Melody of the Soul, by Liz Tolsma

Susan Karsten here…How exciting to have been invited to be part of a blog tour for this fine historical fiction book. Even more rewarding was the experience of reading Melody of the Soul. Though Liz Tolsma, author, writes in several genres, I do believe that she has a very special touch for the World War […]

The Christmas Blessing, by Melody Carlson

Yay! Another book by Melody Carlson! Happy to review this book I received from Revell Publishing. A riveting, yet simple story about a young lady whose fiancee is ripped from her on the eve of their wedding. He is called up by his military unit, and must report immediately. But this innocent girl…, wait! I […]

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 […]

Susan Karsten’s Latest Book Review: The Butterfly and the Violin, by Kristy Cambron

Romance. The holocaust. A mystery involving a painting. A fabulously rich legacy.  Have I got your attention?  All the mentioned elements are in this book.  This is the debut novel for the author, and I am quite impressed.   One measure I have for a good book is if it makes me cry.  This book […]

Daisies are Forever, by Liz Tolsma ~ Susan Karsten’s latest book review

Revealing a little-known time/event in WWII history, this fascinating book takes you to places and events you never knew existed. And TAKE YOU THERE Tolsma does! I couldn’t get to sleep one night during the reading of this book, because of the images flitting through my mind – the novel is extremely vivid in creating […]