As soon as I read a new release by Roseanna White, it very often becomes a new favourite. This one is certainly no different!
The conclusion to “The Codebreakers” series, “A Portrait of Loyalty” is truly a one-of-a-kind story. I had never before heard of altering and re-creating photographs in the early 1900’s, and certainly not in relation to the war effort. I had no idea what crucial roles photographers played in the intelligence division of the government during the war, making this book really fascinating. Continue reading
I always learn some interesting history lessons when I pick up a Judith Miller book from Bethany House Publishers! In her new release of “A Single Spark”, I discovered unique facts about the arsenals responsible for producing munitions during the Civil War, and how the vast majority of employees in these facilities were women. Although necessary for the Union Army to win the war, these were dangerous positions for many reasons including close contact with gunpowder, as well as the possibility for treasonous activity within the production sites. . . As was the case in “A Single Spark”! Continue reading
I have eagerly awaited the release of the next installment of “The Codebreakers”. I loved the first one, and also the previous series that it is related to. “On Wings of Devotion” tells the story behind a character that we know from the previous book, Philip Camden. Continue reading
I adore Kristi Ann Hunter’s stories, and her newest novel may be my favorite yet! “A Pursuit of Home” is the final installment in the “Haven Manor” series, but it is also very closely related to the “Hawthorne House” books (Ms Hunter’s first series). This means in a single novel she not only concludes an already-unforgettable series, but she ties both of her series together in a way that feels perfect and natural. Now that is talent! Continue reading
“Far Side of the Sea” is Kate Breslin’s newest release, and what a story it is! This novel follows the journey of Johanna Reyer, and also of Colin Mabry, the twin brother of Grace Mabry, whom we already know from “Not by Sight”. I was pleasantly surprised at the relation between these two books, as there was another release in between, but I greatly enjoyed the stories of these new characters, and also enjoyed revisiting a few that I already knew. Continue reading
After “A Name Unknown” became one of my all-time favourite novels, I could not have been more eager to read its sequel, “A Song Unheard”. In this new story, we are invited into the story of Willa Forsythe and Lukas De Wilde, the first to whom we were already introduced in the previous book. Continue reading
Whenever I reach the end of an Elizabeth Camden novel, I inevitably give a long sigh for two reasons: one, I’ve had the enjoyment of reading another compelling historical novel by a master writer; and two, a story that I wish could have lasted much longer is now finished. . . Ms. Camden’s newest novel, “A Dangerous Legacy”, was published by Bethany House and is historical fiction at its best, complete with mystery, romance, intrigue, and unique viewpoints of life in New York City in 1903. Continue reading
“With the greatest risks come the greatest rewards”. As one of it’s primary themes, this phrase is given many different layers and meanings in Roseanna M. White’s newest release, “A Name Unknown”. Before beginning this novel, I felt rather indifferent to it. I was neither excited about it, nor did I not want to read it. I simply thought I would give it a try, and had neither high nor low expectations for it. What I didn’t guess was that it would quickly rise to number one on my list of favourite books! Continue reading
Kate Breslin has proven herself to be a masterful author. After tremendously enjoying her last novel “Not by Sight”, I was eager to obtain a copy of her newest release, “High as the Heavens.” Would her most recent novel prove to be as stellar as her previous? Well… In some ways yes, in other ways, I’m sorry to say definitely not.
“High as the Heavens” contains an absolutely phenomenal plot. It is a dramatic, ever-changing saga of espionage, danger and secrets, and every reader will be left gaping at the page in shock at least once along the way. In fact, to be completely fair, “High as the Heavens” holds one of the very best plots that I have ever read. Additionally, not only is it a grand adventure, but it is also strengthened by many faith-building elements. So what’s the problem? Continue reading