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, […]

Fault Lines, by Thomas Locke

I believe this book falls into a category known as speculative fiction–one reviewer called it a psychological thriller, so take your pick. It reads like an action/adventure, but some fantasy is pivotal to the plot. An experimental psychological research program sets off the action. I don’t want to reveal too much, so as not to […]

Chasing Secrets, by Lynette Eason

Soon after a dramatic opening scene, we learn that a five-year old Irish child has gone missing for 25 years. It’s not spoiling the story to say that she was considered dead, but is alive and living in the United States…anything more might spoil the story, so get ready for a tale that will provide […]

The Return, by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Due to the riveting nature of this book’s plot, I had to set it down frequently! Only because it had me at the edge of my seat, and at my age, I can’t take that anymore! 😉 Two heroines, one loves a man, the other is loved by him. The book is set in pre-revolutionary […]

A Matter of Trust, by Susan May Warren

Susan Karsten here with another book review. Susan May Warren is a best-selling author. She often features unusual settings and unusual careers–if you can call being a snowboarder a career 🙂 What impresses me is the knowledge she brings to her settings. The information about snow, ski venues, mountains, rescue, snowboarding, and so forth is […]

Book Review: A Family Shaped by Grace

By Gary Morland, “A Family Shaped by Grace” is one of those books that intersperses wisdom with anecdotes. There’s a lot to absorb here, but it is worth it. The author bares his soul on the pages. He shares his hard-won lessons, and the readers can profit from his mistakes. It seems as though he […]