“Love’s Fortune” by Laura Frantz ~ Susan Karsten’s latest book review

This is some excellent historical fiction!! If you like romance — who doesn’t? — this will surely satisfy your sweet tooth and craving for an elegant read. So well structured, the story captures you immediately and takes you to a world of the past. 1850s Pennsylvania makes the setting for this emotionally satisfying and thrilling […]

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days, Holley Gerth…Susan Karsten’s latest book review

The whimsical cover belies the contents. This little volume (4 x 6″) contains serious, hard-hitting, and engaging devotionals. You won’t want to read only one reading per week (the book contains 52 readings) because they are so interesting and meaningful. Perfect for a suffering friend (even if it’s just stress), as a welcomed gift for […]

Review of Hearts Stolen, by Caryl McAdoo (review by Susan Karsten)

Okay … Let me just say … WOW! Hearts Stolen is an exceptional read! With great skill, this author brings on the trials of life, making the reader care deeply about her sojourning characters. The  heroine (what a courageous woman!) and the delightful hero (Gotta find me one!) come together and find love  in a very special way I haven’t […]

“The Desire” by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley, Susan Karsten’s latest book review

A lovely, touching story for the general reader, but with special significance for those whose lives have been touched by infertility or adoption. I don’t want to give away any of this delicious story, so deftly plotted, but you will enjoy it. The drama, the heartbreak, the lovable characters — it all makes you turn […]

A Light in the Wilderness, by Jane Kirkpatrick, Susan Karsten’s latest book review

This book ranks among the BEST historical fiction books I have read in recent memory. This book, published by Revell, deserves to be a crossover hit.   Writing with the skill of an artist, Kirkpatrick brings it big-time!! Who’d have thought the story of one humble freewoman could be woven into such a delightful, thought-provoking, […]