My Thoughts: Old-fashioned romance at it’s finest. That is what I thought of this sweet tale by Sherryl Woods. From a luxurious hotel chain in Europe to a modest Victorian bed and breakfast in Virginia, follow Gracie Macdougal as she finds her passion in her business and in her lovelife. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys lots of characters who all end up with happy endings!! Happy Reading everyone!!
About the author: Sherryl Woods
With two other careers to her credit before becoming a novelist and four states in which she’s lived for extended periods of time, Sherryl Woods has collected friends and memories, along with way too much unnecessary junk.
“The friends are the only things I’ve brought with me through the years that really matter,” she says. “I could probably live without one more chintz teacup, another tin-litho sandpail or another snowglobe, but I need those friends.”
The theme of enduring friendships and families is always central to Sherryl’s books, including her latest Chesapeake Shores series — THE INN AT EAGLE POINT, FLOWERS ON MAIN and HARBOR LIGHTS.
Author of more than 100 romance and mystery novels, Sherryl Woods grew up in Virginia. Over the years she had lived in Ohio and Florida, as well as California. Currently she divides her time between Key Biscayne, Florida and Colonial Beach, Virginia, the small, river-front town where she spent her childhood summers.
A graduate of Ohio State University School of Journalism, Sherryl spent more than ten years as a journalist, most of them as a television critic for newspapers in Ohio and Florida. For several years she also coordinated a motivational program for the more than 8,000 employees at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center.
My thoughts : Beverly Lewis never disappoints me in her wonderful Amish stories. In this one, choosing how to care and explore your faith are huge elements for these wonderful characters. Marlena Wenger has chosen to stay with her grandmother after the loss of her grandfather for the summer. While there, she also loses her sister and ends up caring for her baby daughter, Angela Rose, much to her beau’s dismay. Choosing with her heart, Marlena must make serious decisions on how she wants to live her life. Also, the neighbors of Marlena’s grandmother, the Bitners, are struggling with their Old Order beliefs and how to become a strong and loving family once again. Follow how a stranger with dementia shows them how to connect and be together for one another. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any who enjoys the different facets of the Amish faith. Happy Reading everyone!
About the author: Beverly Lewis
Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, has been an award-winning author for over a dozen years. Her acclaimed novel, The Preacher’s Daughter, was a 2006 Quill Book Award finalist in the romance category. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. She and her husband, David, live in Colorado.
Hello everyone and happy new month to you! Here are some of the new releases coming out this month. Some of them sound really good. Looks like I will be adding to my TBR pile! 🙂 If any of them sound good to you, please comment and let me know. I would really like to know what you think!! Here we are:
I love Amish fiction and this one surely did not disappoint me. Wanda Brunstetter sets wonderfully graphic scenes that make you feel like you are right there with her sweet characters. In this story, 2 sisters find themselves in 2 very different life situations but rely on faith and love to keep their families connected.
Follow Grace and Anne Beachy as they follow their hearts to be with the men that they love! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys learning about the Amish ways mixed with sweet romance. Happy Reading!!
About the author: Wanda Brunstetter
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda’s stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.
Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Good morning everyone. What do you think of Amish fiction? I really enjoy it and there are so many good authors to choose from. Here is one that I am working on now. Let me know what you think!! Happy Reading!! 🙂
My thoughts: This was the first book that I have read by Krista Davis and it certainly won’t be my last. I absolutely love the cast of characters in this pet-loving town of Wagtail, Virginia. Visit Holly Miller as she goes from losing her high-powered job in D.C. to going to take care of her Oma at the Sugar Maple Inn and gaining a lovable furry companion along the way. Meet Trixie and Twinkletoes and a host of other pets and their owners as Holly and her friends figure out how two of the local residents ended up dead and why. If you enjoy pets, especially dogs, like I do, this cozy mystery will definitely fill the bill!! Happy Reading everyone!
Rating: 5 stars
About the author:
Krista Davis lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she writes three mystery series. She lived in Northern Virginia for many years and resided for a time in Old Town Alexandria where her Domestic Diva Mysteries take place.
Krista also writes the Paws and Claws Mysteries, which debuted with MURDER, SHE BARKED. They are set in a resort town that caters to people who want to vacation with their dogs and cats. Alas, charming Wagtail Mountain, Virginia, where dogs and cats are welcome everywhere is fictional.
Her newest series, the Pen & Ink Mysteries, features covers that can be colored! Read the book and have fun coloring the cover.
She likes to cook and bake (okay, what she really likes is eating) so it was only natural for her to include recipes in her mysteries.
Her dogs and cats have inspired the animal characters in her books.
Hello everyone. It is Tuesday, March 26, and it is time for some fresh fiction. New reads come out on most Tuesdays, so I thought I would share some of the new releases with you. Please let me know if any of these sound good to you!!