Review: Pony Express Courtship by Rhonda Gibson

May Contain Spoilers What a heartwarming read! I loved how dedicated to each other everyone in the Young family was. Rebecca is trying to raise her family after the death of her husband, but she is leery of the arrangements her late husband made to have her farm become a Pony Express station. Her adopted sons are going to be riders, and right off the bat Rebecca has reservations about the safety of this endeavor. The boys do need to earn money so they can build lives for themselves, but Rebecca can’t help but worry about them being on the trail by themselves. Read more

Review: Family of Convenience by Victoria W. Austin

 

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I really, really enjoyed this book.  Millie, homeless and pregnant, agrees to a marriage of convenience with Adam, a widower with two young children.  Both Adam and Millie had unpleasant first marriages, so Adam stresses that theirs will be only a marriage for the sake of the children, both his and Millie’s unborn baby.  Adam had already had his heart ripped to shreds, and he doesn’t want to go through that again.  Millie has never had an easy life, and she is terrified of being penniless and homeless, and so for her baby’s sake, she agrees to Adam’s proposal.

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Review: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

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I love books set in ancient time periods, so I was frothing to get my hands on The Valiant.  Fallon is a female gladiator. What could be more exciting?  A lot, apparently.  This wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t what I was hoping for, and I almost DNF’ed it at the beginning, but I persevered.  Ultimately, it was a lackluster adventure, complete with mean girls, a gross, flesh eating cult, and an unconvincing love interest.

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Review: Pony Express Mail-Order Bride by Rhonda Gibson

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This is the second of the Saddles and Spurs novels that I have read. I have enjoyed both, but I think Pony Express Mail-Order Bride was the best so far.  Though I thought the characters were a bit on the young side (eighteen), and Bella’s lack of trust made unnecessary hardships for the couple, the story kept me engaged from beginning to end.  That’s actually saying a lot, since they spent a lot of time doing every day tasks around the homestead, and there weren’t a lot of diversions other than what kind of sweets Bella baked for dessert, so the author’s writing style is engrossing, and the protagonists’ inner monologues were kept at a steady tempo to draw the reader in and care about the characters.

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Review: A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare

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Review by Poo Penny

Maybe it is unfair that I started this book when I started a new job, and had just begun driving my 17 hour trek from Florida to Texas, but it took me nearly a month to make it through this one. I adore Tessa Dare’s writing style. She is witty, her characters have personalities, flaws, and are relate-able. Oh, and her sex scenes are spot on. This book however… I was left wanting so much more. Bram was ok, Susanna was ok. They were just ok.

And I didn’t care for the cove scene, because that sounded so uncomfortable. I liked Dinner the most! The silly little lamb, and he wasn’t even mentioned at the end! Or maybe he was, and thats how done I was with this book when I finally reached the last few pages.

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