Review: The Amish Midwife by Patricia Davids @HarlequinBooks

 

May Contain Spoilers

I loved this book!  It’s emotional, with delightful bursts of humor, and a slow building romance.  Joseph is a gruff dairy farmer, more content dealing with his goats than talking to the humans in his Amish community.  Anne is a mid-wife, irritated with the grumpy farmer next door and his mischievous goats, which keep sneaking into her garden and eating her produce.  Both of them are suffering from tragedies in their past, and neither is will to risk heartache again.

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Review: Texas Rebels: Jude by Linda Warren

 

May Contain Spoilers

I try to read all of the American Romances as soon as the library receives them.  I don’t usually read the book descriptions before I check them out; they are automatically added to my library basket.  While not every one is a success for me, I enjoy a majority of them.  Texas Rebels: Jude had a couple rocky issues, but overall, I did enjoy my first Linda Warren read, too.

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Review: Elijah and the Widow by Rebecca Kertz @LoveInspiredBks

 

May Contain Spoilers

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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Review: Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas

 

This morning I have a review of Jodi Thomas’ Ransom Canyon, but first, Jodi dropped by the virtual offices with a special greeting for all of you!

Greeting from Jodi:

The idea for RANSOM CANYON came from living in the Texas Panhandle.  I wanted to write about the real west of today.  I wanted my people to be like the men and women I grew up with, honest and true.  Not the cowboy on a book cover who has never been on a horse, but the cowboy who gets up at five to load his own horse and make it to the ranch before dawn.  He doesn’t work by the hour, but by the day.

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Ever After at the Sweetheart Ranch by Emma Cane

This morning I have a guest post and a giveaway for Emma Cane’s Ever After at Sweetheart Ranch. Enjoy!

Must Haves for a Romantic SWEETHEART RANCH Picnic

By Emma Cane, author of EVER AFTER AT SWEETHEART RANCH

By now you’ve seen the lovely cover of EVER AFTER AT SWEETHEART RANCH: those beautiful mountains of the Colorado Rockies, a ranch in the distance, and Lyndsay and Will sharing a picnic lunch. Lyndsay is a math teacher with a secret: she’s written a romance novel and accidentally based the hero on Will, a hard-working cowboy with a tragedy in his past. They deserve the lovely and serene moment depicted on the cover—dare I say it’s romantic? Well…looks can be deceiving. Let me tell you about the must-haves for a picnic on Will’s ranch.

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Review: One True Heart by Jodi Thomas

 

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May Contain Spoilers

Review:

This is the first Harmony novel that I’ve read, and while I was a little worried about jumping on board so late in the series, I had absolutely no difficulty getting up to speed with the small Texas town.  For a small place, a lot goes on in Harmony!  There’s a mugging, sleuthing, a kidnapping, a rumored murder, and even a threat to national security!  One True Heart was pure popcorn, and I enjoyed my visit.  It was easy to get caught up in all of the activity, and the characters were a varied and likeable bunch.

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Giveaway: One True Heart by Jodi Thomas

This morning I have a note from Jodi Thomas, as well as a giveaway for her latest release, One True Heart.  This is Book 8 in the Harmony series, and I’ll have a review later this morning.

From Jodi Thomas:

Welcome to ONE TRUE HEART. Like waiting for fine chocolate, this book is one you will not want to miss.  For me the story is always about the people and I loved writing this story.  This one started at a real place I know well, the Amarillo airport where one night a man and a woman meet by accident.  She’s exhausted and on crutches.  He offers her a ride to Harmony.  She’s a trained soldier and sees this professor type in glasses as no threat.  Only, while she sleeps, he steals a kiss.

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