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

Book Review: The Case of the Cereal Robber by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick

Title: The Case of the Cereal Robber
Written By: Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick
Genre: Christian Children’s Mystery
Recommended Ages: Any

Introduction:

I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time. I read the first two right after they came out and then waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, there’s another book about Mia! And it does not disappoint. At all. Ever. Continue reading

Audiobook Review: Befriended by Sarah Holman, narrated by Kimberly Worthy

Title: Befriended
Written By: Sarah Holman
Genre: Christian Romance with mild Fantasy elements (mostly the names of people and places)
Recommended Ages: Any, but teens and older would enjoy it more

Introduction:

I hadn’t read any of Sarah’s Tales of Taelis stories before, so this was my first taste of them. I enjoyed it and wouldn’t mind reading more in the future. The only thing I didn’t like about this audiobook was the narrator’s voice for Eleanor was too high-pitched and whiny. She made Eleanor sound like a little girl rather than a young woman. Continue reading

Audiobook Review: Emmeline by Sarah Holman and narrated by J. Grace Pennington

Title: Emmeline
Written By: Sarah Holman
Narrated by: J. Grace Pennington
Genre: Vintage Christian Fiction
Recommended Ages: Any

Introduction:

Though Emma isn’t my absolute favorite Jane Austen book, it is one of them and I was excited to listen to this retelling. Continue reading

Book Review: Enjoy the Poodle Skirt by Kate Willis

Title: Enjoy the Poodle Skirt
Written By: Kate Willis
Genre: Christian Children’s book
Recommended Ages: Any

Introduction:

I needed something quick to read before bed and remembered this one on my kindle. I decided to try it out and I’m so glad I did. Continue reading

Book Review: Finding Christmas Joy by Amanda Tero

It’s Christmas in July! Or, for some of us, it is. If you live in the south like author Amanda Tero, you’re more than ready to think of cold weather. And what better way to do it than to grab some sugar cookies and hot chocolate (trust me, after you read the story, you’ll be craving them!) and settle down for a winter read?

About the Book

Melonie Brown just wants to get away from all of the pain and heartache that this year has brought upon her, and Starlight Lodge seems like the perfect place to do so. With no plans beyond a Christmas escape, she drives out to the lodge. Can she bottle up the peace and joy that she finds in this special place to help her face the challenges she may have in the upcoming year?
Available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DGKSWS5
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Book Review: The Ankulen by Kendra Ardnek

Title: The Ankulen
Written By: Kendra Ardnek
Genre: Light Fantasy
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

I got this book on recommendation from the author. I don’t personally like to read fantasy that has magic and Kendra mentioned this one doesn’t have magic. So I thought I would give it a try. Continue reading

Book Review: How I had Fun Writing 10 Novels in 13 Months: And How You Can Too by Sarah Addison-Fox

Title: How I had Fun Writing 10 Novels in 13 Months: And How You Can Too
Written By: Sarah Addison-Fox
Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction
Recommended Ages: Any

Introduction:

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Book Review: Rose of the Oath by Hope Ann

Title: Rose of the Oath
Written By: Hope Ann
Genre: Christian Fantasy Romance/Fairy Tale retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

I’ve been wanting to read something by this author for a while and was excited when I got this one for free. I had a bit of time to read, so I decided to do this one. It helps that my favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. I’m glad I read it. Continue reading