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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salsa and Speedbumps, by Susan Baganz

This review is a pleasure to write. Not only because the author is a friend, but because I am so excited to have read this romantic suspense novel. You’ve seen my review, perhaps, of her last book, Pesto & Potholes, and noticed how I commented on how very romantic the love scenes were…? Well, yes, […]

Remember the Lilies ~ Book Review by Susan Karsten

I can’t remember, in all my vast reading, a book about the Philippine internment camps (prison camps) during World War II. You will be swept away by the thrilling and broadly sweeping scope of this novel. It begins in the dazzling world of nightclubs and bright lights of pre-war Manila. Slowly, one is dragged along to […]