“The Foster Wife” by Cindy Dorminy

Amelia Day has made a name for herself as a foster wife. (Yes, you heard that right.) While unconventional, the quirky business plan has garnered tons of street cred and boasts great success in transforming unlucky-in-love bachelors into well-rounded gentlemen ready for marriage. When Amelia agrees to work with handsome but annoying bachelor Phin Baxter, she has no idea how difficult he plans to make it for her. … More “The Foster Wife” by Cindy Dorminy

“Glory Bishop” by Deborah L. King

“Glory Bishop” introduces readers to Glory, a teenage girl who is trying to figure out who she is while living with her overly religious mother, working with a fabulous hair salon owner, and dealing with teenage love, especially with her boyfriend, J. T leaving for the service. Glory has the dreams most teenagers have, going off to college and being her own self. But her abusive mother has other plans and is beyond happy when Glory starts dating Malcolm, the preacher’s son. Glory’s life with Malcolm is not at all what she expected it to be. … More “Glory Bishop” by Deborah L. King

“Dark Green” by Lif Strand

“Dark Green” is an excellent first book in what is to be a new series by author Lif Strand. The story is set in New Mexico, making it a fun read for me as I live in the state and loved reading the descriptions of places that I felt I could recognize. While the story is fiction, the incidents the author used in the book are real events that have happened in New Mexico and Arizona. Thanks to her background in writing about the wolf issues in the West, Ms. Strand was able to create a great mystery surrounded by fact. … More “Dark Green” by Lif Strand

“Kings of Unitas” by Kyle Cox

“Kings of Unitas” by Kyle Cox pivots around the world of Hemel, whose wizard domination has disseminated much-needed vibrancy, security, and magnificence to the region. Among the most treasured natural entities are the invaluable exotic vegetables that provided wizards with a sharp mental focus, which was critical for the sustenance of Hemel’s outstanding plenitude. … More “Kings of Unitas” by Kyle Cox

“Over the Fence” by Debbie Schrack

Over a decade ago, six-year-old Katie Figg was abducted outside her home, never to see her family again. Now at seventeen—forced to go by the name Eve Anderson—she endures torture daily at the hands of “Papa,” her captor. The tortured girl lives with Papa and his partner “Mama” in a dilapidated house infested with cockroaches, bars covering the windows, and a tall, impenetrable fence shutting her from the outside world. Eve’s sole reason for surviving is to care for Honey, the four-year-old daughter she had with Papa. … More “Over the Fence” by Debbie Schrack

“Darwin” by Dell Brand

“Darwin” by Dell Brand is a searing historical family saga set from 1919 to 1974. The story begins with Grace, a young naive bride from England who comes to Australia to live with her husband, Charles Dalton. Dalton, who hailed from a prosperous family owning large sheep ranches in the South of Australia, was a World War 1 veteran who retired early after getting wounded. His haughty father soon sends Dalton off with his young wife to one of the family’s stations in Darwin, an isolated coastal town in North Australia, to develop a cattle business. … More “Darwin” by Dell Brand

“An Enemy Like Me” by Teri M. Brown

Teri M. Brown’s novel “An Enemy Like Me” is a work of historical fiction. It follows the life of Jakob Mueller, also known as Jacob Miller, an American-born son of German immigrants, and his family from the onset of World War II to modern-day. The story unfolds from three characters’ perspectives, Jacob, a soldier, husband, and father, Bonnie, his wife, and their child William. Each character gives the reader a glimpse into their thoughts and emotions about the war, their love for one another, and their pride in their country.  … More “An Enemy Like Me” by Teri M. Brown