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The Scent of Cherry Blossoms - Cindy Woodsmall

Too Many Plots, not Enough Development

by Laura Jackson
July 5, 2012

The tale of young love separated by family loyalty is as old as Shakespeare, yet it remains a well-used plot in today's novels. In This Amish tale by Cindy Woodsmall, Annie and Aden find themselves falling in love as they work together in his... [Read on]

3 other readers have rated Laura's review.
Laura's overall score for this review: 15
Laura's average score for this review: 5.0

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms

by Cindy Woodsmall

Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers

Redeeming Love: A Review

by Laura Jackson
December 25, 2013

Even though I read this book years ago, I still stayed up until 3 a.m. on Christmas morning to finish it because the story grabbed me once and again and wouldn't let go until the last page. What perfect timing---reading a fictional example of the... [Read on]

0 other readers have rated Laura's review.
Laura's overall score for this review: 0
Laura's average score for this review: 0.0

Redeeming Love

by Francine Rivers

A Kingsbury Collection - Karen Kingsbury

Perfect for Kingsbury Fans

by Laura Jackson
March 10, 2013

This three-in-one collection is heavy on the hands and the heart. It includes some of Kingsbury's early works: Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy Came to Stay, and On Every Side. Although each story is unique, they share a common thread of a woman... [Read on]

2 other readers have rated Laura's review.
Laura's overall score for this review: 9
Laura's average score for this review: 4.5

A Kingsbury Collection

by Karen Kingsbury

Wildflowers from Winter - Katie Ganshert

Impressive Debut Novel

by Laura Jackson
July 6, 2012

This book is so good, I find it hard to believe it is Ganshert’s debut novel. The characters are well-developed, the plot well-planned, and the writing well-executed. When Bethany fled her trailer park past to become an architect in Chicago,... [Read on]

3 other readers have rated Laura's review.
Laura's overall score for this review: 15
Laura's average score for this review: 5.0

Wildflowers from Winter

by Katie Ganshert

Wishing on Willows - Katie Ganshert

Amazing Book!

by Laura Jackson
March 31, 2013

I just loved Robin in Katie Ganshert's first book (Wildflowers from Winter), and I had high expectations for this book. It lived up to every one. It's been over four years since Robin's husband died, leaving her pregnant. In book one, she... [Read on]

6 other readers have rated Laura's review.
Laura's overall score for this review: 30
Laura's average score for this review: 5.0

Wishing on Willows

by Katie Ganshert

Mercy Come Morning - Lisa Tawn Bergren

Slow but Touching Read

by Laura Jackson
February 12, 2012

Krista thought she left her traumatic childhood behind when she fled Taos. Her mother’s impending death draws her back to town and back to the memories of her absent mother and her first love, Dane. Although the book starts out rocky since... [Read on]

2 other readers have rated Laura's review.
Laura's overall score for this review: 10
Laura's average score for this review: 5.0

Mercy Come Morning

by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Here Burns My Candle - Liz Curtis Higgs

This book burns bright!

by Laura Jackson
August 11, 2011

Secrets can destroy a person, a reputation, and a family. The members of the Kerr family all have secrets that can destroy the ones they love. Lady Elisabeth Kerr hides her beliefs. Her husband hides his affairs. Her mother-in-law hides her money... [Read on]

3 other readers have rated Laura's review.
Laura's overall score for this review: 15
Laura's average score for this review: 5.0

Here Burns My Candle

by Liz Curtis Higgs

The Corruptible - Mark Mynheir

Great Read

by Laura Jackson
October 29, 2011

Ray Quinn, ex-homicide detective and current PI, finds himself investigating much more than a murder case when he takes on a rich client with secrets to hide, secrets he's willing to pay Ray big bucks to find and to turn over. When Ray begins to... [Read on]

3 other readers have rated Laura's review.
Laura's overall score for this review: 15
Laura's average score for this review: 5.0

The Corruptible

by Mark Mynheir

Gone South - Meg Moseley

Gone South

by Laura Jackson
August 12, 2013

Tish McComb longs to return to the past, and buying her ancestors' home in Noble, Alabama, seems the perfect way to connect with those who came before her. When she arrives, she finds out her ancestors were the town's outcasts, making Tish one... [Read on]

1 other readers have rated Laura's review.
Laura's overall score for this review: 5
Laura's average score for this review: 5.0

Gone South

by Meg Moseley

Too Rich for a Bride - Mona Hodgson

Strong Storyline and Great Discussion Topics

by Laura Jackson
July 8, 2011

In a time when women were expected to “stay in the kitchen,” Ida Sinclair defies tradition by moving to Cripple Creek, Colorado, to become a businesswoman. When she arrives, she is hired by Mollie O’Bryan, who is a successful woman in a m... [Read on]

5 other readers have rated Laura's review.
Laura's overall score for this review: 25
Laura's average score for this review: 5.0

Too Rich for a Bride

by Mona Hodgson

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