Category: Book Reviews


A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne – Book Review, Preview

A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
January 17, 2019
Book Reviews

Assumptions are terribly dangerous. Yet we make them all the time. We ascribe motives to people, read things into what they say. . . And usually, when we do this, we assume the worst. Why are we so quick to think people don’t mean what they say? Life changed dramatically […]


The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson – Book Review, Preview

The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
January 16, 2019
Book Reviews

“Enola Gay. Hmm. Enola Gay.” As I walked past the historic plane, I was wracking my brain trying to remember where I had heard the name. The moment I remembered, I froze. The plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. I stopped in my tracks and looked again, […]



No Safe Place by Sherri Shackelford – Book Review

No Safe Place by Sherri Shackelford – Book Review

I remember a particular time I flew out to visit my sister and her family. While I was there, I took one of my teenage nephews out to lunch. He is very shy and had mentioned to his mom that he was afraid he wouldn’t know what to talk about. […]



Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano – Book Review, Preview

Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano – Book Review, Preview

Someone forwarded a video to me of Christmas caroling. It started out with a girl playing the violin and then a few more people joined her with other instruments and then singers joined in. It was lovely and the camera captured the delighted expressions on the faces of those who […]




The Rancher’s Homecoming by Anna J. Stewart – Book Review, Preview

The Rancher’s Homecoming by Anna J. Stewart – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
January 7, 2019
Book Reviews

Finally, Katie gets her story told. After seeing her struggle with keeping the Blackwell ranch afloat in the past four books of the series, we now get to see more of what has been going on. The pressure she has been under to hide her father’s secret and to keep […]