An Amish Summer, a 4-novella collection including one by author Kelly Irvin

Disclaimer: I don’t normally read Amish fiction. But, a while back, I discovered the writing of Kelly Irvin. I enjoy her books, not because they about the Amish, but they are well-written, and interesting. Irvin does not write about the Amish as if she wears rose-colored glasses. She brings it, warts and all. Also, she […]

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 […]

An Interview with Danele Rotharmel, Author of the Time Counselor Chronicles Series

Author Danele Rotharmel has kindly agreed to grace my blog with her presence. Danele is a lovely person with a fascinating life story and a worthwhile blog of her own, dragonflydanele. Let’s hop right into my interview Danele, who are a few of your favorite authors? Susan, first let me thank you for having me […]

Time Search, by Danele Rotharmel

Review by: Susan Karsten Time Search, the third book in the Time Counselor Chronicles, is a much-anticipated addition to what is stacking up to be a rousing, excellent adventure series. Beginning with some beloved characters from the first two books appearing in the new, third volume of the Chronicles, the story quickly ramps up with […]

Feta & Freeways, Susan Baganz’s Latest Contemporary Romance

Let me tell you…this one grabs you and won’t let go! I am blogging about this book for a writer friend, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one on its own merits — just thankful she gave me a copy for the blog so I could read it. Baganz’s touch with romance is so deft, so […]

The Baron’s Blunder, by Susan Baganz

The Baron’s Blunder is a Regency Romance novella (24K words) worth reading. The way the author, Susan Baganz, writes the romantic scenes alone is priceless, but she also takes you on a literary romp with her fascinating characters and their scintillating, sparkling dialogue. Many memorable scenes abound and you won’t want The Baron’s Blunder┬áto end. […]