True Identity, by John Majors

This review is easy to write because this was such a useful and easy to understand book. Though geared for teens, this could be a primer for anyone who struggles with answering the question ‘Who am I?’ and wants more than a easy to grab label. Very accessible ideas are contained in this simply attractive […]

An Inconvenient Beauty, Kristi Ann Hunter

Wow, Kristi Hunter just keeps writing these Regency novels — she might bring the genre back singlehanded! Kristi Hunter scores again with her fourth Regency novel. The opening scenes, set in a private English boys’ school is well done, and sets the tone for frolics to come. Meeting our hero as a boy, we gain […]

All Saints, by Michael Spurlock

I received this book from the publisher to potentially review it. I am happy to recommend it. Very readable, this memoir is a fascinating look at a church, a minister’s life, and how the arrival of a foreign people group affects the life of the community. The Karen people were driven out of their Asian […]

The Promise of Dawn, by Lauraine Snelling

A story about the rough life lived by the daring pioneers of Minnesota. Even though the novel takes place starting in 1909, things were very difficult for this group of Norwegians looking for a better life than what they had in Norway. You will learn the intimate details of the journey, the settline, the struggles, […]

Guide to the Empty Nest, by Rainey & Yates

This. Wow, tears fell as I drank in the support and validation provided by this book. It was like they were reading my mind and speaking it back…understanding why it’s hard — even when you’ve launched your children well. Ambivalence…Things are good and not so good at the same time. That about sums up the […]

Still Life, by Dani Pettrey

Hi! Susan with my latest book review: I received this book from a blog program I sometimes review books for. The author, Dani Pettry, crafts a compelling group of characters, a complex storyline,¬†intriguing Baltimore setting, and a very satisfying journey to a thrilling¬†ending. A shocking, layered mystery must be solved before the hero can be […]

An Uncommon Courtship, by Kristi Ann Hunter ~ my latest book review

The premise of Hunter’s new book is quite original. In the Regency genre, close to 100% of the plots have a marriage at the end of the book. In An Uncommon Courtship, the wedding comes first. About the only typical Regency plot device found is the compromising of the heroine, and actions taken to prevent […]