Month: July 2018


Never Envy an Earl by Regina Scott – Book Review, Preview

Never Envy an Earl by Regina Scott – Book Review, Preview

Pealing, tintinnabulation, jingling, ringing, clanging, chiming, tinkling, bonging, tolling. There are so many ways to express what bells do, each one describing a different type of sound. I love bells. Perhaps I can’t say all bells, but many of them. I think the first one I ever got was in […]


Interview with Cecelia Earl, Author of the Kingdom Come Series, Blog Tour

Interview with Cecelia Earl, Author of the Kingdom Come Series, Blog Tour

I have with me Cecelia Earl with me today. She is the author of the Kingdom Come series, Christian fantasy stories for young adults, full of angels, battles between good and evil, issues between family and friends and a little romance. There are three books to the series with a […]



Dancing in the Rain by Jennifer Slattery & Eileen Rife – Book Review, Preview

Dancing in the Rain by Jennifer Slattery & Eileen Rife – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
July 28, 2018
Book Reviews

I would love to have a beautiful grand piano in my living room, bathed in the light streaming in through the huge windows. I can see myself sitting there lost in the music I create on this most beautiful of instruments. The piano is my favorite instrument. It seems like […]


Legacy of the Heart Anthology – Book Review, Preview

Legacy of the Heart Anthology – Book Review, Preview

My eyes grew big at the beautiful antiques my friend had inherited from her family. My “heirlooms” are mostly handcrafted knickknacks and a handful of old jewelry. I have a ceramic lady about 8 inches tall that my great-great grandmother made in the very early 1900s, a vase my aunt […]


Misstep by Deborah Dee Harper – Book Review, Excerpt, Preview

Misstep by Deborah Dee Harper – Book Review, Excerpt, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
July 26, 2018
Book Reviews

Jean eased down into a perfect execution of the splits. I was amazed. I don’t think I have ever been that flexible and my dear friend is a septuagenarian. She still lives by herself, cares for her granddaughter, helps with Sunday School, and hosts a Bible study for women. She […]


It Was Always You by Judy Corry – Book Review, Preview

It Was Always You by Judy Corry – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
July 25, 2018
Book Reviews

People took one look and crossed over to the other side of the street. When that wasn’t possible, they gave us the widest berth possible. Sheba, my sister’s amazing German Shepherd had the intimidation factor going in a big way. Whenever we would take her for a walk, people got […]



Jane by the Book by Pepper Basham – Book Review, Excerpt

Jane by the Book by Pepper Basham – Book Review, Excerpt

by Phyllis Helton
July 23, 2018
Book Reviews

When I was thirteen, I journaled consistently for close to a year. Sharing my hopes, dreams, hurts, and joys. Every so often I look back on those notebooks and smile at the thoughts I recorded and the things that were so important to me back then. I can’t, however, imagine […]