Sometimes when I read an Amish romance, I wish people had
more of a sense of humour. No such lack is apparent in this
enjoyable account, which begins on a sixth wedding
anniversary in Wisconsin. Mary Anne Neuenschwander can't
have children, and she's fed up with her husband Read more...
Another Farm to Fork
mystery about the Idaho restaurant called The County Seat featuring
summer produce. A tradition of cooking with unripe tomatoes causes
chef Angie Turner to buy a large oder of the fruit from a produce farmer
related to Read more...
A child sees a truckload of young children arrive at her
school. These are not playmates; they are Indian children
from the reservation, and her missionary parents intend to
teach them. The year is 1881 and the location Wisconsin,
and neither young Alma nor the newcomers are allowed to
talk Read more...
Fourteenth in the popular Maisie
Dobbs series is set in
1940s Britain. As the Second World War changes lives,
people are preparing for an invasion that isn't under way.
Tension, rules, fear, and even boredom Read more...
We've had romantic suspense series featuring police dogs
and search and rescue dogs, explosives sniffers and people
trackers. The natural progression to service dogs with the
armed forces, ushers in the Military
K-9 UnitRead more...
This is a reissue of a book from the 1970s which was
published under a pseudonym. You may be familiar with
author Cynthia Harrod-Eagles for her long-running police
series featuring Bill Slider, or her historical novels such
as THE PRINCELING. Off on a completely different track, THE
TREACHEROUS Read more...
Fifth in the Reverend
Mother historical mystery series
set in County Cork of the early twentieth century, this
tension-loaded tale examines the Irish Civil War. Men and
women were caught up in fighting because some Read more...
This historical fantasy tale has the feel of Norse versus
Celt or Briton, so be prepared for no doubt appropriate
violence and strong language. The king of Almissia, the
largest and most powerful kingdom in Thyrsland, is dying,
and Athelrick's wife Gudrun sends for her son and the
king Read more...
Newly single father Colin McKinnon works in Dublin and
keeps in touch with his teenaged kids, less so with their
mother. Early marriage destroyed his dreams of seeing the
world and he has settled into a rut. Now he's forty. Maggie
Spencer is an American travel writer who arrives Read more...
Mistress Ursula Blanchard fends off yet another suitor
looking for her widow's portion of land, and gets on with
looking after her home and stud farm, surrounded by loyal
servants. The new trotting stallion proves a handful, but
that isn't the only turmoil to strike the home near Read more...
Chicken owners -- just in their Oregon backyard - Robert and
Hannah Litt were fascinated by the feral fowl they observed
in Hawaii. Escaping during storms, various breeds of
domestic chicken had hybridized with the local fowl and
were thriving running free. They decided that THE NEW RULES
OF THE ROOST would Read more...
Carly Blosser rides a pink bicycle and keeps a pet rabbit,
and she works at an assisted living home for seniors. But
for all that, she comes from a Mennonite community, which
inhabits a part of Oregon known for its COVERED BRIDGE
CHARM. I admire the way she deals with Read more...
The tale opens in Charleston, South Carolina, with rich,
entitled young men at the country club. These are brothers
from a local family; Kipling and Keaton Benedict. They have
another brother, Knox, who also works at the family
shipping firm. Kipling has recently been receiving an
unsettling series of gifts Read more...
Fourth in the stunning fantasy series The Books of the
Raksura is another world-spanning creation about the
shapeshifting flying lizard people. Moon was a wandering
feral lad with no home, but he has been admitted to the
Indigo Cloud Court of Raksura and become consort to their Read more...
This complex, ripe peach of a tale fills the reader's mind
with images -- old Granada and the Alhambra Palace, a modern
woman in England being set up by a possessive man. COURT OF
LIONS brings Kate Fordham to work in Spain under an assumed
name, where she finds a Read more...
Violet just wants to get on with her life, it's not easy
being the daughter of the man who invented New Earth and is
now its president. She's not sure why her dad, Ogden
Crowley, distrusts the policeman she fancies, Danny Mayhew.
She's watched Danny on camera Read more...
Fourth in the series
about two brothers growing up in New
Jersey comes another appealing and simple menu; TOMATO SOUP
FOR EUGENE. So far the kids have enjoyed homemade garlic
bread, lemonade, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Now they Read more...
At the start of this Renaissance Fair murder mystery, I
found myself thinking that some people are never satisfied.
A senior lady has become a millionaire with her herbal bath
salts and lotions, but she's pestering her family to get
her a contract with a major store for bigger Read more...
Fiona Farmingham, a single mom with four kids, is trying to date again,
and it's not going so well. Her small Ohio town isn't so bad, but the man
from outside of town who comes to meet her is condescending. She
makes a classy exit. Read more...