Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman

This story is set in a small coal mining town not too distant from Chicago in the late 1800s. Livvy is a former street child who is now helping run an orphanage. Jake is the deputy sheriff and part owner of a collapsed coal mine. Both have their pasts to overcome but a series of robberies around town, a bunch of starving street children and rumors of a sweat shop set up right within their borders leave a lot of investigating to do. Livvy wants to help the kids, Jake wants to uphold the law.

This book is well written and with all the cute, vulnerable children is a tugger of heartstrings. I couldn't put it down. I would love to read more from Pam Hillman.

Tyndale House gave me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Monday, July 6, 2015

In Good Company by Jen Turano

Jen Turano is a new author for me but she is going onto my favorite authors list immediately. This book was pure joy. Mix a madcap nanny, a very serious gentleman, some matchmaking older ladies, 3 adorable kids, a gaggle of interested servants, 3 puppies and a whole flock of peacocks and what could be more fun. Jumping from New York City to Newport, RI to Boston, there is plenty of action, a mystery to solve and love is in the air!

Be sure and block out enough time to read the whole book because I can guarantee you won't want to put it down. The characters are delightful. The plot is well planned and the goings on of all the characters are just plain fun!

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review and I am so grateful this is the book I chose this month!