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Red Sky Over America Book Review

Red Sky Over America Book Review

Red Sky Over America by Tamera Lynn Kraft book review. Red Sky Over America   by Tamera Lynn Kraft  Historical Fiction Desert Breeze  Ladies of Oberlin: Book 1 In 1857, America, the daughter of a slave owner, is an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College, a school known for its radical ideas. When America … Continue reading

A Most Noble Heir Book Review

A Most Noble Heir Book Review

A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason book review. A Most Noble Heir   by Susan Anne Mason  Historical Fiction Bethany House When stable hand Nolan Price learns from his dying mother that he is actually the son of the Earl of Stainsby, his plans for a future with kitchen maid Hannah Burnham are … Continue reading

Keturah Book Review

Keturah Book Review

Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren book review. About the Book: In 1772 England, Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson and her sisters find themselves the heiresses of their father’s estates and know they have one option: Go to the West Indies to save what is left of their heritage. Although it flies against all the conventions, they’re … Continue reading

The Melody of the Soul Book Review

The Melody of the Soul Book Review

The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma book review. A Nazi officer. A Jewish Czech violinist. Her music haunts him. When he’s faced with losing it, he’ll go through any length to save it. And her.   It’s 1943 and Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost nearly everything. Most of … Continue reading

Many Sparrows Book Review

Many Sparrows Book Review

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton book review. Book info   About the book:   Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would. . . . In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. … Continue reading

A Family Shaped by Grace Book Review

A Family Shaped by Grace Book Review

A Family Shaped by Grace by Gary Morland book review.Last fall I had the opportunity to travel to North Carolina and attend a conference called Hope Writers. Gary Morland was one of the speakers who helped to put on this conference. I can tell you he puts his all into helping others…which can be seen … Continue reading

Grounded Hearts Book Review

Grounded Hearts Book Review

Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson book review. Grounded Hearts by Jeanne Dickson WWII Historical Romance Waterfall In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young … Continue reading

Katharina & Martin Luther Book Review

Katharina & Martin Luther Book Review

Katharina & Martin Luther by Michelle DeRusha book review. Book Review: I love to learn about people in history, however often times one has to wade through all kinds of jargon before gleaning anything about their personal lives. Michelle has alleviated the jargon (so we don’t have to) and crafted a beautiful story of Katharina … Continue reading

The Mark of the King Book Review

The Mark of the King Book Review

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green book review. Book info About the book: The Mark of the King (Bethany House, January 2017) Sweeping historical fiction set at the edge of the continent After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile … Continue reading

Miscarried Joy Book Review

Miscarried Joy by Tanika Fitzgerald book review. Book info About the book:   Miscarried Joy: Moving Beyond Incredible Pain to Extraordinary Faith (Nyreepress Publishing, October 2016) Faith over fear. Patience over frustration. Pain with a purpose. In Miscarried Joy, Tanika transparently shares her deeply personal and disappointing experiences of losing her babies due to miscarriage. There … Continue reading

Life Creative Book Review

Life Creative Book Review

Life Creative by Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart book review. Book info About the book: Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom(Kregel, September 2016) What was God thinking when He created you creative and then gave you children? Creative moms often feel as though they must lay their passions down. But God had something special … Continue reading

The Loyal Heart Book Review

The Loyal Heart Book Review

The Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray book review. Book info About the book: The Loyal Heart (Zondervan, July 2016) Robert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn’t expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places. Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate … Continue reading

Whose Behind the Pen…and Why I Blog

Whose Behind the Pen…and Why I Blog

Whose behind the pen…and why I blog. Many writers will tell you they’ve been writing from a very young age…that writing is in their blood. Not so for me. I never dreamed of writing nor did I ever plan to be a writer. Writing for me came from a love of history that turned into … Continue reading

Twenty-one Years

Twenty-one Years

Twenty-one years ago today, with stars in my eyes and love in my heart, I slipped into a white velvet dress and said, “I do!” A bride of twenty-five and a groom of thirty-one would become one. For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and be united to his wife, and … Continue reading

Hands

Hands

The hands of time fly quickly past, no rest, no pause, and no stopping, a constant…tick, tick, tick. They don’t allow for instant replays, do-overs, or second chances–once gone, gone. And yet, do we live our lives like every moment counts? How many minutes-that we can never get back–do we squander away? If today were our … Continue reading