Friday, December 7, 2012

Book Review: Love Finds You in Annapolis Maryland by Roseanna M. White

Here's a book review from Roseanna White's 2011 Love Finds You in Annapolis Maryland, plus a preview of her next release due out in February 2013.
Again, leave a comment for a chance at a free copy announced December 13th (continental US only).

Okay--let's face it, this book has shelf appeal! I bought this book without having heard of Roseanna previously, just because of the great cover. So, cover team--big score. I give you a ten!

Though there is a fragile peace in 1783 post Revolutionary War Annapolis, the effects of the war still simmer just beneath the surface in our country's capital. The sides chosen before the war are not easily forgotten and pull Lark Benton and Emerson Fielding into the center of the resolving conflict.

When independence is won and allegiance shifts, the citizens of our young nation were faced with choosing between duty and liberty. Roseanna does a wonderful job of highlighting how these challenges transformed our early national identity. I was challenged to think on this timeless idea of liberty and reminded not to take it for granted.


This book found a spot on my "keep this one" bookshelf. Overall, a wonderful mix of spiritual thought, romance, and early American history.

Click on the link to order your copy :

Roseanna M. White pens her novels under the Betsy Ross flag hanging over her desk, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When she isn't writing fiction, she's editing it for WhiteFire Publising or reviewing it for the Christian Review of Books, both of which she co-founded with her husband. 

Coming Release, February 2013: Ring of Secrets
Culper Ring Series, Book 1

Love Has No Place in a World of Spies

1779—Winter Reeves is an aristocratic American Patriot forced to hide her heart amid the British Loyalists of New York City. She has learned to keep her ears open so she can pass information on British movements to Robbie Townsend, her childhood friend, and his spy ring. If she's caught, she will be executed for espionage, but she prays the Lord’s protection will sustain her, and Robbie has taught her the tools of the trade—the wonders of invisible ink, secret drop locations and, most importantly, a good cover.

Bennet Lane returns to New York from his Yale professorship with one goal: to find General Washington’s spy hidden among the ranks of the city’s elite. Searching for a wife was supposed to be nothing more than a convenient cover story for his mission, but when he meets Winter, with her too-intelligent eyes in her too-blank face, he finds a mystery that can’t be ignored.

Both are determined to prevail at any cost…and each is committed to a separate cause. Will God lead them to a shared destiny or lives lived apart?

You can pre-order it now on Amazon:

Chat questions:
Would you rather read historical or contemporary?
What's your favorite Christmas food?
Christmas trees: real or fake???


  1. Thanks for the review, Anne! And I totally agree on the cover--soooo gorgeous! =) Now, the important things. Christmas trees must be real, and must also be Blue Spruce. Favorite Christmas food (aside from cookies, because, let's face it, those are ALWAYS good, LOL) is Cranberry Eggnog French Toast--a new-ish annual tradition at my family's Christmas Day brunch.

    As for historical or contemporary? I read and love both. If I had to pick just one, it would be historical--but I'm glad I don't have to pick just one!

    1. Great to have you here today Roseanna!!
      Wow, I'd love that recipe. Do you want to post it here for us? :)

    2. I'd be happy to share the recipe. Let me dig it up...

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Pat. Looks like you have a great chance to win so far! I'm sure you'll enjoy this read!

  3. Love this cover too! I grew up with a fake tree that we unpacked out of it's box every December...then I married a boy who was raised on a Christmas tree lot. He takes picking out and caring for a fresh tree to a new level of artform ;) I love it. There's nothing like that fresh smell.

    1. Awww, that's sweet Joanne. Sounds like the making of a great story! Fake-tree girl meets Real-Deal guy....:)

  4. I look forward to reading this book! The cover is gorgeous.

    I enjoy contemporary novels, but my true love is historical!

    We had a real tree for years, but my husband is severely allergic to them and would have hives and cough all month. So, a couple years ago I finally talked him into getting a fake tree. Doesn't smell quite as nice, but he feels a whole better and is able to enjoy it much more!

    1. We've had this discussion many times at our house Melissa--the allergy thingy. So far, we still get the real-deal. THis year we did get a fir though and it seems much better all around--especially the needles are not prickly to put the lights on. Therefore, my arms did not break out in rash afterward!

  5. Would you rather read historical or contemporary? Historical
    What's your favorite Christmas food? Sugar Cookies!
    Christmas trees: real or fake??? Real ~ spruce

    I have wanted to read this book since the first time I saw it! Please enter me in the drawing for Love Finds You in Annapolis Maryland. Kathleen

    1. Congratulations Lane!! You've won the free copy!! Look for an email concerning your mailing address this week!

  6. You are entered Lane!! So do you pronounce your name Lane with long AAAA, or Lanie with short a and "ie" on the end? My brother's name is Lane like the country lane.

    And sugar cookies? oooohhhh yum!! Around here, I'm used to "Amish sugar cookies" that are sort of like very light cake type cookie with sugar sprinkled on top, made with real butter and they melt in your mouth!! Love them. But my hubbie's family always did the more biscuit type that you iced--you know, the star, the tree, the santa, and the bell cookie cutter shapes?


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