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The Dad Next Door The Dad Next Door
by C.J. Carmichael

Raising his twin daughters Samantha and Tory by himself after his wife Marianne McLaughlin left them, architect Gavin Gray is horrified when Sam dies in an accident. Deciding he owes Marianne that information and hoping seeing her mom will help his surviving daughter, he and Tory travel to her hometown of Squam Lake where the classic On Golden Pond was filmed.

No one in town seems to know where Marianne is. However, Gavin is distracted by the woman next door, interior decorator Allison Bennett, who just ended an engagement six weeks before the wedding. Not only does he want her, she is terrific with the reticent grieving Tory. As the trio bonds into a family, an ailing Marianne shows up begging Gavin to help her with her crisis.

THE DAD NEXT DOOR is a superb family drama due to the emotional reactions of each of the key quartet. Gavin own the show as he loves the woman next door, but his daughter comes before his desires and his feelings are further turmoil by his guilt re his ill former wife and his deceased offspring. C. J. Carmichael provides a powerful cast driven relationship tale.

— Harriet Klausner Rating 5.0
The Narrow Path The Narrow Path
by Gail Sattler
A wonderful story of meshing old and new traditions, of embracing change in the church and of love, Gail Sattler has written a book that you will not want to put down
— Cindy Loven Rating 5.0
The Narrow Path The Narrow Path
by Gail Sattler

Well, I've read quite a few of Gail's books, including "Vancouver" (my most favorite city in the world!) and loved them; however, "The Narrow Path" had a different flavor. I have also read a lot of the Amish books out there, but I must say that this Mennonite Brethern story had a unique twist, that being, tradition meet contempory/progressive, all within the same denomination. A bit tricky, I must say, all that Gail pulled off in this book! Rather than tell the plot, I think I can summarize what made this a successful story that also had a very happy ending: Gail's two main characters both had a very deep and mature relationship with the Lord and passionate desire to bring others to the Lord and also keep the existing "flock" strong in their walk. Just how they went about this is where the sparks do fly and Gail's funny bone stars in so many scenes--laugh-out-loud stuff, I am talking about! I started out rolling my eyes at stuffy-stick-in-the-mud-Ted, never dreaming I'd end up being........OOPS! I said I'd not tell the plot-almost spilled the beans, didn't I?!
It didn't hurt any that the book takes place in my beautiful state of Minnesota!
A good, fun read that is perfect to take to the beach, but for sure has a truth to be learned.

— Joy Maher (Minnesota) Rating 5.0
The Narrow Path The Narrow Path
by Gail Sattler
the Narrow Path Review
Gail has the gift in, The Narrow Path, as in her other books, of keeping things exciting all the way. It is hard to lay down wondering what will happen next. My husband Glenn also found it very good reading. We were both raised in the Mennonite Church back in the 40's and 50's and can relate to much of it. It is a very good lesson on opposites working together as long as their desire is to serve the Lord.
— Mary Stehman (Hesston, Kansas) Rating 5.0
The Narrow Path The Narrow Path
by Gail Sattler
Wonderful Book
Just finished reading "The Narrow Path"!! What a great book! Living in a mostly Mennonite community with several churches within a few miles, I can identify with some of the things in the book, especially the food! The ladies around here really know how to cook!!! Will there be more of the same type of books in the future?
— Judy Barnhart (NW Ohio) Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
4-1/2 hearts—“A touching romance”

“I was unable to put this one down as I was drawn in with Ms. Kean’s descriptive writing and compelling story. . . Gisela is such a strong character. She fights for the ones she loves and protects them at all costs. And where Dominic is her true knight, she's his savior and the love of his life. I would highly recommend this one to anyone who loves a touching romance that will leave them wanting more.”

— Sandra, The Romance Studio Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
5 stars—“A romantic historical tale”

“Talented Catherine Kean pens a romantic historical tale that transports her readers to days of yore during a perilous time that requires strength and trust. The passion of her characters and her beautifully worded prose easily captures and entertains her readers. I sincerely recommend A Knight’s Reward, a five star read from Catherine Kean and the second book in her Knight’s Series.”

— Donna Zapf, SingleTitles.com Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
4-1/2 blue ribbons—“a suspense-filled, emotionally riveting historical”

A Knight’s Reward is a suspense-filled, emotionally riveting historical novel. Watching as Gisela tries to keep her son and Dominic safe without regard for herself and still maintain her secrets will keep readers on the edge of their seats. This is the first novel I have read by this author, but I look forward to reading Ms. Catherine Kean’s future endeavors. A Knight’s Reward has found a place on my ‘recommended read’ list.

— Dottie, Romance Junkies Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
4-1/2—“an excellent romance”

A Knight’s Reward is an excellent romance. Set during the 12th century fans of this era will find characters and a story they can’t let go of. The action, passion, danger, and romance Ms. Kean has written within these pages will pull at your heart strings and keep you quickly turning pages. . . A Knight’s Reward is a ‘keeper’ you’ll be eager to reread often.”

— Wendy Keel, The Romance Readers’ Connection Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
4-1/2 clovers—“a masterful, emotionally riveting story”

“Ms. Kean has once again penned another richly textured, jewel of a medieval romance bringing a masterful, emotionally riveting story peopled with beautifully drawn characters to life. Her imagery is fantastic and the reader can’t help but feel a part of the marvelous tableau Kean drew. . . Catherine Kean is definitely a highly recommended author.”

— Marilyn Rondeau, CK2S Kwips and Kritiques Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
5 hearts—“a pulse pounding ride”

A Knight’s Reward is definitely one of those books that you can not put down and Ms. Kean delivers a pulse pounding ride. If you like a fast paced story with multifaceted characters and a love that never dies pick A Knight’s Reward and get ready to stay up all night reading it! This reviewer finds Ms. Kean a breath of fresh air and hopes to see more from this talented author!”

— Dawn, Love Romances and More Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
5 stars—”A fascinating historical tale”

“This is an interesting medieval romance that uses a late twelfth century setting to tell a tale that in many ways feels contemporary with a sleuthing warrior and a woman hiding from her husband. The story line is fast-paced, but obviously driven by the relationship between the lead couple as he suspects her of thieving and and lying while she prays he proves her love for him is right by protecting Ewan. Catherine Kean writes a fascinating historical tale.”

— Harriet Klausner, Reviewer Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
5 stars and Reviewer’s Pick—”a fast-paced treasure”

A Knight’s Reward is a fast-paced treasure that involves you in the story from the very beginning with wonderful characters, an excellent story line, and a tale that will leave you cheering at the end.”

— Lauren Calder, Affaire de Coeur Magazine Rating 5.0
A Knight's Reward A Knight's Reward
by Catherine Kean
5 out of 5 Cups—”An extraordinary tale”

“A Knights Reward is an engaging page-turner...Ms. Kean takes the reader into the lives, and hearts, of the dazzling cast in this rare tale that allows the audience to share in the passion, romance and love that Dominic and Gisela experience all over again. This is a masterpiece, an extraordinary tale that should be read by all.”

— Cherokee, Coffee Time Romance Rating 5.0
The Narrow Path The Narrow Path
by Gail Sattler
I read this book in just a couple of hours finished it and then opened it back up and reread it. It is such a wonderful story with a wonderful message. I hope more books like these are written by Gail Sattler.
— Angela (Galveston, Texas) Rating 5.0
The Narrow Path The Narrow Path
by Gail Sattler

"GAIL! I just finished The Narrow Path - I loved it so so much. Just the right amount of romance - all the characters were so likable and real. I can't wait for more."

— A Reader (Nashville) Rating 5.0
The Narrow Path The Narrow Path
by Gail Sattler
book review
I just finished reading The Narrow Path and loved it. Are you going to write more like this one? Someone asked if they were going to make a movie of the Narrow Path - that would be a great idea. We need more Christian stories out there. I love the Vancouver book - it has so many places mentioned in it that I have been to and I love the stories also. It is one of my favorite books that I often read - the stories don't get old.
— Bessie Austin (Chatham, Ont., Canada) Rating 5.0
Hearts in Harmony Hearts in Harmony
by Gail Sattler

A very touching story. Characters definitely do not have perfect pasts, but I like the way they overcome. I look forward to the next books in this series. Here is the back cover review. I find this helps me to choose a book much better.
Playing guitar for his church's worship team was not going as well as Adrian Braithwaite expected. Which was why he was thrilled to find a talented keyboardist in new church member Celest Hackett. But there was more to the lovely Celeste than met the eye--the skill that Adrian so valued came from her former career in a rock band. And though the pastor welcomed her, a threat from Celeste's past could destroy what she'd worked so hard to build, unless her musical partner could become her partner for life.

— K. Bennefield Rating 5.0
Hearts in Harmony Hearts in Harmony
by Gail Sattler

I've read at least a hundred Love Inspireds and this is one of the best. It has great character conflict, honesty, deep emotion, great chemistry between characters. It shows how unconditional love can restore trust. It's an all around excellent book and interesting from the first page because the characters feel like real people. The characters do the appropriate thing in seeking council from the pastor when needed. This issue of the past was referred to but not belabored to the point you want to scream, "Enough Already!" It didn't sound hokey and I was glad to read about a character with a less than stellar background. As a new Christian, she is realistically portrayed in regards to internal conflict. I especially liked the fact that she wanted what was best for the hero, even if it wasn't her. I also loved the fact that the hero saw her a truly forgiven, just like his friends had, rather than punishing her for something she had done before she was saved. A truly inspirational message. I sighed at the end because the love was so intense and real. And the kiss...that made the story worth reading. This is truly one of the page-turners that you'll want to backorder since it's a May 2005 date on the cover.

— Michelle Sutton Rating 5.0
Getting Rid of Rosie Getting Rid of Rosie
by Lynda Simmons
Love this book!!!

Getting rid of Rosie is a great read! I couldn't put it down. Needless to say chores got put aside as I rushed to find out what happened, then was sad that I'd finished the book. I wanted more. Great job goes out to Lynda Simmons. I laughed, I cried and thoroughly enjoyed the humor, the outstanding dialogue and exciting story lines. I loved all the colorful characters. This is a must read book. I highly recommend it.

— Suzanne M. Hurley Rating 5.0
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Lady Beware

by Jo Beverley
Lady Beware

Lady Thea Debenham thinks her only problem is a stained ball gown, but in the deserted corridors of her home she meets Vile Viscount Darien; her life will never be the same. She has always been a perfect lady, which makes her perfect for Darien's purposes. He's determined to force his way into Society despite his own dubious reputation and the appalling one of his family.

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