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Posts Categorized: Book Feature

Book Beat – Every Tear a Memory by Myra Johnson

Joanna Trapp lives for adventure. During World War I she served as a “Hello Girl” switchboard operator in France. When a telegram arrives after the war announcing the death of Joanna’s mother, she reluctantly goes home to Hot Springs, Arkansas to care for her troubled teenage sister, Lily. However, quiet home life makes her restless…. Read more »

Book Beat – Promise to Cherish by Elizabeth Byler Younts

One of the most interesting aspects of World War II for me is how the war thrust people together from different walks of life. Cultures collide in Promise to Cherish by Elizabeth Byler Younts. Eli Brenneman is Amish. As a conscientious objector, he’s assigned to work as an aide in a mental hospital where he… Read more »

Book Beat – Watercolor Dreams by Sherry Kyle & Giveaway!

What do you do when everything – and everyone – seems to get in the way of your dream? In 1910, in the beautiful beach town of Carmel, California, artists congregate. Anna Lewis works as a nanny to two mischievous boys, but only until she can start selling her watercolor paintings. While Anna is painting… Read more »

Book Beat – Murder at the Mikado by Julianna Deering

Country gentleman Drew Farthering wants to hang up his amateur detective hat to concentrate on his upcoming wedding to Madeline Parker. When his old flame, Fleur Landis, begs him to solve the mysterious death of an actor in her former troupe, Drew sees dual threats and refuses. As more members of the troupe are killed,… Read more »

Truth, Lies, and the Single Woman by Allison K. Flexer – Mother/Daughter Perspectives!

When Allison Flexer asked if I would be interested in reviewing her new book, Truth, Lies, and the Single Woman, I started to decline. After all, I just celebrated twenty-five years of marriage. However, I have an almost-nineteen-year-old daughter, Anna. What if we shared our perspectives, as mother and daughter? Truth, Lies, and the Single… Read more »

Book Beat – Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer

Born to a privileged Dutch family in the Dutch East Indies, ten-year-old Jeremiah Prins enjoys his position of influence with his fellow children, gained by his exceptional gifts with words, marbles, and his fists. But when the Japanese invade Java in 1942, Jeremiah’s father and older brothers are hauled away to work camps, while Jeremiah,… Read more »

Book Giveaway Winner – Yankee in Atlanta

***LATE ENTRY*** I just received a THIRD copy of Yankee in Atlanta in the mail – so I’m giving away two copies! I’m so excited about all the interest in Jocelyn Green‘s Yankee in Atlanta (which I loved!). You can read my review here. There were 49 entries on my blog and on Goodreads!! Using a random number generator, the winners… Read more »

Book Beat – A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

I’ve been waiting to read this book for several years, since I met Rebecca DeMarino at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Her story idea fascinated me, and I was delighted when she was offered a contract by Vicki Crumpton at Revell Books – my editor too! A Place in His Heart is based on Rebecca… Read more »

Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green – and Book Giveaway!

Caitlin McKae has disguised herself as a man to fight for the Union, but when she’s injured in battle, she ends up in Atlanta – believed to be a Confederate hero. Concealing her Yankee identity is vital to her survival. German immigrant Noah Becker feels compelled to fight for the Confederacy, and hires Caitlin to… Read more »

Book Beat – One More Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong

Coming out of a bad relationship, Sarah Cooley comes home to teach second grade in her beloved Last Chance, New Mexico, comforted by the fact that the quirky little town never changes. Chris Reed buys the Dip ‘n’ Dine in Last Chance, determined to use his culinary skills to transform the place into a destination… Read more »