Born a Crime by Trevor Noah: A Book Review

This book contains affiliate links. I didn’t know much about Trevor Noah’s book, Born a Crime, when I reserved it from the library.  What I did know was that the book was extremely in demand; I had to wait two months to get it.  Currently there are 92 people on the wait list for the […]

Too Deep for Words by Andrea Boeshaar {Kregel Book Tour}

Imagine that you live in the South.  The Civil War is ravaging your land, and your mother and sister have died, leaving you alone with one other sister.  This is the premise of Andrea Boeshaar’s book, Too Deep for Words. One of the sisters, Carrie Ann, marries a Northern soldier, Peyton Collier.  Soon after they […]

Local Poet by Paul Trembling: A Book Review {Kregel Blog Tour}

I enjoy reading suspense and mystery books, but oddly I don’t read them often enough. So I was delighted when I started reading Local Poet by Paul Trembling.  This story takes place in England and tells the story of Rob Seaton, a delivery driver whose life is changed forever when, on a rainy day, Laney […]

Alabaster by Chris Aslan: A Book Review {Kregel Blog Tour}

What was like for women in the time of Jesus?  What could a woman do if her parents died?  If her husband mistreated her?  What options were available? This post contains affiliate links. Alabaster by Chris Aslan explores all of these situations.  The story centers around two sisters, Mariam and Marta, and their brother, Eleazar. […]

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman: A Book Review

One of my and my husband’s favorite movies is  About Schmidt starring Jack Nicholson.   He’s an old curmudgeon whose wife has recently passed away, and though he won’t admit it, he’s lost without her.  Throughout the movie, he’s trying to make sense of his life now that’s she’s gone. This post contains affiliate links. […]

Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus: A Book Review

Lately, I’ve had the good fortune of reading books about World War II that cover events and people that I had never heard of before.  These books, like Bessie’s Pillow, shows the experience of World War II through a different perspective. This post contains affiliate links. Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus is one […]

Finders Keepers by Stephen King: A Book Review

While recovering from foot surgery, I requested a ton of books.  The first one I delved into was Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King, the first book in a trilogy.  While I liked that one, it didn’t hook me like some Stephen King books do. This post contains affiliate links. But when I delved into the […]

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King: A Book Review

The last Stephen King book I read was 11/22/63.  I couldn’t put that book down, and I was sad when it ended.  When I planned for recovery from my foot surgery, I definitely wanted some Stephen King books in the mix. This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! One of those books was […]

The Story Travelers Bible: A Book Review

While I went to church every week growing up, and I also attended a Catholic school through 6th grade, reading the Bible was not something that was emphasized.  I want my kids to have a greater understanding of the Bible and to learn the stories in the Bible at an earlier age. One book that […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Bessie’s Pillow by Linda Bress Silbert

If you read many of the book reviews on the blog, you know that I love reading books about World War II.  When the chance came to review Bessie’s Pillow: A Young Immigrant’s Journey published by Strong Learning, Inc. I jumped at the chance. About Bessie’s Pillow Bessie’s Pillow is written by Linda Bress Silbert, […]