The Italian Party by Christina Lynch

This is a 2-star book for me. The first few chapters caught my interest, but by the time the appliances were delivered to the couple’s new house, I was bored. Who in their right minds buy appliances in the US, ships them overseas for use in a foreign country without checking to see if they … Continue reading The Italian Party by Christina Lynch

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The Road Home by Beverly Lewis

From the publisher’s blurb, “Sent from Michigan to Pennsylvania following the tragic death of her Amish parents, Lena Rose Schwartz grieves her loss and the separation from her nine siblings” And thus begins Lena Rose’s new life taking her away from her home in Michigan and to her father’s cousin’s home in Lancaster County, PA. … Continue reading The Road Home by Beverly Lewis

An Amish Heirloom by Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin

An Amish Heirloom is a collection of four stories involving Amish characters in various parts of the United States. Before reading An Amish Heirloom, I was familiar with two of the authors of these stories. I have read and enjoyed books by Amy Clipston and Beth Wiseman. Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin were new authors … Continue reading An Amish Heirloom by Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin

An Extra Mile by Sharon Garlough Brown

An Extra Mile is the fourth in the Sensible Shoes series. This was the first book in that series that I read. There are many characters in these books and their backstories are not properly explained in An Extra Mile. I would recommend these books from the beginning of the series in order to preserve … Continue reading An Extra Mile by Sharon Garlough Brown

Creative Wood Letters by Krista Aasen

This is such a fun book. When I first requested it from NetGalley I wondered what one could do with wooden letters…maybe paint them, stain them and put them on a bookcase. Well, Ms. Ausen gives the reader 35 ways to use those letters in creative and fun ways. She gives a materials list and … Continue reading Creative Wood Letters by Krista Aasen

First Ladies of the Republic by Jeanne E. Abrams

First Ladies of the Republic by Jeanne E. Abrams is an in-depth look at the first three First Ladies. Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolly Madison each left their mark on the office of the First Lady. They each walked a fine line between what they knew of the regal queens of Europe, especially Great … Continue reading First Ladies of the Republic by Jeanne E. Abrams

Rough Beauty by Karen Auvinen

Rough Beauty is aptly named in that it is both a rough beautiful story that takes place in a rough beautiful area of the country that is beautifully told in its roughness. Karen Auvinen has allowed the reader to live with her in the often barren, often dangerous, but always beautiful mountains of Colorado. We … Continue reading Rough Beauty by Karen Auvinen

Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller

Normally I don’t read books set in the England of the 1800’s. If I do read them, I don’t enjoy them. (I’m determined to read Great Expectations this year and it’s not going well.) Winning Miss Winthrop was an exception in that I read it and I enjoyed it. Having said that, I must also … Continue reading Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller

Movie Nights with the Reagans by Mark Weinberg

Mark Weinberg, former special advisor and press secretary to President Ronald Reagan gives us an inside look at that time in America. We see it through the movies that were popular then. We witness some of the inner workings of the Reagan White House. We get a behind the scenes look at state dinners and … Continue reading Movie Nights with the Reagans by Mark Weinberg

Seven Days of Infamy by Nicholas Best

Seven Days of Infamy takes the reader through the three days before December 7, 1941 and beyond. While this time is still one of the seminal moments of American history, it was just a piece of the puzzle when looking at a worldview of World War Two. In those seven days decisions were being made … Continue reading Seven Days of Infamy by Nicholas Best