A Bible Study We All Need Right Now

Whenever a new title in the Moody Bible Studies for Women series releases, it immediately goes to the very top of my reading list.  The latest addition is “The Extraordinary Power of Praise: A 6-Week Study of the Psalms for the Anxious Heart” by Becky Harling.  Doesn’t this sound like a book we could all use about now?   Continue reading

A Small Book With A Big Impact

What If Jesus Was Serious About Prayer? A Visual Guide to the Spiritual Practice Most of Us Get Wrong” by Skye Jethani definitely has a title that captures your attention, doesn’t it?  Published by Moody in the summer of 2021, this compact little book is overflowing with thought-provoking “If Jesus was serious” statements, followed by a deeper look into the ripple effect of taking that statement to heart. Continue reading

A Perfect End-Of-Summer Visit to PEI

What better way to end the summer than with a trip to Prince Edward Island?  I don’t mean literally, (though that would be nice!) but with Liz Johnson as our imagination’s guide, we can once again visit The Island in her new series from Revell entitled “Prince Edward Island Shores”.   Continue reading

Fascinating and Profound New Biblical Fiction from Angela Hunt!

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this new Bethany House release from Angela Hunt, but it ended up being the most thought-provoking novel I’ve read in a long while.  A Woman of Words” is based on the lives of two fascinating people from the New Testament, and an unlikely pair of narrators – Mary, mother of Jesus, and former-tax-collector-turned-disciple, Matthew.   Continue reading

My Top Must-Read Story Of The Summer

Sometimes we need a gentle, slow-paced story that reminds us to take a deep breath and just…. be.  The Nature of Small Birds” by Susie Finkbeiner was just such a book for me, and it was also one of my favourite novels of the entire year.  This story is told in a chapter pattern where the entire book goes through the sequence of perspectives for three different family members, at varying time periods of their lives.  The neat part?  This story is primarily about a girl named Mindy, but she is not even one of the narrators telling the story! Continue reading

Jaime Jo Wright’s Best Story Yet (and that’s saying a LOT!)

On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor” is my new favourite novel by Jaime Jo Wright!  Published by Bethany House in the summer of 2021, this book has just the right mixture of dark mystery, hopeful healing, and dual-time back-and-forth sequences to keep me turning pages long into the night – I simply couldn’t wait to see how it was all resolved!  I also love how it was deliciously creepy and haunting, but it all turned out reasonably explained in the end.   Continue reading

I Don’t Want It To Be Over!

Becky Wade has become a must-read author for me – each time she releases something new, it quickly goes to the very top of my reading list!  “Let It Be Me” is the second book in the “Misty River Romance” series, and it was the best contemporary romance I’ve read in a long while. . .  Published by Bethany House during the hot days of summer 2021, this book captivated me from start to finish, and was a balm for my heart as I relished each page of these two memorable characters’ stories.   Continue reading

Yet Another Memorable Story From Janette Oke!


Isn’t it amazing that after so many decades of writing inspirational, faith-filled novels that have touched the hearts of readers too numerous to count, Janette Oke is still releasing stories that take you on a journey of hope and love?  Once again alongside her daughter Laurel Oke Logan, Janette gives us the sweet second story in the “When Hope Calls” trilogy, entitled “Sustaining Faith”.  Published by Bethany House Publishers and the companion story to the Hallmark television series of the name, this story is  even more compelling and heart-wrenching than the first book, “Unyielding Hope”.   Continue reading

A Truly Great Story – guest review by Hayley

All That Really Matters” is a book I have anticipated ever since Nicole Deese’s previous release.  After her last book rose to be among the top titles of my favourites list, (and still remains there to this day) I couldn’t wait for this one.  And although I know you “can’t judge a book by it’s cover”, I just have to say that the cover of this book is SO stunning!

I would describe this book as… sparkly, much like it’s heroine!  Not because it is light and fluffy – it’s not.  More because of the sparkling talent that this author clearly has for storytelling, creating amazingly life-like characters, and using very unique storylines.  I can honestly say I have never read a book that had even a similar storyline to this one. Continue reading

Esther’s Story Like We’ve Never Seen It Before

When I saw the newest addition to the Moody Bible Studies for Women collection, I was so excited to see the topic!  “Summoned: Answering a Call to the Impossible – An 8-Week Study of Esther” was written by Megan B. Brown, and is about the book of the Bible named after a young, secretly-Jewish queen…  But let me also say, this book takes you on a journey deep behind-the-scenes of Esther’s story that is unlike any you’ve taken before.  

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