Tag: Orphan

Yours, Mine, & Forever by Joanne Markey – Book Review, Preview

Yours, Mine, & Forever by Joanne Markey – Book Review, Preview

This was a fun series from a new-to-me author. I really liked the way the author spent plenty of time on each scene, developing it well and letting it come to its natural conclusion. There was plenty of time for real-life to take place. Norah was caught completely off guard […]




The Major’s Daughter by Regina Jennings – Book Review, Preview

The Major’s Daughter by Regina Jennings – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 19, 2019
Book Reviews

What a delightful story! I have been loving these Fort Reno books. They are my favorite kind of historicals – those that are jam-packed with historical facts surrounded by an engaging romance. I’ve seen movies about the Oklahoma Land Rush and have been fascinated seeing the motivations of the various […]


The Reluctant Guardian by Laura Beers – Book Review, Preview

The Reluctant Guardian by Laura Beers – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 29, 2019
Book Reviews

As much as I enjoy reading Regency stories, I certainly wouldn’t want to live in that era! With women relegated to second place, daughters being forced to marry against their wishes, ladies discouraged from learning anything useful or doing too much reading. Yuck! When Emeline ‘s step-mother reveals her dastardly […]


Just in Time for Christmas by Davalynn Spencer – Book Review, Preview

Just in Time for Christmas by Davalynn Spencer – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 8, 2019
Book Reviews

Davalynn Spencer has a gift for writing heartwarming stories, filled with beautiful prose and lovely descriptions. She does not merely pen stories, she carefully crafts her words to create rich satisfying narratives that make me smile. Just in Time for Christmas is no exception. As a case in point, as […]




Love Protects by Julia David – Book Review, Preview

Love Protects by Julia David – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
August 22, 2019
Book Reviews

Author Julia David tackles difficult topics in her Leaving Lennhurst series. In Love Protects, after being abused and cheated on, Anna has been thrown out of her home. Will has endured prejudice because of his Native American heritage and is burdened with the care of his younger siblings, including a sister, […]