurts and is in need of God’s healing grace. My heart broke for their brokenness as I eagerly watched and waited for them to find their hope in God.
Heather Blanton is the independent bestselling author of several Christian Westerns, including the Romance in the Rockies series, which has sold over 40,000 copies. Intrigued by the concept of three good sisters stranded in a lawless Colorado mining town, a few notable Hollywood producers have requested the script for her first book in that series, A Lady in Defiance. Heather’s writing is gritty and realistic. In fact, her books have been compared to AMC’s Hell on Wheels series, as well as the legendary Francine Rivers book, Redeeming love.
A former journalist, Heather is an avid researcher and skillfully weaves truth in among the fictional story lines. She loves exploring the American West, especially ghost towns and museums. She has walked parts of the Oregon Trail, ridden horses through the Rockies, climbed to the top of Independence Rock, and even held an outlaw’s note in her hand.
She writes Westerns because she grew up on a steady diet of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and John Wayne movies. Her most fond childhood memory is of sitting next to her father, munching on popcorn, and watching Lucas McCain unload that Winchester! For more, visit her at https://ladiesindefiance.com/
This story so captured my heart that I’ve had a hard time moving on since turning the last page. I’m not even sure how to find the words to review it. The Lady and the Lionheart swept me away with its emotional tale and changed me along with the characters. Days later, I actually find myself missing Charlie and Ella so much I’m tempted to pick the book back up and read it all over again. 😉
I stepped inside their fascinating world and had a difficult time leaving. I would think about the story during the day and count down until I could return to reading at night. The setting was so intriguing and mysterious. The life of the circus was painted so well I felt like I was walking inside the Big Top myself and watching the show with my own eyes.
Sarah grew up in Ohio and received her Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University Chicago. She was married after college, and has lived in Missouri, Michigan, and Alabama before moving to Texas. Along the way, she and her husband had three wonderful children and received guardianship of a fourth. Besides writing, she enjoys volunteering at church, sewing historic clothing, and spending time with her family.
Having written stories almost since picking up her first pencil as a child, Sarah is thrilled to be publishing her first novel, Penelope’s Hope. Look for the release of Violet’s Daybreak, the second installment of the Regency Silhouettes series in the winter of 2015-2016. It is her prayer that her writing will uplift and encourage her readers while also giving glory to God.
Readers, if you haven’t discovered Kristi Ann Hunter’s stories yet, you MUST check out her books! After enjoying her debut novel, I expected this sequel to be just as entertaining and romantic. And it was! The story picks up its pace quickly and renews old acquaintances from the first book in a new light. These ladies and gentlemen have such layers to them, both spiritual and emotional. I had a hard time putting the book down!
Georgina is a complex character, with faults and a personality that seem to turn people away at times. However, beneath the surface, beyond the expectations of others, she has a soft heart and a deep desire to be loved unconditionally. Even despite her harsher traits, she still gained my sympathy with ease and I found myself rooting for her to find true love and healing.
Gabrielle Emmons is a 22 year old homeschool graduate. She was born in Massachusetts but lives in Iowa with her parents and four siblings. She is currently attending a small Lutheran college in Minnesota where she is pursuing a double major in History and English. Her goal is to possibly one day teach history. She loves reading, writing, historical site seeing, watching British television, WWII history, and drinking tea. She writes both mysteries and historical fiction and sometimes stories that merge the two. She also written an occasional short story some of which have been published in her college’s literary magazine. For more, visit her at https://awritersendlessjourney.wordpress.com/.
Award-winning author Catherine West writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or reading books by her favorite authors. She and her husband have two grown children. Catherine’s novel, Bridge of Faith, won the 2015 Grace Award. Her latest novel, The Things We Knew, released July 12th, 2016, through Harper Collins Christian Publishing. Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at Catherine@catherinejwest.com
Every book I read by this author makes me a bigger fan of hers. This lovely story was no exception. I stepped inside the life of this story and had a hard time looking away. Reading it came as easily as breathing. The pages kept turning, tugging my heart with it. The Things We Knew is a tale about real-life heartache, second chances, and grace.
I read the entire book in 2 days. I instantly connected with Lynette and her heart for her family. As her siblings arrive home, carrying their own hurts and hardships with them, my heart went out to them all and hoped they’d find healing. Having lost my own grandpa to dementia a couple years ago, I especially could relate to their father’s problems with Alzheimer’s. There were several bittersweet moments, but each was written with delicate care. The Carlisle family felt so real to me.
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Hi! I'm Savanna An aspiring author
& freelance writer.
Redeemed by sovereign love.
A busy gardener most days.
A blessed housewife every day.
The Missouri Ozarks is my home;
Civil War history, my passion.
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