Category: Book Reviews


The End of the Magi by Patrick W. Carr – Book Review, Preview

The End of the Magi by Patrick W. Carr – Book Review, Preview

As my grandma aged, she began to have problems with her eyes. The doctor warned that she had macular degeneration, which could lead to blindness. Instead of being frustrated or scared, Grandma had a plan. She began to memorize, not verses, but chapters and entire books of the Bible, to […]



Deadly Christmas Pretense by Dana Mentink – Book Review, Preview

Deadly Christmas Pretense by Dana Mentink – Book Review, Preview

Have you ever played the “would you rather” game? You know, “would you rather this or this?” with each choice being equally appalling. I have often considered that the one sense I would be most loath to lose is my eyesight. While I’m not afraid that I wouldn’t be able to […]


The Telegraph Proposal by Gina Welborn & Becca Whitham – Book Review, Preview

The Telegraph Proposal by Gina Welborn & Becca Whitham – Book Review, Preview

I wrote my first love letter when I was twelve years old. He was eighteen. Jack Romano. Sigh. That summer my parents had spent several months in Australia. My dad had been invited to teach in a university there and so they parceled us off to friends and relatives and […]



Between Christmas and Romance by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

Between Christmas and Romance by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
October 28, 2019
Book Reviews

Once again, Shanna Hatfield has written a fun Christmas romance. The snarky dialog filled with literary quotes, movie references, and puns related to the characters’ names kept me smiling. Tim, the handsome cowboy who was so determined to get beyond Carol’s defenses had me swooning. And Carol’s very painful past […]




Practically Married by Karin Beery – Book Review, Preview

Practically Married by Karin Beery – Book Review, Preview

It is fun to read modern-day marriage of convenience stories. It is obvious what could have motivated a couple to marry without being in love a hundred or more years ago, but today? Why would anyone do that? Part of what makes Practically Married fun is that with the same […]