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A Lady of Secret Devotion by Tracie Peterson

A Lady of Secret Devotion“Eager to ease the financial burdens of her family, Cassandra Stover is thrilled she is hired to be a companion to Mrs. Jameston, a wealthy woman. Cassie finds herself living a life she’d never imagined – and growing close to the elderly woman who treats her like a daughter. Her new position is tarnished only by Mrs. Jameston’s son. As Sebastian’s resentment and cruelty toward his mother mount, Cassie begins to harbor concerns for her employer’s safety… and ultimately her own. When Sebastian is suspected of fraud, insurance investigator Mark Langford solicits Cassie’s help to uncover the truth. But what begins as a game of pretense is quickly complicated by matters of the heart.”

A Lady of Secret Devotion is the third and final novel in the Ladies of Liberty trilogy. Full of mystery and tension, this novel had me on the edge of the seat. Continue reading

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A Lady of Hidden Intent by Tracie Peterson

A Lady of Hidden Intent“A life of privilege becomes only a distant memory when Catherine Newbury’s father is falsely imprisoned and she is whisked away from her home in England to America. Forced to disguise her past and create a completely new life, Catherine takes on a servant’s last name and carves out a tenuous future for herself as a seamstress. Soon her dress designs are sought throughout Philadelphia. When the dashing Carter Danby accompanies his mother and sister for a design consultation, Catherine suddenly encounters her past face-to-face. Is Carter’s avid interest in her genuine… or does he, as she suspects, recognize her as the young lady he met while touring England? She cannot deny the attraction, but admitting her true identity may jeopardize her father’s only hope for freedom. Will Catherine be forced to sacrifice her dreams of love?”

A Lady of Hidden Intent is the second novel in the Ladies of Liberty trilogy. This novel greatly reminded me of the tale of Cinderella. Continue reading

A Lady of High Regard by Tracie Peterson

A Lady of High Regard“Born into affluence, Mia Stanley is a winsome socialite with a knack for matchmaking. She’s also a writer for Godey’s Lady’s Book magazine, much to the dismay of her family – and their society friends. A proper young lady of her social standing isn’t meant to labor in such a way, but Mia has always had a way with words… When her writing draws her into the world of downtrodden seamen’s wives on Philadelphia’s docks, Mia uncovers an alarming scheme that puts her in harm’s way. But her heart ends up on the line as well… Has her determination to always make a match driven away the one man whose esteem she covets?”

A Lady of High Regard is the first novel in the Ladies of Liberty trilogy. Mia Stanley not only has a way with words but a way of talking to people. People trust her and feel comfortable telling her the truth about their life and what is really going on in their neighborhood. Once Mia realized the scandals and schemes that were occurring at the docks she had no other choice then to help those in need. Continue reading

The Quarryman’s Bride by Tracie Peterson

Quarryman's Bride“Emmalyne Knox has always loved Tavin MacLachlan. But when tragedy strikes her family, Emmalyne’s father declares she can no longer marry. Despite Tavin’s pleas to defy the decision, Emmalyne refuses. In her act of obedience, she gives up the future she’d always dreamed of. When Emmalyne’s father returns to the quarry business years later, Tavin and Emmalyne meet again. And though circumstances have changed in both of their lives, they cannot deny the feelings that still exist.”

The Quarryman’s Bride is the second novel of the Land of Shining Waters trilogy. Just like the first novel, this book is as equally fascinating. I really liked that the book was set in the same state as the first novel. I wish that it would have included the characters from the first novel but after reading this book I’m glad that it didn’t. It would have been interesting to see where the characters from the previous book were and which direction life had taken them though, especially Svea’s. Continue reading

The Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson

IcecuttersDaughter_Cvr_Spine“As the lone female in a houseful of men, Merrill Krause dedicates her life to caring for her family and their business, as her dying mother asked. Besides, it suits her; she’s never felt like she fits what most people expect in a girl – she’d rather work with her father’s horses and assist with the ice harvest. And though she’s been mostly content up to this point, a part of her wonders if there will ever be anyone who will notice her amid the bevy of brothers determined to protect her from any possible suitors. When Rurik Jorgensen arrives in their small Minnesota town to join his uncle’s carpentry business, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, who are often frightened away by her older brothers, Rurik isn’t intimidated by them or by Merrill’s strength and lack of femininity. The attraction between them begins to build… until Rurik’s former fiancée shows up with wild claims that bring serious consequences to Rurik.”

The Icecutter’s Daughter is the first novel in the Land of Shining Waters trilogy. Continue reading

A Surrendered Heart by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

a surrendered heart“When cholera strikes Rochester, New York, in the spring of 1899, the members of the Broadmoor family flee to their castle home in the Thousand Islands. But Amanda Broadmoor, who has always held a special compassion for the less fortune, resolves to remain in Rochester with Dr. Blake Carstead, working to help control the spread of the dreaded disease. However, much more than Amanda’s health hangs in the balance. Mishandling of the family fortune threatens to leave the Broadmoor family penniless – and even willing to sacrifice Amanda’s future. Will she be forced to marry a man she disdains in order to save the Broadmoor Legacy?”

A Surrendered Heart is the third, and final, novel in The Broadmoor Legacy trilogy. I thought that the ending to this series was absolutely perfect. If you’ve read the first two novels in this trilogy then you’ll know that the previous two books ended abruptly in a way. The problems and dilemma’s that the Broadmoor cousins faced weren’t resolved by the end in each book. Continue reading

An Unexpected Love by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

an unex“Sophie Broadmoor adores fancy balls, beautiful gowns, and expensive jewelry. Indeed, she enjoys everything the Broadmoor wealth provides and has earned a reputation as the wildest of the Broadmoor cousins. During a trip to England, she falls head over heels for Wesley Hedrick, a wealthy widower who promises her the world. But Wesley’s promises never seem to come true, and soon Sophie finds herself in a very compromising situation. Why does it have to be Paul Medford, the young minister working with her father, who shows up during her worst moment? Paul is full of promises, too – and it’s clear that he has feelings for Sophie. But after all she’s been through, dare she trust him?”

Just as usual, Tracie Peterson has gone above and beyond in obtaining her readers attention with her writing. This book, the second novel in The Broadmoor Legacy trilogy, is as fascinating as the first novel. If you’ve read the first novel then you are most likely familiar with Sophie’s personality and socially unacceptable behavior. Continue reading