Book review

Review of The Sisters of Summit Avenue

Available now for release this fall, Lynn Cullen’s The Sisters of Summit Avenue is a story for those who like suspense-filled historical novels. Set in the 1920s and ‘30s, Dorothy is the daughter of a butler and housekeeper for the Lambs, a well-to-do family, not unlike the Granthams of Downton Abbey. She has two daughters,… Continue reading Review of The Sisters of Summit Avenue

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A review of “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst

I just finished re-reading Lysa TerKeurst’s book, “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way." When I started reading this book with my women's Bible study, I found myself grabbing my pencil and highlighting so many gems. I could hear TerKeurst’s voice long before seeing the DVD of breakout sessions. It wasn’t long before I thought… Continue reading A review of “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst

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A review of Christy Lefteri’s upcoming novel “The Beekeeper of Aleppo”

“What does it mean to see?” Christy Lefteri asked this question working on her first novel “The Beekeeper of Aleppo.” A daughter of Cypriot refugees, she was drawn to volunteer work for a UNICEF-led refugee center in Athens. The people she worked with wanted to tell their stories despite the language barrier, and she became… Continue reading A review of Christy Lefteri’s upcoming novel “The Beekeeper of Aleppo”

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Review of “Where’d you go, Bernadette”

I'd been dragging myself around the house the last two weeks with a sinus infection so checked out “Where’d you go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple. I remember seeing this title in a list of book club favorites. I saw that Cate Blanchett is on the Kindle dust cover -- Yay! She will play title character… Continue reading Review of “Where’d you go, Bernadette”

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A review of “Blessed, Broken, and Given” by Glenn Packiam, an ARC

This week I finished reading an uncorrected proof of Glenn Packiam’s “Blessed, Broken, and Given: How Your Story Becomes Sacred in the Hands of Jesus.”* I did see a few places where two words stuck together, but overall I couldn't tell this was a proof. (Hopefully someone catches that, but those words might have run… Continue reading A review of “Blessed, Broken, and Given” by Glenn Packiam, an ARC

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A review of “Keep It Shut”

I'm tired of the many times I’ve left conversations thinking: “Why did I say that?” I went on a search for an inspirational work about how to have better conversations with people. The book “Keep It Shut” by Karen Ehman caught my eye for the clever cover. Ehman is part of the Proverbs 31 Ministries… Continue reading A review of “Keep It Shut”

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A review of “Tales from Ivy Hill”

Looking for a new-to-you historical fiction series to read? Consider the three novels in the “Tales from Ivy Hill” series by Julie Klassen. I just finished book 3 and want to share with you some of the highlights of these novels. I wrote on Goodreads early on that I was surprised how well multiple points… Continue reading A review of “Tales from Ivy Hill”

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A Review of Dani Hart’s “Midnight Rose”

I received the Kindle book, “Midnight Rose” by Dani Hart, to read for free. I found the title among other sent that might interest me through Bookbub.com, a site that sends ebook deals to my email. Go to https://www.bookbub.com/ for more information. I  downloaded the book to my Kindle just from the summary. I think… Continue reading A Review of Dani Hart’s “Midnight Rose”

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Review: “Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things”

In her memoir “Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet" Sara Hagerty wrestles with the question, “Is God good to me?” As her story opens, Sara attends a baby shower and leaves in tears. Not long after she wed, she wanted to become a mother and would watch as other women in her life became pregnant, and… Continue reading Review: “Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things”

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A Review of Bob Goff’s Everybody, Always

I was researching the latest Bible studies on Christianbook.com to see what I should read next when I came across the title, "Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People" by Bob Goff. The synopsis for the DVD study had me at "creepy people": "What would happen if we stopped… Continue reading A Review of Bob Goff’s Everybody, Always