Who can you trust when no one is who they appear to be?
In The Gentleman Smuggler's Lady, Helen Fletcher travels to Cornwall to comfort her dying father. She is literally swept off her feet by a masked man near the wharf. Who is the man behind the mask, and are his intentions good?
Her father has a strong faith, and encourages Helen throughout the book. I liked the way that Helen and Isaac meet formally, great tension and throughout. Good interaction brings the characters together. I also enjoyed the climactic ending.
In The Doctor's Lady Emmy Nelson is the daughter of a missionary doctor, while Dr. James Clark is a city doctor with his eye on teaching. They find themselves working together at Fort Snelling during the Dakota Uprising.
Dr. James has his path all planned out, he only intends to be in Dakota Territory for a short time before going back to the big city. Emmy is passionate about working with the Indians and helping those in need. She and James work together, but they don't see eye to eye despite their growing attraction.
James and Emmy share their faith, and I like how they both learn to look at things a little differently through the other's eyes. I liked how they got to know each other while working together, and had a strong respect for each other. I admired Emmy and her outgoing and compassionate nature. Overall, a enjoyable read, with great characters.
In A House of Secrets Ladies Aide Society President Amanda Carston wants to do more than knit socks and have teas, she wants to do more to help those in need. She sets her mind on fixing up a run down side of town and attempts to enlist the help of her fiance, Joseph, but he seems to be dragging his feet. Will Joseph's secrets get in the way of Amanda's plans to clean up the city and their relationship?
I like that Amanda has a heart to heart to help others and feels the calling to do more. I admired her passion for her cause. There are many secrets to be revealed, and it definitely kept me guessing. I liked the characters, and this was an enjoyable read.
Overall, a collection of stories that revolve around a secret, all set in different places during different time periods. Each of the stories stand on their own. An enjoyable collection.
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