Category: Book Reviews


Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols – Book Review, Preview

Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols – Book Review, Preview

Sweet Johnny was a year and a half old when I met him at the special needs daycare where I was assisting at. Both of his parents were deaf, but he was able to hear. I think he was there to learn how to integrate into a hearing world. You wouldn’t […]


Stagecoach to Liberty by Janalyn Voigt – Book Review, Preview

Stagecoach to Liberty by Janalyn Voigt – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 7, 2018
Book Reviews

Once again, Janalyn Voigt writes a story full of action and intrigue. With human trafficking, stagecoach robberies, lynchings, dangers from the Indians, kidnapping and more, Stagecoach to Liberty brings the Montana Gold Rush to life. The characters were appealing. I could understand the motivation that drove Elsa to indenture herself […]


Reason to Breathe by Deborah Raney – Book Review, Preview

Reason to Breathe by Deborah Raney – Book Review, Preview

The mother of one of my dearest friends recently went to be with the Lord. While my friend has confidence in her mom’s relationship with Jesus, it doesn’t take away the pain of the loss. She was wisely advised to not set any expectations on what it will be like. […]


My Brother’s Bride by Rachael Anderson – Book Review, Preview

My Brother’s Bride by Rachael Anderson – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 5, 2018
Book Reviews, Giveaways

Once again, author Rachael Anderson has written a delightful Regency romance! I love the titles of the books in this series and the covers are so lovely. Despite the fact that the summary could make it sound like Morgan fell in love with Abby before his brother died, I was […]


Searching for You by Jodi Hedlund – Book Review, Preview

Searching for You by Jodi Hedlund – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 4, 2018
Book Reviews

Many people romanticize the process of adoption. Those poor children who were needing a home find love and acceptance and all of a sudden, everything has changed and is now perfect. Right? Yet older children still have past lives that they remember and that affect them. It takes time and […]


Comfort & Joy by Alana Terry, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson, Chautona Havig – Book Review, Preview

Comfort & Joy by Alana Terry, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson, Chautona Havig – Book Review, Preview

The four stories in this collection are all very different from each other. Starting with intense suspense set in Alaska, moving to a bookstore in a small town in New York, then to a dyslexic dress designer in Minnesota, and finally, to a small town somewhere in the Midwest with […]



The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – Book Review, Preview

The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 29, 2018
Book Reviews

There are many preconceived notions of what God is like and what He expects of us. He is sometimes (and very incorrectly!) portrayed as a demanding and judgmental being, ready to punish us for the slightest offense. Many churches are filled with rules and regulations about what is acceptable to […]