Category: Christian

Review: Explosive Alliance by Susan Sleeman

Review: Explosive Alliance by Susan Sleeman

Posted November 30, 2015 / 6 Comments

If you’re a fan of Irene Hannon and Lynette Eason, then you need to be reading Susan Sleeman’s books as well. Top-notch suspense, well-developed characters, and breath-stealing romance all wrapped up in a quick read that maintains the quality of a longer-length novel.


Review: Rising Darkness (Finding Sanctuary #3) by Nancy Mehl

Review: Rising Darkness (Finding Sanctuary #3) by Nancy Mehl

Posted November 28, 2015 / 4 Comments

I had been meaning to read some of Nancy Mehl’s books for a while now. But… well… my TBR pile is so out of control I fear it will never be tamed. So when the opportunity came along to review Rising Darkness, the third in her Finding Sanctuary series, I took the time to read the first two books as well.

I’m so glad I did!


Review: An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti (Plus Holiday Cheer Giveaway!)

Review: An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti (Plus Holiday Cheer Giveaway!)

Posted November 21, 2015 / 37 Comments

Such love and warmth and laughter and friendship emanated from this novella, courtesy of Cynthia Ruchti’s talented pen. Such love and warmth and laughter and friendship emanated from this novella, courtesy of Cynthia Ruchti’s talented pen. Grandma Dodie and Grandpa Wilson are just the absolute sweetest and cutest couple ever! I want to be like them when I grow up.

For as much as I had tears in my eyes while reading An Endless Christmas, I also laughed out loud just as frequently.


Review: The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson

Review: The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson

Posted November 19, 2015 / 8 Comments

The Golden Braid has it all – adventure, romance, dashing knights, damsels who can save their own lives, faith, nostalgia-nods to series fans, even a mention or two of Thornbeck to tie in her other series. Most of all though, it has the warmth and heart with which Melanie Dickerson writes all of her books. C.S. Lewis famously said, “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” If you haven’t read one since childhood, may I suggest you start again now – and start with Melanie Dickerson’s Fairy Tales/Hagenheim series?


Review: The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

Review: The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

Posted November 16, 2015 / 6 Comments

What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say? Brock Matthews’ once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage. So when he discovers his vivid dreams—where he encounters his younger self—might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The […]


Review: Vendetta (Nikki Boyd Files #1) by Lisa Harris

Review: Vendetta (Nikki Boyd Files #1) by Lisa Harris

Posted November 9, 2015 / 3 Comments

No one needs to push Nikki Boyd to excel on the Tennessee Missing Persons Task Force. The case of her own missing sister, still unsolved after ten years, is the driving force in her work. When a Polaroid photo of a missing girl shows up at a crime scene, Nikki […]


Review: Another Way Home (Chicory Inn #3) by Deborah Raney

Review: Another Way Home (Chicory Inn #3) by Deborah Raney

Posted November 9, 2015 / 4 Comments

Sometimes God’s ways are not at all what we expect . . . and exactly what we need. Grant and Audrey are adding grandchildren to their family left and right, but middle daughter, Danae, and her husband, Dallas Brooks, have been trying for years with no baby in sight. Though […]


Review (plus a Giveaway!): Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman

Review (plus a Giveaway!): Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman

Posted November 6, 2015 / 61 Comments

She stole his heart. He stole her peace. Can hope steal their pain? At the age of eighteen, Lacey Carmichael was a wild girl bent on fun, promised to Jack Carmichael, a straight-and-narrow pastor’s kid bent on the seminary. When her father kicks her out of the house, she runs […]


Review: The Ology by Marty Machowski

Review: The Ology by Marty Machowski

Posted November 4, 2015 / 2 Comments

A Page-Turning Storybook of Theology for Kids In the cellar of the old stone cathedral, Carla and Timothy uncover a life-changing treasure, a carefully wrapped ancient book known as The Ology. What adults might describe as a beautifully illustrated storybook of systematic theology, the kids discover to be a story […]



Review: The Bound Heart (Everstone Chronicles #2) by Dawn Crandall

Review: The Bound Heart (Everstone Chronicles #2) by Dawn Crandall

Posted October 29, 2015 / 7 Comments

One accidental kiss from Lawry Hampton. That was all it took to throw Meredyth Summercourt’s world upside-down. Determined to marry the ever-elusive Vance Everstone, she simply doesn’t have the time or the desire to fall for her best friend. But with Vance out of the country, and with Lawry at […]


Review: Dauntless & Chivalrous (Valiant Hearts #1 & 2) by Dina L. Sleiman

Review: Dauntless & Chivalrous (Valiant Hearts #1 & 2) by Dina L. Sleiman

Posted October 28, 2015 / 4 Comments

Though once a baron’s daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village. Dubbed “The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest,” her band of followers soon become enemies of the throne when they hijack ill-gotten gold meant for the king. Timothy […]


Review: Valley of Decision (The Carthage Chronicles #3) by Lynne Gentry

Review: Valley of Decision (The Carthage Chronicles #3) by Lynne Gentry

Posted October 20, 2015 / 4 Comments

Thirteen years ago, Lisbeth made an impossible decision—leave third-century Carthage and her husband Cyprian behind for good. She knew it was to protect her daughter Maggie, so Lisbeth gathered the strength to move on with her life. All these years, Lisbeth has thrown herself into her work and raising her […]


Review: The Sound of Silver (Steadfast Love #2) by Rachelle Rea

Review: The Sound of Silver (Steadfast Love #2) by Rachelle Rea

Posted October 19, 2015 / 4 Comments

The Steadfast Love Series is set in 16th-century Europe, where the Reformation rages between Protestants and Catholics, and chronicles the journey of two wounded hearts on the path toward restoration. Gwyneth, a half-Dutch Catholic, flees from England to Holland to escape the man she believes murdered her parents. When he follows […]


Review: Refuge of the Heart by Ruth Logan Herne

Review: Refuge of the Heart by Ruth Logan Herne

Posted October 16, 2015 / 15 Comments

District Attorney Mitchell Sanderson wanted for nothing and lost everything in a tragic accident. A dogged worker, Mitch’s conviction rate earned him respect and trust. Now up for re-election, Mitch’s law-and-order persona makes him a shoo-in candidate. But when faith, conscience and love of a troubled refugee ripple the smooth […]


Review: Pass It On by Jim Burns & Jeremy Lee

Review: Pass It On by Jim Burns & Jeremy Lee

Posted October 15, 2015 / 0 Comments

Parents often experience a “freak out” moment when they realize their children’s view of God will primarily come from what they learn at home. Most parents spend more time helping their kids succeed at academics or athletics than infusing shared spiritual experiences into the rhythm of everyday family life. While […]


Review: Miracle Drug by Richard Mabry, M.D. (Plus a Giveaway!)

Review: Miracle Drug by Richard Mabry, M.D. (Plus a Giveaway!)

Posted October 14, 2015 / 5 Comments

Overcoming these odds will take more than a miracle drug—it will take a miracle. The infection wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn’t. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why. The two patients – David Madison, the former President […]


Review: In Firefly Valley (Texas Crossroads #2) by Amanda Cabot

Review: In Firefly Valley (Texas Crossroads #2) by Amanda Cabot

Posted October 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

Marisa St. George is devastated when she is a victim of downsizing and has no choice but to return to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it’s a giant step backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling Rainbow’s End resort. The only silver […]



Review: The Sweetest Rain (Flowers of Eden #1) by Myra Johnson

Review: The Sweetest Rain (Flowers of Eden #1) by Myra Johnson

Posted October 5, 2015 / 7 Comments

As the drought of 1930 burns crops to a crisp, Bryony Linwood dreams of cooling winter snows and the life she would have had if daddy hadn’t been killed in the Great War and mama hadn’t moved Bryony and her sisters to their grandfather’s struggling tenant farm in tiny Eden, […]