“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rescue Me, by Susan May Warren

Susan Karsten here, with my latest review. I’m always up for checking out the latest from Susan May Warren. Her books are well written and enjoyable. Imagine my delight when I discovered Rescue Me…I absolutely love novels with survival plot lines, and this one’s a humdinger. Okay let’s start, though, with the storyline where two […]

Redeeming Grace, by Jill Eileen Smith

My latest book review: The latest of twelve biblical fiction novels by this author, she certainly has a way of bringing Bible days to life. In fact, her creative characters practically jump off the page, they are so real. In Redeeming Grace, we join Naomi who is a practicing midwife, before she leaves Israel for […]

Dr. Michelle Bengtson’s: HOPE Prevails, Insights from a Doctor’s Journey Through Depression

This is a really good book on the topic of depression. This doctor found, through her own struggle with depression, that the cures she had been offering to her own psychology patients did not work! She opens up painful chapters from her own life, and in so doing, lays out a different way to deal […]