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Posts Categorized: Book Feature

Carry Me Away, by Dorothy Adamek

After a tragic shipwreck off the coast of Australia in 1877, midshipman Tom Darley rescues passenger Ada Carmichael. They are the only survivors. As Ada deals with the crushing loss of her entire family, she’s drawn to Tom’s kindness and strength. The newspapers whip up a frenzy of interest in the young couple and promise… Read more »

Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson

Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson

In Nazi-occupied Holland in 1942, Josie van Rees is disturbed as her Jewish friends and neighbors are rounded up – but are the rumors of the dangers facing them true? And what can one young woman do? Her childhood friend Eliese Linden is Jewish, but is protected by her work registering the Jewish people at… Read more »

Love and Other Mistakes, by Jessica Kate

Love and Other Mistakes, by Jessica Kate

Natalie Groves couldn’t be having a worse day. Her career dream is long dead, she’s losing her job, and her father has cancer. Then she finds out her ex-fiance, Jeremy Walters, is back in town after having dumped her seven years earlier – with his nine-month-old son. Jem has returned for his dream job, with… Read more »

Where Dandelions Bloom, by Tara Johnson

To escape her abusive father and an arranged marriage to a vile man, Cassie Kendrick makes a desperate decision. She chops off her hair, dresses as a man, and enlists in the Union Army during the Civil War under the name of Thomas Turner. As a crack shot and no stranger to rough living, Cassie… Read more »

My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is well-known as a pastor who defied the Nazis and joined the resistance against Hitler. But a lesser-known aspect of this man’s life is his romance with Maria von Wedemeyer. In My Dearest Dietrich, Amanda Barratt brings their love to life through fiction. At nineteen, spirited Maria von Wedemeyer is devoted to her… Read more »

Yours Truly, Thomas, by Rachel Fordham

Yours Truly, Thomas, by Rachel Fordham

Penny Ercanback works in the Dead Letter Office in Washington, DC. She receives a series of letters from a Thomas that didn’t reach his Clara, and Thomas’s hurting and tender heart touches Penny. Determined to reunite the lovers, Penny begins to investigate the mysterious man. Thomas Conner is fleeing from his past in Virginia. When… Read more »

Ever Faithful, by Karen Barnett

Ever Faithful, by Karen Barnett

In 1933 New York City, Nate Webber has nothing going for him. A school dropout and a disappointment to his family, he voluntarily takes the rap for his little brother to keep him out of jail. But instead of sentencing Nate to jail, the judge has him join the new Civilian Conservation Corps. With dozens… Read more »

The King’s Mercy, by Lori Benton

The King's Mercy, by Lori Benton

When Scottish soldier Alex MacKinnon is captured after the Battle of Culloden, he’s granted the king’s mercy–exile to the American colonies rather than execution, but it’s a mercy he loathes. Indentured to Edmund Carey to be a blacksmith on his plantation, Alex only dreams of escape. Somehow. Joanna Carey, Edmund’s step-daughter, was thrown into the… Read more »

Whose Waves These Are, by Amanda Dykes

Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

Annie Bliss is called back to a small Maine town when her beloved great-uncle, Robert Bliss, falls sick. Many of the townspeople welcome her back, but some are leery, especially Fletch, the secretive harbor postman who seems far too close to her “GrandBob.” When Annie and Fletch discover a stack of rocks and a partially… Read more »

The Governess of Penwythe Hall, by Sarah E. Ladd

The Governess of Penwythe Hall by Sarah E. Ladd

Delia Greythorne enjoys serving as a governess for the five Twethewey children, but when their father dies, the children are sent from Yorkshire to live with their uncle, Jac Twethewey, at Penwythe Hall in Cornwall. Delia never wanted to return to her native Cornwall and the memories of her husband and baby daughter, who died…. Read more »