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Recent Posts

Hollow Places by Michelle Massaro – Book Review

Hollow Places by Michelle Massaro – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
September 14, 2021
Book Reviews

Deep. Tender. Thought-provoking. Emotional. I will remember this brilliant story for a long time. I found myself holding back tears in parts, smiling at others as I binge read, not wanting to put it down. Alli’s and David’s childhoods were filled with pain and abuse. Alli ran from God; David […]

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 31, 2021
Book Reviews

I have come to expect learning interesting tidbits of scientific progress during the Progressive Era when reading books by Elizabeth Camden. Her knack for weaving history with fiction in a compelling manner makes learning these things a pleasure. Patrick and Gwen were separated by centuries of wealth and prejudice. He […]

A Second Chance by Walt Mussell – Book Review

A Second Chance by Walt Mussell – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 24, 2021
Book Reviews

It’s only a hundred pages long. Yet, A Second Chance was the perfect length to tell Kira’s story. It is an interesting novella, packed with information about life, Samurai, and honor in sixteenth-century Japan. And, unlike Mussell’s other historical fiction, this one has the added element of time travel! Which […]