If you're looking for a good -- actually really good -- reading choice for your summer reading, please put Grounded Hearts at the top of your list. I especially enjoy historical fiction and have read many books set during World War II, but the setting -- Ireland -- and the characters and plot make it an absorbing book.
Nan O'Neil is a widowed midwife in neutral Ireland who gives shelter to a wounded Canadian RAF pilot. Taking in Dutch Whitney is against the law and Nan faces prison for this act. I will avoid any plot spoilers, but the story drew me and kept me reading. I especially enjoyed the scenes of life in Ireland during the war and the characters who are part of Nan's life. It's a romance, and an unusually sweet one, a historical novel and a story of faith. I am hoping that there will be a sequel. Please, Jeanne M. Dickson!
On a different note, the summer is flying by. I know it always does, but I blinked and realized that September is barely a month away. I love the autumn but I'm not rushing pumpkins and leaves. I've got a few more beach days to come and there are a lot of summer veggies -- sweet corn at the top of my list -- to savor. Here's to a quiet afternoon on a porch, iced tea or coffee by my side and a good book.
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a good weekend. Happy reading!