July 30, 2013
July 21, 2013
Rosemary Cottage is the second novel in the Hope Beach series by Colleen Coble. You are introduced to Amy Lange, who has returned to the island, hoping to discover some clues in her brother, Ben’s death. She can’t accept that a surfing accident alone was the cause. She has received an e-mail that brought out all kinds of questions in her mind.
Amy soon finds out that her brother had led a life she knew nothing about, including a dead girlfriend and a child left behind. Curtis Ireland, a coast guard officer, has been caring for Raine ever since his sister, Gina’s death. He has been hesitant to inform Ben’s family about Raine’s existence. But with Amy’s return to the island, he knew his secret would need to be revealed. When Amy finally meets her niece, she is instantly drawn in. Amy is content for Curtis to retain custody; however, when her parents learn the truth, they immediately want custody of the child.
After testing shows that Ben is not Raine’s father, more secrets are revealed about both Ben’s and Gina’s deaths. Amy and Curtis start working together to find the truth. Hold on for the shocking conclusion to Rosemary Cottage!
July 18, 2013
July 6, 2013
It was fun to catch up with several members of the Saint Charles quilting circle in the pages of Prairie Song by Mona Hodgson.
Anna Goben is dressed and ready for her wedding. But she just can't bring herself to move forward with a marriage to her dear friend Boney. Instead, she decides to move ahead with her plans to join the wagon train heading from Saint Charles, Missouri to California. Anna, Caroline, Hattie and Mary Alice all have spots on the wagon train. They will leave behind dear friends but are looking forward to a new life out west.
Anna wants a new life for her mother and grandfather, both are having trouble letting go of the death of her brother in the Civil War. Soon, Anna meets Caleb Reger, a trail hand helping the group on their journey west. He quickly comes to mean more to Anna than she ever imagined.
Caroline continues to clash with the wagon master, Garrett Cowlishaw. He has doubts about her joining the wagon train as a governess to several young children. However, all moves forward for Caroline to start her life anew after the death of her husband.
You will enjoy the experiences of Anna and Caroline as they journey to this new place God has prepared for them!
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review