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To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

An interesting look at history and friendships.  Heather is a princess whose life is changed during her wedding feast.  After finding herself kidnapped and then left in the wilderness, she finally finds herself with friends and trying to get on with her life.  She meets many during this time including the one show helped her to get home from the wilderness.
     I liked seeing how the friendships and more played out in this book.  It was well written and it also gave you a taste of what life was like during this time period.
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Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears

I enjoyed reading this book and love the devotion that Kate is willing to show for her friend even when it leads to unexpected happenings.  Kate agrees to take care of her friend's son when she passes away, while Kate had been helping them out all along, she finds it more complicated to take care on him on her own.  I liked seeing how Kate was able to stay true to her calling and do what it took to keep her promise.  I am not sure I would be able to do so even to a lesser extreme than she went to.  I would recommend this book and the others in the series as well.  While this book is part of a series, you don't have to have read the others to understand this book.
     I received this book free to review.

Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason

This book is a story of dreams and trying to follow them.  Brianna and Colleen are sisters who are trying to follow the desires and wants of their father, while still holding onto what they want as well.  Their father wants them to marry well to keep the farm going.  While they want to do what their father wants, they also have plans of their own.  While Colleen is okay with getting married, she wants to choose someone suited to her weather it is who her father wants, while Brianna is more interested in learning than love.
     I liked how the sisters were able to come to understandings with their father even if it wasn't what everyone wanted all around.
     I received this book free to review.

Gone Without a Trace by Patricia Bradley

A suspenseful tale that will keep you turning the pages.  The story starts out looking for a one missing woman and winds up linking other incidents to the missing girl.  Alex and Livy wind up working together to find the missing girl as look for links to Livy's missing cousin as well.  There were many times I thought I had the plot figured out only to find another twist.  I enjoyed reading this book and always love a good plot twist
     I received this book free from the publisher to review.

The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

I liked this story of finding oneself and being able to see beyond what you want to the needs of others.  I liked how Carmen was able to get beyond her "perfect life to help the life of another.  She was able to go beyond her needs to help out her sister.  She had to work beyond the fact that while she wanted to help herself out to get a better life, she could do that while helping out another.
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Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund

A great book that combines elements of what I love to read about lighthouses and history.  Caroline has taken on the job of the lighthouse keeper and is doing a great job even though she knows she won't have the job for long.  When Ryan comes in to take the job from her, she must learn how to give in without giving up.
     I enjoyed learning about how Ryan and Caroline were able to help each other out with they both needed.  Caroline was needed to keep the house running right and Ryan had to admit he needed the help that Caroline could give him.  I liked seeing how they worked out the details and how Caroline didn't give up.
     I received this book free from the publisher to review.

The Innocent by Ann Gabhart

I always like learning about history mixed in with a good story.  The Innocent tells the story of Carlyn and her struggle with learning what happened with her husband.  The story integrates elements of the Civil War and the Shaker community.  Carlyn goes to live with within the Shaker community, but still keeps ties with those outside of the community.  I liked seeing how Carlyn was able to see what needed to happen to make her life what it needed to be.  An interesting book that not only gives you insight to historical lives, but a good mystery as well.
     I received this book free to review.