The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren (review)

"You're right. Getting answers isn't going to change the outcome of what happened. God's not going to answer my questions...and maybe he doesn't need to. Maybe it's enough that he saved us. And he's still saving us."The Way of the Brave, page 265 As Jennie Calhoun and her two closest friends meet danger while climbing … Continue reading The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren (review)

When Someone Dies: A Children’s Mindful How-To Guide on Grief and Loss by Andrea Dorn, MSW

Helping a child process grief and even understand what death is can be difficult, especially if it is a shared loss. When Someone Dies by Andrea Dorn, MSW, is a guide that can be used with or for school age children. Written as a first person story, followed by exercises and information, this is useful … Continue reading When Someone Dies: A Children’s Mindful How-To Guide on Grief and Loss by Andrea Dorn, MSW

The Vanishing at Loxby Manor by Abigail Wilson (review)

Of late I tended to shy away from conflict, so it was strange of me to stand there and eavesdrop...but I did so like a curst statue.The Vanishing at Loxby Manor, Chapter 3 A disappearance, a haunted monastery, and secret societies make for an unexpected and delightfully Gothic Regency Mystery with romance in Abigail Wilson’s … Continue reading The Vanishing at Loxby Manor by Abigail Wilson (review)

Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson (review)

Love had never been part of our arrangement, and I’d best remember that.Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey, page 123 A marriage of convenience, a murderer, and the dastardly French make for a lively and engaging tale in Abigail Wilson’s Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey. Wilson’s signature flair for Regency with a Gothic tone is readily apparent as … Continue reading Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson (review)

From Sky to Sky by Amanda G. Stevens (review)

He had been wrong, powerless...lost...since the sunny, windy afternoon he had fallen to his death. And then woke up alive.From Sky to Sky, page 58 The second book in Amanda G. Stevens’ speculative fiction No Less Days series, From Sky to Sky focuses on Zac Wilson - stuntman, social media sensation, ageless. The dilemmas he … Continue reading From Sky to Sky by Amanda G. Stevens (review)

Still My Forever by Kim Vogel Sawyer (review)

Gil Baty returns to his Mennonite hometown in Kansas to consider his options after four years in New York City without success as a violinist, a conductor, or a composer. Finding that his childhood sweetheart and former fiancee Ava Flaming is still single is a surprise, as is being pulled into leading the local men’s … Continue reading Still My Forever by Kim Vogel Sawyer (review)

Cover Reveal: Shoot the Horses First by Leah Angstman (giveaway)

Shoot the Horses First: A Collection of Histories by Leah Angstman Publication Date: February 28, 2023 Kernpunkt Press Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook; 238 pages Genre: Literary / Historical / Short Stories ***Finalist for the Shorts Award for Americana Fiction*** Through a historian’s lens and folkloric storytelling, the pieces in SHOOT THE HORSES FIRST revel in … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Shoot the Horses First by Leah Angstman (giveaway)

Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club by Roselle Lim (review)

Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club is sheer magic. In Sophie, author Roselle Lim has created a narrator that is at once awkward, endearing, and relatable. Surrounded by the Old Ducks club, a group of elderly men who become her clients and the start of a found family, Sophie struggles to overcome the past and build … Continue reading Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club by Roselle Lim (review)