Gentle Fiction for Harsh Times

Fiction can take us to a place where kindness, gentleness, and a sense of community prevail. Try one of these books when you feel like escaping from the harsh realities of life. Dearest Dorothy Are We There Yet by Charlene Ann Baumbich Introduces the colorful inhabitants of Partonville, a small farming town in southern Illinois, including […]

Favorite Tales of Survival

I’m addicted to tales of survival, whether real or fiction, that show the power of the human spirit to overcome all sorts of obstacles and challenges and live to fight another day.  Here are some of my favorites: Real Life Black Wave: A Family’s Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them by John […]

One to Inspire: ECPA Book Awards Announced

The Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association recently announced the winners of their annual book awards.  These awards have been given since 1978 and honor fiction and non-fiction books published by Christian publishers.   I always make a point of adding these to my reading list and I have discovered many great reads I wouldn’t have otherwise. […]

Read the Book, See the Movie

June and July will bring a variety of movies  based on books–including new installments in the Spiderman and Batman series.  There will also be another fairy tale adaption of Snow White and a fanciful tale based on Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.  Happy reading and viewing! Opens June 1st Snow White and the Huntsmen: In a […]