To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

I don’t read historical fiction as much as contemporary because it’s harder for me to find books with the perfect blend of historically accurate stories, an element of faith and realistic characters that I can relate to. Tamera Alexander’s stories have that perfect balance where I’m both entertained and educated in a way that it’s just part of the story. To Win Her Favor was an enjoyable book that kept me enthralled.

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Hallowed Halls by Hannah Alexander

Hallowed Halls

When I first saw the cover of this book, I wondered how an engagement ring, a stethoscope, and three raccoons all tied into the same story. Figuring out the answer to that was a delightful time. I’ve read many books from Hannah Alexander, and this is my favorite by far.

Told from multiple points of view, this was a story of relationships, misunderstandings, healing, and forgiveness. When Dr. Joy Gilbert loses her prestigious job in the big city, she retreats to her hometown where her mother, Molly is having health issues and her ex-fiance, Dr. Zack Travis is head of the ER. To further complicate things, Tressa Cline, daughter of Joy’s former employer, stows away and returns with Joy.

I liked having the POV’s of Joy, Molly, Tressa, and Zack. The story was as much about the relationships of parent/child and employee/employer as it was about romance. I loved how many of the characters developed over the course of the story and the message that God can work through any situation and use everything for His glory in the end.

I’d highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys fiction with a bit of medical drama on the side. This book is going on my keeper shelf and I’ll be looking for the sequel.

Rating:   4.5/5 stars

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Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg

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I’d love to give a cute review of this novella in three little words, but I’m not creative enough and this book deserves so much more than that! If you’ve never read a book by Melissa Tagg, now is the time to try it. Three Little Words is a free e-book and it’s quite a steal. This charming story reads like a full book and I didn’t want Ava and Seth’s tale to end. I’m really hoping they’ll make an appearance in the upcoming Walker family series.

While in school, Seth Walker and Ava Kingsley found themselves on opposite sides of many issues, writing a ‘he said, she said’ column for the paper. When they’re Continue reading