Reviews

REVIEW of Love and Lavender (A Mayfield Family Romance) by Josi S. Kilpack

Hazel Stillman was left with no illusions that she would ever marry. Born with a clubbed foot, she was hidden away from the world by her parents and abandoned to a girls’ school. She pours her energies into higher math and becomes a teacher, learning to find joy in scholarship instead of relationships. When her uncle Elliott presents her with an inheritance, she sees it as an opportunity to save her school from being sold. But the money comes with strings attached…

REVIEW of The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart by Nancy Campbell Allen (BLOG TOUR)

A writer for her aunt’s Marriage Gazette, Miss Amelie Hampton is a hopeless romantic who has fallen for one of the newspaper’s clients, Mr. Harold Radcliffe (or should I say, Mr. Dashing?). When police detective Michael Baker approaches Amelie about an investigation on Mr. Radcliffe, Amelie agrees to go undercover to help him in order to clear Mr. Radcliffe’s name. But the closer she gets to her dashing suitor, the more questions are unearthed…

REVIEW of The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson (BLOG TOUR)

Granted a letter of marque, presumably by the king himself, Captain Tuttle set out on the noble quest of lawful piracy, seizing a hold full of tea and bringing it home to sell. But when he arrived at the dock, the letter of marque mysteriously disappeared, leaving Captain Tuttle holding the bag while his now illegal cargo is seized. Lady Madeleine, whose failing family has made one last gamble on this voyage, will lose everything if the cargo is confiscated. As William Snopes and his colleagues investigate the case, they are thwarted at every turn, leading Snopes to believe that someone very high up in the government has an interest in keeping the truth from coming to light….

REVIEW of The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

Living in a freezing garret with a disabled soldier who knew his late father, Peter Augustus Duchene spends his young life wondering what happened to the baby sister he remembers being born, the baby sister named Adele. He finds a fortuneteller who claims that his sister is alive. To find her, he must “follow the elephant.” But the city of Baltese has no elephants. Is his quest hopeless?