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.

My Dearest Love by Sarah M. Eden

Set in New York City, My Dearest Love is a prequel novella to Sarah M. Eden’s Hope Springs series. Ian O’Conner works at a factory with his father and siblings. While walking through the factory halls, Ian sees a woman who changes his heart. But before he can pursue this woman, he needs to find her again. So the plot unfolds as we follow Ian’s love journey to find the woman he feels is meant for him. My Dearest Love is another tender story by Sarah M. Eden that will draw you in and touch your heart. I received a complimentary copy My Dearest Love by Sarah M. Eden for my candid review.

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

Wings of the Wind is the first book I have read by Connilyn Cossette and I liked it. Tobiah, a Hebrew, discovers a solitary woman wounded on the battlefield. In an attempt to save her life Tobiah finds himself drawn to this woman despite her Canaanite heritage. Full of intrigue, emotions, and striking historical detail, Cossette creates a story that takes us into the Hebrew camp after they have wandered 40 years in the wilderness and are preparing to enter the land of Canaan.

As a reader of the Bible, I was impressed by Cossette’s attention to historical detail and her ability to use that detail to create an intriguing story that is full of life and historical authenticity. I loved her array of strong characters and how they bring to life all the different aspects of life and struggle in this time period. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette for my candid review.

Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

Full of eccentric characters and strange plot twists, Behind the Scenes will keep you guessing at what will happen next. Miss Permilia Griswold is a young woman who knows wants she wants even if actually getting what she wants tends to get her in unlikely predicaments. Mr. Asher Rutherford likes predictability and Permilia is anything but predictable.

Turano has a gift for creating memorable characters. I really liked the range and depth of characters in Behind the Scenes. The characters reminded me of a Charles Dicken’s story where all the dissimilar and sometimes strange characters find themselves connected to each other by the end of the novel. Permilia was an intriguing personality and I liked following her journey.

Well written and fun to read, Behind the Scenes is entertaining. I liked it. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano for my candid review.