Reading Wednesday | The Bridge to Belle Island

I've heard great things about Julie Klassen's books, so when the opportunity came to read her latest release, I looked forward to giving it a try. The Bridge to Belle Island is a historical mystery set in 1819 England. It reminded me a lot of the cozy mysteries I love to read, but with a more … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Bridge to Belle Island

Reading Wednesday | Daughter of Rome

Have you heard of Priscilla and Aquila? If you've read the Book of Acts in the Bible, you'll recognize their names since they're a couple who worked with the Apostle Paul. Something notable about these two is that Priscilla is not only listed alongside her husband, but listed first, which is nearly unheard of in … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Daughter of Rome

Reading Wednesday | Forever Hidden

Forever Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is the first book in their latest series The Treasures of Nome. As the series title suggests, the story takes place in Nome, Alaska in the early 1900s, when the search for gold was strong in that area. The Powell family own the only dairy farm in the area, providing … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Forever Hidden

Reading Wednesday | On Wings of Devotion

Ever since I learned that Philip Camden would be one of the main characters in the second book of Roseanna M. White's Codebreakers series, I couldn't wait for the book to come out. Readers first met Cam in The Number of Love as a friend of Drake Elton. He also became a co-worker of Margot … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | On Wings of Devotion

Reading Wednesday | Echoes Among the Stones

I finished reading Echoes Among the Stones, Jaime Jo Wright's latest time-slip novel, last night. Putting words to a review this morning doesn't feel fair to the impact of the book. It's the type of story that leaves a reader thinking long after the final page has closed. When Aggie Dunkirk's life falls apart, she … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Echoes Among the Stones

Reading Wednesday | When Silence Sings

I'll be honest, historical novel, When Silence Sings, by Sarah Loudin Thomas, wasn't what I expected. Perhaps I should have read the back copy more clearly. However, once I was into the story, it sucked me right in. Coleman Harpe has excellent hearing. He also wants to be a preacher. The problem is, his family … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | When Silence Sings

Reading Wednesday | The Lady and the Lionheart

I won't deny that I love free books. Better than free books, however, are ones given as gifts, especially when the book is one of the gifter's favorites. That was the case with The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof. This was the first book by Joanne that I have read, though I have … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Lady and the Lionheart

Reading Wednesday | Aiming for Love

Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy is an historical romance set in the mountains of Colorado. When Josephine Nordegren's curiosity gets the better of her, she must decide whether or not to invite strangers into her family's sanctuary. Cattle owner David Warden plans to make a new life in the mountains above his childhood home. … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Aiming for Love

Reading Wednesday | Hope’s Highest Mountain

I love historical fiction and a story set in late 1800s Montana is for sure going to be among my favorites. Hope's Highest Mountain, by Misty M. Beller, follows the journey of Ingrid Chastain and Micah Bradley as they attempt to deliver vials of the smallpox vaccine to a mountain town battling the epidemic. However, injury, illness, … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Hope’s Highest Mountain

Reading Wednesday | Harvest of Rubies

This past summer, I had the privilege of attending the Northwestern Christian Writers Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While I was there, I had the opportunity to meet Tessa Afshar, author of several novels. I had read her book Thief of Corinth and told her how much I enjoyed it, especially since Biblical fiction is not … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Harvest of Rubies