Reading Wednesday | Hope’s Highest Mountain

I love historical fiction and a story set in late 1800s Montana is for sure going to be among my favorites. Hope's Highest Mountain, by Misty M. Beller, follows the journey of Ingrid Chastain and Micah Bradley as they attempt to deliver vials of the smallpox vaccine to a mountain town battling the epidemic. However, injury, illness, … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Hope’s Highest Mountain

Reading Wednesday | The Spice King

As soon as I saw the cover for the first book in Elizabeth Camden's new series, I couldn't wait to read it. A historical novel about spices, botany, and political intrigue, it mixes romance with with world of commercial food, business rivalry, and treason. Happily, The Spice King lived up to my hopeful expectations. The … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Spice King

Reading Wednesday | King’s Shadow

Angela Hunt's latest novel, King's Shadow, is based on the years of King Herod's reign before the calendar turns to the Common Era. It follows two women, one fictional, one historical, as they seek to survive amid treachery, rumors, and conspiracy. King Herod's sister Salome loves her brother and lives to protect him from every … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | King’s Shadow

Reading Wednesday | The Killing Tide

The Killing Tide, by Dani Pettrey, is the first book in her new Costal Guardians series. Members of CGIS, the Coast Guard's investigative branch, must solve a series of crimes while also keeping a journalist safe from a drug dealer. Gabby Rowley is on the run from the man who she exposed in an investigative … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Killing Tide

Reading Wednesday | Storm Rising

Storm Rising is the first book in Ronie Kendig's latest series, The Book of the Wars. Leif Metcalfe, who first appeared in The Tox Files, now leads his own team as they track down the apocalyptic artifact The Book of the Wars. Iskra "Viorica" Todorova is also after The Book if the Wars. A skilled … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Storm Rising

Reading Wednesday | The Number of Love

The Number of Love is the first book in Roseanna M. White's newest series, The Codebreakers. It follows Margot De Wilde, a young mathematician who works for England's secretive Room 40 during World War I, and Drake Elton, a British spy who falls in love with her. With an enemy closing in, they must work … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Number of Love

Reading Wednesday | Whose Waves These Are

Amanda Dykes' debut novel, Whose Waves These Are, is an emotional tale of love, loss, and family. When her great uncle Bob experiences life-threatening injuries, Annie Bliss returns to Ansel-by-the-Sea for the first time since she was ten years old. She finds Bob has left her a puzzle to solve, one that links to a … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Whose Waves These Are

Reading Wednesday | The Tinderbox

Curiosity killed the cat, the saying goes. Sylvia Miller's curiosity might just destroy her family. When she peeks in her dad's tinderbox, she unlocks a secret he has harbored for twenty years. The Tinderbox, by Beverly Lewis, returns readers to Lancaster county and the tightknit Amish community of Hickory Hollow. Sylivia is the only daughter … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Tinderbox

Reading Wednesday | Far Side of the Sea

Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin is a World War I spy romance. Lieutenant Colin Mabry decodes messages from the front after being sent home with a permanent war injury. Johanna works at a dovecote for French Intelligence. When she sends Colin a message to come to France, it begins a gripping quest … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Far Side of the Sea

Reading Wednesday | Between Two Shores

Between Two Shores, by Jocelyn Green, is a historical romance set in 1750s Canada. The Seven Years War is in full swing. Catherine Duval is a woman caught between two sides of that war and two sides of her own mixed race. Born the daughter of a Frenchman and a Mohawk woman, Catherine lives in … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Between Two Shores