Book Review: “The Memory Weaver” by Jane Kirkpatrick

This is about the third or fourth book of Kirkpatrick that I have read. Though it is quite interesting historically, especially to the people of the Northwest U.S., I didn’t feel it had the smooth flow or her other books. I respect her historical research, and this book was true to that, but the ebb […]

Remember the Lilies ~ Book Review by Susan Karsten

I can’t remember, in all my vast reading, a book about the Philippine internment camps (prison camps) during World War II. You will be swept away by the thrilling and broadly sweeping scope of this novel. It begins in the dazzling world of nightclubs and bright lights of pre-war Manila. Slowly, one is dragged along to […]

Susan Karsten’s Latest Book Review: The Butterfly and the Violin, by Kristy Cambron

Romance. The holocaust. A mystery involving a painting. A fabulously rich legacy.  Have I got your attention?  All the mentioned elements are in this book.  This is the debut novel for the author, and I am quite impressed.   One measure I have for a good book is if it makes me cry.  This book […]

Daisies are Forever, by Liz Tolsma ~ Susan Karsten’s latest book review

Revealing a little-known time/event in WWII history, this fascinating book takes you to places and events you never knew existed. And TAKE YOU THERE Tolsma does! I couldn’t get to sleep one night during the reading of this book, because of the images flitting through my mind – the novel is extremely vivid in creating […]

Susan Karsten’s latest Book Review: Snow on the Tulips, by Liz Tolsma

I have a personal connection to this book: I know the author, she interviewed men in my community, and I helped promote this book last fall when it released. THAT makes me all the HAPPIER to be able to say, “Snow on the Tulips” is a gripping, historically accurate read that you won’t want to […]