I was so intrigued by the concept of four well-known, talented, and unique authors writing a series of short stories together. In the introduction, the authors explain that the stories were written independently yet joined together with an overarching storyline in a manner similar to a tv series. I have read novels by all four of the authors and their writing styles are quite distinct. I had no idea that they were friends… fun. With the combined creativity of these authors, it is no surprise to me that they came up with such an ingenious concept.
So, while I found myself intrigued I was also dubious. Could the series be cohesive with the distinct writing styles of four different authors? Would it be confusing? Read More
I have taken FOREVER to write this review. I read The Shattered Vigil months ago and have returned multiple times to write this review. There have been many iterations and at one time my review was almost 2000 words long. I thought that might be a wee bit excessive ;). I can't imagine that you want to read a comprehensive treatise rather than a book review. If you do, I would really love to meet you, Read More
To Love Anew begins with our heroine, Hannah, losing her precious mother to the sweating sickness. Hannah’s mother provided her with a strong foundation of faith in God, a sweet and loving spirit, and skilled hands that aren’t idle. As can only be, Hannah grieves for her mother and life is never the same again.
Hannah’s situation is one that most of us will never experience. Without her mother’s skills as a seamstress, Hannah very rapidly becomes homeless, alone and defenseless in a harsh and cruel world. The reality of young women without means in 19th century London. Read More
The adventure continues as Jelena and her crew fail completely in their attempt to “just” deliver cargo. Jelena has a huge debt to pay off and so she really needs lucrative cargo runs. Government bills for repairing blown-up space stations are expensive!! Trouble seems magnetically drawn to Jelena and her crew though so there is no “just” for them. This is to our benefit… the world that they live in is never boring… so you will never be bored ;). Read More
Hitler’s Cross is fascinating, enlightening, and downright terrifying. It is a book that I was meant to read. Erwin W. Lutzer covers an extremely dark subject matter in a clear, concise, and compassionate manner. I believe that the state of humanity is such that burying or hiding from our history is dangerous. Instead, truthful evaluation and personal introspection are imperative in order to avoid repetition of humankind’s greatest atrocities. We must not forget the atrocities committed nor can we forget the unfortunate fear, lack of faith, and lack of response that was exhibited by the Christian church during WWII. Hitler’s Cross is an excellent resource for the church to use in understanding this period in our history. Read More
God Loves Daddy & Me and it’s companion book God Loves Mommy & Me just bring a smile to my face. God Loves Daddy & Me points out positive attributes of a God honoring father loving his child as THE Father loves them both. Laura Watkins’ illustrations bring such light and adorableness to the story. The raccoon daddy and child are so cute! You’ll love that the child is not stated as being male or female so daddy and son or daddy and daughter work equally well. Read More
I unabashedly love Lindsay Buroker’s writing. Her stories make me laugh, are fast paced, and are just plain fun. The Rogue Prince doesn't disappoint. I do recommend that you read the Fallen Empire series first. I didn't. Fortunately, I had no problem enjoying The Rogue Prince as Buroker provides enough backstory for the newbies like me (and reminders for those who read the Fallen Empire series awhile ago) to keep the story moving without leaving us in the dust. I'm off to pick up the Fallen Empire books and get to reading. Read More
What a priceless children's book! I'm so in love with the absolutely adorable animals, the rhymes, and the affirmation of God's purposeful and perfect creation. With no holds barred, I recommend that you find a copy at the library or from your favorite book vendor and enjoy this colorful, creative, Christian story with your favorite little one (or a brood of them). This would make a wonderful addition to your churches toddler's ministry. Read More
Mommy loves me so much! She cheers me up when I’m sad, she kisses my boo-boos, she sings me lullabies at bedtime, and she prays for me. I love Mommy, and God does too! Read More
The Emperor's Edge is a blast. From start to finish it is adventure after adventure after adventure. Set back after set back after set back (each of which is conquered in mystifying ways). Read More