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Book Beat – The Discovery by Dan Walsh

In June of 1942, U-boats landed eight German saboteurs on US soil, at Long Island, New York and at Jacksonville, Florida. They were all captured within two weeks before any of their planned sabotage missions had been attempted, and six of the men were executed for espionage. In The Discovery, Dan Walsh takes this fascinating… Read more »

Book Beat – By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer

Be still my heart! A shipboard romance, a prodigal son, Tricia Goyer’s rich historical research, and all the Titanic’s lushness and impending doom—By the Light of the Silvery Moon is everything a historical romance novel should be. Amelia Gladstone is thrilled to board the Titanic, knowing her beloved cousin and a respectable suitor await her… Read more »

Book Beat – Against the Wind by Bodie and Brock Thoene

Living in England in the summer of 1940 was frightful, especially for parents. As the Blitz intensified, the German Luftwaffe raided London and other large cities, killing thousands. Parents longed for safety for their little ones. Britain established the Children’s Overseas Reception Board to evacuate British children to safety in Canada. However, on September 17, 1940, U-boats… Read more »

Favorite Books of 2011

Nothing says New Year’s like a list! Here are my favorite fiction reads from 2011 in alphabetical order. It’s hard enough to pick only ten, much less rank them. Sadly, many lovely novels taunt me from my to-be-read pile. Broken Wings by Carla Stewart: Beautifully written with great voice, Broken Wings tells the story of… Read more »

A Log Cabin Christmas – and a Book Signing

Christmas novella collections can be lots of fun—a sampling of several authors and styles—and A Log Cabin Christmas offers a tasty sampling. This New York Times bestselling collection contains nine novellas in an attractively bound package, complete with book flaps and ragged-edged pages. The stories are set in various locations in the 1800s, offering plenty… Read more »

Book Beat – A Lancaster County Christmas

A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a holiday story with depth. When a Christmas storm strands C.J. and Jaime Fitzpatrick at the Amish home of Sol and Mattie Riehl, neither couple imagines how the unlikely new friendships will change their lives. Mattie Riehl is struggling with secondary infertility, especially painful in the Amish… Read more »

Book Beat – Remembering You by Tricia Goyer

I’ve always enjoyed Tricia Goyer’s novels for her moving stories and comprehensive World War II historical research, so I jumped at the chance to read her newest novel, Remembering You. Ava Andrews’s career as a TV morning show producer is in trouble. When she’s asked to accompany her Grandpa Jack on a European tour of… Read more »

Book Beat – A Quaker Christmas

Do you love Christmas but find the stress of the season overwhelming? I sure do. Christmas novella collections offer a sweet remedy – short, uplifting stories to refresh your love of the holiday but without demanding too much time. A Quaker Christmas offers four such stories, each following a nineteenth-century Quaker woman. In A Crossroad… Read more »

Book Beat – Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh

It’s 1980, and yuppie Rick Denton has everything going for him. Job, cash, car, condo, and women. The only thing he can complain about is gas prices – a dollar a gallon? What is the world coming to? But then his obnoxious stepfather collapses from an aneurysm, and his mother begs for Rick’s help to keep their… Read more »

Book Beat – Don’t Leave Your Brains at the Door

It’s tough being a teenager – drama, tests, making major life decisions, hormones, parental pressure, boys/girls, and more drama. In addition, teens get conflicting messages about God, Christianity, and life. Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler’s bestselling Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door has been updated for a new generation and addresses questions teens may have about… Read more »