A Sparrow in Terezin

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My Thoughts As a reader who greatly enjoyed Kristy Cambron's first book in this series, "The Butterfly and the Violin," I was delighted when I was offered the second book in the series for review.  In this novel, Sera and William return and their relationship matures with new and exciting struggles.  A new historical romance also fills the pages with the same heart pulling … [Read more...]

Halo Found Hope A Memoir

halo found hope

Raw and real, "Halo Found Hope," shares the journey of a young woman, who by God's grace and mercy defeats death, seemingly more than once.  Her trying tale of medical triumph over brain cancer, shows God's hand in the actions of her surgeon, intensive care personnel, family, and perhaps most touchingly herself.  The book is laced with scripture and reference to God's presence … [Read more...]

The American Catholic Almanac – Book Review

The good news is that I can officially add The American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson to my read shelf on Goodreads, having devoured the entire thing.  The bad news is the book is meant to last an entire year (one entry per day) and I gorged on the entire book in between naps, setting up the crock pot, and sub-par monitoring of my daughter's paint … [Read more...]

The 5 Love Languages for Men Giveaway: A Guest Post By My Husband

The following is a review of Dr. Gary Chapman's "The 5 Love Languages for Men" by my husband.  I'll give you a hint - he liked it!  Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day celebrating those they love!   When I married my wife, the pastor that performed the ceremony gave us a copy of Gary Chapman’s original book, The 5 Love Languages.  My wife and I … [Read more...]

Win Your Copy of Rasmus and the Vagabond

As a long time fan of Pippi Longstocking, I couldn’t pass up the chance to review a new book by her creator, Astrid Lindgren.  Lindgren’s newest novel, starring an orphan boy named Rasmus, is a wonderful adventure that takes me right back to my childhood nights, reading under my blanket with a flashlight.  As a grown woman with children too young for chapter books, I … [Read more...]