Not Quite What I Expected – Guest Review by Hayley

As the final instalment of the “American Royalty” series, “His Delightful Lady Delia” was at the top of my TBR list, since I very much enjoyed the first two in the series.  As a musician myself, I was interested in the storyline being set in an opera house, and all the behind-the-scenes politics therein. 

I wanted to like this book as much as the first two, and it has good aspects in it, very good in fact.  The unconditional love given to us by Christ is echoed as Kit learns more of Delia’s heritage and her parents’ sordid past.  As he learns more and more of her family’s secrets, she is constantly questioning whether Kit will still accept her.  In an earthly portrayal of Christ’s love, he always does.   Continue reading

Amy Lynn Green Pens Another Treasure

To put it simply: anything written by Amy Lynn Green is a MUST-read for me!  The Blackout Book Club” is her newest release from Bethany House Publishers, and as always it exceeded my expectations by far.  The influence of books and the power of friendship are two themes that shine so brightly from the pages of this story, and ensure that you will not come away untouched and uninspired… it simply isn’t possible! Continue reading

You Won’t Be Able to Put It Down – If You Dare To Pick It Up!

I don’t know how she does it… Jaime Jo Wright never fails to deliver a story that is simultaneously haunting yet redemptive, atmospheric yet spiritual, and macabre yet beautiful.  Talk about a fascinating juxtaposition of themes!  The Premonition at Withers Farm” is one of the most gripping novels I’ve read in a long while, as the mystery and murder sweeping through a small town in the year 1910 brings mayhem and unexplainable intentions.  The unexpected part?  It seems to be happening again, in the same town, but this time in the present day… Continue reading

Unforgettable – Challenging – Beautiful

Wow, just wow… those are my first thoughts after closing the cover of the second book I’ve read by the amazing Katie Powner.  Where the Blue Sky Begins” is an incredibly powerful story set in a rural little Montana town – a town where, as we quickly discover, it is the perfect place to find answers to the age old question: what are the things in life that truly matter?     Continue reading

The Adventures of the McQuaid Family Continue

Jody Hedlund’s “Colorado Cowboys” series continues with the fourth story of the adventurous McQuaid siblings.  This time it is the only sister Ivy getting the spotlight, as “Falling for the Cowgirl” ropes us into a dramatic adventure.  

From the start, I always guessed who Ivy’s hero would be…
Jericho Bliss.  I knew this simply because we’ve witnessed her feelings for him grow and continue throughout the previous three books in the series, and it is high time this romance was brought to the forefront and given the attention it deserved!  Ivy as a protagonist is both entertaining and frustrating, because although her big heart cannot be ignored, her strong will is sometimes hard to take.  Jericho’s intentions towards her, to protect her from his own life choices, are admirable but as he quickly discovers, feelings can sometimes derail our best intentions. Continue reading

A Masterpiece, and Stunning Series Conclusion – Guest Review by Hayley

The final book in a series has rather high expectations attached to it.  Especially in a series such as this one, where the characters and plots are intertwined so tightly, each book flowing into the next, and the entire series spanning only a single summer.  The final instalment is not only the completion of one story, but of the many tales of each character we have come to know. Continue reading

Wow – What An Amazing Book – Or Should I Say Battle Plan?


When I pick up a book by Susie Larson, I know that I will be challenged, humbled, and provided with so much wisdom and godly strength that I will not be able to remain unchanged after reading it.  Strong in Battle: Why the Humble Will Prevail” is her newest release from Bethany House Publishers, and is perhaps her most powerful work yet.  I honestly gained so much from this book that it’s hard to describe… but I shall do my best, because it deserves accolades in abundance.   Continue reading

This Middle Story Is Filled With Surprises!


The long-awaited second story in Kimberley Woodhouse’s “Secrets of the Canyon” series is finally here!  Published by Bethany House in the late summer of 2022, “A Gem of Truth” was an unexpected and delightful journey of discovery – in more ways than one. Continue reading

So Much Life Is Held Within These Pages

What a beautiful, unexpected, ‘overflowing’ book this was!  What do I mean by overflowing?  Well, there was just so much story, emotion, and ‘living’ held within the pages of this story, that it truly seems to overflow with it all – in the best way possible…. “By Way of the Moonlight” was written by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Musser and published by Bethany House.  It is the second book I’ve read by this author, and it cements my opinion that she is unparalleled in her craft as a writer of emotional, multi-layered fiction that is not afraid to dive deep into the longings of the human soul.   Continue reading

Now My Summer Is Complete!

I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again – my summer would not be complete without reading a new Karen Witemeyer novel right in the middle!  In Honor’s Defense” is the latest Bethany House release from this prolific and bestselling author, and it is definitely one of my favorites.  It is also the third and final story of the “Hanger’s Horsemen” saga, and so it ties up all the lose ends we’ve been wondering about. Continue reading