Book Review: “Then Sings My Soul” by Amy K. Sorrells

Nel Stewart hasn’t been home in years when her mother’s sudden death brings her back to Michigan from Arizona. Her father’s deep grief and oncoming dementia causes Nel to stay longer than she originally intended. Together, Nel and Jakob work through their present pain as well as learn to deal with their past griefs. UsingContinue reading “Book Review: “Then Sings My Soul” by Amy K. Sorrells”

Beneath a Golden Veil by Melanie Dobson

In Sacramento in 1853, the gold rush is on and people are coming from all over the country to try their luck. Isabelle runs a hotel and seems to be successfully overcoming a secret in her past, in spite of the loss of her beloved aunt. When a man enters her hotel in search ofContinue reading “Beneath a Golden Veil by Melanie Dobson”

Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd

Mist of Midnight is the first in the series, Daughters of Hampshire, by Sandra Byrd. An historical romance, this book takes place in England in 1858. Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries to India, has returned home after the tragic death of her parents in the Indian Mutiny. Unfortunately, she has no time to grieve forContinue reading “Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd”

INSPY Shortlist 2016

The INSPY Shortlist for 2016 has been announced, and though some of these books are already on my TBR list, I can see I will need to add several more. The INSPY awards were created by bloggers for the best literature “that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith”. The categories include: historical romance, debutContinue reading “INSPY Shortlist 2016”

Look What I Won!

I received an email a few months ago telling me I had won second place in a contest. Okay, I didn’t win the trip to Italy, but I did win a gift basket with food from Italy, but even better–a signed copy of Susan Meissner’s The Girl in the Glass. Due to an unintentional delay of receivingContinue reading “Look What I Won!”

The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser

The Sweetest Thing is the story of two girls who attend an exclusive all girls school in Atlanta during the Great Depression. Perri has led a charmed life until her father loses his fortune & takes his life. Perri feels the responsibility of helping her family; not only to overcome their grief, but also toContinue reading “The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser”

Saving Cicadas by Nicole Seitz

Saving Cicadas is a story of a family told through the eyes of a young girl. Her mother is facing hard times & must make a tough decision. A decision not totally understood by this 8 yr old girl. Janie says she is “more or less a normal kid. Like most, I dreamed of saving theContinue reading “Saving Cicadas by Nicole Seitz”

Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser

  Musser brings together a cast of characters, who seem to have no relation to each other, in touching and heartwarming fashion.  Lissa Randall has a promising academic future until she is involved in an accident that takes her mother’s life. Months later, she’s still afraid to drive, especially on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga whereContinue reading “Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser”

A Reluctant Queen The Love Story of Esther

When I first heard about this book, A Reluctant Queen, I was not very interested in reading it. Yes, you could say I was ‘reluctant’. Why? Because I have heard the story of Esther many times; I can read the ‘real thing’ in the Bible any time, and another version just sounded boring. So, why didContinue reading “A Reluctant Queen The Love Story of Esther”