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 […]

A Soldier’s Song, by Renie Onorato

This excellent, highly enjoyable novel takes you into the life of pianist Aria Greco. She’s a lovely, trusting young lady whose father is the commander of an Army unit. One of his men, Dex, gets to meet her for the first time at the wedding of a mutual friend. Wow, does he fall hard! The […]

A Soldier’s Song, by Renie Onorato

This excellent, highly enjoyable novel takes you into the life of pianist Aria Greco. She’s a lovely, trusting young lady whose father is the commander of an Army unit. One of his men, Dex, gets to meet her for the first time at the wedding of a mutual friend. Wow, does he fall hard! The […]

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 […]

Phoebe’s Light, by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Blogger Susan Karsten here. Richly historical at its base, this novel departs from the norm and ventures into Quaker history, rather than the popular Amish history. Twisting and turning, the plot holds together like a finely woven basket — holding all the elements in near-perfect construction. Page-turningly gripping, yet full of generous helpings of historical […]

Melody of the Soul, by Liz Tolsma

Susan Karsten here…How exciting to have been invited to be part of a blog tour for this fine historical fiction book. Even more rewarding was the experience of reading Melody of the Soul. Though Liz Tolsma, author, writes in several genres, I do believe that she has a very special touch for the World War […]

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 […]