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Book Beat – Wildwood by Elinor Florence

Wildwood by Elinor Florence

Molly Bannister’s life is falling apart. She’s lost her accounting job in Phoenix, and her four-year-old daughter, Bridget, needs expensive therapy for her selective muteness. Then she learns that she will inherit her great-aunt’s farm, worth $1.5 million, if she agrees to live on the farm for one year. However, the farm lies in the… Read more »

Book Beat – The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

In 1789, Aveline Sainte-Moreau arrives at the Château des Doux-Rêves, which will be her new home when she marries Philippe, the Duc et Vivay’s son. But revolutionaries attack during Aveline’s engagement party, destroying the castle and her future, and sending her into hiding. In 1944, British spy Viola Hart, on the run from the Nazis,… Read more »

Book Beat – Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman

Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman

Emilie Wesley has devoted her legal career to helping abused women. She’s so close to helping Kaylene Adams and her two daughters escape Kaylene’s abusive husband. So when the news breaks that Kaylene has shot both daughters and was then killed by the police, Emilie is devastated. But she’s convinced Kaylene’s husband is the guilty… Read more »

Book Beat – Death at Thorburn Hall by Julianna Deering

Death at Thorburn Hall, by Julianna Deering

Drew and Madeline Farthering are back, and boy, am I glad! In 1935, the newlywed sleuths visit a distant relative in Scotland for a relaxing vacation at the British Open. But soon their host, Lord Rainsby, is killed in a riding accident. No one suspects foul play…except Drew Farthering. A bevy of suspects arises –… Read more »

Book Beat – Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

In 1774, Clare Inglesby is furious at her husband for leading their young family into the dangerous frontier of Ohio-Kentucky. Then Clare’s worst fears come to pass – Shawnees murder her husband and take her four-year-old son Jacob captive, and Clare goes into labor. Frontiersman Jeremiah Ring discovers Clare, helps her deliver her baby girl,… Read more »

Book Beat – Free to Lean by Jocelyn Green

Free to Lean by Jocelyn Green

Perhaps you’ve done one of these things… Agreed to do something you’re not good at just to please others. Taken on a hobby or activity you hate because your friends are doing it. Felt empty and unfulfilled because you’re not doing what you’re meant to do. In Free to Lean: Making Peace with Your Lopsided… Read more »

Book Beat – Grounded Hearts by Jeanne Dickson

Grounded Hearts by Jeanne Dickson

When Canadian “Dutch” Whitney bails out of his damaged RAF bomber in February 1941, he’s glad to land on solid ground…alive. But he’s landed in neutral Ireland and by law, he’ll be interned in an Irish camp for the duration of the war. Somehow he needs to make his way across the border to Northern… Read more »

Book Beat – Road to Harmony by Sherry Kyle

Road to Harmony by Sherry Kyle

A cattle rustler is wreaking havoc in California’s Harmony Valley, but the last thing Elena Seifert expects to find in her trap is her childhood love, Jonas Bollinger. After Jonas abandoned his family farm to chase his dreams, Elena made the best of things, helping her parents on the dairy farm and with her mentally… Read more »

Book Beat – The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

A story as invigorating, inspiring, and perilous as Mount Rainier itself! The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett pulled me in with humor and fascinating characters and a delicious romance, then kept me up late as Ford and Margie strive to save the national park that seems determined to kill them. The author’s experiences as a park ranger give this novel both authenticity and passion, and I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

Margie Lane arrives at the new Mount Rainier National Park in June 1927 to work for the summer, spouting poetry and book knowledge of the creatures and plants that surround her. Chief Ranger Ford Brayden is jaded. He knows too well how dangerous the mountain is, and he needs to focus on the day-to-day operations… Read more »

Book Beat – Catching the Wind, by Melanie Dobson

In Germany in 1940, young Dietmar and Brigitte lose themselves in tales of knights and princesses, but when the Gestapo comes for their parents, the two friends flee for their lives. In modern-day London, reporter Quenby Vaughn is deep in her investigation of a powerful British family that might have had Fascist connections during World… Read more »