Tag: Grief

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz – Book Review, Preview

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz – Book Review, Preview

There is such a beauty to Laura Frantz’s writing style that resonates with my soul. Slipping into her stories is like slipping into my coziest pajamas with a cup of hot chocolate. Evocative, beautifully descriptive, with the ability to transport me to a different time that is at once familiar […]




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 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 […]


Practically Married by Karin Beery – Book Review, Preview

Practically Married by Karin Beery – Book Review, Preview

It is fun to read modern-day marriage of convenience stories. It is obvious what could have motivated a couple to marry without being in love a hundred or more years ago, but today? Why would anyone do that? Part of what makes Practically Married fun is that with the same […]




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 […]