Blessings for the Evening

Blessings for the Evening

Blessings for the Evening by Jennifer Chiaverini Book Review “Blessings for the Evening” by Susie Larson is an absolutely beautiful book. Meant to be a nightly devotional, every page is filled with gorgeous photos paired with Bible verses and a blessing to read before you put your head down on your pillow. It’s so well […]

Lone Star Trail

Lone Star Trail

Lone Star Trail by Darlene Franklin Book Review “Lone Star Trail” by Darlene Franklin, is the first in a series of 6 historical fiction books called the “Texas Trails” series. The books are centered around the Morgan family and the struggles they and the people they meet face in mid-1800s Texas. Very well written, this […]

The Spymistress

The Spymistress

The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini Book Review “The Spymistress” by Jennifer Chiaverini is a very well researched historical novel based on the life of civil war heroine Elizabeth Van Lew. Even though she was born to a wealthy slave holding family in Richmond, Virginia, “Lizzie” held very strong Union sympathies and dedicated herself to caring […]

Captive Trail

Captive Trail

Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis Book Review “Captive Trail”, by Susan Page Davis, is the second book in the “Texas Trails” series and takes place in mid 1800’s Texas. Centered around a young woman who was kidnapped by the Comanche as a little girl, the book begins shortly before Taabe Waipu’s harrowing escape from […]

The Devil's Puzzle

The Devil’s Puzzle

The Devil’s Puzzle by Clare O’Donohue Book Review When I was asked to review a mystery novel centered around quilting, I was excited because I love to read, I love quilting, and I love mysteries. It was also great timing because I had been on the hunt for some fun, new fiction. (The kind where […]

Sonoma Rose Book Review

Sonoma Rose

Sonoma Rose by Jennifer Chiaverini Book Review Jennifer Chiaverini’s newest book, “Sonoma Rose”. I’ve long been a fan of all of Jennifer Chiaverini’s books. They are always fun to read and given the fact that quilts are always somehow included in the story-lines, the books serve as sewing inspiration for me. Here is a summary […]

Snuggle Time Devotions That End with a Hug!

Snuggle Time Devotions That End With a Hug

Snuggle Time Devotions That End With a Hug by Stephen Elkins Book Review “Snuggle Time Devotions that end with a hug!” is a cute devotional book for kids with adorable illustrations and short daily devotions. Each day has an overall theme, a Bible verse, a rhyming story to accompany the verse, a “takeaway” section to […]

Mrs. Grant & Madame Julie

Mrs. Grant & Madame Julie

Mrs. Grant and Madame Julie by Jennifer Chiaverini Book Review “Mrs. Grant & Madame Julie” by Jennifer Chiaverini is historical fiction based on the life of Mrs. Grant, the wife of Ulysses S. Grant, and her slave Jule. A Missouri belle, Julie Grant rose to the pinnacle of Washington society as First Lady. Unbeknownst to […]

Mothering from Scratch

Mothering from Scratch

Mothering from Scratch by Melinda Means and Kathy Helgemo Book Review “Mothering from Scratch” by Melinda Means and Kathy Helgemo is a refreshingly honest book about being a mom. It doesn’t set out to create perfect moms, but instead acknowledges that none of us are perfect and our kids aren’t perfect. The book provides wonderful […]

The Trouble with Patience

The Trouble with Patience

The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan Book Review “The Trouble with Patience” by Maggie Brendan is a good example of well-written historical fiction. Set in a Montana Gold Rush boom town, the story is filled with lots of good thematic elements you’d expect to find in such a setting. Cowboys, cattle rustlers, romance, and […]

Blessings for the Morning

Blessings for the Morning

Blessings for the Morning by Susie Larson Book Review “Blessings for the Morning”, by Susie Larson, is yet another gorgeous, wonderful book created by this gifted author. I already own “Blessings for the Evening” and it’s remained an important item in my nightstand ever since I received it. Similar to the first one, this book […]

Bonhoeffer Abridged

Bonhoeffer Abridged

Bonhoeffer Abridged by Eric Metaxas Book Review “Bonhoeffer Abridged” by Eric Metaxas is an amazingly insightful and moving biography. The abridged version makes his story more accessible to the reader who might be overwhelmed by the extremely long original version. I don’t normally pick biographies as my reading material of choice, but this one drew […]