The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall Reviewed by: Pam Graber Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Whitaker House Publication Date: October 4, 2016 First Violet Hawthorne loses her parents then she loses her home and with it, any claims to being a “proper lady”. When her parents die within days of each other, her brother Ezra swoops […]
Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean Reviewed by: Lily Miller Genre: YA Publisher: Blink Publication Date: April 4, 2017 Shortly after orphaned seventeen-year-old Maren Hamilton moves to Scotland to live with her grandparents, she discovers her dead mother’s old, enciphered journal, which was full of secrets Maren never knew her mother kept. She learns […]
Still Life by Dani Pettrey Reviewed by: Pam Graber Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Romance Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Publication Date: January 31, 2017 Crime scene photographer, Avery Tate, is excited for her friend, Skylar Pierce. Sky’s modeling career is finally taking off and she’s the featured subject of a major photographic art exhibit. Maybe now Skylar can move […]
The Memory of You by Catherine West Reviewed by: Elizabeth Olmedo Genre: Romance, Drama Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: March 28,2017 Thirteen years ago, Natalie Mitchell’s life tailspinned when her twin sister died. That day, she not only lost her other half and best friend but also a part of herself. Since then, she has […]
Saffire by Sigmund Brouwer Reviewed by: Faye Oygard Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Waterbrook Publication Date: August 16, 2016 James Holt comes to Panama in 1909 at the request of his old friend, Theodore Roosevelt, to carry out a mission that starts out as a search for the mother of Saffire, a beautiful and spirited young […]
Child of the River by Irma Joubert Reviewed by: Faye Oygard Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: October 18, 2016 Persomi is a poor bywoner’s daughter in South Africa in the 1940’s. When her older brother, Gerbrand, leaves home to find work in the city, and her troubled family is torn apart by […]
The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher Reviewed by: Mary Ann Bell Genre: Amish Fiction Publisher: Revell Publication Date: February 28, 2017 The Newcomer is a novel based on the history of the Amish and Mennonite groups coming to the new land that was given by William Penn to settle and start a new life. In […]
A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd Reviewed by: Pam Graber Genre: Victorian Gothic Mystery, Suspense, Romance Publisher: Howard Books Publication Date: March 21, 2017 I’ve said this before and it bears repeating, Sandra Byrd’s Daughters of Hampshire series is nothing short of amazing! The mystery, the intrigue, the daring disguises, the romance – all […]
The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill Reviewed by: Lori Twichell Genre: young adult, YA, mystery, historical Publisher: Blink Publication Date: February 7, 2017 Eighteen-year-old Piper Sail is well aware that she doesn’t necessarily fit in with the rest of the girls her age. She’s not interested in finding a husband and there’s […]
The Shack Directed by: Stuart Hazeldine Theatrical Release Starring: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw Release Date: March 3, 2017 Reviewed by: Lori Twichell Rating: PG-13 FA Scorecard: B What happens when you are so lost in your grief you can’t see anything clearly? This is the idea that is covered by the new theatrical […]
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