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Book Beat – Paradise Valley

The cover endorsement for Paradise Valley by Dale Cramer reads, “If you like Amish fiction, you’ll love this book!” I would amend this…”If you don’t read Amish fiction, you’ll still love this book!” I don’t read much Amish fiction (although I’ve enjoyed Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books), but I’ll read anything Dale Cramer writes. He hooked… Read more »

Book Beat – A Door County Christmas

A Christmas book? A novella collection? Sounds like a recipe for syrup – but guess again. Having lived in cynical California all my life, my tolerance for syrup is on the low side. I picked up A Door County Christmas because I admire two of the authors, Rachael Phillips and Cynthia Ruchti, and I was… Read more »

Book Beat – Stars in the Night

Do you love fiction set during World War II? Love classic movies? Love a good mystery? If you like any of these, Stars in the Night by Cara Putman is a fun read. Rosemary Shaeffer came to Hollywood to find fame in the movies. She found death. Her sister, attorney Audra Shaeffer, comes to Hollywood… Read more »

Book Beat – The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style

It’s tough being a “tween” girl of faith. You want to look cute. You want to fit in. You know you shouldn’t care about superficial things. But you do. If you have a young lady aged 8-12 in your life, you’ll want to get her The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style by Sherry Kyle (Legacy… Read more »

Battlefields & Blessings – Giveaway!

We all know Veteran’s Day is more than a day off work or school, but a day to ponder the sacrifices made for our freedoms. Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan by Jane Hampton Cook, Jocelyn Green, and John Croushorn allowed me to ponder at a deeper level…. Read more »

Book Club Beat – Watch over Me by Christa Parrish

Welcome to Book Club Beat, where book clubs share about their discussions. Book club name and location: Bibliovores, northern California Book: Watch over Me by Christa Parrish What it’s about: Deputy Benjamin Patil is the one to find the infant girl, hours old, abandoned in a field. As police work to identify the mother, Ben… Read more »

Book Beat – Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad

Every once in a while, a book comes along that’s so fun, you just have to share. Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad is one of those books – as refreshing as the strawberry sundaes its heroine craves. It’s refreshing to read a historical where ladies wear hats instead of bonnets. It’s refreshing to read a… Read more »

Book Spotlight – The Unfinished Gift and The Homecoming

I don’t normally post book reviews on my blog, but I thought it would be fun to occasionally point to other World War II books on the market you might be interested in. What better place to start than with Dan Walsh’s books, The Unfinished Gift (Revell, 2009) and The Homecoming (Revell, 2010). Just this… Read more »

Book Club Beat – Rain Song by Alice Wisler

Today I start a new feature – Book Club Beat, where book clubs share about their discussions. Today’s post is from my own book club. Sorry – we don’t have a catchy name, but we’ve been meeting since 2003 (!) and have way too much fun. Book: Rain Song by Alice Wisler What’s it about?… Read more »