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Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Series: Rosey Corner series #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher


  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800721853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721855


(Author’s website)

When the flush of victory fades, there remains a winding road to an uncertain future.

World War II is finally over and the people of Rosey Corner are busy joyfully welcoming the boys home. The Merritt sisters in particular are looking toward the future. Kate is eager to start a family and live out her dream of happily ever after with Jay. Evangeline craves a beautiful house and encourages Mike to pastor a big-town church. Victoria wants what can never be—a life with a man who will never come back. And Lorena is growing up and wondering more and more about her birth family.

Each sister must learn to hold her plans with a loose hand, trusting that God will guide and strengthen them as they share the joys and sorrows of life in their little corner of the world.

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LOVE COMES HOME is an wonderful Christian historical Romance set after World War II in the small town of Rosey Corner. #3 in the
“Rosey Corner” series, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest reading the other two in this series, as well. See, Angel Sister, Book 1 and Small Town Girl, Book 2.

A four sisters, the Merritt sisters. Kate, Evangeline, Victoria and Lorena, each looking for her own future. Set right after World War II, in the small town of Rosey Corner. Each sister shares their sorrows, their joys, and their triumphs.

We re-visit Rosey Corner once again in this heartfelt tale of sacrifice, healing, hope, faith, and love. Once again, Ms. Gabhart captures, small town life, the returning of sons from war, and the aftermath of war. A heartfelt tale that will capture your heart as you follow along with the characters of this tale of an unknown future. Well written, with engaging,and enduring characters. The storyline is unique and well thought out, as well as thought provoking and emotional. A great read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.

*Coming in July from Revell Books, a divisision of Baker Publishing Group*

Rating: 4

Heat rating: sweet

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


Review~ Stella Bain by Anita Shreve

Title: Stella Bain

Author: Anita Shreve


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Publication Date: November 12, 2013

ISBN-10: 316098868

ISBN-13: 978-0316098861

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Source: Received for an honest review.

Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:

When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in.

A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse’s aide near the front, but she can’t remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.

In a narrative that takes us from London to America and back again, Shreve has created an engrossing and wrenching tale about love and the meaning of memory, set against the haunting backdrop of a war that destroyed an entire generation.

My Thoughts:

I don’t read a lot of period pieces, but I may start looking for more. This book follows a woman who starts out calling herself Stella Bain–because that’s the only name she can come up with that sounds right when she wakes up in a field hospital in the middle of WWII.  She “knows” that’s her name, she realizes she’s comfortable in the hospital setting, and she knows she can drive an ambulance. But that’s all she knows at first.

The book follows her as she struggles to find answers about who she is, where she’s from and why she feels the unconscionable urge to get to a particular government building in London. And then it gets really interesting. The reader soon learns that this incredibly strong woman has gone and continues to go against almost every “womanly” stereotype for this time period, in order to be true to herself and the family she finally remembers.

This is an important piece of literature, not only for women in that time period who faced numerous expectations of what they should be willing to sacrifice of themselves for the sake of their husbands, their marriage or their children. (And no, I’m not saying that we, as wives and mothers, shouldn’t be willing to sacrifice some things, both then and now, but there’s a huge difference in expectations 70 years later). This book is also important in the discussion of early studies and the attempts to understand shell shock, aka Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This book is an eye opener of sorts, and should be thoroughly enjoyed by many.

Rating: 4

HEAT Rating: None

Reviewed By: Daysie W.

Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More


Small Town Girl: A NovelSMALL TOWN GIRL


Genre: Christan Historical Fiction


Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800721845
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721848

Book Description(Amazon)

July 1, 2013
In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates in anticipation, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can’t draw her interest.

Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything. Kate’s friends are rushing to get married before the boys go off to war. The newspapers talk of women making airplanes and bombs. Everyone in town begins rolling bandages, planting victory gardens, collecting scrap metal. Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways, and when he enlists she can hardly breathe worrying about him getting killed. Could she truly be in love with him? And if she is, will she ever see him again?

In her gentle and textured style, Ann Gabhart tells a timeless story of love, sacrifice, and longing that will grip the heart and stir the spirit. Fans of Angel Sister will be thrilled to see Kate Merritt all grown up. New readers will find that Ann Gabhart weaves in Small Town Girl a beautiful story that will touch their hearts and win their loyalty.

SMALL TOWN GIRL by Ann H. Gabhart is an exciting inspirational Historical Fiction set in 1941 Rosey Corner. Another intriguing tale of loyalty,Pearl Harbor,faith,sacrifice and love from this author. Fans of “Angel Sister” will be thrilled to see Kate Merritt all grown up and finding love. Rosey Corner, is a small town, when Pearl Harbor is bombed and War World II breaks out, of course, some of its residents go off to fight. Who will return whole if at all? Fans of WWII stories, as well as historical readers will enjoy this fast paced story of love and sacrifice.  Ms. Gabhart is an wonderful storyteller us uses characters that are realistic as well as engaging. Her plot are inriguing and enthusiastic. Small Town Girl’s characters will draw you in and hold you there as they find their strength, inner peace and happiness. Another enduring tale of love and faith. A great read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.
*Available July 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.*
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

BLOG TOUR: WITH EVERY LETTER by Sarah Sundin….review…

book cover: with every letterWITH EVERY LETTER


Genre: Christian Historical Romance(WWII era)

Series: Wings of the Nightingale Book #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Paperback: 425 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800720814
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800720810

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: September 1, 2012 | Series: Wings of the Nightingale (Book 1)
Lt. Mellie Blake is a nurse serving in the 802nd Medical Squadron, Air Evacuation, Transport. As part of a morale building program, she reluctantly enters into an anonymous correspondence with Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer in the 908th Engineer Aviation Battalion in North Africa. As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, Tom and Mellie develop a unique friendship despite not knowing the other’s true identity. When both are transferred to Algeria, the two are poised to meet face to face for the first time. Will they overcome their fears and reveal who they are, or will their future be held hostage to their past? And can they learn to trust God and embrace the gift of love he offers them?

Combining excellent research and attention to detail with a flair for romance, Sarah Sundin brings to life the perilous challenges of WWII aviation, nursing, and true love.



WITH EVERY LETTER by Sarah Sundin is in exciting christian historical romance set during the WWII era. It is book #1 in the “Wings of the Nightingale” series. If you enjoy the drama of the WWII era you will love this fast paced, adventure filled and action packed story. Follow Lt. Mellie Blake and Lt.Tom MacGilliver as they transverse the sea of love,romance,faith,secrets,nursing,aviation,flight nurses, suspense,and the perilous challenges of war. “With Every Letter” is a compelling and beautiful love story that will leave you in awe. It has engaging characters who will steal your heart as you follow them on their journey of danger and their discovery of love. A must read for anyone who enjoys a good WWII era story,nursing fans, aviation readers, historical fans will love it, as well as romance readers. I can hardly wait to read the next installment in this series. Ms. Sundin knows how to bring the reader into her stories and hold then there. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at Revell,a division of Baker Publishing Group, the author’s website, and My Book Addiction Reviews.


**Coming in September from Revell,a division of Baker Publishing Group**



REVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews

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