Tag: Historical Christian Fiction

Feb 08
Review: Judah’s Wife by Angela Hunt

Review: Judah’s Wife by Angela Hunt

Title: Judah’s Wife Series: The Silent Years, #2 Publisher: Bethany House Publish Date: January 2, 2018 ISBN: 978-0764219337 Source: Publisher Pages: 384 Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great’s generals, and when he issues a decree that all Jews are to conform to Syrian laws upon pain of death, devout Jews risk everything to follow the law of Moses. Judah’s father resists the decree, igniting a war that will cost him his life. But before dying, he commands his son to pick up his sword and continue the fight–or bear responsibility for the obliteration of the land of Judah. Leah, who wants nothing but peace, struggles with her husband’s decision–what kind of God would destroy the peace she has sought for so long? The miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told through the eyes of Judah’s wife, who learns that love requires courage . . . and sacrifice. My Thoughts Oh my… Read more »

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Feb 07
Prism Book Tour Review: The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement by Stacy Henrie

Prism Book Tour Review: The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement by Stacy Henrie

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement by Stacy Henrie Inspirational Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 288 pages February 1st 2018 by Love Inspired Historical Undercover Fiancée The Pinkerton agent that Edward Kent hired is intelligent, capable—and unexpectedly female! Though shocked to learn that Maggy Worthing will be investigating the threats to his Wyoming horse ranch, Edward needs to find the culprit. And if that means a temporary engagement to give Maggy a cover story, he’ll play along with the feisty detective. Maggy always gets her man—at least when it comes to solving crimes. The young widow refuses to marry again and land under another husband’s thumb. Unmasking Edward’s enemies will earn her a longed-for promotion…but the heart has its own mysteries. Could working together with the handsome English aristocrat spark a real and loving partnership? Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Kobo│iBooks│GooglePlay My Thoughts I loved this book! It’s a quick, captivating read and I loved the writing style of Ms. Henrie. She has a beautiful way of pulling the reader into the heart of the story instantly and making them feel apart of the whirlwind of fun. I loved Edward and Maggy’s characters. They were perfectly chiseled and true-to-life. I… Read more »

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Feb 05
Review: My Heart Belongs In Niagra Falls, New York by Amanda Barratt

Review: My Heart Belongs In Niagra Falls, New York by Amanda Barratt

Title: My Heart Belongs In Niagra Falls, New York: Adele’s Journey Series: My Heart Belongs, #7 Publisher: Barbour Books Publish Date: January 1, 2018 ISBN: 978-1683223412 Source: Publisher(Author) Pages: 256 Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book Journey now to Niagara Falls, New York, of 1870 where… She avoids danger at all costs. He makes his living by rushing headlong into it. Outwardly, Adele Linley’s trip to visit her American cousins is nothing more than a summer vacation. In reality, she’s the daughter of an English aristocrat with barely a penny to her name seeking a rich American husband. Having grown up in an overcrowded orphanage, Drew Dawson is determined to make a name for himself. He’ll take any honest job to provide for his sister—even crossing Niagara Falls by tightrope. On a sightseeing trip to the Falls, Adele meets several eligible suitors. Incredibly wealthy and pompous, Franklin Conway takes an immediate fancy to her. But Adele would truly like to marry for love. When she encounters the mysterious Drew in the garden, Adele is confused by her feelings for someone who is everything she is NOT looking for. Will they both stay the course they have chosen… Read more »

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Feb 03
CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Their Daring Hearts by Sharlene MacLaren

CelebrateLit Blog Tour Review: Their Daring Hearts by Sharlene MacLaren

About the Book Author: Sharlene MacLaren Genre: Christian Historical Romance (Civil War) Release Date: Jan 9, 2018 Levi Albright rebelled against his Quaker roots to fight for abolition in the Union army in the first year of the Civil War. Two years later, 19-year-old destitute orphan Josephine Winters, with her chopped hair, boy’s clothes, and new name, “Snipp,” enlists in the Union army out of desperation. Just over five feet tall and barely weighing as much as a newborn calf, Snipp seems to Levi to be barely old enough to hold “his” gun. But despite being teased by the regiment, Snipp quickly earns admiration for skill with a musket and unequaled bravery. When Levi explains one night that he is a Quaker leading a regiment, it leads to a late-night discussion of faith and a developing friendship. But Snipp’s secret can only be hidden for so long. After an injury forces Josie to reveal her real identity, Levi is angered by her deception. Worse, Josie is marched out of the company without a chance to explain—or even say goodbye. Will their friendship survive? Or will the hatred saturating the war-torn nation affect even the heart of a peace-loving Quaker? Click… Read more »

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Feb 02
Review: The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

Review: The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

Title: The Lost Castle Series: The Lost Castle, #1 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publish Date: February 6, 2018 ISBN: 978-0718095468 Source: Book Look Bloggers Pages: 384 Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book A thirteenth century castle, Château de Doux Rêves, has been forgotten for generations, left to ruin in a storybook forest nestled deep in France’s picturesque Loire Valley… Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved old woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French resistance in World War II. Of lost love and deep regret . . . Each piece that unlocks the story seems to unlock part of Ellie too—where she came from and who she is becoming. But her grandmother is quickly disappearing into the shadows of Alzheimer’s and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her family’s history. Drawn by the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beauty—a forgotten castle so named for Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale—Ellie embarks on a journey to France’s Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth its secrets… Read more »

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Jan 29
LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Melody Of The Soul by Liz Tolsma + Giveaway

LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Melody Of The Soul by Liz Tolsma + Giveaway

Title: The Melody Of The Soul Series: Music Of Hope, #1 Publisher: Gilead Publishing Publish Date: January 16,2018 ISBN: 978-1683700401 Source: LitFuse Blog Tours Pages: 320 Purchase: Amazon ~ ChristianBook.com ~ Barnes&Noble About The Book Anna has one chance for survival-and it lies in the hands of her mortal enemy. It’s 1943 and Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost nearly everything. Most of her family has been deported, and the Nazi occupation ended her career as a concert violinist. Now Anna is left to care for her grandmother, and she’ll do anything to keep her safe-a job that gets much harder when Nazi officer Horst Engel is quartered in the flat below them. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Horst, dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them. Anna finds herself falling in love with the handsome officer and his brave heart. But what he reveals might stop the music forever. My Thoughts I’m a big fan of historical novels, particularly those centered around WWII. So, when I came across this one for reviewing,… Read more »

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Dec 05
Review: Holding The Fort by Regina Jennings

Review: Holding The Fort by Regina Jennings

Title: Holding The Fort Series: The Fort Reno Series #1 Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Publish Date: December 5, 2017 ISBN: 978-0764218934 Source: Publisher Pages: 352 Rating: 4 Stars Purchase: Amazon ~ CBD ~ B&N About The Book Louisa Bell never wanted to be a dance-hall singer, but dire circumstances force her hand. With a little help from her brother in the cavalry, she’s able to make ends meet, but lately he’s run afoul of his commanding officer, so she undertakes a visit to straighten him out. Major Daniel Adams has his hands full at Fort Reno. He can barely control his rowdy troops, much less his two adolescent daughters. If Daniel doesn’t find someone respectable to guide his children, his mother-in-law insists she’ll take them. When Louisa arrives with some reading materials, she’s mistaken for the governess who never appeared. Major Adams is skeptical. She bears little resemblance to his idea of a governess–they’re not supposed to be so blamed pretty–but he’s left without recourse. His mother-in-law must be satisfied, which leaves him turning a blind eye to his unconventional governess’s methods. Louisa’s never faced so important a performance. Can she keep her act together long enough? My Thoughts I loved… Read more »

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