Review of Mountains of Grace, a new book by Kelly Irvin

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By now, my readers know I really like/love Kelly Irvin’s books. This is another good one! It’s at least 50% about English people (non-Amish) and their problems and loves. The Amish story-line is good, too.

Always super impressed with the way Irvin handles the Amish people’s philosophy — she puts it out there for all to see. Those who see, and those who don’t will equally enjoy this fine novel.

My own latest release is getting a lot of good reviews — check it out on Amazon:

ARefugeForRosanna_prc5235_300 A Refuge for Rosanna, by me, Susan Karsten. Thanks for reading!

 

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Book Review of: Confident Moms, Confident Daughters, by Furlough

 

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This book covers many aspects of raising a confident daughter. From how to view one’s appearance, to body image, to dealing with the “world”, this is a solidly helpful book.

You’d really have to absorb the message, though, if you are having this sort of problem. You can’t just skim, or even read a book like this–you’ll need to ponder, own, and study the message here.

My heart goes out to moms and girls who struggle with these issues.

Hey, readers, my own latest book is out, so if you like historical romance, check it out on Amazon, where it’s getting some great reviews:

ARefugeForRosanna_prc5235_300 A Refuge for Rosanna, by Susan Karsten

 

 

Review of Mountains of Grace, a new book by Kelly Irvin

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By now, my readers know I really like/love Kelly Irvin’s books. This is another good one! It’s at least 50% about English people (non-Amish) and their problems and loves. The Amish story-line is good, too.

Always super impressed with the way Irvin handles the Amish people’s philosophy — she puts it out there for all to see. Those who see, and those who don’t will equally enjoy this fine novel.

My own latest release is getting a lot of good reviews — check it out on Amazon:

ARefugeForRosanna_prc5235_300 A Refuge for Rosanna, by me, Susan Karsten. Thanks for reading!

 

Bookmarked for Murder, by V.M. Burns

Okay, if you like chuckling your way through enchanting cozy mysteries, this one’s for you! A rollicking road trip, followed by a puzzling mystery to be solved.

The book is set in Chicago and western Michigan, and Burns is a real up-and-coming author to be aware of. She set her book in such interesting places and has some hilarious but believable characters you will enjoy getting to know.

I’m not going to reveal much of the plot here, because I don’t want to spoil the fun, but you will meet some very intriguing characters and be kept guessing until the final pages and their satisfying wrap-up. Book is available for pre-order on Amazon

This review is by Susan Karsten, author of:

both available on Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Thanks!

 

 

Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle, How to Prevent and Control Type 2 Diabetes, by Dr. Richard Furman, MD., FACS

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I’ve reviewed books by Furman before, so was eager when the opportunity to read and review this latest release came my way.

Please, Please, please, give this book to “That Person” we all know, who is struggling with their weight and health and just doesn’t seem to get their mind straight on what they need to do.  Diabetes 2 is around the corner for many of them, if it hasn’t already arrived into their lives.

Furman’s advice is clear, it’s simple, and it’s do-able.  Diabetes 2 is an avoidable killer, folks.  People need to wake up and do the right thing…for themselves, and for their loved ones.  It can be done!

 

Book Review of Yours Truly Thomas, by Rachel Fordham

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This was a fun book overall. I couldn’t put it down! I had to find out what happened. And isn’t that what every author wants? Yes, we want to make people keep reading.

This took place in D.C., Annapolis, and Iowa — those are some unusual and fresh settings. I liked learning about Dead Letter Offices. That’s a thing! Back when people wrote letters for the main way of communicating, there were offices where the workers tried to figure out where a lost or poorly addressed letter should go. With D. C. being so large, I guess I can accept a department of dead letters with many workers. At first, I questioned that…but I bet this author did plenty of research.

I guess in 1883, a woman might actually potentially go on a trip out west (to Iowa) on a whim. It could have happened.

The hero, Thomas, was someone you’ll really cheer for. He goes through quite  a transformation throughout the book.  I think you will enjoy it.

Now, let me tell you about my own 2nd book, which just released:

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A Refuge for Rosanna, by me, Susan Karsten! Regency romance, available as an ebook on Amazon! Check it out! Leave a comment if you want to know more about it.

 

Review of: “The Pink Bonnet” by Liz Tolsma

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I happen to have the privilege of know ing the author, Liz Tolsma. This was one of her best books! Action packed, full of really interesting historical details, it brought to life a real crime that happened in the early 1900s. Georgia Tann was a crooked woman who stole children and sold them to desperate adoptive parents.

Tolsma’s book takes a fictional character…a mom whose three-year old is snatched. The bulk of the book is taken up with her efforts to get baby Millie back. Will she? Will Mrs. Tann win? Who will help the mothers whose children are stolen?

If you like stories about adoption, baby abduction, crooked old ladies, you will like this story.

This blog is written by Susan Karsten, historical fiction author of A Match for Melissa, and the upcoming A Refuge for Rosanna, both available on Amazon. I’d love it if you’d check them out, and potentially order them!

ARefugeForRosanna_prc5235_120Releasing July 9!