Book Reviews

Why Can't You Trust God - Book Review | Coast + Anchor | Sara Hinrichs

Why Can’t We Trust God?

About the Book Book:  Why Can’t We Trust God? Author: Thomas Wise Genre:  Non-Fiction/Personal Growth Release Date: January 17, 2020 So you think God turned his back on us? Why else would this world be so miserable? While this world is spinning out of control, we are left with the tough questions: Why is this happening to me? Why Read more

The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck | Book Review by Sara Hinrichs | Celebrate Lit Blog Tour

A Socialite, Uber driver, widower and a divorced couple…

About the Book Book:  The Fifth Avenue Story Society Author: Rachel Hauck Genre:  Contemporary Romance/ Women’s Fiction Release Date: February 4, 2020 An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories. Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep Read more

Summer by the tides | Author Denise Hunter

Summer by the Tides

Books about summer, settings that include a body of water , an author you know will not disappoint – all reasons that I chose to add this to my summer reading list. Not surprised at all that it checked off each box and earned it’s spot. I enjoyed the storyline of the three sisters who Read more

On A Summer Tide | Suzanne Woods Fisher

On a Summer Tide (Three Sisters Island #1)

Suzanne Woods Fisher’s writes Amish fiction which I have reviewed here. I wasn’t sure what to expect with On A Summer Tide which is contemporary. Fisher does an amazing job with contemporary fiction and I will definitely be waiting for the next book in this series. In fact, I would like to know if I Read more

Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn

Becoming Us

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” – Quote from Becoming Us Robin Jones Gunn has been writing books that I could not put down since I was a teenager. The Christy Miller series would get me in trouble often when my parents would find me Read more

Mind Games | Author Nancy Mehl

Mind Games (Kaely Quinn Profiler, #1)

Mind Games was the first book by Nancy Mehl that I have read and it did not disappoint. With the setting being in St. Louis, which is my hometown, it made the story come to life even more. A few of the details were a bit predictable but for the most part I enjoyed the Read more

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way | Lysa TerKeurst

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

Sometimes a book finds its way to you, and when that happens its best not to be ignored. Often times we have an idea of what the topic of a book is about, and we think “that doesn’t apply to me” so I don’t need to read it. This is even more true for non-fiction. Read more

Book Review of Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green

Between Two Shores

Book Title: Between Two ShoresAuthor: Jocelyn Green The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it is easier to remain neutral in a world that is tearing itself apart. Content to trade with both the French and the British, Catherine is pulled into the fray against her wishes Read more

Find Your Next Cozy Fall Read

Book Title: Shelter of The Most High Author: Connilynn Cossette The daughter of a pagan high priest, Sofea finds solace from her troubles in the freedom of the ocean. But when marauders attack her village on the island of Sicily, she and her cousin are taken across the sea to the shores of Canaan. Eitan has Read more

5 Encouraging Books for Women

5 Encouraging Books for Women

  Book Title: Hope Your Heart Needs Author: Holley Gerth Understanding more of God’s character and how he loves us changed bestselling author Holley Gerth’s life in beautiful, powerful ways. She realized that she didn’t have to settle for “I’m fine” when there was someone whispering to her in every moment, “You’re mine.” The hope, joy, Read more

Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay

Hitting The Books by Jenn McKinlay | BOOK REVIEW |

  Book Title: Hitting The Books Author: Jenn McKinlay Paperback or e-book: 256 pages Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group Date Published: September 11, 2018 Genre: Mystery, Thriller     It’s murder by the book in the latest hit Library Lover’s mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Death in the Stacks. When a stack of library materials is found at the Read more

Property of the Rebel Librarian


  Book Title: Property of the Rebel Librarian Author: Allison Varnes Paperback or e-book: 288 pages Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Date Published: September 18, 2018 Genre: Children’s, Censorship, Social Skills Ages: Middle Grade (8-12 yrs) or Grades 3-7     Celebrate the freedom to read with this timely, empowering middle-grade debut in the spirit of The View Read more

A Secret to Die For by Lisa Harris

Book Review | A Secret To Die For by Lisa Harris

Book Title: A Secret to Die For Author: Lisa Harris Paperback or e-book: 336 pages Publisher: Revell Date Published: September 18, 2018 Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense     Psychologist Grace Callahan has no idea that she has a secret–one worth killing for. But when she finds out one of her clients has been murdered, she quickly realizes that the Read more

Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble

Book Review | Freedom’s Light by Colleen Coble

  Book Title: Freedom’s Light Author: Colleen Coble   Paperback or e-book: 320 pages Publisher: Thomas Nelson Date Published: September 11, 2018 Genre: Christian, Historical Fiction, Suspense     USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble explores the mystery and the romance of the Revolutionary War. A young lighthouse keeper must navigate the dangerous waters of revolution and one man’s obsession Read more

Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson

Book Review | Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson

Book Title: Book Girl Author: Sarah Clarkson Paperback or e-book: 288 pages Publisher: Tyndale House Publisher Date Published: September 4, 2018 Genre: Christian, Literature     When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle’s delight in the library in Beauty and Read more

Love On A Limb by Laurie Lewis

Book Review | Love on a Limb by Laurie Lewis

Book Title: Love on a Limb Author: Laurie Lewis Paperback or e-book: 342 pages Publisher: BooksGoSocial Date Published: November 26, 2017 Genre: Christian, General Fiction (adult)     Matthew Grayken is young, successful, and dying, which is why he’s about to propose to a total stranger. He isn’t interested in love. He needs a companion and nurse to ease his Read more

A Christmas By The Sea by Melody Carlson

Book Review | A Christmas By The Sea by Melody Carlson

Book Title: A Christmas By The Sea Author: Melody Carlson Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Revell Date Published: September 4, 2018 Genre: Christian Fiction ASIN: B07D6XS6HT ISBN-13: 978-0800722715 When Wendy Harper inherits her family’s beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it Read more