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 to end. […]

Seasons of the Heart, by Andrea Boeshaar

Wow, was this ever an enjoyable read! I was surprised by how much I loved it. Such unique plots, realistic, yet with just enough of the feel of going on a journey that you couldn’t wait to get back to the story world that Wisconsin author Andrea Boeshaar created within the pages of Seasons of […]

Escape to Big Fork Lake, by Mary L. Ball

Hi! Susan here with another book to tell you about. This time, I bring you Escape to Big Fork Lake.  This riveting novel will have you on the edge of your seat as you cheer for Sam (short for Samantha) and you might bite your nails a few times as well.  Mary L. Ball, a […]

Author Interview: Danele Rotharmel

Susan Karsten Interviews Danele Rotharmel, author of Time Tsunami Hi, blog fans! I am super excited to bring you my interview with Danele. She is a fascinating author, and I think you will enjoy this whether you’ve read her book Time Tsunami, or simply plan to. After reading the book myself, I was eager to have […]