Book Review: A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander

  Pink is not what Eleanor Braddock ordered, but maybe it would soften the tempered steel of a woman who came through a war–and still had one to fight. Eleanor Braddock–plain, practical, no stunning Southern beauty–knows she will never marry. But with a dying soldier’s last whisper, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find … Continue reading

Book Review: Rachel by Jill Eileen Smith

About the book: Rachel/Wives of the Patriarchs (Book 3) Beautiful Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of their household. Maybe then she would not feel so scrutinized, so managed, so judged. Plain Leah wishes her father Laban would find a good man for her, someone … Continue reading

Book Review: Out of a Dream by Rosemary Wesley Hines

Back Cover: Michelle Baron should be reveling in her new life in Sandy Cove, Oregon. From the outside, it all looks idyllic. A newlywed settling into a quaint coastal town, her husband establishing himself as a junior partner in a law firm—what more could she want? But a series of disturbing nightmares haunts Michelle. Her quest … Continue reading

Book Review: “Ragged Hope” by Cynthia Ruchti

From Cynthia Ruchti’s website:   To the wounded, the worn, the wondering. And to all those who let us see their scars so others can discover Hope’s hideout. It’s one thing to live with the consequences of your own choices, but what happens when your life is changed because of someone else’s? This insightful and … Continue reading

Book Review: The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

Book Description: Finding himself the man of the family, London dancing master Alec Valcourt moves his mother and sister to remote Devonshire, hoping to start over. But he is stunned to learn the village matriarch has prohibited all dancing, for reasons buried deep in her past. Alec finds an unlikely ally in the matriarch’s daughter. … Continue reading

My Word for the Year: GRATITUDE

Today marks three weeks into the New Year. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. I never have been. Many of my friends make them and I enjoy reading about their life changes and plans for the coming year.  One friend has committed to living a vegan lifestyle, she is documenting her journey on Facebook.  … Continue reading