Inspired

This book, by Rachel Held Evans, is beautifully written and deeply thoughtful about issues vital to believers, skeptics and nonbelievers.  A gift of a book.

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The Legally Binding Christmas

The Legally Binding Christmas Landis Wade This is a charming book – part courtroom drama, part fantasy, part love story.  The balance is just right.  The courtroom drama is exciting, the fantasy is heart-warming and the love story promises hope. At the end of the story, I was among the believers.  I bet you will be, too.

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Jenifer Ruff’s Full Out

Full Out, By Jenifer Ruff This gripping thriller showcases Ruff’s ability to weave a captivating story which appeals to readers from teenagers to baby boomers.  The villains are dark, the teen-age rivals are snark.   Ruff knows the world of competitive cheerleading inside out.  For her young heroine, it’s a toss-up as to who’s the nastiest – the criminals who want her dead or the...

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Kim Wright Books

Kim Wright’s wonderful novels seem to me to have the common threads of redemption and grace.  In The Unexpected Waltz, the protagonist begins life anew when she loses herself in dance, and when she gives herself to the care of an ill friend.  In The Canterbury Sisters, the main character finds healing in walking to Canterbury, a journey that brings comfort to her and to women even more damaged...

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Review of Hunt for Redemption

Hunt for Redemption, Susan Mills Wilson This thriller is as explosive as today’s headlines.  We see the power of a cult to entice even the level-headed, and the desperate fight to free those caught in its web.  To add to the intrigue, this so-called religious cult is a masquerade for real evil.  A time-bomb ticks as Susan Mills Wilson’s hero and heroine join forces to expose the evil...

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Review of Red Pawn

Red Pawn, by James Boatner Boatner’s Red Pawn is a thriller in the Clancy vein.  His main character, flawed and dangerous, is still one that evokes empathy and makes us root for him.  The plot is full of surprises.  All the characters are freshly drawn so that no character is a stereotype of the genre.  This is a good, solid read that will keep you on your toes until the very...

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