Book Review: How to Write Dark & Twisty Books to Showcase the Light by Mary Gray

“Just remember to have your inherently flawed heroes grow. Show us how, by the end, they ultimately climb out of their dark and troubled circumstances to find the greater light.” Page 20 Where has this book been all my life? I’ve always been a fan of gothic literature, but I never really contemplated why, exceptContinue reading “Book Review: How to Write Dark & Twisty Books to Showcase the Light by Mary Gray”

Novella Review: Eye for An Eye by Stephanie Black

Summary Mallory’s past has caught up with her as she tries to deflect the suspicion that has fallen upon her after drugs were mysteriously found in her room. Convinced that someone from her past is trying to frame her, she tries to uncover their identity with the help of her charismatic coworker Darien. Strengths Length.Continue reading “Novella Review: Eye for An Eye by Stephanie Black”

Book Review: The Pilgrim Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard

Not too often do I find a nonfictional history account that checks almost all the boxes that I find intriguing in a history book, namely: theories, first-hand accounts, personal stories of the present along with stories of the past, and accounts that tie into Christian history (a subject I enjoy studying as well). However, thisContinue reading “Book Review: The Pilgrim Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard”

Book Review: Dearest Josephine by Caroline George

“Please do not be a ghost.” Elias letter (p. 78) A proper romance and a modern mystery told through text messages, emails, letters, a novel. I try not to do spoilers in book reviews, but for this one, I can’t seem to help it since I didn’t give the 5/5 star-rating I initially wanted toContinue reading “Book Review: Dearest Josephine by Caroline George”

Book Review: Women of the Blue and Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies by Marianne Monson

Summary This novel is a collection of accounts of the women of the American Civil War, many of whom are not well-known. We follow women of both the North and the South who made sacrifices for what they felt was for the good of their country. These are the women who enlisted themselves as disguisedContinue reading “Book Review: Women of the Blue and Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies by Marianne Monson”

10 Time-Travel Titles at Deseret Book

Time-travel is a subject I love reading about in books, so, naturally, I researched some of the books that concern fictional time-travel located at the bookstore where I work. Here are a few of the titles for those of you looking for more time-travel inspired tales. Young Adult Fiction Dearest Josephine by Caroline George WhileContinue reading “10 Time-Travel Titles at Deseret Book”

Book Review: Danger on the Loch, by Paige Edwards

It’s about time I read one of the suspense novels I keep recommending at the bookstore where I work. I picked this novel to read for three reasons: The genre: Suspense. I’ve been wanting to read more suspense novels, since suspense is a genre that I like writing as well as watching in film. TheContinue reading “Book Review: Danger on the Loch, by Paige Edwards”

April 2021 Reading Blog

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve attempted one of these, but I’ve been reading a lot of books this last month so I thought, “It’s time”. I’ve used a podcast format for the first time on my blog to discuss these books and included my personal thoughts about them thus far. I’ve listed themContinue reading “April 2021 Reading Blog”

Book Review: Maybe This Time by Kasie West

Contemporary romances are not what I am usually drawn to or even like to read for that matter, but for some reason, I’ve been in the mood to read contemporary romances that have a Hallmark-like air about them. Summary. Teenage Sophie wants nothing more than to leave her small country town and go to designContinue reading “Book Review: Maybe This Time by Kasie West”

Book Review: The King’s Witch, by Tracy Borman

Introduction. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while after listening to Tracy Borman talk about it and her other books on Tudor’s Dynasty Podcast with Rebecca Larson. I’ve read a lot about the witch trials in America as well as books about the Tudors, but nothing in between, so this was a gemContinue reading “Book Review: The King’s Witch, by Tracy Borman”