The End of a Memorable Saga

I have been waiting a long time to finally discover the conclusion to a strange mystery that stretched over three books. . . With the release of the third “Cousins of the Dove” story, I finally received this closure! “My Daughter’s Legacy” was written by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, and published by Harvest House in the summer of 2017. Continue reading

Sweet Stories of Canine Companions

I love animals, especially dogs—so much so, in fact, that I own two dogs of my own, work at an animal shelter, and am training to become a canine massage therapist! So when the opportunity came along to read a book filled with inspirational dog stories, how could I resist? “Doctor Dog: Healing Touches from Pets We Love” was written by M.R. Wells, and published by Harvest House. Categorized as a Devotional, this little book contains dozens of stories about dogs of all shapes and sizes changing the lives of the people they love, often in amazing ways. Continue reading

Study the Bible in a New Way

I recently discovered a fun, unique new Bible Study series called “Word Writers: Experience the Bible…Writing Word by Word”. As with most books of this kind, devotions, reflection questions, and quotes from Scripture are included in a daily reading, but with “Word Writers” there is one more – rather unusual – step… Continue reading

Cousins of the Dove Book #2

my-sisters-prayer-imageAfter a lengthy wait, the second book in Harvest House Publishing’s “Cousins of the Dove” series has finally been released! Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould have once again brought to life a fascinating tale which interweaves past and present into one compelling narrative called “My Sister’s Prayer”. Several characters are recurring and many are new, but the story itself is a natural continuation of the previous book entitled “My Brother’s Crown”. If you discovered the intrigue of that first novel, you won’t want to miss the continuing story of book #2! Continue reading

Exponentially Beneficial!

Make-Room-for-What-You-Love-New-Book-by-NYT-Best-Selling-Author-of-Love-the-Home-You-Have-and-The-Inspired-Room-Melissa-Michaels--600x910When a non-fiction book has the words “Essential Guide” in the sub-title, and when the same book is about a topic that relates to you as a reader, it is generally a good idea to at least give it a brief perusal… If the book also happens to be written by an acclaimed author whose work you’ve enjoyed before, well, then it becomes a must-read! This was the case for me with bestselling author Melissa Michaels’ newest release from Harvest House, entitled “Make Room for What You Love: Your Essential Guide to Organizing & Simplifying”. Does this book relate to you, too? Let’s take a deeper look to find out…

3 Reasons Why You Should Read Melissa Michaels’ “Make Room for What You Love”: Continue reading

A Charming, Whimsical, Peculiar Novel

The Bachelor Girl's Guide to MurderA quirky, feminine, “Sherlockian” novel set in Toronto in 1910… Yep, that pretty much sums up Rachel McMillan’s newest novel in a nutshell! “The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder” is the first full-length (and strangely-named!) novel in the new “Herringford and Watts Mysteries” series, published by Harvest House in 2016. With at least two novellas to accompany it, and a second full-length story set to release this fall, the series will appeal to fans of the legendary Sherlock Holmes and his indispensable partner Dr. Watson. In addition to this obvious selling point, a few more reasons to read this funny little novel include: Continue reading

A Fascinating, Intertwining Story from Both Past and Present

My Brother's Crown imageBestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould have joined forces and written a fascinating novel that weaves the past and present into one unique, sweeping saga of love, mystery, and courage. My Brother’s Crown is the first book in a new series from Harvest House Publishers known as Cousins of the Dove. It reveals a fascinating story which connects one present-day young woman named Renee Talbot with her ancestor, Catherine Gillet, who lived in France during the mid-1600s. Both women are connected not only by blood, but also by a mysterious document know as the Persecution Pamphlet, and perhaps a dark mystery that occurred many years ago… Continue reading

Charming, Eccentric, and Hopefully the First of a Long Series!

The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade imageI have two words to describe Virginia Smith’s The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade… Utterly charming! It is truly the type of book that creates a strong desire in readers to crawl inside the pages and live there. Permanently. At least that’s how I felt, especially after my feelings of devastation at reaching the final page. With its blend of comedy and quirkiness, wisdom and whimsy, the town of Goose Creek is sure to win your heart, too.

The paramount element of this little book comes in the form of characters who may just as well be your next-door neighbors and friends, for they certainly step beyond the bounds of descriptive words on paper. These characters live and breathe. They have emotions, quirks, and motives. And each one is endearing in a special way.   Continue reading

A Beautiful Guide to Creating the Home of Our Dreams

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Cover-Left-500-455x469“Create the home of your dreams, right where you are.”

With these words, author Melissa Michaels (of The Inspired Room blog) invites us to step inside the pages of her exceptional new book, ‘Love the Home You Have: Simple Ways to Embrace Your Style, Get Organized, and Delight in Where You Are’. From cover to cover of this delightful book, you will undoubtedly learn how to accomplish each of these objectives, and so much more besides!

Written in a warm, inviting manner, this charming book overflows not only with timthumb-1practical wisdom, humor and insight, but also with full-page inserts of inspirational quotations, bullet-point tips, and adorable images – all thoughtfully designed to help you find contentment by loving the home you have. Continue reading

Heartfelt and Humorous – A Book to Share

untitledTitle: Tricks My Dog Taught Me: About Life, Love, and God

Author: Phil Callaway

Publishing House/Publication Date: Harvest House/2015

Genres: Christian Living; Humor; Inspirational Non-Fiction; Animal Anecdotes

Number of Pages: 208

You should read this book if… You love to discover new ways of finding messages from God in ordinary, everyday occurrences. Although a dog in your life is not necessary to finding truth and insight from this book, your enjoyment while reading it will be multiplied tenfold if a dog of any size, breed, or color has ever been a part of your life! Continue reading