Mommy Needs a Raise, by Sarah Parshall Perry

Oh joy! Here’s another mothering book, jammed with hilarious anecdotes…very well-written. It 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 […]

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck, by Bethany Turner

Okay, best book alert…! This one! I loved it. So funny, different, and intelligent. The debut author’s voice is quite original and amusing. This is the sort of book that if I stumbled across it, I would rush to find the author’s other books…but this is her first. We can only hope she writes more. […]

Hurt Road by Mark Lee (a review)

This memoir by a contemporary Christian musician from the group known as Third Day will be interesting to you if you are a fan of that group. Maybe you’ve even heard of Mark Lee? His life experiences form the bulk of the tale. His major, devastating accident when he was still a schoolboy, his father’s […]

Fault Lines, by Thomas Locke

I believe this book falls into a category known as speculative fiction–one reviewer called it a psychological thriller, so take your pick. It reads like an action/adventure, but some fantasy is pivotal to the plot. An experimental psychological research program sets off the action. I don’t want to reveal too much, so as not to […]

The Return, by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Due to the riveting nature of this book’s plot, I had to set it down frequently! Only because it had me at the edge of my seat, and at my age, I can’t take that anymore! 😉 Two heroines, one loves a man, the other is loved by him. The book is set in pre-revolutionary […]

A Matter of Trust, by Susan May Warren

Susan Karsten here with another book review. Susan May Warren is a best-selling author. She often features unusual settings and unusual careers–if you can call being a snowboarder a career 🙂 What impresses me is the knowledge she brings to her settings. The information about snow, ski venues, mountains, rescue, snowboarding, and so forth is […]

Meet Susan Karsten…

Originally posted on Irene Onorato:
I’ll admit, when I first joined ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) in 2012, and met Susan Karsten through their critique group, I wasn’t sure about linking up with a critique partner who wrote historical romance. After all, I wrote contemporary stuff with Special Forces military men as my heroes, and…