Book Setting: Minnesota

Broken Together by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review

Broken Together by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
December 3, 2021
Book Reviews

Broken Together was a marvelous story and a difficult story all wrapped into one. It is hard-hitting and doesn’t sugar-coat the difficulties that imprisonment causes – especially for believers – even when the prisoner is innocent. And, yet, despite the difficulties, hope shines through as Chad and Jenn cling tightly […]

Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green – Book Review

Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green – Book Review

Dear Amy Lynn Green, I just finished reading Things We Didn’t Say and several adjectives are floating through my mind. Spectacular! Fabulous! Marvelous! Each of these descriptions might sound over the top, yet how else can I describe a story that touched my heart, mind, and soul as yours has? […]

The Soldier’s Lady by Susanne Dietze, Janette Foreman, Gabrielle Meyer, and Lorna Seilstad – Book Review

The Soldier’s Lady by Susanne Dietze, Janette Foreman, Gabrielle Meyer, and Lorna Seilstad – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
September 24, 2020
Book Reviews

I had just finished reading the Love’s Pure Light collection with a story by Susanne Dietze. I enjoyed it and quickly signed up for her newsletter and discovered this newly released collection with a story by her as well. So, of course, I grabbed a copy of The Soldier’s Lady. […]

A Joyful Christmas by Cynthia Hickey, Liz Johnson, Vickie McDonough, Liz Tolsma, Carrie Turansky, Erica Vetsch – Book Review

A Joyful Christmas by Cynthia Hickey, Liz Johnson, Vickie McDonough, Liz Tolsma, Carrie Turansky, Erica Vetsch – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
September 8, 2020
Book Reviews

Today I’m featuring another Christmas story. Yes, it’s that time of year already! At least where books are concerned. All the stories take place in the United States. Two take place during the Civil War, and several take place in the Midwest after the war. While each one touches on […]

A Beautiful Mess by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review, Preview

A Beautiful Mess by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 12, 2019
Book Reviews

A trend I’ve seen with “traditionally published” Christian books lately is that while there are themes of forgiveness and grace, the Gospel message is often watered down or not present at all. While I certainly don’t believe that every Christian book is required to have the Gospel presented to be […]