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LEAVING BEHIND

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A PLAIN LEAVING by Leslie Gould is really two stories in one. It’s the first book of The sisters of Lancaster County so I’m expecting to find myself anxiously awaiting the next as Leslie writes a compelling story. Jessica Bachmann … Continue reading

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THE WAYS WE’RE SIMILAR

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Lori Benton writes a lot of early Native American stories that should remind us all of how they were mistreated and persevered.  Many Sparrows is a hopefully the first of a new series. Against Clare, his pregnant wife, wishes Phillip … Continue reading

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A HOUSE FULL OF STORIES

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The House on Moody  Avenue by Cellestine Hammemann was not an easy book to read nor can I say one I enjoyed. It was a cumbersome period piece which covered three different era’s in American History. It started with an … Continue reading

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FOUR CHRISTMAS NOVELLAS

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An Amish Christmas Love is a group of four narratives by women who are specialist at writing Amish stories. In The Winter Cat by Beth Wiseman, Naomi Stoltzfuls, her mother Barbara, and grandmother Ruth, rent their daadi haus to three … Continue reading

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LETTING GO

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Another Beverly Lewis win in The Proving. Beverly never fails or provide us with a compelling story with accuracy and compassion. Amanda Dienner left the Amish after she saw her sister, Arie Mae,  kissing her beau, Joshua, and her mother … Continue reading

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COUNT THE COST

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Tamera Alexander has captured so many emotions, the era and personalities in the historical novel To Wager Her Heart. Following the Civil War the South is torn and still conflicted with ingrain prejudices and beliefs having such a hold that … Continue reading

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TWO TOGETHER

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Victoria Bylin’s THE TWO OF US is a study in listening, hearing and trusting God. It’s a story of two people who struggle with their past and letting God show them a future. Mia Robinson is a nurse caring for … Continue reading

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