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 […]

Thrifty Tip for gently used Aluminum Foil

This is just a little tip I picked up somewhere: When you have a nice piece of foil left from something you baked (maybe it covered a casserole and is pretty clean) fold it, clean side out, and use it for a spoon rest. When it has done its duty, dispose of it. Susan Karsten […]

Thrifty and Easy Rhubarb Jam

The large pot pictured above has a double batch of rhubarb jam in it. The recipe below is easily doubled. 5 Cups finely chopped Rhubarb 2 cups sugar 1 pack strawbery jello Placed chopped rhubarb and sugar in a pot, stir, and let sit overnight. Bring to a boil, boil and stir for 10 minutes. […]

Never Give Up, by John Mason

Happy to review this book. Slim, yet serious and thought-provoking, this gentle confidence-boosting book goes far beyond platitudes. I was blown away from the first page. The author is like a surgeon, with his delicate, subtle probings into the human spirit. Now, some people say I am picky, and that may be true, but this […]

Upon a Spring Breeze, new by Kelly Irvin

When you want to read a piece of “Amish fiction”, you can’t go wrong by picking up a novel by Kelly Irvin. Swiftly gaining the pinnacle of this popular genre, Irvin consistently delivers an excellent, page-turning, can’t put it down read. Upon a Spring Breeze is no exception. How conflicted one would be if our […]

Review of: Sandpiper Cove, by Irene Hannon

Here’s another enjoyable, well-written offering from one of my personal favorite contemporary romance writers. At first, I was wondering, “How are these two going to end up together?” But, Hannon resolved my wonderings, with her finely-crafted characters, gripping (but not nerve-wracking) plot twists, and a sprinkling of conflicts and impediments. All wrapped in a setting […]

Hope for the Same-sex Attracted, by Ron Citlau

The author of this book has walked in the shoes he writes about. I believe he re-frames the debate in some ways, and sheds new light on a path forward for people who want wholeness. No easy solutions, but much food for thought, and excellent adherence to Biblical truths, without dampening hope. A few personal […]