Have you ever found your faith bruised by life’s twists and tumbles? Death of a loved one and a stalker who leaves a trail of yellow daffodils in his wake take Kaine back to her ancestral home. This is the town in which her fantastic great-grandmother Ivy lived. Or is it really a chance for Kaine to finish unraveling a mystery that Ivy began work on so many years ago? Stalker or co-incidence, or the presence of the great-grandmother she never met. This wonderful story grabs you as soon as you turn to the first page and takes you on a journey with Kaine andRead More →

Drew Farthering Gentleman Detective

Death at Thorburn Hall by Julianna Deering {a review} A perfect, cozy read for you and your teen Drew Farthering and his wife are back in this sixth wonderful mystery by Julianna Deering. As Drew begins to investigate the death of his host at Thorburn Hall in Scotland, he quickly realizes that the death is in fact a murder. Is it Nazis or just plain criminals? The mystery that Drew must untangle goes beyond a simple death. The more he investigates, the deeper the danger becomes so after stashing his intrepid wife, Madeline, in a local hotel, Drew gets down to the gentlemanly business forRead More →

True Identity

True Identity by John C. Majors {a review for Bethany House} True Identity is the kind of book you can safely give your teen. It is the kind of book that he will read and then come to you to talk about his ideas about love, marriage, and identity. Teenagers today are engulfed in a sea of messaging. They get it in school (unless you homeschool them). They get it in movies and books, the news and most especially from each other. These days I think (and hope) children and their parents are realizing that they need to find their heroes in different places. ChildrenRead More →

Where We Belong

Where We Belong by Lynn Austin { A Review } Where We Belong is a fantastic tale of two girls coming of age in and around the time of the U.S. Civil War and reconstruction. The Story Rebecca and her sister Flora, along with their widower father, take a trip to France to satisfy their love of travel and adventure. While there, they meet Mrs. Worthington who will change their lives. . . By 1890, the now young ladies finally begin their own solo adventure in Egypt as they continue their quest to discover where they belong. As always, their thirst for adventure is temperedRead More →