“With You Always” ~ Book Review...

Jun 5, 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 newest release, With You Always. As is my custom, if I could ask Jody one question about With You Always it would be — “Why did you decide to write about the orphan train?” 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: When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute,...

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“An Awakened Heart” ~ Book Review...

May 29, 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 novella, An Awakened Heart. As is my custom, if I could ask Jody one question about An Awakened Heart it would be — “What drew you to writing a story that combined the wealthy with the poor immigrants of NYC in the 1800s?” 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: Trying to heal the ache she feels in her empty life, wealthy Christine Pendleton decides to volunteer at Centre Street Chapel. Ministering to one of the most deprived parts of New York City, the chapel aims at...

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“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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