Ann H. Gabhart’s new novels are an automatic addition to my reading list, because they are always the epitome of what Christian Historical Fiction should be. “When the Meadow Blooms” is no exception, and brought me so much joy while reading – it is just such a sweet, enchanting, wholesome, and compelling story, and I could hardly put it down. Continue reading
A Sweetly Fun and Heartwarming New Summer Series – Guest Review by Hayley
I was happy to see that Suzanne Woods Fisher has begun another of what I like to call summertime series. For me, a summertime series is usually light, gentle, and somewhat Hallmark-ish. And, of course, set during the summertime (or sometimes spring). This book is all of those things, and even has some loose connections to the author’s last summertime series of “Three Sisters Island.” Continue reading
The Treasures of Nome Series Will Always Hold A Treasured Place On My Bookshelf
The ending of a series is always a bittersweet moment, isn’t it? The final story of “The Treasures of Nome” by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse was definitely sigh-worthy for me, as I’ve loved each moment of this saga from the start. In “Ever Constant” it is Whitney’s turn for a story, and in my opinion she faces the most difficult struggles of all three sisters. 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
A Perfect End-Of-Summer Visit to PEI
What better way to end the summer than with a trip to Prince Edward Island? I don’t mean literally, (though that would be nice!) but with Liz Johnson as our imagination’s guide, we can once again visit The Island in her new series from Revell entitled “Prince Edward Island Shores”. Continue reading
Dr. Leaf’s New Book Helps Us Take Charge Of Our Mind – And Change Our Lives!
For years now, whenever a new book is released by neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf, I am quick to add a copy to my TBR list. Her work has impacted me tremendously, and I have recommended her insights to many people I know. While her newest publication from Baker Books has a bit of a contentious title (it is not something I can easily give as a gift without offending the recipient!) it is powerful and potentially life-changing nonetheless. “Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking” is a powerhouse of a book. Packed with up-to-date brain research from Dr. Leaf’s own clinical studies and the research of other scientists, this book combines science with practical application. Continue reading
Annie Helps Us Bring The FUN Back!
I am quite certain that I’ll be in the minority when I say that I just finished reading “That Sounds Fun” by Annie F. Downs WITHOUT having ever listened to her podcast by the same name, but let me assure you that I have already bookmarked several episodes of the podcast that definitely sound very fun to me! Annie’s new book was published by Revell early in the year 2021, and the subtitle gives us a little hint of just what sorts of treasures we will discover within its pages: The Joys Of Being An Amateur, The Power Of Falling In Love, And Why You Need A Hobby. Sounds fun, right? Continue reading
Practical New Mental-Health Strategies From Dr. Leaf!
Dr. Caroline Leaf definitely has a gift for writing timely books that prove to be exactly what the world currently needs. Just take a look at the title of her recent release from BakerBooks: “101 Ways to Be Less Stressed: Simple Self-Care Strategies to Boost Your Mind, Mood, and Mental Health”. Continue reading
The “Hearts of Montana” Finale – Guest Review by Hayley
The “Hearts of Montana” series has come to and end with another adventurous tale entitled “Faith’s Mountain Home”!
Anyone who read the first two books in the series will have been waiting for this one, to finally see the outcome of a storyline that was very prominent in book number two. The story of the twin-brothers-turned-outlaws is finally tied up in this series finale, and paints a picture of redemption, healing, and forgiveness. Also Laura Hannon, who we have met previously, is the leading heroine of this book, and we learn more of her incredibly tragic past. Continue reading
Erin Bartels’ New Introspective Pilgrimage
You can always count on Erin Bartels to provide a rich, colorful, and thought-provoking story that simultaneously captures your heart and challenges you toward deeper inward reflection. Published by Revell in the early months of 2021, “All That We Carried” is a powerful tale of two sisters who drifted apart after a tragedy turned their lives upside down, and are now trying to piece their relationship back together. Setting out on a hiking trip to reconnect, they both carry ten years worth of heartache and misunderstanding. But a wilderness escape should be the perfect opportunity to get everything out in the open – or will it? Continue reading