Genre: Western

Deadly Christmas Pretense by Dana Mentink – Book Review, Preview

Deadly Christmas Pretense by Dana Mentink – Book Review, Preview

Have you ever played the “would you rather” game? You know, “would you rather this or this?” with each choice being equally appalling. I have often considered that the one sense I would be most loath to lose is my eyesight. While I’m not afraid that I wouldn’t be able 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 […]


Mail-Order Misfire by Davalynn Spencer – Book Review, Preview

Mail-Order Misfire by Davalynn Spencer – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
September 3, 2019
Book Reviews

A conversation on Facebook discussed least-favorite plot elements – those that drive people absolutely crazy and cause them to stop reading a book. Several women mentioned things which aren’t necessarily plot elements – language, graphic violence, sex. Certainly those items make me set a book aside as well. And you […]


More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer – Book Review, Preview

More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer – Book Review, Preview

This year, while reading the various accounts of King David in the books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles, it occurred to me that it is very likely when he received the message from Bathsheba that she was pregnant, he became afraid. Terrified, even. If you look at his character up […]



The Cowboy’s Perfect Match by Cathy McDavid – Book Review, Preview

The Cowboy’s Perfect Match by Cathy McDavid – Book Review, Preview

Bridget determined not to make a mistake in the choice of her future spouse, and therefore she has compiled a list of exactly what she is looking for. And Ryan knows that he doesn’t want to have his family struggle financially as his own parents did, so he is determined […]



When You Are Near by Tracie Peterson – Book Review, Preview

When You Are Near by Tracie Peterson – Book Review, Preview

I was at a conference this week. One of the speakers displayed a quote on the screen and attributed it to “a great American thinker” or some other great complimentary description. He then proceeded to tell us that the man he quoted was his father and spent the next five […]