The Mapmakers Children by Sarah McCoy
Two women from very different eras lives interconnect across the generations. Sarah Brown the vibrant and talented daughter of abolitionist John Brown finds her life turned around when she starts to work with the Underground railroad. Watching as her family deals with the loss of her father and brothers, she resolves to continue her fathers work with the help of a friend. Using her artistic talents to provide hidden maps for the fleeing slaves to follow north to freedom.
Eden Anderson is a modern day woman facing some struggles of her own, having not been able to have a child and moving to a new home. The discovery of a old doll head leads her on a search for information about the house she lives in. Sarah and Eden connect across time thru the dolls head and letters that are found connecting to the house.
This book takes us back to a time when war was brewing between the states. It shows a side to the John Brown story that I have never thought about.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for free.
In FireFly Valley by Amanda Cabot
The second Book in Texas Crossroads series brings back Rainbows End Resort and Greg and Kate as a background characters.
Marissa St George is headed back to the one place she has run away from, the town where she grew up at. After losing her job to a downsizing, she has chosen to take a huge pay cut and has accepted a position as the business manager at the struggling Rainbows End Resort. A new guest to the Resort, Blake Kendall has come to his friends resort to find his muse. But unbeknownst to him, he will find more than thoughts for his next book. Meeting the very interesting Marissa leads him down a very different road then he ever expected in his life. For Marissa she never thought she would fall in love at first sight, but after meeting Blake it seems that there is some truth to it. Will they both be able to overcome secrets and the dark past that haunts Marissa?
I received this book for free for a review from Revell Reads.
The Woods Edge by Lori Benton
This book takes us back to the time during the French and Indian war in the 1757 New York frontier the home to the Oneida tribe and the British colonists. It opens around the time period when Fort William falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is struggling with the grief of the death of his newborn son. When he comes across a Oneida mother with her newborn twins one white and one brown. Making a choice that is going to haunt him for the rest of his life, he choses to take the white child for his own leaving behind his dead son. His wife and his foundling daughter Anna never suspect the truth behind the boy they call son and brother. Over time Anna crosses paths with her brothers twin Two Hawks not knowing the true reason he has come seeking her family. One father being torn apart by a dark secret and while another father is being tormented by a lust for vengeance. A mother grieving for the lost of a child, while watching her other son grow into manhood. A brother who feels his twin’s abscence and longs to meet his brother, while his brother is very unaware of his existence. Anna, who loves both of the brothers, one like a sister and the other as the one she chooses to marry. Will each of these find the peace they need, while forgiving the other for hiding the truth.
“Buried Secrets” by Irene Hannon
Choosing to make some big changes in her life, Lisa Grant took a job as a small town police chief. The discovery of a a human skeleton at a nearby construction site adds more to the police department’s plate then they can handle. Assistance is requested from the county’s police force, they send reinforcements in the form of ex-Navy SEAL Mac McGregor. Working together to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave will take all of their wits combined. The closer they get to solving the case, the suspects start dropping like flies. It seems that there is someone who does not want the truth to come out and will do anything to keep it buried——Even kill all who interfere.
This was a very exciting and suspenseful read that kept me turning the pages wanting to know if they would catch the killer before they kill again.
Anna’s Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Charming Nancy, a merchant ship set to sail across the Atlantic ocean with a load of Amish Believers headed to the New world. One of those many passengers is Anna Konig, being the only one in her community who can speak English she is making the voyage as their translator. Her thoughts are to finish the journey and return home to where she feels she belongs if they survive the ocean crossing.
To Bairn, the ships carpenter this is another voyage toward working his way up the ladder to becoming the First Mate. All he wants to do his get this journey over with and put his past behind him, but it seems there is other thing in the works. The more time he spends with the group dubbed Peculiars by the ship hands, the more his nights are interrupted with dreams.
As delays, storms, illnesses and the diminishing provisions test each and everyone on the ship, will they make it to New World? When Anna is caught in a very dangerous situation, Bairn comes to her rescue while making a earth-shattering discovery of his own. Will this revelation reveal the deep longing down deep inside both of them and provide healing for both Bairn and Anna.
Suzanne Woods Fisher takes a leap into history taking us back to the beginnings of the Amish Life in the New World. Giving us a glimpse into the ocean crossing and two of the lives of the people that braved the journey.
Where Rivers Part by Kellie Coates Gilbert
As the Quality assurance Director for a big bottling company, Dr Juliet Ryan has devoted her life and career to food safety. Choosing to be on the opposite of what her father believes she should be doing with her career, does not help their strained relationship. Knowing where she want to be in her career , she is not going to let anything or anyone, not even her father bring her down.
But when tragedy strikes close to home, Juliet has to take a step back and rethink everything she has done in her life. Sending her scrambling to find the answers to all the questions going thru her head and the people around her. She must chose to reach out for help to the one person she has held at a arm’s length for many years. By facing the past hurts and deep wounds she choses healing and restoration over a career.
Like a river runs down through a valley, this book will sweep you up and take you along for the ride of healing and restoration of a relationship.
A big Thank you to Revell Reads for supplying this book for a review!!!