Pelican Point, by Irene Hannon

Oh my! What a lovely romance. Not only do the main characters find true love, but we get to go along for the ride. Hannon’s skills as a romance author are a cut above the others in the genre. She brings so much to the table with her settings, her characters, the details, and the […]

Coach Wooden’s Forgotten Teams, by Pat Williams, a review by Susan Karsten

This book is so interesting! If you are inspired by stories of great leadership, this one’s for you. I’ll get it right out there, I am not a fan of basketball at any level. I will politely watch a game if a relative or friend is playing, but otherwise, it’s a no for me, dog. […]

A Borrowed Dream, by Amanda Cabot

By now, my readers know that Amanda Cabot is one of the better active authors in the Christian fiction world. Her stories are engaging and hold up well. This offering by Cabot has a little more of a dark edge than some of her books. You’ll find a character whose father beats the tar out […]

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 […]

Beneath the Summer Sun, by Kelly Irvin

Another good book by Kelly Irvin, the premiere Amish fiction author working today. Her books are so real, so detailed, with new information about the unusual lives of the Amish in every one of her books. For example, in this book, readers learn more about the differences between Amish and Mennonite, and how the Amish […]

Mommy Needs a Raise, by Sarah Parshall Perry

Oh joy! Here’s another mothering book, jammed with hilarious anecdotes…very well-written. ItĀ amazes me how many moms must really struggle with what other people do, what other mothers think, what people think of them, etc. Many moms must set their own standards impossibly and unrealistically high. Because book, after mothering book, seems to be always about […]

Vanishing Point, by Lisa Harris

Hang on to your hats, readers! This one’s a nail-biter. You’ll immediately care about the main character, Jordan Lambert, and her love interest, Garrett Addison. They are thrown back together on the trail of a serial killer. This author takes you down into the nitty-gritty of such an investigation. The twists and turns of this […]