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Christy stands test of time with nostalgia factor, emotive voice

Some stories are evergreen, their themes and lessons standing the test of time and connecting with readers in generation after generation. Reconnect with Catherine Marshall’s beloved Christy as it celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new edition! As 19-year-old teacher Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home of […]

Turano delivers laugh-out-loud historical romance in Out of the Ordinary

Turano delivers laugh-out-loud historical romance in Out of the Ordinary

Jen Turano delivers another charming, laugh-out-loud novel with her newest release, Out of the Ordinary. The second novel in the Apart from the Crowd series follows characters first introduced in Behind the Scene. Gertrude Cadwalader is a companion to an elderly society lady with a big problem — she’s a […]

Reading Rainbow reincarnated in form of “LeVar Burton Reads” podcast

I was a fan of Reading Rainbow from the very beginning — at least, from the time I could remember. The show actually started three years before I was born, but I remember watching Reading Rainbow at the same developmental stage at which I was watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.   […]

The Bachelor Missions by Jes Drew features espionage-fueled story line

I was initially drawn to The Bachelor Missions because of the espionage vibe of its publicity material. What I found was a thriller filled with complex characters and story lines. While the novel definitely has a retro feel, there is also some pretty advanced technology featured in this story, as […]

Dicken weaves fascinating tale in My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah

Angie Dicken weaves a fascinating tale in My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna’s Choice, the newest installment in the My Heart Belongs series from Barbour Publishing. I was unfamiliar with both this series and the author when I was contacted regarding this book. However, I was intrigued by […]

Shutterbug 2.0: Shutter speed is all about motion — or the lack thereof

In this installment of Shutterbug 2.0, let’s talk about shutter speed. When it comes right down to it, shutter speed simply is the amount of time that light is allowed in to reach a camera’s sensor. Really, you can think of it as a timer. It is, of course, more […]

Thomas Nelson’s KJV Know the Word Study Bible Kindle Fire giveaway

I love study Bibles. A well-done study Bible can do much to enhance what time you have to study God’s Word. A while back, I reviewed the New King James Version (NKJV) Know the Word Study Bible. So, when the King James Version (KJV) became available, I was very excited. […]

Chicken and rice casserole makes autumn home cooking a snap

It seems fall is upon us, whether we were prepared for it or not. This time of year always means casseroles in my family, which suits this busy period. I can assemble a casserole the night before and leave it in the fridge. Then whoever gets home first can put it […]

Dining with Diabetes: Fall classes next two months to assist with food prep

When I was pregnant with my second child, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. My doctor referred me to a dietitian who helped me to understand the importance of diet and exercise. My family was supportive and I was able to manage my blood sugar levels. Education and support were […]

Unraveling is a fun, fascinating continuation of Ella’s Unblemished saga

What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel? Unraveling, the eagerly awaited sequel to Sara Ella’s debut fantasy, Unblemished, is a fun and fascinating continuation. Ella once again plumbs the depths and complexity of human nature while highlighting the battle of light and dark. El’s continued battle with The Void […]