Tag: Forgiveness


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 […]


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! […]