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God's Daughter

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God’s Daughter Heather Day Gilbert
I’ve been really wanting to find a novel about the Vikings for some time now; unfortunately, they’re quite hard to find! I’ve actually been thinking of writing one myself, and so when I found God’s Daughter through Goodreads, I immediately knew I had to put it on my to-read list.
(And this may seem a bit self-serving, but I was really glad that, though God’s Daughter was about the Vikings, this storyline was nothing like the story idea that’s been rolling around my head.)
I did have mixed feelings on this book. I did really like the insight into the culture and time period, and the story was interesting. However, it did bother me that Gudrid was sort of yearning back to a man who wasn’t her husband. I understand that this was a main character development/growth but I didn’t care for it, especially with how much it was mentioned. That being said, it was a nice change to read about a woman who was already married; I do like “married” fiction so long as it…

Shadow Hand

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Shadow Hand Anne Elisabeth Stengl Bethany House Publishers
By her father's wish, Lady Daylily is betrothed to the Prince of Southlands. Not the prince she loves, handsome and dispossessed Lionheart, but his cousin, the awkward and foolish Prince Foxbrush. Unable to bear the future she sees as her wedding day dawns, Daylily flees into the dangerous Wilderlands, her only desire to vanish from living memory.

But Foxbrush, determined to rescue his betrothed, pursues Daylily into a new world of magic and peril, a world where vicious Faerie beasts hold sway, a world invaded by a lethal fey parasite . . .

I was so happy when I finally received this book in the mail! I’ve been anxiously awaiting it ever since I finished Dragonwitch, and I totally admit it was mostly because I’m simply dying to find out what happens to Eanrin and Imraldera. Did I find out what happened to them? Well…sort of. Not really. Oh, don’t get me wrong- they’re in it. But this novel is rather timey-wimey, which is both a…

Princess Ever After

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Princess Ever After Rachel Hauck Thomas Nelson

Regina Beswick never dreamed of faraway places. She’s happy with her life as a classic car mechanic and owner of a restoration shop.

But an unexpected visitor and the discovery of a fairytale, drawn by her great-grandma, causes Regina to wonder if she might be destined for something more.

Tanner Burkhardt, Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg, must convince the strong-willed Southerner, Miss Beswick, that she is his country’s long-lost princess. Failure could destroy his reputation and change his nation forever.

As Regina and Tanner face the challenges before them, neither are prepared for love to invade their hearts and change every thing they believe about themselves.

However, when a royal opponent nearly destroys Regina’s future, she must lean into God and trust He has sovereignly brought her to her true and final destiny

Like the previous book in the Royal Weddings series, I enjoyed Princess Ever After, although it still d…

Where Courage Calls

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Where Courage Calls Janette Oke & Laurel Oke Logan Bethany House
Though I've been cutting back on my reading of historical fiction, when I saw this new book by Janette Oke and her daughter, I knew I had to get it: I mean, it's been years since Janette Oke has released a book. I practically had an obligation to read it.

A sort-of continuation of the When Calls the Heart series and a companion to the new Hallmark Channel movie/ TV series, this book is about Elizabeth Thatcher's niece, also named, well, Elizabeth Thatcher.

Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected... 
Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father's wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada. Inspired by her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years ago, and gently encouraged by her father,…