936 Pennies – Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting, by Eryn Lynum

Susan here, with my latest book review….This book is super-inspiring. The title concept refers to a jar the author received when her child was very young. The number 936 relates to the number of weeks in your child’s life from birth to eighteen years old. The mom takes one penny out every week and meditates, […]

Tracie Peterson’s “In Places Golden”

I was attracted to this surprising story by my interest in the setting. In the past, I have read some interesting books set in and around San Francisco. This story opens with a group of women on a train trip. Headed for San Francisco, each has a reason for undertaking such an unusual journey. Even […]

Hearts Entwined, a novella collection

Susan Karsten here! Authors of the collected novellas are Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears. All the stories have punny titles involving ropes or knots. We have “The Love Knot”, “The Tangled Ties that Bind”, “Bound and Determined”, as well as “Tied and True”. Suspend your disbelief at the exotic plot elements […]

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage, by Julie Klassen

Susan here, with my latest book review. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is the second book in a series. Not having read the first one, I can attest that this book can stand alone as an interesting read, whether or not you’ve read book one. Many fascinating characters people these pages. Quite a fantastic set-up […]

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 […]