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…

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 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…

Monday Review of Not a Sparrow Falls

Not a Sparrow Falls (Wyldhaven Book 1) by Lynnette Bonner Bonner starts out with the most impossible character I could imagine for a western adventure set in 1891. Charlotte Brindle doesn’t need to get married for financial reasons; she has her teacher’s degree. The problem comes when her parents have picked a man for her…

Monday Review of Penance on the Prairies

Penance on the Prairies by R.L. Syme was next up in my to be read pile. Is it possible to ever get to the end of the to-be-read pile? Every time I finish a book I tend to add two or three more to my list to read. And that’s what happened after reading Penance…

Monday Book Review of The Cedar Key

The Cedar Key by Stephenia H. McGee This was a pleasure to read. While it is a small southern town contemporary it almost feels like a historical read. That ticks both of my love to read genre boxes. It starts with the inheritance of a Victorian house and a very broken character, Casey Adams. She’s…

Monday Review of The Strange Journey of Alice Pendlebury

The Strange Journey of Alice Pendlebury Isn’t that a great title? The book is by Marc Levy, a French writer but the book is translated well into English. This is one of those writer moments when you read a book and think you wish you would have written it.  It’s a bit different from what…