My Thoughts: From the steppes of Russia to the corridors of power in Washington we find the workings of the Trans-Siberian Railway with a New York banking empire. There we find Count Dimitri Sokolove and Natalia Blackstone working to get it finished. When Dimitri witnesses a crime and is being sent to prison on a work train, he escapes and has to find his way to America and seek the help of Natalia. Dimitri seeks to expose the crime in Washington D.C. and the story took some interesting but dangerous twists and turns.
“Written on the Wind is a sweeping saga of a historical romance, enhanced by complex characters and riveting period detail. A fascinating read.”–MIMI MATTHEWS, USA Today bestselling author of The Siren of Sussex He carries a dangerous secret, but can he survive long enough to expose it?
Count Dimitri Sokolov has been charged with overseeing construction of the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, but during this work, he witnesses an appalling crime, the truth of which threatens the Russian monarchy. In an effort to silence him, the czar has stripped Dimitri of his title, his lands, and his freedom . . . but Dimitri has one asset the czar knows nothing about: his deep and abiding friendship with Natalia Blackstone.
Natalia is the lead analyst for her father’s New York banking empire and manages their investment in the Trans-Siberian Railway. Her bond with Dimitri has flourished despite the miles between them, but when Dimitri goes unexpectedly missing, she sets the wheels in motion to find him. Once they join forces, they embark on a dangerous quest in which one wrong move could destroy them both.
From the steppes of Russia to the corridors of power in Washington, Dimitri and Natalia will fight against all odds to save the railroad while exposing the truth. Can their newfound love survive the ordeal?
My Thoughts: Wow! Thirteen-year old Ava Coons emerged from the woods bloody with no memory of what happened to her family. This mystery will become a campfire story about a murderess still roaming the forest. Years later Wren Blythe is helping with a ministry at a youth camp near the place the story took place. When a child disappears and a hunt begins… Ava Coons is once again linked through the stories. This one kept me reading and guessing just who was involved and how this sinister mystery would end!
My Thoughts: This red headed lady is one who knows her mind and not afraid to show it. When she inherits a newspaper and a seemingly worthless mine… It’s her mine and newspaper and she will take over both even if the town consensus is ‘Women should not be in business’. She’s one feisty lady and there was no end to the mischief and dangerous situations she finds herself in. I totally enjoyed this story!
My Thoughts: Surprises, clues, a story of tragic love and pirate ancestors! This story was interesting from start to finish. A couple who would work together but vowed not to become a couple. The ending was so good!
My thoughts: I really enjoyed reading this behind the scenes story of a couple who came from such different worlds and meet in 1943 during the Second World War. From his hometown to D-Day and Omaha Beach, what a change in his life. She worked at the local newspaper, helping with her father and watching out for her town. When they meet it makes for an interesting story of romance and the hardships of war they had to live through. I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley. My review and opinion are voluntary.
My thoughts: When Dani inherits her fathers estate she finds paintings that look like he was still forging artwork. The characters are colorful and interesting. The history she discovers in her families past is full of mystery and secrets that will shape her future. I loved the idea of the goose chase and how it tied in with how she researched her fathers history as a forger and the research into a notebook of Native American drawings. I really liked this story of history, mystery and a little romance. I received a copy through the publisher and NetGalley. No review was required, my opinion and review is voluntary.
MY THOUGHTS: I really enjoyed this mix of history, mystery, romance and the faith that brought them through it. Each story is unique and a trip into the hard life of lumberjacks and the ladies who had such important parts. I always enjoy the interesting history that is brought out in these stories. These authors made this time in history an interesting lesson for me as well as a delightful read! I received an advanced copy from the publisher through NetGalley. No review was required, my review and opinion is voluntary.
Lumberjacks and Ladies Work Together to Build America
Struggling to remain independent in the 1800s, four women reluctantly open up to help from lumberjacks–and love.
All That Glitters by Candice Sue Patterson
Winifred finds herself running the family lobstering business when her father and brothers join the California gold rush. Will she stubbornly reject help from a local lumberjack?
Winter Roses by Pegg Thomas
Elizabeth cooks for a logging crew, spurning the men’s advances, until reoccurring gifts capture her attention. Will she heed her mother’s warning about “shanty boys”?
Not for Love by Naomi Much
Widowed, Maggie seeks a husband–in name only–from the logging camps, but the man who answers her letter is a surprise. Can she open her heart to love again?
Undercover Logger by Jennifer Lamont Leo
Carrie will not sell her timberland and allows the banker’s nephew to sign onto her logging crew to ferret out the reason she is losing money at an alarming rate. Will truth be revealed to her forlorn heart?
My thoughts: Imagine finding your childhood friend standing in her kitchen a victim of an attack and holding a gun… This Secret Service Agent was just there to check out where she thought some counterfeit bills came from that her company deposited. Wow, nonstop action, unexplainable happenings and how was the attacker always one step ahead? Plenty to keep a person not wanting to put the book down. Yes, Chilling suspense and uplifting romance!
I received an advanced copy from the publisher through NetGalley. No review was required, my review and opinion is voluntary.
Three sisters must escape! Their step-father has decided to marry them off for profit. When they join a mission group heading to serve the poor in California they realize how privileged their lives have been, Hardships and mishaps plague them and the three talented sisters quickly become leaders to this mission group. This was so interesting to see how the sisters knowing the only way to save their mother and their inheritance from their conniving step-father was to marry, in the middle of nowhere, just how was it going to happen? Educated women were a shock to some of these rough men of the West and it was fun to see just how these three sisters worked together to solve the many problems in the community. I requested a copy from the publisher through NetGalley. No review was required. My review and opinion are voluntary.
The Nursery Rhyme Killer has returned and FBI special agent Fiona Kelly is called on to re-enter the case where she had been his victim! If you like stories that make you look over your shoulder and hold your breath… this one will do that! This one is listed as a Christian mystery and thriller with a touch of romance. Definitely a thriller and I couldn’t wait to find out who the killer was, late night reading until I found out. Working with her ex-husband made for interesting romantic tension too. This is one for my favorite list!