Book Review, Peace in the Valley, by Kelly Irvin

Kelly Irvin really pushes the boundaries of the Amish romance genre with this story. Nora is already set with her special friend Levi. but when a wildfire burns down their town, she becomes a refugee. She goes to a relative who has left the conservative Amish life and is part of a charismatic Amish congregation. […]

Book Review: A Life Once Dreamed by Rachel Fordham

This was a pleasant, non-suspenseful romance. Agnes Pratt becomes a schoolteacher after fleeing from the East, and from a relationship. Why did she flee? We can tell it wasn’t anything she did wrong, nothing the man, James Harris, did wrong — so what was it? The events of the book include a Scarlet Fever epidemic, […]

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 […]

Buttonholed, by Anita Klumpers

Hi! Susan Karsten here…recently, I mentioned my own new release, Charlotte’s Dilemma. It’s a novella and part of a series of 8 novellas (short novels) connected by a theme. The theme is from the famous bible passage Phillipians 4:8 that begins, Whatever is pure…, and ends, …think on these things. Thus we have the series […]

A Field of Forget-me-nots, by Rachel James

Hi! Susan Karsten here…Today, I’m reviewing a novella which is part of a series of 8 novellas (short novels) connected by a theme which is the famous bible passage Phillipians 4:8 that begins, Whatever is pure…, and ends, …think on these things. Thus we have the series subtitle: Ponder This! Voila. I just finished reading […]

Lucy in Love, by Kimberly M. Miller

Susan Karsten here, with Lucy in Love! A special review for a special novella. It’s part of a series of 8 novellas (short novels) connected by a theme. The theme is from the famous bible passage Phillipians 4:8 that begins, Whatever is pure…, and ends, …think on these things. Thus we have the series subtitle: […]

Charlotte’s Dilemma ~ new release!

Hello, faithful blog readers! Instead of my usual book reviews done for books by other authors, this will be a post about my own novella, due for release on March 6, 2020. This novella came about because of motivation. The motivation was the chance to have my work published in a novella collection with several […]

A Long Bridge Home, by Kelly Irvin (book review)

Another thoroughly engrossing book by Irvin. She is one of the best in her genre (Amish fiction). A Long Bridge Home is up to her usual standard of excellence and covers some new ground in the Amish trope department. Christine and Andy are “special friends”, a term for what young people nowdays call “going out”. […]

Bookmarked for Murder, by V.M. Burns

I reviewed this one back in August, but now it has been published and is available. I’ve been seeing it reviewed in some “high places” lately, so I’m happy for the author. If you like chuckling your way through enchanting cozy mysteries, this one’s for you! A rollicking road trip, followed by a puzzling mystery […]

Justice for Hattie Mayfair, by Irene Onorato

Justice for Hattie Mayfair, Irene Onorato’s latest release, has a special place in my “reading heart”. Knowing the author, I had a chance to read the prologue several years ago. It was super-memorable. But Irene set the manuscript aside, meanwhile publishing a series of romantic suspense novels and a couple of stand-alone novels. She finally […]