Book Review: Saving Faith by Valerie Howard

Title: Saving Faith
Written By: Valerie Howard
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Recommended Ages: 15 & up (due to mentions of sexual content, but no descriptions)

Introduction:

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when I picked this book to read. The description didn’t tell me a ton about it and the cover said even less. Although, after having read the book now, the cover tells more than you’d expect. This isn’t your normal romance and isn’t super ushy-gushy. It’s about multiple broken people who have a lot of things to work through and Valerie does a good job portraying that. Continue reading

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Book Review: Goldfish Secrets

About the Book

Judy only has one friend: her goldfish, Marlie.

With Marlie gone, who can Judy rely on?

Goldfish Secrets is the short story prequel to The Lady of the Vineyard.

Book Review

Introduction:

I wanted a short read and this one fit the bill perfectly.

Characters: 1/1

The characters were super sweet. I felt so sad for little Judy. I just wanted to hug her Continue reading

Book Review: The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Merchant’s Daughter
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite fairy tale. So when I realized this one was a retelling of that tale, I had to read it. This is my second time reading it, and I must say that it is better the second time through. Continue reading

Book Review: The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Fairest Beauty
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Medieval Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

I’ve read this book before, but never so close to reading the other books in the series. It was fun getting reacquainted with the characters in the first book of the series. But that wasn’t enough to get a 5 star review. Continue reading

Book Review: The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Healer’s Apprentice
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

I read this book once before and remember enjoying it. This is a Sleeping Beauty retelling. It doesn’t have any magic and there are quite a few differences from the original tale, but it is a very enjoyable read and I loved all the nuances in the book. Continue reading

Book Review: Picking Daisy by Valerie Howard

Title: Picking Daisy
Written By: Valerie Howard
Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

For a while now, I’ve been interested in the whole foster care/adoption types of things. But I didn’t know a lot about it. My parents did foster care for babies when I was young, so we never had to deal with the “problems” of the older kids. This book was very eye opening, but at the same time entertaining. Continue reading

Audiobook Review: Joseph of Arimathea by Sarah Holman, narrated by Stephen Floyd

Title: Joseph of Arimathea
Written By: Sarah Holman
Narrated By: Stephen Floyd
Genre: Christian Biblical Fiction
Recommended Ages: Any

Introduction:

I haven’t read much fiction about the resurrection, so I was interested to listen to this book. I am glad I did. Continue reading