Genre: Christmas

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 […]

All Is Bright by Chautona Havig, Kari Trumbo, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson – Book Review, Preview

All Is Bright by Chautona Havig, Kari Trumbo, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson – Book Review, Preview

Starr’s predicament in I’ll Be Home was quite moving. As the youngest of five children, she had never quite felt she was wanted or belonged. Those feelings were compounded when her sister unapologetically captured the heart of Starr’s boyfriend and was now going to marry him. I have not read […]

Snowflake Sweethearts by Carrie Turansky – Book Review, Preview

Snowflake Sweethearts by Carrie Turansky – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 14, 2019
Book Reviews

Given the opportunity to review this book by Carrie Turansky, I couldn’t pass it up, despite a full blog calendar! Snowflake Sweethearts is a sweet romance of second chances. Brought together when Alex’s grandmother Irene experienced a heart attack, Alex and Annie struggled to trust each other. Abandonment issues from […]

Just in Time for Christmas by Davalynn Spencer – Book Review, Preview

Just in Time for Christmas by Davalynn Spencer – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 8, 2019
Book Reviews

Davalynn Spencer has a gift for writing heartwarming stories, filled with beautiful prose and lovely descriptions. She does not merely pen stories, she carefully crafts her words to create rich satisfying narratives that make me smile. Just in Time for Christmas is no exception. As a case in point, as […]