Biblical fiction, Christian fiction, Writing News

Under the Cloud (free Kindle Edition)

I’m looking forward to today and attending my first-ever virtual writing conference (Inscribe Fall Conference)! In gratitude for all the writers and writing mentors (from Inscribe and other writing groups) that have helped and encouraged me through the years, I’ve arranged a free download of my latest novel, Under the Cloud - Kindle edition. GET… Continue reading Under the Cloud (free Kindle Edition)

Christian fiction, Fiction, Religious

Blood Ties – review

Blood Ties by Tracy Krauss My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn Blood Ties, Book 2 of Tracy Krauss’s Three Strand Cord series, we again get involved in the lives of Stella, Tempest, and Cherise.College-educated Stella returns to her ranch home in Texas to find both ranch-hand brothers in love with her.Dirk, Cherise’s brother, falls for… Continue reading Blood Ties – review

Biblical fiction, Fiction, Personal, Writing News

More books arriving this week!

Under the Cloud has been out just a little over two months. In that time, I’ve distributed a box of paperbacks but another shipment is on its way, scheduled to arrive later this week. Reader response is gratifying! Here are some comments, gathered from reviews: “Zamri’s story explores themes that are as relevant now as… Continue reading More books arriving this week!

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction

Calm Before the Storm (review)

Calm Before the Storm by Janice L. DickMy rating: 5 of 5 starsThe year is 1914. All is idyllic on the Hildebrandt’s Succoth estate in Crimea—but for the death of mother. This has left the well-to-do Hildebrandt family (father Heinrich, children Katarina [16], Maria [14], Peter, Nicholas, and Anna) wifeless, motherless, and without a teacher.… Continue reading Calm Before the Storm (review)

Biblical fiction, Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction, Religious

Beyond the Purple Sky – review

Beyond The Purple Sky by Eunice Cooper-MatchettMy rating: 5 of 5 starsIn dramatic scenes fueled by an informed imagination, Cooper-Matchett takes us into a little-known time in Israel’s history. The Jews are in exile in Babylon. Zerubbabel—a brilliant Jewish lad and companion of Nebuchadnezzar’s successor Belshazzar and sister Belshalti-Nanner, is being groomed for service to… Continue reading Beyond the Purple Sky – review

Biblical fiction, Fiction, Personal, Writing News

Project completed!

I’m excited to announce that my second novel, Under the Cloud, a continuation of the story begun in Destiny’s Hands, is now available from Amazon in paperback and ebook editions! Here's the cover (designed by Glynis and Amanda Belec of Angel Hope Publishing): And the description, from the back of the book: "Fifteen-year-old Zamri lives… Continue reading Project completed!

Book Reviews, Fiction

Hidden Secrets (review)

Hidden Secrets by Janet Sketchley My rating: 5 of 5 stars With batches of fragrant muffins and mugs of herbal tea, served up in an idyllic seaside setting, Janet Sketchley lures us into discovering the deadly secrets of the Green Dory Inn. Hidden Secrets is Book 2 in the Green Dory Inn Mystery series. Thoroughly… Continue reading Hidden Secrets (review)

Book Reviews, Fiction, Young Adult

The Lord of the Rings (review)

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien My rating: 4 of 5 stars I recently finished reading The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien—all six books, a Kindle edition purchased May 9th, finished reading around August 14th. Here are some of the things that impressed me about book(s). The contrast between… Continue reading The Lord of the Rings (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction

Unknown Enemy (Review)

Unknown Enemy by Janet Sketchley My rating: 5 of 5 stars When Landon Smith gets a call to help Anna, the woman who was an anchor to her in her troubled past, she leaves her college dorm in Toronto for a weekend in Nova Scotia with hardly a second thought. Once there she is immediately… Continue reading Unknown Enemy (Review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction, Personal

In a Foreign Land (review)

In a Foreign Land by Janice L. Dick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Daniel and Luise Martens have built up a successful farm in northern China. The year is 1945 and fifteen years have passed since the Mennonite villagers from Slavgorod Colony of Western Siberia have escaped their Russian oppressors (story told in The… Continue reading In a Foreign Land (review)