Book Reviews, Christian fiction

Behind Her Name – review

Behind Her Name by Eunice Cooper-MatchettMy rating: 5 of 5 stars You would never know from the confident look of the woman sitting at the bookstore table signing books for her fans, that Sage Bush was still trapped in her traumatic childhood. But she was. In Behind Her Name, author Eunice Cooper-Matchett explores, with wonderful… Continue reading Behind Her Name – review

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, Christian fiction, Fiction

Sidetracked (review)

Sidetracked by Brandilyn Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars Driving home from Clara’s shower after everyone else has left, 34-year-old Delanie spots a suspicious-looking character in a dark hoodie, and then a body lying on the sidewalk. Right from the first chapter of Brandilyn Collins’ Sidetracked, we’re alerted as to what kind of story… Continue reading Sidetracked (review)

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Sweetened With Honey (review)

Sweetened with Honey by Valerie Comer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sierra Riehl is the last of the threesome that established Green Acres still single. In Sweetened with Honey—the third in Valerie Comer’s Farm Fresh Romance Series—Gabe Rubachuk re-enters the picture. Gabe, with his wife Bethany, started Nature’s Pantry, an organic food store in… Continue reading Sweetened With Honey (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction

Wild Mint Tea (review)

Wild Mint Tea by Valerie Comer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Claire Halford would dearly love to get the job cooking for the tree-planting crew of Enterprising Reforestation. It would mean that she could quit her short-order job at the Sizzling Skillet, Galena Landing’s main eatery. But good-looking boss Noel Kenzie doesn’t fall for… Continue reading Wild Mint Tea (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction

Other Side of the River (review)

Other Side of the River by Janice L. Dick. My rating: 5 of 5 stars Luise Letkemann and Daniel Martens have been sweethearts for almost as long as they can remember. Luise expects they will marry soon. But the spring of 1926 is not a time life goes along according to expectation for the lovers… Continue reading Other Side of the River (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Historical fiction

Appalachian Serenade (review)

Appalachian Serenade by Sarah Loudin Thomas My rating: 4 of 5 stars When 33-year-old widow Delilah Morrissey comes back home to Wise, West Virginia to live with her sister Charlotte, husband Ed and daughter Perla, she’s not the happiest person. Her husband of 14 years has recently died but his disastrous handling of their money… Continue reading Appalachian Serenade (review)

Book Reviews, Children's, Christian fiction

Life Behind the Wall (review)

Life Behind the Wall: Candy Bombers, Beetle Bunker, and Smuggler's Treasure by Robert Elmer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Life Behind the Wall is a collection of three novella-length stories for the YA crowd. Each is set in part of Berlin in a different time period between 1948 and 1989. Book One, Candy Bomber,… Continue reading Life Behind the Wall (review)

Biblical fiction, Book Reviews, Fiction, Historical fiction

The Queen’s Handmaid – review

The Queen's Handmaid by Tracy L. Higley My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lydia, slave of Cleopatra, is not only lovely but also ambitious. Her artistic pottery is in demand and already she has collected a bag of coins against the day she can escape from the palace and start her own business. But the… Continue reading The Queen’s Handmaid – review

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction

Glamorous Illusions (review)

Glamorous Illusions by Lisa Tawn Bergren My rating: 3 of 5 stars Cora Diehl takes the train home from Normal School in Dillon Montana expecting to spend the summer on the farm with her parents. But why aren't they there to meet the train? The sight of her distraught mother beside her father's collapsed form… Continue reading Glamorous Illusions (review)