Monday Review of Queen of the Rockies

Queen of the Rockies Book 1 by Angela Breidenbach delighted this reader with the true details added about Montana history. Living in the present day I never considered that in 1889 Helena, Montana would have even considered the need to make the city a tourist attraction. Calista Blythe while not a real person is a…

Monday Review of Fancy Pants

This is an old book but oh so much fun to read. Fancy Pants by Cathy Marie Hake is a delightful and funny read about a woman who refuses to marry a man who can’t remember her first name! It’s Lady Syndey Hathwell by the way. So how does she escape this problem? Let’s just…

Monday Review of The Number of Love

The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White caught me by surprise. The heroine of this story works as a codebreaker during the Great War. The story takes place in London. But the fact that she was a woman working with men during this time wasn’t what caught my attention. Margo De Wilde’s life is…

Connecting family history

Writing historical fiction is fun but you have to make it relate to readers of today. When I’m writing, I search through my memories and family stories and if you’re a friend –I’m probably absorbing your family history too! It’s the small things that make a story come alive for today’s current readers. It’s not…

Monday Review of Cowboy for Keeps

Once again Jody Hedlund has kept me up until I finished reading Cowboy for Keeps. What is it that makes reading (or writing) about life when it was so hard to survive? I look at the things Greta did to make money in this book and I shudder to think what would happen to me…

Monday Review of The Weather Girls Sunny

The Weather Girls Book 1 Sunny by Jennifer Lynn Carry had me tripping down memory lane. Bell bottom jeans how I miss you. Though I’d probably trip and break a hip if I wore them now. Carry has interspersed memorabilia and songs from that decade that are sure to bring back a memory for you…

Monday Review of Come Back to Me

Come Back to Me by Jody Hedlund starts with some suspense and rocky family dynamics. It doesn’t take long to realize you won’t be setting this book down to do something else. It’s another book a bit different for me. I’m no fond of time travel books but it’s Jody Hedlund, I had to try…