Moderately Enjoyable

Jane Kirkpatrick is a bestselling author who is renowned for selecting inspirational women from history and weaving a story around the factual details of their lives. Her newest novel from Revell, “All She Left Behind”, follows this pattern as she shares the story of Jennie Pickett, a women who lives on the Oregon frontier of the 1870s and longs to become a healer. . . Or more specifically, a doctor. Continue reading

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Starts Out Slow, But Picks Up Speed

Whither Thou Goest I Will Go image“For everything there is a season. A season for joy. A season for sorrow. A season for testing.” With these words written on the back cover of a real-event-based novel, readers can be fairly certain that it will not be a happy, carefree story, but rather one of hardship and overcoming. “Whither Thou Goest I Will Go” was written by Naomi Dathan and published by Kirkdale Press in 2016. As the author explains in a note to her readers, the novel is based on the infamous blizzard of January 12, 1888, that swept across the great plains with no warning. It’s name? The Children’s Blizzard. An estimated 1000 people spent that night lost on the open prairie. Many of them perished. Many were children. Continue reading

‘McFarland, USA’ movie review

McFarland ‘Champions can come from anywhere’… In the case of the February 2015 release of a feel-good, family sports drama from Walt Disney Pictures and Mayhem Pictures, champions come from ‘McFarland, USA’.   Audiences will join a lovable host of characters in the story of an unlikely cross-country team who overcomes arduous circumstances to succeed beyond their dreams. Based on true events, ‘McFarland, USA’ is a PG-rated family drama sprinkled with generous amounts of humor and action, while maintaining an overall sincere, wholehearted mood.   Additionally, a soundtrack for the movie debuts an upbeat and catchy original song Continue reading