Genre: Christmas

Something Borrowed by Shiloh, Weaver, Dawn, Tysinger, Boyd – Book Review

Something Borrowed by Shiloh, Weaver, Dawn, Tysinger, Boyd – Book Review

What a treat when some of my favorites collaborate on a collection of stories! Each author in this collection has a unique style and the creativity of each circumstance makes for a fun variety. They all did well with tying the stories together and not making it obvious that they […]

The Bells of New Cheltenham by Chautona Havig – Book Review

The Bells of New Cheltenham by Chautona Havig – Book Review

I have come to expect certain things from Chautona Havig’s stories. A deep spiritual message presented in a friendly, approachable manner. Quirky characters who warm my heart. Fun turns of phrases and perhaps a wordplay or two. And a plot that is interesting, perhaps with something unexpected thrown in to […]

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 […]

Love’s Pure Light by Susanne Dietze, Shannon McNear, Deborah Raney, Janine Rosche – Book Review

Love’s Pure Light by Susanne Dietze, Shannon McNear, Deborah Raney, Janine Rosche – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
September 7, 2020
Book Reviews

Each of the stories in this Christmas Anthology is delightful! I have been familiar with the works of all the authors except Susanne Dietze and was glad for the opportunity to get to know and enjoy her writing as well. Some time had passed between the time I read the […]

The Wedding Dress Christmas by Rachel Hauck – Book Review, Preview

The Wedding Dress Christmas by Rachel Hauck – Book Review, Preview

I really liked Buck. Though he was a famous country music star, he was down-to-earth and didn’t seek attention. He loved his family and his hometown. His persistence in wooing Jojo was sweet! Poor Jojo had been hurt and lived a life of fear. She expected bad things and was […]

Gift of Grace by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

Gift of Grace by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 13, 2019
Book Reviews

J.B. and Nora Nash had already overcome their grief over the death of their families. Moving to Pendleton, Oregon allowed them to have a fresh start. With their wonderful neighbors and the community they helped establish, things were looking up. Until… When tragedy hit, Nora was inconsolable. Her grief was […]