Tag: Grief

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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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. […]


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 […]




Love’s Christmas Blessings by Laura V. Hilton & Rachel J. Good – Book Review

Love’s Christmas Blessings by Laura V. Hilton & Rachel J. Good – Book Review

My younger sister was not my biggest fan when we were growing up. I tried so hard to do things that would make her like me, but it seemed like everything I did just backfired. My mom kept telling me that she was jealous of me, but I still can’t […]


Racing Christmas by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

Racing Christmas by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 9, 2018
Book Reviews

Several of the guys in the office constantly pulled pranks on each other. I’ll never forget the time Gerry left the office only to find his truck had been wrapped quite thoroughly with shipping plastic! To the degree that he couldn’t possibly pull it off – he had to carefully […]


Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin – Book Review, Preview

Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin – Book Review, Preview

I have seen personally the devastation that can result from a fire. What can start as just a little spark can rage out of control and decimate everything in its path. In the book of James, a tongue that gets out of control is described to be like a fire, […]