Tag: Forgiveness

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 […]


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 […]


Abraham by Jennifer Beckstrand – Book Review, Preview

Abraham by Jennifer Beckstrand – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 28, 2019
Book Reviews

Tall, handsome, strong, shy, kind. Seriously? Could Abraham be any more appealing? Oh, did I mention that he loves his little brothers and helps his mom clean the house? After reading Andrew, I knew that I had to read everything Jennifer Beckstrand writes about these brothers, especially Alfie and Benji! […]





A Beautiful Mess by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review, Preview

A Beautiful Mess by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
November 12, 2019
Book Reviews

A trend I’ve seen with “traditionally published” Christian books lately is that while there are themes of forgiveness and grace, the Gospel message is often watered down or not present at all. While I certainly don’t believe that every Christian book is required to have the Gospel presented to be […]


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 […]