Tag: Christian

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 […]

Christmas in the City to kick off with Merry Monday, tree lighting

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event will kick off with Merry Monday on Nov. 20 in downtown Arkansas City. Live music will begin and food vendors will open at 4 p.m. The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. Food vendors include Ark City […]

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 […]

Fellow pastors, former students remember Fry for pastoring despite dying

Laughter and tears were equally present Nov. 4 during a celebration of the life of the late Pastor Mark Fry. The standing-room-only service was attended by more than 200 people. Fry died Oct. 20 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Alan Brook, associate pastor for Calvary Chapel, was the […]

Soroptimists offer scholarship, honor Thompson, donate to United Way

The Soroptimists of Arkansas City are offering a scholarship to women who are the primary breadwinners in their homes. Through the “Live Your Dream” awards program, women in the Arkansas City area can apply for and potentially receive up to $5,000. In order to be eligible, a woman must be […]

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 […]

Mary Anderson looking forward to immersing herself in Arkalalah festivities

Mary Anderson did not grow up in Arkansas City, but that has not stopped her from sharing in the excitement of the annual fall Arkalalah celebration. She will learn all there is to know about Arkalalah after being named one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set […]

Brylee Burroughs stepping off court, onto stage as Queen Alalah candidate

After growing up around Cowley College, Brylee Burroughs will fulfill a dream when she takes the stage as one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the college’s Robert Brown Theatre. Burroughs is the daughter of Darren and Carolyn Burroughs, of […]

Karen Witemeyer returns to beloved Western setting in “Heart on the Line”

Grace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she has no choice. She can’t let the villain she believes responsible for […]

A Name Unknown is a marvelous addition to Roseanna White bibliography

Roseanna M. White’s newest novel, A Name Unknown, is a marvelous addition to the author’s bibliography. I have read several of her novels in the past and enjoyed them all greatly. However, A Name Unknown quite possibly is my favorite of all of them. The setting of Cornwall was absolutely […]