Southern Gentleman, Yvonne Lehman, author

  Yvonne Lehman has written a predictable pleasure read that won’t do readers a lot of damage.  With a casual Christian foundation, this easy-to-read romance includes some interesting descriptions of architecture and geographical situations. The angst is gentle and the drama low-key. Major characters are already dead when the story begins, reducing the dialog. Because of… Continue reading Southern Gentleman, Yvonne Lehman, author

The Beggar’s Miracle — Joy Ross Davis, Author

Joy Ross Davis writes inspirational, angelic stories that often take us to Ireland and historical times. But her history has been more focused on modern issues for the country that is a favorite place for her.  In this volume of Bitty Brown, we visit an intriguing time in Ireland and find some familiar characters from… Continue reading The Beggar’s Miracle — Joy Ross Davis, Author

Teardrop Sanctuary – Sisters Divided

All through this series, we’ve been wondering if Maeve would ‘straighten-up and fly right’.  Three supportive characters, sister Keeva and support team of Lillian and Martha are all out on special assignment while Colin spends some quality time with Maeve to show her the good stuff she is made of.  I won’t write a ‘spoiler’… Continue reading Teardrop Sanctuary – Sisters Divided

Let It Snow — A Speedy Love Story — B J Robinson, author.

A sweet love story — two nice faith-filled people have known one another professionally, but not moved into a relationship.  When circumstances take leadership to get them together with dignity, love flames up pretty quickly. A pleasant read for a quiet afternoon (maybe while the guys are out hunting or watching football)! Romantic, but delightfully… Continue reading Let It Snow — A Speedy Love Story — B J Robinson, author.

If I Make My Bed In Hell – A story of abuse from Ava Norwood

 This book isn’t the flinch-free, uplifting Christian review you usually see here. That is why I have it under “Alone With Judy’s Brain.”  I wasn’t going to add it and shock your sensitivities, but re-thought that decision in the view of recent news where people were abused to their great pain and even death in… Continue reading If I Make My Bed In Hell – A story of abuse from Ava Norwood

Brokenhearted Angels — Sisters Divided, Volume 7

Up until now, the angels have been kept busy with their goal. Maeve’s self-centered mischief has emphasized her rebelliousness and insincerity. Volume 7 brings out vulnerabilities in all four and extreme risk to two! Keeva experiences a new ‘gift’ of discernment which works to rescue and victory.

The Belle and the Officer — B.J. Robinson, author

A peek into the lives of people, both Confederate and Yankee, who endured the American Civil War. This story is based around family history, but is pleasant fiction. There were ‘every day’ things that went on in the lives of people who were around the battlefields. They were affected by everything that went on during the war — shortages, hostility, feuding — without having actually been in battle.

There is more than one hero in the book — both men and women. Prejudice is examined with some scary scenes reminding us of events that should not be forgotten, even though forgiven. The trauma of being a severely wounded warrior adds one of the author’s famous ‘twists’ to the story. The story takes every sad event and brings it full circle to peace for the families who live in a small Mississippi town. When there is a need for a field hospital, another need to preserve a plantation home is met as the home becomes a healing place for some of the wounded.

Through the misery of war, true love sprouts and takes root. I like the way the author doesn’t make everything come out syrupy even for all of the characters. Some die, some are not the romantic love focus, but become the focus of greater love for souls and community. Some characters are mean and nasty, others hope filled and ambitious for their future after the war.

This is not an afternoon, speed read, but not difficult to stay with either. The author has opted to write about the people and their hearts, leaving battlefield logistics and statistics to others. There is no unnecessary or unseemly violence. No graphic sexual content written to fill more pages. This author favors at least one twist in a story so that just when you think you have it all figured out, something different happens, but she does the twisting gently and doesn’t wreck the flow of the story. You can read, lay it down and come back when you get another chance to read. Excellent for digital reading.