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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 »

Book Beat – Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

Hayden McCarthy is an up-and-rising young lawyer, who just made a name for herself in a difficult case. When Miguel Rodriguez, a young illegal immigrant, is murdered in government custody, his mother files suit against the government and Hayden is assigned to the case. No one in the detainment center will talk. And neither will… Read more »

Book Beat – The Joy of Letting Go

The Joy of Letting Go, by Vicki Caruana

Letting go is difficult. As mothers, we work hard to keep our children safe, train them, and guide them. When our children become teenagers and young adults, our urge to protect them from all life’s pain clashes with our duty to see them become independent and productive members of society. When Vicki Caruana announced the… Read more »

Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering – and Giveaway!

Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering

Once again, Drew and Madeline Farthering find themselves in the middle of a mystery . . . and it’s a good one! An old school chum of Drew’s, who goes by the unflattering nickname of Beaky, invites the Fartherings  to his Bloodworth Park Lodge on the Yorkshire moors to investigate the murder of the beloved… Read more »

Book Beat – With Love, Wherever You Are

With Love, Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall

When Army doctor Frank Daley meets spunky Army nurse Helen Eberhart, a whirlwind romance takes them both by surprise. Their speedy wartime marriage is soon tested when they ship to England and France with only letters to connect them. As they care for the wounded and endure deprivations, will their young love survive? Uplifting and… Read more »