The Red Review

So Many Books… So Little Time!

by Julie Klassen “The part of the abbey you inhabit is undoubtedly haunted.” Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey Murder. Mystery. Love. Haunted Abbey. Personally, I have never been one to read murder mystery novels. Although I do love intrigue, I just didn’t enjoy the stress of trying to figure out “whodunit” in the length of a …

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by Laura Frantz “Did she realize she held his heart? Not just a piece of it. The entire whole of it.” A Heart Adrift Four years ago, I came across an audiobook that I honestly could not stop. I was finishing my senior year of college. I had classes all day except for a short …

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by Jody Hedlund “Whatever might lie ahead, they wouldn’t walk around the hardships and aim only for the wellsprings. Instead, they’d walk hand in hand through the difficulties, growing stronger together.” Never Leave Me I have long revered the writings of Jody Hedlund for years and have devoured every book of hers that I could …

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by Rachel Fordham “I believe if you love him, and I know you do, then you choose not to worry. You wake up each day and embrace your own story. And whatever the day holds, you make it wonderful. And the bad days you laugh about and put behind you. Besides, if you only ever …

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by Jody Hedlund “Come back to me.” The soft words floated in Marian’s consciousness. “I have loved you, Marian, as I have loved no other.” Come Back to Me Growing up, I hated reading. Truly being forced to read a particular book for school was my least favorite thing. Really being forced to do anything, …

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by Julie Klassen “The news of the wreck it soon spread along shore, And women and men ran for gain; Thus numbers they harden each other the more, That love of curst money may reign.” Religious tract by an anonymous clergyman, A Castaway in Cornwall Back at it again with another instant favorite, Julie Klassen’s …

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by Melanie Dickerson “You are honest and sincere and very brave.” He leaned closer to her. What was she thinking? But she said nothing. So he went on. “And you are very beautiful. I wonder if you could ever think of me…” “Think of you? Of course.” She sounded breathless. Court of Swans As a …

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by Jody Hedlund Had he expected the good Lord to take away his problems and make everything work out? What if he’d been pulling away from God and blaming Him when things didn’t go the way he wanted? A Cowboy for Keeps Ever since a trusted friend recommended An Uncertain Choice over six years ago, …

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by Laura Frantz “‘Verily, there’s no relief for so fatal a malady but this…” Standing on tiptoe, she brushed his lips with her own, so fleeting it was less kiss and more maddening tickle.” Tidewater Bride Since I first heard about Laura Frantz’s upcoming release this past summer, I have been hungrily and expectantly waiting. …

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by Izzy James She could not stop the inclination of her soul to blend with his anymore than she could willfully change the color of her hair or the shape of her feet. Shopkeeper’s Widow Unrequited Young Love. Dashed Hopes. Broken Dreams. Family. Belonging.  Delany Fleet, a widowed former indentured servant living in the colonial …

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