As you probably know, Christian Historical Fiction is my favorite genre hands-down. More specifically, stories with a traditional western setting during the 1800s are my go-to choices. So Amanda Cabot’s writing is always appealing to me, and when I saw that her new series entitled “Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing” is set in a little Texas town where love grows even as mysteries threaten to divide, I knew I wanted to give it a try! Continue reading
Another Wonderful Series Reaches The Conclusion
I’ve immensely enjoyed Jennifer Delamere’s “Love Along the Wires” series from the very beginning, and am so happy to at last read the third and final story entitled “Holding the Line”. Here we discover the secrets of Rose Finlay’s unhappy past, and watch with delight as she encounters her own happily ever after in a most unlikely place. Continue reading
It Drove Me Crazy! (In The Best Sense :)
Wow, did this book ever drive me crazy – in all the best ways possible! “In Love’s Time” by Kate Breslin is the type of story that snatches your imagination from the first page, and holds it captive right until the very end. The twists and turns, the agonizing misunderstandings, and the beautifully drawn-out love story set in war-torn Europe were all written in such a way that I felt as though I were right in the midst of it all – and biting my nails as I witnessed it unfold! Continue reading
A Captivating Conclusion to “Secrets of the Canyon”
I adore any book with Kimberley Woodhouse’s name on it, and her “Secrets of the Canyon” novels have been some of my very favourites from the start. “A Mark of Grace” is the third and final book in the series, and brings the saga to a beautiful and memorable conclusion. While I was reading, I found myself thinking often about this story as I went about my daily tasks – and after I finished the book I was still pondering it for days afterwards! That, in my opinion, is a sign of a well-written book. 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
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