Category: Christian

Book Review: Brightest and Best by Olivia Newport

Book Review: Brightest and Best by Olivia Newport

Posted July 22, 2015 / 3 Comments

The collapse of a schoolhouse puts pressure on Amish families and their long-held educational values. Ella Hilty anticipates marrying Gideon Wittner and becoming a mother to his children. In a whirling clash of values, Ella seeks the solid ground that seems to have slipped away. Margaret Simpson, an English schoolteacher, […]


Review: Tattered and Mended by Cynthia Ruchti (plus a giveaway!)

Review: Tattered and Mended by Cynthia Ruchti (plus a giveaway!)

Posted July 21, 2015 / 1 Comment

“People are tattered. Some say, ‘Then let’s make tattered fashionable.’ But God invites us to mend.” In her new book Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul, author Cynthia Ruchti takes the reader through a gallery of the restored and reclaimed and draws tender parallels between the […]


Review: Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman

Review: Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman

Posted July 20, 2015 / 6 Comments

I absolutely adore Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday, and each year around December (ok. October.) I load up my TBR stack/pile/tower with Christmas-themed novels and settle in for cozy holiday reads.  To beat the crazy summer heat we are experiencing right now, I’m all for starting my yuletide readathon a […]


Review: Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley |New Release

Review: Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley |New Release

Posted July 15, 2015 / 2 Comments

Missing women, a seriously messed-up bad guy, and moments of pulse-racing suspense will keep you riveted to the page in Patricia Bradley’s latest contribution to the Logan Point series, Gone Without A Trace. Summary: The past is repeating itself–and time is running out. It’s been more than two years since homicide […]


Review: Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone

Review: Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone

Posted July 14, 2015 / 8 Comments

When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart. Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day, putting her heart into every wedding to give the couple memorable images of their love. But her own heart is still broken, […]



Review: Meek and Mild (Amish Turns of Time series) by Olivia Newport

Review: Meek and Mild (Amish Turns of Time series) by Olivia Newport

Posted July 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

Over 20 years ago, the Old Order Amish in Clara’s Pennsylvania community voted unanimously (or so it was recorded) to shun those who had moved just across the border to embrace the Mennonite’s practice of Sunday School for the children. Shortly after that, Clara’s mother died giving birth to her stillborn […]


Review: At Home in Last Chance (A Place to Call Home #3) by Cathleen Armstrong

Review: At Home in Last Chance (A Place to Call Home #3) by Cathleen Armstrong

Posted July 5, 2015 / 3 Comments

Following on the heels of its predecessors – Welcome to Last Chance and One More Last Chance – the third book in Cathleen Armstrong’s popular series catches readers up on beloved characters and follows two more troubled souls who now call Last Chance, New Mexico, home. Kaitlyn Reed and Steven Braden, each the proverbial […]


Review: The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren | New Release

Review: The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren | New Release

Posted July 4, 2015 / 2 Comments

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that Thou art. Thou my best thought, by day or by night. Waking or sleeping, Thy Presence my light. Amelia Christiansen – baby of the family, epic photographer in the making – is fantastic at capturing […]



Review: Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

Review: Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

Posted July 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

Earlier in the week, I reviewed the first book (Murder Simply Brewed) in this cozy whodunit series set in an Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana. Today, I’m talking about book #2 – Murder Tightly Knit. If you’re like me and you sometimes think (for a millisecond or two) about trying to solve one […]


Looking For A Good Read?

Looking For A Good Read?

Posted June 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

It’s award season in Christian-fiction land! The 2015 Christy Awards ceremony is going on right now (June 29th) in Orlando, Florida. The 2015 Inspy Award winners were just announced the other day. The finalists for the 2015 Carol Awards have also just been announced. Winners will be revealed September 19th at […]


Review: Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village Mystery #1) by Vannetta Chapman

Review: Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village Mystery #1) by Vannetta Chapman

Posted June 29, 2015 / 3 Comments

I confess: I have never read a book by Vannetta Chapman until Murder Simply Brewed. It may have been my first but it definitely won’t be my last! Murder, intrigue, romance, and faith are all blended to create one entertaining story! Summary:  Amber Wright, a 40-something single woman who lives with her cat on […]


Review: With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

Review: With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

Posted June 27, 2015 / 4 Comments

I am embarrassed to admit that I am sorely behind in my Elizabeth Camden reading, so today I decided to play catch up and checked out the first one I hadn’t read, With Every Breath, from my county library’s Overdrive account. (Side note: if your library has Overdrive for ebooks, you need […]



Review: Undercover Bride (Undercover Ladies #2) by Margaret Brownley

Review: Undercover Bride (Undercover Ladies #2) by Margaret Brownley

Posted June 24, 2015 / 1 Comment

If you like westerns, detective novels, romantic stories, and books that will make you laugh out loud, then you need to read Undercover Bride without further delay! Summary:  Pinkerton detective Maggie Cartwright is tasked with going undercover as a mail order bride. Her “fiancé” is widower Garrett Thomas, aka the suspected […]



Review: Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore

Review: Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore

Posted June 20, 2015 / 3 Comments

I’m a sucker for cold cases. Back eons ago (last year) when we had DirecTV, I happily spent hours watching shows about solving long dead cases and putting away criminals who thought they’d gotten away with it.  It’s true – Netflix could support my habit and I do still get my […]


Favorites Friday Review: A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer | New Release

Favorites Friday Review: A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer | New Release

Posted June 19, 2015 / 5 Comments

I honestly didn’t think anything could topple Short-Straw Bride from its firmly-entrenched position as my favorite book by award-winning author Karen Witemeyer, but I think A Worthy Pursuit may have done just that.  It’s close though – Short-Straw could still claw its way back up to share the pedestal – but the bottom line […]


Review: Desperate Measures (Port Aster Secrets #3) by Sandra Orchard

Review: Desperate Measures (Port Aster Secrets #3) by Sandra Orchard

Posted June 18, 2015 / 2 Comments

My Review: Desperate Measures brings the Port Aster trilogy to a riveting finish, packed with suspense, faith, and a sweet romance. In this book, the small gossipy town near Niagara Falls seemed to be hosting “old home week” for all of Kate Adams’ enemies – with a few extra possibly-bad guys & […]