The Diary of Narcissa Dunn, a thought-provoking tale of love and forgiveness set in Connecticut in the 1800s, reached deep into my heart with its story of a young woman’s struggle to marry the man she loves. Olivia, the devoted daughter of the town’s minister, falls in love with the Ben, the man renovating their old servant’s quarters, while being courted by her father’s prodigy, William Tapley. As she struggles to make sense of her father’s insistence she marry her arrogant and prejudiced suitor, she is haunted by a loving spirit. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent who this spirit is and why she must make things right for Olivia. To say more would spoil the surprise revelation in this gripping novel by this well-loved author.
If you are looking for an entertaining and interesting vacation read, take along a copy of Merry Holly’s romance, More Than I Wished For, and follow Noelle and Chase’s journey to happily ever after. The pair meet, fall instantly in love, and marry before they really know much about each other’s lives and ambitions. That’s when the fireworks begin. Holly’s snappy dialogue and noble characters enrich a low key but page-turning plot-- a welcome relief from some of the thrillers I’ve been reading.
The Trouble with Misbehaving, a Victorian romantic adventure, will have you turning pages late into the night trying to figure out when and how a handsome pirate and a prim society lady will end up together. The couple meet under surreptitious circumstances when CC hires nefarious sea captain Beau Tollier to risk prison—and his life-- by running a dangerous blockage to transport her across the ocean to reach her family home in North Carolina. Unbeknown to the captain, CC has a hidden agenda. You will hate CC, then you will love her, as she fiddles with the noble and caring Beau’s heart. Well drawn characters, beautifully crafted descriptions, and well researched events occurring during the Civil War.
Written in a friendly manner by an experienced Holistic Health Care professional, Overcome Your Sedentary Life Style is a comprehensive, whole body guide to managing your overall well-being and fitness and alleviating and preventing muscular aches and pains. In addition to providing beautifully illustrated diagrams and exercises, P. J. Sharon helps you understand why you have pain and what to do about it.