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 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
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
Authors of Biblical Fiction have a beautiful ability to bring well-known stories and characters to life in ways that expand our imaginations, and perhaps cause us to look at a portion of the Bible (that we may have read a hundred times before) in a new and exciting way. Tessa Afshar is a beloved author of many Biblical Fiction novels, and has now directed her knowledge and talents down a new path – as a writer for Moody Bible Studies for Women! “The Way Home: God’s Invitation to New Beginnings – A 6-Week Bible Study of Ruth” is an invitation to step into the courageous story of Ruth and Naomi as it comes to life like never before – from the pen of a fiction author. . . Continue reading
At first glance, the topic of Leviticus 23 may seem like an unlikely choice for the newest addition to the Moody Bible Studies for Women series… but Erin Davis brings this often-overlooked chapter to vibrant life by teaching us to dive in and uncover rich truths that reveal the beauty of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in Old Testament writings. “7 Feasts: Finding Christ in the Sacred Celebrations of the Old Testament – An 8-Week Bible Study” is one of the most interesting and eye-opening studies I have had the pleasure of completing, for so many reasons. Continue reading
If you read the first installment of the “Hearts of Montana” series, then you will probably be eager for this one as well.
I was excited to read “Love’s Mountain Quest”, but I’m finding that I have somewhat mixed feelings about this book. Some parts I liked and other parts I didn’t. There is enough adventure in this book to please even the bravest of thrill-seekers, as well as great lessons in faith and character. But there is also enough sadness and pain and anguish that it can feel like a bit of a downer. Continue reading
I had no idea what I was missing out on by not reading Elizabeth Musser’s novels, but certainly I won’t be skipping them anymore! “When I Close My Eyes” absolutely blew me away. The sheer power and depth of her words, her understanding, her ability to engage and challenge her readers was incredible, and I don’t think I will ever look at the themes of mental illness and grace in quite the same way again. Honestly, I am a different and, I think, a better person after finishing this book than I was when I began it. Continue reading
Sometimes a book just takes your breath away with its beauty. “Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship” by Ruth Chou Simons is just such a book, as each page is overflowing with inspiration in both words and images. Published by Harvest House in the autumn of 2019, this book will make a precious gift for the upcoming holiday season, but you will definitely need to keep one for yourself… After picking it up and flipping through the pages even for a moment, you won’t be able to resist sitting down with a cup of tea in hand and delving into the treasures found on each page. Continue reading
“A suspenseful retelling of the Prodigal Son story like you have never heard before.” With this phrase my attention was captured, and I was eager to give new-to-me author Samuel Parker’s latest release from Revell Publishers a try. “Border Son” is a thrilling suspense novel that brings the dangerous world of Mexico’s underground drug trade to life with chilling vividness. Continue reading
Discernment. That’s not a word that is used very often these days – or at least it’s not one that is put into practice as often as it could and should be. A new book from Moody Publishers, written by Hannah Anderson, helps readers to change this trend, and instead begin asking questions like “How can we, imperfect as we are, develop an instinct for recognizing and embracing the good?” and “How does discernment equip us to navigate a broken, complicated world with confidence and joy?” In “All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment”, these questions are just the starting point on an exciting journey of new insights and challenging discussions, helping us to truly live out Philippians 4:8 which instructs us to seek truth, honor, justice, purity, loveliness, and things that are praiseworthy. Continue reading