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Desperate Measures by Christy Barritt

This was an enjoyable book about learning how to trust again. Samantha is not sure who to trust after she realizes what her husband had done and feels like she needs to be constantly on the run.  She finally realize that she has to stop running when she meets John and begins to work with him in restoring some cabins he owns.  He realizes that she is not being open with him, and soon learns the truth.  As they work together a trust begins to form, but after Samantha finds her life and her son's life in danger again she finds herself wanting to run again.
     I received this book free from the author to review.

Hidden Agenda by Christy Barritt

This is a book that I had to work hard to not skip ahead to see how things turn out.  Right from the start you find yourself wondering what will happen next and who will be involved.  It was interesting to see who to trust and who was not who they seemed to be.
     Bailey was wrapping up her duties as a nurse for Ed's father when a storm delays her departure.  It is further delayed by a series of events that she tries at first to handle on her own, but soon realizes that she need help, but is not sure who to trust.
     I had read the first book in  this series, so while it was nice to get an update on a few characters,  it is not necessary to have read the first book to enjoy this one.
     I received this book for free to review from the author.

The Wood's Edge by Lori Benton

I really enjoyed a chance to read this book and learn more about this time period.  I have a hard time understanding the grief that Reginald went through that would allow him to rationalize making the switch of the babies, but I do understand wanting something to hope for.      I enjoyed seeing how things played out and and the interactions between the military and the Oneida tribe. It was interesting how things came together even when circumstances didn't seem to allow for it.      More from the author can be found here http://loribenton.blogspot.com/  I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

The Healer's Touch by Lori Copeland

I was intrigued by the types of knowledge that the main character had in being able to work with others and to help others out. She was willing to help the "outlaw" that wound up at her house and learned how to trust and get the help she needed. She was able to do this even though she did not get the trust she should have gotten from the community.

Where Trust Lies by Janette Oke

I loved seeing the continuation of this book and finding out what happened next to the characters.  I would find it hard to make the decisions that Beth had to make and being able to stand up to my family with my decisions.  Her family was interesting to learn more about since they were mainly mentioned in the first book.  While this is book two, you don't have to have read the first one to follow along
I received this book free to review.

Finding Love in Tombstone Arizona by Miralee Ferrell

I really enjoy reading books set in the old west and finding out how it was living back then especially for a woman.   Christy Grey finds herself back in the town she thought she had left for good to help out her family.  I cannot imagine how adventitious it would be to leave for a new life and travel during this time as she did. and then to get held up and shot along the way would have been both exciting and terrifying.
Once she makes it back to town she had to deal with her family who is not surviving the west as good as she it.  She has to make some hard decisions when she realizes her family needs more than she can give.  She also has to make a decision about Nevada King.  She finds herself liking the man, but also torn when she realizes where she knows him from.
I would recommend reading this book and others from this time period.
I received this book free from the author to review.

Monstrously Funny Cartoons by Christopher Hart

A cute book that has some funny cartoons and insight as to how to create them.  I loved reading the cartoons and while I can't draw, it was still interesting to see the techniques used.  A good book to have an look back at for a good read.
http://www.randomhouse.com/author/74446/christopher-hart  More from the author can be found here.

The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan

A great book set in the west.   I liked how Patience managed to make a go of things herself and find a way to make things work by getting her boarding house going and coming up with ways to make it better while figuring ways to make additional money.  I also liked how she was able to trust and forgive when she realized the truth about circumstances about Jedediah's background.   I liked the story and the twists and turns and seeing how it was during this time of history.
I received this book free to review.