High Cotton

High Cotton

First, in the Bucklin Family Reunion Series Debby Mayne’s High Cotton is the story of several members of a loving but somewhat dysfunctional Southern family dynamic.  For anyone who appreciates sweet tea, names like Digger and Puddin’ and interfering family members, then High Cotton will feel like home. As she prepares for an upcoming family Read More

Real-Life Romance

Real-Life Romance

Rhonda Stoppe’s Real-Life Romance is filled with page after page of real-life romance.  There’s no glossed over Hollywood fairy tales, just the true stories of everyday people. For anyone desiring a happy marriage, these stories provide hope that real love still exists.  For anyone with a broken marriage, these stories provide hope for reconciliation.  For Read More

All Things Now Living

All Things Now Living

Classified as a Youth Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian release, Rondi Bauer Olson’s All Things Now Living is definitely unique.  Fans of Stephen King’s Under the Dome that eventually became a CBS television series are likely to enjoy Olson’s offering. The story jumps right in without providing any real context for the setting.  Readers are likely to Read More

World View

World View

A compilation of columns from Marvin Olasky’s World magazine, World View is a slightly bumpy ride, but overall a great source from a Christian perspective on much of today’s culture. Readers accustomed to novels may find the numerous stops and starts of the collection slightly unorthodox, but the topics discussed within its pages make the Read More

A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star

A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star

Third in The Rwendigo Tales, J.A. Myhre’s A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star is a heartfelt story of a young boy struggling to care for his grandmother and younger sister after the desertion of his father and his mother’s untimely death. Set in the center continent of Africa, readers unfamiliar with the culture Read More

Gathering Threads

Gathering the Threads

An Amish twist on the, “Switched at Birth” television series, Cindy Woodsmall’s Gathering the Threads is definitely different from the traditional Amish novel.  However, as a reader who really does not understand the Amish way of life, this story, more than any other on the subject angered me. The third in the “Amish of Summer Read More

Bringing Maggie Home

Bringing Maggie Home

Opening in 1943, the time settings and character perspectives of Bringing Maggie Home dance about bringing viewpoints built on both environmental and individual angles.  However, the transitions are a bit jarring for the reader. The premise of the story is built upon a tragic event and the ensuing impact on the three generations that follow.  Read More