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)

Book Reviews, Fiction

Riptide (review)

Ashlyn Forsyth joins her husband Craig on St. Simons Island (Georgia) so they can work on their relationship. But when, after only three days, he hands her an envelope and then drives off with a female colleague from work, Ashlyn fears she’s been had. Craig’s letter requesting a divorce and stating that he is dropping… Continue reading Riptide (review)

Book Reviews, Fiction

Cecile’s Christmas Miracle (review)

Kathi Macias' 12 Days of Christmas Volume 7 by Ruth L. Snyder My rating: 5 of 5 stars Cecile’s preparations for Christmas this year are nothing like they were last year when she lived in Alberta. Now, as a nurse working with the San Bushmen people of Botswana, she’s covering up to protect herself from… Continue reading Cecile’s Christmas Miracle (review)

Writing Prompts

December prompt: light

In my part of the world December, and Christmas, take place during the darkest part of the year.  Our December days are short, the nights long. Perhaps that's one reason lights are such a big part of our Christmas decor. When I think about the spiritual aspect of Christmas and light, one of the first… Continue reading December prompt: light

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction

The Wings of Morning (review)

The Wings of Morning by Murray Pura My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amish beauty Lyyndaya Kurtz is in love with Jude Whetstone, the blacksmith’s son. Trouble is, Jude has taken a shine to the new invention the flying machine. The year is 1917, the location the Lapp Colony of Paradise, Pennsylvania in Murray Pura’s… Continue reading The Wings of Morning (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Historical fiction

Trouble In Store (review)

Trouble in Store by Carol Cox My rating: 3 of 5 stars When Melanie Ross is sacked from her job as a governess in Ohio, she decides to take the most appealing option available. She will move to Arizona to collect the belongings of her only relative, deceased cousin George Ross. Maybe her cousin’s friend,… Continue reading Trouble In Store (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction

The Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson (review)

The Icecutter's Daughter by Tracie Peterson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Merrill Krause, the only girl in a family of boys, has fulfilled her promise to her dying mother and spent the last ten years taking care of her father and brothers. This has meant not only cooking and keeping house but also getting… Continue reading The Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction

Secrets by Kristen Heitzmann (review)

Secrets by Kristen Heitzmann My rating: 4 of 5 stars Twenty-seven-year-old Lance Michelli and his Nonna have a deep connection in Secrets, Book one of Kristen Heitzmann's Michelli Family Series. That's why when Nonna has a stroke and can no longer talk, Lance is still able to understand something of what she wants. It has… Continue reading Secrets by Kristen Heitzmann (review)

Biblical fiction, Fiction

Love at first sight?

'Valentine's Day' in my novel Destiny's Hands comes on the day the Israelites celebrate their final defeat of the Egyptians after they cross the Red Sea. In the story Moses leads in a celebration dance and main character Bezalel joins in. Then he looks on as Miriam leads the women in their part of the… Continue reading Love at first sight?

Biblical fiction, Book Reviews, Fiction, Writing for kids

Biblical fiction—adaptations

Do you read biblical fiction, that  is fiction based on the stories in the Bible? Maybe you write it. The most common way of writing such a story is to fictionalize the Bible characters, perhaps create a few new ones, and tell the story in all its imagined detail but still set in the time… Continue reading Biblical fiction—adaptations