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As Love Blooms by Lorna Seilstad

I love how the Gregory Sisters and their aunt are not afraid to do things that are not the social norm of the day.  They are willing to go and do what they want to do and show that they can do it just as well as their male counterpart.  In this latest book Tessa finds a job that she wants to do and wants to stick to.  She winds up working with Reese at Como park so that she can put her horticulture degree.  In working together, Reese finds himself drawn to Tessa not only for her ability to work with plants, but for her gogettedness.

I received this book free to review.

Firefly Valley by Amanda Cabot

As I started this book, I hoped that it would continue the story started in At Bluebonnet Lane and I was not disappointed.  While you don't have to have read the first book to love the second one, they are both enjoyable.  I liked how the author focused on two of the characters and how their relationship progressed, but also had a second story going about the romance of two more characters.  I liked that I won't have to wait to see how things are starting.
     The author tackles issues that couples can have when trying to get to know each other and how being honest can help them to work out those issues.
     I received this book free from the publisher to review.

Undercover Bride by Margaret Brownley

Maggie finds herself doing more than her job when she goes undercover and Arizona.  She poses as a mail-order bride so she can get closer to the suspect, but soon finds herself falling not only for his family, but him as well.  She realizes that she has to figure out what is really going on before she finds herself too involved.
     I really liked how Maggie was able to stick to what she believed in and her job, but was able too, to realize that things aren't always what they seem to be.  She was able to look beyond the obvious and follow her instincts.
     I received a copy of this book free to review.

No Place to Hide by Lynette Eason

Another great mystery in the Hidden Identity series.  I have enjoyed the first two books in this series and this book was worth waiting for.  While you don't have to have read the first two, it was nice to follow up on some of the previous characters.  Jackie finds herself in an unusual position of believing in her childhood friend Ian.  They have to evade begin noticed as they work to clear his name.
     They work together to evade those who wand Ian dead for what he knows and trying to keep him free long enough to figure out what is really going on.  I didn't see the ending coming and has to work hard to not turn ahead to find out how it would all come out.
     I received this book free from the publisher to review.

On Shifting Sand by Allison Pittman

On Shifting Sand is an unusual book in how the main character must work through things that her family, her husband, a stranger,  and her teachings tell her.  I would find it confusing if I didn't really understand what was going on if I had so many different people telling me how I should act.  I wouldn't know how to feel if I were told that  things that were truly out of my control were my fault. I would have to find someone I could trust and talk to to help me sort things out.
     Nola finds herself torn as  a preacher's wife between how she thought it would be and how it is.  She didn't truly realize how hard it would be to be a preacher's wife and it doesn't help that her family is not giving her total support.

   Q&A with Allison Pittman
Author of On Shifting Sand
About the Author…Award-winning author Allison Pittman has penned more than twelve novels, including her series set in the Roaring Twenties—All for a Song, All for a Story, and All for …

Finding Me by Katherine Cushman

Finding Me is a story of courage as Kelli finds the truth about who she is and what has happened to get to this point.  She has always heard the story growing up about what happened to the rest of her family, but now that her father is dead, she finds out that things are not what they seem to be.
     I would find it hard to have my life turned upside down as Kelli did and applaud her courage in going ahead to find the truth.  This book was one that will keep you reading just to find out the next twist.
     I received this book free to review.

A Harvest of Home by Lauraine Snelling

I have greatly enjoyed this series of books and following the Knutson family and how the have helped to grow the town of Blessing.  Miriam has come back to complete her nursing training and to see what else is in store for her here.  She finds herself torn between her family back in Chicago and this new life and possible new romance in Blessing.  She realizes how much better it is in Blessing, but still feels torn.
     She finds herself growing as both a person and nurse as she finds herself taking on more responsibilities.  I have enjoyed watching her grow as both a person and nurse and can't wait to see where her journey takes her next.
     I received this book free to review.