Tag: Kidnapping

Comfort & Joy by Alana Terry, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson, Chautona Havig – Book Review, Preview

Comfort & Joy by Alana Terry, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson, Chautona Havig – Book Review, Preview

The four stories in this collection are all very different from each other. Starting with intense suspense set in Alaska, moving to a bookstore in a small town in New York, then to a dyslexic dress designer in Minnesota, and finally, to a small town somewhere in the Midwest with […]


The Orphan’s Wish by Melanie Dickerson – Book Review, Preview

The Orphan’s Wish by Melanie Dickerson – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
August 3, 2018
Book Reviews

Guilt and feelings of inadequacy can be such powerful motivators, driving us to work hard for the approval of others. Working hard isn’t necessarily a bad thing, nor is seeking approval. However, when we think we need to  work for God’s approval, then there is a problem. Praise God we […]


Misstep by Deborah Dee Harper – Book Review, Excerpt, Preview

Misstep by Deborah Dee Harper – Book Review, Excerpt, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
July 26, 2018
Book Reviews

Jean eased down into a perfect execution of the splits. I was amazed. I don’t think I have ever been that flexible and my dear friend is a septuagenarian. She still lives by herself, cares for her granddaughter, helps with Sunday School, and hosts a Bible study for women. She […]



Plain Everyday Heroes Collection – Book Review, Preview

Plain Everyday Heroes Collection – Book Review, Preview

Everyone. Always Never. These are the kinds of words that can get you in trouble. They are the words of stereotypes and everyone who uses them is never always correct. I work in the IT field and started doing so over 20 years ago, back when very few women were in […]


This Wilderness Journey by Misty M. Beller – Book Review, Guest Post, Preview

This Wilderness Journey by Misty M. Beller – Book Review, Guest Post, Preview

When I was a little girl, I thought I would be a teacher when I grew up. Occasionally other careers came to mind for me, acting, singing, social work, but for the most part, teaching remained my main objective. If you had even suggested to me that I might have […]


The Inadvertent Princess by Carol Moncado – Review & Why I’m Glad I’m not Royalty

The Inadvertent Princess by Carol Moncado – Review & Why I’m Glad I’m not Royalty

by Phyllis Helton
March 3, 2018
Book Reviews

The Inadvertent Princessby Carol Moncado Series: Crowns & Courtships #3 Published by CANDID Publications Publication Date January 31, 2018 Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance, Suspense Setting: San Majoria Contemporary Main Character Ages: 25-35 Written for: Adults Pages: 426 Synopsis: Anabelle Gregorson is happy. More or less. She works for her […]


Cheyenne Sunrise by Janalyn Voigt – Review/Giveaway

Cheyenne Sunrise by Janalyn Voigt – Review/Giveaway

Hello Reader! Thank you for joining Among the Reads on Mountain Brook Ink’s “Romantic Reads Blog Tour.” Follow the tour schedule below from February 23 – March 2 for opportunities to win free e-books, Amazon gift cards, and the grand prize, a Kindle Fire HD. Comment on this post and […]


The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz – Review

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz – Review

by Phyllis Helton
January 20, 2018
Book Reviews

The Lacemakerby Laura Frantz Published by Revell Publication Date January 2, 2018 Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance, Action/Adventure, Suspense Setting: Virginia American Revolution Era – US – 1760 – 1789 Main Character Ages: 18-24, 25-35 Written for: Adult Pages: 416 Synopsis: When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder […]


Bringing Rosie Home by Loree Lough – Review

Bringing Rosie Home by Loree Lough – Review

Bringing Rosie Homeby Loree Lough Series: By Way of the Lighthouse #2 Published by Harlequin Heartwarming Publication Date January 1, 2018 Genres: Clean Romance Setting: Maryland Contemporary Main Character Ages: 25-35 Written for: Adult Pages: 384 Synopsis: A kidnapping shattered their family… Rena and Grant VanMeter lived every parent’s worst […]