Genre: Historical Fiction

A Desperate Hope by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review, Preview

A Desperate Hope by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review, Preview

On Tour with Prism Book Tours Turning the tide of destruction on their town Alex Duval is one of the most endearing and dynamic of heroes! Flawed, sure. No question about that. Yet his almost larger-than-life personality with his propensity to be dramatic, to dream big, to hope big, to love […]


The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides – Book Review, Preview

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides – Book Review, Preview

The Point Loma Lighthouse outside of the San Diego Bay is the first one I have ever visited. Since then, I have visited lighthouses all along the West Coast and even one at the southern-most tip of Africa. The purpose of lighthouses is to warn ships of danger, especially at […]







When Valleys Bloom Again by Pat Jeanne Davis – Spotlight, Preview

When Valleys Bloom Again by Pat Jeanne Davis – Spotlight, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
February 4, 2019
Book Spotlight, Excerpts

  Chapter 13 Spring 1942 The train station teemed with soldiers and their sweethearts by the time Jim and Abby arrived. Her heart sank like lead under the weight of all the other goodbyes on the platform. Jim drew her near. “I can see your aunt’s ballroom full of soldiers […]



Ladies of Intrigue by Michelle Griep – Book Review, Preview

Ladies of Intrigue by Michelle Griep – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
February 1, 2019
Book Reviews

Michelle Griep has such a way with her descriptions! And in reading this collection, I realized that she not only uses intriguing metaphors, she often has them tie into the story itself in a unique way. My favorite story in this collection was The Gentleman Smuggler’s Lady. Full of the author’s […]