Friday, January 25, 2013

Hearts in Hiding / Marrying Miss Marshall

Author: Patty Smith Hall
Publisher: Love Inspired Historical
July 2012
ISBN: 978-0373829262
Genre: Historical romance

Engineer Edie Michaels loves her life—she has a good job, close friends, even a chance at romance with former soldier Beau Daniels. But she could lose everything if her secret comes out…that she's the German daughter of a devoted Nazi.

And when her father sends spies to force her loyalty, everything Edie values is at risk.

Time in a Nazi POW camp changed army medic Beau Daniels. When he discovers a letter of Edie's written in German, he can't help his suspicions. Is she truly the woman he's started to love? Or has she been the enemy all along? With Nazis on Edie's trail, the pair must fight for truth, for survival—and for love.

HEARTS IN HIDING is kind of the sequel to Hearts in Flight. Edie is Maggie’s friend in that first book. This book does stand alone as it isn’t technically a series. Edie has the ability to think on her feet, quickly, so when Beau unexpectedly climbs through his aunt’s window to get inside after the family has gone to bed, Edie is quick to react with a fireplace poker and a jump rope and ask questions later.

If you enjoy historical romances with spunky brave heroines and brave heroes with heart-wrenching struggles, then HEARTS IN HIDING is a good book to read. With the obstacles in their path, I couldn’t help but wonder how Edie and Beau would overcome them. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $6.75. 288 pages.


Author: Lacy Williams
Publisher: Love Inspired Historical
August 2011
ISBN: 978-0-373-82881-4
Genre: Historical romance

Danna Carpenter is trying to fill the shoes of her late husband as town marshal. A super woman, she fights criminals, and is even earning the grudging respect of the town. So when she sees a tenderfoot about to get trampled by a cattle stampede, she thinks nothing about riding her horse into the fray, scooping the man up with one hand and tossing him behind her on the horse.

Chas O’Grady is supposed to be hunting for cattle rustlers, but not being the brightest crayon in the box, Chas is unable to obey even the simplest of instructions. “Stay here.” means to step off into the pitch black darkness and fall off the cliff causing him to dislocate his shoulder. And forcing Danna into another rescue.

When the town realizes the pair has been in a “compromising position,” they force them to wed. But will they survive long enough to find love?

MARRYING MISS MARSHAL is Lacy William’s debut book. A super-strong heroine, a hero who is definitely the polar opposite, and a rugged Wyoming landscape come together to make this a western straight from the movies. And not a block-buster one.

Okay—I admit to some questions. There are men in town. Why didn’t one of them step forward as Marshal since they didn’t respect her? I won’t go into the other things that crossed my mind, except to say “It’s in the script” or “It’s fiction…” But to me, it was unbelievable.

If you like western historical romances, then you might be interested in MARRYING MISS MARSHAL. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $6.75. 279 pages.

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