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
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
Sometimes we need a gentle, slow-paced story that reminds us to take a deep breath and just…. be. “The Nature of Small Birds” by Susie Finkbeiner was just such a book for me, and it was also one of my favourite novels of the entire year. This story is told in a chapter pattern where the entire book goes through the sequence of perspectives for three different family members, at varying time periods of their lives. The neat part? This story is primarily about a girl named Mindy, but she is not even one of the narrators telling the story! Continue reading
Isn’t it amazing that after so many decades of writing inspirational, faith-filled novels that have touched the hearts of readers too numerous to count, Janette Oke is still releasing stories that take you on a journey of hope and love? Once again alongside her daughter Laurel Oke Logan, Janette gives us the sweet second story in the “When Hope Calls” trilogy, entitled “Sustaining Faith”. Published by Bethany House Publishers and the companion story to the Hallmark television series of the name, this story is even more compelling and heart-wrenching than the first book, “Unyielding Hope”. Continue reading
“All That Really Matters” is a book I have anticipated ever since Nicole Deese’s previous release. After her last book rose to be among the top titles of my favourites list, (and still remains there to this day) I couldn’t wait for this one. And although I know you “can’t judge a book by it’s cover”, I just have to say that the cover of this book is SO stunning!
I would describe this book as… sparkly, much like it’s heroine! Not because it is light and fluffy – it’s not. More because of the sparkling talent that this author clearly has for storytelling, creating amazingly life-like characters, and using very unique storylines. I can honestly say I have never read a book that had even a similar storyline to this one. Continue reading
I always open a new Rachel Fordham book with the expectation of a gentle historical romance that will sweep me back in time and inspire both my faith and imagination. “A Lady In Attendance” was published by Revell, and is just such a story… with a unique twist!Continue reading
Reading a new story by Ann H. Gabhart is like taking a summer vacation – back in time to the Appalachian Mountains! “Along A Storied Trail” is the latest trip I took with Ann as my guide, and I enjoyed each moment.Continue reading
Sometimes there is a book that comes along that truly lifts you up and gives life and nourishment to your very heart. “The Nature of a Lady” is just that kind of book.Continue reading
I have been following Paul Angone’s writing journey for many years now. I have always found him to be a very wise, relatable author who somehow manages to take concepts about young adulthood that are so real, but often misunderstand, and transform them into lessons about life and living that we all need to learn sooner than later.
So, that is why I knew I needed to read his newest book from BakerBooks, entitled “25 Lies Twenty-Somethings Need To Stop Believing: How To Get Unstuck And Own Your Defining Decade”.
Have you ever found yourself in a story? By that I mean, found a character whose struggles and questions and aspirations are so much like yours, that their story really could be your story? This was the case for me with Kimberly Duffy’s second novel from Bethany House Publishers, entitled “A Tapestry of Light”. This gripping tale swept me away to India, where a young woman’s entire life is turned upside down with a terrible tragedy, followed by an unbelievable discovery.Continue reading