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, […]

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 […]

Evidence Not Seen, by Carlene Havel

I recently read this novella and want to give it high praise. Remember this name: CARLENE HAVEL. Why? Because her writing is superior: enjoyable, deeply layered, nuanced, fun, and intersting. Not to mention, well-written. I enjoyed that the book was set in the 1980s. I was alive then, and she “nailed it” as far as […]

Redeeming Grace, by Jill Eileen Smith

My latest book review: The latest of twelve biblical fiction novels by this author, she certainly has a way of bringing Bible days to life. In fact, her creative characters practically jump off the page, they are so real. In Redeeming Grace, we join Naomi who is a practicing midwife, before she leaves Israel for […]

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 […]

A Moonbow Night, by Laura Frantz

With a vividly detailed tale reminiscent of Jane Kirkpatrick’s historical fiction, Frantz’s newest release lives up to her fans’ expectations. Author Frantz takes the reader on a journey into the wilderness during the early days of settlement in Kentucky (called Kentucke in the novel). She nails the setting and you may feel your toes tingling […]

A Heart Most Certain, by Melissa Jagears

Susan here, with another book review for all you Christian fiction fans. I found this one to be quite enjoyable, with a unique story line. Set in 1905 Kansas, this one has an authentic historic feel to it.  As I read along, I could sense the distinctive era seeping off the page in a delightful, […]