Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Monthly Reflections (January 2021) & February TBR List


Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Review: Dreams of Savannah by Roseanne M. White

About the book:
Cordelia Owens can weave a hopeful story around anything and has long since won the hearts of Savannah's society with her whimsy. Even when she receives word that her sweetheart has been lost during a raid on a Yankee vessel, she clings to hope and comes up with many a romantic tale of his eventual homecoming to reassure his mother and sister.

But Phineas Dunn finds nothing redemptive in the horrors of war. Struggling for months to make it home alive, he returns to Savannah injured and changed. The beliefs he once held about slavery and the entire war have been upended, and he's all too sure that he is not the hero Delia seems determined to make him.

When the Confederacy deems Savannah a lost cause and the future wavers, Phin and Delia must both decide where the dreams of a new America will take them--and if they will go there together.

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My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:
Dreams of Savannah was a story that I absolutely loved. I've been a fan of Roseanne M. White's novels ever since the Culper Ring series and it seems like every new story is another favorite...but this one takes the cake. It was just SO amazing!

The characters were fantastic. Cordelia was probably my favorite - as her love of stories was endearing and I also loved her strength. Phineas was a wonderful hero and the romance between him and Cordelia was the best.

All in all, Dreams of Savannah is going on my "favorites" shelf and I highly recommend it. Well worth the read and I can see myself rereading it very soon. :)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Top Ten Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To


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Top Ten Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To 

  1. Backlash by Rachel Dylan
  2. The Defiance by Laura Gallier
  3. Some Bright Someday (Maple Valley #2) by Melissa Tagg
  4. The Cul-de-Sac War by Melissa Ferguson
  5. Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes
  6. At Love's Command (Hanger's Horsemen, #1) by Karen Witemeyer
  7. The Bridge to Belle Island by Julie Klassen
  8. Romanov by Nadine Brandes
  9. Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin
  10. An Ivy Hill Christmas by Julie Klassen



What are some books you meant to read last year, but didn't get to?


Friday, January 15, 2021

Review: Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz

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About the book:
They're both too busy for love . . . but love is not too busy for them

Selah Hopewell seems to be the only woman in Virginia Colony who has no wish to wed. True, there are too many men and far too few women in James Towne. But Selah already has her hands full assisting her father in the family's shop. And now she is in charge of an incoming ship of tobacco brides who must be looked after as they sort through their many suitors.

Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement. His lands are vast, his crops are prized, and his position as a mediator between the colonists and the powerful Powhatan nation surrounding them makes him indispensable. But Xander is already wedded to his business and still grieves the loss of his wife.

Can two fiercely independent people find happiness and fulfillment on their own? Or will they discover that what they've been missing in life has been right in front of them all along?

My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:

Tidewater Bride was a phenomenal read. I've long been a fan of Laura Frantz's stories, so I could hardly wait to read this new book. It surpassed my already high expectations! 

The main characters were amazing. They had such depth and I loved getting to see their romance progress. The setting was very interesting and unique. I enjoyed the "tobacco bride" aspect and also thought the little bit of danger in the story really added a suspense that I loved.

All in all, Tidewater Bride was amazing and I highly recommend it to fans of historical romance. I am eager to see what Laura Frantz writes next. :)

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