Audiobook Review: The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

Title: The Princess Spy
Written By: Melanie Dickerson
Narrated by: Jude Mason
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

Introduction:

After finishing the fourth book in this series and meeting Margaretha made me want to learn more about her. So when I read the description for this book, I knew I wanted to read it. This book did not disappoint. I loved Margaretha’s story. Continue reading

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

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 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: 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

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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