Genre: Christmas

A Bedazzling Christmas by Tanya Stowe – Book Review, Preview

A Bedazzling Christmas by Tanya Stowe – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
January 7, 2019
Book Reviews

A Bedazzling Christmas is part of the second collection, Love at the Christmas Inn. The stories are tied together by the inn. Each story stands alone. My review is for A Bedazzling Christmas by Tanya Stowe. Lauren and Shaun had met and fell in love at the Christmas Inn but […]


Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald – Book Review, Preview

Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 24, 2018
Book Reviews

I struggle with feelings of inadequacy. Not every minute of every day, but they are certainly there more than they should be. Failures, things I should have done, things I shouldn’t have, not having the appearance I wish I had. The list goes on and on and on. I know […]


Christmas with the Recluse by Victorine E. Lieske – Book Review, Preview

Christmas with the Recluse by Victorine E. Lieske – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 19, 2018
Book Reviews

Author Victorine Lieske has a gift for writing witty dialog! I have so much fun reading her books and find so many quotable quotes – and have noticed that most of them are conversations. Christmas with the Recluse is a modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast with some twists. […]


The Gift of a Child by Donna K. Weaver – Spotlight, Author Interview, Giveaway

The Gift of a Child by Donna K. Weaver – Spotlight, Author Interview, Giveaway

by Phyllis Helton
December 17, 2018
Blog Tours, Book Reviews

This was a super sweet story. While it has a satisfying ending, it is also clear that there is more to come. I can’t wait! Q&A With the Author Describe yourself in 50 words or less. I’m a person who loves to see the good in people and firmly believes […]


Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock – Book Review, Preview

Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock – Book Review, Preview

When I was in high school, one of the jobs I had was preparing meals for an elderly man. As I think about it, I wasn’t actually preparing the meals, I think I just chopped things up for him and did some cleanup. It’s not a job I think about […]


Christmas on a Mission by Hannah R. Conway – Spotlight

Christmas on a Mission by Hannah R. Conway – Spotlight

Excerpt Oh. My. Gosh. The message. From him. The dude who thinks she likes him. Maddox is so going to get it. Her face warmed, and her foot hit the wrong pedal, sending her over the next speed bump with greater speed. More soup launched into the air, and Audria […]



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 […]


Wings of an Angel by Shanna Hatfield – New Release, Preview

Wings of an Angel by Shanna Hatfield – New Release, Preview

I’ve now read the first three books in this series and have just started this last one. If you enjoy fun Christmas novellas, I encourage you to pick up all four of these stories and read them in order. While they stand alone, there are hints in each one to […]


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 […]