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Truth be Told by Carol Cox

Amelia comes home to find her father dying.  She winds up taking over the newspaper that her father owns and keeps running it the way that he did.  I admire how she did this at a time that women didn't take on this type of role.
She finds herself facing pressure for a story that her father had began about an investment company in the area.  He believed that things were not as they were being portrayed and would not back down from his reporting.  Amelia believes in what her father did, so she finds herself looking into the story as well.   At this time, the company sends sometime try to change her mind, but things don't turn out like planned.
Amelia is someone I enjoy reading about in that she takes on a role that is not usual for the time and succeeded in what she wanted to accomplish.  She didn't have the easiest time of it and still managed to make it work.
I received this book free from the publisher to review.

Death takes a Ride by Lorena McCourtney

This is  a book that I had been waiting to release and was excited when I saw a release date for this book.  I have read many books from this author and love her stories.  Cate Kinkaid finds herself in positions where she gets to put her PI skills to use.  I like how she has the best of intentions of staying out of trouble, but manages to find it anyway.
Cate has reached the point where she is awaiting her PI license and will take over her uncle's business on a full time business.  While doing this she is also still trying to see where her relationship with Mitch is going.  Cate finds herself where a shooting has taken place as she goes to pick up a friend of her aunt's for a meeting and soon finds herself caught up in finding up what has really happened.
I also love any book that has a pet in a pivotal role.  Cate has inherited Octavia from a pervious case and this cat has abilities that help Cate in making decisions for her cases.
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Roadfood by Jane and Michael Stern

I choose this book to review because I travel often and want to eat someplace besides the normal fast food joints.  I often see places along my travels that look interesting to eat, but not that I chance eating at with out some type of prior knowledge.  This book gives me that.   The book lists the eateries by geographic location and state.  It gives the physical address and a couple of paragraphs about each place.  It has all types of food so if you want to have a sit down dinner or a quick bite to go. I will be consulting this book as I continue my travels and look forward to trying out some new places to eat.  I was also pleased to see some familiar places from my home state as well as some new ones to try. More InfoAuthor Bio "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."

Annie's Stories by Cindy Thomson

I have enjoyed getting to know this author and her stories.  Annie's Stories takes place at the turn of the twentieth century and I enjoyed how it combined real history with Annie's life.  Annie's father was a storyteller and in a manner, Annie continues his legacy.  She has to do this in America where she has been sent after her father's death.
I like how Annie stays strong and tries to honor her father in her new life with a chance to publish his stories. This does not go exactly as she had hoped and she has to keep calm in what happens afterwards.  I look forward to more stories in this Ellis Island Series.
I received this book free from the publisher to review.

Love Comes Home by Ann H. Gabhart

I enjoyed the continuation of the story of the Rosey Corner series.  I had not read the other books, but was able to follow along well enough.  The story takes place at the end of WWII and I always enjoy a chance to learn history through a story.
In this story, the main characters are adjusting to the changes in their lives with people who have come home as well as those who did not.  I liked how it showed their strengths and how they handled the circumstances that came their way.  The Merritt sisters were able to hold together and work on their new lives at the end of the war and draw on what they had to until this time came.
I enjoyed the chance to read this book and received a copy free from the publisher to review.

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

I loved how this book showed that you can be you no matter what has happened in the past.  Everyone has a chance to become what they want to be no matter what has happened in the past.  Ivy and Davis help each other see what is inside and to get past what has happened in their lives previously.  I liked how they were able to get beyond the past and see what their future holds and who to look towards to get to that future.  I would recommend this book to anyone who has something that they feel holds them back.
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The Revealing by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I enjoyed getting a chance to read the last book  in the Inn at Eagle Hill series and was glad I had read the others in the series first.  It made it easier to understand the characters and events of the book.  This book has many interesting turns and is one to keep you interested to see how the characters will wind up and how the events are related.  This book is different from many Amish books with the drama involved and the ties to the English within the book.  I liked seeing how things were handed.
I received this book free from the publisher to review.

Song of the Prairie by Vickie McDonough

I enjoy reading books from this time period and this was one that fit that description.  I pretty much made the effort to read this book in one sitting so I could figure out how it would all turn out and had to keep from turning ahead.  Janie took a leap of faith to honor her cousin's request and in doing so leaves her life behind.  She leaves and goes to live with her brother where she finds new friends and learns to accept the help she needs and a new life as well.  I don't know that I could have stepped out like she did knowing what I was running from, but admire her for doing so.
I received a copy of this book to review.