Category: Best of the Year

The Finder of Forgotten Things by Sarah Loudin Thomas – Book Review

The Finder of Forgotten Things by Sarah Loudin Thomas – Book Review

Though I’ve enjoyed the other books I’ve read by Sarah Loudin Thomas, none have impacted as deeply as The Finder of Forgotten Things! I will continue to mull over this lovely story for a long time, and now that I’ve read it, I want to voraciously consume every other book […]

The Promise of Deception by Jessica Sly – Book Review

The Promise of Deception by Jessica Sly – Book Review

Shrouded in mystery and magic, The Promise of Deception is set in fog-shrouded London at the turn of the 20th Century. Tensions between the Irish and English are at a peak. Just 30 years have passed since Jack the Ripper’s unsolved crimes puzzled Scotland Yard. Jessica Sly’s debut novel was […]

Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen – Book Review

Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen – Book Review

You know “that kid” in school who everyone hated because they messed up the grading curve with their 99% on the test? If books were students, Amanda Wen’s debut novel, Roots of Wood and Stone, is “that kid”. And with books, you want to read the book that is “that […]

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? […]

Whatever Happens Next by Jaycee Weaver – Book Review, Preview

Whatever Happens Next by Jaycee Weaver – Book Review, Preview

Warren Peace – Nice Carr – Paige Turner These are just a tiny example of names creative parents have given to their children. In the past, the name given to a child held tremendous meaning and was given with much forethought. Many times in scripture, you see passages like and she named […]

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz – Book Review, Preview

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz – Book Review, Preview

There is such a beauty to Laura Frantz’s writing style that resonates with my soul. Slipping into her stories is like slipping into my coziest pajamas with a cup of hot chocolate. Evocative, beautifully descriptive, with the ability to transport me to a different time that is at once familiar […]