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Historical Fiction Book Review: A Deep Divide

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About the Book Title: A Deep Divide Series: Secrets of the Canyon Author: Kimberley Woodhouse Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Publication Date: October 5, 2021 Click here to purchase a copy of this book.   Publisher's Book Description " With her past behind her, she has nothing--and everything--to lose. After being kidnapped as a child, heiress Emma Grace McMurray has seen firsthand the devastation that greed causes in the world, and she wants nothing to do with it. When she discovers her father has offered her up as a bargaining chip to expand his empire, she disappears into the night. Determined to stay hidden, even if it means always looking over her shoulder, she finds herself working as a Harvey Girl at the El Tovar Hotel. When Ray Watkins arrives at the hotel on business, he is immediately captivated by the beauty of the Grand Canyon. Though his fame-seeking father aims to lure new investors to the Arizona Territory, Ray dreams of one

Dual-Timeline Book Review: The Gold in These Hills

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About the Book Title: The Gold in These Hills Author: Joanne Bischof Genre: Dual Timeline/Contemporary and Historical Romance Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: August 31, 2021 Click here to purchase a copy of this book.   Publisher's Book Description " One wild and mysterious ghost town. Two second-chance love stories. And the century-old legacy that binds them together.   Upon arriving in Kenworthy, California, mail-order bride Juniper Cohen is met by the pounding of the gold mine, an untamable landscape, and her greatest surprise of all: the kind and loving man who awaits her. But when the mine proves empty of profit, and when Juniper’s husband, John, vanishes, Juniper is left to fend for herself and her young daughter in the dwindling boomtown that is now her home. Juniper pens letters to her husband but fears she is waiting on a ghost. Perhaps worse, rumors abound claiming the man she loves could be an outlaw. Surviving in a ghost town requires trusting the k

Historical Fiction Book Review: The Misltetoe Countess

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About the Book Title: The Mistletoe Countess Author: Pepper Basham Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Barbour Fiction Publication Date: September 1, 2021 Click here to purchase a copy of this book.   Publisher's Book Description “Will the magic of Christmas bring these two newlyweds closer together, or will the ghosts of the past lead them into a destructive discovery from which not even a Dickens’s Christmas can save them? Mistletoe is beautiful and dangerous, much like the woman from Lord Frederick’s Percy’s past, so when he turns over a new leaf and arranges to marry for his estate, instead of his heart, he never expects the wrong bride to be the right choice. Gracelynn Ferguson never expected to take her elder sister’s place as a Christmas bride, but when she’s thrust into the choice, she will trust in her faithful novels and overactive imagination to help her not only win Frederick’s heart but also to solve the murder mystery of Havensbrook Hall before the ghosts from

Contemporary Romance Book Review: The Heart of Splendid Lake

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About the Book Title: The Heart of Splendid Lake Author: Amy Clipston Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: September 14, 2021 Click here to purchase a copy of this book. Publisher's Book Description "Brianna is the youngest of the three Porter sisters and the only one who chose to stay in the small town of Splendid Lake, North Carolina. She followed in her father’s footsteps and became an expert boat mechanic, helping him run their small resort with cabin rentals, a convenience store, and a marina.  When Brianna’s father unexpectedly dies, Brianna is steeped in grief and guilt—then left alone to clean up the mess. To make matters worse, a constant stream of real estate brokers begins marching through her property, offering to buy the family land. In particular, she keeps running into handsome real estate mogul Scott Gibson.  As Brianna struggles to keep it all together, Scott finds his way into her heart. And as the two fight against the

Historical Romance Novella Collection Book Review: Under the Texas Mistletoe

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About the Book Title: Under the Texas Mistletoe Author: Karen Witemeyer Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Publication Date: August 31, 2021 Click here to purchase a copy of this book. Publisher's Book Description “Three Charming and Festive Holiday Novellas Spiced with Humor, Frontier Action, and Sweet Romance In this 3-in-1 novella collection, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer presents the new story "A Texas Christmas Carol," in which a town's wealthy, Scrooge-like bachelor finds his world invaded by a woman set on earning his donation for helping the local poor, and by the penetrating questions of three mysterious visitors. It also includes, for the first time in print, "An Archer Family Christmas." When the Archer clan gathers for the Christmas holiday, an unexpected request for help leaves Cassandra Archer directly in the path of a dangerous outlaw. Desperate to protect the woman he loves, Jim Archer races to the rescue

Historical Romance Book Review: Crossed Lines

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About the Book Title: Crossed Lines Series: Love Along the Wires (Book 2) Author: Jennifer Delamere Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Publication Date: August 31, 2021 Click here to purchase a copy of this novel.   Publisher's Book Description "Emma Sutton knows she should be satisfied with her life. She has a position at London's Central Telegraph Office, and behind her rented rooms is a small plot where she can indulge her passion for gardening. But ever since she was orphaned as a child, she has longed for a family of her own and the stability and consistency it provides. Her deepest wish appears realized when a handsome engineer is thrown into her orbit and sends her a thrilling love note. Mitchell Harris's sharp wit and facility with a pen have enabled him to thrive despite serious obstacles. That the woman of his dreams works just two floors above his should make life perfect. But a childhood accident has left Mitchell convinced

Historical Romance Book Review: To Write a Wrong

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About the Book Title: To Write a Wrong   Series: The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency   Author: Jen Turano   Genre: Historical Romance   Publisher: Bethany House Publishers   Release Date: August 3, 2021  Click here to purchase a copy of this novel.   Publisher's Book Description “Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers working behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she's determined to solve.     Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but unlike the dashing heroes he pens, he lives a quiet life, determined to avoid the fate of his adventurous parents, who perished on an expedition when he was a child. But when he experiences numerous attempts on his life, he seeks out the services of the eccentric Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency to uncover the culp