Reviews

His Accidental Amish Family by Rachel Good

In the picturesque Amish community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, life’s detours may prove the path to true happiness . . .

After a buggy accident when she was a teenager, Anna Flaud was told she would never walk again. Unwilling to be an object of pity, she put aside her dreams of marriage and found purpose as an assistant at a Community Care Center. Now she has a chance to fulfill her dearest wish—motherhood—and adopt three siblings with special needs. Yet the opportunity comes with a condition Anna isn’t sure she can meet: finding a husband.

Levi King began working at the center as penance after a careless mistake led to tragedy. Though he’s dealing with his own heartbreak, he’s drawn to Anna, cheering her on as she strives to regain her mobility. Her quiet determination, her generous heart—these are qualities to cherish in a wife. Still, Anna’s plans give him pause. Given his past, Levi hardly trusts himself to care for one child, let alone three. Yet together, perhaps they could forge a family made sturdier by all they’ve overcome . . 

I always enjoy a story by author Rachel Good. Along with it being wholesome and heartwarming she always teaches something. This book is no different. Third book in the Unexpected Amish Blessings series, you could read it as a standalone.

Anna and Levi are both kind hearted individuals who have lived through some extreme trials. We see them struggle to overcome, while helping others. Such good examples to their families.

Good takes on several topics here. Anna’s physical and emotional needs, Levi’s emotional issues, foster parenting, adoption, and immigration. I felt like this was a bit much for one story and there was always a crisis happening. But it was well written and I can recommend it if you enjoy Amish fiction.

Hope Between the Pages by Pepper Basham

Uncover the Story Behind a One-Hundred-Year-Old Love Letter

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.

Clara Blackwell helps her mother manage a struggling one-hundred-year old family bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina, but the discovery of a forgotten letter opens a mystery of a long-lost romance and undiscovered inheritance which could save its future. Forced to step outside of her predictable world, Clara embarks on an adventure with only the name Oliver as a hint of the man’s identity in her great-great-grandmother’s letter. From the nearby grand estate of the Vanderbilts, to a hamlet in Derbyshire, England, Clara seeks to uncover truth about family and love that may lead to her own unexpected romance.

Author Pepper Basham, well known for her Christian romance novels, shows us that she is also quite capable of writing historical fiction with this dual-time novel. Basham takes us to the library on the Biltmore Estate, where mystery and romance unfold. I’ve never been there in person, but through her descriptions I can picture it in my mind. I can smell the books. I can feel the exhilaration the library gives to those who enter. Because after all, all the best stories have happy endings.

While trying to save a family bookshop, two love stories come to light with characters who are not only charming, but completely likeable. Basham’s unique writing style, with wit and warmth, makes this tale of intrigue, struggles, and adventures a tale for all book lovers. I highly recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

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Your Home in Heaven by Donna Wyland

Children will delight in God’s promise of heaven where Jesus builds their forever home in this colorful book that reminds them of his great love. Your Home in Heaven …

•Teaches about God’s promise of heaven.

•Comforts through the truth of eternal life in heaven with Jesus.

•Encourages godly living as children learn the fruit of the Spirit.

•Draws children closer to God through eight Discussion Page questions.

•Inspires children’s creativity as they imagine their own home in heaven.

Author Donna Wyland’s book about heaven and the fruit of the Spirit includes wonderfully bright and fun illustrations that will draw the eye of any child. I like putting tools into parents’ hands, especially when the subject can be challenging because inevitably if you talk about heaven you’re going to talk about death. This book shows that heaven will be a wonderful place to go to some day.

Containing discussion pages that will make the subject of heaven easier to talk about, I’m not sure this is a book that is compatible with the age range given. There seems to be a lot of text and information for a four year old, but would be fine for the upper range of eight years. Still, I recommend it if you’re looking for something to help explain heaven to your child.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

The Heart Knows the Way Home by Christy Distler

Sometimes home isn’t a place, but a people.

As children, Janna Carpenter and Luke Martin lived on opposite sides of Division Highway, and that wasn’t the only division in their lives. While he grew up in the gmay—Lancaster County’s Old Order Mennonite community—she was the daughter of a single mother who left her in the care of Luke’s grandmother. For six years Janna found love with the Martins, until her mother abruptly moved them away.

Now, almost fourteen years later, Janna returns to the area with her daughter. Her hope for a new beginning is lost when they find their home uninhabitable after a storm, then an out-of-gas car leaves them stranded. When two women stop to help, they turn out to be Luke’s aunts, and the Martin family again takes her in.

Janna and Luke, a widower struggling to balance business and family responsibilities, reacquaint as Janna assists his grandmother and cares for his son. Her self-protective independence and his conservative principles put them at odds, but the difficulties they face draw them closer.

When long-lost friendship rekindles into unexpected love, will either be willing to make changes so they can be together?

A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania.

This is my first book by author Christy Distler, and I found it very interesting how she intertwined the lives of Old Order Amish and Mennonite. While they may not agree on many things, they did show their love and respect for each other. Distler spends some time on head coverings, and while I don’t agree they’re necessary I can respect the decision. One reviewer felt that head coverings were pushed as necessary to a Christian woman, but I disagree with that completely. It was written in such a way that it was the character’s personal choice after much prayer.

Both Janna and Luke were strong characters with challenges to work through, as we all do. We see them grow and become honest with each other, of course leading to a sweet romance. Throw in two of the cutest kids ever and you have a great story!

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

Forever Home by Amy Grochowski

A Canadian Amish farmer

A Lancaster Amish businesswoman

A Prince Edward Island foster child

Providence brings together a mismatched family, giving all three a second chance for love. Only love may never have had such a tough job.

Lydia Miller is an anomaly among her Amish people-a single woman in her thirties, running her own store, determined to forge a life on her own. But when Joel Yoder comes into town to sell his property, Lydia suddenly finds all of her hopes and dreams crumbling around her and a new opportunity placed in her lap.

Joel has his own problems. Recently jilted by his fiancée, Joel has seen his own dreams of moving to a newly-established Amish community begin to falter. The new community welcomes married couples only. With his dreams quickly slipping from his fingers, Joel suddenly sees the only option he thinks he has—a marriage of convenience for both of them.

As the new couple begins life in a new settlement, they are even more surprised when a foster child in need of a home finds her way to them. Yet what will happen when the English world and the Amish world collide?

I purchased this book on a whim, after seeing chatter about it on social media. And I’m so glad that I did! Author Amy Grochowski takes us to Prince Edward Island, where I had never imagined there is an Amish community. While her town is fictional, it’s a lovely setting that teaches some things about the Amish who live there.

As we see, secrets are never good for a relationship and our main characters will learn that the hard way. As they begin to trust each other romance blooms in a sweet way. Their struggles and growth are very real.

I enjoyed the storyline of a child with autism having value; being worth the time invested in her. Grochowski shows a deep love between this beautiful foster child and her foster parents. And that is another really good plot; foster care. It’s written about very well with all the emotions and sacrifices that are dealt with in these situations.

A very good book, I’m looking forward to book two in the series.

Samuel’s Return by Susan Lantz Simpson

The first scent of blooming flowers, fresh green fields, and invigorating days of sunshine. A Southern Maryland Amish spring bursts with hope, bright promise—and a practical young widow’s chance to try love anew . . .

With two lively daughters, an active newborn, and a huge farm to tend, Lena Troyer has no time for impossible what-ifs. She just can’t let herself be distracted by Samuel Mast’s unexpected return. Even though her childhood sweetheart became the man she longed to marry, Samuel never saw or wrote Lena again after his family abruptly moved away. Now a widow, Lena is determined to keep Samuel’s helpful ways and irresistible good humor at arm’s length—no matter how often he’s there when she needs him most . . .

A restless father with a shameful secret was the reason Samuel’s many letters never got to Lena. And it’s why Samuel can’t bring himself to tell Lena the truth—though he’s doing everything he can to regain her trust and prove he’s worthy of the resourceful woman she’s become. But as a rival for his affections complicates matters, Samuel and Lena must somehow put the past to rest—and believe that faith, honesty, and rekindled love will be more than enough to finally build a family together . . .

First, let me say that although this is book six in The Amish of Southern Maryland series, you can read it as a standalone. I haven’t read the other five books and had no trouble following what was happening. I do plan on going back and reading the rest simply because I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

We often think of the Amish communities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana so I really enjoyed reading about the Amish in Maryland. Author Susan Lantz Simpson did a good job of putting the reader right in the community, describing the countryside and the people.

A story of ups and downs, love lost and found, shame and forgiveness, the thread of hope was woven throughout. Put three adorable children into the story and it becomes extra heartwarming. My only complaint was how it wrapped up; we never learned how the rival reacted. I would have liked that loophole to be closed. But that was a minor detail given that the story itself was very enjoyable and I highly recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy

Calcutta, 1886.

Ottilie Russell is adrift between two cultures, British and Indian, belonging to both and neither. In order to support her little brother, Thaddeus, and her grandmother, she relies upon her skills in beetle-wing embroidery that have been passed down to her through generations of Indian women.

When a stranger appears with the news that Thaddeus is now Baron Sunderson and must travel to England to take his place as a nobleman, Ottilie is shattered by the secrets that come to light. Despite her growing friendship with Everett Scott, friend to Ottilie’s English grandmother and aunt, she refuses to give up her brother. Then tragedy strikes, and she is forced to make a decision that will take Thaddeus far from death and herself far from home.

But betrayal and loss lurk in England, too, and soon Ottilie must fight to ensure Thaddeus doesn’t forget who he is, as well as find a way to stitch a place for herself in this foreign land.

I fell in love with author Kim Duffy’s freshman book, A Mosaic of Wings. And while her sophomore offering didn’t grab me as much I still enjoyed it and would recommend it if you enjoy historical fiction and learning about countries and cultures other than your own. I found it to be rich in the Indian culture, and I learned a lot. I especially enjoyed learning about beetle-wing embroidery. I would love to see a piece of that.

The story is laced with loss, prejudism, and courage. Ottilie is a determined, strong young woman to whom family is everything. This is wholly her story, with a bit of Everett mixed in; I would have liked to see more from his viewpoint. 

Through it all is the reminder that God loves us as we are. That He is always there for us, and comforts us as only Father can. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

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The Purple Nightgown by A.D. Lawrence

Step into True Colors — a series of Historical Stories of Romance and True American Crime

Marvel at true but forgotten history when patients check into Linda Hazzard’s Washington state spa in 1912 and soon become victim of her twisted greed.

Heiress Stella Burke is plagued by insincere suitors and nonstop headaches. Exhausting all other medical aides for her migraines, Stella reads Fasting for the Cure of Disease by Linda Hazzard and determines to go to the spa the author runs. Stella’s chauffer and long-time friend, Henry Clayton, is reluctant to leave her at the spa. Something doesn’t feel right to him, still Stella submits herself into Linda Hazzard’s care. Stella soon learns the spa has a dark side and Linda a mean streak. But when Stella has had enough, all ways to leave are suddenly blocked. Will Stella become a walking skeleton like many of the other patients or succumb to a worse fate?

Oh my, this is a shivery book! I read it quickly partly because I was intrigued, and partly because I needed to get through the scary parts. Ha!

Author A.D. Lawrence does a really good job with her debut novel. She understands the pacing needed in a storyline. She would have me on edge, and then let me calm down. Briefly. The suspense in this story was at times dark, but this isn’t a “fun” story. I’m sure that she could have gone into deeper detail but didn’t, which I appreciated.

Lawrence writes a story that shows a battle between light and dark; God and the enemy. God’s love was evident throughout and hope was a constant thread.

If you enjoy mysteries based on real life with a clean romance thrown in, then I recommend The Purple Nightgown.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

The Baby Next Door by Vannetta Chapman

Some secrets are harder to keep…in this novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Vannetta Chapman

Can she help her neighbor without exposing the truth?

When Amish single mother Grace Troyer and her baby girl move back home, Adrian Schrock can’t resist the little family next door. But his plan to nudge Grace out of her shell by asking her to cook for Englischers on his farm tour doesn’t go over well. After all, Grace is worried the job will expose secrets she hopes to keep buried…

Such a fun book! Author Vannetta Chapman writes a story of family, humor, dedication to family, and of course romance. I really enjoyed this from beginning to end.

The characters were well developed and relatable. And who wouldn’t enjoy living next door to an Amish exotic animal farm? Well, Grace wasn’t sure she did, especially when it included cooking suppers for Englischers. The shenanigans she pulls to sabotage the meals kept me laughing. Add in sweet little Nicole and you have a book that you’re sure to enjoy.

With family, faith, and love even during trying situations, this is a heartwarming story I highly recommend.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

Their Family Arrangement by Angel Moore

How far will they go to keep their promise?

They reunited for the children…

Will they stay for each other?

Sophie Owens and Kevin Lane failed at love a long time ago, but when tragedy makes them guardians of their best friends’ children, they become coparents overnight. Both will do anything for the kids they promised to care for. But when a judge demands they must marry to keep them, a temporary engagement is their only option—causing old flames of lost love to flicker…

This is the first book I’ve read by author Angel Moore and it won’t be the last. I really enjoyed it! I know a lot of people think that Love Inspired books are all light and fluffy but this story proves that wrong. Their Family Arrangement contains tragedy, love lost, commitment, and love found. There is a lot of depth to the story.

The characters are well developed and real to life. As they struggle through a tough situation you can see the growth in them as individuals and as a couple. And the kids. They are so cute!

If you enjoy a contemporary story with life’s issues, is full of hope and love, and even includes laughter, then this story is for you.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

Amish Midwives by Amy Clipston, Shelley Shepard Gray, Kelly Long

From bestselling authors of Amish Fiction come three sweet stories about new life, hope, and romance. 

Bundles of Blessing by Amy Clipston

Lost in grief after the death of her husband, Kristina Byler gave up remarrying and found comfort and purpose in becoming a midwife. She is surprised when Aidan Smoker—her ex-boyfriend and the man she was sure she’d one day marry—moves back to the community after living in Ohio for the past eight years. They’re both certain there’s too much pain in their shared past for them to have a future, but they keep finding themselves drawn together. As Kristina helps other women bring children into the world, she starts to wonder if a family of her own might be possible after all.

A Midwife for Susie by Shelley Shepard Gray

Haunted by secret guilt after a tragic accident, Joanna Zimmerman is sure she’s left midwifery behind her. She keeps to herself, certain this is for the best. Her childhood friend Dwight Eicher knows that Joanna hasn’t been herself lately, but every time he’s tried to talk to her about what’s wrong, she’s avoided his questions. When his sister, Susie, becomes pregnant, Joanna must decide if she can find the courage to return to the job she once felt so called to. Meanwhile, both Dwight and Joanna face romantic feelings that have the potential to change their friendship forever.

Christmas Cradles by Kelly Long (Also in An Amish Christmas)

When Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local midwife, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers’ quilts, and unexpected help from the handsome and brooding Asa Lapp. 

Three novellas by some of the best authors of Amish fiction, Amish Midwives was a joy to read from beginning to end. With well developed characters, good descriptions of homes, etc, along with excellent storylines, I could have read this in one sitting.

I enjoyed learning how necessary a midwife is in the Amish community, how she becomes a midwife, and the situations they deal with.

Each story will inspire you as the characters deal with life; forgiveness, courage, dreams, and misunderstandings. And all three have an emphasis on family, community, and faith. With humor, challenging situations, and clean romance this book is really a must read for anyone who enjoys Amish fiction.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

The Robin’s Greeting by Wanda Brunstetter

A Season of Hope Is Coming 

For the past two years Belinda King, along with her two grown daughters and teenage son, has been struggling to keep the family greenhouse running. Despite disconcerting events that have threatened to put them out of business, they have survived two growing seasons. And now Belinda can focus on the two suitors vying for her attention. Herschel Fisher, a new acquaintance, makes her feel relaxed, and Monroe Esh, an admirer from her past, reminds her of her youth.

But just when Belinda thinks she can choose between her suitors, life throws more trials her way. Her son, Henry, becomes bitter about the idea of her dating anyone, and attacks on the greenhouse start again.

When can Belinda hope to experience the peace and love her weary heart longs for?

What a great ending to the Amish Greenhouse Mystery series! I enjoyed all three books but this one was my favorite. Author Wanda Brunstetter writes a mystery that has twists and turns and a surprise ending. (I won’t say anything more because I hate reading reviews with spoilers.)

I enjoyed returning to the King family and their greenhouse. Brunstetter’s characters are well developed and true to life. Even the annoying ones. I love seeing the growth in each one as they allow God to bring healing and hope.

If you enjoy Amish fiction and cozy mysteries, then I recommend the entire Amish Greenhouse Mystery series. It’s a change for the author I think she did it well.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

Shenanigans by Heather Norman Smith

You’re never too old for fun, faith, or love.

Lavinia Lewis is a wealthy southern widow who enjoys a good prank. But when a resident at her posh retirement community in Southport, North Carolina gets sick at a potluck, Lavinia’s reputation as a jokester lands her in big trouble. How can she clear her name when her own daughter doesn’t believe she’s innocent?

Neville McGrath is a long-in-the-tooth lawyer, afraid of being put out to pasture. Torn between his nephew’s offer to move to Maine to live with him and his desire to keep working, Neville discovers other options when he takes Lavinia’s case.

The jokes keep her young, but Lavinia remembers the true source of joy as she faces criminal charges. Can she help Neville find his faith for the first time, and can they both find love at eighty years old?

A humorous and inspirational story with lovable characters, a beautiful setting, fun mystery, sweet romance, family drama, and an ending that will leave you sighing in satisfaction.

I enjoyed this story of family, the place called home, and romance for an elderly couple. I’m not going to lie, Lavinia’s constant pranks got on my nerves but she had a good heart, as did most of the characters in Smith’s book.

A couple of situations that were alluded to were a challenge to figure out. A bit of explanation would have caused me to give another star in the rating.

If you enjoy contemporary romance with humor and hope for life’s challenges, then give this book a read.

Dreams Rekindled by Amanda Cabot

Though she hopes for a quiet, uncomplicated life for herself, Dorothy Clark wants nothing more than to stir others up. Specifically, she dreams of writing something that will challenge people as much as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin seems to have. But in 1850s Mesquite Springs, there are few opportunities for writers–until newspaperman Brandon Holloway arrives, that is.

Brandon Holloway has seen the disastrous effects of challenging others and has no intention of repeating that mistake. Instead of following his dreams, he’s committed to making a new–and completely uncontroversial–start in the Hill Country.

As Dorothy’s involvement in the fledgling newspaper grows from convenient to essential, the same change seems to be happening in Brandon’s heart. But before romance can bloom, Dorothy and Brandon must work together to discover who’s determined to divide the town and destroy Brandon’s livelihood.

With this second novel in the Mesquite Springs series, bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites you to discover the healing power of truth.

Author Amanda Cabot continues her Mesquite Springs series with Dreams Rekindled. While it can be read as a stand alone, you’ll want to read book one, Out of The Embers, because it’s a good story and they do intertwine.

Cabot does a good job of setting the stage. She aptly describes life pre-Civil War, including manner of dress, printing newspapers, and even giving the reader the feel of a small town. All of this makes the story itself much more enjoyable and easy to get lost in. She does touch on depression and mental illness but does it in a graceful way so that the book doesn’t become too heavy.

With several twists and turns, this historical fiction story will keep you wondering who’s the bad guy, and who can be trusted. Add in a clean romance and you really do have something for everyone. I highly recommend it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

An Amish Surprise (Releases May 18) by Shelley Shepard Gray

In the second installment of the “enjoyable and charming” (USA TODAY) Shelley Shepard Gray’s delightful Berlin Bookmobile series, librarian Sarah Anne Miller returns to Berlin to help a childless Amish couple form the family they’ve always prayed for.

Miriam and Calvin Gingerich have been trying for a baby for several years, but the Lord hasn’t seen fit to bless them. Though Calvin claims he’s content with their childless state, Miriam knows he’s not, and when he starts spending more time off their farm, she worries he’s found someone else. But just as she finds herself at her lowest point, she discovers the ultimate surprise. Unable to confide in anyone who might tell Calvin—out of fear she’ll disappoint him with another miscarriage—Miriam turns to bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller—and any books she may have on pregnancy and childbirth.

Calvin has been keeping a secret from his wife, but it’s not another woman. It’s a little boy. One afternoon when visiting Sarah Anne’s bookmobile, he meets Miles, a ten-year-old living with a foster family down the road. But after spending more time with the boy, Calvin learns that his foster family has no plans to adopt him. Calvin feels a connection with Miles and yearns to give the boy a home, but he’s afraid to tell Miriam, knowing she’s devastated they can’t have children of their own.

As weeks pass and Sarah Anne learns that Miles has nearly given up hope of ever finding a real home, she knows it’s time to intervene. It’s going to take some fancy footwork and a whole lot of prayer, but she knows she can help make this struggling couple into a happy family of four.

I thoroughly enjoyed this, the second book in Gray’s Berlin Bookmobile series. It was full of surprises and kept me reading to find out what would happen next. Picking up where book 1, A Perfect Amish Romance, left off it was good to revisit Berlin, meet up with old friends, and make some new ones.

Romance abounds in this story, and not just for singles. Married people can rediscover romance too. This story had a lot of heartwarming moments that kept a satisfied smile on my face. I really appreciated the plot line of an “older” couple entertaining the idea of finding love.

Gray tackles the subjects of infertility, foster care, and adoption and does it very well. At no time did anything feel hopelessly heavy because there is always hope with God. I highly recommend this book!

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

A Perfect Amish Romance by Shelley Shepard Gray

From New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray comes a new series that follows a bookmobile driver-turned-matchmaker who learns that her Amish patrons need a whole lot more than just new books to read.

Aaron Coblentz has a secret: he’s been studying to take the GED to get promoted at work. But he can’t let his Amish family know, not when his older brother already left the faith just a year after getting baptized, practically crippling the family. When Aaron asks bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for some additional study guides, she does one better. She arranges for Kayla Kaufman to be his tutor.

Kayla has a secret, too. Her life has been turned upside down in a matter of months—her mother’s death propelled her father into a constant state of depression, and unable to deal with his erratic behavior, her longtime boyfriend has broken things off. But despite losing those she holds most dear, she hasn’t completely given up on love. Only now she seeks to find it in the sweet romance novels she secretly checks out from Sarah Anne’s bookmobile.

As Aaron and Kayla’s study sessions start to feel less like work and more like pleasure, they soon realize that happily ever afters don’t only happen in fiction; sometimes they happen when you least expect it.

I was really excited to start reading this series based on a bookmobile. As a book lover it couldn’t disappoint me, right? Well it certainly didn’t! Author Shelley Shephard Gray’s book had me chomping at the bit to read book 2!

I really enjoyed the plot. A Perfect Amish Romance was surprising in that you don’t often see an Amish person studying for their GED. And being tutored by another Amish person. But in this case it made for an interesting story, and maybe romance?

I loved that both Aaron and Kayla decided to be brave about some specific things in their lives. (No spoilers here!) Add in a wonderful English librarian to help them along, and you don’t know what will happen.

I appreciated that Gray was gentle with the depression of Kayla’s dad. While there was no judgement, there was the need for Kayla to set boundaries and to begin living her own life. Very well done!

If you enjoy Amish fiction that also includes some wonderful Englishers, then I highly recommend this book!

A Wagon Train Weekend by Stephenia McGee

It was just one night at a Victorian B&B. Until they woke up in 1857.

Collette Donaldson never should have taken her boyfriend to her cousin’s wedding. Or introduced him to her parents. After a disastrous weekend, all she wants is to get back home and sort out the mess that had once been their relationship. A heartbreaking fight, a flat tire, and an inconvenient storm force her and Seth to stay the night at a quaint bed and breakfast. But when Collette finds an antique photograph of herself, circumstances quickly shift from weird to unimaginable.

Seth Stone was ready to propose. Now he isn’t sure if he and Collette even have a relationship. People he’d never want to be his in-laws, an irritable girlfriend, and now he has to spend the night in a creepy old Victorian inn. He should have never wondered how things could possibly get worse. When they wake up stranded on a wagon train in 1857, Seth is determined to get home. But the only way to get out of the past is to face the problems stealing their future.

Author Stephenia McGee does it again with this time travel story. Can you imagine being transported back to 1857 from today? McGee does a good job of expressing how this young couple would have felt, what they would have thought, and how they would have reacted. I could picture it all taking place. Some of it was scary, some funny, and always the relationship between Collette and Seth was being tested. Can it survive? You’ll have to read the book to find out. I highly recommend it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

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