Tag: Forgiveness

A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne – Book Review, Preview

A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
January 17, 2019
Book Reviews

Assumptions are terribly dangerous. Yet we make them all the time. We ascribe motives to people, read things into what they say. . . And usually, when we do this, we assume the worst. Why are we so quick to think people don’t mean what they say? Life changed dramatically […]


The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson – Book Review, Preview

The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
January 16, 2019
Book Reviews

“Enola Gay. Hmm. Enola Gay.” As I walked past the historic plane, I was wracking my brain trying to remember where I had heard the name. The moment I remembered, I froze. The plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. I stopped in my tracks and looked again, […]


A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne – Spotlight

A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne – Spotlight

Welcome to the spotlight for A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing! Enjoy reading about it now, read the preview and be sure to come back on January 16 to see my thoughts on this book. Tour Giveaway (1) winner will receive (US only): all 3 Shepherd’s Crossing books (Her Cowboy Reunion, […]


Novelly Upon a Time by Sarah Monzon – Book Review, Preview

Novelly Upon a Time by Sarah Monzon – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
January 4, 2019
Book Reviews

Once again, author Sarah Monzon has packed a whole lot of story into a short novella, combining wit and wisdom in a way that simply works. Harper has carried around pain related to the death of her mother, her father’s leaving, and the loss of a scholarship that would have […]


This Homeward Journey by Misty M. Beller – Book Review, Preview

This Homeward Journey by Misty M. Beller – Book Review, Preview

Have you ever wonder how the early Christians really felt about having the man who had spent so much time persecuting them in their midst? How often did they think that Saul’s conversion was just a ploy to get access to their leaders? Was distrust the reason he spent all […]


Under the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse – Book Review, Preview

Under the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
January 2, 2019
Book Reviews

Sometimes, I have trouble keeping my attention on things. My mind often is traveling around a million miles an hour, flitting on one thing and then another. And that doesn’t even begin to address the busyness of life and all the things I seem to always need to be doing! […]


Her Hope Discovered by Cynthia Herron – Book Review, Preview

Her Hope Discovered by Cynthia Herron – Book Review, Preview

by Cynthia Herron Published by Mountain Brook Ink Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance What do you think of when you hear “debut author” or “debut book”? I have to confess that my thoughts have changed this year. I used to think a debut novel meant that it might be okay […]



Wait For Me by Susan May Warren – Book Review, Preview

Wait For Me by Susan May Warren – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 20, 2018
Book Reviews

Despite the fact that we had a very good fence around our backyard when I was growing up, our dogs were master escape artists. They apparently loved the wide open spaces and would wander far from our house whenever they were able to sneak out. My parents would then have […]


The Amish Midwife’s Secret by Rachel J. Good – Book Review, Preview

The Amish Midwife’s Secret by Rachel J. Good – Book Review, Preview

I had not known of author Rachel J. Good at this time last year, and yet I have now read four of her books. She has a way of introducing very interesting aspects of Amish life. Kyle struggled with guilt and grief from his past. And he dealt with pride […]