Month: June 2018

Keep Me at Christmas by Lucinda Whitney – Book Review, Preview

Keep Me at Christmas by Lucinda Whitney – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
June 30, 2018
Book Reviews

Snow seeds. That’s what my husband called the lovely snowflakes had I cut out with my Sunday School class and affixed to the dining room window. Considering the fact that we had been living in Springfield, Oregon for the past 6 years and in that time rarely got anything more […]


Character Interview with Luke from Destitutio Quod Remissio

Character Interview with Luke from Destitutio Quod Remissio

I’m delighted to have Luke with me today. He is one of the characters from Brett Armstrong’s Destitutio Quod Remissio and might just be my favorite. The illustrations here were drawn by Brett.  Aren’t they great? atr: How old are you? Luke: I’m twelve years old, soon I’ll be thirteen. Though my […]


Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe – Book Review, Preview

Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe – Book Review, Preview

I have worked in a male-dominated industry for the past couple of decades. It has always been a little obvious at the office but attending conferences made it abundantly clear that I was in the minority. I can remember one where there were a few thousand attendees, and I could […]


Lightning & Lawmen by Shanna Hatfield – Release Day

Lightning & Lawmen by Shanna Hatfield – Release Day

Shanna Hatfield’s Lightning & Lawmen is releasing today. Here is a sneak peak to tide you over until I can get my review out next Tuesday. Excerpt Afternoon sunshine illuminating the clear blue sky made her tip back her head to soak up the glorious rays spilling through a missing […]


A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review, Preview

A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
June 28, 2018
Book Reviews

Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water every where, Nor any drop to drink Thus cries the sailor in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Water that consists simply of two hydrogen atoms and one of oxygen is life giving. But add […]



Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh – Book Review, Preview

Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh – Book Review, Preview

Fear began to clamp its icy grip around my heart. “Mommy, where are you?” my little voice warbled out as I plodded towards the stairs to search the upper floor again. The feet that had cheerfully descended only minutes ago to greet the day now trudged back up and led […]


With a Kiss Anthology – Book Review, Preview

With a Kiss Anthology – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
June 26, 2018
Book Reviews

As I promised in my post of Joyce DiPastena’s Just This Moment, here are the reviews for the remainder of the books in the anthology. With A Kiss: A Sweet Romance Anthology: Ten authors have gathered to share their talents to support a friend who is dealing with extensive medical expenses […]



A Vast and Gracious Tide by Lisa Cox Carter – Book Review, Preview

A Vast and Gracious Tide by Lisa Cox Carter – Book Review, Preview

I was certain he was dead. There he lay, so still, with no sign of breathing. No twitching. Not to mention that he was just inches from my feet. Surely if there was any life in him, he would have scurried away. Felix ignored the corpse, so I resolved to […]