Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Young Adult

Three Strand Cord (review)

Three Strand Cord by Tracy KraussMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThe friendship bracelets that Stella, Cherise, and Tempest braid for each other in elementary school come to symbolize the ties that bind them long past their school days. However, when they meet again as young adults, their varied interests, experiences, social status, and temperaments have… Continue reading Three Strand Cord (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction

Courting Cate (review)

Courting Cate by Leslie Gould My rating: 5 of 5 stars At 23, Cate Miller is considered practically on the shelf by the Amish community of Paradise, Pennsylvania. A serious bookworm of a girl, tall, with dark hair, she lacks everything her small, blonde, happy sister Betsy has at 17, including a boyfriend. That’s something… Continue reading Courting Cate (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, Fiction

Secrets and Lies (review)

Secrets and Lies: A Redemption's Edge Novel by Janet Sketchley My rating: 5 of 5 stars Carol Daniels has moved with her 16-year-old son Paul from Calgary to Toronto at the beginning of Secrets and Lies, Janet Sketchley’s second book in the Redemption Edge Series. It wasn’t a move of choice but of necessity, to… Continue reading Secrets and Lies (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Historical fiction

The Daughter of Highland Hall (review)

The Daughter of Highland Hall: A Novel by Carrie Turansky My rating: 3 of 5 stars It is April of 1912 and Katherine Ramsey has come to London to do the “season.” Under the sponsorship of her aunt, Lady Louisa Gatewood—her own parents have both died—it is her goal to come out as a debutante,… Continue reading The Daughter of Highland Hall (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, Christian fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction

Daisies Are Forever (review)

Daisies Are Forever by Liz Tolsma My rating: 4 of 5 stars The approaching Russian army forces people to flee from Heiligenbeil East Prussia in February 1945. Hurriedly packing belongings in a cart and hitching it to her bicycle, Gisela Cramer takes her three- and five-year-old nieces and joins Herr Holtzman and his elderly and… Continue reading Daisies Are Forever (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