Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson (review)

honorredeemed_johnson_revellThemes of love, patience, trust, race, and constancy are woven throughout this story of a young woman’s journey from impoverished orphan with no prospects in 1852 Nantucket Island to open possibilities in Key West, Florida.

Faced with betrayal, Prosperity Jones seeks employment, finds friendship, and an unexpected suitor.  Her new life is not without it’s trials, however, as she is pressed into a situation Continue reading

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Worth the Wait by Karen Witemeyer, A Ladies of Harper Station Novella (review)

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This novella is an endearingly sweet story of emotional healing and steadfast love.

As the shopkeeper in Harper’s Station, Victoria (Tori) Adams is among the staunchest advocates for keeping men out of the women’s colony.  A chance encounter while on a business outing with her son and Benjamin Porter, one of the men currently “approved” by the ladies of the colony, leads Tori to confront her past and to share it with Ben. Continue reading

The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson (YA review)

thenobleservant_dickerson_thnelsonThe Goose Girl is a fairy tale that I have found more of an appreciation for after reading a full version of it as an adult, so the minute I learned that Melanie Dickerson’s new novel was to be a retelling, I became excited about it.  As usual, she did not disappoint.

While honoring the basic framework and characters of the original, Dickerson has enlarged and improved upon the traditional story.  Creating characters and events that are realistic while still retaining a bit of that fairy tale feel, there is quite the adventure in store for the sheltered Lady Magdalen and the young Duke, Steffan. Continue reading