“Behind the Scenes” ~ Book Review...

May 1, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jen Turano’s newest release, Behind the Scenes.   As is my custom, if I could ask Jen one question about Behind the Scenes it would be — “What inspired Permilla’s character and personality?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!   And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!                                                             From the Back Cover: Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but...

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“At Your Request” ~ Book Review...

Apr 17, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jen Turano’s novella introducing her newest series, At Your Request.   As is my custom, if I could ask Jen one question about At Your Request it would be — “What made you want to write a series about the wallflowers?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!   And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk! From the Back Cover: After her father lost the family’s fortune, Wilhelmina was cast out of the fashionable set and banished to the wallflower section. Taking a position as a social secretary to help support her family, she’s mostly come to terms with her...

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“Treasured Grace” ~ Book Review...

Apr 3, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Tracie Peterson’s book, Treasured Grace. As is my custom, if I could ask Tracie one question about Treasured Grace it would be — “What drew you into writing about the frontier and the dangers associated with that?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out! And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!                                                                     From the Back Cover: Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After...

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“For Love and Honor” ~ Book Review...

Mar 20, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jody Hedlund’s, For Love & Honor. As is my custom, if I could ask Jody one question about For Love & Honoe it would be — “What was your favorite part of Sir Bennet’s and Lady Sabine’s bantering relationship?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out! And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk! From the Back Cover:  Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman...

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“Restoring Love” ~ Book Review...

Mar 14, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jennifer Slattery’s book, Restoring Love.    As is my custom, if I could ask Jennifer one question about Restoring Love it would be — “Do you find it difficult to come up with different backgrounds for your characters, but that all have a tie of restoration?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!   And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!   From the Back Cover: Mitch, a contractor and house-flipper, is restoring a beautiful old house in an idyllic Midwestern neighborhood. Angela, a woman filled with regrets and recently transplanted to his area, is anything but idyllic. She’s almost his worst...

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“The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill” ~ Book Review...

Feb 20, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing the first book of Julie Klassen’s newest series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill.    As is my custom, if I could ask Julie one question about The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, it would be — “What drew you to writing about an innkeeper’s life?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!   And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!                                                                  From the Back Cover: The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village...

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Kristi Ann Hunter ~ Interview & Giveaway!...

Feb 10, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! Another Friday interview! Today’s interview is with Kristi Ann Hunter. I had the opportunity to review her newest book An Uncommon Courtship earlier this week. So without further ado, on to Rachel’s Back Talk – Special Edition! RR: Hi Kristi! Thanks for joining me on Rachel’s Back Talk today! To start, when did you know that you wanted to be a writer? KH: I was in elementary school and an author came to visit. He said the book we’d read started as a project in his English class. Being a kid, I heard “I wrote a book in 4th grade” and started thinking I could do it. Several years later, I actually did. RR: That sounds like me! So how would you describe your writing process? Are you more of a planner or...

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