Summer Holiday: Timeless Victorian Collection

Summer Holiday is the entertaining inaugural release for the Timeless Victorian Collection. What do Tessa, a shop girl, Carina, a privileged girl, and Sarah, a servant girl, have in common? They find themselves unexpectedly on less than ideal summer holidays with unexpected dilemmas to navigate. Award winning authors Nancy Campbell Allen, Sarah M. Eden and Annette Lyon create well written stories with resilient characters that entertain, amuse, and charm. Great characters, unexpected plots and love along the way, Summer Holiday is worth reading. I received a complimentary copy of Summer Holiday: Timeless Victorian Collection for my candid review.

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A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

I loved A Name Unknown because it is so fresh and different. The first historical in White’s Shadows over England series, the plot takes place amid the background circumstances that eventually lead Great Britain into World War. Rosemary Gresham, a librarian by day and a thief by trade, finds herself troubled with her new employer. Peter Holstein is a man so private that people either love him or hate him because no one really knows what he’s about.

Historically complex but not overwhelmed with historical details, White creates a story of private people struggling to make decisions that have the power to influence the fate of a nation. With fabulous characters and a complex plot, White weaves a masterful tale of suspense and fear, regret and loss and ultimately redemption. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White for my candid review.

Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer

I really like reading Karen Witemeyer’s books and Heart on the Line was another captivating novel. As part of her Ladies of Harper’s Station series, Heart on the Line introduces us to Grace, the telegraph operator in Harper Station. She came to Harper’s Station to hide, but an ominous telegraph message alerts her that danger is headed her way. But more is headed her way than that message. So begins story of seeking peace, acceptance, and love. A story of affection and action, Heart on the Line has great characters, and unexpected plot twists.

Witemeyer creates a story of overcoming pain and learning how to heal through her genuine characters in Heart on the Line. I look forward to reading the next book by Karen Witemeyer. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer for my candid review.

Yesterday’s Promise by Michele Paige Holmes

I really enjoyed reading Yesterday’s Promise by Michele Paige Holmes. Holmes knows how to weave a captivating story full of romance and intrigue. Collin is from the McDonald clan in the Scottish highlands, Katie is from the neighboring Campbell clan. Amid warring clans, fate introduces Collin and Katie to each other in a powerful way, but when they come together years later, their fate seems less clear and troubled.

Holmes masterfully uses just the right amount of historical details to draw us into her story of changing times, changing circumstances, and changing lives. By creating such unaffected characters, Holmes shares a poignant story of love, remembering, and seeking hope.

Yesterday’s Promise doesn’t not have a defined conclusion like we anticipate in many series books now so I anticipate a sequel to Yesterday’s Promise that will continue Collin and Katie’s story. I received a complimentary copy of Yesterday’s Promise by Michele Paige Holmes for my candid review.