Laughter Lifts the Heart
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Category Archives: Reviews of exceptional books
Can fifteen-year-old movie actress Jeralyn Rose avoid the fate of so many child stars—embitterment, rehab, and the inevitable tell-all? Only if she can figure out a way to stay true to her faith while remaining a hot Hollywood property. All … Continue reading
Book Details Historical Women’s Fiction at its most compelling. Based on the true story of Emma Wagner Giesy, a Christian pilgrim from Missouri to Washington state in the 1850s, this novel illustrates the challenges a young, outspoken woman faces as … Continue reading
Smoothly written and easy to read, The Dance is a Women’s Fiction novel that every man should read. With great wisdom and Christian principles, Walsh and Smalley tackle the household problem of invisible fixtures and doormats, otherwise known as “the wife.” … Continue reading
The Heart Mender–a gripping story of a woman whose husband was killed by Nazis during WWII and the Nazi who washed up on her beach on the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama–is based on actual events. The story itself is … Continue reading
What a treasure Elisabeth Elliot was! A no-nonsense, pragmatic Christian, she unapologetically measured everything against the Word of God. Popular culture, popular beliefs, popular—you name it. If it didn’t measure up, she discarded it, but not without putting in her … Continue reading
I recently finished Kathleen Y’Barbo’s The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck. That one was just too fun—classic Y’Barbo. She can come up with the cutest plots, not to mention fun characters! Charlotte had me laughing loud enough to raise MSB’s eyebrows. … Continue reading
Jennifer Hallmark’s book, Jessie’s Hope, isn’t just her debut novel, it’s also a 2020 Selah Award finalist–which says a lot about the quality of the story and its writing. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jessie’s Hope is more than a romance. … Continue reading
Okay, so I’m late to be writing a review of a Christmas collection, but I was late reading it. In December 2019—Christmas had already passed—I found Jessica Ferguson’s book in my Kindle. Jess is a dear, personal friend of mine, … Continue reading