Book Reviews

Catching Serenity by Joann Durgin

A woman torn apart by secrets. A man held prisoner by the truth. Can the greatest love of all set them both free? Serenity McClaren had it all before her life crumbled around her like the sand castles on her beloved beach, causing her to flee Croisette Shores and the only home she’d ever known. … Continue reading »

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Serenity to Accept—A Review

I love when I can relate to a story and its characters, especially ones where matters of faith are central—and “Serenity to Accept” is one of those stories. This is a story like we see in my neighborhood where the church is not the centerpiece of the community. For many, it’s just a place to … Continue reading »

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The Trouble with Denise Hunter—A Review of the book, “The Trouble with Cowboys”

The trouble with Denise Hunter is that she writes books that suck me in and won’t let me go. I can’t do anything else until I read THE END. Somehow, I get stuck in my large easy-chair, feet tucked beneath me indian-style, sunlight dimming through the window, the only glow left, the lamp on the … Continue reading »

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Julie Klassen’s “The Girl in the Gatehouse”—A Review

Rich layered cake with ice cream, nuts and frothy whipped cream. Why is it that we love all these flavors together more than each on its own? And why is it this delicious mix of textures came to my mind while reading Julie Klassen’s The Girl in the Gatehouse? Hmmm. This Regency-period novel is about … Continue reading »

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Camy Tang’s “A Dangerous Stage” and Why Great Characters are a Must!—A Sort-of Review

Tessa Lancaster could be me … uh … except for the fact that she’s courageous, half Japanese and once was an enforcer in her uncle’s yakuza (Japanese mafia) organization. Other than that, I so relate. Why? She’s real, down to earth and human, complete with strengths, weaknesses and insecurities. My kind of character. In fact, … Continue reading »

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Are You A Wemmick, Too?

I’m a Wemmick! Oh no, and I tried so hard not to be. Still, not only am I a Wemmick, but I’m a Wemmick whose box of gray dots is almost empty. Argh! A couple weeks ago, I told you about the story You Are Special, by Max Lucado. A story of a wooden manoverwrought … Continue reading »

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Whose Review Should You Let Stick?

A few years ago a woman read the book You Are Special, by Max Lucado to our homeschool group. Yes, this is a children’s book and we were all adults. She wasn’t recommending the story for us to read to our children. She was recommending this book for us as homeschoolers. Now, I’m recommending it … Continue reading »

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Dawn Comes Early—A Review

In Dawn Comes Early, by Margaret Brownley, Kate Tenney comes to The Last Chance Ranch to become an heiress. Not by marrying a man of means, but, well, by not marrying anyman. That and she has to work the ranch until the dirt is grinding through her veins. But being a novelist, whose written fanciful … Continue reading »

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Faithful—A Review

  Here I go again. I’m gonna review a non-new, almost “ancient” book which was published two whole years ago. But I so love what this author is about, I just hadta. Faithful, by Kim Cash Tate, is a story about three women, experiencing three different challenges in their relationships, yet they have the same … Continue reading »

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Clicks, Hicks and Ugly Sticks—A Review

Cliques, Hicks and Ugly Sticks, by K.D. Mc Crite is the second in the Confessions of April Graceseries about a middle-school girl traversing the difficult years between elementary and high school. She must deal with a variety of challenges, including a snooty neighbor who moves in with April’s family, an old friend who is now … Continue reading »

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