Found over at Mary and the Words. source. MIDDLE EARTH: THE HOBBIT OR THE LORD OF THE RINGS? LOTR, for both book and movies. Though I do love The Hobbit (book) and enjoy several aspects of the film trilogy, LOTR was my first love. The depth of LOTR's story and the multitude of characters who … Continue reading the lord of the rings tag.
In some ways, I'm annoying myself by writing this blog post because I prefer to refer to The Lord of the Rings as one book (since it technically is). But I'm leisurely rereading LOTR right now, which means that I might forget details from FOTR and TTT by the time I finish. So you're getting … Continue reading book review: the fellowship of the ring.
source. *deep breath* *cracks knuckles* *rolls up sleeves* Let's do this. I'm here today to talk about just some the many problems in the Christian romance fiction genre. From the outset, I want to make it clear that I'm not here to bash Christian values, the evangelical community as a whole, or the (few) actually … Continue reading the problem(s) with Christian romance fiction.
Note: Look out for my follow-up post in which I rant about Christian fiction, using this book as my jumping off point. It ain't going to be pretty. 😛 The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy. That’s exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father’s obsession, even if it … Continue reading mini book review: come back to me.
source. Former CIA sniper Kadance Tolle possesses a special set of skills and a rare pedigree. She comes from a family of assassins, and by saving Lyndon Vaile's life she risks being found by them. Despite the danger, Kadance feels compelled to help Lyndon discover who is after him--and his research that seems to prove … Continue reading book review: never miss
Katja over at Little Blossoms for Jesus recently answered this tag, and now I'm 'stealing' it. I really love this type of format for tags in general! And who doesn't at least like Little Women? (All images from Goodreads.) Marmee—A Wise & Nurturing Read Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund suits both of those adjectives. … Continue reading the little women book tag.
source. Have you heard of The Witch of Blackbird Pond? Newberry Medal winner? No actual witches found within its pages? If not, then this post is allll about convincing you to read this slim, near-perfect novel. If you have read Witch and are as in love with it as I am, then you can read … Continue reading five reasons you should read ‘The Witch of Blackbird Pond’ (+ giveaway!)
source. Having recently read and loved Mesu Andrew's Miriam, I was pretty excited to dive into Jill Eileen Smith's take on this somewhat enigmatic Bible character. Smith is one of my favorite Biblical fiction authors, after all. But this book was a frustrating disappointment for several reasons, which I will list here. NOT REALLY MIRIAM'S … Continue reading book review: miriam’s song (feat. disappointment).
source. It is AD 312. Rome teeters on the brink of war. Constantine's army is on the move. On the Rhine frontier, Brandulf Rex, a pagan Germanic barbarian, joins the Roman army as a spy and special forces operative. Down in Rome, Junia Flavia, the lovely and pious daughter of a nominally Christian senator, finds … Continue reading book review: the conqueror
source. Six years ago, a shocking secret sent Agnes Pratt running in search of a new start. She found it in Penance, a rugged town of miners and lumberjacks in the Dakota Territory, where she became Miss Aggie, respected schoolteacher and confirmed old maid. But the past has a way of catching up with people. … Continue reading book review: a life once dreamed