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Historical Romance Book Review: The Maid of Ballymacool

About the Book Title: The Maid of Ballymacool : A Novel   Author: Jennifer Deibel   Genre: Historical Romantic Fiction   Publisher: Revell   Release Date: February 21 , 2023 Purchase Links AMAZON | BAKER PUBLISHING | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY | BOOKSHOP | GOODREADS Publisher's Book Description “Brianna Kelly was abandoned at Ballymacool House and Boarding School as an infant. She has worked there since she was a wee girl and will likely die there. Despite a sense that she was made for something more, Brianna feels powerless to change her situation, so she consoles herself by exploring the Ballymacool grounds, looking for hidden treasures to add to the secret trove beneath the floorboards of her room.   When Michael Wray, the son of local gentry, is sent to Ballymacool to deal with his unruly cousin, he finds himself drawn to Brianna, immediately and inescapably. There is something about her that feels so . . . familiar. When Brianna finds a piece of silve

Dual Timeline Fiction Book Review: Yesterday's Tides

About the Book Title: Yesterday’s Tides   Author: Roseanna M. White   Genre: Dual Timeline Romance   Publisher: Bethany House Publishers   Release Date: January 24, 2023 Click here to purchase a copy of this novel.   Publisher's Book Description “In two world wars, intelligence and counterintelligence, prejudice, and self-sacrifice collide across two generations     In 1942, Evie Farrow is used to life on Ocracoke Island, where every day is the same--until the German U-boats haunting their waters begin to wreak havoc. And when special agent Sterling Bertrand is washed ashore at Evie's inn, her life is turned upside down. While Sterling's injuries keep him inn-bound for weeks, making him even more anxious about the SS officer he's tracking, he becomes increasingly intrigued by Evie, who seems to be hiding secrets of her own.     Decades earlier, in 1914, Englishman Remington Culbreth arrives at the Ocracoke Inn for the summer, never expecting to fall in love with Lou

Historical Romance Book Review: The Rose and the Thistle

About the Book Title: The Rose and the Thistle   Author: Laura Frantz   Genre: Historical Romance   Publisher: Revell   Release Date: January 3,  2023 Click here to purchase a copy of this novel.   Publisher's Book Description “Amid the Jacobite uprising of 1715, an English heiress flees to the Scottish lowlands to stay with allies of her powerful family. But while castle walls may protect her from the enemy outside, a whirlwind of intrigue, shifting allegiances, and temptations of the heart lie within.” My Review From beginning to end,  The Rose and the Thistle , by Laura Frantz ,  is a sweeping love story! Compelling characters, integral settings, important themes, and a stunning plot make this historical romance as wonderful as it is riveting. With a perfect combination of romance and history, this novel is thoroughly entertaining.     Abounding with meaningful themes such as faith, trust, truth, and courage,  The Rose and the Thistle  is an emotionally-stirring and thoughtf