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    Book Review – Into the Sun by Karina Harris

    From Amazon: Genevieve Ferguson has resigned herself to a solitary existence, certain that no man could ever love her now. Seth Chamberlin knew Genevieve before the tragedy. He longs to restore that vivacious spirit to the broken young woman she has become. But God may have another path in mind, and nothing is easy in the wild west, where danger is as close as the weather, and just as deadly. Will Genevieve find peace in the midst of her trials or is love too much to hope for? Will Seth have the strength to follow the path God has set for him or will temptation be too strong to fight?…

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    Book Review – Sleigh Ride by Katie Crabapple

    In this second book in the series, Millie’s friend Charlotte agrees to come out from Boston to help Millie as she prepares to give birth to her first child. A young farmer, James, in the area agrees to pay for her trip with the understanding that he will be able to court her when she arrives. Still, winter in Minnesota in the 1880s is a difficult place and Charlotte soon realizes that there is much more work to do as a farmer’s wife as she watches her friend Millie struggle with her work load. Charlotte must decide if she is going to be able to trust God to provide for…

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    Book Review – Mail Order Millie by Katie Crabapple

    Life in Minnesota in the 1880s was difficult. When George’s wife died leaving him with four young children, the women of the local church took to trying to provide meals for the family so he would have time to work the farm. However, after about 6 months, when it appeared that George wasn’t anywhere close to find another wife, the woman decided they needed take it upon themselves to help him out even more. They raised the money for him to get a mail order bride. Millie was from Boston and had just turned 18. Unfortunately, the orphanage where she grew up could no longer continue to provide for her…

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    Book Review – Through the Fog by Karina Harris

    Through the Fog by Karina Harris is the second book in her Elements of Change series. I absolutely loved the first book and was thrilled when the second book became available. In this book, Jake is struggling with the fact that the woman he’s been in love with for so long, Ella, has become engaged to another man. He knows that they are right for each other, but how is he supposed to pick up the pieces and move on? Jake decides to change careers and goes and trains to be a deputy. Suzanna is happy that her friend Ella and her brother Alec have finally declared their feelings for each…

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    Book Review – Persistent Love by Laura J Marshall

    After Tara witnesses her mother’s murder as a child, she never feels like she quite fits in with the rest of her family. Persistent Love by Laura J. Marshall is a historical fiction romance that is set in the 1600s. Years have passed since her mother’s death and Tara is grown. Tara’s father inherits a large castle and so he chooses to move his family from their home to a different part of the country. However, with a run in with some ruffians that try to take Tara’s sister and the confusing yet dashing neighbor Lord Andrew Sharpton on top of Tara’s secret plans to leave and sear h for…

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    Book Review – A Heart’s Home by Laura J. Marshall

    I don’t know about you, but his has been a very busy summer so I apologize for not having gotten the book reviews up weekly like I usually do. I’m hoping to get things back on track! A Heart’s Home by Laura J. Marshall is a historical fiction romance novella that is set in the 1700s. The story starts when young Asyra, whose mother died in childbirth, receives word from her maternal grandmother that she has been arranged to marry a young man in England. Asyra has grown up almost her entire life in India with her father and, after his death, her uncle and has never even met her…

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    Book Review – And Then the Rain by Karina Harris

    I love reading Karina Harris. I enjoy her first two books (See more here) and I always look forward to her articles on the Sisters in Cahoots blog. So when I purchased her newest book “And Then the Rain,” I fully expected to enjoy it. However, to say that I enjoyed it is an understatement. I loved it! In this historical fiction novel set in the 1800s, ten year old Ella Ferguson leaves her mother and father and five younger siblings to go stay with her aunt because times are hard and her family can’t provide for her. Fast forward six years and Ella finds herself in love with Alec…