Neverending Stories

12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep kicks off wonderful new series

When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet compelled to attend — for if she remains the duration of the 12-day celebration, she is promised a sum of 1,000 pounds. That’s enough money to bring her brother back from […]

Kristin Schell shows a new way to build community in The Turquoise Table

Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too. Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals […]

Vogel Sawyer’s Grace a wonderfully balanced yet complex historical novel

The Kansas community of Fairland anticipates the arrival of its new minister and in recent months, late in 1882, postmistress Grace Cristler has communicated with Reverend Dille via letters, answering his questions about the little town and developing affection for the man who pens such thoughtful missives. Theophil Garrison grew […]

Delamere blends theatrical take on Victorian London with romance, drama

Be transported to 1880s London, and meet a talented musician and singer, in the new Victorian romance novel from Jennifer Delamere, The Captain’s Daughter. When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that […]

Wade creates fun, complex cast of characters in True to You

Do opposites really attract? John and Nora might just be the perfect match. Find out in True to You, book one in Becky Wade’s new series! Genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance […]

The Illusionist’s Apprentice: Spectacular vaudeville tale from Cambron

Wren Lockhart, apprentice to master illusionist Harry Houdini, uses life on a vaudeville stage to escape the pain of her past. She continues her career of illusion after her mentor’s death, intent on burying her true identity. But when a rival performer’s act goes tragically wrong, the newly formed FBI calls […]

Coffey weaves complex tale with serious themes in Some Small Magic

All Abel wants is a little bit of magic in his life. Enough money so his mom doesn’t cry at night. Healing for his broken body. And maybe a few answers about his past. When Abel discovers letters to him from the dad he believed dead, he wonders if magic […]

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 […]