Reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula — a first for me — allowed me to cross two items off my list: 1) fulfilling my goal to read at least one classic this year, and 2) giving me something appropriately creepy to read this fall. What I liked best: the atmospheric thrills, strong Christian themes, and unequivocal battle […]
Introducing a warmhearted new memoir from award-winning Thistlewood Farms blogger KariAnne Wood… So Close to Amazing: Stories of a DIY life gone wrong…and learning to find the beauty in every imperfection by KariAnne Wood About the book: (from the publisher) This is a book celebrating the incredible, awesome, special individual within each of us. It’s also a […]
Every family features its own brand of broken, making it difficult sometimes to see the beauty that exists there — especially when you’re a teenage girl in the thick of some of her most challenging years. Trusted author Jessica Minassian knows this and has something to say about it, in terms teens can understand. For teens […]
Introducing a new slip-time novel about two pivotal moments in our nation’s history, centuries apart. Freedom’s Ring, by debut author Heidi Chiavaroli.
For fans of British psychological suspense, the latest from Fiona Barton: The Child. About the book: (from the publisher) As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, […]
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this memoir. Y’all, I read it all in two days — TWO DAYS — in the thick of end-of-school busyness. I laughed (poor preggers Alex accidentally locked inside the bathroom with her sick toddler on the other side) and cried (Alex and hubby Derek at […]
Ever wake up to a day you’d rather not face? When it feels so much safer to simply burrow beneath the comforter — and stay there? Authors Martha Bolton and Christin Ditchfield have been there. In Can I Just Hide in Bed ’til Jesus Comes Back? Facing Life with Courage, not Comforters, they offer grace, […]
Y’all. I am so excited to share with you this lovely Bible study for women. It’s written by my joyful friend Annie Pajcic (rhymes with magic), founder of ThouArtExalted Ministries, and let me tell you, it has her creative fingerprints all over it. I’ve been looking forward to Riding Tandem‘s release for months and now can hardly wait […]
The Fifth Avenue Artists Society by Joy Callaway About this book: (from the publisher) The Bronx, 1891. Virginia Loftin, the boldest of four artistic sisters in a family living in genteel poverty, knows what she wants most: to become a celebrated novelist despite her gender, and to marry Charlie, the boy next door and her first love.
The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim About this book: (from the publisher) When Leora Ebersole sees the small plane crash in her Old Order Mennonite community, she has no idea it’s a foreshadowing of things to come.