Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnet

I loved reading this story set in Yosemite.  It let me know about how the national parks were early on and tied it to a story within the park.  I loved how Olivia was able to go between the two worlds of her former life of poverty to painting for the rich.  I loved how Clark was able to help Olivia with trusting others and moving ahead.  I look forward to reading more in this series
   More from the author can be found here.
"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

A Loyal Heart by Jody Hedlund

A great read that had a bit of adventure, a bit of romance, and much loyalty to family and others.  Olivia and her family are taken captive and she must do all she can for their freedom, even falling in love with her captor.  I really enjoyed seeing this story unfold and gain insight in to the way things were during that time period.
     I received a copy of the book from the author, the review is my own.

The Pajama Frame by Diane Vallere

Madison finds her hands full when she inherits a pajama factory.  She finds herself trying to decode mysteries of the past and current day associated with the factory.  She finds herself trying to just ignore it all an pretend likes she doesn't know what is going and getting caught up in it all trying to figure out what really happened.
    A good mystery and a good read.
    I received a copy of the book from the author, the review is my own.

Phoebe's Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Wow, I loved reading all the different paths that this story took.  From wanting a new take on life to finding out that it wasn't as expected.  I can just imagine Phoebe being one who wanted her own way and then when she got it having to turn to an unwanted gift to get her through her new life at sea.  She has to depend on things that she never expected to make it in her new life.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is my own.

Flood Watch by Christy Barritt

I love reading this mystery.  It is interesting to see how Cassidy  juggles her instincts from her former life to trying to stay under the radar in her new one.  She is making a new life while awaiting to testify, but is not succeeding in keeping her past under wraps as she keeps running in to events that cause her to draw on her past skills.  I don't know that I would be any more successful than she was at flying under the radar,

A Passionate Hope by Jill Eileen Smith

This book gives you a taste of life long ago as Hannah and Elkanah try to hold onto hope and faith as their life does not progress as hoped.  When her husband takes another wife, Hannah must hold on to her faith even more that her relationship with her husband will be as it once was.
    I don't know how I would react if I were pushed aside as Hannah was.  She knew that Elkanah loved her and that children were important, but it would be hard to stay nice with the things that were going on in her life
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the review is entirely my own.

Out of the Ashes by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

This is a great read that will give you insight into the life after the war, trying to escape and get to life back as normal.  One of the characters who wants adventure, one who just wants to get away from it all, and another how comes into a connection from the past.  This series is a great read that keeps your attention and makes you anticipate what will come next.
    I received a copy of the book from the author, the review is entirely my own.