Review: The Road to Magnolia Glen by Pam Hillman

About the Book

1792, Natchez Trace, MS
Bitter since his eldest brother abandoned their family in Ireland, Quinn O’Shea travels to Natchez, Mississippi, ready to shuck the weight of his duty and set off on an adventure of his own. It’s time Connor, as head of the family, took responsibility for their younger siblings. While aboard ship, a run-in with three Irish sisters lands Quinn in the role of reluctant savior. Though it may delay his plans, he cannot abandon the Young sisters, especially the tenacious yet kind Kiera.

Upon arriving in the colonies, Kiera Young prepares to meet her intended and begin her new life. But she soon discovers the marriage her brother-in-law arranged was never meant to be, and a far more sinister deal was negotiated for her and her sisters.

Quinn offers to escort his charges safely to Breeze Hill Plantation and his brother’s care, fully intending to seek his freedom elsewhere. But the longer he remains, the greater his feelings toward Kiera grow and the more he comes to realize true freedom might be found in sacrifice.

About the Author

CBA Bestselling author PAM HILLMAN was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn’t afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove an Allis Chalmers 110. Even when her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn’t mind raking. Raking hay doesn’t take much thought so Pam spent her time working on her tan and making up stories in her head. Now, that’s the kind of life every girl should dream of.

Connect with Pam online at her website (pamhillman.com) or on either of these social media platforms:

Facebook.com/PamHillmanAuthor
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My Review

This is another enjoyable story by Pam Hillman. She takes us back to Natchez Trace and Breeze Hill. This time we get to know Connor O’Shea’s younger brother, Quinn. Maybe not quite as fiery as his brother but pretty close. I thoroughly enjoyed Kiera Young in the story and felt bad for her plight.

I’m not sure this story is as intense as the first book, but we do see several of our “friends” from book one. There was a secondary story that wove nicely into the main story giving it more depth. The story brought many emotions for me, including sadness for one of the secondary characters.  The author gives us characters that we can easily relate with and I saw myself more than once.

The author did receive criticism in the first book regarding Connor’s language and specifically the times he took the Lord’s name in vain. The author definitely took that criticism to heart and I do not believe you will find any offensive language in this story.

Although this is a book two, the author does a great job of giving enough background that you wouldn’t feel lost if you’ve not read the first book.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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New Book Watch: Dead Drift (Chesapeake Valor Book #4) by Dani Pettrey

Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target’s latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core.

Private investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving or looking for Luke after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he’s back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal, all while on the brink of a biological disaster.

Product details

  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 3, 2018)
  • Publication Date: July 3, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

Review: Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

My Review

This was one of those books you knew basically how it would end, but once again Kim Vogel Sawyer delivers a wonderful journey to that end. With less than perfect characters struggling with real life issues I found myself being entertained and challenged.

There are so many facets to this story. Many readers are likely to see themselves in one or more characters, like I did. I also found myself wanting to be more like Helena.

Sawyer fans will not be disappointed in this story and for those who might be new to this author, this is an excellent sample of her storytelling abilities.

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Abigail Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father’s illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can “marry up” with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, and he’s put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the “little city gal” in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won’t bring happiness?