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Month: January 2018

Reading in progress: Two new historical novels on my shelf

Reading in progress: Two new historical novels on my shelf

Two new historical pre-release copies have made their way to my bookshelf.  And yes, I am reading both books.  It’s not unusual for me to have two or three books going at the same time. I’ve mentioned before that I love novels that are rich in correct historical detail. (Notice the emphasis on the word “correct”.) This book, “The Sea Before Us” by Sarah Sundin, is set mainly in London in the days immediately before Normandy.  The story is quite compelling.  I’m already involved in the characters’ involvement in planning…

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Welcome to all of you who are joining me on this page!

Welcome to all of you who are joining me on this page!

“You’re never too old to learn something new.” I don’t know who should get the credit for the above quote, but I believe those words are true. For the past two years, I’ve wanted to start a blog like this one, but just didn’t have the courage. The main thing holding me back:  What if I write words and no one read wants to read them? My sweet husband finally convinced to me go ahead and try.  He’s spent hours with me…

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A Song Unheard

A Song Unheard

A Song Unheard Roseanna M. White Bethany House Publishers 418 pages   Roseanna M. White’s “Shadows Over England” series is full of mystery and intrigue.  This second installment does an excellent job of extending the storyline. At the very beginning of World War 1, Willa Forsythe is a thief, and a very skilled one at that.  She only “robs from the rich” to take care of the needs of a group of orphans that have banded together as a family.  She…

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Action, Suspense, and Mystery! (And it’s on sale today for 99 cents!)

Action, Suspense, and Mystery! (And it’s on sale today for 99 cents!)

Roswell’s Secret is the second book in Vannetta Chapman’s “Defending America” series.  You do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one. Just like the first book in this series, the storyline could come straight from today’s headlines.  The characters are well-defined and likeable; deeply patriotic and heroic.  As they race to defend America from a crippling terrorist attack, the storyline grabs your attention and never lets go.  The plot is detailed and suspenseful.  I found…

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A review of “A Passionate Hope” by Jill Eileen Smith

A review of “A Passionate Hope” by Jill Eileen Smith

I love the Biblical story of Hannah.  The scripture tells us of her deep longing for a child; her anguish at the hands of her husband’s other wife; her bedrock faith in the God she loved and served.  I’ve rejoiced with along with Hannah as God answered her prayer and then been amazed that she could offer that same child, Samuel, back to serve in the temple with Eli. Jill Eileen Smith brings all those emotions and more to life through her excellent storytelling….

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Fascinating reading

Fascinating reading

A Review of  “Isaiah’s Daughter” by Mesu Andrews Published by Waterbrook Multnomah, January, 2018 400 pages As I read the first page of this incredible novel, I was immediately involved in the story, so much so that I did not want to put the book down.  Mesu Andrews has given us a fascinating “what might have been” glimpse into the world of King Hezekiah, Hephzibah, and Isaiah.  Throughout the book, she weaves into the story the prophecies of Isaiah.  Although we…

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