Genre: Mystery

Her Hope Discovered by Cynthia Herron – Spotlight

Her Hope Discovered by Cynthia Herron – Spotlight

by Phyllis Helton
December 11, 2018
Book Spotlight

Cynthia Herron is a debut author with Mountain Brook Ink, publishers of authors like Janalyn Voigt, Patricia Lee, Angela Ruth Strong, Mary Davis, and Kimberly Rose Johnson. I met her on Facebook and excited to soon be reading this Christian mystery she has written. Preordering of the Kindle version is […]



Comfort & Joy by Alana Terry, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson, Chautona Havig – Book Review, Preview

Comfort & Joy by Alana Terry, Toni Shiloh, Cathe Swanson, Chautona Havig – Book Review, Preview

The four stories in this collection are all very different from each other. Starting with intense suspense set in Alaska, moving to a bookstore in a small town in New York, then to a dyslexic dress designer in Minnesota, and finally, to a small town somewhere in the Midwest with […]


Lost Christmas Memories by Dana Mentink – Book Review, Preview

Lost Christmas Memories by Dana Mentink – Book Review, Preview

I confess that there are some things in my past that I would like to forget. Just wipe them out and pretend they never happened. And there are things in my life that are delightful that I love to pull out of my memories and mull over. There is a […]


The Christmas Remedy by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall –  Book Review, Preview

The Christmas Remedy by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 5, 2018
Book Reviews

“Good afternoon, Mrs. W”, the pharmacist said as he greeted my mom. Considering it was a busy pharmacy in Southern California, my sisters and I teased her quite a bit that she frequented it enough to be recognized like that. I have found a small local pharmacy near me that […]


False Security by Angela Ruth Strong – Book Review, Preview

False Security by Angela Ruth Strong – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
October 25, 2018
Book Reviews

“Why should I lock my computer? This is a Christian ministry,” Rick asked me when I questioned him leaving it unlocked in a high-traffic common area. I sometimes wonder at the false sense of security that working for a large Christian organization brings to those who are there. We work […]


When You Look at Me by Pepper D. Basham – Book Review

When You Look at Me by Pepper D. Basham – Book Review

My aunt had created a lovely vase and hand-painted a beautiful tree on it. She then shipped it to my grandmother. Sadly, it ended up getting badly broken in the mail. My grandmother painstakingly collected what she thought were all the shards and pieced it back together again to the […]


Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd – Book Review, Preview

Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd – Book Review, Preview

I checked my watch again. Fifteen minutes had passed. Still no sign of her. Sigh.

The lady I “carpooled” with (she didn’t have a car so I did all the driving) was sooo chronically late. Not five minutes late. Twenty to twenty-five minutes. Every day.



Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd – Excerpt, Giveaway

Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd – Excerpt, Giveaway

by Phyllis Helton
October 1, 2018
Blog Tours, Giveaways

Sandra Byrd’s newest book is soon to be released. I”m glad to have an excerpt to share with you to introduce this story. Stay tuned this month for a Scavenger Hunt for the book, my review and an interview with the author. Excerpt SEPTEMBER 1866 WATCHFIELD HOUSE, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND A […]