Genre: Christmas


The Wedding Dress Christmas by Rachel Hauck – Book Review, Preview

The Wedding Dress Christmas by Rachel Hauck – Book Review, Preview

I really liked Buck. Though he was a famous country music star, he was down-to-earth and didn’t seek attention. He loved his family and his hometown. His persistence in wooing Jojo was sweet! Poor Jojo had been hurt and lived a life of fear. She expected bad things and was […]


Gift of Grace by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

Gift of Grace by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 13, 2019
Book Reviews

J.B. and Nora Nash had already overcome their grief over the death of their families. Moving to Pendleton, Oregon allowed them to have a fresh start. With their wonderful neighbors and the community they helped establish, things were looking up. Until… When tragedy hit, Nora was inconsolable. Her grief was […]



All Is Bright by Chautona Havig, Kari Trumbo, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson – Book Review, Preview

All Is Bright by Chautona Havig, Kari Trumbo, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson – Book Review, Preview

Starr’s predicament in I’ll Be Home was quite moving. As the youngest of five children, she had never quite felt she was wanted or belonged. Those feelings were compounded when her sister unapologetically captured the heart of Starr’s boyfriend and was now going to marry him. I have not read […]



Snowflake Sweethearts by Carrie Turansky – Book Review, Preview

Snowflake Sweethearts by Carrie Turansky – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 14, 2019
Book Reviews

Given the opportunity to review this book by Carrie Turansky, I couldn’t pass it up, despite a full blog calendar! Snowflake Sweethearts is a sweet romance of second chances. Brought together when Alex’s grandmother Irene experienced a heart attack, Alex and Annie struggled to trust each other. Abandonment issues from […]


Just in Time for Christmas by Davalynn Spencer – Book Review, Preview

Just in Time for Christmas by Davalynn Spencer – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 8, 2019
Book Reviews

Davalynn Spencer has a gift for writing heartwarming stories, filled with beautiful prose and lovely descriptions. She does not merely pen stories, she carefully crafts her words to create rich satisfying narratives that make me smile. Just in Time for Christmas is no exception. As a case in point, as […]



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 […]