The Day the Angels Fell, Shawn Smucker

I received this book from Revell Publishing. This is what I consider to be middle grade fantasy. It would have excellent appeal to adult fantasy readers as well. The writing in this debut novel is smooth, clear and engaging. I was impressed by the ease with which the author drew the reader into the story […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review of: Sandpiper Cove, by Irene Hannon

Here’s another enjoyable, well-written offering from one of my personal favorite contemporary romance writers. At first, I was wondering, “How are these two going to end up together?” But, Hannon resolved my wonderings, with her finely-crafted characters, gripping (but not nerve-wracking) plot twists, and a sprinkling of conflicts and impediments. All wrapped in a setting […]

Hope for the Same-sex Attracted, by Ron Citlau

The author of this book has walked in the shoes he writes about. I believe he re-frames the debate in some ways, and sheds new light on a path forward for people who want wholeness. No easy solutions, but much food for thought, and excellent adherence to Biblical truths, without dampening hope. A few personal […]

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 […]

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 […]