Book Reviews by Rebecca McLafferty... 

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The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

This Christian fiction historical romance literally transports its readers into colonial Williamsburg at the onset of the Revolutionary War. Laura Frantz’s characters couldn't be more lifelike, allowing us to intimately experience every detail. This book is a true page-turner and provokes thoughts about the impact of war, the sacrifices and faith of our country’s founders, and the defining line of politics between society, friends, and families.

The term deep POV (point of view) is given a whole new meaning within The Lacemaker’s pages. Laura Frantz’s sensory details are vivid, with sights ranging from detailed lace and breathtaking scenery to putrid odors and heart wrenching illustrations of war’s misfortunes.

Both the hero and heroine look to God for direction and inspire us to do the same in our lives. In the midst of crisis, they try to see God's purpose and not just their own--even when they're terrified for their very lives.

Unyielding strengths and sense of purpose create characters not easily forgotten. This is a must-read.


Bravo, Laura Frantz!

BAGGAGE CLAIM by Cathe Swanson


Are you looking for a captivating read? If so, this romantic suspense novel should be at the top of your stack. Baggage Claim is suspenseful, light-hearted, realistic, and a page turner. It’s anything but what you would expect.


Cathe Swanson’s characters bring the Great Lakes Collection to life. They’re unique and full of surprises. The higher the stakes, the more emotions escalate until we find ourselves almost holding our breath.


I personally lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for years. Cathe’s detailed descriptions are authentic and bring the reader into the locale as effectively as if we had packed our bags to come along.


Significant issues are addressed which readers will relate to. Each character has their own problems and, as often happens in true life, they can’t be resolved alone. Unexpected twists in the story keep us guessing and I’m already waiting for a sequel.


Don’t miss this read! Great job, Cathe!


If you enjoy a sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery, this book is a must read.


I first read the prologue. It was short, just over a page. And in the short time it took to read it, I was literally trembling, a true indicator of the story to follow.


You will remember the story’s characters long after you’ve read this book. The heroine, Emilie’s, efforts to protect families from domestic abuse emulate needs so critical in today’s society. The story entertains through intriguing subplots and at the same time educates the reader about the legal system.


Like the hero, Reid, the story illustrates the sheer determination and faith needed to hold tight to a ray of hope. The nerve-wracking danger that many domestic abuse victims endure is an eye-opener, as well as the dedication and emotions of both the victims and those interceding on their behalf.


Suspense at its best!