Seeds of Hope {Litfuse Review}

Seeds of Hope

Litfuse Review

seeds of hope

About the Book Seeds of Hope:

Seeds of Hope.
 
A heartwarming tale of discovering love right in front of you can be found in Seeds of Hope.
 
Miriam Troyer has had a secret crush on Mark Byler since she was a teenager, but she knows they can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney and an Englischer. Her Amish community is too far removed from all he knows-and she loves her quiet way of life.
 
Mark has always loved his visits to his grandfather’s farm, but he’s convinced the Amish life isn’t for him. There’s so much of the world to see and experience, and the excitement of his successful law practice can’t be matched by the slow pace of life found back home in the country.
 
But when things go wrong and his firm distances itself from him to try to save themselves, Mark finds himself back at his grandfather’s farm. Could life in this simple world be worth living after all? Especially when the teenager he remembers has grown into a woman that could be his future. Suddenly, these two people whose lives seem so far apart may get a chance to really see each other for the first time.
 

About the Author of Seeds of Hope:

Barbara Cameron has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the best-selling author of more than 40 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers ofAmerica Golden Heart Award. Her books have been nominated for Carol Awards and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award from RWA’s Faith, Hope, and Love chapter. Barbara resides in Jacksonville, Florida.
Find out more about Barbara at http://barbaracameron.com.
 
 
 
 
 

My Thoughts:

Miriam still hasn’t found the man she wants to marry.  She’s part of the Amish church but none of the men have made her heart do strange things.  Except of course for the man she can’t have because he’s English.  Not just English but also a lawyer.  A high profile guy that isn’t likely to visit often and even less likely to return her feelings.  That is until life throws him a curve.

Mark Byler often visited his grandfather’s farm and enjoyed his experiences there.  He also appreciated the friendship he made with a local Amish girl named Miriam.  But the idea of staying there or giving up the rest of his life never occurred to him.  Until he needed a place to escape to.

When a case goes wrong and his client is arrested again for the same type of crime his office gives him some “time off”.  Not knowing what to do with himself and having received a message from his grandfather that he needed him he decided to spend his time down on the farm.

Can Mark figure out why his innocent client has again been arrested?  Who is the guilty party?  What is he going to do with his life?  And just how sick could his grandfather be?  Oh and then there is Miriam.

Great read.  As most Amish fiction, this is a nice read.  Not a fast read but a nice slow read that you are still drawn into and feel as if these characters are your friends.

 

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Deadly Proof {Litfuse Review}

Deadly Proof

Litfuse Review

Deadly Proof

 

About Deadly Proof:

Riveting new series offers legal suspense with a romantic twist in Deadly Proof.
 
In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.
 
Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower’s allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.
 
Determined not to make the same mistakes, he’s intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything-even murder-to keep the case from going to trial.
 

About the Author:

Rachel Dylan writes Christian fiction including legal romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade and enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. In addition, Rachel writes the Danger in the Deep South including “Lethal Action” and “Devoted Defender,” which appeals to fans of edge of your seat romantic suspense. Rachel also writes the Windy Ridge series including “Trial & Tribulations” and “Fatal Accusation.” These legal thrillers with elements of spiritual warfare are great for fans who enjoy books by Peretti or Dekker. “Trial & Tribulations” was a Selah finalist in 2016. Rachel lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids-two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers.
Find out more about Rachel at http://www.racheldylan.com.

 

 

My thoughts:

I love a good mystery.  Especially when it involves medicine of some sort.  This book contains pharmaceuticals and murder and mystery.  Who could ask for more!?  Oh and a guy with a past and a bit of a chip on his shoulder. 

Kate has worked hard to get to where she is as a lawyer.  She wants the lead on a case to bring some relief and closure to the families of victims of a drug with nasty side effects.  A main goal for Kate is actually making a difference something many of her lawyer friends don’t understand.  They call her an idealist.

As Kate takes over her new case she finds odd things happening.  Both inside her office and outside.  They become more sinister in the form of someone trying to scare her off the case and even kill her.  Who could be at the bottom of this?  Who can she trust?  

She knows she has someone inside her office that can’t be trusted but is her suspect the true problem?  And who is the one trying to hurt her and responsible for killing the whistleblower?  Is it the head of the company?  Or could it be their lawyer, her friend?

I truly loved this amazing book and highly recommend it.  Get your copy today and get to reading!

 

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Rescued Hearts {Litfuse Review}

Rescued Hearts

Litfuse Review

 

Rescued Hearts

Take a peek inside Rescued Hearts. 
 
Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar- entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs inside, Mary Wade loses hope for escape when a third villain returns with supplies.
 
Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Weighing the difference of ruining his three months’ investigation against the woman’s safety, Brett forsakes his mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind.
 
When Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more, Brett rescues her again. This time, her personal safety isn’t the only thing in jeopardy. Her heart is endangered as well.
 
 

About the author:

Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master’s degree in English and taught at East Carolina University as well as York Technical College. A member of ACFW, RWA and SinC, she writes for Almost an Author. Before writing novels, she published non-fiction articles on topics ranging from gardening with children to writing apprehension. She cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers, ACC basketball, and Army West Point Football. Hope and her husband, Kevin, live in North Carolina and chat with their two daughters and twin sons through ooVoo.
Find out more about Hope Toler at http://hopetolerdougherty.com.
 
 
My thoughts:
 
I love a good mystery. Suspense keeps me intriqued.  I found both in Rescued Hearts and couldn’t put it down.  Do you ever get a book like that? I find I’ve had a lot lately!
 
Confession #1:  I’m a total cat lover and have rescued my fair share.  I would have rescued the cat too.
 
Confession #2:  The blonde bimbo impression.  I’ve done it.  She did amazing.  Much better than I could have.
 
Confession #3:  I love Brett’s family!  Can they adopt me?  I mean the matchmaking is on point.
 
Confession #4:  I’d never make the first phone call so another reason Mary Wade and I would get along amazingly.
 
No clue what I’m talking about?  NO idea what a gorgeous cabin in the woods has to do with anything?  Check out this book from your library or purchase it at the store and you’ll know.  You also are going to want to make sure you have uninterrupted reading time.  Because it’s that good.  There are lots of secrets kept in this book.  Lots of notions that get challenged and hearts that have to be cracked open piece by piece.  It moves at a fast pace but not so fast that you’re missing important clues.  Definitely a good read in my opinion.
 
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Imperfect Justice {Litfuse Review}

Imperfect Justice

Litfuse Review

 

About the Book Imperfect Justice:

Imperfect Justice Litfuse Book Review

In Imperfect Justice the police say the woman was a murderer. Emilie Wesley knows they can’t be talking about her client . . . can they?

To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police. Attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story: Kaylene would never hurt anyone and was looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive relationship. Her death shakes Emilie’s belief that she can make a difference for women in violent marriages. Self-doubt plagues her as she struggles to continue her work in the wake of the tragedy.
 
Reid Billings thought he knew his sister-right up until he learned how she died. He discovers a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her. No attorney in her right mind would support an uncle instead of the father in a custody case, but Kaylene’s letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him.
 
Thrown together in a race to save Kaylene’s surviving daughter, Emily and Reid pursue the constantly evasive truth. If they can hang on to hope together, can they save a young girl-and find a future for themselves in the process?
 
 
 

About the author:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cara Putman is the author of more than 25 legal thrillers, historical romances, and romantic suspense novels. She has won or been a finalist for honors including the ACFW Book of the Year and the Christian Retailing’s BEST Award. Cara graduated high school at 16, college at 20, completed her law degree at 27, and recently received her MBA. She is a practicing attorney, teaches undergraduate and graduate law courses at a Big Ten business school, and is a homeschooling mom of four. She lives with her husband and children in Indiana.
 
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My thoughts on Imperfect Justice:

I love a good murder mystery and suspense book.  It helps me to leave this world for a bit and use pieces of my brain that otherwise don’t get activated.  Not much chance for a stay at home mom of ten who homeschools to solve a murder mystery right?  Well.  I guess I do somewhat.  Sometimes I have to figure out who murdered the doll or the bottle of glue, but it’s just not the same.
 
I immediately fell in love with the main character Emilie.  The author makes you feel as though you’ve suddenly become her best friend.  Very good writing.  I also wanted to find out what Reid is hiding.  Who is he really?  I mean we don’t get a lot of background there and curious minds want to know.  But also you then have this whole issue of who is the one behind the things happening to Emilie?  Is it the same person who framed her client for murder?  Or not?  How many issues are really going around here?
 
I could not put this book down and it didn’t disappoint.  I’ve recently had a hospital stay and been very sick so I did a lot of reading.  This was by far one of my favorite books and I’m searching for more by this author now.  My mom has my copy of this book and is reading it now and then it’s off to a local library because it’s that good that I want everyone to read it.  Definitely one to request your library get in.
 
 
 
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Grounded Hearts {Litfuse Review}

Grounded Hearts

Litfuse Review

Grounded Hearts

About the Book Grounded Hearts:

A brave midwife. A wounded pilot. A risky secret.  These are the main players in the amazing book Grounded Hearts.
 
In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone, but if caught harboring a combatant, she’ll face imprisonment.
 
Still, something compels Nan to take in “flyboy” Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection-and an unbreakable bond.
 
But Nan has another secret, one that has racked her with guilt since her husband’s death and made her question ever loving again. As Nan and Dutch plan his escape, can he help restore her faith?
 

About the Author of Grounded Hearts:

 
 
Jeanne M. Dickson was born into an Irish American family, the only girl surrounded by four brothers. She credits her mother, her aunts, and her grandmother with her love of storytelling. Perfecting her craft, she attends many writer’s conferences and over the years, she has won and finaled in numerous RWA romance writing awards including the Daphne du Maurier Award, the Maggie Award, The Molly, The Tara, and she was the overall contest winner of Launching A Star. Today she lives in Coastal San Diego with her fabulous husband, her two wonderful girls, and a dozen disobedient rose bushes.
Find out more about Jeanne M. at http://www.jeannemdickson.com.
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My Thoughts:

I love WWII.  In fact, my husband and I reenact WWII in addition to the American Civil War.  I was very excited to read this book and see what tidbits of history I could pick up.  Also I’m a nurse so I loved learning a bit more about what was common practice of the time.  Oh and did I mention that midwifery is a favorite area of mine?  Oh and Irish?  Yes please.

While not a huge mystery type book there is some intrigue and romance abounding.  Oh and a good girl doing some “bad” things.  For someone not used to lying or doing anything incorrect, Nan isn’t quite sure what the right thing to do is?  But then again, she knows that she can’t just let an injured man die on his own.

Oh and did I happen to mention the guy who just won’t leave her alone?  He’s bad.  A bad person but also just horrid to her as well.  He’s decided that he wants Nan and he’s going to do what he can to make sure no one else can have her.

I loved watching people rally around Nan once they learned what her secret was.  Only Dutch isn’t her only secret.  She has the hidden secret of her husband and how he died.  She’s blamed herself for so long.  Can she allow Dutch to break through her barriers and help her learn the truth?  

The amazing race for the border is amazing as well.  And how hard is it for an Irish midwife to marry a flyboy if he’s incarcerated?  Grab a book and start reading!

 

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The Captains Daughter {Litfuse Review}

The Captains Daughter

Litfuse Review

The Captains Daughter

About The Captains Daughter:

Warm-hearted Victorian romance brings 1880s London to life.
 
When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that is presenting the most popular show in London. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage.
 
A hand injury during a skirmish in India has forced Nate Moran out of the army until he recovers. Filling his time at a stable of horses for hire in London, he has also spent the past two months working nights as a stagehand, filling in for his injured brother. Although he’s glad he can help his family through a tough time, he is counting the days until he can rejoin his regiment. London holds bitter memories for him that he is anxious to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate can’t wait to leave behind.
 

About the Author:

 
 
Jennifer Delamere’s debut Victorian romance, “An Heiress at Heart,” was a 2013 RITA award finalist in the inspirational category. Her follow-up novel, “A Lady Most Lovely,” received a starred review from “Publishers Weekly” and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer earned a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal, where she became fluent in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She’s been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for nearly two decades, and lives in North Carolina with her husband.
 
Find out more about Jennifer at jenniferdelamere.com.
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My Thoughts:

What would you do if you happened to be in London penniless with no where to go and knowing no one?  This is where Rosalyn finds herself.  She finds work and more in a theater.  Set in England it was fun to travel back in time and to another country.  A country I’ve often dreamed of visiting.  I’m sure I’d prefer to visit the historic setting!

Rosalyn finds that not all people of the theater are quite what she expected.  She’s able to find lodging and work plus friends.  Not only does she see that these are not loose women like she’s been told she finds that not everyone can be trusted.  And that what you think you want may not be what’s best for you.

I loved seeing the character of Nate figure out who he really is.  He’s spent his whole life as a soldier and he’s let that define him.  He’s also decided he must carry on so that he can fulfill the role he has in his mind that he must be.

As Rosalyn gets her chance at singing and being on stage romance also blooms.  But will she realize who is to be trusted of the male theater crew before it’s too late for her and for love?

Great read.  Not a fast paced read but a feel good light hearted read that I recommend.

 

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The Mark of The King {Litfuse Review}

The Mark of the King

by Jocelyn Green

 
The Mark of The King
 
About the book The Mark of The King:

The Mark of the King (Bethany House, January 2017)

Sweeping historical fiction set at the edge of the continent

After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.

When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne’s brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on?

With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king’s mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/2iKM4uj

 
About the author of The Mark of the King:
 
 
Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning author of ten books to date, including Wedded to War, a Christy Award finalist in 2013; Widow of Gettysburg;Yankee in Atlanta; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. A former military wife herself, her passion for military families informs all of her writing as well as her numerous speaking opportunities. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University with a BA in English and now lives with her husband and two children in Iowa.
 
 

My thoughts:

I have read the works of Jocelyn Green that center around the Civil War and LOVED them.  So I knew that I loved her writing.  When this book arrived I knew that I wanted to read it and read it quickly.  I was not disappointed.  This book is amazing.
 
Travel back in time.  I’d never even heard of this!  Forced marriages so you could get out of jail and go colonize a new world.  I personally don’t think I’d have chosen hardened criminals for this but I’m guessing the king just wanted people over there.
 
Anyway back to the book!  Julianne is an intriguing character that you can’t help but be drawn towards.  She has great strength and makes the most of her lot in life.  Being a gifted midwife she can’t practice since she’s imprisoned for killing a mother.  Well, she really didn’t kill her but you’ll have to read the book to find out!  Then she marries a man she doesn’t know, travels across the ocean, and sleeps in the mud and rain.  Such fun!  But it gets better!  Her brother is supposed to be in this new land.  The brother she raised and loved and nurtured like a mother would.  Will she ever find him?
 
And what about this husband?  Can he be a good man or is he bound by his criminal past?  Will she be able to hide the mark on her or will the world find out and make her an outcast again?
Oh guys!  This is suspenseful and full of good plot twists and characters.  I love the little girl she gets to mother and the complexities of her character.  I love her relationship with Marc-Paul and lets not even get into her brother.
 
Definitely one I’m keeping on my shelf to reread!  Well after it comes back from making the rounds of all my avid reader friends. 
 

Control Girl {Litfuse Review}

Control Girl

Litfuse Review

Control Girl
 
About the book Control Girl:

Tension, anger, fear, anxiety-it all begins with a heart that craves control.

Little fights with your husband and kids. Unhappiness when things don’t match your version of perfect. When your perspective of how life should go replaces God’s, you doom your quest for security, peace, and joy before it even starts.
 
Thankfully, there is a better way.
Join Shannon as she shares what she has discovered about her own control struggles and
about God from studying seven Control Girls in the Bible. Whether it was Eve’s desire to know instead of trust, Sarah’s inability to wait for God to move, or Rebekah’s controlling hand on her family’s future, each of these women’s stories contain warnings and lessons for us today.
Learn how you too can lay down this burden of trying to control everything and find rest in surrendering to the One who truly is in control.

About the author of Control Girl:
 
Shannon Popkin is a wife and mom, a speaker and teacher, and a leader of small group studies. She’s been published by “Family Fun,” “MOMsense,” “Focus on the Family Magazine,” and other outlets. She is a contributing blogger for True Woman.com and has blogged for several years at shannonpopkin.com. “Control Girl” is her first book.
Find out more about Shannon at shannonpopkin.com.
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My thoughts:
 
I can honestly say that I have control issues.  I know I do.  Control is something that I want to have over my life and what is going on in it.  Control is also something I really and truly rarely have if I think hard enough on it.  As I’ve worked through this book and the Biblical examples I’ve been challenged.  Challenged to let go of my need to be in control.  God truly desires and is ultimately in control of our lives no matter how hard we struggle to take that control from Him. 
 
Do you struggle with a need for control? I think this would be a great study to use with women of your church.  Or work through it on your own.  Personally I feel it would be good to work through this with someone you can talk with.  Someone you can chat and talk over the things you’re reading and how you can apply them to your life.
 
Keep your Bible handy.  I prefer a King James Version.  Others like different versions so make sure you have your preferred Bible handy to look up the verses and stories being told.
 
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Home to Paradise {Litfuse Review}

Home to Paradise

Litfuse Review

 
Home to Paradise
 
Home to Paradise is the highly anticipated final book in The Coming Home Series from best-selling Amish author Barbara Cameron.
 
Rose Anna Zook has watched her two older sisters marry two Stoltzfus men and has always thought she and John, the third Stoltzfus brother, would marry, make a home together, and have children. But John has other ideas. He’s enjoying his Rumschpringe in the Englisch world a little too much and isn’t interested in returning to the Amish community-especially to marry.
 
Rose Anna is determined to bring her man back into the Amish fold. John is equally determined to live his life free and unencumbered. Who will win this battle of wills? Will love prevail?
 
 
Barbara Cameron has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the best-selling author of more than 40 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Her books have been nominated for Carol Awards and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award from RWA’s Faith, Hope, and Love chapter. Barbara resides in Jacksonville, Florida.
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My Thoughts:

I was a little left out feeling because I haven’t read the first two in this series.  But that didn’t affect the overall story.  Just made me wish I’d taken the time to track down those first books first!  I loved getting to know our Amish, not so patient wants to rule her own life and destiny and wants it all to happen now, Rose Anna.  And then there is John.  He pretends he’s loving his running around time, but he’s really not.
 
After a few scrapes with the law and deciding the partying life isn’t for him, John spends his hours at home.  All alone and tired or being alone he helps out his brothers when he can.  Then he lands his dream job of working with horses and befriends the elderly man who owns the farm.  As he repairs his relationship with Rose Anna and learns about himself he grows closer to the farm owner and the horses.
 
Rose Anna is getting impatient with John to wise up and realize he wants to be Amish and wants her to be his wife.   Will she take matters into her hands? Or will she allow God to have his way?  
 
This is a great Amish fiction title and I loved watched the characters develop and grow.  The story does have a few unexpected turns and twists though.  Ever heard of an Amish horse breeder who is friends with an attorney?
 
 
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The Elusive Miss Ellison {Litfuse Review}

The Elusive Miss Ellison

Litfuse Review

 
The Elusive Miss Ellison
 

About the book The Elusive Miss Ellison:

Handsome appearance counts for naught unless matched by good character and actions.
That’s the firm opinion of not-so-meek minister’s daughter Lavinia Ellison. So even though all the other villagers of St. Hampton Heath are swooning over the newly returned seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, she is not impressed. If a man won’t take his responsibilities seriously and help those who are supposed to be able to depend on him, he deserves no respect from her. In Lavinia’s pretty, gray eyes, Nicholas Stamford is just as arrogant and reckless as his brother-who stole the most important person in Livvie’s world.
 
Nicholas is weighed down by his own guilt and responsibility, by the pain his careless brother caused, and by the legacy of war he’s just left. This quick visit home to St. Hampton Heath will be just long enough to ease a small part of that burden. Asking him to bother with the lives of the villagers when there’s already a bailiff on the job is simply too much to expect.
 
That is, until the hoydenish, intelligent, and very opinionated Miss Ellison challenges him to see past his pain and pride. With her angelic voice in his head, he may even be beginning to care. But his isn’t the only heart that needs to change.
 
These two lonely hearts may each have something the other needs. But with society’s opposition, ancestral obligations, and a shocking family secret, there may be too many obstacles in their way.
 
Fans of Georgette Heyer, Lori Wick, and Julie Klassen will enjoy the spirited exchanges between the bluestocking minister’s daughter and the bruised war hero as they move past pride and presumption to a humbled appreciation of God’s grace and the true strength of love.
 

 

 

 

 

 

About the author of The Elusive Miss Ellison:

 
Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn’s novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.
 
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My thoughts:

I adored this book.  To me it’s written in the style of the Bronte sisters.  A good strong heroine who can take care of herself and isn’t afraid to speak her mind.  Who then has to learn how to allow her heart to have a voice as well.

Poor Miss Ellison.  I loved her character.  She’s worked so hard to make herself the doer.  The one who cares for the poor and unfortunate because she knows no one else will, certainly not the landed gentry who are supposed to do this.  After all, they own the houses the poor live in, the ones that are crumbling.

Then she meets that new landowner.  The new master of the village if you will.  She’s already got her mind made up about him though.  He’s horrible, he’s arrogant, he’s only out for a good time and spending money.  And of course, he will never care for these people.  Mainly because he and his brother caused the death of her mother.  Something she’s never been able to let go of much less forgive.

Such a wonderful book.  Well written.  It flies when you’re reading it.  I loved getting to know Miss Ellison and making her my new friend.  And of course there is some suspense and danger as well.  And you get the chance to love and hate the same character but at different times.  I won’t give away the ending but I will say Miss Ellison, sweet Lavinia, learns a lot about herself and who she is.  That may have to do with a side of the family she’s never known or it might have to do with who she is inside.  I’ll let you find out whether she’s rich in money or love or both!!

 

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