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 […]

I Wish He Had Come With Instructions, by Mike Bechtle

I went into reading this expecting some same-old stuff…ha ha, aren’t men and women different and it’s so funny. But this was far above that. It’s not written from a woman’s perspective, it’s not about male-female relationships, not full of advice, not opinion-based. Rather, the author’s stated goal is to provide a glimpse into the […]

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 […]

What Matters Most, by Kellie Coates Gilbert

I was surprised by how much I liked this contemporary romance set in Austin, Texas. A very appealing romance, supported by plot details that were outside the usual, interesting, and well-done. The heroine of this book has to leave college early to take care of her mom, who has dementia. Dementia, and the legislation around […]