Picture Book Review: Almost a Minyan

ALMOST A MINYAN by LORI S. KLINE ARTWORK BY SUSAN SIMON   Genre: Picture Book / Jewish Traditions Publisher: Sociosights Press  Facebook Twitter Date of Publication: April 5, 2017 Number of Pages: 40 Scroll down for Giveaway!   Will she be the one to take Grandfather’s place? According to Jewish tradition, a quorum of ten adults is [Read On]

Book Review: The Orphan’s Tale

I’m always intrigued by fact-based historical fiction and The Orphan’s Tale was inspired by two stories from WWII: that of a German circus who hid Jews among their performers, and one of the Nazis filling rail cars with Jewish babies from their families. One tale heroic, one horrific, both inspired an amazing book. If you haven’t read Pam Jenoff [Read On]

Review: Debris & Detritus, The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok

Someone once tried to convince me that anthologies were books for people with short attention spans. I prefer to think of them as a word buffet, with a multitude of delicious varied tastes, and I appreciate them because I can also devour them in small bites (if I can show self-restraint). If you feel the [Read On]

Reviewing Foy: On the Road to Lost

FOY:ON THE ROAD TO LOST by GORDON ATKINSON   Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Material Media LLC Facebook  I  Twitter Date of Publication: March 1, 2017 Number of Pages: 194   Scroll down for Giveaway! Gordon Atkinson, of the popular blog RealLivePreacher, brings us Foy, a recently- divorced, recently-resigned pastor in the midst of redefining personal [Read On]

Two Twisty-Turny Psychological Thrillers

When the world feels upside down and my anxiety is through the roof, a fast-paced, tense roller-coaster of a psychological thriller through which I can funnel and filter that anxiety is often  just the thing I need. Forget a gentle, happy book. I need to work through my jitters and restlessness. In this case, I have just [Read On]

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale

This book…oh, this book.  Magical, rich, and lyrical, this book was just gorgeous. Who says fairy tales are for kids? I didn’t want this one to end. The Bear and the Nightingale is one of those finds that make me appreciate the diverse array of books and authors that NetGalley introduces to me, because this [Read On]

Book Review: Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

I’ve been on a YA/Middle School reading binge (and a horror/thriller binge, and…fine, I’ve spent most of the past two weeks with my nose in a book.)  This was simply a remarkable, fun, smart, painful (at times, in a good, “I feel her pain” kind of way) read. Let me introduce you to Louise Gornall’s Under [Read On]

Book Review: Life in a Fishbowl

I’ve spent most of the past week reading, and several of the best books I’ve read all year were those read over this weekend. Len Vlahos’ upcoming release Life in a Fishbowl was one such book, read in one sitting, with eye gritty at 1 a.m., but I simply had to finish it. It just bowled [Read On]

Book Review: A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

I’ve read and reviewed plenty of stories so far that were set in Christmas, but only a few that were about Christmas itself – and none for kids. That was a situation that was more than rectified by Matt Haig’s book, A Boy Called Christmas – easily my favorite of this season. This story will delight [Read On]

Book Review: For the Record by Regina Jennings

FOR THE RECORD by Regina Jennings     Genre: Historical Romance / Christian Publisher: Bethany House Date of Publication: December 6, 2015 Number of Pages: 336   Scroll down for Giveaway! Rather Than Wait for a Hero,  She Decided to Create One Betsy Huckabee has big-city dreams, but nobody outside of tiny Pine Gap, Missouri, [Read On]