Tag: Forgiveness


When I Come Home Again by Jennifer Rodewald – Book Review, Preview

When I Come Home Again by Jennifer Rodewald – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
January 14, 2020
Book Reviews, LinkTree

Jennifer Rodewald’s stories always have such a strong message of redemption. When I Come Home Again was a powerful story about what happens when guilt is allowed to grow and fester and how it can erode a relationship. Craig and Brenna were both so broken by the past. Brenna had […]


On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White – Book Review, Preview

On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White – Book Review, Preview

Roseanna M. White presents one of the most beautiful analogies of forgiveness and grace that I have ever read. When Ara was wronged, and greatly so, she responded in such an gracious manner it stunned me. I know that grace is about God showing us kindness we don’t deserve. I […]


The Amish Marriage Bargain by Marie E. Bast – Book Review, Preview

The Amish Marriage Bargain by Marie E. Bast – Book Review, Preview

I liked the premise of the story and the mystery behind Thad’s sudden jilting of May when he married her sister. Poor May had always felt inferior to her sister. It didn’t help that Thad’s mother treated her as if she was lazy and incompetent! Yet May had a kind […]



Love You, Truly by Susan L. Tuttle – Book Review, Preview

Love You, Truly by Susan L. Tuttle – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 26, 2019
Book Reviews

Though their backgrounds were completely different, Blake and Harlow both struggled with the same misconception: that they were responsible for another person’s happiness. And, yes, they lived this out in vastly different ways – Blake had no faith in God while Harlow’s faith was strong. I wasn’t quite sure what […]


Gift of Grace by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

Gift of Grace by Shanna Hatfield – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
December 13, 2019
Book Reviews

J.B. and Nora Nash had already overcome their grief over the death of their families. Moving to Pendleton, Oregon allowed them to have a fresh start. With their wonderful neighbors and the community they helped establish, things were looking up. Until… When tragedy hit, Nora was inconsolable. Her grief was […]


A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal – Book Review, Preview

A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal – Book Review, Preview

A Season to Dance is a beautiful story with evocative imagery that brings the lovely settings vividly to life. Debut author Patricia Beal, according to her author notes, spent years carefully crafting this story, and it shows. Deeply emotional, it follows Ana’s journey through dance, despair, hope, and redemption. Dance […]



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 […]