Review: Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad

null When Marguerite Westing’s father decides to take his family to Lake Manawa for the summer Marguerite is ecstatic. Marguerite is fun loving and a dreamer. She can’t wait to explore the sights and get away from Roger Gordon. Although Roger has been courting Marguerite she can’t seem to develope feelings for “boring” Roger. She need excitement. She needs strawberry sundaes while Roger is straight vanilla. Little does she know at first that he is also cruel and vindictive. Marguerite feels that no matter how hard she tries she could never love Roger. When she meets Trip Andrews she has not doubt Roger Isn’t the man for her because it’s Trip who has stolen her heart.

Trip Andrews can’t abide lying and doesn’t trust women. Growing up believing his mother abandoned him has hardened his heart and his resolve not to be hurt by a woman but when Marguerite worms her way into his heart he finds his resolve slipping.

When Marguerite’s father loses all of their money gambling she feels obligated to marry Roger and deny her heart’s desire. Will she be able to trust God enough to risk everything or will she continue lying to herself?

Amid the romance and drama going on in her life, Marguerite goes on a spiritual journey of trust. She goes from questioning God to fully trusting Him. I loved this story. It took me to a place I have never been In a romance book before. 1895, water carnivals, fireworks. I never knew those things existed in that time. You’ll love the adventure!

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms

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Review: The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander

null After the death of her father, McKenna Ashford left her hometown to make a new start for her and her brother Robert in Copper Creek. With Robert’s past haunting them, the last person she wanted to fall for was a U.S. Marshall.

Wyatt Caradon’s job was to hunt down criminals and when his job brought him to Copper Creek the last thing he thought he’d find was love. Something drew him to McKenna Ashford and he knew he wanted to pursue it.

Putting their faith in God, they start on a journey that leads them to an everlasting love for each other.

This was my first book by Tamera Alexander but it definitely won’t be my last. She writes with a talent not often seen. Her words flow gracefully and her story touches your emotions. A MUST read!

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms

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Review: Beauty For Ashes by Dorothy Love

null Carrie Daly, after losing her husband in the Civil War years earlier, is content with her life. She lives with her brother Henry and is being courted by local bookstore owner, Nate Chastain. She sees her future and, although it’s not exactly what she had in mind, she is satisfied with the road her life is taking… Until Griff Rutledge comes to town.

When Griff Rutledge came to the town of Hickory Ridge chasing down a woman who owed him a debt, it was supposed to be a quick trip. Collect what was owed him and head back home. When he rescued Carrie Daly from an oncoming horse and buggy his plans quickly changed. Was it love at first sight? Perhaps… but all Griff knew was he wanted to get to know Carrie better.

Carrie’s desire to spend time with Griff soons finds her throwing propriety aside. Will Griff win her heart or will Nate be the one she marries?

Dorothy Love never dissapoints. This is the second book in the Hickory Ridge novels and I am so looking forward to reading Sophie’s story next. If you love inspirational romance with heart-warming story you’ll love Beauty For Ashes.

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms

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Review: Lilly’s Wedding Quilt by Kelly Long

null When Sarah King, the love of Jacob’s life, weds another, Jacob is crushed and knows in his heart he will never love another. Then one day, he finds himself spontaneously agreeing to marry Lilly Lapp. Lilly, the local school teacher, has loved Jacob secretly for most of her life. She agrees to marry Jacob to save both of their reputations but silently prays he can forget Sarah and come to love her instead. Lilly has also felt alone and trapped taking care of her depressed mother ever since her father passed away. Can Jacob finally love again and set Lilly free? Can she help Jacob forget his past love and start a new life? With God at work in their lives, their love soon flourishes and they find that each other is all they will ever need.

This is my first book in the Patch of Heaven series and I have to say I am looking forward to reading the first book in the series as well. The good news is you don’t have to read the first book in order to read this one. Each books stands on it’s own. Kelly Long is a marvelous writer and it shows in the pages of Lilly’s Wedding Quilt. This is my first Amish inspired book as well. At first I thought it a little daunting with the Amish language sprinkled throughout it’s pages but my worries soon faded and I fell in love with the Amish ways. I will definitely be reading more of these in the future!

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms

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Review: Plain Proposal by Beth Wiseman

null Miriam Raber has loved Saul Fisher since they were kids. She dreames of a life with Saul. When her friends dare her to go and speak to him, it sends her on a path she never thought she would take. Miriam loves God with her whole heart but will she leave the community to be with Saul?

Saul Fisher has a dream he hopes one day to fulfill. After the loss of his mother and sister he finds himself taking care of his brothers and his father who has taken to drinking his homemade wine. It leaves Saul wondering just what God’s will for him really is. Should he leave the community to fulfill his dreams? Would Miriam go with him if he chose to leave?

This is a book that proves love conquers all. Beth Wiseman has done a fabulous job in the continuing “Daughter’s of the Promise” series. This a book of God and Love and Family where nothing is too big to face when you have all three of these things in your life. The best part is you don’t have to read the previous books in order to read Plain Proposal. I definitely recommend it!

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Palms

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