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Recent Posts

In Honor’s Defense by Karen Witemeyer – Book Review

In Honor’s Defense by Karen Witemeyer – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
June 8, 2022
Book Reviews

What a wonderful story! And what a wonderful series! I have loved reading the Hangar’s Horsemen series and really appreciate how Karen Witemeyer created a realistic, exciting adventure without including unnecessary violence. Oh, how I loved Damaris! Especially the vivid picture the author painted of her to show how and […]

Where the Road Bends by Rachel Fordham – Book Review

Where the Road Bends by Rachel Fordham – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
June 2, 2022
Book Reviews

This shouldn’t surprise my longtime readers – I’m completely enamored with Rachel Fordham’s writing! Where the Road Bends is such a lovely and heartwarming story. It is beautifully written, wrapping me in the comfort of its hopeful message. It has such a clever beginning – when Norah found Quincy beaten […]

Death Valley Hideout by Dana Mentink – Book Review

Death Valley Hideout by Dana Mentink – Book Review

I’ve enjoyed getting to know the Duke family through the Desert Justice series. Death Valley Hideout is Willow’s story, though with this close-knit family, that only means that she has a little more air-time than her protective brothers and cousin. While I enjoy stories with strong heroines, I’m partial to […]