Author: Kayleigh Lawson

Full plate of pet-oriented fun planned at Bark in the Park event in Wichita

For those who want to enjoy a baseball game with their canine companion, Sunday will be their chance. Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS) has teamed up with Lifeline Animal Placement & Protection (LAPP), Wichita Animal Action League and K-9 Karma, as well as the Wichita Wingnuts and K9 Designs, for […]

Mixed feelings for A Second Chance, a quick read with a nice message

Alexis A. Goring’s A Second Chance was kind of a mixed bag for me. A light — it’s only 154 pages long — and mostly lighthearted Christian contemporary romance, it fails to tick several of my boxes when it comes to reading enjoyment. The novella follows Traci Hightower, a recently jilted bride […]

Secrets, misunderstandings, relationships explored in For Love & Honor

Secrets, misunderstandings and relationships are at the heart of For Love & Honor, the third novel in Jody Hedlund’s “An Uncertain Choice” series. Classified as young adult fiction, this historical novel is set in 1300s England. It centers around Lady Sabine, a noblewoman with a secret blemish that could cause her to […]

Jen Turano’s Behind the Scenes entertains with humor, wit of high society

Jen Turano’s Behind the Scenes (Bethany House, $15.99, 352 pages, ISBN 9780769217944) is a hilarious start to a new series. Set among the glitz and glamour of the Vanderbilts in 1883 New York, Behind the Scenes features Miss Permilia Griswold, a society wallflower with a secret. Permilia writes a society […]

Camden has intriguing take on difficult times with ‘To the Farthest Shores’

Fans of Elizabeth Camden won’t be disappointed with her newest release, To the Farthest Shores (Bethany House, $15.99, 336 pages, ISBN 9780764218804). Camden tackles some really difficult subjects in this novel — from trust to forgiveness, she handles each topic with aplomb. Jenny Bennett has been through a lot, but […]

Kate Ganshert’s Life After: A novel so real, it takes your breath away

Every now and then, a novel comes along that is so real, it takes your breath away. The plot is compelling, the writing magnificent and the characters so tangible it feels like you could pass them on the street. These novels often pose difficult questions, challenge us to think about […]

The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible review and Grow in the Word Giveaway

Creating habits of studying God’s Word can be challenging. Between the rat race we call work and trying to catch up on household chores, sitting down to truly study seems overwhelming. Study Bibles can enhance a Christian’s exploration of the Word greatly. Thomas Nelson’s recently released New King James Version […]

Brother’s Ruin features Victorian London filled with steampunk magic

Emma Newman’s newest release, Brother’s Ruin, is set in a Victorian London filled with magic. Charlotte “Charlie” Gunn has been keeping secrets — from her parents, from her fiancé, from her brother and, most important, from the British Crown. In Newman’s England, if one possesses magical powers, it must be […]

Recommended: Three podcasts that are ear-candy for history buffs

History has experienced something of a popular resurgence in the last couple of decades, especially World War II history. I credit HBO’s “Band of Brothers” and the 1998 should-have-been-Best-Picture “Saving Private Ryan” for helping to make that happen. One of the greatest things about the World Wide Web is the […]

Havig’s Meddlin’ Madeline returns in superb sequel, “Such a Tease”

Chautona Havig’s Meddlin’ Madeline is back in “Such a Tease.” There is very little I want to say about the plot of this novel, seeing as it is the second in the series and I don’t want to spoil anything for future readers. But the novel was such an enjoyable […]