Book Review: The Christmas Heirloom

Title: The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love through the Generations
Written By: Kristi Ann Hunter, Karen Witemeyer, Sarah Loudin Thomas, and Becky Wade
Genre: Christian Romance
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

When I had the opportunity to receive a review copy of this book, I knew I wanted to. Mainly because one of my favorite authors wrote one of these novellas. I wasn’t disappointed by her book. The others… Well, one was rather disappointing and the other two were only fairly good. I loved how the brooch fit in to every story. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Captive Maiden
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

I was curious how a Cinderella retelling would work without the magic of the magic pumpkin and fairy godmother. This book certainly satisfied that curiosity. I liked the way Melanie changed so many of the details while still keeping the feeling of the original there. Continue reading

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 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: 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