Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk, a review

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk, a review

Twelve-year-old Ellie finds her middle-class family thrust by the Great Depression into foraging for existence in the woods on Echo Mountain, far removed from their former lives in town. In this book published in 2020 and written by Lauren Wolk, Ellie finds she loves...
One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul, a review

One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul, a review

In One Realm Beyond (2014), a YA series opener from Donita K. Paul, Cantor D’Ahma has grown into a young man. He leaves his elderly mentors and sets off to learn how to become a Realm Walker, using the gifts he was born with. His mentors don’t tell him...
How I Became a Spy by Deborah Hopkinson, a review

How I Became a Spy by Deborah Hopkinson, a review

I couldn’t put this book down, and it’s been a while since that happened! How I Became a Spy by Deborah Hopkinson, published in 2019, gives us a gripping middle-grade mystery about World War II. Thirteen-year-old Bertie starts volunteering as a bicycle...

Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse, a review

Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse Published 2012 by Marcher Lord Press, 464 pages Genre: Christian fantasy/supernatural, suitable for teens and adults Rowen Mar discovers a strange white mark on her hand and loses her soldier father on the same day. Her father was...

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore, a review

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore Published 2012 by Thomas Nelson, 311 pages Genre: Young adult supernatural with romance elements, Christian Brielle is crippled by her despair as she blames herself for her best friend’s death. To learn to cope, she returns to her...

Joanie Hileman’s 32 Miracle Stories

Miracles: 32 True Stories by Joanie Hileman Self-published at Amazon Kindle, December 2011, 209 pages Genre: Inspirational nonfiction Joanie Hileman was not a writer, but the Lord kept bugging her to write this book. Finally she did it. She gathered testimonies of...

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo, a review

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo Published 2012 by Thomas Nelson, 416 pages Genre: Christian suspense Jagger Baird felt like he was losing his mind  in the aftermath of a horrific car accident that took the lives of dear friends. Now he’s taken his family to a...