Heirs of Neverland by Kara Swanson

This is not Walt Disney’s Peter Pan. I loved Disney’s Peter Pan. Even in that version, Peter is shown as selfish and moody, but Kara Swanson’s Heirs of Neverland duology focuses on just how much damage those aspects of Peter’s personality can cause. The dangers of never growing up, not just physically, but emotionally and […]

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That Pale Host by L. G. McCary

“One need not be a chamber to be haunted…” McCary’s psychological thriller is a wonderful blend of family drama and supernatural suspense. After a difficult delivery, Charlotte and her husband bring home their new baby girl. But something is different. Charlotte’s nightmares are seeping into her waking hours as she catches images at the edges […]

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

I’ve heard many times that there is no magic formula for writing a novel. There may not be a formula, but there’s definitely a pattern that good novels follow. In Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, Jessica Brody walks us through the 15 “beats” of a well-written novel. These beats, or plot points, can be […]

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Awake & Alive to Truth by John L. Cooper

When a rock and roll front man releases a book, you don’t expect it to be on theology. Life on the road? Sure. The ups and downs of fame? Absolutely. Finding truth in a postmodern world? Not so much. But that’s what John Copper has given us, and it is awesome! The Christian world has […]

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The Weaver Trilogy by Lindsay A. Franklin

I normally review books in a series one-by-one. Even if they’re all published, that’s the norm for me. Not so with this series. Why? It’s AMAZING! I didn’t want to take the time to try to sort through what I thought about it. I just wanted to keep reading! It has been quite a while […]

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The Prince of Spies by Elizabeth Camden

The Prince of Spies, book 3 of Camden’s Hope & Glory series, is the best in the series! This novel follows Delacroix sibling Luke and his star-crossed romance with Marianne. Unlike the romances in the other two novels in the series, Luke and Marianne are more evenly matched in their personalities, but circumstances threaten to keep […]

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A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden

The second novel of Camden’s Hope and Glory series, A Gilded Lady follows Caroline, the younger sister of Gray, the male lead of The Spice King. We met Caroline in the first novel, and her characterization is well-continued here. Especially her loyalty to her brother, Luke. The new addition is Nathaniel. He’s been assigned to […]

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The Spice King by Elizabeth Camden

The cover alone on this one intrigued me. When I saw that it was a series, I knew I had to give it a shot. I was not disappointed. The male lead, Gray, is one of those characters that I just fall for. He’s serious, he’s reserved, but there’s something underneath that can be drawn […]

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Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Fantasy novels are one of my top three favorite genres. I love getting lost in a completely different world. Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris is one of the best I’ve ever read. The fact that this was a debut novel blows my mind. The story, the characters, every little detail seems to be woven in with a […]

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The Inefficiency Assassin by Helene Segura

I struggle with staying organized and staying focused. It’s a product of having too much to do and feeling like there isn’t enough time in the day. Helene Segura was a speaker at a business conference I attended several years ago. She walked through the basics of her strategies with handouts, and talked about just […]

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Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

It’s been quite a while since I’ve read through a novel in just a few days, but Edenbrooke was one I couldn’t put down. Donaldson’s writing captured me from page one, and just got better and better. As a Christian who loves a good love story, romance novels can be a tightrope walk. Some content […]

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Lady Jane Grey: Nine Day Queen of England by Faith Cook

I’d never heard of Lady Jane Grey until I found this book, but after reading the summary I knew I had to learn more. Over the past few years I’ve developed a growing interest in English history, especially the period of the English Reformation. Lady Jane, used as a pawn by those around her who […]

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