Author: Phyllis Helton

The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady by Sharon J. Mondragón – Book Review

The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady by Sharon J. Mondragón – Book Review

Attracted by the title, I read the synopsis and was hooked. And I was not disappointed at all. The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady is the delightful and insightful debut of Sharon J. Mondragón. I plan to read more of her stories in the future. I enjoyed plucky Pastor […]

The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof – Book Review

The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
September 16, 2021
Book Reviews

Hauntingly melancholic with glimmers of hope, The Gold in These Hills is a poignant story of broken lives mended. This time-split novel finds Johnny piecing together his shattered life and heart. And Juniper (June) struggling simply to survive. I would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite character. Each one was […]

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 31, 2021
Book Reviews

I have come to expect learning interesting tidbits of scientific progress during the Progressive Era when reading books by Elizabeth Camden. Her knack for weaving history with fiction in a compelling manner makes learning these things a pleasure. Patrick and Gwen were separated by centuries of wealth and prejudice. He […]

A Second Chance by Walt Mussell – Book Review

A Second Chance by Walt Mussell – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 24, 2021
Book Reviews

It’s only a hundred pages long. Yet, A Second Chance was the perfect length to tell Kira’s story. It is an interesting novella, packed with information about life, Samurai, and honor in sixteenth-century Japan. And, unlike Mussell’s other historical fiction, this one has the added element of time travel! Which […]