The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox – a review

From the title, to the cover, to the way the story draws you immediately in, this debut novel delivers. On top of characters I can relate to, this book contains several high-interest elements. I enjoy reading about adoption mysteries, estate sales, and inheritances – all of which are contained in this book – and I […]

My Latest Release: The Missing Quilt Mystery, by Susan Karsten

Hi everyone! Susan Karsten here – writing about my newest book. Often, I review the books of others here, but this time, It will be one of my own books — my first cozy mystery! The Missing Quilt Mystery is available on Amazon, as an e-book, or in paperback. Excitingly, it can also be ordered […]

“On a Summer Tide” by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Susan here.  Oh, I am so excited to be reading this book! This makes two in a row, of really exceptionally good Christian fiction books. On a Summer Tide, features three sisters. I’m only guessing at this point (haven’t finished it, I’m savoring it) which of the sisters will find her true love in this entertaining […]

Review of “The Refuge” by Ann Gabhart

Susan Karsten here, with a book review! Set mostly within a Shaker (cult) community over a century ago, The Refuge is a wonderful story with a fascinating setting. Gabhart draws readers into the past, and you feel almost as if you are there!  The relatable characters include a widow, who was stranded within the Shaker […]

Still Life, by Dani Pettrey

Hi! Susan with my latest book review: I received this book from a blog program I sometimes review books for. The author, Dani Pettry, crafts a compelling group of characters, a complex storyline, intriguing Baltimore setting, and a very satisfying journey to a thrilling ending. A shocking, layered mystery must be solved before the hero can be […]

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 […]

A Soldier Finds His Way, by Renie Onorato

What delight I had when reading this fine novel. Not only was it riveting and well-crafted, but I had given some early critiques to the author and that made it even more special. When I saw what she had done with it to polish and refine it, I was blown away. It had been very […]

A Heart Most Certain, by Melissa Jagears

Susan here, with another book review for all you Christian fiction fans. I found this one to be quite enjoyable, with a unique story line. Set in 1905 Kansas, this one has an authentic historic feel to it.  As I read along, I could sense the distinctive era seeping off the page in a delightful, […]

The Christmas Angel Project, by Melody Carlson

One of my favorite authors in Inspirational Fiction, Melody Carlson once again delivers a strong novel for our enjoyment. An ensemble piece, she brings together four women, each an interesting character in her own right. The women have in common that they were in the same book club. The leader has died, and now they […]

A Love Transformed, by Tracie Peterson

A fascinating historical that takes the reader from glittering, rich settings in New York City, to the hills of Montana. The story is feasible, not one where you have to suspend your better judgement. A young widow has the chance to flee the controlling, lying people who are circling around her, and go back to […]