Susan Karsten’s latest Book Review: One Perfect Spring, by Irene Hannon

One of the FINEST inspirational romances I have EVER read. I won’t give away any of the delicious plot details–you’ll want to discover them on your own–but, I will tell you why this book, One Perfect Spring is so great. Endorsed by massively successful Debbie McComber, One Perfect Spring delivers. The hero and heroine are […]

Cardinal, a poem by Cherie Burbach

Hi, friends, you may have been enjoying my posts featuring Wisconsin’s esteemed poet, Cherie Burbach. Here is another example of her work: Cardinal Red feathers stand out defiantly against snow heavy branches. He sits boldly, refusing to hide while she perches near him quietly but strong. As danger approaches, he releases a sound, sharp and […]

“My Soul is From a Different Place” new book by Cherie Burbach

Esteemed Wisconsin poet, Cherie Burbach, has a new book out! Yay! This is a lovely book, and if you like poetry, you are in for a treat!  The poems in My Soul Is From a Different Place reflect the hope and spirit that have been evident in Cherie Burbach’s work for over a decade.  Each poem […]

Susan Karsten’s latest Book Review: The Pelican Bride, by Beth White

I challenge anyone to tell me they have EVER read a book, set in colonial Alabama, featuring a Huguenot heroine…Any takers?? Apart from its unique setting, this book is a multi-layered feast to the historical fiction reader. Fascinating details which could only come from deep hours of authorial research and melded into a gripping drama, featuring […]

Susan Karsten’s latest book review: “The Manual to Manhood” by Jonathan Catherman

Hi, friends! I got an advance copy of The Manual to Manhood for the express purpose of reading it, then blogging about it.  Not a problem–in fact this book was a pleasure to read.         With ten categories of knowledge/tips, Catherman covers the entire scope of  hard-hitting practical wisdom for men.  The book […]

Susan Karsten’s latest book review: Chain of Mercy, by Brenda S. Anderson

  Here’s a little summary of newly-released Chain of Mercy:  When a high-powered Manhattan businessman’s life crashes down around him, he flees to Minneapolis, and hides away as a boiler repairman, living a solitary, humble life. The heroine is a female executive who falls head-over-heels for the handsome custodian/boiler man. She thinks he’s perfect but […]

Susan Karsten’s latest book review: “What Follows After” by Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh draws you in to his fabulous story world — and won’t let you go.  This intriguing book transcends a couple of genres, but I will call it historical fiction, since the bulk of it takes place in the early 1960s. Yet, the whole book has a contemporary feel, and enough mystery to nudge […]

Susan Karsten’s latest Book Review: “Winter Watch” by Anita Klumpers

Hi, dear blog followers! I really liked Winter Watch, the debut novel of Anita Klumpers.  Anita lives within about 60 miles of me, so I have met her in person. I want you to know that, even though I consider her a friend, that hasn’t influenced the glowing review I am about to give. My […]

Susan Karsten’s latest book Review: “Sincerely Yours” Novella Collection (Authors Eakes, Cabot, Kirkpatrick, Shorey)

For variety alone, the novella collection “Sincerely Yours” is worth the price, and more. Four fascinating historical fiction novellas all under one Beautiful cover! First, you get A MOONLIGHT PROMISE by the prolific and successful author, Laurie Alice Eakes. She brings life on the Hudson River crica 1825 into focus. How knew how fascinating all […]