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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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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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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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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Making a Difference by R. C. Sproul

Christians want to make a difference in the world. We want to see society change for the better. We want people to know Jesus. How do we begin to do that when the world is so different? In this book, R. C. Sproul explains the word views that make up today’s culture, from secularism to […]

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Do You Pray? by J. C. Ryle

Prayer is an important part of the Christian life, but do you pray? In this short book, Ryle asks this question, and explains why it is important that the answer is “yes.” Ryle gives warning to those who do not pray, encouragement to those who don’t know where to begin, and advice to those who […]

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Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

There are some books that come to you at the exact time that you need them. This is one of those books for me. I’m someone who hates confrontation. I avoid it as much as possible. So, becoming a department manager was a challenge for me in some ways. I knew I would have to […]

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

As an admirer of C. S. Lewis, both as a writer and an apologist, I was drawn to this book when I saw it. I’d never read anything by or about Joy Davidman, so I wanted to learn more about the woman who Lewis (known to those who loved him as Jack) married. This book, […]

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Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney

Contrary to popular belief, the Christian life is not an easy life. Out of gratefulness for Christ and our love for Him, God calls us to be holy. But how do we become holy? Using both Scripture and the lives of godly believers throughout history, Donald Whitney lays out the basics for us here. His […]

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