The Oregon Trail is one of the more well-known tracks that pioneers traveled to get from the eastern United States to the west coast. Many of the travelers died from disease, hunger, accidents, or weather disasters. Those that made it across the prairie and over the mountains had to chose whether to stay the course into the fertile Oregon Valley or head south to search for gold in California.
April Book Review
Book Review | Dead CenterBooks Review, Christian Fiction, Novels, Romantic Suspense, Writing Spot
Dead Center is the fifth book in Susan Sleeman‘s Truth Seekers series. In this story, we witness the drama when Veritas Center co-workers Grady Houston, weapons expert, and Ainslie Duncan, forensic photographer, are forced to work together to clear Ainslie’s brother of a murder charge.
Book Review | Before I Called you MineBethany House, Books Review, Christian Fiction, Novels, Romance, Writing Spot
Has a book ever made you cry? It’s a rare book that touches deep enough to bring out that emotion in me, make me forget to study the writer’s technique, endear the characters so strongly. Nicole Deese does all of that in her latest release Before I Called you Mine. I’ll warn you now: it’s a phenomenal story, but be prepared to feel all the feels.
Book Review | The Traitor’s PawnBooks Review, Christian Fiction, Novels, Revell, Romantic Suspense, Writing Spot
How often can you say you’ve been to the setting of a novel? I’ve visited Corpus Christi, Texas, so it was fun to have that image in my mind’s eye while reading Lisa Harris’ latest novel The Traitor’s Pawn.
Book Review | Kings FallingBethany House, Books Review, Christian Fiction, Novels, Suspense/Thriller, Writing Spot
All I can say after finishing Kings Falling by Ronie Kendig is: Ahhhh! That ending!
Book Review | The Homestead Brides CollectionBarbour, Books Review, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, NetGalley, Novellas, Writing Spot
I love short story anthologies. Anytime I can find a collection of stories all in one book, it makes me feel like I’ve hit gold. And discovering this particular anthology definitely lived up to those expectations.
Book Review | Silent ShadowsBooks Review, Christian Fiction, Novels, Revell, Romantic Suspense, Writing Spot
One of the words that has been resonating with me during these challenging days is hope. Amazingly, that is a theme throughout Natalie Walters‘ most recent novel Silent Shadows. In the story, Pecca Gallegos and Colton Crawford are held captive by their pasts, but when Pecca’s life is threatened, breaking those chains may be the only way to keep her alive.
Book Review | Woman of SunlightBethany House, Books Review, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, NetGalley, Romance, Writing Spot
Woman of Sunlight follows the youngest Nordegren sister as she leaves her mountain home for the first time. Ilsa and her two sisters lived alone on the mountain until the Warden family invaded their refuge. Book one, Aiming for Love, of the Brides of Hope Mountain series by Mary Connealy tells that story. The danger brought by the elder Warden brother in the first book continues in Woman of Sunlight. And once again, Ilsa and Mitch are most at risk for losing their lives.
Book Review | The Brightest of DreamsBethany House, Books Review, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, NetGalley, Novels, Romance, Writing Spot
The Brightest of Dreams by Susan Anne Mason is the third book in her Canadian Crossings series. I haven’t read the first two, but the back copy of The Brightest of Dreams captured my interest, so I did something usual: I read Book Three first. I’m glad I did!