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.
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
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).
This post is part of Hamlette's We Love Pirates Blog Week. Check out the other posts here and the giveaway here! source. Double Crossbones is one of my all-time favorite comedy movies. It tells the story of a young man named Davey (Donald O'Conner) who becomes a pirate quite unexpectedly (but with pretty good success, … Continue reading movie review: ‘double crossbones’ (1951).
For the life of me, I can't remember the book I read where the main character mentions going to see this movie. (I think it was set in the sixties and he/she went to see it in the movie theatre.) I wish I could remember, because that bit in the book made me watch the … Continue reading scattered thoughts on ‘the moon-spinners’ (1964).
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
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs…reimagined. When a wagon train of Black pioneers rescues the seven orphaned Dalton cousins from the side of the trail, it seems like an answer to their prayers. As they roll west toward Kansas, fourteen-year-old Levi Dalton is dazzled by the beautiful Mrs. Mallone. She's a healer, and her knowledge … Continue reading book review: ‘one bad apple’
Betty Sweet is still recovering from the loss of her husband when she becomes the temporary guardian of a five-year-old nephew she never knew she had. As they struggle to move forward, they build a relationship upon the foundation of storytelling and its special kind of magic. -------------------- Stories That Bind Us is a difficult … Continue reading book review: stories that bind us