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Jan 11, 2020 at 1:33am
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{e:BulletB} {x-link:#Colonial} Colonial Courtships{/x-link}
{e:BulletB} {x-link:#Guide} Q&A Guide to Mental Prayer{/x-link}
{e:BulletB} {x-link:#Green} Green Fairy Book {/x-link}{/dropnote}

{loc:Colonial}{b}Colonial Courtships{/b}

This is a collection of four short historical romances written by different authors set in Conneticut in the years between 1753 and 1762 that features each of the four Ingersoll brothers. Each story covers between 80 to 100 pages, the first one being the longest of the four. The brothers are sons of their widowed mother who runs an inn and each is successful in his chosen trade. They are comfortably well-off but neither wealthy nor part of the aristocracy.

{u}Carving a Future{/u} by Carla Olsen Gade features the oldest Ingersoll brother, Nathaniel, a ship carver. He rescues Constance from an unscrupulous captain who had abducted her from England with the intention of selling her as a bondservant in the American colonies. The obstacles in the relationship between Nathaniel and Constance were small and easily overcome. I was left unimpressed by Constance who seemed weak and weepy.

{u}Trading Hearts{/u} by Amber Stockton features Jonathon, the second Ingersoll brother, a merchant captain. Clara, the heroine in the second story is much more capable and assertive than Constance. She is a hardworking young woman who with a spirit and wit. She demonstrated wisdom, patience and determination in defense of Jonathon against her bitter and suspicious brother. Yet she forgave Samuel when he repented despite her natural initial reluctance to do so.

{u}Over a Barrel{/u} by Laura Alice Eakes features Micajah, the third Ingersoll brother, a baker. This story provides far more suspense and mystery than the first two stories combined. Laura does a great job of portraying Micah’s combined traits of tenderness and stubborn suspicion of Sara who hid her daughter in an empty flour barrel in the cellar of his bakery.

{u}Impressed by Love{/u} by Lisa Karon Richardson features the youngest Ingersoll brother, a physician and Phoebe, the recently orphaned niece of a Royal Navy captain who was mortally injured in battle with the French. Thoughtless of the consequence to Alden and determined to save her uncle’s life, Phoebe’s instructions to crew members results in Alden being forcibly impressed into the Royal Navy. Lisa shows Phoebe’s growth in self-awareness and humility by her repentance and what follows her decision to help Alden at any cost.

{loc:Guide}{b}Q&A Guide to Mental Prayer{/b}

{loc:Green}{b}Green Fairy Book{/b}

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