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The Refuge by Ann Gabhart

"The Refuge" by Ann Gabhart is a historical fiction book. It is written during the cholera period in history. Walter and Darcie Goodwin heard about the cholera epidemic where they lived. They are concerned about the risk it will have on them. They move to the Shaker village hoping to stay away from the epidemic. Unfortunately, Walter gets killed by a riverboat accident. After He passed away Darcie realized she is pregnant . She had no money and had to stay with the Shaker community. Marital relationships are viewed as sinful in that community. Darcie struggled through her pregnancy in that community out of necessity. The Shaker Community will only allow the baby to stay with Darcie for a limited amount of time. What will become of Darcie in the future with her baby? Thank you so much to the publisher and netgalley for allowing me to read and review this wonderful story. I am not obligated to give a positive review.

Sweet on You by Becky Wade

Sweet on You" is  a fiction book by Becky Wade.  Sweet on You is the third book in the  Bradford Sisters  series.  Britt and Zander  have  been  best friends since they have been  thirteen.    Zander  was raised by his uncle.  When his uncle  dies   he has  many questions surrounding his death.  Zander and  Britt   unravel each question to   solve the many  mysteries of his death. Zander   also   tried to show his support for his  aunt  during this change with   the loss of his uncle.   In the meantime  their  friendship  deepens and  what will become of their  friendship? Sweet on you  was given to me by the publisher  to read and review. I am not obligated to give a positive review.  Thank you to the publisher for allowing me to read and review this   wonderful book.   I am  sharing my review with Amazon,  facebook , my blog.

A Reluctant Bride by Jody Hedlund

The Reluctant Bride is an outstanding book by Jody Hedlund. It takes place during the time period when there were many orphans in London. It is the first book in the Bride Ships series. Mercy Wilkins is from a poor family. She shows Christian kindness and mercy to those around her whenever she can. Mercy was offered the opportunity to go to British Columbia on a sailing trip with a sponsored group. She believes she will be able to be hired to work for families and have a better life. She also hoped to pave the way for her sister to come on the ship in the future. She came with a group and there are many sick. She ended up showing compassion for the sick people on the ship. She met Joseph Coville who was a doctor on the ship and became his assistant. He admired her compassion for the patients. She is supposed to be sold once she gets off the ship. What will become of Mercy once she gets off the ship? This book was given t…

My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt

My Dearest Dietrich " takes place during World War 11.  Dietrich  is a pastor and  loves God  very  deeply.  He  lives in a  difficult time when Hitler  ruled  Germany.  He   preached the   Christian  values of loving God  above all else. He  did  not like the  way  Jews  were being  treated at that time.  He  was  part of  a group that took a stand against  the  treatment of the Jews.  The  group was the  Military  Intelligence. The  group   helped to  get   12  Jews  out of Germany  safely.  The people in the group took a stance against  what was  wrong even though it was a risk  to their own lives.   Dietrich  also   wrote Christian  books. He   wrestled with difficult  issues.  Dietrich and his  group  did not like the   stance of the Nazi  Regime in  their  world.  The   Military  Intelligence   plotted to kill  Hitler.   It  was a difficult  stance to take  with   such a strong   military group  to back Hitler.  As a pastor He  encountered   Maria von Wedemeyer and her  fam…

The Silk Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer

The Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer takes place in Atlanta , Georgia in 1895. It is an historical fiction book. There are many social issues at that time. The main character Laurel Millard is the youngest of 7 children. She has been told she will live with her mother and take care of her by her siblings. She wants to get married and have a family. There is an Exposition coming to Atlanta and they were hiring for the Exposition. Laurel applied to work in the silk room. Several other characters applied also to work in the Exposition. Willie and Quincy applied to work as security guards. Willie needs to help pay for his Dad's care in the convalescent home. All of these characters get the job at the Exposition in Atlanta. Langdon Rochester is from a very wealthy family. He was told by his parents to straighten up his life and find a girl to marry so He can get his inheritance. Langdon acts arrogant and often rude to o…

The Artful Match by Jennifer Delamere

The Artful Match "  is  written by    Jennifer Delamere.  It is  a historical fiction book with romance  as well.  It  takes place in 1881 in London.  Cara  Bernay   lost her job and     met  an artist  who encourages her  to also become an artist. the  book is well researched and  showed  the history of art at that time. She  enjoyed the life of  an artist  but   struggled to get along with   Henry  Burke who is  The Earl  of  Morestowe and  her friend's  brother.  Henry is  concerned about  the  finances in the  family and  his brother's  spending.  Henry has a ward as a child.   She is unruly and difficult.   Cara  ended up  doing  handling  the child really well and Henry is  impressed.   Henry is  also impressed with how  well Cara does  with  his brother who He also finds difficult.    There are many secrets in Henry's family.  What will become of  Cara  and her future?    What  will happen with Henry?    Thank  you to   netgalley and the publisher for allowing …

Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin

Far Side of the Sea  is  written by  Kate Breslin. It is  a historical fiction book  that  takes place in  England  in  1918.  Lieutenant  Colin Mabry  decodes  messages  for M18 for the  war.  He  is  decoding  because he  suffered a war  injury .Jewel Reyer   saved his  life  and He loved her..  He  received a message  by  carrier  pigeon  telling him where  she is .  He    thought that Jewel  was  dead and He  yearned for her company..   The message told him where to go in  Paris , France to meet  her.   When   He arrived in Paris  Jewel is not  there  but  her half  sister  Johanna  . , She  works for  dovecote in the French  Army Intelligence.   He   had trouble  trusting  Johanna since there were German spies everywhere.  He  wondered if  she   was working for the German  spies  or  could be on her side.  The  book takes  lots of twists and turns constantly.   Will  Lieutenant   Mabry find  Jewel? What  will become of  his relationship with  Johanna?  This book  gives the reader…