Tag: Widow/Widower

Sleigh Bells Ring in Romance by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

Sleigh Bells Ring in Romance by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 3, 2018
Book Reviews

It’s crazy to think about how many Christmas stories I’ve already read since July! I do enjoy Christmas novellas. They are just the right length to allow me to get into the story, to be well-developed enough to make it believable and to make the characters relatable, and not so […]


The Christmas Heirloom Collection by Multiple Authors – Book Review, Preview

The Christmas Heirloom Collection by Multiple Authors – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
October 13, 2018
Book Reviews

To prepare you for this book, I want to share a brief portion of the description of a luckenbooth. While it is not necessary for understanding the novellas, this additional insight is interesting to me and so I thought it might pique your interest as well. The enduring appeal of […]


The Reluctant Warrior by Mary Connealy – Book Review, Preview

The Reluctant Warrior by Mary Connealy – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
October 8, 2018
Book Reviews

I was excited to have my wait for The Reluctant Warrior come to an end. When I finished The Accidental Guardian I knew I wanted to read the rest of this series. Fortunately, the wait between stories was not too long. The saga of the Sierras continues with all my favorite characters […]





The Christmas Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter – Book Review, Preview

The Christmas Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter – Book Review, Preview

  Six adults join forces to travel to California by wagon. Each has a different goal in mind in this short historical novel.  Cynthia’s journaling is used to share many details of the trek, though many of the characters lend their voice in describing the journey. Other than the diary […]


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 […]



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

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

I admit I was a little worried. After all, blizzards are the kinds of things that movies and stories are made from. Can’t see a thing in front of you. Get lost going from the house to the barn and freeze to death. Are you kidding? This Southern California girl […]