In the final book of her Cimarron Legacy series, Mary Connealy has written a story that is both satisfying and riveting. Too Far Down focuses on Cole, the oldest of the Boden siblings required to marry and to live on the Cimarron ranch for a year in order to inherit.
Cole was mighty tired of getting hurt while his baby brother dodged all the bullets.
Not that he wanted Justin shot, for heaven’s sake. But Cole would be obliged if trouble stopped dropping on his head. (p.29)
I had wanted to read this book since reading several glowing reviews. The description intrigued me, and I was delighted to find that The Captive Heart has just the right blend of elements that I adore in mail order bride stories – though in this case the heroine is an indentured servant with marriage thrust upon her. Continue reading
While most of the novella collections I’ve read from Barbour Books have a central theme to link the five to nine stories, with occasional cross-over of characters, this collection features the seven Hart brothers of Texas. Ordered by their father (in the prologue by Erica Vetsch) to marry within the year 1874, each Hart brother must find a bride to inherit their share of the family’s vast spread. Continue reading
If you enjoy historical fiction novellas and the romance of a state fair, then this collection from Barbour was made for you. Set from the 1880’s to 1930, these nine stories of love found centered around state fairs bring a variety of historical fair competitions to light Continue reading
Having loved the author’s debut novel, The Secret to Hummingbird Cake (review here) last year, I was prepared. I waited until I was emotionally ready and had stocked up on tissue, poised to become a blubbering mess… It didn’t happen, but I still enjoyed the pants off this book. Continue reading
I received an e-galley through NetGalley of Anchor in the Storm in advance of it’s release date but until recently watching the documentary series “The War” on Netflix, it was easily put aside for books set in other time periods. Turns out, reading it after the documentary series was perfect timing as it familiarized me with the state of U.S. defenses at the beginning of our involvement in World War II.
This was everything I didn’t know I wanted in a World War II story Continue reading
There are a select few authors for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical line whose books I consider “must reads” and it looks like I need to add Lacy Williams to that list. A Cowboy for Christmas, the fourth in her Wyoming Legacy series, was a surprise and yet exactly what I was hoping for. Continue reading