Exciting New Kitchen Implement

At one of my recent estate sales (find me on facebook at “White Rose Estate Sales by Susan” if you’re curious), I found a kitchen tool that, in my 25 years of married life, I did not possess. No, it wasn’t an oddment such as a cherry-pitter, or a corn cob kernel-stripper, it was a […]

A review of “Christmas at Rose Hill Farm, by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Hi! Amish fiction — such a mixture! This book certainly proves that out, in a unique way. Let’s start by saying, if you are interested in the Amish, and the horticulture of roses, you will probably like this book a lot. The third thing I’d like to highlight about this book is a plot element […]

“The Christmas Cat” by Melody Carlson, a book review by Susan Karsten

Let me get it right out there, I signed on to review this with mixed feelings. Cats are not on my list of “book topics I enjoy” — in fact, normally I would run the other direction from a cat-themed anything! This book, however, transcends cats. Yes, there are some cats in the story. They […]

“TRADING SECRETS” By Melody Carlson (Susan Karsten’s Latest Book Review)

You are in for a treat. When a young adult book completely entrances me, an avid adult reader of advanced fiction, you know you have a winner. This book is engrossing, different, real, entertaining, and fun. I would hand it to any friend – young or old – with complete confidence. Carlson handles the Amish […]

“Surprised by Love” by Julie Lessman — Susan Karsten’s latest book review

How amazing that a young woman in 1904 gets an internship at a DAs office in San Francisco. Such a unique set-up for a story about a beautiful and attractive character. She has to work with a man who used to tease her, and that takes away from her happiness with her job. But, there’s […]

“A Mother’s Prayers for Her Son” by Rob & Joanna Teigen == Susan Karsten’s latest book review

This book will give you a jumpstart and much food for thought about your son(s). With 77 specific topics covered and example prayer wording, you will be motivated and inspired to cover your dear child in prayer. From friendships, to discontent, failure, purity, addiction, dating, and muuuuuch more, there’s so much here for the serious […]

“At Bluebonnet Lake” by Amanda Cabot — Susan Karsten’s latest book review

Kate, on a vacay with Granny, arrives at a rundown resort. How fun it is for the reader to see her walk through this trial, having a hard time enjoying her trip, for fears of Granny’s health, etc. But…a man…a fabulous man…happens to be at the resort, too. They start playing tennis together, and the […]