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Recent Posts

Elinor by Shannon McNear – Book Review

Elinor by Shannon McNear – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
January 10, 2022
Book Reviews

My knowledge of American history is lacking because I don’t remember learning anything about the Lost Colony of Roanoke. So it was interesting to find out about the colonists who disappeared with no ability to trace what happened to them through Elinor, though I realize that everything in this story […]

Her Faith Restored by Cynthia Herron – Book Review

Her Faith Restored by Cynthia Herron – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
January 6, 2022
Book Reviews

Author Cynthia Herron has once again written a stunning story! Her Faith Restored‘s marvelous characters touched my heart. They were flawed and realistically portrayed in a manner that truly brought them to life. The descriptions were so lovely! I find myself wanting to visit the Ozarks to see the lovely […]

Kingdom of Locks by Deborah Grace White – Book Review

Kingdom of Locks by Deborah Grace White – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
December 29, 2021
Book Reviews

Amell and Aurelia’s story, Kingdom of Locks, was enchanting! Interspersing magic, adventure, romance, and dragons, author Deborah Grace White created a lovely twist on the Rapunzel story with the unique perspective I’ve come to appreciate from her. Prince Amell has shown up in several Kingdom Tales stories, and I was […]

Broken Together by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review

Broken Together by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
December 3, 2021
Book Reviews

Broken Together was a marvelous story and a difficult story all wrapped into one. It is hard-hitting and doesn’t sugar-coat the difficulties that imprisonment causes – especially for believers – even when the prisoner is innocent. And, yet, despite the difficulties, hope shines through as Chad and Jenn cling tightly […]