Genre: Historical Fiction

The Piper’s Pursuit by Melanie Dickerson – Book Review

The Piper’s Pursuit by Melanie Dickerson – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
December 5, 2019
Book Reviews

The Piper’s Pursuit by Melanie Dickerson Series: Hagenheim #10 Published by Thomas Nelson Publication Date December 3, 2019 Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Action/Adventure, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling Setting: Holy Roman Empire Middle Ages – 400 to 1600 Written for: High-School/Young Adult Pages: 320 Synopsis: A plague […]


The Reluctant Guardian by Laura Beers – Book Review, Preview

The Reluctant Guardian by Laura Beers – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 29, 2019
Book Reviews

As much as I enjoy reading Regency stories, I certainly wouldn’t want to live in that era! With women relegated to second place, daughters being forced to marry against their wishes, ladies discouraged from learning anything useful or doing too much reading. Yuck! When Emeline ‘s step-mother reveals her dastardly […]





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 […]


The End of the Magi by Patrick W. Carr – Book Review, Preview

The End of the Magi by Patrick W. Carr – Book Review, Preview

As my grandma aged, she began to have problems with her eyes. The doctor warned that she had macular degeneration, which could lead to blindness. Instead of being frustrated or scared, Grandma had a plan. She began to memorize, not verses, but chapters and entire books of the Bible, to […]


The Telegraph Proposal by Gina Welborn & Becca Whitham – Book Review, Preview

The Telegraph Proposal by Gina Welborn & Becca Whitham – Book Review, Preview

I wrote my first love letter when I was twelve years old. He was eighteen. Jack Romano. Sigh. That summer my parents had spent several months in Australia. My dad had been invited to teach in a university there and so they parceled us off to friends and relatives and […]