“An Inconvenient Beauty” by Kristi Ann Hunter


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Why can’t the Duke of Riverton find a wife he feels he could love? After all, he seems much more interested in a modest and content sort of woman who would fit in with his family. But then there is that word “love”…his family does believe in a marriage of love…he thinks he has found someone to pursue but the ones that know him doubt the match. The woman seems to doubt also as she eludes him when he draws too close. And then he sees Isabella. A little too pleasing to the eye for his comfort, she interests him as down to earth and level headed…so what is she doing teasing suitors almost every day? There is a mystery about her and he will find out what it is…maybe someday he will even dance with her…

This book was provided to me by Bethany Books. All opinions are my own. Mary Ann Young Robinson, Boise, ID

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A Haven on Orchard Lane by Lawana Blackwell


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Yes, she was dramatic in her life and in her profession. And, yes, she was probably self-absorbed. But she never let her daughter drift far from her mind and heart. Although Rosalind would not know for many years that her mother took care of her from a distance while on the stage, it was true. The men in her life were poor choices and added reason to love from afar. Charlotte finally retired to a 16th Century limestone mansion named Fosberry Hall. The first time she saw it, it took her breath away. Now it became almost impossible to breathe from the stuffiness of the life and relationship with her husband, Lord Fosberry. And then it happened. She was contacted to perform. But how would she be able to do it? She was bodily heavy, held like a captive in a fortress, and had little resources now of her own. This story will show how love prevails in an unexpected way and how our true Lord covers our losses in our time of need. Lawana Blackwell is one of my favorite authors of Historical sagas. This is a lovely new story and I whole-hardheartedly recommend it. Don’t miss this intimate mother and daughter renewal.

This book was provided by Bethany-Baker Books. All opinions are my own. Mary Ann Young Robinson, Boise, Idaho

 

 

Book 2, The Gresham Chronicles, “The Courtship of the Vicar’s Daughter”


My rating: <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/443840320″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I have enjoyed reading Ms. Blackwell’s historical fiction.  I believe that this is almost the best novel so far.  She certainly comes up with vivid personality traits of all her characters, adding various interesting dilemmas for all of them.  Every character seems to have at least some growth spiritually, and some immense.  The love, romance, courting is special, very cautious and sweet that helps you feel like you are the one that is feeling so excited!  Faith is always at the top of the list of importance, and I suggest she is one of the best writers in Historical Romance.  Her writing seems very free and natural.
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