Summer Reading List – II

Dear Readers,

Part 2, so many books and not enough time.  I need to retire and just read.

Happy Reading,

Mark of the King – Jocelyn Green – Julianne is convicted of a murder she didn’t commit.  In 1720 in France you are given the option of being set to the French colony of New Orleans.  She volunteers to go so she can search for her brother who went earlier and is now missing. Historical

 

Threads of Guilt – Dee Henderson – #2 Evie Blackwell Cold Case – Evie and her fellow cold case investigators take on a new set of missing persons.  Romantic Suspense

 

Painted Dresses – Patricia Hickman – Book Club book for May/June – When Gaylen retreats to a late aunt’s home she finds more than she thought she would.  Secrets from her family come to light along with a tradition that show the way to finding the answers to so many questions. Contemporary

 

The Angel’s Share – James Markett – Prohibition has ended and Twisted Tree Kentucky needs a miracle and they are hoping the McFee family will once again start making their Old Sam Bourbon. William is sure a miracle is the only way to convince his family to start distilling bourbon again. Historical

 

With Love, Wherever you are – Dandi Dailey Mackell – Based on actual letters that Dandi’s parents wrote each other while separated from each other during WWII.  Helen and Frank met as the war was breaking out.  A whirlwind romance and marriage were followed by years of separation. Historical

 

The Memory of You – Catherine West – Natalie never wanted to return to her Grandparents home in Sonoma after the death of her twin sister. When her grandfather suffers a heart attack, her father wants her to return and close the place down.  Contemporary

 

The Witnesses – Robert Whitlow – Parker and his grandfather have a gift.  It came to be his grandfather’s greatest curse.  Parker so far seems to be able to use it for good.  Will those that remember his grandfather, force him to use it for evil. Suspense

 

Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers – I would read this book again.  The retelling of the Biblical story of Hosea and Gomer.  Set in San Francisco during the gold rush.  It is the story of God’s pursuit of us, no matter what. Historical/Biblical

 

The Chapel Car Bride – Judith Miller – With her penchant for seeing the best in everyone, Hope Irvine sees a world full of good people in hard places. When her father accepts a position traveling in a chapel car as an on-the-rail missionary, she is determined to join him in his efforts and put her musical skills to good use by serving the mining families of West Virginia, saving their souls, and bettering their lives. Historical

 

The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill – Julie Klassen – #1 Tales from Ivy Hill – The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. But when the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant owner. Jane has no notion of how to run a business. However, with the town’s livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must find a way to bring new life to the inn. Regency Romance

 

Because You’re Mine – Colleen Coble – When her husband Liam is killed by a car bomb while their Celtic band is on tour in Charleston, singer and Irish beauty Alanna doesn’t quite know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but Alanna knows she can’t lose the only piece of Liam she has left.  Alanna’s manager offers her a marriage of convenience to obtain U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution until she arrives at the family home of her new husband—a decaying mansion with more questions than answers. Romantic Suspense

 

Moving Target – Lynette Eason – #3 Elite Guardians – When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don’t show up for Quinn’s birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy have vanished. And it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord. Romantic Suspense

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