The Oregon Trail is one of the more well-known tracks that pioneers traveled to get from the eastern United States to the west coast. Many of the travelers died from disease, hunger, accidents, or weather disasters. Those that made it across the prairie and over the mountains had to chose whether to stay the course into the fertile Oregon Valley or head south to search for gold in California.
Has a book ever made you cry? It’s a rare book that touches deep enough to bring out that emotion in me, make me forget to study the writer’s technique, endear the characters so strongly. Nicole Deese does all of that in her latest release Before I Called you Mine. I’ll warn you now: it’s a phenomenal story, but be prepared to feel all the feels.
All I can say after finishing Kings Falling by Ronie Kendig is: Ahhhh! That ending!
I love short story anthologies. Anytime I can find a collection of stories all in one book, it makes me feel like I’ve hit gold. And discovering this particular anthology definitely lived up to those expectations.
One of the words that has been resonating with me during these challenging days is hope. Amazingly, that is a theme throughout Natalie Walters‘ most recent novel Silent Shadows. In the story, Pecca Gallegos and Colton Crawford are held captive by their pasts, but when Pecca’s life is threatened, breaking those chains may be the only way to keep her alive.
Woman of Sunlight follows the youngest Nordegren sister as she leaves her mountain home for the first time. Ilsa and her two sisters lived alone on the mountain until the Warden family invaded their refuge. Book one, Aiming for Love, of the Brides of Hope Mountain series by Mary Connealy tells that story. The danger brought by the elder Warden brother in the first book continues in Woman of Sunlight. And once again, Ilsa and Mitch are most at risk for losing their lives.