Dream of Kings by Sharon Hinck

My first read from Sharon Hinck will not be my last. This fantastical reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph is storytelling at its best. Dream of Kings pulls you into a vivid world of betrayal, political intrigue, and struggles of faith with characters that spring up from the page. As the dream teller, Jolan, […]

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Heirlooms by Sandra Byrd

Sandra has done it again. I fell in love with Sandra Byrd’s gothic romance series, Daughters of Hampshire. Her newest novel, Heirlooms, is different, but just as good. Heirlooms is a contemporary, split-time novel that brings together three generations of women in two different families. The novel touches on caring for widows and foreigners, as […]

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Oathbound by Victoria McCombs

Move over Pirates of the Caribbean! I think I have a new favorite pirate tale! Victoria McCombs’s Oathbound is the first book in her new series The Royal Rose Chronicles, and it is an excellent start! I was drawn in from the very beginning by the main characters, Emme and Arn, a girl who wants nothing to […]

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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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