A Field of Forget-me-nots, by Rachel James

Hi! Susan Karsten here…Today, I’m reviewing a novella which is part of a series of 8 novellas (short novels) connected by a theme which is the famous bible passage Phillipians 4:8 that begins, Whatever is pure…, and ends, …think on these things. Thus we have the series subtitle: Ponder This! Voila. I just finished reading […]

Lucy in Love, by Kimberly M. Miller

Susan Karsten here, with Lucy in Love! A special review for a special novella. It’s part of a series of 8 novellas (short novels) connected by a theme. The theme is from the famous bible passage Phillipians 4:8 that begins, Whatever is pure…, and ends, …think on these things. Thus we have the series subtitle: […]

Charlotte’s Dilemma ~ new release!

Hello, faithful blog readers! Instead of my usual book reviews done for books by other authors, this will be a post about my own novella, due for release on March 6, 2020. This novella came about because of motivation. The motivation was the chance to have my work published in a novella collection with several […]

Review of: “The Pink Bonnet” by Liz Tolsma

I happen to have the privilege of know ing the author, Liz Tolsma. This was one of her best books! Action packed, full of really interesting historical details, it brought to life a real crime that happened in the early 1900s. Georgia Tann was a crooked woman who stole children and sold them to desperate […]

Review of “The Refuge” by Ann Gabhart

Susan Karsten here, with a book review! Set mostly within a Shaker (cult) community over a century ago, The Refuge is a wonderful story with a fascinating setting. Gabhart draws readers into the past, and you feel almost as if you are there!  The relatable characters include a widow, who was stranded within the Shaker […]

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 […]