It's always a treat to read and review for a known author and series. I first read Marlene M. Bell's Stolen Identity shortly before it's release and fell in love with the characters, the history, and the adventure. While I was often on the fence about the sequel Spent Identity, I felt her latest in the... Continue Reading →
Welcome back to another review with Lone Star Lit! The folks who love to highlight my fellow Texas authors and/or Texas-based stories. I've had a blast discovering new authors and books the past two years that I wouldn't have likely read, otherwise. As an author, and avid reader, I'm always looking to expand my literary... Continue Reading →
Reading Under the Bayou Moon was something of a revelation for me. Having grown up visiting relatives close to the Louisiana border, I often heard my family talk about Cajuns. I'm sorry to say most of what was said was unflattering, unkind, and not anything I would repeat here. Such things were so often said,... Continue Reading →
Because the truth is, the Old West wasn't any more glamorous than Medieval Times. But for those of us stuck in a modern, electric world, it makes for wonderful escapism. It's for this reason that I loved John J. Jacobson's All the Cowboys Ain't Gone.
If you grew up reading and watching Little House On the Prairie. If you love wholesome historical romances featuring strong female characters like Little Women. If you love the #histfic works of Francine Rivers and Liz Curtis Higgs. Are you catching my drift yet?
Imagine a world where the works of Jane Austen and John Hughes spontaneously collided. If you're a fan of the 80s and the exquisite banter between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, I beg you look no further than A.K. Pittman's Pudge & Prejudice.
On an October morning, a Klansman confronts seventeen-year-old David Walker at a hidden oxbow lake where he has gone to hunt. David accidentally kills the man and hides the crime. His determination to protect his family from reprisal drives him far from home and into manhood.
Let me preface this review by stating here and now how pleasantly surprised I was by Comfort Foods. Several times while reading, the author spun the usual tropes on their heads. The romance was slowburn perfection, the town felt like a real place, and the banter was superb. Needless to say, I am officially a Kimberly Fish fan and look forward to discovering her other works!
Happy November, y'all! It's hard to believe we're approaching the end of 2020. But I think we can all agree that we reach out to 2021 with a pinch of hope, and a measure of relief. The holiday season is coming like a freight train, and for most of us with little ones, the Santa... Continue Reading →
2020 has truly been a year of great fiction for me, with stories that have truly moved me. Perhaps because of the tumultuous times, I've found refuge and solace in fiction. Filled with richly crafted characters and constant affirmations of faith, Joanna Davidson Politano's The Love Note is a gift for both inspirational and historical fiction lovers.