I Can’t Wait For December To Read This Book!

The air is turning colder, the days are getting shorter, and only a few tenacious leaves are still clinging to the trees.  You know what that means – Christmas is just around the corner!  And although we may try to deny it, with the holiday season usually comes busyness, stress, and the pressures to do and buy and go and see even more.  But, as beloved author Susie Larson says, what if there is a different way this year?  Prepare Him Room: A Daily Advent Devotional” from Bethany House Publishers is a beautiful little volume that challenges us to ask the question: What matters most this Christmas season? Continue reading

A Book You May Just Need – Right Now


Have you ever had a book arrive in your life unexpectedly – maybe you’ve never heard of it before, or never read anything by that author – and yet it was exactly the book you needed right at that moment in time?  This was the case for me with a new book by Sally Clarkson, entitled “HELP, I’m Drowning: Weathering the Storms of Life with Grace and Hope”.  When I first saw this title, little did I know that by the time it arrived in my mailbox our family would be facing a huge health crisis, and our entire lives would be turned upside down in the space of a few weeks.  And yet, of course, God knew… Continue reading

Another Epic Historical From Amy Lynn Green

Sometimes when an especially epic debut novel emerges from the publishing world, I can’t help but wonder if it was in part beginner’s luck… not that a lot of hard work wasn’t involved, yet how can the newly minted author possibly write another story that lives up to the first one, right?  But with Amy Lynn Green, her second release from Bethany House is just as incredible as the first.  In fact, you can tell that this author has so much yet-untapped, storytelling potential and creative genius just waiting to emerge, and I am so excited to see where her journey as an author takes her.   Continue reading

A Unique And Dynamic Start To A New Series – Guest Review by Hayley

Carved in Stone”… There is so much to say about this book that it’s hard to know where to start!  Stirring, unpredictable, thoroughly captivating – all of those descriptions apply. Continue reading

A Must Read This Remembrance Day – Guest Review by Hayley

To this day “Set The Stars Alight” remains one of the best books I have ever had the privilege of reading.  Thus, as the next release from this author, “Yours is the Night” had much to live up to, and Amanda Dykes did not disappoint.  Once again she has created an incredible story with her signature style of poetically beautiful writing and heart-wrenching emotion infused with deeply symbolic meaning behind each word.  The back cover classifies this book as only Historical Fiction – but it is so much more than just that. Continue reading

A Complex, Twisting & Turning Story – Guest Review by Hayley

The Barrister And The Letter of Marque” is easily among the most intriguing novels I have read this year, or any year for that matter. Continue reading

This Story Drove Me Crazy! (In A Good Way)

What an unexpected, almost bizarre (in a good way) story this turned out to be!  Crossed Lines” is the second book in the “Love Along the Wires” series by Jennifer Delamere, and features a plot that completely took me by surprise in so many ways.   Continue reading

Pack Your Bags, We’re Heading to Texas!

My summer just would not be complete if I didn’t get my annual Karen Witemeyer  western fix!  (Although October now, it’s better late than never, lol!)  The Heart’s Charge” is the new addition to the “Hanger’s Horsemen” series from Bethany House, and also a novel that can be enjoyed all on its own.  Interestingly, we get two separate-but-connected, equally important, romantic adventures in this single sweeping story.  How cool is that?!
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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

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