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
Deep… Challenging… Inspiring!
I have decided that it is literally impossible for Kimberly Duffy to write a novel that is light, easy to read, or uninspiring. She simply can’t do it! And I mean this in the most admiring way possible…. “The Weight of Air” is a masterpiece that combines so many elements together into a novel that is deep, challenging, and awe-inspiring to the utmost. It is unusual and complex, and probes the depths of human nature with themes such as what it means to be strong, where our worth comes from and who defines it, and how love can be portrayed in so many different ways – but not all of them true. Continue reading
The “Colorado Cowboys” Series Concludes
The final story of Jody Hedlund’s dramatic and memorable “Colorado Cowboys” series has finally been released! “The Last Chance Cowboy” tells us the story of the last McQuaid brother, Dylan, who has what just may be the most redemptive story of all five siblings. Dylan, you see, is a changed man – he’s the sheriff of Fairplay, doing his best to redeem his past and move forward into an honorable future. But one day his past catches up with him in a most unexpected way, which leads to a story that I certainly found surprising and unique! Continue reading
Just What My Heart Needed – Guest Review by Hayley
Fans of Regency Era fiction will be eager to pick up Julie Klassen’s latest release, “The Sisters of Sea View.” As the beginning of her new series “On the Shores of Devonshire,” this book is a delightful read. 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
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
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