Genre: Historical Fiction

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz – Book Review, Preview

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz – Book Review, Preview

There is such a beauty to Laura Frantz’s writing style that resonates with my soul. Slipping into her stories is like slipping into my coziest pajamas with a cup of hot chocolate. Evocative, beautifully descriptive, with the ability to transport me to a different time that is at once familiar […]


On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White – Book Review, Preview

On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White – Book Review, Preview

Roseanna M. White presents one of the most beautiful analogies of forgiveness and grace that I have ever read. When Ara was wronged, and greatly so, she responded in such an gracious manner it stunned me. I know that grace is about God showing us kindness we don’t deserve. I […]


The Major’s Daughter by Regina Jennings – Book Review, Preview

The Major’s Daughter by Regina Jennings – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 19, 2019
Book Reviews

What a delightful story! I have been loving these Fort Reno books. They are my favorite kind of historicals – those that are jam-packed with historical facts surrounded by an engaging romance. I’ve seen movies about the Oklahoma Land Rush and have been fascinated seeing the motivations of the various […]



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 […]


The Piper’s Pursuit by Melanie Dickerson – Book Review

The Piper’s Pursuit by Melanie Dickerson – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
December 5, 2019
Book Reviews

The Piper’s Pursuit by Melanie Dickerson Series: Hagenheim #10 Published by Thomas Nelson Publication Date December 3, 2019 Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Action/Adventure, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling Setting: Holy Roman Empire Middle Ages – 400 to 1600 Written for: High-School/Young Adult Pages: 320 Synopsis: A plague […]


The Reluctant Guardian by Laura Beers – Book Review, Preview

The Reluctant Guardian by Laura Beers – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 29, 2019
Book Reviews

As much as I enjoy reading Regency stories, I certainly wouldn’t want to live in that era! With women relegated to second place, daughters being forced to marry against their wishes, ladies discouraged from learning anything useful or doing too much reading. Yuck! When Emeline ‘s step-mother reveals her dastardly […]