Thursday, May 30, 2019

HHH Book Day!

Our bloggers have been crazy busy creating fascinating blog posts for you to read while also writing a bunch of fabulous books. Grab some for your summer reading.

Dueling Hearts
Vickie McDonough

After Reed Bishop killed her brother in a duel, the full responsibility of caring for her South Carolina plantation and ailing father has fallen on Carina. Years later, Reed returns, and he seems a different man, but time will tell. Reed seems determined to help Carina with her overwhelming problems, but can she ever trust the man who killed her brother?

The Perfect Bride
Debbie Lynne Costello

Avice Touchet has always dreamed of marrying for love and that love would be her best friend, Philip Greslet. She’s waited five years for him to see her as the woman she’s become but when a visiting lord arrives with secrets that could put her father in prison, Avice must consider a sacrificial marriage. Philip Greslet has worked his whole life for one thing—to be a castellan—and now it is finally in his grasp. But when Avice rebuffs his new lord’s attentions, Philip must convince his best friend to marry the lord against his heart’s inclination to have her as his own.


The Ranchero's Daughter
Nancy J. Farrier

Rosalinda knows she will never escape her past--the choices forced on her and mistakes she’s made. She longs to live in peace with her children where Lucio Armenta won’t be a constant reminder of the love she can’t have. Lucio wants to marry. However, Rosalinda, the only woman he’s ever been attracted to, doesn’t meet his idea for his future wife. When he discovers she, and her adorable brood, are accompanying him to his sister’s, he objects. An objection that is overruled. But secrets from Lucio’s past are exposed, and Rosalinda faces choices no woman should have to make.

Lesson for Love
Susanne Dietze, et al

Step back into the classroom alongside four new teachers who face unexpected tests. In 1840 New York, Gilda’s religious beliefs are challenged. In 1870 Kansas, Mary helps ostracized immigrant children. In 1894 Michigan, Jesse discovers an unlikely friendship. And in 1904 Virginia, Margaret wants to make controversial changes. Will these tests teach the teachers about faith and love?

Releases Oct 2019. Avaliable for pre-order.

Stagecoach to Liberty

Janalyn Voigt

Elsa Meier, a young Hessian girl, travels to America with high hopes for freedom and the chance to send money home to help her family. Instead, she comes to the attention of a wealthy and unscrupulous man. On a perilous stagecoach journey, she must decide whether to trust the handsome Irish stranger who wants to protect her. Set in Montana during its gold rush -- a time troubled by outlaws, corruption and vigilante violence, Stagecoach to Liberty explores faith, love, and courage in the wild west.

The Plums Blooms in Winter
Linda Thompson

Should a war death be avenged? At what price?

In 1942, Miyako Matsuura cradled her little brother as he died on the sidewalk, a victim of the first U.S. bombing raid on Japan. By 1948, the war has reduced her to a street-hardened prostitute consumed by her shame. Dave Delham made military aviation history piloting a B-25 in the audacious Doolittle Raid, but was captured by the Japanese and survived a harrowing P.O.W. ordeal. In 1948, he returns to Japan as a Christian missionary, determined to showcase Christ's forgiveness. Convinced that Delham was responsible for the bomb that snuffed out her brother's life, Miyako resolves to restore her honor by avenging him--even if it costs her own life.

The MissAdventure Brides
Kathleen K. Kovach, et al

Seven daring damsels don’t let the norms of their eras hold them back. Along the way these women attract the attention of men who admire their bravery and determination, but will they let love grow out of the adventures? Includes RIDERS OF THE PAINTED STAR by Kathleen E. Kovach, 1936 Arizona: Zadie Fitzpatrick, an artist from New York, is commissioned to go on location in Arizona to paint illustrations for an author of western novels and falls for the male model.

Autumn Love
Martha Rogers

Laura and Howard are back together after twenty-five years to plan a reunion for their high school class. Laura, a widow, looks forward to working with her old friend and secretary of the class, Sue Harris, but will she be able to work with Howard, the class president, and not be affected by their relationship from high school? Howard loved Laura their senior year, but her rejection of him, buried deep all these years, threatens to resurface as they work together. Will the ashes of teenage love find a spark to reignite the flames of love in the autumn years of their life?

The Daughter's Predicament
Mary Davis

Can a patient love win her heart? As Isabelle Atwood’s romance prospects are turning in her favor, a family scandal derails her dreams. While making a quilt for her own hope chest, Isabelle’s half-sister becomes pregnant out of wedlock and Isabelle—always the unfavored daughter—becomes the family sacrifice to save face. Despite gaining the attention of a handsome rancher, her parents are pressuring her to marry a man of their choosing to rescue her sister’s reputation. A third suitor waits silently in the wings, hoping for his own chance at love. Will Isabelle capitulate and marry the man her parents wish her to, or will she rebel and marry the man they don’t approve of? Or will the man leaving her secret love poems sweep her off her feet?

Legacy of Deer Run
Elaine Marie Cooper

A young man makes weapons for the defense of America, still a fledgling nation. He also protects his heart from the allure of a young woman whose station in life keeps her out of his reach. The lady fights her own battle against loneliness and grief. Despite her finery and airs, she is drawn to the young armory worker who is distant yet disarming. Love is not the only entanglement. The nation’s enemies are afoot. They creep within the very walls where America’s defenses are forged. Who are they? When will they strike? Who will survive their terrorism?

Cameo Courtship
Jennifer Uhlarik, et al

A Family Heirloom Inspires Romance

In 1851, a special cameo is gifted by Queen Victoria to Letitia Newton, who though considered an old maid, meets the perfect gentleman minutes after donning. Told by the Queen the cameo is to be shared, Letitia gifts the "Victoria Cameo" to a woman in her family, hoping adventure and romance will follow each of its subsequent wearers.

Shelter Bay
Pamela S. Meyers

Adventure girl, Maureen Quinn, isn’t yet sure of her life’s direction, but she knows she isn’t cut out to be a bookkeeper for the town’s undertaker. Preston Stevens is back in town, and he couldn’t have shown up at a better time. It isn’t long before they become inseparable, and she’s sure he’s the man God has for her. But then life-altering events occur affecting both his and Maureen’s lives forever.

The Cowboy Meets His Match
Margaret Brownley

His first mistake was marrying her; his second was falling in love.

Chase McKnight will do anything to secure his family's ranch—but marriage to a complete stranger? That's a hard pill to swallow. Yet the will is clear: Chase needs a wife by his side if he wants to keep his home, so he meets his veiled lady at the courthouse steps and reluctantly says "I do." Too bad he married the wrong bride.

Rumors and Promises
Kathleen Rouser

Sophie Biddle is an heiress on the run with a child in tow. Wary and self-reliant, Sophie is caught off guard when meeting a kind, but meddling and handsome minister at the local mercantile. Believing he has failed God and his former flock, the Reverend Ian McCormick is determined to start anew in Stone Creek, Michigan. While Sophie seeks acceptance for her child and a measure of respect for herself, the rumors swirl about her sordid past. Should Ian show concern for Sophie's plight? If he does, he'll risk losing everything — including his new position as pastor of Stone Creek. Will the scandals of their pasts bind them together, or drive both deeper into a spiral of shame?
Buy links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Refiner's Fire

The American Patriot Series Book 6

By J. M. Hochstetler

While Americas’ desperate fight for independence hangs in the balance, Elizabeth Howard and Jonathan Carleton are driven thousands of miles and a vast ocean apart. As the Continental Army endures a desperate winter at Valley Forge, French Admiral le comte de Caledonne secretly sweeps Elizabeth away to France out of reach of British assassins. Meanwhile, General Jonathan Carleton, the Shawnee war chief White Eagle, returns to his people as General George Washington’s emissary, doubting that he will ever return to the white world. But as the war between America and Britain shifts into the fragile republic’s heartland at Monmouth Court House, sinister schemes draw Jonathan and Elizabeth into their own separate maelstroms. Will the refining fire of war tear them from each other’s arms forever?


  1. As always I am blown away by your beautiful book babies! Many of these are on my TBR pile. Oh, for retirement, just 17 months away!!! Then I will actually have time to read more often!

  2. I hear you. I have a closet ull of books--if I only had time to read.