Biblical · Full Reviews

Full Review of Jerusalem Rising: Adah’s Journey

What should I say about Jerusalem Rising: Adah’s Journey by Barbara M. Britton? My thoughts about this book have been tumbling around in my mind for some time now, as you can ascertain by the late summer setting of the cover photo! I first discovered Adah's Journey when I was processing some new library books… Continue reading Full Review of Jerusalem Rising: Adah’s Journey

Full Reviews · Historical

Full Review: All Manner of Things, by Susie Finkbeiner

When I took a pre-reading peek at other reviews of All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner, I saw a repetitive comment-- "It's so unique to read historical fiction set during the Vietnam War years!" I won't talk at length about this aspect of the book, then, since it's been said before. However, having read… Continue reading Full Review: All Manner of Things, by Susie Finkbeiner

Short Reviews (1-2 Star Rating)

Short Review of “That Certain Summer”

One of the “hardships” (if you can call it that) of being a book reviewer is that sometimes there are books that you just don’t… like. Or worse, that you kind of liked but mostly didn’t. Or liked a lot except for that one thing you hated! Somewhere in my mind are make-believe bookshelves labeled… Continue reading Short Review of “That Certain Summer”

Ramblings

Why I Don’t Accept Free Books from Publishers…and the One Time I Do!

Some of you may already know that I do not receive free books to review from Christian fiction publishers such as Tyndale or Bethany House, but I thought it might be interesting to share with you why that is! Before I get started, let me just mention-- in the spirit of kindness--that I'm in no… Continue reading Why I Don’t Accept Free Books from Publishers…and the One Time I Do!

Ramblings

Dream Casting “Hidden Among the Stars”

Around the book-blogging community I've seen something called Dream Casting. Oh, don't worry-- it's not some sort of pagan bedtime ritual! If you haven't heard of it before, it's casting in the sense of choosing someone for an acting role. Basically, you take a novel or other work you would really like to see translated… Continue reading Dream Casting “Hidden Among the Stars”