Review: Taking on Twins by Mollie Campbell

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I grabbed this from the library in my effort to read as many Love Inspired Harlequins as I can. I won’t rant again about Harlequin killing my second favorite line (oh, wait, I just did!)  While Taking on Twins  charmed and irritated in equal measure, overall I enjoyed it. Read more

Review: The Marshal’s Mission by Anna Zogg

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Whelp, since the Harlequin Love Inspired Historical line is on the chopping block, I have been trying to read as many of them as I can.  I love the cover for The Marshal’s Mission, so this was bumped up on the TBR pile.  I love the time period and the Western setting, so it was no brainer that I would read this.

Lenora is a widow, trying to raise her young son, Toby, and work her ranch.  Her late husband was a gambler, a cheat, and an outlaw. She found him one night, dying of gun shot wounds, a bag of stolen money in his hands.  After burying the money, and her late husband, Lenora is determined to do what’s best for Toby and herself.


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Review: The Nanny’s Temporary Triplets by

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After Caroline’s wedding is interrupted – by the angry wife of her husband-to-be – Caroline flees Austin for Little Horn, Texas.  Her brother has offered to take her in, for however long she wants to stay.  Thinking that it will be a relief to escape the gossip after her disaster of a wedding, Caroline travels to the small ranching community, not expecting to fit in as well and as quickly as she does.

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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: His Amish Teacher by Patricia Davids

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This was a quick, pleasant read that had a touch of mystery.  My biggest gripe was that there was too much telling, instead of showing, especially when it came to the Amish way of life and Amish philosophy.  The dry, matter of fact dialog during these infodumps did not hold my attention.  Otherwise, the characters were likeable enough, and while the story won’t stick with me for long, it did keep me entertained for a few hours.

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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: Elijah and the Widow by Rebecca Kertz @LoveInspiredBks

 

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I decided to borrow Elijah and the Widow from my local library because the cover is cute. I was also curious to see how the romance would play out in an Amish community.  I was a bit afraid that there would be too much religion worked into the narrative, but that wasn’t the case at all.  What there was was seamlessly woven into Martha and Elijah’s daily lives, without being the slightest bit preachy.  Some of the Love Inspired titles haven’t worked for me because they were too preachy for me, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this story.

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