Book Review: The Legacy by Michael Phillips

The Legacy is the final book by Michael Phillips in his Secrets of the Shetlands trilogy, following The Inheritance and The Cottage. The Inheritance set the scene, of an inheritance seeking the proper heir.  In the book, we met three contenders, Loni Ford,David Tulloch and Hardy Tulloch and learned about their life and character. In The Cottage, Loni arrives in […]

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Book Review: The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans

Richard Paul Evans is well known for his Christmas books, but he is also a superb author of The Walk series.  He recently published the first book in a new series, The Broken Road. According to the Prologue and Epilogue, the series is loosely inspired by a true story. The Broken Road begins the story of Charles James.  Charles has everything […]

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Book Review: True to You

True to You by Becky Wade is a book you will not want to put down once you started. The story is about Nora Bradford, a genealogist {which is what drew me to the story} who owns a historical village in Washington State.  Nora meets former Navy SEAL, John Lawson, who is searching for his birth parents.  He needs his […]

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Book Review: Eden Hill by Bill Higgs

Eden Hill is the debut of Bill Higgs, husband of the beloved author, Liz Curtis Higgs. Virgil T. Osgood is happy with his life, that never seems to change, in Eden Hill, Kentucky. Then a new gas station opens up right across the road from his and he’s faced with obstacles at his station, in his marriage and in his […]

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Book Review: The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore

In Beth Moore’s fiction debut, The Undoing of Saint Silvanus, Jillian Slater agrees to return to New Orleans upon news of his father’s death, but even she isn’t sure why. With her expenses all paid, Jillian journeys to Saint Silvanus.  She soon discovers that nothing is as she imagine and more is at stake than she ever dreamed. She arrives […]

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Book Review: The Cottage by Michael Phillips

The Cottage {Secrets of the Shetlands} is the sequel to The Inheritance {Secrets of the Shetlands} by Michael Philips. The book picks up right where The Inheritance left off with Loni Ford arriving on the Shetland Islands and the property she has inherited. At first she is not well received by the people on the islands, and has to deal with her two […]

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Book Review: Of Moose and Men by Torry Martin

Of Moose and Men: Lost and Found in Alaska is by actor, comedienne and self proclaimed hippie, Torry Martin.  If you’ve seen The Ultimate Legacy or the Resurrection of Gavin Stone you will recognize actor Torry Martin. In his book, Torry Martin and his best friend, Rob, have moved to the Alaskan wilderness.  While there he is seeking many answers […]

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Book Review: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Once again Debbie Macomber has a hit on her hands with her Christmas book, The Twelve Days of Christmas.  Julie Padden tries to get along with everyone, but her neighbor Cain Maddox presents a particular challenge. He is rude to her at every turn and tries her patience. Julia starts a blog called The Twelve Days of Christmas and attempts […]

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Book Review: A Baxter Family Christmas

If you love Karen Kingsbury or the Baxter Family you will love A Baxter Family Christmas. Patriarch John Baxter has only one wish for this Christmas season.  For the entire family to spend Christmas Eve with Kendra Bryant, the recipient who received the heart of his daughter, Erin, who was killed with most her family in a car accident two […]

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Who Wants to Be Free? Make Sure You Do! by Amanda Hughes

This is a very timely post with Election Day quickly approaching.  We are a divided nation and many of us Americans are struggling with who to vote for and the options available.  It is my joy and pleasure to welcome my Christian Communicators sister, Amanda Hughes.  She shares why it is important we vote and how as Christian Americans we […]

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Book Review: The Inheritance

The Inheritance is the first in the Secrets of the Shetlands series by Michael Phillips. The Inheritance begins with the death of Whale’s Reef clan patriarch MacGregor Tulloch.  Everyone expects his grand-nephew, David, to inherit.  However, MacGregor left no will. David’s cousin, Hardy, submits his own claim to inheritance.  The town does not support Hardy, but the North Sea oil […]

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Book Review: It’s Good to be Queen by Liz Curtis Higgs

We know the legend of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.  However, have you ever thought of the true story? Everything we know about them comes from thirteen short verses found in 1 Kings in the Bible. In her book, It’s Good to be Queen, Liz Curtis Higgs dives into these verses, the history and culture of the times and […]

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Book Review: Mercy’s Rain

  Mercy Roller has been living a lie.  Her father, the Pastor, is abusive, cruel and evil.  Taking justice into her own hands, she is abandoned by the very church community that should have protected her. On her own, she meets a young preacher on the other side of the mountain.  Together, they set out to help a young couple […]

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Book Review: Hope for the Laid Off Devotionals

Are you dealing with a lay off or unemployment?  Do you know someone that is? Having dealt with two stints of unemployment in a three-year period, I know how frustrating and discouraging this can be on the psyche.  Wondering how to make ends meet, why you were passed over or if the position desired will ever materialize. Mary Aucoin Kaarto […]

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Book Review: A Woman’s Guide to Knowing What You Believe

Have you ever wondered what you believe?  Have you ever wondered why you believe what you believe? Is it because of family or the church, or is it because of your own research and study?  Maybe, you’re like many of us when you say it’s because of both. A Woman’s Guide to Knowing What You Believe by Patty Houser will […]

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Book Review: The First Christmas Carol

  What would happen if Ebenezer Scrooge were at the birth of Jesus?  How would Scrooge be effected by the birth of the Christ Child? That is exactly what the book The First Christmas Carol—A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle by Marianne Jordan explores. Ebenezer is concerned with nothing but his pocketbook.  He owns a local inn in Bethlehem and demands […]

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Book Review: A Marriage Carol

A Marriage Carol by Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry I thought that I’d heard, seen or read just about every adaption on Charles Dickens famous, A Christmas Carol.  However, A Marriage Carol was a refreshing take on this story.   This is not only a feel good story, but one that makes you really stop to think and analyze your marriage or […]

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Book Review: Dear Mary

Having read Sarah Jakes Colliding with Destiny I was excited to read her next book, Dear Mary. Dear Mary are letters written to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, interspersing her life with examples of current day motherhood interspersed, primarily using examples from the authors life. The book was very well written and provided a great insight into the life, heart, […]

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Book Review: Balancing It All by Candace Cameron Bure

Growing up we watched Full House on a regular basis.  Occasionally, I’ll even catch it on re-runs now. I grew up with Candace Cameron and understood the struggles she portrayed on the hit comedy. I was intrigued by what she had to say about balancing it all.  After all as a wife, mother and working actress she has a lot […]

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