Tag: Guilt

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, […]


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 […]


The Rancher’s Fake Fiancée by Amy Vastine – Book Review, Preview

The Rancher’s Fake Fiancée by Amy Vastine – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 26, 2018
Book Reviews

“That’s my favorite color!” Favorites are important to our society. One of the ways we get to know one another is finding out favorite foods, colors, vacation destinations. Yet when it comes to people, it can hurt when the favorite is not you. I remember when I was in elementary […]


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 […]


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 […]


Searching for You by Jodi Hedlund – Book Review, Preview

Searching for You by Jodi Hedlund – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 4, 2018
Book Reviews

Many people romanticize the process of adoption. Those poor children who were needing a home find love and acceptance and all of a sudden, everything has changed and is now perfect. Right? Yet older children still have past lives that they remember and that affect them. It takes time and […]




Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette – Book Review, Preview

Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette – Book Review, Preview

Refuge. Sanctuary. Haven. What do those words convey to you? In just reading them, do you sense a longing for that type of peace? Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach […]


Sarah’s Smile by Dawn Kinzer – Book Review, Preview

Sarah’s Smile by Dawn Kinzer – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
September 14, 2018
Book Reviews

There he sits, patiently watching. Waiting. Hopeful. Confident. This affectionate cat knows that I don’t feed him first and he is okay with that. Despite having to be second, once I’m done feeding Felix, he hurries over to me and rubs and rubs and rubs. And boinks his head against […]